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Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Source: Hardback Book
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published on: May 13th 2014
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
Okay, you have to read this book. It was just so good. There was such a mysterious feel to it. Even the title is mysterious! This book was super suspenseful because it did go from then and now but i'm still unsure. This book left me with so many unanswered questions yet it made sense. The character development was pretty good. It wasn't the best because it was probably left like that to make this more mysterious. [Maybe a spoiler ahead] This book take place in modern day but the thing is there aren't many places mentioned in this book. If you like mystery and contemporary book then this is for you. If you also like romance contemporary then you should also read this.
If you haven't read it and want to be uber spoiled then go ahead but you will regreat it so badly. Okay...this book was probably super sad, shocking, and confusing. Okay this book was so well written. It made sense but at the same time made somewhat no sense. I am really glad I knew nothing aout the book before reading it. It was so mysterious and heartbreaking almost.
Okay so I was just digging this Gat and Cady relationship. It was so frusteration but when things got worked out and they were a happy couple then it was the cutest thing ever. Mirren was annoying and the best person sometimes. I was just a little annoyed how she lied about things. She lied about her boyfriend and the Liars lied about the doughnuts, I really don't know who to trust in this book. The aunties seemed messed up and the Harris was just annoying. Tipper was braely alive and in the book. I was not liking Cady's dad and I was so skeptical about Cady's mom. I can't trust anybody!
So this accident...this whole book we were trying to figure about what this accident was. I was a confused wreck and didn't figure out the lines" Then he pulled about a handgun and shot me in the check. The hole opened and my heart rolled out." So I thought that was an accident then 5 chapter later I was like "Did that actually happen or is that a metaphor?....." So after we find out about Cady drowning I thought was the accident. Then later we find out that the accident was the house was burned and Cady jumped into the ocean and kinda drwoned. GAT, MIRREN, AND JOHONNY ARE DEAD. Now i'm just like :0. WHAT THE EFF. I was reading this in the car and i'm reading then my head goes up and my mouth is open. I had to read that part over a few times to make sure I didn't read it incorrect. The Liars are dead. So I continue reading and I read the plan to burn down the house and I'm just thinking "This is a stupid plan." Okay there is no point of putting gas on all three floors when everything is going to burn anyway. So we are spreading the gas and then she realises how dumb she is to put gas in the kitchen which is the exit. She goes into the study and puts gas EVERYWHERE. The books, the ceiling, and everything else. Okay so now you have your cousins in the house and the kitchen soaked with gas. THEN YOU LIGHT THE DAMN HOUSE ON FIRE!!! DUDE. YOU FREAKIN KNEW THAT THE KITCHEN SHOULDN'T BE GASED YET AND THAT YOUR LOVER IS THE FLOOR BENEATH YOU AND YET YOU STILL LIGHT THE FIRE!! I was just so surprised on how stupid the plan was. So now everyone is dead. Great.
So now i'm wondering are the rest of the Liars ghost when Cady came back for summer 17? Anyway, this book is something I will definately be re-reading. IF YOU STILL HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK AND REACHED THE ENDING THEN THIS WAS ALL A LIE. I will definataley be reading E's other books. Enjoy :)
Only loyalty can truly win his heart…
Gangs, organized crime and underground bare-knuckle fighting make up the world that Kieran Delaney thrives within. His reputation is built on the talent of his fists, as much as his ability to get information about any and everything. Never one to be caught by surprise or bested, Kieran knows what you’re going to do before you do it…until Darcy Quinlan enters his life. She introduces herself with a knife to his throat and a promise of unbridled pain. Darcy’s life has been destroyed by betrayal and false promises of safety. Living on the streets for the last eight years, she’s has been a ghost. Never in one place long enough to be seen because you can’t catch what isn’t there. Now Kieran sees her and can’t erase her image from his mind.
Kieran and Darcy must now battle to keep her alive and by his side. As her past enters her life from every angle, Kieran makes certain her safety is no longer a concern, annihilating her demons at every corner. He’ll fight, he’ll maim, he’ll torture and he’ll murder to keep Darcy protected. If Kieran can win, her life will no longer be shrouded in blackness…loyalty will lift the veil.
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About the Author
Blackness Takes Over was Norma Jeanne's debut novel. What began as an homage to the home town of a homesick Midwestern girl, unfolded a story of love, danger, humor, and trust. Blackness Awaits was the highly anticipated continuation of Blackness Takes Over, leading readers through the twists and turns of the unconventional world in The Blackness Series. Her third novel, Shrouded in Blackness, ventures into a criminal world where violence and vengeance reign supreme. She's currently working on her untitled fourth novel.
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).
In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.
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Marissa Meyer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three demanding cats. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg.
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1. How do you come up with all the technology in these books?
Most of the technology is based on tech we have in the real world, or that scientists are currently working on. When I first realized I was about to start writing science fiction for the first time, I went to the library and checked out a big stack of Scientific American magazine, and I started poring through the articles, trying to get ideas for what cool tech I could include in my books. I realized very quickly that there is nothing I can come up with that scientists aren't already working on - it's amazing what we're capable of! For anyone interested, I have some information on my web site about the technology in the books that is based on real life: http://www.marissameyer.com/extras/writing-playlists/
2. Which part of Cinder/Scarlet did you enjoy writing the most?
I always enjoy writing the romantic scenes the most, especially as I have a tendency to keep my couples separated for as long as possible, so that when they finally do have a chance to be together - even if just briefly! - it feels like a big breath of fresh air. Readers are not the only ones who think "Finally!" So pretty much any kissing scene is loads of fun for me to write.
3. One word to describe Kai and Cinder's relationship, Scarlet and Wolf relationship, Iko, Thorne, and Levanna.
Interesting question! Let's see....
Kai + Cinder's relationship: mutual admiration (okay that's 2 words, sorry!)
Scarlet and Wolf: passionate
4. What is your favorite sports team?
The Tacoma Rainiers! They're our local Triple-A baseball team and I've been going to their games since I was a kid. It's a great way to spend a summer afternoon. (That said, I did recently get to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Wichita Wingnuts game, so they're contenders for my favorite team now, too!)
5. If you were to bring the fictional characters from Cinder/Scarlet to life, who would you bring?
Hm, I know lots of my female readers would like me to bring Kai or Thorne or Wolf to life (swoon!), but I would probably go with Peony, Cinder's younger stepsister. She deserves a life much better than she was stuck with in the series.
Tore Divided Love
by K.D. Ferguson
Release Date: 06/06/14
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A future set in stone.
For eighteen year old Krissa Channing a government ruled pairing with Braiden Connor and a move to Headquarters were her set fate. Until Braiden's sudden disappearance threatens Krissa’s entire future.
After months of endless worry, Krissa has an unexpected meeting with Duke, a perfect suitor that could offer her the future she’s always dreamed of. Just when she begins to regain hope, Braiden returns.
Now, Krissa must find where her heart truly lies. Torn between two loves, she must decide which of their worlds she belongs in. But is such a decision even possible when the choice rests between freedom and love?
He took my hands and stared at me with his emerald eyes. “I promise I won’t ever put you through that again. I was an ass. I was selfish. I’ve changed. You are what I want.” He looked around my place.
“This is what I want.” God, I wanted to believe him, but I was so uncertain. I’d been down this road with him before and we didn’t have the best experience. He’d broken me so badly, but guess I had no other choice but to let him fix me.
“I can’t go through that again, Braiden.”
“Do you still love me?”
Like he needed to ask. “I never stopped.”
“I was so stupid. I love you. It took being without you to realize that. I want you, and only you, forever.”
My heart was begging me to believe him while my mind still had reservations.
“Please stay true to your word.”
“I promise.” He wrapped his arms around my shoulders and pulled me close to him. I wanted to stay like that forever. He was my home. I felt safe even though I probably wasn’t. I wasn’t happy but I was certain that wouldn’t last. And I felt loved even though that most likely wasn’t true.
About the Author
I have recently released my first book, Torn-True Love, published by Rebel Ink Press. I am thrilled to be a part of the family!
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Title: THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE NOT-SO-INNOCUOUS GIRL
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Leigh Statham
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Lady Marguerite lives a life most 17th century French girls can only dream of: Money, designer dresses, suitors and a secure future. Except, she suspects her heart may be falling for her best friend Claude, a common smithie in the family's steam forge. When Claude leaves for New France in search of a better life, Marguerite decides to follow him and test her suspicions of love. Only the trip proves to be more harrowing than she anticipated. Love, adventure and restitution await her, if she can survive the voyage.
About the Author
Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho, but found her heart in New York City. She worked as a waitress, maid, artist, math teacher, nurse, web designer, art director, thirty-foot inflatable pig and mule wrangler before she settled down in the semi-quiet role of wife, mother and writer. She resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children, five chickens and two suspected serial killer cats. If the air is cool and the sun is just coming up over the horizon, you can find her running the streets of her small town, plotting her next novel with the sort of intensity that will one day get her hit by a car.
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One (1) ebook copy of The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl by Leigh Statham and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
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HOLYYY CRAAAPPPP. OKAY SO LOK BOOK 3 TRAILER JUST CAME OUT...LET'S DISSECT IT! FIRST WATCH THE TRAILER OR YOU CAN GO ALONG AND IMAGINE ME SAYING THESE THINGS! [Yes I know this isn't book related but....its Legend of Korra! Who cares?!]
0:08: I like this name "Change"
0:13: What is this?
0:17: Who's this green person?
0:21: SO MANY SKY BISON!!! :D
0:24: SO MANYY AIR BENDERS!!!
0:40: WHO IS THIS!? [CREEPEH]
0:45: BAD GUY!!! [MAYBE]
0:49: MORE BAD GUYS!!
0:55: IS THAT LIN?
1:04: SHIZ WHAT HAPPENED
1:09: AWWW, JINORA
1:17: HOLY SH*T ZUKOO [I THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD] MAN HE'S OLD
1:19: NOOOOO JINORA!!!
1:48: WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?!
There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.
Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer.
This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.
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About the Author
Laura Ellen writes YA contemporary mysteries and thrillers from her home in Arizona, while also freelancing as a manuscript consultant for aspiring authors. She has a MA in Children's Literature and began her career as a teacher in both Language Arts and special education. Diagnosed with juvenile macular degeneration as a teen, she drew upon her own experiences with vision loss to write her debut YA thriller Blind Spot, an emotional and suspenseful page-turner. Laura is represented by Jill Corcoran at Jill Corcoran Literary Agency and is part of the Sleuths, Spies, and Alibis blog crew. Want to know more about Laura Ellen? Go to www.lauraellenbooks.com or catch her on twitter @lauraellenbooks or facebook
(The Witch Hunter #1)
Author: Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 10th, 2014
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If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?
Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.
Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.
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Hi there! I'm the author of the YA novel HEXED, slated for publication with Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books Spring 2014. I'm repped by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services. Visit me at michellekrys.com or follow @MichelleKrys on Twitter.
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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.
In case you missed it... here is the review.
Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.
America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.
Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
This book was my least favorite event wise. It was super well written but event-wise I just didn't like it. This book was a little slower and it was just something you wanted to fly through. It's the 2nd book of the Selection Trilogy so if you haven't read the Selection then you should definitely read that first book.
I was so mad during the whole book. America was going between Aspen and then Maxon the Aspen and it was AHHHH [ it was driving me crazy. ] This book was crazy. Marlee being eliminated from the Selection and getting canned, the rebels are constantly attacking, America has the diary! Yeesh! This was one big ride! Okay so the ending was so sad the a Just Kidding! thing. I was just like " Wah? Hu-muh, What this isn't happening" when Maxon and America were in the safe room, talking about things and how the King hits his son and wife. I was just so shocked during those moments. It was just so sad! Then America was leaving and I knew Maxon was going to ask her to stay because "The One"! I think the author knew that all of us knew America was going to win but was just trying to convince us that she might not. Kriss was just so annoying throughout this whole entire thing. Like I understand you want to win but could you do it with someone else? Honestly I didn't really like any of the girls because I kind of felt threatened that they were all glaring at America and pretending to be her friend. This book was basically Maxon and America crumbling the going we're back together and then okay the Aspen and America time together then Maxon and America and fighting again. Like this one was so frustrating because of America's little to no decisions. I need to know what happens in The One!
The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen--and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.
Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!
The final book of the Selection series. Woah that was fast! This book was just phew and flew past us. Not gonna say much because it is the last book and any word can give the whole away!
Yes yes yes yes yes! The ending was...let's say bipolar. Okay first Maxon is going to marry America then they have their moment. We have the Aspen and America situation that always annoys the eff out of me. It's just.. can you pah-lease just break it off with Aspen already! I was just so annoyed with America. Then Maxon finds America and Aspen and decides to marry Kriss and ugghhh. Then how he was being so mean to America and then he was dying under the table. Maxon is now king and marries America like originally planned. Okay, I actually like Celeste in this book after she started cry and all that jazz. I liked her and was so sad when she died. Also the ending! The ending was just what everyone wanted. They get married and ya-de-ya-de-ya. Celeste is dead Anne is gone too ( :( )
So America's dad and Kriss, rebels. I was so sad when America's dad died and then we find out he was a rebel. I was just like woah..and then Kriss is a rebel. Yeah...that was just what the eff and whoa. Back to the ending...Maxon is going to dissolve the caste... now I need an epilogue! [Or I'll write one... :D] Another thing that annoyed me so much was King Clarkson. He was such a anayhole. You don't have to be so harsh against America! One more thing! The rebels were just the weirdest thing because whenever I read a dystopian type thing the Rebels and the government are at constant battle. Okay maybe with the Northerners it was like that but it was weird and cool to see that the rebel team and government is working together. Of course it was also cool to see and Illea descendant still alive.
Thanks for reading I hope you enjoy and have great day! :)