Every year my family goes to Croatia for Summer holidays. This year my sister and I went quite a bit overboard with book packing. I won’t even try to list all the books we’ve took with us because it would take at least three moderately long posts.
Instead, I decided to list the books I did manage to read, and the books my sister has read during our time off.
But before I start, let me explain how we pick which book to read next and why we don’t finish the series while on vacation and how come we pick so many different genres to read one after another.
It’s become our tradition to randomly select the book we read next. Kind of like Tributes in The Hunger Games were selected. We put down the name of every book/series we have with us and then we continue to draw. When we finish the book that was chosen, we simply draw the next one and so on. Usually, we don’t continue the series right after we finish the book, but it does happen occasionally, especially if the book ended with an unbearable cliffhanger.
I managed to read 7 books, which I would count as quite an accomplishment. Especially, with the hyperactive company of people I was hanging out there.
In short, TSC is basically a study book about Shadowhunter’s world.
A must read for real Shadowhunters!
It was quite educational and made me think at length about TMI and TID. Will definitely have to re-read the rest of the books sometime soon!
Much more interesting than for example Fantastic Beasts novella.
…and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand.
After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things–including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden’s adopted father, a man she’s sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister’s hand again. And hell, she’d also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn’t?
But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not’ve been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life.
For real this time.
When it comes to JLA you really can’t trust us because we are both die hard fans of hers and she is our BUY WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT/NO NEED TO KNOW THE SYNOPSIS kind of author. So it’s no real surprise that the review is even more subjective than usual.
This book was really awesome. It reminded me once again why JLA is by far one of my favorite authors. It’s an in-one-sitting kind of read. Go check it out!
In a village without sound…
For as long as Fei can remember, no one in her village has been able to hear. Rocky terrain and frequent avalanches make it impossible to leave the village, so Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.
When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink. Many go hungry. Fei and all the people she loves are plunged into crisis, with nothing to look forward to but darkness and starvation.
One girl hears a call to action…
Until one night, Fei is awoken by a searing noise. Sound becomes her weapon.
She sets out to uncover what’s happened to her and to fight the dangers threatening her village. A handsome miner with a revolutionary spirit accompanies Fei on her quest, bringing with him new risks and the possibility of romance. They embark on a majestic journey from the peak of their jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth will change their lives forever…
And unlocks a power that will save her people.
Since Vampire Academy and Bloodlines I’ve been a huge fan of Mead’s. I had high expectations for this book, but since it was a standalone and a short one at that, I should have known better. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t my favorite but it was an easy and quite enjoyable read. Also, it was a bit different from what I’m used to, which is also a plus.
Can you fall in ♥ with someone you’ve never met?Summer is nearly over and Keeley is about to start her senior year when disaster strikes: she picks up the wrong cell phone by mistake. 😞 Just her luck that it belongs to Talon, a totally arrogant jock 🏈 who’s just left for football camp—with herphone. Keeley doesn’t know him, but they’ll need to rely on each other to forward their messages for an entire week.
Talon is so full of himself, but Keeley quickly discovers he’s funny, too—at least his texts are. 😅 And he listens to Keeley—which is more than anyone else does. Texting Talon, she can be more than just the quiet twin sister of a popular boy. Texting Talon, she can be the outgoing person she’s always wanted to be. Soon the two are falling for each other, hard.
But when true identities are revealed and secrets are exposed, will Keeley’s feelings stay the same?
If you follow our blog or you’ve heard of us before, then you also know that we are a huge Wattpad fans and supporters in general. That is why it should come as no surprise for us to own and/or read this book. For everyone else who are in a dark right now, Lindsey Summers made her big debut on Wattpad under the username DoNotMicrowave.
The book was cute although highly predictable. But all that predictability turned it into an easy summer read, because it’s quick, funny and very enjoyable.
I would also put it under the list of books that can help you get out of a book slump quick.
Side note: I met Lindsey last week at #WattCon2107 and she is super nice. I urge you all to check out her book!
THIS SHATTERED WORLD by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Starbound, #2)
The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war.Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.
Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.
Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.
Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.
I’ve been a huge fan of These Broken Stars and all it’s complex storyline. This series could easily be one of my all time favorites. I love how everything connects sooner or later. I like the characters. Even though Lilac is not the main character in this book, she still has a special place in my heart.
ALIENATED by Melissa Landers (Alienated, #1)
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.
But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.
Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
I loved this book. It had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I would also put it on the list of books to get you out of a book slump. I couldn’t help but compare it to a TV show Star-Crossed, which made me see Aelyx as Matt Lanter *swoon*.
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
JLA DID IT AGAIN! Are you even surprised? I know I’m not. This has to be one of my favorite standalone books by her. It reminded me a bit of a TV show The Fosters although it was completely different. It was a very intense read!
Desirae, on the other hand, has been battling with quite a book slump. But despite that, she managed to read 5 books.
- TALON by Julie Kagawa
- THE SON OF NEPTUNE by Rick Riordan
- DESTINED FOR DOON by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
- OBLIVION by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon
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