I swear I read!

I am so behind in my book recommendations! Like I just saw that I haven’t posted a recommendation since October.

Oops! 🙂

I did move across the ocean so I guess I have an excuse, but still… bad me.

I started to catch up… but then I was like, nope. Not gonna happen. I’m writing a new book and don’t have the time!

SO I’m not going to cloud this feed with a a dozen or so posts and instead will just post my recent favorites. I’ve obviously read far more than this in the last seven months, but these are the standouts.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I’m not going to lie, I was devastated by the ending, but I just LOVED this series so much!

All our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrell

I loved this book so much! It was extremely fast-paced and kept me spinning the entire time. It was really fresh and awesome. Totally recommend!

Champion by Marie Lu

What a fantastic ending to this trilogy. I couldn’t have wished for a better ending. Seriously YES! Read this trilogy!

Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi

I really enjoyed this series so much! You’ll find yourself so wrapped up in the characters and the story that you’ll zip through this series incredibly quick!

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy

I thought this was a pretty great take on what can be considered a hard to re-invent the wheel genre. Loved it and totally recommend!

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

This was a really great book that I am totally pumped for the series! I thought Pierce Brown did such a great job of building this in-depth, detailed world and how he crafted his main character. Loved!

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Kate is an incredible story teller and this story was true to form. A great and haunting book with an ending that totally caught me by surprise!

Reboot by Amy Tintera

This was a really great and fun book that had me hooked pretty quick into it. I like Amy’s writing style as it sets the pace at a fast speed and doesn’t let up. I’ll definitely be reading the next book!

We were Liars by E. Lockhart

What a beautiful haunting book. It was definitely one of those books that draws you in and makes you sink so far inside that you don’t look up until you turn the last page. I read it in one sitting and loved it (though I totally guessed the ending) 🙂

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Recommend: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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ebook, 320 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin (first published April 12th 2012)
ISBN
1250031214 (ISBN13: 9781250031211)

Summary:

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

My thoughts:

Man this book reminded me of high school even though my high school was nothing like this. Rainbow Rowell just captures what it’s like to be an angst filled teen so well! I loved this book! Like LOVED!!!!

Recommend: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

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Hardcover, 374 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Disney Hyperion (first published November 20th 2013)
original title
These Broken Stars
ISBN
1423171020 (ISBN13: 9781423171027)

Summary:

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

My Thoughts:

I haven’t liked a YA scifi this much since Beth Revis’ Across the Universe series. I really enjoyed this series and I can’t wait for the next one!

DEFINITELY recommend!

Book Review of Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks

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Summary:

Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers for more than three decades.

My Thoughts:

I waited for almost two years to read this series because I love reading Terry Brooks’ series in its entirety and it was worth the wait. I will always give Terry 5 stars because I just love his stories and I become immersed in his world. He made me love reading again about 8 years ago when I was in a big reading slump. I can’t wait for the next part of this series to come out! Obviously, you’re going to need to start about twenty books back with Sword of Shannara if you want to read this series!

Five stars and recommend!

Book Review of The Game by Barry Lyga

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Audio, 517 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Little, Brown Young Readers
Summary:

I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jasper (Jazz) Dent, the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer.When a desperate New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz’s door asking for help with a new case, Jazz can’t say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple–and its police force running scared with no leads. So Jazz and his girlfriend Connie hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer’s murderous game.

Meanwhile, Jazz’s dad Billy is watching…and waiting

My Thoughts:
Loved loved loved this latest installment of the I Hunt Killers series! Gritty, creepy, gorey and disturbing… It rocked!!! Can’t wait for book 3!
Five Stars and TOTALLY recommend!