Monthly Archives: August 2016

Book Title:
Alight
Book Author:
Scott Aigler
Book Series:
Generations Trilogy, #2
Publishing Date:
April 5th, 2016
Publisher:
Del Ray
Date Read:
March 9th, 2016
Source:
eARC from publisher via NetGalley

Synopsis

In Alive, Scott Sigler introduced readers to an unforgettable young heroine and a mysterious new world reminiscent of those of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising. Now he expands his singular vision in the next thrilling novel of this powerful sci-fi adventure series.

“If it’s war they want, they messed with the wrong girl.”

M. Savage—or Em, as she is called—has made a bewildering and ominous discovery. She and the other young people she was chosen to lead awoke in strange coffins with no memory of their names or their pasts. They faced an empty, unknown place of twisting tunnels and human bones. With only one another to depend on, they searched for answers and found the truth about their terrifying fate. Confronted by a monstrous enemy, they vowed never to surrender—and, by any means, to survive.

The planet Omeyocan may be the sanctuary Em and her comrades seek. But the planet for which they were created turns out not to be a pristine, virgin world. Vestiges of a lost civilization testify to a horrifying past that may yet repeat itself. And when a new enemy creeps from the jungle shadows, Em and her young refugees learn there’s nowhere left to run. They face a simple choice: fight or die.

In the midst of this desperate struggle, their unity is compromised from within—and a dangerous zealot devoted to a bloodthirsty god moves to usurp Em’s command, threatening to lead them all down a path to violent doom.

My Review

This book, like the first book in the series, is really difficult for me to review.  I guess that it doesn’t help that I read it months ago, and then kind of got distracted by tons of other things (like … Continue reading

3.5 stars
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Book Title:
Change Places with Me
Book Author:
Lois Metzger
Publishing Date:
June 14th, 2016
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Date Read:
June 16th, 2016
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher

Synopsis

Rose has changed. She still lives in the same neighborhood and goes to the same high school with the same group of kids, but when she woke up today, something was a little different. Her clothes and hair don’t suit her anymore. The dogs who live upstairs are no longer a terror. She wants to throw a party—this from a girl who hardly ever spoke to her classmates before. There’s no more sadness in her life; she’s bursting with happiness.

But something still feels wrong to Rose. Because until very recently, she was an entirely different person—a person who’s still there inside her, just beneath the thinnest layer of skin.

My Review

“‘It’s as if you’re not here.’ Rose felt her throat tighten.  ‘So where am I?’ ‘Somewhere else.’ Rose couldn’t believe it.  What was she talking about?” I feel like that quote right there could probably sum up this entire book.  … Continue reading

4 stars
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Book Title:
Losing Gabriel: A Love Story
Book Author:
Lurlene McDaniel
Publishing Date:
June 14th, 2016
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Date Read:
June 24th, 2016
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher

Synopsis

This emotionally-charged novel about three high school seniors who in the midst of planning their futures after high school are instead faced with present circumstances that force them to grasp what it means to make choices, take responsibility, and truly become an adult.

Lani Kennedy has dreamed of becoming a nurse since her cousin Arie died of leukemia. Nothing will stop her from getting into the local nursing program.

Dawson Burke hasn’t dealt with his mom’s death, and he’s angry at his dad for moving them to Windemere right before senior year. He grudgingly accepts that he must wait till graduation before he leaves.

Sloan Quentin can belt out a song and knows that her band is her ticket to fame and fortune. When she discovers that her boyfriend—the band’s lead guitarist—is cheating on her, she finds comfort—and revenge—in someone else’s arms.

When the lives of Lani, Dawson, and Sloan become entangled in unexpected ways, reality hits harder than anyone could have imagined.

My Review

I have spent a really long time trying to figure out what to say about this book.  Well, to be completely fair, I kind of went into a  reading and blogging slump shortly after reading this, and I think for … Continue reading

1.5 stars
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Book Tour

The Bad Decisions Playlist Author: Michael Rubens Pub. Date: August 2, 2016 Publisher: Clarion Books Pages: 304 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads Synopsis: Austin, 16, a self-described screwup, finds out that his father isn’t dead. He’s alive, and moreover he’s Shane Tyler, a … Continue reading

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Wax Author: Gina Damico Pub. Date: August 2, 2016 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pages: 368 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads Synopsis: Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bursting with … Continue reading

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