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Here and Now~ Haylen Beck

When I read the summary of this book, I honestly though it would be something similar to Freedom’s Child, another book I got from Blogging for Books. Obviously I wasn’t expecting it to be the same, and It definitely was not. This book was raw and emotional, and at some points painful to read. I loved it, and would recommend it to anyone who lives suspense thrillers.

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Ninth City Burning~ J. Patrick Black

There are many books that are written post apocalyptic, or an invasion of the planet. I was pleasantly surprised by this book, and how all the details fit together in a seemingly beautiful story. I read the book in two days, and would recommend it to any sci-fi, fantasy, or paranormal nerd. I was captivated by the characters, especially Naomi. I loved everything about the story, and I almost wish it were a longer series.

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Still Here by Lara Vapnyar

Normally, I would say this is not my typical topic of interest when it comes to reading. But, I figured I would try something new, and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the diversity of the characters, and how much depth each of them had. I really liked that character of Regina, and think her character can really connect with a lot of people. I recommend this to anyone, and everyone!

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Eleanor~ Jason Gurley

When I chose this book, I was expecting something that was going to be heart wrenching and with a serious case of tears. There was definitely both of those things with this story. I thought it was really sad, the relationship that Eleanor had with her parents, especially her mother. The character of Eleanor really surprised me, and I found myself connecting with her more than I was expecting. I would recommend this book to anyone willing to read something kind of sad and happy at the same time.

 

 

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The Wolf Road~ Beth Lewis

I went out on a limb,I have never read a book like this before. I love the face that the characters have such odd names, and I really liked the character of Elka. I loved following through this roller coaster, and can only wish there could have been more books. It was awesome and I could truly recommend it to anyone willing to try something new. Sorry this review was not longer, I have been so busy recently. I promise I will be on my game next time.

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Women in Science~ Rachel Ignotofsky

The first thing that caught my attention with this book was the cover, with all the colors and illustrations on it. I love science, and thought this might be a interesting book. It was perfect. For each of the fifty women, there was just enough information and beautiful illustrations. The information written in the book was at a perfect length, enough information to learn, but not too much that is gets boring. I would recommend this to anyone. It was a wonderful read.

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I take you ~ Eliza Kennedy

When I decided to get this book I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but it turned out to completely amaze me. I loved the min character, Lily and how she was perfectly flawed. I thought that the whole thing was incredibly funny, and that it all seemed perfectly human, rather than completely drastic. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a book to make you laugh, and make you feel like your problems really aren’t as bad as you think they are.

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Wreck and Order~ Hannah Tennant-Moore

Normally, this would not be my type of book. The kind of book, where the main character searches for the meaning of their life. So, I went out on a limb and picked this one. I’ve read other books where the heroin of the story was abused mentally or physically by a boyfriend or a parent, but I was really surprised with how, minus the abuse, I could really relate to this character. I think it is a definite must read for anyone willing to go out of their comfort zone.

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Pretty Things~ Sarra Manning

pretty thingsBrie is in love with her best friend Charlie. Charlie is gay, and he is in love with playboy Walker. Walker is in love with Daisy. Daisy is a lesbian who hates Walker and Brie. It’s all very complicated.

Brie is 100% exactly like all the teenage girls you despise. Her mother flinches if she gains .001 on the scale. She loves Charlie, and thinks his gayness is just a fluke.¬†Charlie is what everyone should aspire for in a best friend, he’s caring and protective. He has a crush on Walker, who has been know to shag anything with boobs. He has a thing for daisy. Total tomboy who has a girlfriend doing some summer thing. Though the more time she spends with Walker, she realizes he may not be as bad as she always thought.

I freaking loved this book. The characters completely contrast each other in a really cool way. I read it in 6 hours and wanted to read it again the second I finished it. Definitely pick this book!

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2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas~ Marie-Helene Bertino

2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas is a novel about a little girl, a young school teacher, and a middle aged bar owner. It’s a riveting story about the troubles of this telling world. Madeleine Altimari is a nine year old aspiring jazz singer. Her mother has just recently passed away, and Madeleine is quite lost. Sarina Greene is a young fifth grade teacher, who had recently had her heart broken. Lorca is the owner of legendary jazz club, the Cat’s Pajamas. He barely has enough money to keep the club going, and his wife has left him. Three completely unrelated people find themselves not so different at all.

I finished this book in 3 days, I could barely put it down. The way the author writes, and her characters are compelling. I loved the character of Madeleine, and unfortunately reminds me of how I was when I was nine years old. I definitely recommend this to anybody, and is certainly worth the read.

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