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Fallen (Fallen Series Book 1), Lauren Kate

fallen-by-lauren-kateFallen is about a young girl, Lucinda “Luce” Price,  who has seen the world through many time periods and eras, and has loved in every generation of her life. The only thing is, she doesn’t remember any of these lives, and how she is tied to the people around her now. When her current life falls apart after the mysterious death of her boyfriend during a fire, her parents send her off to a reform school because they don’t know how to handle what happened. Now that she’s a part of this school she notices that she is drawn to certain people and certain boys at her new school, and has the feeling that she knows them from somewhere, but doesn’t remember well. Her new friend, Arianne, is some what of a character and unlike anyone she has ever been friends with before. She also finds both, Cameron and Daniel, to be two attractive boys who she wants to find out more about. If going to reform school wasn’t bad enough imagine feeling and seeing things that you don’t understand.
 
Fallen by Lauren Kate was a crazy book. It was filled with so many twists and turns that you didn’t see coming. It was a book that you thought you knew exactly what was going on, but then all of a sudden something changed. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for another romance triangle, with some supernatural elements, and some fun twists and turns. Until next time,
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Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

fangirlCath is a girl who doesn’t necessarily like change. She has a hard time being amongst others in the real world, but what most don’t know is that she is completely unstoppable in the Fanfiction that she loves to write. For her fans she has kept going one of the most read book series of their time alive. With thousands of fans she found a place that is hers. While her first year at college everything is out place, her twin sister doesn’t want to be around her anymore, and is finding new friends, she doesn’t know how to be with her roommate, and her roommate’s boyfriend.
Oddly, I was surprised by this novel. I thought it was going to be so corny, I mean a girl who rights Fanfiction, mixed with a love story? It was not that at all. It was beautifully woven into something that talked about change, growing up, becoming more than we are, and learning what it is like to let others love you as well. I highly recommend reading Fangirl. Until next time,
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Revealed (House of Night Novel 11), P.C. and Kristin Cast

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Neferet has finally been defeated by Zoey Redbird and her friends with the help of some unlikely friends. Or, so they think. For the time being Neferet is not an immediate threat, but they know she is not gone for good. Grandma Redbird is safe, and the open house at the Tulsa House of Night is really hitting it off. The young priestesses and prophetesses are starting to come into their roles, and see how hard it is to be a leader. Zoey most of all. With a ll of the building frustration and pressures Zoey is starting to lose herself, and her demeanor. With the rise of Old Magik again there are more forces at work than they have ever had to face.

There’s so much happening in this novel, building up to the final one that I don’t want to give anything away! So, sorry for the vague descriptions. I will say that you learn a lot more about Neferet and her past, and once again the struggles of love are evident. I could tell this novel was a build up one, and I appreciated it for that. I cannot wait to read the last one!! Look out for a Give Away!! Also don’t forget to follow me on twitter at @90sbornreader to follow a House of Night tweet-a-thon that is going to be happening soon!! If you haven’t caught up on the rest of the novels do it soon! It’s time for this series to come to a close, but don’t worry the authors have plenty of more for you to read. Until next time,

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If I Stay, Gayle Forman

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     If I Stay, by Gayle Forman is about a girl named Mia who is forced to figure out that it is like to lose everything in one instant. After losing her entire family to a car accident, and being transported to the ICU herself she has an out of body experience during her time in the hospital. During this time she has to decide if she is going to stay or if she is going to let herself go with the rest of her family. She watches as the people she cares about comes in and talks to her, but most importantly as her boyfriend, Adam, thinks of everything possible in order to see her when the nurses won’t let him. During this time flashbacks are written in to show her life with her family, and the first time she falls in love. This is a journey through love and loss and music.
     I had mixed feelings about this novel. I enjoyed it and didn’t all at the same time. I just felt like I was in a perpetual sadness at all times. I was sad when the car accident happened, sad in the hospital, and just sad. Yes there were some happy moments, but not enough to pull me out of the sadness and melancholy that I was feeling. Probably because a lot of the happy moments were tinged with some sadness. I decided to read this novel because the movie is coming out soon, and the preview looks really good. So, of course I had to read it first. If you are looking for the total draw in like in The Fault In Our Stars, this is not the book, but it is very similar. I of course recommend reading it before the movie comes out. Until next time,
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Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater

shiver_book_cover Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is about a young girl, Grace, who has found love in the most unexpected place. When she was younger she was taken into the woods by the wolves and almost attacked until one of the wolves, Sam, called off the attack. Ever since that night she looks out every evening during the winter for that one wolf only to see him watching her as well. As the years pass she develops somewhat of an obsession with the wolves, always watching them and knowing their seasons when they come and go. She thought their worlds would never come together until animal attacks start happening in her hometown and the town decides it is time to kill the wolves who live in the woods. Grace knows that she has to save Sam, but what she finds is something completely different.
I really enjoyed Shiver. I was able to read it during one shift at work, which means that it kept me entertained long enough to continue reading. I liked how there were some unexpected turns and plot twists, but I liked the general romance of the whole novel. I liked the aspect of falling in love and finding the one who is meant for you. As soon as I make it through my ever increasing list of books, I’m going to read the next one by Maggie Stiefvater! Until next time,
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