Blogger Dreams

blogger dreams

Hey guys I’m sorry I haven’t posted much but I’m having a rough week and I’m still trying to get through it. I actually haven’t finished any book this week which rarely happens. To do something productive I though I’d share you guys some my dreams for myself as a blogger and for this little blog of mine.

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BOOK REVIEW: From A Distant Star by Karen McQuestion

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Karen McQuestion
Young Adult, Contemporary
Skyscape
May 19, 2015
eARC
NetGalley

Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—was convinced that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered.

As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether Lucas is the same boy she’s always known. When she finds an unidentifiable object on his family’s farm—and government agents come to claim it—she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems. Emma’s out-of-this-world discovery may be the key to setting things right, but only if she and Lucas can evade the agents who are after what they have. With all her hopes and dreams on the line, Emma sets out to save the boy she loves. And with a little help from a distant star, she might just have a chance at making those dreams come true.

Angel Recommends…12 Non-YA Books a YA Reader Should Read

Angel Recommends

Angel Recommends is a feature on the blog where I give awesome bookish recommendations.

Before being the avid YA reader I am today, I have read lots of middle-grade and adult fiction. I didn’t even know Young Adult books existed before so I devoured those books. I read them every day and every night, I even re-read some of those books.

If you’re looking for something new and non-YA to read, I’m here to recommend you 12 awesome non-YA books.

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BOOK REVIEW: End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee

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Penryn and the End of Days #3
Susan Ee
Young Adult, Paranormal, Sci-fi
Skyscape
May 12, 2015
eBook

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

BOOK REVIEW: World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee

World After Book Cover World After
Penryn and the End of Days #2
Susan Ee
Young Adult, Paranormal, Sci-fi
Skyscape
November 19, 2013
eARC
NetGalley

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

BOOK REVIEW: The Enchanted Rose by Nadia Nader

The Enchanted Rose Book Cover The Enchanted Rose
Misty Hills #1
Nadia Nader
Young Adult, Paranormal
January 14, 2015
eBook
Xpresso Book Tours

When Vivian’s mother dies in a tragic accident, Vivian’s world is turned upside down. Her life, as she knows it, is over. A new life, full of her mother’s secrets, begins…

Sent away by her father to live with two eccentric aunts on the mysterious Tremaine Estate, Vivian comes to learn that a powerful curse lurks over her family – one that only she may have the power to break. With each day she spends in Misty Hills, Vivian uncovers more unsettling discoveries about the town, her reclusive family, and herself.

Can Vivian let go of every truth she’s ever believed and discover who she really is, before the dark secrets hidden within the supernatural town threaten to consume her and those she loves?

“Special” Books I Own

musing mondays

Musing Mondays is a weekly event where MizB will ask a book/reading-related question, and I will answer with my own thoughts on the topic. This is a meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What types of “special” books do you own? For example, do you have any really old books? Any collections based on your interests (eg. architecture, etc)?

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BOOK REVIEW: Untaken by J. E. Anckorn

Untaken Book Cover Untaken
J. E. Anckorn
Young Adult, Post-Apocalypse
Curiosity Quills Press
March 23, 2015
eARC
Curiosity Quills Press

It turns out that a real alien invasion is nothing like the Sci-fi shows 14-year-old Gracie loves. Not when it’s your own family who are swallowed whole by those big silver ships. Not if it could be you next.

In her search for her family, Gracie meets Brandon, a high school dropout who would never have been caught dead hanging out with a dork like Gracie before the world ended. Gracie isn’t too crazy about Brandon either, but he has one thing she doesn’t: A plan.

Brandon’s uncle has a cabin up in Maine, and If Gracie and Brandon can survive long enough to get there they can hide out until the Space Men pack up their ships and leave.
Until the army guys come to rescue them, says Brandon.
Brandon is big into army guys.

Gracie has to admit that Brandon’s Awesome Plan probably would have worked out great if wasn't for Jake.
They found 5-year-old Jake, laying half-dead under the remains of someone’s ranch house. He’s a good kid, even if he won’t-or can’t- talk.

But Jake has a secret, and when Gracie finds out what it is, the fragile new life they’ve started to forge looks set to break apart.

When the people you’ve been counting on to put the world back together start hunting you down, alien invaders are the least of your worries.