Thursday, May 31, 2018

Review: Beautiful Liar by Zara Cox


Beautiful Liar


By Zara Cox

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SERIES:
Dark Desires
Book One

BOOK TYPE:
Erotica, Romance

PAGES:
400
Published April 11th 2017 by Forever

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Synopsis:


People call me many things: CEO, billionaire, bastard. Q.

I love women. I love sex. I love money. I love hot, wild nights with no promise of a future, because a future is one thing I don't have. I'm twenty-eight years old. I won't live to see thirty, and I don't care. Or I didn't, until her.

Nobody plans for a life like this. Some of us just end up here.

They call me Lucky, though luck has never been on my side. Before I met Q, my life was a big, twisted mess. Never enough money, never anyone to trust. No way out. With Q, the shame and fear disappear. Instead I feel pure pleasure, and that's something I've never had before. But if what I've just learned is true, we'd better enjoy every second together while we can...before our time runs out.

May Book Haul:


I kind of splurged this month. It was our first family vacation and we had spending money. So why not? I won like two of these books and I bought a few of them for like a dollar a piece. I'm not that upset with my spending this month!

What books did you buy this month?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: Four Letter Word by Christa Desir

I am a sucker for Christa's books. They're all so dark and gritty and so unbelievably real. I can't wait to see what this book is going to bring. I also can't wait to read it in one sitting like I have done with all her books!

But honestly? I didn't realize this book was over 400 pages and I probably won't finish this one in one sitting.


Four Letter Word


By Crhista Desir

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BOOK TYPE:
Contemporary

PAGES:
416
Published May 15th 2018 by Simon Pulse

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Synopsis:


Eight friends. One game. A dozen regrets. And a night that will ruin them all, in this high stakes gripping story of manipulation and innocence lost, from the author of Bleed Like Me.

Chloe Sanders has wasted the better part of her junior year watching her best friend Eve turn away from her for the more interesting and popular Holly Reed. Living with her grandparents because her parents are currently serving as overseas volunteers, Chloe spends her days crushing on a dark-haired guy named Mateo, being mostly ignored by Eve and Holly, and wishing the cornfields of Iowa didn’t feel so incredibly lonely.

But shortly after spring break, a new girl transfers to her high school—Chloe Donnelly. This Chloe is bold and arty and instantly placed on a pedestal by Eve and Holly. Now suddenly everyone is referring to Chloe Sanders as “Other Chloe” and her social status plummets even more.

Until Chloe Donnelly introduces all her friends to a dangerous game: a girls vs. guys challenge that only has one rule—obtain information by any means necessary. All the warning bells are going off in Other Chloe’s head about the game, but she’s not about to commit social suicide by saying no to playing.

Turns out the game is more complicated than Other Chloe thinks. Chloe Donnelly hates to lose. She's got power over everyone—secrets she’s exploiting—and she likes to yank their strings. Only soft-spoken Mateo is sick of it, and when the game turns nasty, he chooses Other Chloe to help him expose everything Chloe Donnelly has done. But neither realize just how much the truth could cost them in the end.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: Other Broken Things by C. Desir


Other Broken Things


By C. Desir

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BOOK TYPE:
Contemporary

PAGES:
256
Published January 12th 2016 by Simon Pulse

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Synopsis:


Natalie's not an alcoholic. She doesn't have a problem. Everybody parties, everybody does stupid things, like getting in their car when they can barely see. Still, with six months of court-ordered AA meetings required, her days of vodka-filled water bottles are over.

Unfortunately, her old friends want the party girl or nothing. Even her up-for-anything ex seems more interested in rehashing the past than actually helping Nat.

But then a recovering alcoholic named Joe inserts himself into Nat's life, and things start looking up. Joe is funny, he's smart, and he calls her out in a way no one ever has.

He's also older. A lot older.

Nat's connection to Joe is overwhelming, but so are her attempts to fit back into her old world, all while battling the constant urge to crack a bottle and blur that one thing she's been desperate to forget.

Now, in order to make a different kind of life, Nat must pull together her broken parts and learn to fight for herself.

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I'd Want To/Never Live In

We all know there are so many different worlds in this bookish community. It's really just a matter of which of those worlds you like enough to live in. I think this is a topic I can give a decent list for. I'm just going to list them off and leave everything for discussion in the comments.

Let me know if you have different worlds!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Review: Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas


Heir Of Fire


By Sarah J. Maas

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SERIES:
Buttons
Book Three

BOOK TYPE:
Fantasy

PAGES:
592
Published September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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Synopsis:


Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Books I'm Iffy About Picking Up:

So one of the blogs that I follow did this the other week and I've decided to do one as well. Her blog is GoingThroughBooks. Check her out for some awesome content!

There are quite a few books that I'm iffy about picking up. I don't know if it's because I'm scared that the hype is too much or not enough hype.

Maybe you guys can help me decide if I will pick these books up in the future!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Ways I Pay For Books:

As we all know, buying books can get very expensive. I don't know about you guys, but I don't always have the money to purchase books. So, I do some online stuff to make some extra spending cash.

I'm going to share with you guys what I do to earn extra cash to buy books.

1. VeryDice
VeryDice is an app I've been using for a little while now. I've redeemed three physical books off the app so far. You get free spins daily and when you spin, you get tickets. With the tickets, you can purchase so many items. This app is 100% free unless you want to buy spins. You can also do other things to get spins.

If you decide to download this app, please use my code. It'll get you 30 free spins and I will also get free spins! CODE: 417921

2. Branded Surveys
This one is pretty easy. All I do is answer the daily poll and watch videos for points. This particular website can send the money straight to PayPal. You can do many things to earn points off this site. You can do what I do. While I'm reading, I just have videos playing in the background. Think of it as getting paid while you read!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP 

3. InboxDollars
For InboxDollars, I do basically the same thing that I do with BrandedSurveys. I've been doing InboxDollars for quite some time now and have made around $240. You get gift cards through this site which is kind of meh, but it's still free books!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Books I Bought Because Of The Hype:


So as apart of the bookish community, we all know that there is a lot of hype surrounding certain books. As someone who constantly is on the look out for new books to read, I'm always scrolling through social media to find my new buy. So, naturally, there are books that I have that I probably wouldn't have bought because of the hype.

So let's jump right into the books that I purchased because of the hype.

Currently Reading: Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas


Heir Of Fire


By Sarah J. Maas

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SERIES:
Buttons
Book Three

BOOK TYPE:
Fantasy

PAGES:
592
Published September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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Synopsis:


Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

Review: Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas


Crown Of Midnight


By Sarah J. Maas

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SERIES:
Throne Of Glass
Book Two

BOOK TYPE:
Fantasy

PAGES:
418
Published September 2nd 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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Synopsis:


An assassin's loyalties are always in doubt but her heart never wavers.

Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the King's Champion. But she is far from loyal to the crown. Though she hides her secret vigilantly, her deadly charade becomes difficult when she realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. No one is above questioning her allegiance—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then, one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie ... and whom she is willing to fight for.


Review: Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. 4.5/Stars. Please don't read ahead if you haven't read this book.

I feel like as these books go on, they're going to get better and better. I feel like Crown of Midnight was a lot better than Throne of Glass. When I read ToG, I honestly couldn't tell whether or not I would enjoy this series. Reading this book, I know I'm going to love it. Just not as much as ACOTAR.

I love that magic is becoming more of a thing in this book. I can't wait to see what magic can bring to this series.

I'm also falling in love with Chaol. I though I wanted Celaena with Dorian. But I'm now thinking that Chaol is the better choice. Hopefully, she doesn't switch between the two. I can't stand the love triangle trope. I just can't. I just really like that the romance is finally blossoming in this book. I really thought these books were going to be heavy in the romance genre seeing as a lot of people listed it as romance on Goodreads.

Can we also talk about the rebellion? I love that people are plotting against the bad government. I love it when people take a stand. I just felt really bummed when Nehemia was killed. She was one of my favorite characters and I feel like she and Celaena would have been great leaders together in this rebellion movement.

I really love the fact that Celaena is going against the king in her own way. I was going to end up really disliking her if she was going to kill people for the man that killed her family. Thank you Celaena for being so bad ass.

And the ending. OMG THE ENDING. I didn't think there was actually going to be Fae in this series, just the mention of them. And the fact that Celaena is actually Aelin and the lost Queen of Terrasen. I almost had a heart attack just reading the last few paragraphs.

I am beyond excited to see where this story goes and what AELIN does in Wendyln. I'm going to have to get used to calling her Aelin now >.<

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Ten:


Book Ombre'

I'm really terrible at making any type of ombre'. Enjoy this ugly photo.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Nine:


Girl On Cover

Celaena is so badass. I had to have her for today's challenge.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Eight:

Book And Music

This book seems like a really easy read. It also seems kind of like Thirteen Reasons Why.

Monday, May 7, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Seven:


Map Monday

Children of Blood and Bone. I can't wait to dig my nose into this book. But something in me wants to wait until the next book is out...

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Currently Reading: With This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas


With This Man


By Jodi Ellen Malpas

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SERIES:
This Man
Book Four

BOOK TYPE:
Romance

PAGES:
496
Published March 20th 2018 by Forever

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Synopsis:


Life is good for Jesse "The Lord" Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he's in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He's in full control, just how he likes it.

But Jesse's perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in the hospital with a life-threatening head injury. Devastated and angry, he feels like his entire existence hangs in the balance. He cannot survive without this woman's love. So when she finally comes around, his shaking world begins to level out. But his nightmare doesn't end there. It's only just begun. Because his wife can't remember the last sixteen years of her life. That's all of him. All of their time together. He is a stranger to her.

Now Jesse must do whatever it takes to find her memories . . . and help her fall madly, passionately in love with him all over again.

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Six:


Book And Beverage

I drink Dr. Pepper all the time. So just imagine a Dr. Pepper right next to this book.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West


The Distance Between Us


By Kasie West

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BOOK TYPE:
Contemporary

PAGES:
320
Published July 2nd 2013 by HarperTeen

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Synopsis:


Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Overall Rating: 2/5 Stars

I didn't like this one as much as I liked By Your Side. I just really feel like it's for the younger young adults. I think all the characters in this book are extremely childish. And the back and forth between Caymen and Xander was extremely annoying. 

Caymen runs a doll shop with her mom, which I thought was really unique. I've never read a book with a doll shop in it. But Caymen is far from being rich. She doesn't even have a cell phone. So when she meets Xander, she just feels like he won't like her the way she likes him because of her social standing. 

She ends up really going back and forth with him. But in the end, she was kind of right about him. 

I thought this book had it's cute moments. That's why I gave it two stars instead of one. 

Plot Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

The whole "poor girl meets rich boy" is my least favorite cliche'. I just couldn't get over the fact that money was basically all Caymen cared about. She didn't want any of Xander's money, but she was constantly thinking about it. 

I wish this book had a different cliche'. That really made me dislike this book.

This book also had an abrupt ending. We don't get to see what happens after a family has been reunited. I need to know if they stay in contact. I need to know if they forgive each other! 

Character Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

I honestly thought all the characters were annoying. I really disliked Caymen and I hardly liked Xander. I really disliked her mom for automatically placing all rich people in the "bad people" category. 

Romance Rating: 1/5 Stars

I really didn't like them together. They were fine as friends going on career days. Other than that, I don't think they should have gotten together. 

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Five:


Five Books

I love this series by Nina Lane. If you haven't read it, you definitely need to!!!!

Friday, May 4, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Four:


Book and Star Wars

I honestly don't own anything Star Wars. I'm not a fan.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Three:


Trilogy

I finally got the last book to this trilogy. But lord knows when I'll ever read them!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Two:

Books & Flowers

I actually have flowers!! They're just about dead, but I still have them!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

April Book Haul:


I'm extremely proud of myself. I didn't splurge on books this month! I'm currently trying to not buy so many books and make sure that I'm actually reading them! I spend less time looking for books and with that time, I read! I'm hoping that my May haul will be even less than this! Which, it probably will because we're going on our vacation and I can't spend any extra cash!

What books did you guys get this month?

With This Man

By Jodi Ellen Malpas
Published By: Forever on March 20th
Genres: Romance, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 496
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


Life is good for Jesse "The Lord" Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he's in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He's in full control, just how he likes it.

But Jesse's perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in the hospital with a life-threatening head injury. Devastated and angry, he feels like his entire existence hangs in the balance. He cannot survive without this woman's love. So when she finally comes around, his shaking world begins to level out. But his nightmare doesn't end there. It's only just begun. Because his wife can't remember the last sixteen years of her life. That's all of him. All of their time together. He is a stranger to her.

Now Jesse must do whatever it takes to find her memories . . . and help her fall madly, passionately in love with him all over again.

The Bone Witch

By Rin Chupeco
Published By: Sourcebooks Fire on March 7th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 448
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there's anything I've learned from him in the years since, it's that the dead hide truths as well as the living.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles...and make a powerful choice.

Miss Mayhem

By Rachel Hawkins
Published By: Putnam Juvenile on April 7th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 273
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and her best friend, Bee, has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can focus on the important things in life: school, canoodling with David (her nemesis-turned-ward-slash-boyfie), and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant.

Unfortunately, supernatural chores are never done. The Ephors have decided they’d rather train David than kill him. The catch: Harper has to come along for the ride, but she can’t stay David’s Paladin unless she undergoes an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or make her more powerful than ever.

A Boy Worth Knowing

By Jennifer Cosgrove
Published By: Ninestar Press on March 14th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Romance
Pages: 172
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


Ghosts can't seem to keep their opinions to themselves. Seventeen-year-old Nate Shaw should know; he's been talking to them since he was twelve. But they aren't the only ones making his high school years a living hell. All Nate wants is to keep his secret and keep his head down until he can graduate. That is, until the new boy, James Powell, takes a seat next to him in homeroom. James not only notices him, he manages to work his way into Nate's life. But James has issues of his own. Between dead grandmothers and living aunts, Nate has to navigate the fact that he's falling in love with his only friend, all while getting advice from the most unusual places. Ghosts, bullies, first love: it's a lot to deal with when you're just trying to survive senior year.

A Matter Of Heart

By Amy Fellner Dominy
Published By: Delacorte Books for Young Readers on May 12th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 320
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition. Now Abby is forced to discover who she is without the one thing that's defined her entire life.

Twisted Fate

By Norah Olson
Published By: Katherine Tegen Books on January 20th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 272
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


When Alyson meets Graham Copeland, the new boy next door, she instantly feels like he’s a kindred spirit—shy and awkward like her, someone who has trouble making friends. It’s impossible to resist having a crush on him.

As usual, her sister, Sydney, sees things differently. In Sydney's mind, Graham's odd personality and secretive past scream psychopath, not sweetheart. Her gut is telling her to stay away from him, and to protect a love-struck Alyson from her own naïveté. But despite her instincts, Sydney is surprised to realize that a part of her is drawn to Graham, too.

And the more Sydney gets to know him, the more she realizes just how right—and wrong—she is about everything.



The Last Magician


By Lisa Maxwell

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SERIES:
The Last Magician
Book One

BOOK TYPE:
Fantasy

PAGES:
500
Published July 18th 2017 by Simon Pulse

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Synopsis:


Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future.

In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.



Blood Rose Rebellion


By Rosalyn Eves

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SERIES:
Blood Rose Rebellion
Book One

BOOK TYPE:
Fantasy

PAGES:
416
Published March 28th 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

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Synopsis:


In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.



The Names They Gave Us


By Emery Lord

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BOOK TYPE:
Young Adult, Contemporary

PAGES:
390
Published May 16th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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Synopsis:


When it all falls apart, who can you believe in?

Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church camp job.

Instead, Lucy lands at a camp for kids who have been through tough times. As a counselor, Lucy is in over her head and longs to be with her parents across the lake. But that’s before she gets to know her coworkers, who are as loving and unafraid as she so desperately wants to be.

It’s not just new friends that Lucy discovers at camp—more than one old secret is revealed along the way. In fact, maybe there’s much more to her family and her faith than Lucy ever realized.



Joyride


By Anna Banks

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BOOK TYPE:
Young Adult, Contemporary

PAGES:
276
Published June 2nd 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

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Synopsis:


A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices for midnight pranking, and are soon in over their heads—with the law and with each other—in this sparkling standalone from NYT-bestselling author Anna Banks.

It’s been years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. She lives with her brother, studies hard, and works at a convenience store to contribute to getting her parents back from Mexico.

Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He dated popular blondes and had fun with his older sister, Amber. But now Amber’s dead, and Arden blames his father, the town sheriff who wouldn’t acknowledge Amber's mental illness. Arden refuses to fulfill whatever his conservative father expects.

All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to NOT do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they’ve been living according to others. Carly and Arden’s journey toward their true hearts—and one another—is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh.



It Looks Like This


By Rafi Mittlefehldt

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BOOK TYPE:
Young Adult, Contemporary

PAGES:
336
Published April 10th 2018 by Candlewick Press (MA)

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Synopsis:


In spare, understated prose heightened by a keen lyricism, a debut author will take your breath away.

A new state, a new city, a new high school. Mike's father has already found a new evangelical church for the family to attend, even if Mike and his plainspoken little sister, Toby, don't want to go. Dad wants Mike to ditch art for sports, to toughen up, but there's something uneasy behind his demands. Then Mike meets Sean, the new kid, and "hey" becomes games of basketball, partnering on a French project, hanging out after school. A night at the beach. The fierce colors of sunrise. But Mike's father is always watching. And so is Victor from school, cell phone in hand. In guarded, Carveresque prose that propels you forward with a sense of stomach-dropping inevitability, Rafi Mittlefehldt tells a wrenching tale of first love and loss that exposes the undercurrents of a tidy suburban world. Heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming, It Looks Like This is a novel of love and family and forgiveness--not just of others, but of yourself.



The Fates Divide


By Veronica Roth

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SERIES:
Carve The Mark
Book Two

BOOK TYPE:
Fantasy

PAGES:
450
Published April 10th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

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Synopsis:


Fate brought them together. Now it will divide them.

The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable.

Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek—a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead—reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.

As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may—or may not—be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.

With the addition of two powerful new voices, Veronica Roth's sequel to Carve the Mark is a chorus of hope, humor, faith, and resilience.

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