Category Archives: Young Adult

July TBR

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1. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

  • ARC provided by Edelweiss and I’m screaming omg I cannot WAIT to read this!!!

2. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

  • Via the library, Reese Witherspoon’s June Bookclub pick. This is a mystery/thriller and the author is also an actress, well known for her role as Mable Lane Fox (Tony Gillingham’s beau/wife) in Downton Abbey.

3. Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins with 12 stories from 12 YA authors (Cassandra Claire, Becky Albertalli, Leigh Bardugo, Stephanie Perkins, and Veronica Roth are among them).

  • Via the library and my “Summer Read” before the summer is over. I’m not a fan of summer at all, but reading about it in stories may put me in a better mood for it as the summer is coming (thankfully) to a close.

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4. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

  • This is a thriller and an ARC, provided by BookishFirst and it’s not a super long read and I’ve already read some in it when I got it, but wanted to hold off until closer to its release date (August).

5. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

  • Via personal collection. Very short read and I got this from Book Depository ages ago but wanted to read it this year. I know Sharp Objects is on my TBR for August, simply because I want to watch the HBO show, so this will hopefully get me into the mood to read it.

Do you want to read any of these? Have you read any of these? 

 

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Lies You Never Told Me – A Review

lies you never told meI was so so excited for this book as soon as I found out about it. Adult thrillers are one of my favorite genres and so are young adult contemporaries (or even thrillers/fantasy/etc). This book meshes both the thrills an adult thriller gives me with the enjoyment of what a young adult novel gives me.

All of the characters, especially Elyse and Gabe, are relatable, but they are the characters that resonated the most with me along with their parts in the story. I feel bad for Sasha, in the sense that she is loving her love, but then I don’t because she’s on the tad bit psychotic side.

The writing for this book immersed me into their world and I devoured it in one sitting and didn’t want it to end.

Release Date: May 29, 2018

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) – A Review

I loved this book and it was a great start to a 4-book series.

I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about this book (and series) for months since I learned of its existence. Maggie Stiefvater’s writing is grand and I really immersed 
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myself amongst Blue, Gansey, Adam, Ronan, and Noah throughout their adventure. I only give this a four-star rating because sometimes it would drag only slightly (now, this could be a personal problem and can be linked with my recent reading slump, of which this book pulled me out of). I started off with a bang, got a little hung up there in the middle, and then from about 60% on through to the end, I couldn’t stop reading. I love these characters, they’re so lovable and relatable, and I can picture them all sitting in front of me while reading this book. I loved every bit of this book, am so glad I found this series, and can’t wait to continue on in this search for Glendower.

 

While it may take me a few weeks or even the end of the summer before I pick up book #2, I can’t wait to continue this series. (Also, the reason for this wait is due to the library books I need to read now, soon, and library books that I’ll get soon from the holding list, of which most are extremely long and there’s several I’ve been on the waiting list for months, so that’s top priority.)

Picture Us in the Light – A Review

35960060This book was a no-brainer pick for me by its premise alone. Instead of the usual YA books from a girl’s point of view, it’s through a boy’s first off. The second reason I picked it was because it sounded like it would go along the same lines as the book Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda. And it did every bit of that. I loved the characters. They were so well thought out and developed that I felt like I was friends with them when I was in high school. I also love the deep secret his parents have kept, because there is nothing more intriguing and satisfying than finding out your parents are just as regular as you are, no matter the age gap. The writing was done wonderfully and made for a quick read and Gilbert made me fall in love with this cast of characters.

S.T.A.G.S. – A Review

9780525578468A great book with a great writer. I was pleasantly surprised. This novel was an easy quick read, for its content and its writing. This is like two of my favorite worlds meshed together – Mean Girls and Hunger Games. I went into this with high hopes and was not disappointed.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.*

Nyxia – A Review

9780399556791I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Space fantasies, especially those involving venturing to other places, intrigue me. This book did not let me down and surprised me with its ending. I can’t help but bite my nails at the coming books in hopes that they will be enjoyed just as much, if not more, than this first book in its series. Truly a joy to read and one that keeps you hooked in right from the start.

*Original review posted on December 5th, 2017*

**I received this from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.**

Otherworld – A Review

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I was so looking forward to this book because of its content and the author(s).

I was pleasantly surprised (and majorly excited) to find that Jason Segel not only writes books but writes them well! The Segel/Miller duo captures you and sucks you into a world that is close to being known already – virtual reality. This has a feel to me akin to Ready Player One and Sword Art Online, but instead of it being a game you could step away from, it’s become reality. The first in an already anticipated series leaves you wanting more and shouldn’t be missed.

*Original review posted November 16th, 2017*

**I received a free copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.**