Showing posts from November, 2017

(Review) The Dark Intercept

The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller Publication Date: October 31st, 2017 Pages: 320 (kindle) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 2 stars
Goodreads Synopsis: When the state controls your emotions, how hard will you fight to feel free? In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he's hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she's ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.
Much like the device itself, The Dark Intercept might get under your skin.
My Review:  I...did not like this book. I gave it two stars because it had a lot of promise. But …

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'm Thankful For

Y'all. It's been a hot minute since I've done a Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. I'm celebrated being off work for five days with a glass of wine, my kitten, and some books I'm thankful for.

I have copy of this book from when I was in second grade that I show my second graders every year. There is no cover and there are pages missing, but I keep it to show them how much I love reading. I can still recite some of these poems by heart. 
Before you scoff, there are a lot of reasons I'm thankful for Twilight. It opened me up to a new genre that I hadn't read before, but it also opened me up to a plethora of amazing people. I've made some of the best friends because of this book. 
Always a classic. Always a favorite. 
Also thankful to my mom for buying me all of the BSC books ever. 
I read this to my new class every year. Every year I cry. 
I love Emery Lord's words. Reading about working through your grief and still be …

(Review) Beneath Northern Lights

Below Northern Lights by Ashlee Cowles Publication Date: November 30th, 2017 Pages: 368 (kindle) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Synopsis:
Nineteen-year-old war veteran Lucas Santiago is grappling with the knowledge that he’ll never walk again when he learns his best friend, Seth, hasn’t returned from his solo trek through Scotland. If Seth doesn’t report back soon, he’s risking an AWOL charge that could end his military career.
Lucas has no desire to leave the house, let alone brave a foreign country in a wheelchair, following bizarre clues Seth left behind. But Lucas’s sister, Gabi—who has feelings for Seth—won’t take no for an answer. The one thing Lucas never expects when he agrees to Gabi’s harebrained scheme is meeting Skye, a young British veteran with a traumatic past of her own. Skye also has unwavering confidence and a thirst for adventure—qualities Lucas sorely lacks as he struggles to adjust to his new life.

The trio sets off on a road trip to search…