It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 12/9/19

This week I’m going to be reading some arcs that I’ve received in the mail and a book for the library book club.

What are you reading?

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Echoes Between Us- Katie McGarry

46361458. sy475 Echoes Between Us is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her.

Veronica sees ghosts. More specifically, her mother’s ghost. The afterimages of blinding migraines caused by the brain tumor that keeps her on the fringes and consumes her whole life haunt her, even as she wonders if it’s something more…

Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but his adrenaline addiction draws him to Veronica.

A girl with nothing to live for and a boy with everything to lose–can they conquer their demons together?


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Infinity Son- Adam Silvera

34510711. sy475 Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.

Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.

Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.

Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.

Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.


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All the Bright Places- Jennifer Niven

18460392The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.




*Arc Review* Damsel- Elana K. Arnold

“Otherwise you risk his wrath. And a mans wrath can be mightier by far than his yard.”

This book was all sorts of messed up but I really enjoyed it. The cover is so breathtakingly beautiful but beware of what’s inside.

We all know the story of a Prince slaying a dragon to save the Damsel. The Damsel being so overjoyed that she lives happily ever after with her King. But this is a horrifying twist on a beloved fairy tale.

From the beginning, you know that this is going to be different and have a lot of people talking. The theme that unfolds is definitely not for the faint of heart. Elena paints quite the heart-stopping beautiful story and I wish it never ended.

And how it ended will forever change the way you look at fairy tales and damsels in distress. I had to reread the last few pages because it was that damn good. Was not expecting any of that to happen.

I really wish people would read this before judging it. Some horrible things happen but we all must see the light at the end of the tunnel.


^^^ How this book really made me feel…..^^^

Pushing Perfect- Michelle Falkoff

Received an arc copy from my blogging partner JT. He received it at ALA Orlando 2016. Thanks.

I know, shocking. No favorite quote this time. There wasn’t a single line from this book that actually sank into me. 

This contained a lot of my favorite book scenarios. Blackmail, forbidden romance, intrigue and drugs, but this fell faster than a whore getting paid. 

Kara is the perfect little angel, gets what she wants, has amazing supportive friends and her grades are outstanding. The only thing standing in her way of getting into a great college is panic attacks. When life gets the better of her, her panic starts to rise. She lies to her friends, hides her real self and does some very questionable things. And before it’s too late, she loses the only friends she has ever had and starts sitting with the nerds. 

Alex, a girl that grew up with Kara invites her to hang out and new friends are formed. They start hanging out more and partying. Kara fills Alex in on her panic attacks and the looming SAT that keeps eating away at her soul. Alex introduces her to the world of prescription drugs. Oooh Goody gumdrops! Novalert will help her focus and get her mind in a most serene place. This makes adderall and xanax look like childs play. 

After taking her first taste, they arrive at a party and she lays eyes on the most breathtaking male. Raj is not only easy on the eyes, hes got an accent to boost. 

Kara needs a few more pills to take her life altering test and Raj is just the man to see.

Karas life slowly spins out of control and blackmail is keeping her down. What she doesn’t realize is how many other people are affected by this as well. And the worst is yet to come and haunt her. 

Will little miss perfect be able to keep her little miss innocent reputation?

I really should have known better than to read this book. What clued me off was it being compared to We Were Liars and boy! Oh! boy! what a pile of dreadfulness that was. 

This book really could have ended fifty pages before it actually did. And that ending was not even remotely believable. If they want us to believe that then I guess I’m having lunch with Big Foot and Tinkerbell tomorrow. Come on!! 

What started off so promising, ended up being a million miles away. You should have stuck with addiction. 

Xanny bars anyone?


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