Summer Book TAG

I love doing little book things, but suck at finding them. One of my favorite blogs () just did this Summer Book TAG. I was completely bummed because I knew I wasn’t tagged, but then I saw she tagged anyone and I just had to do it. So here it is: summer-book-tag

 

Number  ONE:

  What book cover makes you think of SUMMER?

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Fallen too Far by Abbi Glines –  I adore Abbi Glines, especially this series. For one thing the book takes place in a beach town and the two people on the cover are on the beach. Beach = summer. That’s the way it goes. Once I look at this cover I just picture myself on the beach enjoying the sun. Even the bright pink screams summer to  me. As you can probably tell by the cover (if not, there are two people making-out. Like really making out), this book is heavy in the intimate way. There are numerous sex scenes throughout these books (Abbi Glines books in general)  as it is a New Adult novel. I would only really recommend this series for 17+. Many would say 18+ but I started Abbi Glines my Junior year of high school.

 

Number TWO:

What book has BRIGHTENED your day?

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Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – PTL has held a special place in my heart since my Junior year of high school. I lost half my house during Hurricane Sandy. It was a scary time, something I don’t like to think back on. To this day I panic at the sound of car alarms. I remember picking up PTL though. I was going crazy in my house and needed something. This book was that something. I read it until the sun went away, by candle light, then by flashlight. Over and over again I read it. It’s not a book that’s full of cuteness like Fangirl by Ranbow Rowell. There are tough issues in PTL and maybe that’s why I gravitated towards it. Ever since then I’ve been hooked to Katie McGarry and each book holds some importance to me. I really don’t know what I would do without her. Meeting her was the best day, my brightest day.

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Number THREE:

Find a book with YELLOW on it.

7740225Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton – I had no books with yellow. This was the only one that I could really find that had some hello on it. Tyger, Tyger was an okay book. I still haven’t picked up the sequel because I don’t know if I’m going to continue it. But I do love the cover. I find it beautiful and I love the way it looks like a painting.

 

Number FOUR:

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Tropical Kiss by Jan Coffey– This book has to be THE cutest book of all time. Back when my older sister was my age, these summer romance books would come out and Tropical Kiss was one of them. It takes place in Bermuda and there are many beach scenes. It’s the perfect book to lay and relax to in the sun.

 

Number FIVE:

What action book had you running for the ICE CREAM man?

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Angelfall series by Susan Ee – This series is such a known one yet not at the same time. Basically the premises is that it’s been about a month or so since Angels have caused the apocalypse and now society has fallen. That’s right, ANGELS. There’s a lot of political factors that actually go on in this book. I’ve definitely sat at the edge of my seat while reading both Angelfall and World After. There are so many different reveals and basically you never know who to trust. I’ve also stuffed my face with food while reading these books because GOSH DARN IT THE FEELS ARE REAL IN ANGELFALL. It is a beautiful yet grotesque book.

 

Number SIX:

SUNBURN! What book has left you with a bad/painful ending?

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Allegiant by the Destroyer of all Good Things (or more commonly known as Veronica Roth)- I mean, do I even have to explain why I still feel pain? Miss Destroyer here used to be my favorite author. Now her books are thrown in the back of my bookcase never to see the light of day again. I could also refer you to this lovely POST. If you have read this series, then proceeded to click that like all-caps link and it will send you to a long rant about my hatred for Allegiant. If you plan on reading this series (which you shouldn’t) then do not click said link. Also, here’s a gif that explains my reaction:

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Number SEVEN:

What book gave you a HAPPY feeling when it ended?

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Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson –  Oh Edenbrooke, Edenbrooke, Edenbrooke… 

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No, but it really is. It doesn’t matter how many times I have read this book, I will ALWAYS be filled with this happiness that I don’t get with every book. It takes place during the 1800s (either middle or late, I can’t remember) and is about a young girl who falls in love with this man, but there is also some action and a mystery. I can’t even begin to explain my love for Edenbrooke. 

 

Number EIGHT:

What book cover reminds you of a SUNSET?

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Ask the Passengers by A.S. King – I thought of this book immediately when I saw this question. It also looks like she’s raising her hand to pick the book. I can always feel the heat of the sun on my skin when I see this cover. I think it really captures the sunset to me. Ask the Passengers is about a young girl named Astrid who struggles to break free of societies definitions. She starts questioning many aspects of her life, especially when she starts falling in love with a girl. It’s a beautifully written book and one of my favorites. More people need to read it.

 

Number NINE:

What is one BOOK SERIES you hope to read this summer?

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Beautiful and the Cursed series by Page Morgan – I’ve had The Beautiful and the Cursed sitting on my nightstand for over a month now. But every time I go to pick it up I’m either drawn to another book or an author I like just released a new one. They just sound so interesting. I mean there are gargoyles in the story. That sounds pretty cool. It’s definitely coming with me on vacation this Friday.

 

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So there you go! I TAG anyone too who feels like doing this challenge. It really is a lot of fun. Go ahead and try it!

 

~ Lauren

 

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IT’S BACK! THE COVER GAMES!

It’s been awhile. Like a really, really,  REALLY long time since I did this. I didn’t even know it was possible to not do something for a long time. And, as my mom likes to say, I’m the queen of procrastination. But I’m so happy to be doing this again.

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The Cover Games is this:

Every Saturday I’m going to try to post a book cover that I love. The book can be out already or it can be unreleased. To choose the book cover is a difficult task. They end up fighting, loosing their plot or words. It’s brutal. That is why I decided to name it *drums are heard in the background*

THE COVER GAMES!

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I like making things more dramatic than they need to be. It’s a problem. But I’m proud to announce the winner, a very sassy and kick-ass winner: penryn-end-of-days-series

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Yes Dean, they are awesome.

So Angelfall pulled a Katniss and Peeta. Both are truly amazing covers. The wings are huge to the plot of the series too. If you read Angelfall you know what I mean. I love these books to no end. I’m serious. I will take these with my to college and force everyone to read them. Penryn has become one of my favorite characters. I may have even named my Child Development baby after her… OKAY! So yes, yes I did name my flower baby after Penryn. Sue me. I would name my first kid after her, but I think my mom would kill me. Susan Ee is an amazing writer. She is amazing at description. It really seems like I’m watching a movie when I read these books.

Please, if you haven’t read  Angelfall, go buy it. Add it to your Goodreads. These books are  full of action, plot twists, a sassy main protagonist, and more. It is an ongoing series so expect more books. I know I’m excited for that. I’ll leave you with this little gem of a quote:

“It’s amazing how many times we need to go against our survival instincts to survive.” 
― Susan EeWorld After

Until next time!

~Lauren

 

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! Today’s book is:

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)

Release Date: November 19th 2013

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans, where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose? (Goodreads)

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            For anyone who has read Angelfall knows what I’m talking about when I say we need this book. I loved Angelfall to the point where when I finished it, I started it again.  I need World After because gosh darn it these characters mean so much to me and I need to know what happens. If you haven’t read this series yet then please do. You won’t regret it.

~Lauren