Review: Every Day by David Levithan

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13262783Every Day by David Levithan
Release date: August 28th, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young adult, romance
Format: Hardcover

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Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

I really liked this book. It is very different from what I am used to. The story starts with this entity called “A” and how his/her life develops. It turns out that “A” is not human, or well, is not a person per se, its a type of soul that wakes everyday in the body of someone else and lives his or her life trying to stick to what is normal for the host. Everything suddenly changes for “A” when it meets Rhiannon and falls in love. But how can it ever love and be there for her if he is not “there” the whole time?

Ir becames obsessed and looks for her every day no matter what changes are made to its host, until, someone finds out that “not remembering” what happened the day before is not normal.

I read it in 3 days during a trip to Las Vegas on the airplane and before going to bed. The story is really catchy and it has twists and shifts that make it even better! There is a sequel and a prequel. I am looking forward to reading them!

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Review | King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

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Release date: February 7th, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Young adult, fantasy
Format: Hardcover

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In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

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The beginning of the book was slow. I had a hard time going through the pages, to be honest. Mare’s imprisonment is the main focus for most of the first half of the book, if not more. The Scarlet Guard built an army of newbloods with the help of  Prince Calore and surprisingly, some of the “evil” characters change and perhaps reconsider their original position regarding the lightning girl and her crew.

Evangeline, was a surprise for me, I didn’t see that shift coming!

I think the first part of the book was a bit boring I took around a month to finish it because I did not feel that engaged as with the last 2. I hope the 4th one is much better. I feel a little disappointed  because I expected this book so, so much. Now, I do not have much to say.

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Review | A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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Release date: September 27th, 2011
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Young adult, fiction
Format: Hardcover

I CAN’T RATE IT!!! I JUST CAN’T!

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The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

rewThis book is beautiful! It shows the struggle of belonging and letting go of things and people. This is not a happy book.  It is actually very, very sad, however, it contains and demonstrates a great life lesson. I bawled my eyes out and felt how my heart was just crushing and it hurt!!! Really, it did!!!!

I think everybody has gone through a rough and tough situation. This is a story about TRUTH, about accepting beliefs and believing at the same time. The metaphors, the language, just everything, they were amazing!

I really do not have anything else to say, rather than. READ IT! it is a book that will touch your heart and make you remember those hard and sad moments. Grief and loss, that’s what it is about.

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Review | Weregirl by C.D Bell

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Weregirl by C.D. Bell
Release date: November 1st, 2016
Publisher: Chooseco
Genre: Young adult
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley

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Nessa Kurland is running for her life.

C. D. Bell’s WEREGIRL is a fast-paced teen thriller set in Tether, Michigan, a town on the brink of shutdown since it was stripped of its resources by corporate polluter Dutch Chem.

High school junior, Nessa Kurland, is a cross-country runner with her eyes set on one thing: a college scholarship as her one-way ticket out of Tether.

Talented teammate Cynthia Sinise invites Nessa on a nighttime run through Tether’s overgrown forest trails. But she speeds ahead, leaving Nessa alone to discover a trapped wolf. Nessa tries to free the animal but is badly bitten, seemingly ruining her hopes for a strong fall season with the cross-country team.

Instead, Nessa’s freakishly quick recovery is followed by improved running times. All her senses are heightened. Nessa has transformed.

She has become a werewolf.

In her new state, Nessa learns there are things about Tether that powerful people want to keep hidden. Why does a Nobel Laureate work at the small-town medical clinic? Are top college athletic scouts really interested in her emerging talent? Can she trust Chayton, the motorcycle-riding guide her friends have faith in? WEREGIRL‘s Nessa must navigate her junior year and true human darkness, while making peace with her new, wild nature.


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I really enjoyed reading this book. The pages and chapters went super fast!!!! The story is amazing! What I always look for in books is to be related somehow to the character, and Nessa, the main character is definitely someone I could relate to. Everything begins in a place called Tether. A long time ago, there was a big and huge contamination issue that lead to a population health problem.  Nessa is an athlete and has her goal is getting recruited by a good school to be awarded a scholarship so she joined the cross-country team and run for a chance to continue studying. As she trains and runs and progresses towards her goal, she encounters a series of situations and transformations that she has to deal with BEFORE the big race.

Bree her best friend is her “partner in crime” in many things and when Nessa suffers an accident while training in the woods, she is there for her. After that day, Nessa begins to feel different and together they investigate what is happening to her.

I liked how the story is about friendship and family!!! At the end, that is what we ONLY have.!!!

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Review | The Reader by M.K. Harkins

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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The Reader by M.K. Harkins
Release date: August 17th, 2016
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: Young adult, paranormal, romance
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley

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4-5-stars

Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realizes they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.

She’s welcomed by most with opened arms, but not everyone is happy about her arrival. A jealous adversary has plans for Ann, which spirals the entire Reader community into chaos.

As lies, murder, and betrayal threaten to rip apart the once harmonious mountain dwellers, Ann is thrust into making a decision that could save or devastate not only The Readers, but all of mankind. But there’s just one glitch: by doing so it may require her to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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I personally liked this book very much. I got hooked from the very beginning and the story is great.

So, here’s what I liked:

The main character. Ann is a girl that does not remember anything that happened to her. She does not know where she comes from or if she has a family. All of a sudden she wakes up, half dead/alive on a beach with her memory wiped. 2 boys , Devon and Archer,save her life and take care of her while trying to explain WHO SHE IS.  When they finally get to Samara, Ann finds herself in a totally different place with beautiful people, and pretty faces. Once there, she is being taught and told about her life and how she ended up almost dead that day on the beach.

Ann starts to fit in the group and compound the life in and finally things start to come back, flashbacks and memories about her life. She discovers her real talent and gift. Her new friends have also “powers” and apparently there are more like them.

Caught in the middle of a war between different gifted groups, Ann has to find her true love and her own story.

What I did not like:

I disliked some turn around shifts almost at the end. It seemed like the author was trying to finish the book at all cost. There was also another thing…… the love triangle. love triangles are sometimes boring. I cannot say it was entirely lame , however, I saw it coming.

I am now reading PS I Like you, let’s see how that goes.

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ARC Review | Jenna’s Truth by Nadia L. King

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Jenna’s Truth by Nadia L. King
Release date: October 10th, 2016
Publisher: Aulexic
Genre: Young adult
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley

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Jenna’s just a teenager who wants to fit in. The popularity that she wanted though, quickly turns into infamy when two “well-meaning” friends spark a controversy that alters her life forever. What happens when the very group of teens you crave to belong to, end up being responsible for one of the most painful and humiliating events in your life?

Inspired by Amanda Todd’s tragic story of bullying, Jenna’s Truth is more than just teen short story it’s a lesson in empathy, self-awareness, and speaking out about what matters, especially bullying. Jenna’s Truth written by Nadia L King is a gripping story, which explores the themes of cyberbullying, teen drinking, sex, and suicide. Life isn’t black and white, and sometimes teens can be the most insensitive people.

Published by Aulexic, a publisher specialising in books for children with language and literacy difficulties, Jenna’s Truth is dyslexia-friendly and contains features that aid in comprehension and vocabulary. The story is kept short, at just 6,000 words and includes curriculum connections, discussion questions, and recommended activities, making it an ideal quick-read at home or during transit for 15-16 year olds.

If you’re against cyberbullying, want to help someone who might be a victim of bullying, or you’re experiencing bullying in your life right now, read Jenna’s Truth today.

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I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.

I liked this book because it shows the reality of many teenagers around the world briefly. Amanda Todd’s story showed how cyberbullying can end with someone’s life in all senses. The language used in this story is really simple and modern since it is based on our era.

Being a teacher has changed my life and has made me think about how I am making a difference in this world. Everybody deserves to be treated fairly and kindly. This book reminded me about the GOLDEN RULE. Often I think about all those students and teenagers, even adults, who are being abused and do not tell anyone.

Nadia is very precise in showing and expressing in a detailed way, the life of many people around the globe. I hope awareness is being raised!

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I’m Back! – September Update

First, I want to apologize because I have been very absent these days…. well weeks (perhaps months). The truth is…

The truth is that I have been going through many things and I am just starting to see the light again!

Regarding my reading activity….. Is it me, or HEIR OF FIRE is kind of boring????? Because I am having trouble reading it.

I really would like recommendations, because I have exhausted my NetGalley shelf and need something to capture my attention AGAIN!!

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