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Title: The Program by Suzanne Young Pages: 405 Genres: YA, Science Fiction/Dystopian, Romance Published by: Simon Pulse (April 30th, 2013) Summary In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one… Read More

Hey everyone!  I wanted to let you all know that I will be participating in the #ReadThemAllThon – a read-a-thon inspired by Pokemon and Pokemon Go – hosted by Read At Midnight! The read-a-thon runs from August 14th to September 3rd.  Click here to get all of the details! 🙂 Chosen Pokemon: Read at Midnight made the most perfect trainer card, that I just had to make one for myself as well! Bulbasaur… Read More

Title: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell Pages: 62 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Short Stories, Novella Published by: Macmillans Kids UK (February 25, 2016) Summary ‘Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’ ‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’ ‘Maybe.’ If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the… Read More

I didn’t blog nearly as much as I wanted to last month, but July was my best reading month of 2016 so far, so that’s something! BOOKS READ I read eight books this month!  Seven were physical, and one was an ebook.  That is quite good for me.  I’ve been in a terrible reading slump on and off for the most of 2016, and I think it’s safe to say that my reading slump… Read More

Title: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Pages: 465 Genres: YA, Fantasy Published by: Henry Holt and Company Summary Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone… A convict with a thirst for revenge…. Read More

Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to Learn/Do After Reading Them * The Winnie the Horse Gentler series made me want to ride a horse.  I loved this series, and I actually learned a lot about horses while reading it.  This series made me wish I could own a horse and ride her… Read More

I want to apologize for the lack of posts this month!  I have been absolutely terrible keeping up with book reviews, and really, all posts in general.  Honestly, I just haven’t had a lot of time on the computer these past couple of weeks, and writing entire posts on my phone is not an enjoyable experience lol.  I will try to post more consistently again from here on out! July’s Classic  … Read More

Title: All American- Girl by Meg Cabot Pages: 398 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Chick-Lit, Humor Published by: Harper Teen (June 7th, 2002) Summary Samantha Madison is an average, cool Washington, D.C., teen: She loves Gwen Stefani (who doesn’t?), can draw like nobody’s business, and enjoys being opposite to her sister’s annoying ultra-social personality. But when she ditches art class one day, she doesn’t expect to be jumping on the back of a wannabe presidential assassin. Soon the young… Read More

Title:  Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher Pages: 159 Genres: Romance, YA, Mystery, Contemporary, NA Published by: Hoover Ink (January 7th, 2015) Summary Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning. He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget. – Goodreads What I Thought Going into this book, I didn’t know much about it.  However, it was free, and everyone on Bookstagram/the… Read More

June was a fairly quiet reading month.  I read 4 books, which isn’t terrible, and I didn’t buy any new books (which is probably for the best! lol).  Overall, it was just pretty…average! BOOKS READ Like I said, I read four books this month!  Two of them were physical, and my other two were ebooks. – A Thousand Salt Kisses by Josie Demuth \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Kill Order by James Dashner \\ ⭐️⭐️… Read More