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22 January 2015 @ 10:36 pm
Hey all~! Sorry I haven't posted for a quite a while and went on a short impromptu hiatus. One of my best friends was visiting and she only comes once a year from Korea (she works there now) and so it was doubly important that I spend a lot of my time with her. Also, I started a new job which is very intense and has a lot of things I have to learn so I've been pretty wiped out from training when I finish. Thus leaving me with very little time to read books and write reviews for them. However, don't fret, I'll get back into the swing of things once settle down.

But first let's get started~...

Happy New Year, everyone! It's time to start off fresh, make things anew, dive into those things you've always wanted to try doing, and finish those lingering desires you have hanging around in the back of your head or list. Did you guys make any resolutions for this year? I've love to hear about them! If not, here are my resolutions for this year.

Reading

Ideally, I would like to read about 60 books this year. I can always up this if I feel I'm progressing ahead of my goal. But, yeah, 60 books. Not going to do really any challenges but I do have a personal one.

I have far too many new books that I've bought that have just been sitting on the shelf collecting dust. So this year I aim to clear out a good bit of those unread books. My goal is about 30. To do this I shall curtail the library books I borrow and select only a very few as my large hauls tend to take up my time and don't leave me room to read my own or other books I have on my list. I'm going to cut down on the amount of review books I request. I really don't have much time to read ARCs and spend time writing reviews for them so I'll keep them to a minimum this year. Not to mention all the old ARCs I still need to review.

Writing

Now here's the tricky part. I'm determined to make things happen this year. I want to finish one of my fanfic I have posted up, or add at least five new chapters to it because I have been dawdling on this thing for far too long and I need to get with it. Totally not fair to my fans and readers of those stories to leave them hanging for so long. If I say I'm gonna finish them then I damn well better do it.

I also plan to at least have a rough draft done of an entire new novel. I have a few story ideas bouncing around but I'd love to try something new. I've graduated with both my Bachelor's and Masters so there's no excuse for me to procrastinate any longer. I have a new job that is stable for the moment with a decent amount of income to keep me steady so I have all the time in the world to do things on my off days and no pressing tasks that need to be done (like during graduate school).

I shall get these done, dammit!

Yep. That's it for me. What about you?
 
 
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03 January 2015 @ 05:27 pm
All right, so let's get right down into it.

Reading Challenges:

Honestly, I completely forgot about the other challenges I was participating in and mainly focused on my overall reading total goal challenge because I had little time elsewise this year to do much of anything else. I was so focused on completing my scholarly paper to graduate and reading copious amounts of articles and research that my brain was too fried to think of reading recreationally during my downtimes. However, once I finished my paper this past semester I began plowing through books left and right.

I wasn't able to complete the 75 book challenge on my blog but I did complete it on Goodreads because that site counted individual issues for comics which I read but I didn't do it on here. However, I had an okay reading year. I wasn't able to discover many new authors or exciting books that thrilled me as much as I did last year. I'm a bit sad about that. Only very few have left a mark on me and I endeavor to change that this year.

Reading Realizations:

As I interact and read/discover with other readers, bloggers, authors, and events both in publishing and the world I have begun to narrow down my tastes. Being a person of color and from a minority culture, both in location and by blood, I will not stand for whitewashing, terrible inaccuracies, poorly researched, lazy writing, or awful cultural appropriation from authors who wants to explore/use these elements in their stories. It embodies a terrible mindset and perception in society today and continues to emphasize and promote harmful ideas both in media, writing, and other forms of mediums where information and narratives can be accessed.

Other things I find I am rapidly growing tired of: poorly constructed love triangles where the potential love interests are displayed as dichotomous representatives of tropefied males and where the endgame pair is obvertly obvious and the other love interest is just used as emotional bait for readers, poorly constructed worlds - this doesn't even have to take place in another fantastical world, there has to be some logical means as to how this world functions within the context of all these societies so as to provide an answer or meaning behind a group of people, a character, or a certain society's actions. I find I'm able to pry them apart much quicker after scrutiny and I'm less tolerant of these things than before.

I already dislike stories involving the paranormal (ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and what have you), so that's not anything new. I find I also dislike water-based mythological creature stories (selkies, mermaids, etc) because I have a fear of the deep water and reading a story involving the ocean or deep water does not make me comfortable. However, there are a few that have been stellar that I enjoyed despite my phobia. Abusive romance interests, both emotionally and physically, has already been a hate and I avoid books that hint at "dark" or "mysterious" boys that somehow find the main character appealing. Usually does not turn out that well.

On the positive side, I have discovered my joy in expanding my reading tastes into graphic novels and comics. I just love the way the authors and illustrators are able to narrate a story through visual art and words. They sometimes are able to deliver emotion, plot points, and action scenes a lot better than maybe a chapter could do in a story. Some of the stories I have read are very carefully nuanced and intricately built with care to both the reader, the plot, and cultures it may borrow from. I just love it. I've rapidly begun reading more and more that I can get my hands on.

Writing:

There wasn't a whole lot of this from me, actually. I managed to maybe dabble a bit here and there with short stories that never were completed to fruition but that's due to my pressure of writing my scholarly paper. I am so very burnt out and I don't know if I can regain my creative passion in my words again. After pushing out over 70+ pages in academic writing, the thought of writing, revising, and editing makes me want to rip my eyes out. It is so draining and the pressure to have these things done by due dates, plus the comments and critique you have to read from your readers was doing a number on my confidence.

I think next year I'll try to amp it up and regain my mojo but I'll have to take it slow. I've entered one of my short creative non-fiction pieces I did a long time ago for my writing class in a contest for my school's literary journal. I hope I do well there and at least make it to the finalist stage. That would be so awesome! I'd be so proud of myself.

Well, that's it for me! How was 2014 for you?
 
 
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31 December 2014 @ 09:14 pm
This is going to be a stickied post so I can keep track of all the goals I have this year. There are a few. Hehe.

75 Book Challenge
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YA Debut Author Challenge
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Random House Reading Bingo



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30 December 2014 @ 11:16 pm
So you had the Not So Best of 2014 yesterday, now it's time for the Best of 2014! These are all books I enjoyed or appreciated.


Best Book to Deliver of 2014:



The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

I actually have read a good deal of this author's work before and the last book I read from her was Vessel which I thought was absolutely fantastic so to say I had some high expectations is a given. However, being that this was her first foray into adult fiction with a less fantastical premise I had some doubts but with that set up I was expecting a good time.

And I did. I really liked it. There were some rough patches but overall it was a very satisfying read.

Review here.


Best Series Addition of 2014:



Cress by Marissa Meyer and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

It's a tie for this one. These books were awesome. After a rocky start, the Lunar Chronicles just keeps getting better. Cress was good fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Emerald Green was a great series closure - cute, fun, and a sweet romance.

Review for Cress here.
Review for Emerald Green here.


Best Hyped Book of 2014:



The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Okay, this book had some serious hype and I wasn't that enamored of it at first but when I started reading it was love at first word! The characters were so vibrant, the relationships full of tension, and the writing was so engaging. Not to mention that absolutely stunning cover! A win on all aspects.

Review here.


Best Cover of 2014:



Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

OMG, look at those covers! Just look at them! I haven't read them but those covers are STUNNING. While there are many other beautiful covers out there, many of which I'm sure I haven't seen, these are the three I remember the most over the year.


Biggest Surprise of 2014:



Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
Strange, Sweet Song by Adi Rule
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard

I'm pretty tired of the dystopian, post-apocalyptic, and world gone bad fad that's in right now. So imagine my surprise when All Our Yesterdays and Orleans were so good. I don't really read outside of my fantasy genres but The Art of Arranging Flowers was a lovely quiet novel that I really enjoyed. Strange, Sweet Song looked to be too gloomy, too dark, and too pretentious for me to like but it was an awesome character novel with a strong gothic atmosphere. Sadly, I haven't posted a review for Orleans or Strange, Sweet Song which I should really do because these novels definitely need more fans and readers.

Review for All Our Yesterdays here.
Review for The Art of Arranging Flowers here.


Best Read of 2014:



Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

These books are the winners of the year. I've already mentioned Orleans so you know it's that good. Bitter Greens was just a work of art. These stories have stayed with me ever since I've read them. Orleans pulled at my heartstrings with one of the most beautifully crafted female heroines ever, so strong, resilient, and complex. Bitter Greens had such gorgeous writing and intricately interconnected stories.

Review for Bitter Greens here.


So that's it for this year! I'm not including some books/graphic novels I've read on the side because some aren't published yet and others were separate issues and not in the collected form. So... yeah. I feel weird doing that. I've read really good graphic novels this year too. How was your year? What were some of your favorite books or choices? Are they similar to mine.
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29 December 2014 @ 11:36 pm
Can you believe the year is going to be over in a couple of days? Man, so many things happened this year  just can't get over it. The year doesn't even seem over to me yet. Anyway, so let's recap the low points of my reading in 2014! Of course, I don't mean to be negative but, hey, honesty is key. Besides I'll have a Best Of list in my next post tomorrow, so good times all around. Balanced and thorough,


Most Disappointing Read of 2014:



The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Man, this book had everything from the surface of all the things I like in fantasy novels. Courtly intrigues, mysterious suitors and assassins, and magical powers. However, everything fell flat for me with an overdone love triangle, poorly constructed world, and a lack of insight to the character's situations. I was not impressed and left feeling hollow.

Review here.


Overly Hyped Book of 2014:



Defy by Sara B. Larson

This book was hyped up to be the next Throne of Glass or the successor to the Graceling series, with a strong and powerful female character taking on an oppressive kingdom and whirlwind romance, we were meant to expect great things. Hah. I was very much not impressed. I should have not better to read this book when many of my blogging friends absolutely abhorred this book and gave it pitiful marks. A poorly constructed world, weak and ineffective female character, and a tedious love triangle very much ruined this story for me. Defy does not hold a candle to Throne of Glass. Even Graceling was better than this (and you know how much I disliked that book).

Review here.


Worst Cover of 2014:



Okay, while I wouldn't call them the worst and all encompassing for 2014 as I haven't seen much covers for this year but these two that popped up for me in my Goodreads food left a mark. The first book just, I don't know, feels too cartoon-ish and forced. Like they had no idea how to connect the story with an appropriate cover concept. Not to mention the big face and bright flame against a pretty dull and boring dark background. Doesn't scream very well crafted to me. The Infinite Sea. Meh. I dislike the dark color scheme and the overly bright focus in the center. It's like, what? It feels so stiff and boring and I wouldn't have given it a second thought if it wasn't a part of a popular series.


Worst Book I Read in 2014:



What the Spell by Brittany Geragotelis

Ugh, this book was terrible, terrible! There's an atrocious main character who's superficial, self-absorbed, and possesses some fast and loose morals. The awful way the characters and the main character treat each other. And the horrible embedded messages that prop up in the text. Just nope. One of the few books to have me raging in utter disgust. While there were other books that I disliked quite heavily, this book took the prize.

Review here.


So that's that. How was your "worst" of 2014 like? Similar to mine?
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22 December 2014 @ 11:16 pm


Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

Release Date | September 17, 2013

Where to Buy | amazon, barnes and noble, book depository

Premise | From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

Summary from Goodreads

Review | Admit it. Your first thoughts were “Let it go! Let it goooo~!” when you read the title of this book. Haha.

Melissa de la Cruz has such an extensive backlist; she’s quite the prolific author. Frozen was my first foray into her work. Let me say this right off the bat: I wasn’t too impressed.

Sure, the world set up is intriguing and the pacing of this book is at a quick clip so reading through this was a breeze. The cover is pretty and the bone cold atmosphere of this book, the toxic water, and desperate way people lived their lives in poverty and hunger was relayed to us very well. However, there’s a giant problem with this book.

World building, where is it? We don’t get any explanations for how or why the world is the way it is, or if there were rudimentary ones it definitely wasn’t sufficient. Not to mention there is no real logical reasoning as to why the world takes places in New Vegas, although I’m sure the appeal of having the last reserve of human population take refuge in a place known for its sin and corruption was a major player, but in the context of their world it does not make sense.

I don’t understand much of anything that occurs in this book, what motivates them, or how these people with magical peoples came to exist. Let’s not even discuss the magical zombie thing because, really, it felt like the authors were trying to throw everything into this book to make it seem so stark and different about their new world. No thanks.

I absolutely hated the romance. How fast and furious (snarky mode enter here) it was, not to mention those long lingering looks, gratuitous mentions of their beauty, and how they burned hot and cold at each other’s touch (I only exaggerate a little). I have no idea how they built up such deep feelings for each other when practically all of their interactions with each other are so superficial.

Not very interested in reading more from this series. Maybe I’ll take a chance on other books from this author because she has good ideas and concepts in this one, just lacking in execution. I believe someone who wants those quick and easy guilty pleasure reads would enjoy these. If you turn off your snark, sarcasm, and scrutiny of the major holes in this book then it will be a nice read.

I couldn’t.

Grade | C
 
 
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Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe

Release Date | October 28, 2014

Where to Buy | amazon, barnes and noble, book depository

Premise | Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for its inhabitants and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help--but with each shift in the past, the very fabric of reality is unraveling, and soon there may be no Earth left to save.

Summary from Goodreads

Review | I’ve read quite a bit of time-traveling books recently. Is this the new in thing in YA? I don’t know but it sure feels like it.

Skylar, she has a pretty name, doesn’t she? Although my friend in high school had the same name and was a he, not a she. I like how she’s so skeptical of Win at first and his abilities. Her method of dealing with her anxiety/panic attacks is constant and I thought a good way of showing this in the narrative. I really loved her desperate need to know what happened to her brother and kept pushing for things. This was the most genuine and emotional part of the book which I thought was done well.

I did enjoy the story for the most part as it was fast-paced with engaging enough prose. The book had lots of tension and excitement to drive the plot forward and the chapters were quick and short. The time-traveling concept I thought was neat and I thought well thought out enough, but I’m not too sure about the motivation or the reasoning, or the logic behind it. There seems to be a dire lack of information regarding Win’s people and what happened to their world and how it occurred, and also them as an alien species as well.

One thing is sure, I’m glad that there was no romance in this book. There are enough of those “electric” and special feelings when they touch and lock gazes though. I’m happy that Skylar called Win out on his ulterior motives for being interested in her though. After that the romance or infatuated feelings sort of simmered down and remained a small reminder in the narrative.

However, one thing that did not sit well with me was the end. ** SPOILERS HERE ** Skylar is so caught up about her normal and regular existence after they part that when Win comes back and offers to have her team up with them again. She leaves her life behind no questions asked and no thoughts about what they’re gonna do, the people she leaves behind, how this would affect them, or how long they’re gonna be away. WHAT!? You would think after the experience of her losing her brother in such a painful and abrupt way would make her think twice about doing the exact same thing to her parents but no! She runs off anyway! UGH! **END SPOILERS **

All in all, it’s a decent book that I liked but there are other more finely crafted and nuanced time traveling books out there in the YA genre that are better. (Tandem being an example).

Grade | B
 
 
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A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

Release Date | January 7, 2014

Where to Buy | amazon, barnes and noble, book depository

Premise | In 1814, three cousins—Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope—discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld.

Now ghouls, hellhounds—and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters—are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies.

Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed…or even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?

Summary from Goodreads

Review | Short review for a long book.

Although I didn’t really find anything wrong with the writing style of this book as it was smooth and fluid, the rest of the story just lacked a certain amount of connection. I did not feel attached to these characters and the amount of time spent on exposition getting to revealing plot points was far longer than it should have been. Let me remind you this book was a whopper of over 400 pages and I’m pretty sure this could have been trimmed by 100 of them.

The characters were pleasant and not really offensive and I did enjoy the friendship the girls all had with each other. The amount of time it took them to develop their powers was a bit too long and all the little trails were a bit too scattered and stretched apart leaving a lot of filler in between. However, I will say the author managed to pull these bits together decently at the end to make it all mesh.

I don’t know about you but if you’re a history stickler then you’d find much to get annoyed or nitpick about. The characters all speak with modern dialogue and travel off on their own at night without chaperones and don’t have the careful measured speech in respect to social hierarchies. It’s a bit grating to read but for most people who are simply interested in a good fun tale of witches and magic and a bit of sweet romance then this won’t bother them at all.

In short: disappointing. If you enjoy historical era young adult books splashed with magic or paranormal elements, I suggest you read her other novel, Haunting Violet, which I enjoyed much more and had much tighter plotting instead.

Grade | C
 
 
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05 December 2014 @ 11:14 pm


Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst

Release Date | October 14, 2014

Where to Buy | amazon, barnes and noble, book depository

Premise | Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move things with her mind-things like credit cards and buttons on cash registers-and she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again . . . which would mean grave danger for them both.

When she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel-a boy with the ability to teleport-he needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel's kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family-and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive . . . or survive.

Summary from Goodreads

Review | Sarah Beth Durst is a great author; I’m pretty much guaranteed to enjoy any book she writes. Chasing Power was no exception.

This story had all the right elements – great characters, fun action scenes, and strong friendships to go along with family ties. Let me just say that I’m so happy that there’s no slow gradual burn of our characters figuring out their powers. They are fully cognizant of them and know how to use them – of course that doesn’t preclude them from developing or refining them further but, yeah, we get right to the fun stuff and don’t waste any time with the boring exposition. Haha.

Lemme just tell you, Kayla is AWESOME. She’s funny and has some of the most lolz-worthy reactions to stressful situations. This girl is real as can be. She is upfront about her feelings (not just romantically inclined) and tells people ASAP, unlike other female heroines that can dither around in getting to the point and create unnecessary drama for themselves and others. I like how overconfident and so self-assured she is about her powers that she sometimes uses it as her coping mechanism for her insecurities.

She’s also not some straight-laced goody goody who only uses her powers for pure intentions. Oh no, she gets into all sorts of naughty trouble stealing and thieving from people and stores to get small superficial things that she wants. You can be all high and mighty about that but let’s face it, you would sorely be tempted to do the same things too if you could get away with it. Also Kayla has a bit of sense. When her love interest betrays her trust she doesn’t forgive him right away and become all doe-eyed. Not this girl! It takes her nearly 100 pages to regard him in a positive manner and start to forgive him.

I totally love the wonderful friendship Kayla had with her friend (I’m sorry I forgot her name because she was so awesome *sad face*)! They were supportive of each other, confided with each other, and managed to both be enablers. Haha. They see the good, bad, and vulnerable sides of the other and never miss a beat. I love that these characters are PoC and have such a positive relationship with each other.

The strong family connections, both good and bad, are presented in this book and I totally understand how the parents reacted to both Kayla and her friend’s situations. They really wanted the best for their children by looking out for their best interests and tried to protect them from worse things happenings. Of course, there’s the bad side as well which is dealt with in a positive manner.

Even the romance was great, taking a backseat to the plot, and took a bit of work to build up. But yet there was something lacking, another layer of depth or complexity to the narrative that would have made this really shine because this story is rather linear and uncomplicated. There’s just some spark missing to make the parts glow.

But a really enjoyable book nonetheless. Recommended for both fans of the author and those looking for a fun, fast-paced read about kids with powers and their adventures.

Grade | B+
 
 
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03 December 2014 @ 10:44 pm
Books I Want to Read is where I highlight books that have been released and one that has yet to come out. I usually try to showcase a yet to be released book from the upcoming month.


Released:



The Martian by Andy Weir

Release Date | February 11, 2014

Premise | Apollo 13 meets Cast Away in this grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller, set on the surface of Mars.

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first man to die there.

It started with the dust storm that holed his suit and nearly killed him, and that forced his crew to leave him behind, sure he was already dead. Now he's stranded millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his food would be gone years before a rescue mission could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to get him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Summary from Goodreads

My Thoughts | Omg, this book sounds so good! I've always been in love with the space program and space exploration so a book about an astronaut stuck on the surface of the Mars sounds freaking AWESOME! Not to mention this won a Goodreads award for being a best book of 2014. So guaranteed awesomeness and with a rating of 4.35 (as of right now), I think I'm not gonna be disappointed. Not to mention it's gonna be great inspiration for a story idea I have.


To Be Released:



Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers

Release Date | January 20, 2015

Premise | In this gripping sequel to This is Not a Test, Rhys and Sloane are headed for a safe haven when they get separated along the way. Rhys is determined to reunite with Sloane until he discovers people who might need him more--people who offer him the closest he'll get to everything he's lost, if they can just hold on long enough. Rhys thinks he has what it takes to survive and find Sloane, but in a world overrun by the dead, there are no guarantees and the next leg of his journey will test him in unimaginable ways...

Summary from Goodreads

My Thoughts | YUS! YUSSSSSS!!! Finally! I loved the first book and the story ended on such an open-ended and cliffhanger ending I was going OMG YOU CANNOT END THERE! Her writing is so addicting, filled with wonderful descriptions, and deep emotions. Can't wait!
 
 
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