Library Reads | #14

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Hello all! I hope life has been treating you well. Today’s post, as you can see by the title is another library post! I’m just going to get on into it so I don’t waste your time. 

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters is a book that I’ve read before, but I love this story, just as much as Peters’ other book, “She Loves You, She Loves You Not…” So I might not be able to read this book because of all the other books I have out currently, but that’s a whole other story. I really liked this book though. Lies My Girlfriend Told me is a Lesbian novel featuring Alix, whose life just turned upside down.

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie is a book that I have talked about in another blog post of mine called, “Friday Finds | #5“. In that post I expressed how beautiful the cover for this book is, and how much the books’ description intrigues me. Seriously though, I hope Burning Glass is as interesting as it sounds.

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz is a book that intrigued me because of the cover. The cover for this book is kind of sketchy, which, I think suits the book’s synopsis very well. Welcome to the Dark House is a Young Adult Mystery/Horror novel, with a Fantasy/Paranormal twist to it. …According to the users of Goodreads, that is. From that I gathered by reading the synopsis, is that this book is indeed a horror type novel, and I for one, am looking forward to reading this book. Normally I don’t get scared and/or creeped out by horror novels? Most of the time they’re completely predictable, so I hope Welcome to the Dark House isn’t one of those books where I can predict every last detail.

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs is a book that I’ve actually been looking forward to for a few years. In my mine though, this book was one that I would remember and then forget about because a new, shinier book would come along calling my name. Ultimately, Moon Called is a book that I’ve been waiting years to read, and now that I finally have my hands on it, I am really excited to read it.

Lick by Kylie Scott is a new adult novel, and i’ve been really craving some new adult novels lately!! So if you have some recommendations for me, anything really, I would absolutely appreciate it! Anwyay, this book is about a girl who on one drunken night marries this guy, but catch this: she doesn’t remember marrying him. She wakes up, super hung over, and finds this huge rock sitting on a ring which is currently attached to her finger. It seems though that this main character whose name is Evelyn, by the way, is married to “one of the hottest rock stars on the planet.” Lick is surely going to be a wild ride from start to finish.

Below by Jason Chabot is a book that I randomly picked up from the library because the spine caught my eye. What I think about this book is that it takes place in the future, and that it’s told form two points of view. I believe the first view in this story is told by Hokk who lives Below, where he ‘and his fox sidekick, Nym, live in exile amid the remnants of out modern age.’ And the second point of view is from this girl who lives Above. Elia is trapped in a life of endless toil and drudgery as a laundress for the Mirrored Palace. Then one day she somehow, with the help of natural disasters, Elia’s world comes crashing into Hokk’s–and she falls Below.

So I don’t know what to expect with this book. There aren’t really any views and ratings accompanying this book, so I don’t really know what to expect. Which should be a good thing, but I just don’t know?? I also found out that the author –Jason Chabot– lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where I’m from. The fact that the author is from my birth place, makes me really look forward to reading it!!

Winter Falls by Nicole Maggi is about a “typical sixteen-year-old, dying to get out of her small town of Twin Willows, Maine. Things look up when a new family comes to town, but when she falls for the hot, mysterious son, Jonah, her life turns upside down.” so, when I picked up this book, I didn’t know what this book was at all. Literally. I saw the spine of the book, pulled it off the shelf, and shabam!! There’s a picture of an owl on a intriguing cover! On Goodreads, people have listed this book as a YA Fantasy/Paranormal type book, and honestly, I’m not surprised now that I know what genre this book is. My hands always seem to know what they’re doing before I do myself.

Uninvited / Unleashed by Sophie Jordan — Now I have both book 1 & 2 out from the library. I’ve previously read Uninvited before, and I believe I enjoyed it enough to give it 4 out of 5 stars. I don’t know for sure though, so I’ll probably end up re-reading this and write a review on it. – I have the second book, Unleashed borrowed as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to get around to reading on with the story, and be able to finish the book.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen; I’ve been recommended so many Sarah Dessen novels that I don’t even know what one to start with, so when I saw this on the shelves, I immediately picked it up. I haven’t read the book’s description yet, so I don’t know what this book is about, and I have no idea when I’m going to end up getting aroudn to reading Saint Anything. When I do though, I hope the story will be an original.

These next two books are books that I believe I saw before at one of the libraries that I go to. However, I haven’t really picked them up. The publisher for these books are called “Orca Soundings” and as far as I can tell, they publish short-story novels. Books that in my opinion, are just clips of these characters lives. And these books are really short as well. They mostly range from 100 – 200 pages. Which I would think would be great books to read during a read-a-thon, or just books that you can pick up and read between books. I’m finding that these books are also books that really seem to pack a punch; that feature the happenings of today’s society. You’ll see what I mean.

The Way Back by Carrie Mac is a book about a teenage girl whose father has disappeared, she doesn’t have a place to live, and she’s addicted to meth. And now, she’s pregnant. Coldby, the main character, checks herself into rehab to get clean and figure out how to keep her baby.

Crash by Lesley Choyce is a book about a young teenage boy who wants to straighten out his troubled life, but his parents break up, and Cameron, the main character, ends up living on the streets with his dog, Ozzie. He meets a girl and with her help he tries to survive on the street and continue on with his life. But Cameron soon realizes that this girl has her own troubles, and soon finds that this girl, Mackenzie gets into some serious trouble. Cameron tries to find a realistic solution for the both of them, if they’re going to survive the turbulence.

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