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Well, we are one week into the read-a-thon already, and this week went okay, but I need to hustle a little bit if I want to get all my badges!   Badges Earned This week, I earned my Earth Badge with The Program by Suzanne Young.  I really enjoyed this one, and it only took me about 2 days to finish, which is really good for me.  My review for it went live yesterday,… 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

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’m only doing a top 5 again, AND I’m a day late again, but Monday was the 4th of July, so it feels like a Tuesday today, so I’m going with it…Today is Yesterday was Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Top Ten Five Books that Have Under 2000 Ratings on Goodreads * Marvelous Marvelous by Travis Thrasher is book 1 in such a… 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

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

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