Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Top Five Books I Plan to Read in July

We're halfway through 2018! Isn't that insane? It seems like just yesterday I was setting up my GoodReads challenge and preparing for a new year. Now we've only got 184 days left until 2019. It seriously blows my mind.

This month I'm hardcore tackling the stack of books that's been accumulating dust on my nightstand for ages. I do want to read a couple of new books, but I'm predominantly going to work on whittling down my TBR list. After all, it's too hot to do much else here in Texas, so I'll probably be holed up with books for the large part of the next few weeks.



Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak - Add on Goodreads

There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.

Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.

Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.

After the accident, the magic drained from Quinn’s life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows it’s her fault.

But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined. (taken from goodreads.com)


Restore Me (Shatter Me #4)
by Tahereh Mafi
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Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side.

But she's still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she's got the whole world in the palm of her hand.

When tragedy hits, who will she become?

Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good? (taken from goodreads.com)


The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall - Add on Goodreads

A fast-paced international escapade, laced with adrenaline, glamour, and romance — perfect for fans of Ally Carter

Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead.

To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle — beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family — but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she's falling in love with. (taken from goodreads.com)



Nevernight by Jay Kristoff - Add on Goodreads

Layken's father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn...

Layken's mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across the country. However, a new home means new neighbours... and Layken's new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper.

Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart... or learn to live without each other. (taken from goodreads.com)


Unwind by Neal Shusterman - Add on Goodreads

Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end.

Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive. (taken from goodreads.com)