Recommended: Frost by E. Latimer

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Published by Patchwork Press on August 25, 2015

Summary:

Megan Walker’s touch has turned to ice. She can’t stop the frost, and the consequences of her first kiss are horrifying.
When her new powers attract attention, Megan finds herself caught up in an ancient war between Norse giants. One side fuelled by a mad queen’s obsession and an ancient prophecy about Ragnarök, the other by an age-old grudge. Both sides believe Megan to be something she’s not. Both sides will stop at nothing to have her.
Fire or frost. It’s an impossible decision, but she’ll have to act soon, because the storm is coming.

My Thoughts: Oh I’m so excited for you all to read this book! It’s by one of my fabulous #PitchWars friends and this book will hook you immediately… and I mean, that cover? That cover is ridiculously awesome!

Get this book STAT!

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Recommendation: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Hardcover, 374 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Random House NY
Summary: 
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
My thoughts:
Man this was a fun book! I will admit, it took a little bit to get emerged in the story because there was a LOT of world-building, but once it picked up… I was in. I loved all the vague 80’s references that I’m a little young for, but still really enjoyed. Overall, the book was a lot of fun and I’m so glad I picked it up (thanks to a friend’s recommendation).

Favorite YA Reads of 2014

The year of 2014 brought a lot of change in my life and so I didn’t read as much as I normally do (don’t worry, I plan on making up for this in 2015). But I still read at least a book a week, so out of those, here are the top two out of several categories!

Sci-fi books:

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These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Fantasy books:

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Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

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Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian

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This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

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In the After by Demitria Lunetta

Thrillers:

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All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrell

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Jasper Dent series by Barry Lyga

Contemporary:

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (oh and Fangirl! Okay basically all Rainbow Rowell)

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Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Not really sure how to categorize: 

I also read Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky trilogy this year and loved it! It’s sort of sci-fi/dystopian/thriller

If you Find Me by Emily Murdoch – It’s hard to consider this contemporary because it’s so dark, but it’s so good!

 

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) 🙂

Review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
418 Pages

Summary:

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

My Thoughts:

Although this book was off the bat beautifully written and had an intriguing story, it did take me a bit to get into the story. But once I did, I LOVED it!

I would definitely recommend.