Defiance by CJ Redwine
While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.
When Rachel’s father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city’s brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector: her father’s apprentice, Logan—the boy she declared her love to and who turned her down two years before. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making
This book grabbed me from the start and kept me flipping pages. I ended up finishing it one day despite the fact I had three kids running around basically unsupervised 🙂 I found myself completely sold on the characters and the story. Great book!
5 Stars and I definitely recommend it!
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Are you kidding me! This book should come with a warning label or better yet, they should do a marketing partnership with kleenex.
What a beautiful tragedy.
I laughed and cried throughout this entire book. The voice was so real, the characters felt like they were playing out their lives right in front of me.
I absolutely adored this book.
I was afraid this book was going to be all hype. Um no. It was beautiful.
OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys
It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer.
She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny
REVIEW: What an absolutely delightful book! You immediately are drawn into Josey’s world and fall in love with her. A must read!
SHADES OF EARTH by Beth Revis
Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceshipGodspeed behind. They’re ready to start life afresh–to build a home–on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.
But this new Earth isn’t the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed‘s former passengers aren’t alone on this planet. And if they’re going to stay, they’ll have to fight.
Amy and Elder must race to discover who–or what–else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed–friends, family, life on Earth–will have been for nothing.
FUELED BY LIES.
RULED BY CHAOS.
THOUGHTS: LOVED IT! What a great way to tie up such an amazing trilogy! Yes! Read it!
Okay, I liked the first book Fallen then when I read the next one Torment (although the end started getting more interesting) I was still like in like, not love, but then when I read this one…
Here’s the thing, I FELL IN LOVE!
Not only that, but I loved it and immediately picked up the fourth and final book Rapture and I loved that one too!
So if you liked the first two, keep reading and I swear you won’t be disappointed with the crazy twists and turns of the third and fourth.
5 stars and recommend.
Luce would die for Daniel.
And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .
Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.
Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.
Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.
- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 8, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385739176