Top Ten of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we reminisce about all the great books we’ve read along the way. We are going to give you a look at our top reads of the year.

What are your favorites of 2018?

Stacy’s Top 10(ish)

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These are in no order but these are my top ten of the year!

Books that almost made the list:

Noir- Christopher Moore

The Wicker King- K. Ancrum

Bring Me Their Hearts- Sara Wolf

Ace of Shades- Amanda Foody

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik- David Arnold

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*Arc Review* Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)- L.C. Rosen

  35442720   My first time getting it in the butt was kind of weird. I think it’s going to be weird for everyone’s first time, though.

Meet Jack Rothman. He’s seventeen and loves partying, makeup and boys – sometimes all at the same time. His sex life makes him the hot topic for the high school gossip machine. But who cares? Like Jack always says, ‘it could be worse’.

He doesn’t actually expect that to come true.

But after Jack starts writing an online sex advice column, the mysterious love letters he’s been getting take a turn for the creepy. Jack’s secret admirer knows everything: where he’s hanging out, who he’s sleeping with, who his mum is dating. They claim they love Jack, but not his unashamedly queer lifestyle. They need him to curb his sexuality, or they’ll force him.

As the pressure mounts, Jack must unmask his stalker before their obsession becomes genuinely dangerous…

My Review:

“So, sure, call me “Queeny” if you’re feeling nasty. I won’t hold it against you, as long as it’s said with love.”

Jack of Hearts follows the life of Jack who is sexually out to the world and very proud of it. He has two very best friends who have each other’s backs no matter what.

Jenna (bff) invites Jack to write a sex-help column on her blog and he accepts the offer. After the first one is posted, things start to get weird and he finds himself the target of a crazed secret admirer. As this admirer’s demands become more dangerous and creepy, Jack and his friends band together to stop this sicko once and for all.

I really enjoyed this book. When I read the synopsis, I knew that I had to have this book in my life. This was so much more than a YA story. It was raw, and openly honest about the lives of the millennial world. It sheds a lot of light on what happens to people on a daily basis.

The author holds nothing back and follows things through with a lot of heart. Jacks character is one of my favorites and his sassy attitude brought myself into a better mood.

I will warn you. Some situations in this book were very detailed and graphic. If sex of any kind makes you uncomfortable then this isn’t for you. But I will say that you should go into this with an open mind. The story isn’t all about sex, there’s also a mystery, being comfortable in your own skin, and loving support from family and friends.

This was truly a great read and I wish people will give it a chance. Who doesn’t like a little sass with a great big mystery!?

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Sawkill Girls- Claire Legrand

38139409    Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.

He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.

Who are the Sawkill Girls?

Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.

Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.

Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.

Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.

Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.

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Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)- L.C. Rosen

jack  My first time getting it in the butt was kind of weird. I think it’s going to be weird for everyone’s first time, though.

Meet Jack Rothman. He’s seventeen and loves partying, makeup and boys – sometimes all at the same time. His sex life makes him the hot topic for the high school gossip machine. But who cares? Like Jack always says, ‘it could be worse’.

He doesn’t actually expect that to come true.

But after Jack starts writing an online sex advice column, the mysterious love letters he’s been getting take a turn for the creepy. Jack’s secret admirer knows everything: where he’s hanging out, who he’s sleeping with, who his mum is dating. They claim they love Jack, but not his unashamedly queer lifestyle. They need him to curb his sexuality, or they’ll force him.

As the pressure mounts, Jack must unmask his stalker before their obsession becomes genuinely dangerous…

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Only a Breathe Apart- Katie McGarry

39863269     Are our destinies written in stone? Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophesies of other people’s opinions? Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be? 

Jesse Jameson is in line to inherit the land that’s been in his family for generations–there’s just one catch: to prove his maturity, he has to win the approval of his former best friend, Scarlett Copeland, and her father. But when Jesse finds out that Scarlett’s father is abusing her, he must decide what truly matters most: his family’s land or helping the girl he’s fallen in love with.

 

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What are you reading this week?

First Line Friday

Happy Friday!

Today’s book is something that is blowing my mind right now.

Since the first sentence of this book needs a little more oomph, I’ll also be adding the second sentence.

Happy Reading!

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“SerinaTessaro stood on thesteps of the fountain in Lano’s central piazza flanked by nine other girls her age, all in their finest gowns. Her brillant smile never dimmed, even as the thick, coal-hazed twilight tried to choke her.”

 

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WWW Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading:

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What did I recently finishing reading:

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What do I think that I’ll read next:

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday!

Today I’m going to be sharing what I’m reading and what I plan on reading for the rest of the week.

What are you planning on reading this week?

Also, who would be interested in doing a group blog read!? Let us know!

What I’m currently reading:

Nightingale- Amy Lukavics

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What I plan on Reading this week:

City of Ghosts- Victoria Schwab

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Grace and Fury- Tracy Banghart

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Your Own Worst Enemy- Gordon Jack

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