Going on a hiatus!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello everyone! So the time has come, I will be going on a hiatus. I will be going on a about 3 week vacation and I didn't want to worry about posts or anything while I was out of my house. Once I get back I will be getting right back into posts like normal (it may take some time but I will try my best) and Summer Blogger Promo Tour will also be taking place once I get back so we will be getting some fun posts every week from different bloggers. I hope everyone has a great time while I'm gone and...don't miss me too much!

Just because I'm not going to be here doesn't mean I'll be dead on social media as well! I'll be on Twitter and Instagram during my trip so make sure to follow me. :)

Let's Talk!: Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson

Friday, June 12, 2015

Nil Unlocked

Author: Lynne Matson 
Pages: 432
Published by: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Published on:  May 12th 2015
Review for Nil
On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Rives is now the undisputed Leader of Nil City, but keeping the City united is tougher than ever. Raiders have grown bolder, supplies are dwindling, and non-human inhabitants have taken a turn toward the deadly. New arrivals cause rifts within the City, putting the Search system at risk, and calling everything Rives knows into question. Desperate for answers, he teams up with the only other person searching for them: Skye, a new arrival with a mysterious past of her own. Soon the duo find themselves locked in a desperate race to save all the residents of Nil—and possibly destroy the island forever. But at what cost? And who will pay the price?

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Ahhh ever since I have finished Nil I have been dying to read Nil Unlocked! Nil had action, twists, turns, and we were just getting to know Nil. Ohhh but Nil Unlocked really did unlock Nil. I learned so much about Nil and this book was great. I have to say I enjoyed Nil a lot better because that one had more action and twists and turns but Nil Unlocked was a great book in it's own way though. Nil Unlocked brought information, mystery, and just so many questions to the island. I mentioned in my Nil review how the island itself was a character and the island become more of a character in Nil Unlocked. Lynne definitely did a great job with this sequel.

The characters in this book are very interesting. We have Rives, who we saw in Nil, and Skye. Skye is kind of like a Nil expert, except she hasn't had the first hand experience. I loved Skye, she was so prepared and ready to take action if necessary. In this book we also get to know a lot more about Rives. More about his past and personality. I really enjoyed reading from both Rives and Skye's point of view because it gave me a taste of two different personalities. Rives: the leader and Nil explorer and Skye: the person who knew all the Nil facts. It was also so cool to see Skye recognize things from her uncle's journals to things on Nil. Other characters, like Jason, Jillian, and Sy, were so great to read about again and it just brought back so much nostalgia! ;) The new characters were also a great addition.

I loved this plot. I loved how the more I read, the more I was learning about Nil. I love how there is more to Nil that meets the eye and learning that information kept me reading. I just loved everything about this plot; the way it was set up to discover facts about Nil was so great to read about! There was a lot less action than Nil but it was all good because of how much we were learning about Nil and the history behind it. Then the ending, oh the ending was just glorious! So much action and suspense then everyone was happy and it just set up a great base for book three, which I am dying to read!

I gave this book 5 stars because I just loved everything about it.

Event Recap: Bay Book Fest

Thursday, June 11, 2015

This past weekend, I was able to attend Bay Book Fest on Sunday. For it's first year, it wasn't a bad event. There are things that definitely could have been improved but I enjoyed it. So I started the day off by my parents dropping me off at the BART (The NorCal subway) around 10:30. I was able to catch an early BART and from there I BARTed to Downtown Berkeley, right into the festival. The festival was actually split in funny ways. Some streets were blocked off to traffic and some weren't.

The awesome people I met!
So, I got into Berkeley around 10:55 and I was planning to meet my cousin at the festival and we would then roam around the festival together. She was running a little late so I went ahead and went to the Teen Stage by myself. The first speaker, Kim Culbertson, was just starting her session so I stayed and listen to that. She talked about her love for teenagers and more about her books. Then, came Morgan Matson: one of the two authors I was at the festival for. She talked about Since You've Been Gone and took tons of questions from the audience. The subject of "new book" popped up a few times and here is the information I have gathered for you:
  • It comes out in May 2016 *cries*
  • The title, plot, and cover have yet to be released
  • Morgan cannot get enough of the cover of the book
  • The main character is supposed to be confident in herself (Opposite to Morgan's past main characters)
  • It takes place in Connecticut...?
  
Our delicious lunch
I'm pretty sure I missed something but you can't blame me. It was a very long day in Berkeley. Anyway, I was in line for Morgan for about half an hour and I talked to Cristina for awhile while we waited. I finally got to Morgan and she signed my books. I asked her how she was and told her I saw her during the Fierce Reads event. She said she recognized me! *fangirls* Not sure if she was just saying that or she actually did remember me but I DON'T CARE. MORGAN MATSON REMEMBERS ME!! Okay then she thanked me for asking questions and I got a picture with her! By the time I got out of her signing, Tamara was about to go up. I took a quick picture with Cristina then made my way back to the Teen Stage to see Tamara. She talked about her books and then took some questions from the audience. We then moved to the signing. She had finished copies of Every Last Word, which I got signed. I also got to talk to Genissa for a little bit and we got a picture together! Afterwards, me and my cousin went to roam around the festival. We saw Lacuna, visited some booths, and went to get some free books from the Half Price Books booth. Then after a while of exploring around, my cousin and I went to get lunch.

Now Berkeley has the best restaurants and most unique food. My cousin found a place called "Sushi Secrets" which made sushi burritos. When you first hear this, you think a sushi ingredients in tortilla wrap right? Wrong! It was actually basically a huge sushi. Inside the sushi, it wasn't exactly sushi ingredients. They had fish and all the stuff but they put cream cheese in the sushi as well, which is actually pretty good. The sushi didn't fall apart unless you took it out of the wrap. I also got a cup of milk tea with jelly in it and definitely was not bad at all. After we ate, we roamed around the festival some more for about half an hour. Then afterwards, we split ways and took the BART back home.

In this pano: Lacuna!
I can definitely say the festival has some improvements it could make but it was a great event for it's first year. As a person who was mainly looking forward to the Teen events, the teen street was dead. There were barely any booths and I didn't care about some of them, if I were to put it that way. The booths at a festival are some of the things I look forward to the most, next to the authors and food. The Teen Street could have gotten more things going on like games or a publisher booth. Another thing that could have been fixed was the way the festival was laid out. Some parts were so far from the main area (main area= where most of the people were) that you didn't want to walk all the way up the street just to get to it. I understand that some streets were needed and couldn't be blocked off to traffic but they definitely could have done a better job with how spread out the festival was.

I hope you guys enjoyed my recap! It was a great event and I can't wait to attend next year. :)

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: What dragon do you take to battle in the Triwizard Tournament?

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!

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What dragon do you take to battle in the Triwizard Tournament?

Um, that would definitely have to be the Hungarian Horntail. Like, I am a girl who sits inside all day blogging and reading, you think I would last 2 minutes in a battle without the most dangerous dragon? I would battle with the Horntail because it would give me a bigger chance in winning and this dragon would look so cool breathing fire and stuff. Of course, if I wasn't on the dragon I would have been terrified and shiz my pants 3 seconds in. There is another reason why I would take the Horntail! 

Yet again, I would never enter the Triwizard Tournament.. ;)

So tell me: What dragon would you take to battle in the Triwizard Tournament?

Waiting on Wednesday #12

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

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Every Last Word

Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Pages: 368
Publishing by: Disney-Hyperion
Publishing on: June 16th 2015
If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling. Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off.  Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist. Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

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Why I'm Waiting...

When I heard Tamara speak about her book and explains the OCD part, I knew I really wanted to read it. The plot seems so interesting to read about and the OCD part definitely caused me to want to read about it even more. This book has also gotten so many great reviews which caused me to want to read it even more now. Plus, I have never read a book about someone who has OCD. I know people always say I'm "OCD" due to the fact that I'm a perfectionist, but what is it really like for someone with OCD? Sam doesn't have straight on ODC but P-O OCD is close enough.

So tell me: What are your thoughts on this book?

Top Ten Tuesday #1

Tuesday, June 9, 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.

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(Seize the Tuesdays will be continued once school starts. I may do a few over my summer break but I have no life during summer break. Therefore it is hard to write about something exciting you did if you do nothing during summer break.)

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015


1. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid 8/4/15
Adi's debut novel, Let's Get Lost, is one of my favorite books. I love his writing and was so excited to find out that he was releasing a new book. I read it when Adi had an ARC tour for this book and I loved it! I didn't enjoy it as much as Let's Get Lost though but it is still a great read I am super excited for everyone to read it and then I can talk to more people about it!

2. The Rose Society by Marie Lu 10/13/15
Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors and it wasn't a surprise to me when she announced her YA Fantasy, The Young Elites, was going to have a sequel! I really enjoyed The Young Elites and the ending was a perfect setup for the next book. I am super excited to read it and I hope (I know) it is going to be great!

3. Persuasion by Martina Boone 10/25/15
This is the sequel to Martina's debut, Compulsion! I actually have an ARC of this book but have yet to read it; I probably will read it sooner to the release date. I loved Compulsion and Persuasion sounds just as good. I am super excited for it to come out and be able to get it in a beautiful hardcover.

4. The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick 8/18/15
THIS IS THE SEQUEL TO MY LIFE NEXT DOOR AHHH! My Life Next Door is one of my favorite contemporaries and I was happy to find out there was going to be a sequel. This one isn't mainly about Sam and Jase, instead it's about Tim and Alice. (Nan's brother and Jase's sister) I am super excited to finally get to read this and hopefully, there will be snippets with Sam and Jase.

5. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman 9/1/15
Ohhh Erin Bowman. I loved her Taken trilogy and am so excited she is writing a new book! I haven't read too many westerns except for Under a Painted Sky but am excited to read more of them. I am interested to see how Erin will go about in a western novel because dystopian and western settings are two very different places and time periods. I have no doubt she will rock the book! XD

6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 9/25/15
This one is a very anticipated novel for every Leigh Bardugo fan. I loved her Grisha trilogy and am super excited for Six of Crows. I believe this one takes place in the Grisha world which is great! I may be wrong though. *sighs* I don't know if I am able to let go of Alina and her story yet. (I miss her so much now omgomgogomgomgomg. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??!?!? *cries*) Lot's of people got ARCs of this book at BEA and I was so jealous of everyone that did. I am excited to see what everyone thinks of it and for me to read it as well!

7. Winter by Marissa Meyer 11/10/15
Ahhh Marissa Meyer! I have had such mixed feelings about The Lunar Chronicles. I haven't enjoyed it as much as I wanted to but it is such a great plot. I haven't read Fairest yet but I am planning on reading it before Winter comes out. Hopefully I enjoy Winter because I always feel so bad when I say I can never enjoy this series.

8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 10/20/15
This has been a very talked about book lately. Tons of people got ARCs of it at BEA and a lot of people know this title because 1) It seems so interesting and 2) Did you see the ARCs at BEA!? They were freaking hardcover! Even for people who don't have an ARC of this from BEA, there were tons of approved people for an eARC of this book (Including me)! Hopefully it's good and everyone else enjoys it! I am excited for others to read it and I really want to take the dust jacket off because IT LOOKS AWESOME.

9. Soundless by Richelle Mead 9/19/15
I have never read anything from Richelle and I very much intend on changing that. One day I will marathon the Vampire Academy series but for now, I think I may read this stand alone. It just sounds so cool. Sound is something that is very normal for us and to live in a place with no sounds would just be...bizarre. Excited to read this one though!

So tell me: Do you recognize any books on this list?

The Sunday Street Team: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen (Review and Giveaway!)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Revenge Playbook

Author: Rachael Allen
Pages: 368
Publishing by: HarperTeen
Publishing on: June 16th 2015
In this poignant and hilarious novel, Rachael Allen brilliantly explores the nuances of high school hierarchies, the traumas sustained on the path to finding true love, and the joy of discovering a friend where you least expect. Don’t get mad, get even! In the small town of Ranburne, high school football rules and the players are treated like kings. How they treat the girls they go to school with? That’s a completely different story. Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana each have their own reason for wanting to teach the team a lesson—but it’s only when circumstances bring them together that they come up with the plan to steal the one thing the boys hold sacred. All they have to do is beat them at their own game. Brimming with sharp observations and pitch-perfect teen voices, fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Mlynowski are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp tale—by the author of 17 First Kisses—about the unexpected roads that can lead you to finding yourself.

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This book is the definition of feminism and girl power. I loved the plot of this book and how it just defied the cliche. The characters represented and showed that your life is not always perfect and how much it could be affected just by a person. The plot was hilarious, crazy, and "a night full of fun."

The characters in this book were so great to read about. They were all different in their own ways and I loved that. Liv is your fierce, badass type of girl. Melanie Jane is the type of girl to stand up for what she believes and is not about to have you telling her what to do. Ana is your timid, kind protagonist and Peyton is that friend that will always be there for you. These four girls are all very different but reading them being together was such a blast. It brought the book personality and fun!

Let's not get anything wrong though, the characters may have been bomb, but the plot is what truly exploded. (Patut-zhi) This book was basically about getting revenge on people- boys- who have treated them like complete dirt and the way they did that was so entertaining to read about. This book also switched perspectives and time throughout the chapters and that really added to the interesting of the plot. The Then in this book was basically the events that lead up to the Now. Reading the Now was so fun but I have to say, this book would be pretty boring without the Then parts. What I liked most about the plot though was how it showed how powerful girls could be. Like women have been through a lot in history and lately feminism has exploded. The Revenge Playbook really showed that and Rachael did a great job making our four protagonist seem so badass. And it's even better because some of these boys have been such jerks to our protagonists and four girls beat a whole football team in a scavenger hunt. The ending to this book tied it up perfectly and I loved it. 

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I gave this book 5 stars because the story was so fun, I loved the characters, and the plot was so badass. 

Let's Talk!: PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Saturday, June 6, 2015

PS I Still Love You

Author: Jenny Han
Pages: 337
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published on: May 26th 2015
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

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This book has been so anticipated ever since it has been announced and I am so happy I finally got to read it! This is the sequel to To All the Boys I've Loved Before, a book I loved reading. This book was so light, fun, and nostalgic. I remember reading To All the Boys about a year ago and it feels so nice to be back in the word of Lara Jean! I have to say though, I definitely enjoyed To All the Boys a lot better than this one. This book was enjoyable in it's own way but To All the Boys had the "new" feeling. The people were new, this plot was new, everything was new! PS I Still Love You was still great but I was so used to the plot and characters; I started getting comfy. Nevertheless, PS I Still Love You was great and if you haven't got to this series yet, I would highly recommend it for contemporary romance lovers.

*breathes* Okay, the characters. It was so nice to be back with the To All the Boys characters. Some new, some old; they were all great. Jenny continued to woo me with her great diversity in personality. Lara Jean was the same old introverted and over thinking (Who can blame her!) person. Kitty was still her cute self and Margot, again, played the supportive older sister from Scotland. Honestly, this is a great character group because of how diverse everyone is. From grandmothers to little Kitty, we get a taste of all different personalities, and I don't get much of that in some books. That really made Jenny's character just stand out so much.

I think in this book my love for Kitty just exploded. Like this girl, is the cutest thing ever because she seems so innocent and nice but she is a little diva. Kitty is just so funny because of how she has so many different sides to her personality. On some days Kitty can be such a baby and need-to-be-fussed-over diva and some days she can just be so mature, and I love that about her. It makes Kitty come of as devil in disguise.

The plot to this book was great as well. This book focuses a lot more on Lara Jean and Peter's relationship and going through the "new relationship" situations. They did the first date and studying together and I really just loved reading about it. Of course, every relationship goes through their ups and downs and I think Han captured that perfectly. Especially if the couple haven't know each other for as long as Peter and Lara Jean did, you learn things that may slowly drive you away from that person. One thing I also loved about the plot of this book was how realistic it was. The problems Lara Jean was facing in this book very much seemed like a teenage girl would encounter. The ending to this book tied up this duology so well. It gave much such a satisfying feeling and I loved. Of course, I will probably never get enough of Jenny's writing and Lara Jean's world so the need for another book about SOMETHING related to Lara Jean's world would be freaking fantastic.

I gave this book 5 stars because I loved the plot and characters and it was a great book in it's own way.



Harry Potter Moment of the Week: Who would you take to the Yule Ball?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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!

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Who would you take to the Yule Ball?

This question was surprisingly very hard for me. Hermione, Harry, Ron, Dumbledore, and Snape were people that I first thought of. Then the Weasley twins came into mind, and I knew that's who I wanted to take to the ball. Now don't make me choose which twin, that's cruel. Going to the ball with one of the twins is something I image to be a blast. They are both so hilarious and fun! It would be night filled with laughs and memories , that's for one. I mean if I could, I would take both to the ball. ;)
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So tell me: Who would you take the Yule Ball?

Waiting on Wednesday #11

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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

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Last Year's Mistake

Author: Gina Ciocca
Pages: 256
Publishing by: Simon Pulse
Publishing on: June 9th 2015
Before: Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke, and everything around her crumbled—including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey's parents decided to move away, she couldn't wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn't ready to let her go... After: Now it's senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David's family moves to town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey's second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never truly let him go. And maybe she never wants to. Told in alternating sections, LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE is a charming and romantic debut about loving, leaving, and letting go.

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Why I Am Waiting...

Ahhh the story in which two best friends fall for each other. Honestly, I do not mind those kind of stories but some are better than others. I remember reading a Wattpad story that was kind of like this book and just loved the plot. I am interesting to find out what happened to Kelsey that caused her life to crumble and what happens when David is back in her life. Yes, I do realize this book will be out very very soon but I couldn't have not talked about it. (As always, the cover is beautiful!)

So tell me: What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Seize the Tuesday #30

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Seize the Tuesday is a book blogger meme created by Adi Alsaid and the Let’s Get Lost Buddies Street Team, to share stories about how we’ve seized the Tuesday, with a special focus on the particular book we're reading. We’ll post on as many Tuesdays as possible and share our posts online with the hashtag: #LetsAllGetLost. If you loved Let’s Get Lost then join the LGL Buddies on Facebook and help promote the book!

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The Winner's Crime

Author: Marie Rutkoski
Pages: 416
Published by: Farrar Straus Giroux 
Published on: March 3rd 2015
Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love. The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement... if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret. As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

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How am I Seizing the Tuesday?

JUST TWO MORE DAYS UNTIL SCHOOL IS OVER. *dances* I have been waiting for this day to come since school started. Once I get out on Thursday I am free from the constant struggle of keeping up with school and dealing with people I dislike. That also means I can read and blog more! Yah! My teachers have been lacking on homework assignments (Oh thank god) which I am very very happy about. End of the years also scare me because of how time just flies and how next year I will be older than I was now. I am excited to see how things go next year. From things to life to this blog. Time does wonders to everything!

I also got approved for two ARCs from Random House today. I was checking my email during class (Yes yes I am a bad kid :P) I requested Everything, Everything and Illuminae from NetGalley and somehow I got approved. Yeah, I was just as surprised. I am excited to read these two books. If you haven't heard of them, make sure to check em out. :D

So how can you Seize the Tuesday? Well go outside, learn something new, pamper yourself! Spread around this Seizing and enjoy the day! Or should I say…Seize? So tell me: How have you Seize the Tuesday?


The June Post

Monday, June 1, 2015

It's June! It's June! School ends in four days for me and then I'll be freeeeeeeee (That is, until August rolls around...) I will be going on a big hiatus for half of June and a few days in July. So now that Summer vacation is around, I have time to do things like sleep! And read more! :D Even if I am going to be busy for a few weeks this month I still very much plan to read!

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The Heir

Author: Kiera Cass
Pages: 342
Published by: HarperTeen
Published on: May 5th 2015
Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible. But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests. Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Author: Jesse Andrews
Pages: 295
Published by: Amulet Books
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.

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The Winner's Crime