Month: July 2015

Page Dancer Weekly: Prologue (New Feature!)

Page Dancer Weekly PrologueI’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time but I never really acted on it until now.

So this is the birth of a new “feature”. To be honest, it’s just going to be a fancy name for a bimonthly update thing I want to start. It’s not weekly but I think “Page Dancer Weekly” sounds way better than “Page Dancer Bimonthly”. It’s partially inspired by Cait’s Weekly Fury (at Paper Fury) because I’ve always enjoyed her updates. I’m not going to be nearly as entertaining and energetic as her but I do think that this will allow me to make my blog more personal to me.

Pretty much how this thing is gonna work is that I’ll post it twice a month (or every two weeks) on a Saturday. Once at the beginning/end of a month and once halfway through. Every post will be titled “[Page Dancer Weekly] Chapter #: (Title Name)”. It’s because I’m 100% a cheese and got this idea from a friend and ended up loving it. Why not make my diary/blog wrap-up thing like a book? So that’s how that idea formed.

In this feature/post thing, I’ll be able to talk more about myself rather than just books. I know that I personally just don’t feel comfortable writing posts where I exclusively talk about my day and how it went mainly because my first reaction isn’t to blog about it. By making this a blog wrap-up as well, I think it’ll make me more comfortable with sharing with my readers. I also think I’m going to try to talk about personal interests and obsessions such as music and random things that I’ve begun to do. Yes, I’ll be talking about K-Pop. And yes, you’ll probably be completely confused by my excessive fangirling.

This will also include things like books I’ve obtained and things that I’ve finished. I’ll also link up posts from the past two weeks and talk about what I might post the next two weeks.

Oh and I’ll also begin to put updates for challenges and such here!

I’d also include a section where I highlight bookish news and posts from around the community but I’m also really bad at saving links and remembering them so for now, I’m not adding that on. As I get more comfortable with writing these updates, I might begin to add on different aspects and sections to it.

Overall, this was just a little post to introduce this new feature of mine and explain what exactly I’d be doing with it. I hope you guys enjoy it! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten of My Fellow BFFs Fave Book-Loving Characters

Top Ten Tuesday Attempt #1 pic versionTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, participating book bloggers blog about their top ten lists.

This Week’s Topic: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)


If there’s one thing that’s better than reading books with badass characters, it’s probably reading books with nerdy book-loving protagonists. Actually nerdy characters are enough for me. But if they’re nerds and love books, that’s even better. I have a feeling some of the characters used will be pretty similar for a lot of the lists. If there’s something different, I’ll be adding it to my TBR.

I definitely won’t be hitting ten on this list but that’s okay!

(I tried a new format for these TTT and I’m not a huge fan of it. Experimentation will be continuing the next few weeks lol)

If I have a review, it will be linked.


~ Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell ~
(Review)

Fangirl

Carry On

Unfortunately, I was not the biggest fan of this book. Actually, I’m not a huge Rainbow Rowell fan in general. However, I do think that Cath is one of the most relatable fangirls out there. I really did want to read her Simon Snow fanfiction. So I’m really excited because Rowell is writing Carry On and releasing it as a published book! It might be the only other Rowell novel I’ll ever read.


~ Paige from The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord ~

The Start of Me and YouI haven’t reviewed this book (shame on me, I know) but I really enjoyed it! I wasn’t a huge super fan like a lot of other people but I would give it around 4 stars. Paige was such a nerd and I totally related to her hesitation to join the Quiz Bowl team. In my friend group, a lot of them are on Academic Team and are really good at Quick Recall. I’m definitely not. She also loved reading and had the nickname “Grammar Girl”. How could I not love her character? I also ended up really liking the love interest who was just as nerdy and adorable as she was. SHIP.


 

~ Celaena from Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas ~

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)I actually HAVE reviewed this one! I just haven’t posted it. OTL

Celaena wasn’t favorite character but I loved that she was a research and reading obsessed character. She devoured books like I devour them. Plus she liked fashion and clothes like me. Super relatable and love, love, loved that she liked reading. She was both smart and strong. Great combination in my opinion. Even if Throne of Glass wasn’t my favorite novel at all, I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the books. I’ve heard that even if you didn’t like the first novel, the rest of the books get progressively better and better. And I’m definitely looking forward to that.


~ Amber from The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around UsI am not planning on reviewing this one BUT I liked it a lot. 4 Stars. The writing is really good and the characters are all very mysterious.

Ok so this is actually a pretty interesting book. There’s two POVs and the characters are all very different. Amber is a delinquent that lives in the Aurora Hills juvenile detention center and throughout the book she is the one that runs the book cart. It’s her job and she loves it. It keeps her sane in a dangerous place. On top of this, she loves reading and she takes pride in the fact that she knows that books are a very personal and thoughtful way to help the other delinquents.


~ Emma from The Mother Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick ~

This was one of my favorite series in Elementary and Middle school. I will admit that I probably tried to read the third book first like three times before I realized that it wasn’t the first book. However, Emma is super heartwarming and the main book-lover in the series. She loves writing and reading! Actually by the end of the whole series, I could probably put all of them on the list but Emma was always my favorite. Not including Megan. And Jess. And Cassidy. Okay I liked all the characters but Emma is one of the most bookish.


~ Hermione from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling ~

Who could forget this fabulous witch? Hermione is like the epitome of a nerdy, smart, book-loving character. She studies and there’s no way that she doesn’t enjoy reading. She’s a fan favorite (definitely my fave of the Golden Trio) and clever and amazing and beautiful.Hermione Opening a Book


Bookishly Ever After

~ Honorable Mention: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira ~

I’m insanely excited to read this book. The main character, Phoebe, loves reading YA novels. In the book, she turns to YA romance novels to get love advice. I’m positive that it’s gonna be completely hilarious (probably disastrous) and a super fun read. I’m really hoping that this book doesn’t flop because if it does, I’ll be very sad. But yeah I’m gonna have to wait until 2016 to read it because it doesn’t come out until then. 😦


Oooh I definitely didn’t even get all that close to ten. But I tried and I really can’t remember all of the book-loving characters I’d ever happened upon. I probably could’ve added Meggie from Inkheart but I didn’t think of her until after I finished this post. And I read that book forever ago. But what bookish characters are your favorites? Tell me!

[Review] More Than This by Patrick Ness

More Than This

More Than This by Patrick Ness
Series: None
Publication: May 1st 2014 by Walker Books Ltd
Number of Pages: 480
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, LGBTQ
Source: Public library
Rating: ★★★★

Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository


Summary

A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.
Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.
How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?
As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
From multi-award-winning Patrick Ness comes one of the most provocative and moving novels of our time.

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[Review] End of Days by Susan Ee

End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)

End of Days by Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & The End of Days #3
Publication: May 12th, 2015 by Skyscape
Number of Pages: 344
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, Romance
Source: Public library
Rating: ★★★

Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository


Summary

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity

Top Ten Tuesday Attempt #1 pic version

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, participating book bloggers blog about their top ten lists.

This Week’s Topic: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters


If you haven’t noticed, I made a little Top Ten Tuesday header thing. I don’t know if I like it at all because it was my first attempt at making something on Photoshop but I’ll keep experimenting around with stuff until I find something I like. Until then, thoughts? I like the red but I’m on the fence about the greyish stuff surrounding the ring.

Anyways, back to the topic at hand.

Books that celebrate diversity.

I love diverse books. In our society, there’s so much discrimination and negativity when it comes to certain minorities and groups. That’s where the beauty of great diverse books kicks in. A great diverse book can open up and fix so many misconceptions when it comes to cultures and minority groups that we don’t understand. And while I’m definitely not the person to go to to find good diverse books, I can name at least a few that I have enjoyed. To open it up and bring more attention to more diverse books besides the pitiful amount that I have read, I’ll be filling up a few more spots with diverse books that I really do want to read but haven’t gotten the chance to.

The best thing about this post is that I had been making a rough list of the books I wanted to include on this when the song “Mazeltov” by ZE:A played. This particular song is K-Pop and features lyrics that make absolutely no sense. It names the days of the week. It also has a lyric that names different “types” of girls. And by types, I mean nationalities and ethnicities.

Latin girl, Mexican girl, Korean girl, Japan girl, American girl

Hardly a great representation of diversity but I still cracked up because the song itself is ridiculous and names a bunch of different ethnicities/nationalities that are considered the protagonists of diverse books in the United States.

If I have a review posted for a particular book, I have it linked at the end of each one.


  1. Born Confused (Born Confused #1) by Tanuja Desai Hidier
    I haven’t actually put my review up for this book (and a few others on this list) but I can just go ahead and say that this book was everything I wanted in terms of diversity. I thought it would be just a representation of a second-generation Indian girl. I got that and more. There’s LGBTQ, drag queens, Hindus, Sikhs, familial problems, etc. There’s so much in this book and I genuinely appreciate that.
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    Native Americans are a quickly dying group within the United States when they were originally the majority. Few, if any, are accurately represented in media today. They are not savages. They are humans like the rest of us and it’s completely unfair that they face some huge issues. This book highlights that.
  3. Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    I LOVED this book. It was cute and it did show some of the issues and problems that homosexuals may face nowadays. What I loved the most about this book was the fact that Simon was like any other teenager. Sure, he was gay but it wasn’t made out to be a huge deal. Love this one.
    (And yes I’m toning down my fangirling for the sake of the length of this post)
  4. More Than This by Patrick Ness
    This book wasn’t marketed as a LGBTQ book but it features a gay protagonist. The book is really confusing but it features a fantastic and diverse cast of characters that each have their own fabulous personalities.
  5. A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
    I haven’t put Wendy Mass on any of my lists in a really long time but I still love her books. I didn’t know that A Mango Shaped Space was considered YA because I understood it pretty easily when I read it. This book features a female protagonist that lives with synesthesia, a condition in which her senses are mixed. Words and sounds have colors to her. This was one of my favorite books when I was younger and I have yet to find a book with a character quite like this one.
  6. A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
    To be honest, this probably isn’t the best book to put on a list that talks about diversity. However, recently, Schwab has been getting a lot of shit for her representation of a bi character in this novel. She’s even said that in this world, straight even isn’t the first assumption that people should have. While some people are complaining about it, I think that the fact that she included it is great. The point of the book was not to focus on one secondary character’s sexuality but to portray a beautiful world and it’s issues. I like that she didn’t make everybody straight but I like it even more that it wasn’t made out to be a big deal. LGBTQ people are just as normal as everybody else. (Review)
  7. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire-Saenz
    I might not have enjoyed this one as much as others but I still gave it 4 stars because of the representation and emotions of the characters. A lot of times this is one of the most commonly mentioned books when it comes to a LGBTQ novel and some people I’ve talked to outside of the blogosphere actually knows this book. It gets the point across and is a favorite in the community. (Review)


  8. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    I was actually completely unaware that this was considered a “diverse” book. I was looking at lists to find books that I want to read that are diverse and this was on there. I’d always classified it as a classic. I picked up my copy from Goodreads for fifty cents and I’ve heard some great things about it from friends. I’m actually pretty excited to eventually read this.
  9. Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
    This was on lists last year. And it’s still on this list. Unread. *Sighs deeply* My memory is a little fuzzy with what this one is actually about but I do remember that it has something to do with mental illness, and thus, is a diverse book. Plus it was on a lot of diverse book lists.
  10. Diamond Boy by Michael Williams
    I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of Blood Diamonds and anything similar. A blood diamond is pretty much any diamond that was illegally mined in a war zone and used to pay for war supplies. I’m not sure if this is about blood diamonds but it’s set in Africa and has diamond mining. I really, really want to read this novel but I’m pretty much positive that none of the libraries in my area has this book.
  11. Sold by Patricia McCormick
    This book sounds exceptional. I’m pretty sure it’s won a few awards and I’ve heard that it’s one of those books that makes you understand and feel the emotions of those in similar situations. I definitely want to read this one at some point.

I’ve named some of the diverse books I’ve read and some that I actually really want to read. But since one can never have too many diverse books, what other diverse books do you guys recommend?

[Review] The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography of You and MeThe Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Series: None
Publication: April 15th, 2014 by Poppy
Number of Pages: 337
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary
Source: Public Library
Rating: ★★1/2

Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository


Summary

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
Lucy and Owen’s relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and — finally — a reunion in the city where they first met.
A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too. (more…)

The Ultimate Book Tag

Tag posts are always super fun to do and this one seems to be a really big one. I was tagged to do the Ultimate Book Tag by Summer at xingsings over three months a month ago. Nevertheless, now that school’s ended and I have more time, I’m able to do this tag. Check her blog out!

I was actually really scared to put this post up. Call me irrational but I just feel like this post wasn’t very good (and it’s probably the reason that I didn’t actually put it up although I finished it like two months ago). Well it has to go up sometimes and I’m definitely not changing it anytime soon so there’s no point in waiting. So without further ado (cliche alert!) The Ultimate Book Tag!


1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Depends on the book format. I literally can’t read print novels for long periods of time. I like to think that I can. Sometimes, I’ll start to read a book on a long car trip thinking that this time, I’ll be able to. Then I get carsick and have to sleep instead. On the other hand, ebooks, graphic novels/manga, and articles on my phone don’t usually give me any problems.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Errrr…… Andrew Smith. His writing is all kind of lyrical and distinct. Sort of. John Green. Because pretentious and I don’t really like it. Shakespeare. Because Shakespeare. Uh…. I don’t really have a good answer for this oops.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Harry Potter, obviously. Even though I did have a TwiHeart stage and not a Potterhead stage, I still think that the Harry Potter series is way way better than the Twilight Saga.

  1. I have a lot of respect for J.K. Rowling and how she planned the entire series before actually writing it. Like really. I can’t ever stick to a single plotline when I write.
  2. Her characters are so much more deep and relatable than the Twilight characters. They grow up through the books and become loved characters of every reader.
  3. The worldbuilding is more complex and interesting. Hogwarts > Forks

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?

I’m a highschooler so I carry around a backpack. At any point, I will always have at least one book in it. Usually the book is from the school library because otherwise, I’ll accidentally return a book to the wrong library (school library to public or vice versa). Sometimes I’ll have a more books in there; it depends on if I’m reading a book for English or I’m almost done with a book. Otherwise, I have boring school stuff, wallet, pencil pouch, my phone and ipod, and headphones. I have this habit where I’ll keep a bunch of bookmarks in a notebook because I always pick up new, free bookmarks from the library. I like free stuff. I also always have way too many lip products in the bag. Like two lip balms, a lipstick, and a lip gloss. Organization does not exist in my universe. I also have a bajillion different keychains and crap hanging off of it.

Outside of school… pockets work fine.

5. Do you smell your books?

Yes. I always end up smelling my books at some point. Usually it has that nice musty paper-smell but I’ve had books that have smelled really weird. I think the last user of my AP Human Geography textbook wore a ridiculous amount of cologne because the pages reeked of it.

6. Books with or without little illustrations.

Yes to manga and graphic novels and yes to books that have little doodles and illustrations. I also like the maps and special edition books that have the glossy, colored illustrations.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

Well, Twilight would be the obvious answer to this. And Halo. I actually really liked Halo until I realized that it wasn’t good when I tried to read the sequel like two years later. Also The Hunger Games and Divergent. For those two books it wasn’t like they were awful. It was more like I read better books and realized that mainstream novels weren’t as good.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

Uh….. I have stories but they aren’t really funny.

I was always the kid that checked out 10+ books from the library and was gawked at when I stuffed them all in my backpack. There was this one time when I wanted to borrow someone’s book to read but the girl wouldn’t let me touch it. She was terrified that I’d wrinkle a page or something. So she sat me down and tried to dramatically read me the book. Let me tell you that I had no patience to listen to her read and left asap.

I also use to write all of my personal information on the inside flap of every single book I owned. I was terrified that I’d lose it and I’d never get the book back. In retrospect, I spelled my street address wrong and left out a letter in the state. I applaud the spelling ability of my younger self.

9. What is the tinniest book on your shelf?

I have no clue. If we’re counting kiddy books it’d probably be a copy of a Magic Tree House book or a Junie B. Jones book that clocks in at about 75-100 pages apiece. Or some miscellaneous picture book that is 20ish pages long.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

Probably Atlas Shrugged or something like that.

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I’ve dabbled around in fanfiction, none of which has been published and is some of the worst writing I’ve ever done. I’ve come up with book ideas. I’d like to be an author and publish books but I don’t think I’d actually get there. There’s a lot of commitment and I don’t really have that discipline. There’s also the fact that I think I’m a little too critical and that everything I write ends up looking horrifying to myself the next day. And I’m forgetful and would probably have a lot of continuity errors. Maybe I could one day if I practiced and did a lot of note-taking, but as of now, I can’t see myself being published.

12. When did you get into reading?

I’ve fallen in and out of reading the past few years. I was a big reader in elementary school and it spiked in sixth grade. I read almost nothing in 7th grade and tried to get back into reading late 8th grade. Now I’m trying to squeeze in books into daily life because I discovered online book blogs.

13. What is your favourite classic book? What are some classics you’ve read?

(I changed the question for myself because otherwise it’d make for a pitiful answer.)

I’ve read very few classics but I’m hoping to change that. I can probably name all of the classics I’ve read on one hand. Erm… that’d be Atlas Shrugged, Pride and Prejudice, Tom Sawyer, To Kill a Mockingbird and some Poe. I’m going to be reading Beloved sometime soon and I read Romeo and Juliet in class. I don’t want to label any of them as my favorites though because I definitely need to reread some of them to be sure.

14. In school what was your best subject Language Arts/English?

I don’t understand this question at all. But I’ll answer both possible interpretations. English has never been super hard for me. It’s pretty flexible and my freshman English class was cake. Everything was so easy. I have a classmate that would do her English homework during her other classes because it’d been labelled as “not important”.

But is it my best subject? I have no clue. I seem to do decent in most classes but I haven’t really experienced a class where it’s like I have an extra affinity for it.

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?

Depends on who was gifting me. If it’s a friend that knows I hated it and gave it to me as a gag joke or something, I’d probably just give them a look like this.

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If I don’t know them that well, I’d probably end up accepting it with a really tight smile on my face and say some completely bs comment like, “Oh I’ve read this one! I thought that the (insert something) was really good!” Or I’d just thank them and say that it was cool. Then it’d go on the shelf where I’d never ever touch it and eventually be shipped off to Goodwill or Half-Price Books. Or I’d re-gift it.

16. (No clue what happened to this question but apparently it disappeared)

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?

Having a few really active weeks where I’m on top of my game and then disappearing for weeks at a time. I try to plan ahead but it just doesn’t work. Writing out long posts about life and then deleting it when I realize that it’s probably tmi. Uh…. skipping weeks of Top Ten Tuesdays or Stacking the Shelves because lack of time. Not commenting on other blogs. Not linking stuff in posts. I have a lot of bad habits…….

18. What is your favorite word?

I like delitescent a lot. And scintillating.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Dork. Definitely. Maybe nerd but I think more of a dork. I’m not sure what the differences are (because dictionary.com’s definitions are practically the same) but if we’re going off of what I tend to call myself and others… yeah, dork. Though I wouldn’t say that I’m outright lame. Because I’m not.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires have been so overdone but when they’re done right, I really like it. I haven’t had much experience with fairies, but I’d be interested in reading books with them. Recommendations, anybody?

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Angels. I don’t really care for animals and shapeshifters probably shift to animals a lot. I don’t really think I’d like the imagery of an animal representing some person using his/her paw to swat at something in the air. Plus I recently read the Angelfall series and loved it.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Spirits. Ghost books are cool.

23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?

Vampires. I never really got into the post-apocalyptic genre and I couldn’t even finish World War Z.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Love triangle. I know a lot of people seem to hate them but when they’re done right, they can be good (although it’s like… rarely done right). From what I’ve read, forbidden love makes me uncomfortable 99% of the time.

25. And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Both! When I’m reading action-packed books with a few love scenes mixed in, it has to make sense. If they’re running away from someone evil, it is not the time to make out. If they are going to both fight to make it back home to be together, one of them does not suddenly stupidly sacrifice him or herself to the demons to save the other if they’ve already made an agreement.

With full on romance, well I like fluffy, cute romances so sue me for liking them.


Yeah this was… really late but it’s here now!

I tag…. actually I have no clue who has or hasn’t done this tag but if you have done it, feel free to ignore this.

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books I’ve Obtained

50ab0-toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, participating book bloggers blog about their top ten lists.

This Week’s Topic: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies)


I haven’t been too proactive with obtaining books these last few weeks. I’ve been reading what I have, writing blog posts, and just enjoying my summer vacation. Reading hasn’t really been a top priority but I have obtained some books. Trying to remember all of them will probably be a little difficult as I don’t keep track of all the books I get but I’ll try my best.

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Not all books that I got are shown in this picture! Some were ebooks and I had to return other ones.

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[Review] World After by Susan Ee

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)World After by Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & The End of Days #2
Publication: November 19th 2013 by Skyscape
Number of Pages: 320
Genre:
Young Adult, Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, Romance
Source: Netgalley
Rating: ★★★1/2

Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository


Summary

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.
When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.
Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.
Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

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[Review] Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)Angelfall by Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & The End of Days #1
Publication: May 23rd, 2013 by Hodder and Stoughton
Number of Pages:
326
Genre: Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Source: Netgalley
Rating: ★★★★1/2

Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository


Summary

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

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