February 2016 Book Favorites

Alright…Since Alissa and I are readers, we’re going to give you some reviews of books we read! I mean February was a great time for me. I bought so many books and I got to read some of them! Don’t worry, there will be no spoilers. I kinda just put my summary down for each book. just to make things more entertaining.

  1. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
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    • It’s about a boy name Rudy who moves to an island with his family because of his sick brother. Rudy begins to feel lonely and almost resent his brother for being so ill. Then he meets a girl, Diana, the only teen his age on the the island and he meets a boy called Teeth. Although Rudy is quite lonely, he finds a friendship in Teeth and he starts to feel less lonely, but Teeth is just different and weird. So read and find out how that works.

I decided to read this late at night. I tend not to read things at night since I get over emotional. I read it and I just felt so lonely. Rudy was such a lonely guy and he was kinda horny for Diana, but then there was Teeth who Rudy may or may not have had feelings for. I mean Teeth was a weird guy and I shipped Rudy and Teeth a lot. I was heartbroken at the end of the book though since it was just a heartbreaking ending. I was just really upset for Rudy and how lonely he felt. A lot of F-bombs in the book too, but I didn’t mind. It such a nice read, but I get over emotional at night so yeah I was more upset than I probably should have been.

2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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  • The story is set in the future where people are divided by the color of their blood. It’s a pretty shitty future, but that’s where all the good stuff is. The Silvers are gifted with some slick powers which also help to divide the Reds and Silvers up even more. Mare Barrow is a seventeen year old badass chick who happens to have red blood. One day however, she finds out that not only does she have red blood, she has silver powers. So now the king and queen are freaking out because they think it’ll ruin the division between the Silvers and Reds so… they take in Mare, giving her a whole new identity as a princess and engage her to one of their sons. If she wants to live, she’ll have to keep up the act, but there’s also a rebellion brewing up which are run by a group of people called the Scarlet Guard, and they are dead set splitting the division between the Silvers and Reds.

Damn. I was into this book as soon as I saw the AMAZING cover reveal. I read it and it was just breath taking. Every word was just hooking you in and the world that Mare is in is just wonderful (and sucky at the same time). I loved how Mare had to play dress up for the king and queen and did I mention the two hotties in the book? Prince Cal and the dude Mare is engaged to, Prince Maven. Got a little bit of a love triangle going on, but don’t worry it’s all worth it. There will be violence, there will be blood spilling (silver and red) and there will be betrayal. The worst being betrayal, but wow this is just a whole new world of fantasy. Can we also talk about the cover of the book?? A crown dripping blood?? Simplicity at its best. I’m working on reading the prequel and sequel as I write this. BTW…I heard the rights were sold and the book may be a movie soon…OMG so excited…

3. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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  • In this fantasy world, many have been struck by an illness called the blood fever that killed the adults, but leaves the young ones behind with really cool powers. Adelina is a girl who has come out of the blood fever with some boss ass powers of her own, as well as a scar over her eye. Her dad’s a dick and her sister is pretty much loved by him because she’s perfect. So she runs away, gets caught by the Inquisition, and is later saved by the Young Elites, a group of teens who have powers just like Adelina as well. No shit she joins them. Oh…but did you think she was going to live happily ever after and find her place in the world with the Young Elites? No my friend…this story is the story of our Adelina becoming a villain. In the first book, she starts to become friends with the other Elites, and she feels as if she belongs. She even starts to grow the hots for the leader of the Elites, Enzo, who is pretty majestic in his own right, but she also starts to let her inner demons kind of guide her down the path of evil. It’s a beautiful evil.

Well I’ve been a fan of Marie Lu since the Legend series and let me tell you I was not disappointed at all. I saw it coming. I knew this book was going to smack me in the head with awesomeness. I mean the first book is a little bit happier (I’m reading the second one and it’s dark) as Adelina tries to grab onto the last shred of goodness. Freaking hated the ending but lets not talk about the ending because I’ll let you read the ending. I’ve never read a book that was written from the POV of a villain or villain in the workings before. I mean Adelina just has a bad past that contributes to her dark path, but that’s the best part! Currently reading the second book right now as I’m writing this! It’s so damn dark it’s magical…

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4. My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

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  • What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?
    Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss–the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died–is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn’t a suicide as everyone assumes. She can’t remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she’s worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.
    If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she’ll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made–good and bad–that led to her last kiss.
    Bethany Neal’s suspenseful debut novel is about the power of first love and the haunting lies that threaten to tear it apart.

This book has such a grasp on me that I couldn’t put it down, but I did. CURSE YOU SCHOOL!!!!!!!! There is one part that I can relate to how the character is feeling and that just cause me to have flashes of my life. (I did not like that) There are parts where I wanted to punch a few of the character that they frustrated me. Okay, I am going to admit this one thing and I know I should learn to improve on it, but I have difficulty with it. I am bad a for shadowing. I miss the clue authors drop and I have a feeling this book did have some clues throughout the book. My heart gave to Cassidy’s boyfriend, Ethan, at the end. I love how it end. This is a great book to read.

5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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  • Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
    But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
    For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

This is by far my favorite book EVER!!! This is the book that has gotten me to read a lot more books. I am a huge fan of Becca Fitzpatrick. The book just has this special pull that makes me read it so many time. IT IS A HUGE MUST READ!!!!

LOL. By the way, I read this as well and the series is worth a read! I regret not taking interest in this book before hand and thanks to Alissa I am IN LOVE with it!

6. Eleanor and Parker by Rainbow Rowell

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  • Two misfits.
    One extraordinary love.
    Eleanor
    … Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
    Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
    Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try

I liked the book. The beginning half was slow, but once you get like half way, it becomes more interesting. I found the romance to be adorable. The book left me with many questions. When I had finish reading the book, I was freaking out. I wanted to throw the book or I jump out of the window. My emotion was all over the place. There are so many things that the readers can connect to. It’s a great book to read.

Well be doing reviews for each month! Or trying to at least…so stay tuned guys!

-xoxo Suzane and Alissa 

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