So the posts I had planned didn't really go... as planned. I just had a week where after school I wanted to just go to sleep and I did and it was nice. The reviews that I didn't do I will add somewhere else. Speaking of reviews I decided I'm going to add some of the new books I've read this January. Not my original plan but I want to be able to share them while I still have them fresh in my head. It'll probably go like this. I review three older reviews then one of my first reads and one of my last reads. So you may not know two of the books I'm going to review. Hmm... you know what? I'm going to leave the reviews a mystery from now on. It's more fun that way and helps me out to. Of course I'm going to mention the new look. Do you like it? I love changing things up. It's all bright and pretty. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Past Week Reads
Yay! I read Article 5! Finally. Anya's Ghost had some beautiful illustrations. And as you can see I already started adding a new read review with Dr. Sam is Under Your Bed.
Past Week Reviews
How Not to be Popular: In a favorite book of mine Maggie, out of desperation, decides she will become so unpopular that by the next time she moves she won't be brokenhearted because she'll have no friends but when she does make friends can she keep from hurting them?
Something, Maybe: Hannah has an older father who's always with younger women and a mother who is never fully clothed. As she struggles with her family life a new conflict emerges that takes the form of a goofy coworker she's starting to have feelings for while her long time crush starts noticing.
Dr. Sam is Under Your Bed: A memoir about an actress growing up around her father's need to put a killer away and her need to find where her place is in this world.
Sigh. I'm not going to get into the books I didn't read. I just didn't get to them so instead of me putting myself through a guilt trip I'm just going to say what book I'm reading right now and that'll be the end of it. I really want that cake every time I look at this cover...
I'm reading Gone with a buddy on Goodreads so I wanted to share. Did you know this book was more than 500 pages!? That's insane. I haven't started yet because I just got it yesterday but I'm planning to start it today.
Look What I Got!
Aren't they GORGEOUS!? I originally got Past Perfect like a week ago just before the 14 day mark for shipping was up. I got Then I Met My Sister this week... 22 days of shipping!!! The customer service person was real nice and told me it could take me up to 21 days which is unheard of for me but I got them. They are safe and sound. Reading them to start off February.
I also got an ebook version of Altered from a friend on Goodreads. I didn't even ask! Readers are amazing people. It's going to be such a great treat to read a newly published book.
I wanted to tell you about this book I received for review. I just got it. It was written by a fellow blogger and she's looking for reviews. I love that I'm able to read a book by another blogger so it would be awesome if you did too. You can check out her post here. Thanks!
Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more. When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.
Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie.
Her memories have been altered.
Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.
And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.
When Willa Dixon’s brother dies on the family lobster boat, her father forbids Willa from stepping foot on the deck again. With her family suffering, she’ll do anything to help out—even visiting the Grey Man.
Everyone in her small Maine town knows of this legendary spirit who haunts the lighthouse, controlling the fog and the fate of any vessel within his reach. But what Willa finds in the lighthouse isn’t a spirit at all, but a young man trapped inside until he collects one thousand souls.
Desperate to escape his cursed existence, Grey tries to seduce Willa to take his place. With her life on land in shambles, will she sacrifice herself?
Living with a weird brother in a small town can be tough enough. Having a spectacular fall through the ice at a skating party and nearly drowning are grounds for embarrassment. But having a vision and narrating it to the assembled crowd solidifies your status as an outcast. What Ruby Carson saw during that fateful day was her entire town buildings and people floating underwater. Then an orange-tipped surveyor stake turns up in a farmer's field. Another is found in the cemetery. A man with surveying equipment is spotted eating lunch near Pokiok Falls. The residents of Haverton soon discover that a massive dam is being constructed and that most of their homes will be swallowed by the rising water. Suspicions mount, tempers flare, and secrets are revealed. As the town prepares for its own demise, 14-year-old Ruby Carson sees it all from a front-row seat. Set in the 1960s, The Town That Drowned evokes the awkwardness of childhood, the thrill of first love, and the importance of having a place to call home. Deftly written in a deceptively unassuming style, Nason's keen insights into human nature and the depth of human attachment to place make this novel ripple in an amber tension of light and shadow.
There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away.
That’s why they make the perfect assassins.
The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated.
Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute’s monitoring. But now they’ve ID’ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can’t make the hit. It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else ever notices them.