Book Quote of the Week

People go

but how

they left

always stays

– Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur

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Girl Made of Stars

35721231Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on May 15, 2018

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBT

Pages: 295

“It’s such a little thing, this skirt. For other girls, maybe it’s makeup or a sport or having sex or not having sex or writing or music or kicking ass in school or wearing your hair so it looks like the sun’s unruly rays. I think every girl has a thing or two, tiny details in her life that say This is me. I’m done hiding. I’m done feeling ashamed.

Beautiful, raw, heartbreaking, real…Girl Made of Stars is all of these things and more.
I only knew the barest of details when I picked the book up and really had no intention of consuming it so fast. This book is begging to be read and it’s going on my slow growing list of needed reads. Continue reading “Girl Made of Stars”

The Hate U Give

32075671The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Published by Balzer + Bray on February 28, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 444

 

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

 

Eye opening, hard hitting, and honest, this book needs to be read by everyone. In a time with so much political and social turmoil, The Hate U Give stands out and talks about the hard topics no one wants to dive into. Continue reading “The Hate U Give”

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)

We are officially under a week to A REAPER AT THE GATES release!!! I can hardly contain my excitement. I finished A Torch Against the Night last night and relived all the emotions I felt the first time I read it. Now I’m off to start REAPER (thanks for the screw up Amazon) but mums the word until release day! I hope you all are as excited as I am for REAPER!

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atorchagainstthenight_cv-4-14A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Published by Razorbill on August 30, 2016

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 452

It takes only a split second for life to go horribly wrong. To fix the mess, I need a thousand things to go right. The distance from one bit of luck to the next feels as great as the distance across oceans. But, I decide in this moment, I will bridge that distance, again and again, until I win. I will not fail.

This book destroyed me.

Every single way I thought it might turn out, it went in a completely direction. This book completely ripped out my heart and tore it into shreds. But I loved every bit of it.

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Geekerella

30724132Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Published by Quirk Books on April 4, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Retellings

Pages: 320

 

“If you believe in yourself and have a few good friends, then you can do anything. You can be anything.”

 

Geekerella is what I imagined the contemporary love child of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder would be. Continue reading “Geekerella”

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

23395680Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Published by Knopf books on October 20, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 602

 

“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”

 

 

Two words: visually pleasing.

If you haven’t seen the hardcover of Illuminae, it’s spectacularly beautiful. The jacket is a bright translucent orange/red situation and the physical book is written all over. The shelf appeal of the book alone is the reason I bought it in the first place. Thank god the content lived up to the beauty of the outside. Continue reading “Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)”