Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

            Where should I begin??

            This book is kind of crazy. Nick and Dara are sisters. BUT then Dara and Parker, Nick's best friend, kiss and Parker and Nick are no longer friends. Parker and Dara break up, then get back together multiple times. Next, Dara and Nick aren't talking. They get in a car crash. Then, Madeline Snow goes missing. If that's not strange enough for their little town, it get's stranger when Dara goes missing. Of course Nick is going to try to find her when she realized that this is not a joke. Dara really went missing and Nick needed to find her.

            Dara and Nick have a relationship that can be quite surprising. They used to do everything together and they knew their boundaries when it came to each other's friends. But when they stopped talking they were resentful like any normal sisters would be. I will give props though to Nick for trying to help her sister out. Well it's more like not rat her out... Personally I believe that the relationships that present themselves in this book are complex and although I can't relate to most o them, I know in this modern world, there are a lot of people who would be able to relate both to the relationships and to the characters. I can feel myself relate most with Nick. She's the "good" daughter. She tries to not do anything to crazy and to live up to other's expectations. On the other hand, Dara doesn't care what anyone thinks about her. She is the wild child. She will try everything. It doesn't matter what it is.

\            RATE: 4/5

            I almost gave this book a 5/5, but when I think about the unnecessary cussing, and I feel that some topics were more adult than that which should be included in YA, I felt that giving it a 5/5 didn't feel right. The twist at the end was probably one of the best twists I have ever read. This book is seriously so AMAZING.

            Age Appropriate for: 14+

            You can get this book on Amazon, book depository (you can find a link for the book depository on the right side of my page), the book outlet, half price books, or wherever else you like to by your books from. Please check it out and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday!

            For those who don't know what the selection is, it is... Well... Here is the synopsis of the first book:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

            If you refer back to my first post, then you will be able to see my love for not only this book, but for the series as a whole. I will admit that at times it is trying, but the end of each book is AMAZING and worth it every time I read the series. 
            About a year and a half ago, after Kiera Cass had come to the conclusion of the third and final book, Kiera announced that she was going to continue this series. It is no longer part of a trilogy. The Selection will be a five book series. (What do you call a five book series? A Pentology maybe?) 
             The next two books in the Selection series follows Eadlyn as she begins the next Selection. This time it is a reverse selection. Instead of a prince chooses his princess, a princess gets to choose her prince. We get an all new perspective with all new characters just as interesting as the last!
             The fourth book came out in May, so I'm dedicating my Waiting on Wednesday book to... The next, and the final, book in the Selection series!! Sadly, it is unnamed currently, but I cannot wait for it to come out. We have roughly nine months until the next one! If you want to check out Kiera's website and see waht she is up to click here

Friday, August 21, 2015

How We Fall by Kate Brauning

Rate: 2/5 Stars

This book is about a girl whose friend has gone missing. This girl was so caught up in the "relationship" she had with her cousin to keep in contact with her friend. Her relationship with her cousin, who is as close to her as her brother, is basically just them hooking up with each other. 
I honestly don't know if I am going to finish this book. The idea of her hooking up with her cousin absolutely disgusts me for some reason and makes me highly uncomfortable. I wouldn't suggest this book. This is the worst book I have read all year. The mystery part is very small and the book focuses more on the relationship the cousins have. Rather than actually care about her friend, she decides to put more into a relationship that shouldn't exist as more than cousins. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Free Friday!!!

             I know everyone loves FREE books!! Of course you want them in the genre you read, age appropriate, etc. So I would like to share with you a website that I have used and know that they will help you find those books! 
              All of the books that they tell you about are ebooks. It can be for kindle, nook or whatever device you have that you would like to use. When you sign up, which is free, you get to put in your preferences. There are your book preferences as well as device preferences.
This website is... Book Bub

            Now that you know what this website can do for you, you should check it out!! Just click on the website name above and it will take you to the website...

Let me know if you have any questions or would just like to share any websites you use to get your books. Wether free or not I would love to know!

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Synopsis:

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

My rate: 5/5!!!


Honestly I was intrigued from the beginning, but I wasn't so sure about how it would turn out. For one, I can't even pronounce any of the names.And Shazi falls in love with a murderer. That sounds a little crazy and it is, but it's a very interesting, not bad kind of crazy. The beginning is a little slow, but I never once wanted to put it down. It had me from the first page until the last. 
What happens when the boy who has loved her wants to set her free from the very place she never believed she would actually call home? What happens when Khalid can't keep Shazi safe? Will that ever happen? Will Shazi's childhood love get her away from her murdering husband? Guess you'll just have to read this AMAZING book to find out. I can't express to you how great this book is. You NEED to read it to find out for yourself! You can find it in almost any bookstore or you can order it from Amazon. Get it today!!!