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Sep 15, 2017

Some Books Ago: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas


Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!

I've been reading a lot of thrillers and mysteries this past month, and while looking for some books, I found Dangerous Girls. I've read many great things about it, so I hope I can read it soon!
Check it out! 

Dangerous Girls was published on July 16th 2013 by Simon Pulse


 


Summary:

It's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off on a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations.

As Anna sets out to find her friend's killer, she discovers hard truths about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.

As she awaits the judge's decree, it becomes clear that everyone around her thinks she is not just guilty, but dangerous. When the truth comes out, it is more shocking than one could ever imagine...
 
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Sep 14, 2017

Some Great Mysteries I've Read Lately


I've read some great thrillers and mysteries these last months! I've always been able to read any genre in the past, so I never thought I was a "mood reader" but lately I only wanted to read thrillers because they are fast-paced and I can read them in two or three days (that's super fast for me!)

These were my favorite ones, they make me want to read many more like them. So, if you haven't read them make sure to add them to your TBR. They won't disappoint you (I hope!)
*Click the covers to add them on Goodreads


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26153925-with-malice     https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32320750-little-monsters     https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30249925-this-darkness-mine

 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31706530-grit     https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22465597-vanishing-girls     https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32571395-one-of-us-is-lying   

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18009950-liars-inc    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8603765-imaginary-girls    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29479572-here-lies-daniel-tate 


Sep 13, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert



 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

 What I'm waiting for...

 


Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

 *****

Why am I waiting on this book? This book won't be out until next January, but I've read so many great things about it. It sounds really good! 


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Sep 12, 2017

What's New? Markswoman (Asiana #1) by Rati Mehrotra


 

OMG LOOK AT THIS COVER! This book was love at first sight, but then I read the synopsis and it sounds even better than it looks. I hope I get the chance to read it soon. Can't wait!

Expected publication: January 23rd 2018 by Harper Voyager

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins brings both peace and chaos to their post-apocalyptic world in this bewitching blend of science fiction and epic fantasy—the first entry in a debut duology that displays the inventiveness of the works of Sarah Beth Durst, Marie Lu, and S. J. Kincaid

Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. Guided by a strict code of conduct, Kyra and the other Orders are sworn to protect the people of Asiana. But to be a Markswoman, an acolyte must repudiate her former life completely. Kyra has pledged to do so, yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her dead family.

When Kyra’s beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. Using one of the strange Transport Hubs that are remnants of Asiana’s long-lost past, she finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan, a young, disillusioned Marksman whom she soon befriends.

Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. And if she fails to find it, fails in her quest to keep her beloved Order from following Tamsyn down a dark path, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra--and for Asiana.

But what she doesn’t realize is that the line between justice and vengeance is razor thin . . . thin as the blade of a knife.
 
 
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Sep 8, 2017

Some Books Ago: Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton


Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!

Well, hello, here's a new reminder to buy this book because this cover is stunning AF.
I've read great reviews about, but I never had the chance to read it. The good part is that it's never too late.
Add it to your TBR now!

Some Quiet Place was published on July 8th 2013 by Flux


 


Summary:

I can’t feel sadness, anger, or fear. I can’t feel anything. I've grown talented at pretending.
Elizabeth Caldwell doesn't feel emotions... she sees them in human form. Longing hovers around the shy, adoring boy at school. Courage materializes beside her dying friend. Fury and Resentment visit her abusive home. They've all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn't succumb to their touch. All, that is, except beautiful Fear, who sometimes torments her and other times plays her compassionate savior. He’s obsessed with finding the answer to one question: What happened to Elizabeth to make her this way?

They both sense that the key to Elizabeth’s condition is somehow connected to the paintings of her dreams, which show visions of death and grief that raise more questions than answers. But as a shadowy menace begins to stalk her, Elizabeth’s very survival depends on discovering the truth about herself. When it matters most, she may not be able to rely on Fear to save her.
 
 
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Sep 7, 2017

Review: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum


What to Say Next
by Julie Buxbaum
Source: ARC provided for review. Thank you!
My Rating: 4 stars
Summary:
When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?



****

What To Say Next is one of the cutest stories out there.
This is my first book by Julie Buxbaum, but I’ve heard so many great things about it that I was dying to read it.
The beginning felt a little slow and confusing for me, but suddenly it became a page turner. I don’t know how to explain it, except that this book fascinated me.
I’ve read many, many book about “issues” or mental illness because with limited education and not a lot of free time, I learn through books, and What To Say Next is not only a beautiful book with a lovely romance, but a thought provoking read, too.

The main characters, David and Kit are likable and charming. Their lives are complex and hard, but I loved how they both are… well, nice. David is such a lovely, lovely boy.
Their friends-to-romance relationship was so cute and it happened naturally, so I shipped them hard.

There are so many great things to say about this book, but you know, it’s really hard to think about them individually because I loved this book overall.
The characters were all realistic and “almost” (except Kit’s male friends) all of them were likable. My favorite one was David’s sister. I loved how supportive she was!

The writing was fast-paced and enjoyable. And the ending was really satisfying.
If you’re looking for a thought-provoking read and a cute romance between diverse characters, add this book to your TBR right now!

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Sep 6, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo


 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

 What I'm waiting for...

 


The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark.

Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. While nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more curse than gift.

As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences.

When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend.
 
 
 *****


Why am I waiting on this book? I've always wanted to read a book by Malinda Lo and I hope this will be my first one. This book sounds thrilling! I can't wait to read it! 
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