Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Top 14 Books I Want That Are Releasing in 2014

I did a list like this last year, so I'm going to do it again this year.  This will have 14 releases of 2014 that I am the most excited for.  Here they are, in no particular order.

Split Second by Kasie West - I loved Pivot Point, and I've already read it twice.  I look forward to reading Split Second so I can read more about Addie and Trevor.  Also, Laila's POV is going to be in this book too, and I really liked her character, so it should be interesting to read from her perspective.

On The Fence by Kasie West - And the second book on this list is also by Kasie West.  I also read her contemporary, The Distance Between Us, and she is amazing at contemporary.  So I look forward to getting to read another contemporary by her.

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor - I have never read anything else by this author before, but this book sounds absolutely amazing.  It sounds heartbreaking and the friendship sounds good.  I've seen good reviews, and I think this one will be good.

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens - This sounds like a powerful contemporary debut.  I have seen reviews and the readers seem to have liked it.  It sounds like it is emotional, and it has some tough topics in it.

Far From You by Tess Sharpe - This sounds like a powerful mystery.  It sounds like it will be a bit sad, since the main character has lost her best friend.  I think the story sounds really interesting.

Frozen by Erin Bowman - I really liked Taken, so I am interested in finding out what happens next in Frozen.  Also, I am hoping there will be more romance between Gray and Bree in this book, since she is who I want him to end up with.

Take Me On by Katie McGarry - I have not yet been disappointed by a Katie McGarry book, so I expect that this will be amazing.  I love how every one of her books is in dual POV, and they are all set in the same area.  I love getting to see cameos of the main characters from her other books.

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy - This book sounds like it will be a really interesting story.  Also, it is dual POV, and I always enjoy dual POV.

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell - This sounds unique and different from anything else that I've ever read since it is told from the POV of a killer.  It should be interesting.

Pointe by Brandy Colbert - From reading this synopsis, I wonder how the main character was involved in her friend's abduction.  I really want to read this book to find out about that.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord - This sounds like a sweet contemporary with a good romance and good friendship.  It looks like the type of book that would be a fun summer read.

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano - This sounds like an amazing murder mystery.  Hopefully it will be a fast-paced and exciting read.

Nantucket Red by Leila Howland - I enjoyed Nantucket Blue, so I look forward to seeing what happens next to Cricket.  The synopsis says something about Zack falling for Cricket's enemy, so I wonder what that could be about.

The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston - I am looking forward to more mystery in this book, and finding out more about Thomas.  Also, I will get to read more about Anna and Ethan.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Best of 2013: Sibling Relationships

This list is about books that I read in 2013 that were published this year.  I'm going to name sibling relationships that I liked in books, and I will give a brief explanation of why that sibling relationship stood out to me.

Carey and Jenessa in If You Find Me - Carey is pretty much all that Jenessa has at the beginning of the book.  She is really more like a mother to her young sister.  When they first start living with Carey's father, Carey feels protective of Jenessa.  She doesn't want to let other people get close to her sister.  This is understandable, and it shows how much she really cares.

Lucky and Cole in The Culling - This sibling relationship isn't shown as much through actual scenes with the characters.  This is more about how much Lucky loves Cole and wants to protect him in the dystopian world that they live in.  His love for Cole is clear whenever he thinks of him.

Gray and Blaine in Taken - This relationship is interesting because Gray and Blaine are quite opposite, so they don't always get along, but there is a secret about them that they don't know.  When they find out this secret, it changes things in their lives.

Imogen and Hunter in Bruised - This relationship is quite strained, but I felt like it was portrayed well.  Imogen has been mad at Hunter because he slept with her best friend, and it makes sense that that would make her mad.  There are some good conversations between them during the book, though.

Meg and Teeny in The Rules for Disappearing - Being in Witness Protection is hard for Teeny because she's so young, and she isn't even able to be herself.  She is always stuck pretending to be someone else.  Meg is always there for Teeny to protect her and comfort.

Fia and Annie in Mind Games - This is probably one of my favorite book sister relationships.  The book is told from the perspective of both girls, and it is clear that each one loves and cares for the other very much.

Amy and Baby in In the After - Amy and Baby are not really sisters, but their relationship is like a sibling relationship.  They are all each other have in the post-apocalyptic world, so it is like they really are family.  They love each other, and they have their own secret language that they can communicate in.

Wick and Lily in Find Me - Wick clearly cares about her younger sister.  Lily doesn't approve of what Wick is doing, and she wants to have a good life, with parents who care about her.  Seeing how much Wick wants to protect her is really sweet, even if her methods of protection (hacking to solve mysteries) are illegal.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Best of 2013: Friendships

This list is about books that I read in 2013 that were published this year.  I'm going to name friendships that I liked in books, and I will give a brief explanation of why that friendship stood out to me.

Addie and Laila in Pivot Point - I loved these two best friends.  Their relationship was so well portrayed, and the dialogue between the two of them was great.  I loved getting to see their friendship in both of Addie's possible futures.

Carey and Pixie in If You Find Me - When Carey first starts school, Pixie becomes her friend.  They are similar in some ways because Carey's a grade ahead, and Pixie is several grades ahead.  So while Carey is younger than everyone else in her grade, Pixie is even younger than that.  That makes them really good friends to each other since they can understand each other.

Wren and Ever in Reboot - This is an interesting friendship because these two are both Reboots, so they don't really have human emotions.  But someone, they are still able to be good friends to each other.  I wasn't happy about what happened to Ever in the book, but I won't say it was.

Ryan Dean and Joey in Winger - These two guys become good friends in this book.  Both of them play rugby.  Joey also happens to be gay, but that isn't a big deal to Ryan Dean, which is good.

Parker and Finn in Insomnia - Finn is a good friend to Parker, and he notices when Parker starts acting strange.  He can tell that Parker is acting like a stalker, so he tries to help him by telling him to stop acting like that.

Anna and Elise in Dangerous Girls - This friendship isn't really one that I'd call a good one, especially when you find out what you find out in the book, but it was so well done that I put it on this list anyway.  Their friendship is sometimes almost too much for them to handle.  It is filled with some jealousy and intensity.

Ann and Raynee in 45 Pounds - Raynee was a great character, and I loved how she accepted Ann how she was.  Even though Raynee's other friends didn't like Ann, Raynee didn't let that keep her away from the friendship that wanted to have.  Raynee was the kind of friend that Ann needed.

Dane and Billy D. in Dead Ends - The friendship in this book seems like an unlikely one at first, one between a bully and a boy with Down Syndrome, but the friendship is developed really well.  Dane doesn't automatically feel like a friend of Billy D's, but by the end of the book, it is obvious that he cares about Billy D, and Billy D has managed to become Dane's friend.

Callie and Kat in Where the Stars Still Shine - Kat is a good friend to Callie as soon as Callie comes back to town.  Kat and Callie were best friends when they were little, and Kat expects that they will immediately be best friends.  I liked how it took some time for their friendship to work.  It was realistic, and I loved how Kat was there for Callie when Callie would need her.

Rose, Roza, etc. in Rose Under Fire - The friendships between all the girls in the concentration camp were both well-written and heartbreaking.  I loved the way they all began to depend on each other for strength.  They could count on each other to help hide them if they were on the death list.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Best of 2013: Romance

This list is about books that I read in 2013 that were published this year.  I'm going to name romances that I liked in books, and I will give a brief explanation of why that romance stood out to me.

Addie and Trevor in Pivot Point - Trevor is a really sweet guy who starts out as Addie's friend when she moves to his town.  Watching their feelings develop for each other was adorable.  There was plenty of great dialogue between the two of them.

Lucky and Digory in The Culling - This is a romance that is a minor part of the story because Lucky and Digory are fighting for each other's lives, and for the lives of their other loved ones.  There isn't much time for romance during the Trials, but there are some sweet moments with these two.

Gray and Bree in Taken - While there is a love triangle in this book since Gray likes both Bree and Emma, I would prefer it if he ended up with Bree.  I think they are similar, and they are good for each other.  They are both impulsive, but maybe, if they are together, they would see themselves in each other.

Carey and Ryan in If You Find Me - This is a sweet friendship that becomes more.  The romance does not overtake the story since Carey is busy adjusting to her new life not in the woods.

Eleanor and Park in Eleanor & Park - This relationship is adorable, sweet, and develops slowly.  Eleanor and Park slowly fall for each other.  Park is what Eleanor needs to help her not think about her awful home life.

Wren and Callum in Reboot - Callum is a really adorable guy.  He is more human than all the other Reboots, and it is nice to see Wren change as she begins to develop feelings for him.

Ryan and Beth in Dare You To - This romance starts with Ryan and Beth really disliking it each other, so it is quite interesting to watch how their feelings change.  She starts as a bet for him, but he realizes that she is more than just a bet.  I love seeing how they begin to fall for each other.

Callie and Alex in Where the Stars Still Shine - This is a romance that moves pretty quickly at first, but it also develops well.  The relationship is good for Callie because it shows her that guys can actually treat her well.

Caymen and Xander in The Distance Between Us - This relationship is sweet and full of fun banter.  Caymen is often sarcastic, and Xander is able to say funny things back too.  I thought these two were adorable together.

Rachel and Isaiah in Crash Into You - I love their relationship.  They are good together, and good for each other.  It is obvious that Isaiah cares about Rachel.  She may be annoyed when he is protective of her, but I can tell that he is protective because he loves her.


Friday, December 27, 2013

Review: Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally

Things I Can't Forget Companion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker. 

Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…

This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt--with her.

Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…

My Review:

I have read and loved Miranda Kenneally's previous two books, and this one did not disappoint.  It delivered a sweet romance, some good friendships, and some serious issues too.  It was a quick read that didn't take me very long to read because I couldn't put it down.


Kate is a good character, and the way her faith was handled in the book was well done.  She feels really guilty after she helped her best friend, Emily, get an abortion.  When the book starts, she and Emily are no longer friends because Emily's beliefs about God have changed, and she thinks Kate is too judgmental.  I feel like the reason Kate is judgmental is because her beliefs have taught her what is right and wrong.  When she finds out that her friend did something that goes against the Ten Commandments, it makes sense that she would think her friend sinned.  I'm not sure if she should have thought that her helping her friend was a sin, since she clearly didn't agree with Emily getting an abortion.  She didn't condone it, yet she still cared about her friend enough to help her out. 

The friendships is this book were really well-written.  Since Kate and Emily are in a fight, their friendship is not there for most of the book, but there are still some other friendships that Kate has.  One of these friendships is with Parker, the protagonist from Stealing Parker.  She doesn't really have any female friends, so it is good that she and Kate find each other.  I liked how Parker was able to move past the issues she had with her church that was also Kate's church, so that she could still be friends with Kate.  She was a person that Kate could turn to when she needed advice about boys.  Kate also was friends with Parker's boyfriend, Will, and some of the other camp counselors.  One of her friends, Brad, did something that he shouldn't have done.  He got in trouble to keep himself from getting in trouble, so I didn't like that.  Other than that, I did like his character.

The romance is this book was so sweet and adorable.  I loved that the boy that Kate started dating was the same guy she had had her first kiss with at eleven years old.  This boy was Matt.  When Kate starts as a camp counselor and he is a camp counselor too, they begin to reconnect.  He had gone through a bad break-up a couple years, and he still wasn't really over it until he met Kate again.  He started falling for her.  She really helped him move on from his past relationship.  Matt was really sweet, and he was a respectful guy.  When she set boundaries on their relationship, he didn't try to force her to go farther than she wanted to.  He didn't try to talk her into sleeping with him.  He respected that she didn't want to do that, and that is was against her faith.

If you like YA contemporary, read this book.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

My Review:

This is a sweet story about a girl's first year at college.  She has to find herself in this book.  She wants to just live in a fictional world, but in this book, she learns how to make friends in the real world, and how to live on her own, without her dad and sister.


A good portion of this story focuses on the relationship between Wren and Cath, or lack thereof.  The summer before college, Wren tells Cath that she doesn't want to be her roommate.  I can understand Wren's perspective on this, because, if I had a twin, I probably wouldn't want her to be my college roommate.  But this was clearly something that upset Cath a lot.  She didn't want to room with someone else.  She wanted to room with someone that she had for her whole life.  When Cath and Wren got to college, they didn't even talk to each other for a while.  Cath was so mad that Wren wouldn't room with her that she completely isolated herself from her sister.  Eventually, they realized that they needed each other, and they were able to make up and move on from what had happened between them.  Wren goes through some bad things in this book because she drinks too much, and that gets her into some trouble.

I loved the other characters in this book.  Nick was not the guy that he seemed to be at first.  I originally liked him, but he does some things that changed my views on him.  Reagan is an interesting character.  The relationship between Cath and her is basically nonexistent for a bit of the beginning of the book, despite the fact that they are roommates.  They originally never talk to each other, and they pretty much leave each other alone.  Gradually, their relationship changes, and they begin to talk more.  They have an interesting friendship by the end of the book.  Reagan seems mean sometimes, but she never really means to be mean.  It is just the way she always is to everyone.  

Then there is the romance between Cath and Levi.  While Cath originally thought he was her roommate's boyfriend, she eventually realized that that was not the case.  It was pretty clear to me from the beginning that Levi liked Cath.  He was sweet, and he helped her to be herself, even without her twin sister by her side.  He was an adorable guy.  The romance between them was well-written.  I loved when she read him the book because he was not able to really read a book on his own.  Then she shared her stories with him too, and that was cool.  Cath and Levi made a really good couple.

If you like YA contemporary, read this book.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store for her?

Elizabeth Wein, author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Code Name Verity, delivers another stunning WWII thriller. The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart-wrenching courage, resolve, and the slim, bright chance of survival.

My Review:

This book is so sad and awful, and so many horrible things happen to the characters in the story, but I loved the book itself because it so well-written, powerful, and emotional.  It made me feel the horrors of living in a concentration camp, though I cannot even truly begin to imagine what it must have been like.  The story was gripping because I loved all the characters, and I wanted to know that they would be all right.  And in the end, some characters make it out alive and some don't.  I feel like that made the more realistic than if all of the characters had survived.  I can say that this book is definitely one of the best books I have ever read, and probably the most emotional, too.  Now I've read this one, I really want to reread Code Name Verity because I feel like I missed some things in the book the first time I read it.


Much of this book is about family.  And by this, I don't mean biological family; I mean the people that become like family to you when circumstances push you together.  This book focuses on a particular "family" living in Block 32.  Block 32 is where all the Polish Rabbits are, along with other prisoners.  When Rose gets to that Block, she finds people there who will end up caring about her - Roza, Lisette, Irina, and Karolina.  Lisette is a woman who has lost both her husband and children, so she takes comfort into having children at the concentration camp to take under her wing.  Roza is a Polish Rabbit, and she has been operated on so many times that she cannot walk without using a crutch.  She is definitely one of my favorite characters in the book.  She has been through so much, yet she still manages to stay so strong.  And then there is Irina and Karolina.  Irina is a Soviet combat pilot, and Karolina is another one of the Rabbits.  She has many dreams for her future.  She just wants to be able to dance and go to the beach.  This family needed each other to survive the horrors of Ravensbruck.  They were always there for each other - to help hide their friends who were on the list to be killed, and even to sacrifice themselves for someone they loved.  The love in this book is written so well.  It is not romantic love.  It is friendship love, and I loved all of these characters too.

I was thinking about this book the day after I finished reading it, and I thought of how many parts of it remind me of a song called "We Are Soldiers" that we always warm up to in dance class.  Now, next time I hear that song in class, I am probably going to think of this book.  So many of the lyrics in that song resemble situations in the lives of these characters.  The song says, "In this life there's no surrender, There's nothing left for us to do, Find the strength to see this through."  This reminds me of the book because the characters at Ravensbruck do not surrender.  When they see their own name or a friend's name on the death list, they do not simply accept it and move on with their lives.  They fight back.  They find ways to hide people and outsmart the roll call.  The song also repeats the line, "We stand shoulder to shoulder" several times.  This makes me think of the girls in the book because they rely on each other to be strong.  Together they are all stronger, and that is how they manage to survive all the horrors that they experience.   

I liked the cameos from Code Name Verity characters, mainly Maddie.  It was good to see how Maddie was doing after what did happen at the end of the first novel.  This book does give a spoiler for a character death in Code Name Verity - if you read that book, you know who I'm talking about - but it doesn't really explain how that death happened.  If you plan on reading Code Name Verity, I suggest you read it first if you don't want to spoiled on that one plot point.  I've seen mixed reviews about which of the books people like better.  Personally, I preferred this book.  This book is now one of my all-time favorites, and I cannot stop thinking about the story and the characters.  

If you like YA historical fiction, read this book.  Even if historical fiction is not your favorite genre, you still read this book.  Basically, no matter what you like, just read this book.  I read hardly any YA historical fiction, and contemporary YA is my favorite genre, but this book is still one of my favorites ever.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Books I've Acquired in November

Both of these books were presents that people gave to me in November.  I haven't read either yet, but I plan on reading them soon.  Once We Were is the sequel to What's Left of Me, so I look forward to seeing what happens next to Eva and Addie, and Invisible Girl looks like a good book as well.

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The Books:
Once We Were by Kat Zhang
Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone


Friday, December 6, 2013

Review: Fault Line by Christa Desir

Fault Line Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl — sarcastic free-spirit, Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want.

But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone.

Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?

Ben wants to help her, but she refuses to be helped. The more she pushes Ben away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves.

My Review:

This book is a dark contemporary story that has a powerful message to it.  It is heartbreaking to watch this story unfold the way it does.  This is told in male POV by Ben.


Ben is a great character and a great guy.  The beginning of the book starts with him telling about the relationship between him and Ani, and how it started.  She had just moved to town, and he really liked her.  Being in his head makes it obvious how much he was falling for her.  This just made the rest of the book more heartbreaking.  Once Ani gets raped, Ben really wants to do anything to make her better.  She has become broken, and he thinks that he needs to pick up the pieces and glue them back together.  He tells her that they'll get through this.  He's there in the hallway with her when she hears people whispering about her.  He's there for her whenever she needs him.  But despite this, it still isn't enough.  She starts cheating on him.  And he begins to realize that he isn't going to be able to fix his girlfriend.

Ani is quite an interesting character.  I really liked her character at the beginning of the book.  She was very forward, and she would say anything to Ben.  After the rape, she changed, and that was understandable.  As Beth the rape counselor told Ben, there are many different reactions to rape, and most of them are also common reactions.  Ben certainly wasn't happy that she started sleeping with other guys, but that was her reaction to the rape.  It was probably because she wanted to be able to choose to be with guys, so if she was sleeping with guys of her own free will, that was her choice.  

The kids at school say some awful things about Ani.  They all know that she got drunk and said she was going to get with a bunch of guys at a party.  They call her names.  They don't understand what she's going through.  They don't know that, just because she said all that stuff, it doesn't mean that she actually consented to doing whatever she did with the guys.  Ben gets angry when people say bad things about her.  He even goes over to the other school where the guys are apparently from to try to get more information on what happened to her.  There are also rumors about her going around that school.  I can see how awful it must be for Ani to have all these rumors circulating about her when she can't even remember what happened to herself.

If you like YA dark contemporary, read this book.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Books I've Acquired in October

I know I am very late on this post because I try to do these posts at the beginning of each new month.  I just kept forgetting to take my photo of the books.  But now I've finally taken the photos, so here they are.  Of these books, the only one I have read is How To Love, and I loved it.  I plan on reading the others soon.

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The Books:
Find Me by Romily Bernard
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
How To Love by Katie Cotugno


Monday, December 2, 2013

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. 

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. 

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

My Review:

This book is a great conclusion to the Divergent trilogy.  It has many good moments between the characters that I love, along with some new characters that are introduced in this book.  The plot and the world developed more in this book as well.


This book tells you so much about the world that you did not know before reading it.  While reading the previous books, I sometimes wondered, if this book only takes place in a dystopian Chicago, what is the rest of the United States like?  This book answered that question for me.  The world in Chicago wasn't what it had appeared to be in the first two books.  The city was actually an experiment to try to rid the United States from genetic damage.  There were some people called GDs, who were genetically damaged, and the GPs were genetically pure.  The question is, who decides that one set of DNA is damaged and the other isn't?  Why can't both types of DNA just be different?  Both of those questions are brought up by Tris in this book.

All of the characters are ones that readers have already been through a lot with.  They are characters that readers love.  But their journies are certainly not over yet at the beginning of this story.  They will go through so much more by the end of the book, and find out so much more.  At the end, Veronica Roth leaves them in a place that is not necessarily happy, but you know they will heal and move on, despite how much of a challenge that will be, especially for one particular character.  The ending is a sad one, but I think it is still a good ending.  I don't want to give it away, so I won't say anything else about it now.

Tobias goes through some tough things in this book.  He is told that he is a GD, and therefore damaged, and he believes this immediately.  He lets this change his view of himself, despite the fact that he is the same person from before.  Tris loves him and doesn't understand why he is so willing to believe that he is damaged.  The character relationship between Caleb and Tris is quite interesting in this book as well.  It seems like he wants her to forgive him, but how can she forgive him when he betrayed her so terribly?  She struggles with her feelings about what he did to her.  When she starts finding out more information about her mother's life, she knows she should share it with him, but even when she does share it, they don't talk about it.  Christina goes through a lot in this book as well, as she continues to lose the people that she cares about.  It started with the death of Will at the end of the first book, and more of her loved ones die in this book.  It is heartbreaking to watch her go through the grief of this so many times.

If you are a Divergent series fan, read this book.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Releases I'm Most Excited For

December 3rd:
Ink Is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding - I loved Amy Spalding's first book, The Reece Malcolm List, so I'm looking forward to checking out another book written by her.
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally  - I want to read this book because it is by Miranda Kenneally.  I loved Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker, and I haven't read Things I Can't Forget yet.  I'm looking forward to reading this book too.

Ink is Thicker Than WaterRacing Savannah (Hundred Oaks, #4)

December 10th:
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - This book sounds like such an amazing sci-fi read.  Also, it's male and female dual POV between the two main characters.  Plus, I've seen many great reviews of this one.

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

December 26th:
Control by Lydia Kang - This sounds like a great sci-fi book.  I have been reading more of those this year, so I look forward to checking this one out.

 Control (Control, #1)

December 31st:
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine - This sounds like a sweet contemporary romance.  Also, I believe it is dual POV, which I enjoy reading.

The Promise of Amazing