Mid-Month Reading Update: July

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hello everyone, I am now back in my home and ready to get back into blogging. I go back to school in a month and I am just crying because where has my summer gone? I feel like I haven't read any book but I definitely had a lot of fun traveling. So, let's get to this update post!


The Treatment

Author: Suzanne Young
Pages: 368
Published by: Simon Pulse
Published on: April 29th 2014
Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.” How do you stop an epidemic? Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go. Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose. Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?


What I Have Finished So Far

  • The Winner's Curse
  • Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold
  • Every Last Word
  • The Treatment
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After
  • Throne of Glass
  • Mila 2.0
  • The Kiss of Deception


What's Coming for the Rest of the Month

Before I had to leave for a family emergency I did say I wanted to get all the reviews I haven't post up. The rest of this month will definitely have a lot of reviews and I am dreading to write all of the reviews aha. Memes will be back as normal and I still have a Book Buddies review with Lauren as well so watch out for that. My blogoversary giveaway is still going on so make sure you guys enter that for $20 up to books! More exiting stuff I don't want to mention yet. Also, SBPT will still be going on so I hope you guys enjoy all the bloggers being features. 

So tell me: How has your month been going so far? Do anything fun?

Let's Talk!: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door 

Author: Stephanie Perkins
Pages: 384
Published by: Speak
Published on: September 28th 2011
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion... she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit – the more sparkly, more wild – the better. And life is pretty close to perfect for Lola, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend. That is, until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt that Lola thought was long buried. So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally face up to a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door. Could the boy from Lola's past be the love of her future? Fall in love with the international bestseller from queen of young adult fiction, Stephanie Perkins.


Can I just say how cute Stephanie Perkins' books are. The romance is always so cute and I just love the fun that always comes into these books. Lola and the Boy Next Door takes place in San Francisco (WHOOOO! NorCal! :D) and I really enjoyed Lola but I think Anna has to be my most favorite book out of this trilogy. (Yes, I've read Isla by the time I'm writing this review) See the thing about Stephanie's books is that we all know how it's going to end okay? We're not here to see how these books end, we're here for the adventure and the path it took to get to the ending of the book. If you haven't started this trilogy, I definitely recommend you get to it.

Lola and the Boy Next Door is about a girl, Lola, who loves to dress up. She wears wigs and crazy outfits and they seem like the most awesomest things ever. Honestly this girl is pretty committed to this everyday-Halloween if she can wake up every morning and spend so much time to look like a different person. She has a boyfriend her parents disapprove of and her life isn't exactly perfect. Then the Bells move in next door again. They have been moved out of the house a few years ago and when they moved out Lola didn't want to see the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket again. For reason in which you will find out when you read the book.This story is basically what happens with Isla when the twins move back into the house next door.

I actually really liked Lola. I thought she was confident, kind, and just a person I would love to be friends with. Throughout the book, you see her really experience drama and she could have made better decisions but that is just the learning process. I really liked reading about the character development she went through in the book because things are changing around her and the changes she had to make within her personality was so great to read about. She become more confident (not that she wasn't already), was able to figure who she was, and just the experiences she went through really defined her talents and abilities. 

Max, Lola's boyfriend was someone I don't really like. He was a bit possessive, kind of a jerk, and definitely the jealous type. Don't get me wrong though, there were times where he got his head out of his ass for a minute and he was such a decent person at those times.

I really did like Cricket though. He was just a sweetheart. He had such great respect for the fact that Lola had a boyfriend and she was already taken. They still continued to be friends though and I really loved that. One thing I have noticed about him is he is a very shy and quiet person. Cricket's sister has been the big factor in the family. They move to different places because of her and he just goes along with it and that has caused him to become a quiet person. He never really was a person who got a lot of attention in his family so I am not surprised if he has a very introverted personality.
"I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else"
- Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
The plot for this book was a great one to read about. I just loved how it had it's dramatic parts but there were fun times as well. Lola and the Boy Next Door had so many huge things going on left and right it was a book jam-packed with things going on. I didn't feel as things were moving too fast but I also didn't feel as though this book was too slow for my liking. If anything, it flowed very nicely. The ending was just so great. The book has been building up to this one event and this event really said something about Lola's relationship with *person* how good of a person this person is.

I gave this book 4.5 stars because I loved the characters and plot but I just didn't enjoy it as much as the other books in this series.

Let's Talk!: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J Maas
Pages: 404
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Published on: August 7th 2012
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined. 


Hah, well I finally got started on this series! Bout time huh? I'm not a person who usually reads fantasy so quickly but OH THIS BOOK. I loved the world, the characters, and the plot is so fun! Hopefully I can get to the next book soon because I am excited to see what happens next. 

So let's talk about the characters in this book because I just love all of them. Celaena, our main character, is probably one of the best protagonists I have read in awhile. She is so smart, sassy, hilarious, and such a badass character. I loved reading her snarky and sassy-arrogant remarks toward, just everyone! Dorian is a charmer- he is just someone who can be the best friend you laugh at and tease constantly. I just loved how Dorian and Celaena slowly started become friends and bonding over things like books and puppies. (Yes! The assassin likes puppies!) Then we have Chaol! He is such a shy and very private person but damn the guy can really fight. I just really loved how even though it may seem like Chaol hated Celaena, he really did want t protect her and make sure that she wasn't dead by the end of the book. Nehemia, the foreign princess, was a great character. She is so sweet, wise, and a great person. I loved the friendship she was able to develop with Celaena and I really cannot wait to read more about her. 

I really liked the world in this book. How they always mention that magic was banned and there are different countries and provinces. I do think the "no magic" thing will play a huge part in future books and I am super excited to see more of that and where it will go to.

Throne of Glass's plot was so great to read about. The concept of it being a competition and then the mystery of contestants being killed off just was glorious. It easily could have become too much stuff going on but if this book were only about the competition, it would get boring and repetitive pretty quickly. I did like how Sarah didn't fully neglect the competition because reading about the challenges and tests Celaena had to go through were actually really enjoyable to read. The ending was just the most suspenseful thing. I can't say what exactly happens but whatever happened made the book better than it already was. And it was already pretty good! The ending also made a great set up for the next book and I can already make a few predictions on what will happen. Sarah's was also really really good. Super excited to get to the next books.

I gave this book 5 stars because I just really really loved it.

Book Buddies: The Treatment by Suzanne Young

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Book Buddies is a discussion-style review that takes place with Lauren @ Bookmark Lit. (Learn more and see past reviews here) We both read the book and then have a private discussion about it. We post our discussion as a review on the last Wednesday of each month. You’ll be able to see our similar/different opinions on the overall book, characters, writing style, etc. – just like a regular review. The first half our discussion will take place right here, and the second half will be on Lauren's blog! (Link at the bottom)


The Treatment

Author: Suzanne Young
Pages: 344
Published by: Simon Pulse
Published on: April 29th 2014
Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.” How do you stop an epidemic? Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go. Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose. Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?


To read the other half of our discussion, check out Lauren's post!

(There are some spoilers in this discussion so be cautious!)

1. Did any of your thoughts and feelings change for any of the characters in this book? How do you feel about our new characters?

Top Ten Tuesday #2

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held over at Broke and Bookish. Each week there is a topic and we list off our top ten items based on that topic.


Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

1. Hermione | The Harry Potter series
Ayyyeee our OG fictional character book nerd! Well, at least for me... Hermione was such a great character and you probably will never hear the end of this from us Potterheads. She can kick ass and still have enough time do some "light reading" Her sass is just great as well. (Like this gif, what is that sass and where can I get it?)
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2. Isla and Josh | Isla and the Happily Ever After
THESE TWO. Okay, they don't necessarily read novels but I'm pretty positive they either read comics or graphic novels. Like these had one of their first encounters while fangirl/fanboying over a comic/graphic novel. (I don't know which one of those it is. Comic? Graphic novel? I can't remember. I know they did read them though) Plus oh these two are just so cute they can cuddle and read together *flails from thought*

3. Celaena and Dorian | The Throne of Glass series
So if you didn't know, I (finally) recently read Throne of Glass and I just love how Dorian and Celaena are two huge book nerds. Like Celaena was flipping out about the library and I loved how Dorian and Celaena bonded over, that's right! Books! So fun to see that. :D

4. Sam | Every Last Word
I just finished this book and let me tell you one thing, it is great. Sam isn't necessarily a reader but she does write really great poems, and that is covered with this question. I really love reading about her love for poetry grow and I think it's great that she writes poems!

5. Lara Jean | The To All the Boys I've Loved Before duology
Okay, so I may be cheating a bit. Lara Jean wrote letters BUT she still wrote, so she is going on this list. Besides, it's not like the letters are just a hobby, they played a pretty huge part in the book. Therefore, it's going in the list. Plus, I got to read some of the letters, which means she basically wrote a 2 paged book. *shrugs*

6. Penny | Girl Online
This is the only book I haven't read from this list but I do know that Penny is a blogger. She blogs, just like me! And it's not even like she posts all pictures, I am aware that she writes things. Not a book nerd, but she writes which is good enough!

7. Violet | All the Bright Places
Yes this one is cheating a bit as well since Violet doesn't necessarily blog when the book takes place but she has before and after the book happened. Not a book nerd but a writer.

8. Cara | The Alienated duology (Trilogy?)
Cara! She is a writer and she blogs about her experience with the L'eihrs.

(Bonus person because do you see how short the sentence above was?) Greg | Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Greg wrote a book (sort of). Again he isn't necessarily a reader but the fact that he wrote a whole book that so many people have read is just a reason why I can put him on this list. 

9. Courtney | The Secret Diamond Sisters trilogy
Courtney is a reader. She isn't shown reading a ton in the SDS books but there are parts where she is reading near the pool or something. I love it when the author references her owns books. She sometimes has Courtney reading a book from the Transcend Time Saga (The author's first trilogy). Definitely a fun aspect of Courtney's reading. 

10. Eleanor and Park | Eleanor and Park
These two are so cute like oh my lord. If you haven't read Eleanor and Park I highly recommend it. Don't make the mistake and take forever to read this book. The writing is great, I loved the characters, and the plot is just nice. So anyway, graphic novels/comic books plays a huge part in this book and it was so great to see these two bond over a book. Definitely readers. :)

So tell me: Anyone you would name as a book nerd?

In Which I Try to Take Decent Looking Pictures (The Bookshelf Tag)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hey everyone! Welcome to the bookshelf tag, I was tagged by the wonderful Amber @ YA Indulgences. This is basically a tag to show you guys what I have on my bookshelf and stuff, I guess. There will be pictures so watch out for those. Hope you enjoy. :D (Image of books by newtsbookblog)


Describe your bookshelf (or wherever it is you keep your books-it doesn’t actually have to be a shelf!) and where you got it from:
I actually have two places in which my books go! One is an actual shelf (left photo below) and the other one is just a compartment in this little storage shelf I have (right photo below). Most of my books go on my shelf and the ones on my storage compartment thing is books I read when I was younger, ARCs, duplicate books, DNF books, books I may never get to, and chapter samplers. On my shelf is mostly books I have already read and some books I have not read, Most books are read because I haven't bought books in awhile. (Most of this tag will be referred off my bookshelf)

Do you have any special or different way of organizing your books?
Uhhh since I haven't reorganized that much from when I had a ton of unread books on my shelf, they aren't organized too strictly. I try to keep my series together (the second shelf from the top consists of mostly series), the top shelf has all my box sets, and the books stacked on top of the box sets are books I recently got that I want to put on my shelf but they won't fit anywhere else. When it comes to stacking the books, hardcover are always on the bottom because that's just how it should work. 

What is the thickest/biggest book on your shelf?

That would easily be Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows! (It beat Goblet of Fire by about 20 pages)

And the thinnest?
That would have to be We Were Liars. 

Is there a book from a friend on your shelf?
Nope! Since it's summer I haven't seen my friends face to face in awhile.. plus I do rarely borrow books from my friends.

Most expensive book?
Well every book I own kind of costs the same so I guess the most expensive one would have to be the hardcovers I didn't order online. (I got my three Harry Potter books from the library book sale)

The last book you read on your shelf?
That would be Isla and the Happily Ever After, which I really enjoyed! :D

Do you have more than one copy of a book?
Yes! I have a paperback and hardcover Alienated as well as the second cover edition in paperback If I Stay and the movie tie in version.

Do you have the complete series of any book series?
I have the Hunger Games, Divergent, Grisha, Anna and the French Kiss, and Legend Trilogy. I have the To All the Boys I've Loved Before, If I Stay, Just One Day, and the Harp's Song duology. I also have the Percy Jackson series. 

What’s the most recently published book on your shelf?
Every Last Word, in which I am currently reading!

The oldest book on your shelf?
I'm not sure if this is asking the book that I've owned the longest or the book with the oldest publication date so I'm going to do both! The book I've owned the longest has to be one of my MG books. (I can't actually remember which book I've owned the longest). The book with the oldest publication date would have to be Fahrenheit 451, which I read for school.

A book you won?
Magonia! Which I very much enjoyed.

A book you’d hate to let out of your sight (aka a book you never let someone borrow)?
Um, all of them. 

Most beat up book?
Haaa These Broken Stars. I brought it on my trip to Jamaica/Canada/New York and it got pretty beat up....

Most pristine book?
Hopefully all of them?

A book from your childhood?
I don't have them on my shelf because they all went to my little sister but I did read a lot of Magic Tree House when I was younger haha. 

A book that’s not actually your book?
This thing I got when I saw in third grade. It's like a slam book I believe?

A book with a special/different cover (e.g. leather bound, soft fuzzy cover etc.)?
Haha, nope!

A book that is your favorite color?
Harp's Song, which is purple!

Book that’s been on your shelf the longest that you STILL haven’t read?
I got Exile when I went to the Story Crush Signing (Amanda Maciel, Kiera Cass, and Kevin Emerson)  back in March 2014 and I still haven't read it...

Any signed books?
Yes! My first signed book was the Selection. 

And I tag...
Claire @ Cover to Cover
Jacquelyn @ YA Bookmark
Jessica @ Fly to Fiction
Xander @ Forever Bookish

Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Stephanie at Ohana Reads

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the Summer Blogger Promo Tour, hosted by The Book Bratz. I hope everyone is enjoying all the posts and bloggers being featured here. We are just about half way through the tour. I have had such a great time reading the posts people are doing for this tour. Now, shall we get to Stephanie's post? Yes, we shall!


This week I am featuring Stephanie from Ohana Reads
(I asked Stephanie what her top 5 favorite shows were)
I’m one of those people who waste a lot of time watching TV shows, so I actually have a large list of shows I attempt to keep up with. I’ve gotten better this year with the amounts of shows I watch, but I still have a few that I can’t get enough of. So now, without ado I’m going to introduce you to my favourites. (Counting down to my favourite.)

5. Supernatural
I discovered Supernatural when the first 10 seasons popped up on Netflix, and being me I just *HAD* to start the series instead of studying for my exams last January. Since then I have been watching it non stop, it wasn’t until recently where I’ve hit a limit and need to take a break. I just love how the producers actually took in real myths and legends to create the monsters the brothers fight!

4. Jane the Virgin
AHHHH my Telenovela! I had discovered Jane the Virgin by watching the trailer on iTunes, it was just after my Spanish class had ended so I found myself wanting to brush up on my Spanish. So of course I started it and became hooked. It’s hilarious!

3. The 100
This one was one of those shows that everyone talked about on Twitter, they raved about it so much that I had to see what the big deal was. Being a adaption from a YA book was one reason why I love the show, but also the plot and characters are fabulous. You can always find yourself needing more.

2. Teen Wolf
*sigh* Teen Wolf is probably my favourite because of the friendships and closeness of the characters, and I really like MTVs style of filming. The characters are gorgeous, so that’s a perk as well. eheh

1. The Flash/ArrowI kind of consider The Flash and Arrow the same show, but not really. I always group them together like one does with all the Marvel movies. Superheros are my favourite, so obviously I love these shows,The Flash is my favourite DC hero so that also helps! The CW knows what they’re doing filming wise, and suspense wise! The cliffhangers for these shows are TERRIBLE.

There you have it! My top 5 favourite TV shows. Let me know if you guys decide to give them a go! Thanks for hosting me Kaitlin, and for the fabulous topic!

Thank you Stephanie for being here and the great post! :)

Let's Talk!: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Friday, July 24, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Author: Jesse Andrews
Pages: 295
Published by: Harry N. Abrams
Published on: March 1st 2012
Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel. Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives. And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.


This book was a pretty great read. It was awesome actually because of how Jesse didn't make a romance story out of it. He didn't make a sob story out of it. He didn't make it so deep. This book was a light read and I liked that. Based of the synopsis it's very easy to roll your eyes and think "Oh, great another Fault in Our Stars." Me and Earl was definitely not a Fault in Our Stars. I really enjoyed this read for it's characters and wonderful plot.

Greg, our MC, was a pretty casual and funny guy. This book is kind of told like a journal and I really liked the style of writing. It was kind of like he was speaking to me. There were times where he would tell his thoughts in the situation. This whole book was very casual and light so the least I would expect from the writing was a bit of humor. Earl on the other hand has had a very tricky past and he isn't the best role model. Don't get me wrong though, I still like him. He is a very fun person to be around and just joke around with. Rachel, is someone who I would love to be friends with. She is so humble and down to earth and also a very calming person at times who can also have fun. She remained so strong when she found out she had leukemia and it took her awhile before it really wrecked, emotionally. I really loved all three of these characters and them being together in one book was just great.; loved the characters.

One of my favorite things of this book would definitely be the plot. I loved how they try to make a film for Rachel and their huge struggle to do so. This plot is a bit confusing because what was the point of this book? I have been trying to find an answer to this questions for awhile now and I just can't find an answer! All I got to say was it was a story about a guy trying to make a film for a dying girl? I know, it sounds exactly like what you would expect. Honestly I thought there would be more to the story but I guess not! I guess I'm okay with the fact that this book didn't have much in the plot. It was simple and that's what I loved about this book. It's simple and a very relaxing read. 

I give this book 4.5 stars because I loved the plot and characters but it's not a read I would give a full five. 

Mockingjay Part 2 Official Trailer (HOLY FUDGE IT'S HERE)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hello everyone and welcome the trailer reaction thing to the new Mockingjay Trailer. First of call, can I just say how sad I am to be here watching the trailer for the last movie of this series that has been in my life for almost 4 years now? It's so weird to think that only a few years ago this movie was first coming out and boom! Here we are, Mockingjay Part 2. I just watched this trailer and it was great. The filmmakers did a great job with the previous movies and I have no doubt this one will be great. If you would like to see the trailer, here it is. I will be talking about my thoughts and reactions to it below.

Ohhhkay, so that was a pretty intense trailer. We got to see parts of the actual rebellion at the Capitol, which can I say look awesome. It was interesting to see the the black liquid just rush into the area Katniss and her crew were in. I'm assuming that stuff can kill you or severely harm you. It's been awhile since I've read the book but I don't remember that being in there. They also showed parts in which Katniss and her crew are dressed with tons of makeup and they look like people from the Capitol. I actually remember this part in the book and how it all went down.

One of the other things I saw was the dancing that happened after Annie and Finnick's wedding. which has been a part I've wanted to see in movies since I read the book. I just know their wedding is going to be beautiful, despite the fact that they didn't want a huge wedding.

Another thing I saw in this trailer was when the medical supplies were dropping from the sky. Seeing this part just made me stop breathing because if you have read the book, you know exactly what happens here. My version of that scene just sits so vividly in my mind and it's scary of how fast this is all coming now.

Oh! There is a small mart in this trailer where we see Johanna! So glad she is back because I just love her. We also got to see when Katniss was walking toward the Capitol building all badass in her black suit. Gah! So cool.

This trailer just got me so pumped for the movie and I can't wait to watch it!

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: Favorite James Potter Moment

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme created by Uncorked Thoughts. Each week there is a question, Harry Potter related of course, and all you do answer the question. It is a great way to celebrate and keep Harry Potter alive!


Favorite James Potter Moment?

Hmmm, I can't remember too many but that one part in Deathly Hallows when Harry was turning himself into Voldemort. Remember that part? He was the ghosts of his parents, Sirius, Lupin, and Tonks. 
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It's just, gah! We were so close to the end of this series and at this point everything resulted in an emotional action. This part especially because Harry was finally going to end this. It was just so much when he walks into the forest and see's all the dead people and oh that part just killed me. It was my favorite James Potter moment as well because it just showed despite the fact that Harry didn't know his parents, they're still with him. 

So tell me: What's your favorite James Potter moment?

Waiting on Wednesday #13

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking The Spine.


The Rose Society

Author: Marie Lu
Pages: 416 
Publishing by: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publishing on: October 13th 2015
From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all. Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano. But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?


Why I'm Waiting

First of all, this is Marie Lu. It would probably take a lot to get me to not read a book by her. I loved the Legend trilogy and The Young Elites was soo good. The ending just left me lying on the floor for minutes just thinking about the book. I cannot wait for this book so I can continue reading with Adelina's story. If you like fantasies definitely check out The Young Elites, it's fabulous.