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Recommend A: Book that kept you up all night

Monday, January 27, 2014
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Recommend a book that kept you up all night
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Find Me by Romily Bernard
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HarperTeen, 307 pages
Release Date: September 24, 2013
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“Find Me.” These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead. Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target. Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step? Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare. But she’s going to find this killer no matter what. Because it just got personal. [goodreads]


I made a huge mistake by starting Find Me before bed on a school night. How do you go to sleep after finding out the main character, Wick, is a hacker who's searching for a potential criminal?

Find Me was a great thriller with a fast paced story and intriguing characters. Find out more about the book in my review.




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Recommend A: Book that Made You Feel ALL THE FEELS

Monday, January 20, 2014
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Recommend A... Book that Made You Feel ALL THE FEELS
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(suggested by Willa's Ramblings)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
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Disney-Hyperion, 343 pages
Release Date: May 15, 2012
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Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun.

When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.

As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?

SO. MANY. EMOTIONS. After all this time I still don't know how to fully describe the pain from Code Name Verity. Here's a link to my review incase you're interested in reading more about my emotional trauma.

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Recommend A: Book with a Musically Talented Character

Monday, January 13, 2014
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Recommend a Book with a Musically Talented Character
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The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
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Penguin Australia/Viking, 328 pages
Release Date: March 1, 2010
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Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca - but five years have passed, and now it's Thomas Mackee who needs saving.

After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can't forget. Shooting for oblivion, he's hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt, work at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom's in no shape to mend what's broken. But what if no one else is either?

An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper's Son redefines what it means to go home again.



The Piper's Son is one of my all time favorite books. And I'm really fortunate to own the Australian copy of this book because the cover is one of my favorites. This book isn't exactly a music centered book, but being a guitarist is an important part of Tom's identity, and music is weaved into his life throughout the story. I actually wasn't expecting to love The Piper's Son, but here I am trying to convince you all that this is an amazing book that will make you feel ALL THE FEELS.



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Recommend A... Book You Want to Reread for the 1st Time

Monday, January 6, 2014
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Recommend A... Book You Want to Reread for the 1st Time 
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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
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Margaret K. McElderry, 485 pages
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Release Date: March 27, 2007
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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

I know that by now almost everyone has read City of Bones, but I can't help but recommend it anyways. I just want to re-experience entering a new world... also I just want to meet Jace Wayland for the first time again. Anyone else?








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Epic Recs: January Intro

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Epic Recs is hosted by Judith from Paper Riot and Amber from Books of Amber. Each month they recommend each other a book to read. Check out their January post and join in!

Since we had so much fun last month, Jen (Books and Other Happy Ever Afters) Aneeqah (My Not So Real Life), and Willa (Willa's Ramblings / Lit Up Review) are planning on participating for the rest of the year.

Each month will be a different combination of recommendations between Willa, Jen, Aneeqah, and I. For January, Aneeqah and I recommended each other books. Aneeqah is making me read Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis, and I am making her read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. 


Be sure to check out what Jen and Willa recommended each other as well as Anneqah's post.

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Looking Back & Moving Forward

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It is once again time to look back at the year. This has been quite a year that went by way too fast. I did manage to beat my goal of 110 books with a finishing 112, not including rereads. Honestly I'm amazed I even found that much time to read considering I barely slept. 

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One thing I was surprised about was that I didn't attend a lot of events this year. Unless I did and forgot to take pictures. But this year I went to my 3rd Wordstock and a Fierce Reads tour. Something fun I did this year was I got a couple of my friends to dress as Dauntless initiates with me for Halloween.



2014 is the year I'm finally driving! It's also the year I'll finish my junior year and become a senior. That very thought is terrifying at the moment. This year has been a bit rough for blogging since junior year has been kicking my butt, but here's to a new year full of great things. 


I wish you all a happy new year! Make good choices, people.


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Incase you missed it, be sure to check out my Top Ten Books I Read in 2013

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