A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)

30809786A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

Published by Razorbill on June 12, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 464

“Strange how monsters can reach from beyond the grave, as potent in death as they were in life.”

 

 

 

 

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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”

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)”

Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4)

34992929Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperCollins on March 6, 2018

Pages: 435

 

“I cannot let the broken girl inside of me inhale all that I’ve become. I cannot revert back to another version of myself. I will not shatter, not again, in the wake of an emotional earthquake.”

 

 

 

You can’t see me, but I’m dying.

After expecting the series to be over after Ignite Me and accepting it (for almost 4 years, might I add), Restore Me swept in and ruined me. Okay, okay, I’m not ruined but my heart hurts and this book ripped open wounds I never thought I’d have.

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A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)

31076583-2A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Published by Bloomsbury YA on May 1, 2018

Pages: 272

 

 

“Stars flickered around us, sweet darkness sweeping in. As if we were the only souls in a galaxy.”

 

 

This novella was everything I needed post-ACOWAR and pre-ACOTAR 4. And now I can’t wait even more. Continue reading “A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)”

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

24926015Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Published by Penguin on April 7, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, Romance

Pages: 303

“He talked about the ocean between people. And how the whole point of everything is to find a shore worth swimming to.”

 

 
THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD.

I haven’t read a book that gave me these warm fuzzies while also having elements that I relate to so much. Continue reading “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”

The Dark Calling (The Arcana Chronicles, #5)

31453592The Dark Calling by Kresley Cole

Published by Valkyrie Press on February 13, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 352

 

 

“One love fated. One love endless.”

 

 

 

After years and years and years and years of waiting, The Dark Calling finally landed in my hands.

Ok, that may have been a little dramatic, but it has been a long time. It blows my mind I’ve been reading this series since 2013 and I still love it now as much as I did then. Continue reading “The Dark Calling (The Arcana Chronicles, #5)”

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

23766634A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Published by Bloomsbury on May 2, 2017

Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance

Pages: 700

 

“When you erupt, girl, make sure it is felt across worlds.”

 

 

As this is the final installment of the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy, my non-spoilers section is going to be very short and sweet. Continue reading “A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)”