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Aug 22, 2017

What's New? Like Love by Leah Konen

One of the first books I read this year was The Romantics by Leah Konen. I really enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to her next book, Like Love. It sounds really interesting. I can't wait to read it!

Expected publication: January 9th 2018 by Amulet Books 

Seventeen-year-old Mabel Shepley loves working at Past Perfect, a sleek, high-tech store in San Francisco, where she helps customers view their memories—or mems—through lens recordings in the privacy of a state-of-the-art VR booth. 

Mabel hasn’t recorded her own mems since the Very Bad Event of the previous year, but the customers are cool and it pays well. Mabel’s life is easy-breezy until Charlie is hired for the summer. Charlie and Mabel bond over the course of their shared shifts, and soon their innocent flirtation develops into something more serious. But after Mabel catches Charlie checking out his mems one evening—and looking morose as a result—her curiosity gets the best of her. Snooping on Charlie by peering into his virtual reality mems leads Mabel down a rabbit hole of misunderstandings that threaten to destroy a love that’s just maybe real.

In a world where past hurts and heartbreaks are always accessible, can Mabel Shepley trust her heart enough to find real love in the present?


Aug 18, 2017

Some Books Ago: Illusive (Illusive #1) by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago. I don't want you to forget them!

I was reading reviews for Emily's new book The Hearts We Sold when I saw this cover and it made me remember how much I wanted to read this book when it was released. I still didn't have the chance, but Illusive sounds awesome, and I hope I can read it some day. 
And if you haven't, make sure to add it to your TBR!

It was published on July 15th 2014 by Little, Brown and Company






When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers, and Americans suffering from these so-called adverse effects were given an ultimatum: Serve the country or be declared a traitor.

Some people chose a third option: live a life of crime.

Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist. She's also a thief. After crossing a gang of mobsters, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow superpowered criminals on a job that most would have considered impossible: a hunt for the formula that gave them their abilities. It was supposedly destroyed years ago - but what if it wasn't?

Government agents are hot on their trail, and the lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race that could cost them their lives.

Aug 16, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

 What I'm waiting for...


A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.


Why am I waiting on this book? To be honest, I've never read a middle grade book, but this is Tahereh Mafi and this sounds a lot darker that Furthermore, so I really, really want to read it!
What about you?


Aug 15, 2017

What's New? Sinless (Eye of the Beholder #1) by Sarah Tarkoff


Hello there! I'm back in the blogosphere! I'm been lost lately because I still don't have internet at home and these past two weeks were our town's holidays, so I didn't have time for anything. 
I need to catch up on bookish news and my fave blogs, but hopefuly I'll do it this week.
For now, I'll leave you to this awesome-looking book. 

Expected publication: January 9th 2018 by Harper Voyager 

In Grace Luther’s world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are "good" are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences—disfigurement, or even death. 
When the cleric’s daughter stumbles onto information that proves her world is more complicated than it seems, she finds herself at the center of an epic battle where good and evil are not so easily distinguished. 
Despite all her efforts to live a normal teenage life, Grace is faced with a series of decisions that will risk the lives of everyone she loves.


Aug 1, 2017

What's New? Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda


I have a few Megan Miranda books, but I still haven't read any. All of her books sound amazing, and this one, too! Lately I'm in the mood for mysteries and I hope I can read this one when it goes out.
Check it out!

Expected publication: January 16th 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers 

Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere—in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket…the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things—even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

Jul 25, 2017

What's New? This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter


I haven't read anything by this author because, and even though this book sounds like the kind of sad book I love, I'm not sure if I'll end up reading it. Anyway, it sounds really good.
Check it out!

Expected publication: February 27th 2018 by Wednesday Books 

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying?

This Heart of Mine is a haunting, poignant tale about living and dying, surviving grief, guilt, and heartache, while discovering love and hope in the midst of sadness.

Jul 18, 2017

What's New? Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake


I always love long book titles, so this one caught my attention for it. Like I use to say, I'm not too much into fantasy, but some books look and sound really amazing, and I wouldn't want to miss the chance to read them. And this is one of them! 
Are you ready to add it to your TBR!?

Expected publication: April 10th 2018 by HarperTeen 

The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.