Sep 12 2014

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

Someone Like You

Release date: This edition published on May 11, 2004, first published on May 1, 1998
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Print (from the library)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 281
Source for Synopsis: Goodreads
Challenge: (personal) 2014 Reading Challenge
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Halley has always followed in the wake of her best friend, Scarlett. But when Scarlett learns that her boyfriend has been killed in a motorcycle accident, and that she’s carrying his baby, she was devastated. For the first time ever, Scarlett really needs Halley. Their friendship may bend under the weight, but it’ll never break–because a true friendship is a promise you keep forever.


I finished reading this book on September 3, but wasn’t sure exactly what to say until now.

Gore: No
Magic: No
Romance: Yes

Pacing: 3 stars
Plot: 3 stars
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Sep 11 2014

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

I know that there are newer covers now and that not many people have seen this one, but it’s edition that I read, so I decided to post that specific cover, plus I like this cover way better than the most common one that many people have, I like the newest one as well.

Keeping the Moon

Release date: September 1, 1999
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Format: Print (from the library)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 228
Source for Synopsis: Goodreads
Challenge: (personal) 2014 Reading Challenge
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While her mother, aerobics queen Kiki Sparks, spends the summer touring Europe, fifteen-year-old Colie Sparks is stuck in sleepy Colby, North Carolina. But she’s not complaining. For one thing, her Aunt Mira is a sweet, laid-back eccentric; for another, no one knows that back home in Charlotte Colie is seen as a formerly-fat “golf-course slut,” the school scapegoat. Then, by fate or by accident, Colie lands a waitressing job, where she meets Morgan and Isabel. The two wisecracking–and wise–20something waitresses help her turn her life around, and realize the potential that has been there all along. Sarah Dessen’s newest novel is poignant, humorous, and full of characters to cherish–what readers are coming to expect from this extraordinary young talent.


I finished reading this book on September 3, but wasn’t sure exactly what to say until now.

Gore: No
Magic: No
Romance: Yes

Pacing: 4 stars
Plot: 4 stars
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Sep 10 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (85): Stray

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by: Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Stray 3D Hardcover


By Elissa Sussman
Series: Untitled (Book 1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Greenwillow
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
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Blurb/synopsis from Goodreads

“I am grateful for my father, who keeps me good and sweet. I am grateful for my mother, who keeps her own heart guarded and safe. I am grateful for my adviser, who keeps me protected. I am grateful for the Path, which keeps me pure. Ever after.”

Princess Aislynn has long dreamed about attending her Introduction Ball, about dancing with the handsome suitors her adviser has chosen for her, about meeting her true love and starting her happily ever after.

When the night of the ball finally arrives and Nerine Academy is awash with roses and royalty, Aislynn wants nothing more than to dance the night away, dutifully following the Path that has been laid out for her. She does not intend to stray.

But try as she might, Aislynn has never quite managed to control the magic that burns within her-magic brought on by wicked, terrible desires that threaten the Path she has vowed to take.

After all, it is wrong to want what you do not need. Isn’t it?

STRAY is the first in a collection of intertwined stories, all set in a world where magic is a curse that only women bear and society is dictated by a strict doctrine called The Path. A cross between The Handmaid’s Tale and Wicked, with a dash of Grimm and Disney thrown in, this original fairy tale will be released October 7th, 2014 from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins.

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Sep 09 2014

Teaser Tuesday (43): This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following:

-Grab your current read
-Open to a random page
-Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
-BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
-Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teasers:

This Lullaby

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It was loud, had a clanging bell that sounded whenever she reached the end of a line, and looked like some remnant from the days of the Pony Express. She had a brand-new top-of-the-line computer too, but she only used that to play solitaire.

-Page 14, “This Lullaby” by Sarah Dessen


Remy’s mom is hilarious and also childish.


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Sep 08 2014

Sisterhood: Book 1 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Sisterhood: Book 1 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Release date: September 11, 2001
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: Print (from the library)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 294
Source for Synopsis: Goodreads
Challenge: (personal) 2014 Reading Challenge
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Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn’t look all that great: they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they’re great. She’d love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they’re fabulous. Lena decides that they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Even Carmen (who never thinks she looks good in anything) thinks she looks good in the pants. Over a few bags of cheese puffs, they decide to form a sisterhood and take the vow of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . the next morning, they say good-bye. And then the journey of the pants — and the most memorable summer of their lives — begins.


I finished reading this book on September 1, but wasn’t sure exactly what to say until now.

Gore: No
Magic: No
Romance: Yes, a little bit

Pacing: 4 stars
Plot: 4 stars
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Sep 06 2014

Saturday on the Shelves (88): No Books This Week

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About why I started a new book haul meme explained on the first post for this here


Sorry about not posting much these past few days, I was busy, then I was in a slump and didn’t feel like reading or blogging. But now I’m back. I already posted a review two days ago.

Giveaways on the Blog

None


Reviews on the Blog

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West – 4 stars


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I decided to post every week on here, the photos I’ve uploaded to instagram. This week I uploaded so many, that I’m not going to post them on here this week. So I’m just going to leave the link here, if you want to see them. Also, you can view the six most recent photos that I’ve uploaded, on my sidebar.

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Books I Bought

-No books this week


Blog Recap for This Week

Memes

Waiting on Wednesday (84): Lailah by Nikki Kelly

Blog Tours

-None this week

Book Blitz and Blasts

-None this week

Trailer Reveal and Cover Reveals

-None this week

Books I Finished Reading

-Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
-Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen


On the Blog Next Week

Monday

-Sisterhood: Book 1 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Review

Tuesday

-Teaser Tuesdays (42): This Lullaby

Wednesday

-WOW (85): Stray

Thursday

-Keeping the Moon Review

Friday

-Someone Like You Review


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Sep 04 2014

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

The Distance Between Us

Release date: June 2, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Print (my own)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 312
Source for Synopsis: Goodreads
Challenge: (personal) 2014 Reading Challenge
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Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.


I finished reading this book 3 days ago, but wasn’t sure exactly what to say until now.

Gore: No
Magic: No
Romance: Yes

Pacing: 4 stars
Plot: 4 stars
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Sep 03 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (84): Lailah

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by: Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Lailah 3D Hardcover


By Nikki Kelly
Series: The Styclar Saga (Book 1)
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
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Blurb/synopsis from Goodreads

The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

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