March 11, 2015

Book Lovin'

I read a lot of books that I don't review. And several of those books are ones that I thoroughly enjoy and wish I could promote. So that's what this post is all about. Those books that I really enjoyed reading in 2014 but didn't review (and didn't rave about endlessly. For example, Since You've Been Gone). These are going to be short reviews (I'm going to try and limit them to 140 characters), and therefore they won't go in my review archive. But I hope y'all will find some books you haven't read yet! Additionally, as I prepared for this post, I realized I liked so many books, I was going to have to do this in two posts. So watch for Book Lovin' Part 2 in another week or so.

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Splintered by A.G. Howard
Rating: 4 stars
This isn't Disney's Alice in Wonderland...it's deliciously dark and seductive with a love triangle that's surprisingly good. Bonus: the series is now complete!

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Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen
Rating: 4.5 stars
The sequel to the genderbent retelling of Robin Hood, Scarlet. Killer of feels, strong characters, so much fun.

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Rating: 4 stars
My favorite of the Grisha trilogy, mainly because of Sturmhond. Also with a fantastic setting but I wish the Darkling would fall off a cliff.

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Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
Rating: 5 stars
Terrible book hangover, but lots of fun. Secret societies and cool technology w/a setting not too far into the future. Felt very realistic.

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Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Rating: 5 stars
Holy wow. Tears. Adorable romance. Friendships. Strong family dynamics (really unusual for YA). Matson knows how to write contemporary.

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Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
Rating: 4 stars
Fashion meets I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You and Also Known As. Definitely cute!

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My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten
Rating: 4 stars
Love triangle with a boy everyone will obviously root for. Fun look at Ren faires. Vaguely reminded me of The Art of Lainey.

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Grade: 4 stars each
Fun mythical creatures in a boarding school with mysteries thrown in. Need that third book now!

3 comments:

  1. A few of these are on my TBR list- particularly the Splintered trilogy, which looks amazing. :)

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  2. Free to Fall totally skipped right over my radar, but it sounds really good! Definitely going to have to check that out. And I just bought Splintered for my Kindle. I've heard GREAT things about that series!

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  3. Great post. I see a few I want to read, like Splintered and Free to Fall, and a couple I may have to look up.

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