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Title: The Kill Order by James Dashner Pages: 327 Genres: YA, Sci-fi/Dystopian, Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Action Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (August 14th, 2012) Summary The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series. Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today I want to talk about my reading goals for this summer.  I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, and I decided that since today is officially the first day of summer, it’s time for me to actually write it!  Just to be clear, I generally count my “summer reading” from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day.  So, late May through early September. 1. Read at… Read More

I’m only doing a top 5, and I may be a day late, but I’m doing it anyway!  Today is Yesterday was Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Most Anticipated Releases for the 2nd half of 2016 * Tales of the Peculiar I’m a huge fan of the Peculiar Children series, so when I found out about Tales of the Peculiar, I… Read More

Title: A Thousand Salt Kisses by Josie Demuth Pages: 443 Genres: YA, Romance, Fantasy Published by: Wise Ink (April 29th, 2016) Summary Seventeen-year-old Crystal White is the new girl on Starfish Island. Dragged to the remote community by her environmental activist father, she is eager to find fun that doesn’t involve touching fish guts or listening to local folklore. During a midnight swim with some new friends, Crystal is pulled out to sea by the waves…. Read More

Title: Within Reach by Jessica Stevens Pages: 258 Genres: YA, paranormal/supernatural, contemporary, romance Published by: Sparkpress (May 17th, 2016) Summary Dying wasn’t on seventeen-year-old Xander Hemlock’s summer to-do-list. Finding ways to spend more time with his girlfriend, Lila, was the most critical thinking he planned on doing. But that was before he found himself trapped in a realm of only darkness with thirty days to convince Lila he’s not actually dead—well, not completely, anyway. As Xan tries… Read More

Title: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Pages: 486 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction/Time Travel, Romance Published by: Disney-Hyperion Summary: Passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time. In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with… Read More

Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Books I Picked Up On A Whim   The Summer of Cotton Candy   This entire series is so fun!  There are 4 books in the series – one for each season – and it chronicles 17 year old Candace’s life, starting with the summer before her senior year of high… Read More

Title: Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black Pages: 369 Genres: YA, Fantasy/Paranormal, Mystery, Romance Published by: Bloomsbury Children’s USA Summary Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you’re close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner’s heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly – and she must be very careful who she trusts … Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school – the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature started by Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases! Today’s pick is: Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories Releasing May 17th, 2016! Synopsis: Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written… Read More

Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week’s topic is: Bookworm Delights As we all know, there are certain little things that only bookworms find joy in.  While each bookworm is different, I think we can all agree we have our own bookish delights.  Here’s mine: Deckled Edges I feel like people either love deckled edges or hate them, but I… Read More