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Title: Into The Wild by Erin Hunter Pages: 288 Genres: Adventure, Children’s/Middle Grade, Fiction, Animals, Fantasy Published by: HarperTrophy (January 9th, 2003) Summary For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger, and the sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying– and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of… Read More

This may be late, but I’m doing it anyway!  I had a pretty great August, bookish and non-bookish!  I cannot believe that we are already almost halfway through with September though. Where has 2016 gone?! BOOKS READ I read a total of six books in August!   – A Long Way From You by Gwendolyn Heasley \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Program by Suzanne Young \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Dance of Fire by Yelena… Read More

Title: Beastly by Alex Flinn Pages: 304 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Retellings Published by: HarperTeen (January 1, 2007) Summary I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity,… Read More

Last week was the last week of the read-a-thon, and while I wasn’t able to actually complete the entire challenge, I think I did pretty well, and I had so much fun! Badges Earned The first book I read this week was Into the Wild (Cat Warriors #1) by Erin Hunter.  My sister has been a huge fan of this series for a while now, and since we both love cats so… Read More

Title: Dance of Fire by Yelena Black Pages: 321 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 12th, 2015) Summary All dancers dream of the chance to try out for the Royal Court Ballet Company. Only two dancers from the elite New York Ballet Academy will have this honour. Vanessa is one of them. She dances with grace and elegance, and a fury that is unmatched. Justin – strong, sexy and caring – will… Read More

I was nominated by Monique from That Wild Soul for the Liebster Award!  Thank you so, so much!  I was nominated over 2 months ago, and I’m just now doing this…oops?  Despite my delay, I am super excited to be doing this!! 🙂 Check out the 2016 Official Liebster Award rules for more logos and information. The Rules: 1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award. 2. Answer the 11 questions that… Read More

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

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