Jill MacSweeney just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she’s been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends—everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she’s somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one.
Mandy Kalinowski understands what it’s like to grow up unwanted—to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she’s sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It’s harder to be sure of herself. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too?
As their worlds change around them, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy—or as difficult—as it seems.
So this is the book that my book club at school read last month. I was a little unsure of reading it at first, just because I’m not really in to stories like these, but I didn’t want to judge to soon. And I’m really glad I did. Read the book, that is. It was one of those stories that make you appreciate all of the things you have in life, the good and the bad. I was especially able to relate to Jill’s relationship with her father. All in all, the book was great. And remember, folks: Try a little tenderness.
Chloe nodded off in study hall in the spring of her Junior year of high school. Last she knew her best friend was thanking her for pulling a fire alarm and saving her from an oral report. When she wakes up its night, there is snow on the ground and school is closed. Soon she learns that she is dating her dream guy and six months have passed. everything is different. She is now popular and her best friend no longer talks to her. Somehow she has lost six months of her life.
Big thanks to netgalley.com for the review copy of this title. This mystery kept me with it, but i did figure out how it was going to end way before it all came about. It was a bit obvious in a lot of places, but over all the story is great. It kept me interested the whole way through.
~~~!!!DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST TWO!!!~~~
Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they’re quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it’s not like they can just go to the authorities for help.
All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they’re so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control.
But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she’ll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can’t keep running forever.
I was kind of… actually a lot disappointed with this final installation. It was utterly unsatisfying. I was expecting a lot more. It was nice to see the cross over and the return of some characters, but from Maya’s point of view, they kind of seemed boring. At the end of The Calling, they hinted that the kids from Canada would be meeting up with characters from the The Darkest Powers trilogoy, and I got super excited, but I was let down. I felt like they were just running around getting captured and “rescued” all the time. There honestly wasn’t much development in anything. I mean, if you’ve come this far already, I would just finish it. Heck, Armstrong might even branch off from this series again, so you better catch up on your reading.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
I know they say not judge a book by it’s cover, but as soon as I saw that this book was by Rick Yancey, I immediately checked it out. And may I just say that I was wise with this choice. This book was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Amazing, just in case you didn’t get that first part. It didn’t end the way I thought it was going to, and there were a few times I yelled at the characters in the book, hoping that in some impossible way they’d listen to my advice, but of course, authors write to break our hearts, and so that is what happened. And that is the joy of this book. There’s absolutely everything you could want out of a book in The 5th Wave, and plus Rick Yancey’s beautiful writing. That man really does have a way with words. I was surprised to find Yancey writing from the female perspective (and a wee bit firhgtened), and I obviously was worried for nothing because Cassie was perfectly bad a$$. Any who, if you haven’t already read it, READ IT! Like, right now. Oh, and I just found out that there’s going to be a sequel, so yeah, I’m happier than a mother that just gave birth.
Kitty can’t read so good, she’s smart but words look all wrong to her so when it was time for her testing she want able to complete the test. Her reader took too long. She became a III. But when someone comes along and tells her she could be a VII Kitty decides to go along with it. But she wasn’t expecting to wake up as a totally different person. She has been completely altered. She is taller, blonder, everything has changed. She is now an exact copy of the Prime Minister’s niece, Lila, but now she has to live the life of someone else and help the Prime Minster and his mother stop an uprising that Lila helped start.
Thanks to the review copy I received from netgalley.com I got to read this dystopian futuristic book that kind of freaked me out. It was a bid sadistic at times and a great many of the characters have no remorse, but I thought in the wake of Hunger Games that this book works. None of the characters are really completely likable except Kitty and her boyfriend, Benjy. Over all its a good read, but it can get dark. Be prepared.
This is book 2!!!!! Read Also Known As before reading this!
In this the 2nd book of this new spy series Maggie is under major stress. Just what is she supposed to reveal to her best friend Roux and her boy friend Jessie (both civilians who shouldn’t have been told anything about her being a spy) about her work. Plus there is the added stress of her parents being under suspicion of being traitors to the Collective. Will all their lives on the line Maggie may have to bring them fully into the family.
A big thank you to netgalley.com for the copy of this title. This is a fun series where the parents still play a big role in the teenagers lives. I have to say that this spy novel series is one of my favorites. If you are a fan of Ally Carter then you will love this series. Book 2 stands up to book one.
Published in January, this is book 2!!!!
Cia has made it past the testing and into the university, but she isn’t in the field she thought she would be. They have put her in the Government Class, with none other then Will. But in truth the Testing hasn’t ended, it’s just taken on another form. Kids from Tosu City have joined them now at the university and the upperclassmen are testing them in new ways to see how they react to situations. Cia has to get top marks since she is being watched. She did something in the testing to make them watch her more then most and with Tomas so far away and not being allowed to be near him Cia must survive this new version of the testing on her own.
Thanks to the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s book group for the Advance Reader copy of the book. This is really a series for anyone who like the Hunger Games and the near death experiences that the teens have to face. The story kept me turning pages on this one the whole way through. It’s interesting how Cia dosen’t remember the testing at all, but she finds the recording she made and she still dosen’t know if everything she said on it are really true. She can’t believe her own words. That seems odd, but I can see why she wouldn’t want to believe it. I’m glad she took it to heart though and kept up her normal self preservation instincts in book 2.
Savannah has grown up knowing that she wont have the money for anything nice or expensive. Especially after her mom got sick and the doctor bills started to pile up. She has never dreamed of going to college and she is okay with living a simpler life. She loves horses and has a way with them that most people don’t. Its been several years since her mothers death but now she and her father are living on the Goodwin farm with her dads pregnant girlfriend. Since both of the them have jobs with the Goodwin’s Savannah decides to see about getting a job warming up the horses for races, but the Goodwin’s teenage son is in charge of the horses this year ans had a bit of thing for Savannah and she is trying her best not to like him back.
A big thank you to net galley for loaning me a copy of this for my e-reader. This is book 4 in the series and I have to say they get better and better. Even if the horse lingo is wrong at times this is still a good story. The romance between the two is realistic and fun. I have personally never know anyone to make friends as fast at Savannah did, but I think that is just how the people of Hundred Oaks roll.
This is book 2!
Please Read book one first before reading this review as it will spoil the first fantastic book for you!
Evie is trying to reach her grandmother to learn more about the Game, but with Arcana, bagmen and flesh eaters around every corner and the truth about what she is out of the bag with Jack, life is getting harder. Jack knew she had secrets but he didn’t know about the game or about the Magician, the fool or the archer being a part of it all. Now he does. It dosen’t help that Jack is religious and saw her go full Empress and kill someone, if if that someone was trying to kill her. Plus, with Death still talking to her inside her head and the dreams that the fool is sending her about her past with Death Evie is just trying to make it day by day to begin with, so with all the other things happening everyday is a challenge.
If i say anymore about the story it will ruin everything for you, but let me tell you this. Best 2nd book in a series I’ve read in a long while. LOVED IT! Never wanted to put this one down. I do think Evie has become a little wish-washy when it comes to the men in her life, but that’s to be expected when you find something like that out about the guy you love. But the whole Death thing was unexpected even if she did pity his card when she was young. And the ending is a total Cliff hanger!!!! Can’t wait for book 3!
This is book 4! Please read the first 3 books before reading this post!!!
The Garde have finally come together, all but five, and after their draw with the Mogadorian ruler they know that right now they don’t have what it takes to beat him, yet. They need practice and they need to learn to work together. Now holed up in nine’s penthouse in Chicago they are getting to know each other and learning how to work together. When Five sets off a signal to attract the Garde’s attention they know that having another player would help and go off to find him before the Mogs do.
Totally unexpected turn of events! If i tell you what my thoughts were through this book you may very well guess whats going to happen, but I doubt it. But, I was happy to see Sam back. This series always keeps me guessing! Gotta love it!