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Beastly~ Alex Flinn

beastly-4Kyle Kingsbury used to be the boy who you wish you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. Kyle was a cocky, arrogant, egotistical jerk who made fun of anyone not at his “level”. Well, lets just say with this particular girl, he made a big mistake getting in her way. Kendra is a witch, and she was set on getting revenge. She got it. Kendra turned Kyle into a hideous monster, and how could anyone love a monster? Kyle has disappeared from everyone he used to know, except his father who set him away. Stupid jerk, you don’t do that to your own kid. Kyle had one year to break the spell, and get someone to love him the way he looks now. As of recent, Kyle has changed his name to Adrian, which means dark. When a man breaks into his greenhouse, Adrian threatens the man. In return, the man must send his daughter to live with Adrian until he decides to let her go. This is it, this is his chance to change his fate, if only Lindy could not hate him and leave her room once in a while. Okay, so maybe this won’t go according to Adrian’s plan.

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I watched the movie, before i decided to read the book. I loved the movie, and I thought the book would be much better and it was. One of the main things I hated the most, was in the book Kyle changed his name to Adrian, and in the movie he changed his name to Hunter. That was an adjustment, but I got over it quick. Something else than made me want to kill someone, was hoe different they made Lindy look in the book and the movie. I really liked the character of Kendra, in the book and the movie, she is just a really cool chick. I would recommend reading the book before watching the movie, if possible.

There is also another book with the story told for Lindy’s point of view.

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The Mortal Instruments Series~ Cassandra Clare

mortal instrumentsWhen fifteen year old Clary Fray goes to the Pandemonium club with her best friend Simon, she was not expecting to witness a murder. And definitely not a murder committed by three teenagers with weird tattoos and bizarre weapons. Then the “person” they killed vanishes into thin air,what the fudge? It’s kind of hard to call the police when you’re the only one who can see them, and since there is nothing to show anyone was even killed. This is Clary’s first encounter with the Shadowhunters. Shadowhunters are warriors who dedicate their lives to rid the world of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks like an angel, but acts like a jerk. When Clary’s mother suddenly disappears, Clary herself is attacked by a demon. Now, Clary has no choice but to trust Jace, he could be the only one who can keep her safe, and help find her mother. As she learns more about the Shadowhunters and their lives, she starts to question everything she has ever known. Why would demons have any interest in ordinary mundanes like her and her mother? How come she can suddenly see the Shadowhunters, and no one else can?

This series is in my absolute top five ever. This is a six book series, but Cassandra Clare has other series about Shadowhunters also. Jace is one of the best characters in any book I have ever read. She has written a full length series about Shadowhunters, wolves, vampires, warlocks, fairies, and unimaginable places and characters. I was never left disappointed, and I spent too much time to mention hugging the books.

1. City of Bones

2. City of Ashes

3. City of Glass

4. City of Fallen Angels

5. City of Lost Souls

6. City of Heavenly Fire.

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Divergent Series~ Veronica Roth

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Many years after the apocalypse, the society has been divided into five factions. Candor the honest. Amity the peaceful. Erudite the intelligent. Abnegation the selfless. And Dauntless the brave. On an appointed day once a year, all sixteen year olds must select a faction to spend the rest of their lives in. Before they decide they must go through a test, that will tell her where she should go based on her personality, but they can make what ever decision they want. Your only supposed to get one result, but Beatrice Prior gets three. Her result was inconclusive, which makes her different from everyone else, it makes her divergent. Divergents are people who can’t be controlled. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she truly is. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the very competitive initiation, she renames herself Tris, and struggles to live with the choice she has made. All the initiates must go through a series of physical and mental tests. Tris must determine who her true friends are, and where a romance with a seemingly familiar boy fits into the life she has chosen. How can she protect herself. If anyone found out her secret, she would be killed, because she can’t be controlled.

I really loved the books, and the author is truly talented. The movies are also awesome. I love Four so much, he is a huge part of my major book crushes. I severely suggest reading this trilogy. There is also an extra book, with small parts written in For perspective. check that out to.

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Hunger Games~ Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games is a national televised event where 24 contestants fight to the death to be the victors of Panem. Panem is the new world formed post apocalypse. The Capitol is were all the wealthy people are, and there are 12 poorer districts surrounding the Capitol. Every year two contestants from each district, a male and a female, from ages 13-18 are chosen to compete in the Hunger Games. May the odds be ever in your favor. When 16-year-old Katniss’ younger sister Prim is chose as the female representative, she volunteers to take her place. Katniss, as the first volunteer of District 12, must now compete in the Hunger Games. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, now much train and prepare to fight. Katniss sees this whole situation as a death sentence, but she has been close to death before, survival is second nature. But there are 23 other  teenagers she has to go through to get back to her family. Many of whom have spent their entire lives training to be the crowning victors of the Hunger Games. Well, this is gonna be fun.

I loved reading these books, and I’m obsessed with the movies. I can’t wait for the last one to come out. These books were an adventure, and i was engrossed from the first page. I love the character of Katniss, and how she does absolutely everything to protect those she love. Including, her mother, her sister Prim, and her best friend Gale. Gale and Katniss have always been close, but he wants things to be more serious. Peeta is just a baker. To everyone in District 12, Peeta is just a baker. But to Katniss, he saved her life. My favorite character is Finnick Odair, but he doesn’t come in until book two. Many people are familiar with this series, but if you aren’t definitely read, watch the movies, and join the revolution!

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Matched Series~ Ally Condie

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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make her decisions for her, about everything. What to eat, what to read, who to spend her life with. So when she sees her best friend Xander’s face on the screen at her matching ceremony, she knows he must be her ideal mate. Until she sees Ky Markham’s face for a split second before the screen turns black. The Society tells her that it was just a glitch, and that she should focus on her destined life with Xander. The thing is, Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they fall in love, Cassia begins doubting the Society, and everything it stands for. Now, Cassia will have to make a choice, between Xander and Ky. A simple safe life with the one she is supposed to be with. Or a dangerous passionate love that is forbidden.

I remember seeing a friend of mine reading matched a couple of years ago, and I added it to my list. It only took me two years to get to it. And I’m so happy I did. This trilogy was unlike anything I’ve read before. They’re were so many secrets straight from the beginning that left you having to know the truth. I loved the female lead of Cassia, and how her perspective changes about the society. I also liked the two main male leads, Xander and Ky. They are the complete opposite, yet also oddly similar. I also thought it was really cool, how people are categorized if they, or their parents, commit a crime. How a person could be treated differently if their parents committed a crime twenty years before.I often found myself rooting for one side of things more than the other. It was definitely worth the few weeks I was obsessed.

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The Host~ Stephanie Meyer

                                                        The Earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts, while leaving their bodies intact. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.Wanderer isthe host the Soul who has been given Melanie’s body, but she didn’t expect to find its former tenant to be refusing to give up her mind. As Melanie gives Wanderer visions of her human family, she begins to love people she has never known, and yearn for a man she has never met. As Melanie and Wanderer become unlikely allies, the Seeker needs information from Melanie’s mind. The way she see’s it, the world would be better with no humans left. So, if she can get Wanderer to tell her where Melanie’s human family is, that’s less humans left on Earth. Well, it didn’t exactly turn out like that. Melanie and Wanderer are now on the run, searching for some of the few humans left. When they find them, it’s not exactly the welcome they expect. Wanderer isn’t Melanie, and that seems to make most everyone hate her. Wanderer can’t tell Melanie’s family that she is alive, or they would kill Wanderer to save her. But, if Melanie is truly gone, what use does a soul have to a bunch of humans. Well, I guess this could end a couple different ways.

I absolutely loved this book, and I had it done in a week. I loved the context the author put into the characters, and how much meaning is to them. My two favorite characters are Ian and Jared, figures right? I love their contrasting personalities, and they’re roles in the story itself.

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The Book Thief~Markus Zusak

the-book-thief                                                                                                                                                   This story is narrated by Death. Set during World War II, Germany

Liesel Meminger lost her whole family in the course of a day, that is also the day the book thief stole her first book. Now, Liesel is living with her new foster family, the Hubbermans. At this time the book thief is ten years old, and she stole a book she doesn’t know how to read. When her new foster-father begins teaching her how to read, her entire life changes. Set in the soul of the war this is the story of a girl who finds more meaning in words then others in money. Later, when the Hubbermans decide to help a Jewish fist fighter, everything turns dangerous. Everyone already thinks Hans Hubberman is against the Nazi party, if they find out their hiding Max Vandenburg could potentially ruin everything they have fought for to stay alive.

Normally this wouldn’t be my kind of book, but it was on the summer reading list. Turns out, I was not disappointed with this story at all. I was not expecting to like this book so much. It took about 1.25 seconds for Max to be my favorite character. A 24-year-old fist fighter, who is now hiding in another family’s basement, it’s just so weird. Now, I would love to talk all about the ending, but I wouldn’t want to give anything away. Let me just say, the ending left me happy and disappointed at the same time.

There is also a movie that was made based off this book.

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Hush Hush~ Becca Fitzpatrick

hush hush Nora Grey is a sophomore living in Coldwater Maine.Her best friend Vee is always trying to set her up with someone, but Nora is pretty much uninterested in all of them. Her life is pretty much uneventful until she sits next to mysterious senior Patch Cipriano in biology class. The two instantly don’t get along, but Nora is inexplicably drawn to him. No matter where she goes he always seems to be around. He’s hiding something, and she doesn’t know where safety is. After a few encounters with him, she is determined to know his secrets, no matter how scared she is to know the truth, As his secrets are uncovered, Nora doesn’t know who to trust. Someone is out to hurt her, and she doesn’t seem to know who the true enemy is.

1. Hush Hush

2. Crescendo

3. Silence

4. Finale

This is one of the best series I’ve ever read, and I absolutely love the story line and all the characters. Nora is a fiercely independent person who can easily be admired. I absolutely mother freaking love Patch. He is so funny, awesome, and adorably protective. Vee is not an overly dramatic outgoing person, and wicked cool. One of my other favorite characters doesn’t come in until the next book, so something to look forward to. I hope those of you reading will decide to add this to your list, because it is a refreshing series, and is definitely worth it.

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My Blood Approves~Amanda Hocking

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Seventeen year old Alice Bonham’s life goes haywire when she meets Jack. Jack is unlike anyone she has ever met before, and  she feels inexplicably drawn to him. He makes it clear that for them to be friends, it has to be okay for him to keep secrets. Hesitantly she agrees. After spending the next few weeks hanging out, Jack wants Alice to meet his family. She instantly likes his older brother Ezra, and his wife Mae. But his other brother Peter is another story. When she first sees him there is an instant attraction, but she treats her with disgust and keeps his distance. But, a love triangle isn’t her only problem. Turns out, Jack and his family are vampires, and Peter and Alice are meant to be soul mates. Well, that’s just ducky, right?

This was another good Amanda Hocking series. I love the way the story is told, with plenty of everything you could want in a good series. Action, romance, danger. Definitely worth the read.

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Watersong Series~ Amanda Hocking

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Sixteen year old Gemma Fisher had the a perfect, normal life. She is pretty, carefree, and hear over heels for her next door neighbor Alex. Alex is Harper’s best friend, who just happens to be her sister, so he has always been around. Gemma’s true passion lies in the water, where she takes lessons and late night swims.

Penn, Lexi, and Thea have just come to town, but I guess you could say they are not your average mean girls.They are sirens, whose powers work especially well on men. During her late night swims, she see’s them dancing and partying, so she joins them. The next morning she wakes up on the beach, and she knows something had changed, She is suddenly stronger, faster, and more beautiful. As she reveals the truth about her new powers, she must make a choice. Stay at home, or swim head first into a dark world of unimaginable secrets.

Harper Fisher is the older sister who is trying her best to take care of her father and her sister. She soon notices her sister acting abnormal, and hanging around with the new girls in town. As she tries to figure out whats going on, she ends up a lot closer to fisherman, Daniel. Daniel is a strange man, who can’t stay away from Harper, but also seems so be harboring a secret of his own.

1.Wake

2.Lullaby

3.Tidal

4.Elegy

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This was a really good series, and kept me hooked until i finished it. I love Amanda Hocking and would recommend reading all of her books. I love the paranormal romance this series has going on. I also loved the characters, especially Daniel, because the dude’s hilarious and relentless.

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