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Scythe

Scythe By Neal Shusterman
Summary:
Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
4.5/5 Stars
SPOILER ALERT
Ok so overall I liked this book. I liked the plot/story/theme/idea thing. It was interesting for pretty much the entire book. EXCEPT for the section right after both Citra and Rowan both got their new apprentice master (I don't remember what they call them exactly) people. OH MY GOD THAT WAS BORING! But other than that, it was pretty good. There were a few things that bothered me. For example I could never figure out how to pronounce scythe. I mean that is …

Illuminae

Illuminae By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof
Summary: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to …

Everything, Everything

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Everything, Everything By Nicola Yoon

Summary:
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
5/5 Stars
Alright, all I can say is I LOVE THIS BOOKKK!! The moment I saw it on goodreads I KNEW. ok ok.  just read it. Read it and you can thank me later. I just really love the way it's written; it's written in a journal kind of style and there are some little drawings…

Nerve

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Nerve By Jeanne Ryan

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Summary: A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly

When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?
SPOILER ALERT
3/5 Stars
Ok I want to start by saying this review is super late. I wanted to write this review right after I read the book (which was a while ago). I meant to... but you know... So I just wanted to say that I am sorry. This review is long overdue. I said most of what I wa…

Holding Up the Universe

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Holding Up the Universe  By Jennifer Niven

Summary: Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything. 

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his br…

Book Recommendations

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Book Recommendations




If you like the TV show Once Upon a Time, then you will like the book The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm series), by Michael Buckley because it is LITERALLY the same thing. It’s about these two sisters who find themselves in a town that is full of fairy-tale characters. So. Literally Once Upon a Time. -Lark
If you like All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven then you will like Made You Up by Francesca Zappia because both have similar themes of mental illness, unlikely romances, (dude I could write the summaries for the back of books… I am so good at this) and they both have pretty blue covers so that is a bonus. -Lily
If you like the show American Horror Story (the first season anyways) then you will like The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin because both are kinda dark stories (American Horror Story is probably darker, creepier, and most likely for older people…), have characters that may or may not be insane, characters that may or may not be dead,…

SORRY!!!!!!

I am so sorry that we haven't been posting much! We have both been SUPER busy! Also, (I don't know about lark but) I haven't actually been reading that much. But don't you worry, we will be back to posting soon!!!! We know that not too many people comment on our blog, but if anyone has a book suggestions or ideas for our blog please comment them!!! We are looking at you, two people (three including us hehehehe.......) that follow our blog (THANK YOU SO MUCH BY THE WAY!!!!). So anyways... expect new posts soon!! I did update our movie page and put up the long over due Nerve discussion (sorry about that too........) so you can check those out in the mean time! I am really sorry again. We have been really wrapped up with school but there will be new posts soon, I promise ( I swear on Tate, Ed, Finch, Violet, Dave Franco, Kyle, and Lark!!!!!!!)
-Lily
P.S. I am sorry we have really been slacking on the photos!! Those will be up soon too!!!!

Rebel Of The Sands

Rebel of the Sands By Alwyn Hamilton
Summary:
She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there's nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can't wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up "wed or dead," Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she'd gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan's army, with a fugitive who's wanted for treason. And she'd never have predicted she'd fall in love with him... or that he'd help her unlock the powerful truth of who she re…

Ruin and Rising

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Ruin and Rising  By Leigh Bargugo


Summary: The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
3/5 Stars
SPOILER ALERT
Now t…

First Comes Love

First Comes Love By Emily Giffin
Summary:
Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.

Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.

On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissati…

Siege and Storm

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Siege and Storm By Leigh Bardugo

Summary: Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
3.5/5 Stars
SPOILER ALERT

Ok so.... I mean this book was ok but I mean... nothing spectacular or a…

New Books: First Comes Love, The Girl On The Train

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Update:
Hello people! I just recently got these two books, so be expecting reviews on them soon! I've heard The Girl On the Train is pretty good, so I'm pretty excited to read it! I actually never heard of First Comes Love, but I was at an airport, and I wanted to get some books, and it looked pretty, soooo. Except for the back............unfortunately I did not look at the back before I bought it... there is a huge picture of the author on the ENTIRE back side of the book, and I mean, it's not like she looks bad or anything, BUT ummmm..................... but anyway, I'd like to know what you guys think about these books too! -Lark
Also, this is what the back of the book looks like:

Shadow and Bone

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Shadow and Bone By Leigh Bardugo


Summary: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
3.5/5 Stars
SPOILER ALERT
Overall I did enjoy reading this book. It kept me prett…

If I Stay

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If I Stay By Gayle Forman


Summary:
Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. Then, in an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the only decision she has left--the most important decision she'll ever make.      Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting, and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving.
4/5 Stars
This book is SO good, right when I got home with this book, I could not wait, and HAD to start reading it. And let me tell you, when you start reading this book, you CANNOT stop. You NEED to know what happens, this book is so heartbreaking and beautifully written. If you are up for reading a sad book, then this is the book for you because IT WILL MAKE YOU CRY. ( even I cried. I know, I know, but really.) ( I never cry in real l…

Life As We Knew It

Life As We Knew It By Susan Beth Pfeffer
Summary:
Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.
4.5/5 stars
I liked this book, and I really just like apocalypse themed books in general (don't ask me why) (but don't think that that means I liked The 5th Wave, CAUSE THAT BOOK SUCKS, you guys can have your opinions, but that book is soooo bad. LIke I KNOW it's a…