Review: We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

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We Are the Ants
by Shaun David Hutchinson
Genre: YA Aliens, Science Fiction, Contemporary
Publication: January 19th 2016 by Simon Pulse
Series: n/a
Length: 464 pages
Format: eARC from publisher

Henry Denton doesn’t know why the aliens chose to abduct him when he was thirteen, and he doesn’t know why they continue to steal him from his bed and take him aboard their ship. He doesn’t know why the world is going to end or why the aliens have offered him the opportunity to avert the impending disaster by pressing a big red button.

But they have. And they’ve only given him 144 days to make up his mind.

Since the suicide of his boyfriend, Jesse, Henry has been adrift. He’s become estranged from his best friend, started hooking up with his sworn enemy, and his family is oblivious to everything that’s going on around them. As far as Henry is concerned, a world without Jesse is a world he isn’t sure is worth saving. Until he meets Diego Vega, an artist with a secret past who forces Henry to question his beliefs, his place in the universe, and whether any of it really matters. But before Henry can save the world, he’s got to figure out how to save himself, and the aliens haven’t given him a button for that.

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Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a TTT, but I’m glad to be finally kicking it up again. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. You learn more here.

This week’s theme is Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t. I felt so guilty writing this but I’ll get to them in 2016, I swear!

Without further ado, here are 10 2015 books I wanted to read but didn’t.Read More »

Favorite Quotes from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Fun fact about me: SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi is one of my favorite YA books of all time. It’s so poetic and unique in its writing style, and it was one of the books that really got me into reading YA. I owe so much to this series.

Of course, in many favorite books, there’s quotes that you cherish and giggle/swoon/hhhhhh whenever you read them, so today, I want to share with you a few of my favorite quotes from SHATTER ME. Note that these are just quotes from the first book in the series (maybe I’ll do another post on the other books in the series. Oh! And I also recently did a similar post in which I accumulated my favorite quotes from I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson here. 

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Review: The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry

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The Love That Split the World
by Emily Henry
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publication: January 26th, 2016 by Razorbill
Series: n/a
Length: 316 pages
Format: eARC from publisher
Rating: ★★★★½

Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start… until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.

That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

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