Day 19: Turn the Page, QUICK!

There’s nothing that can keep you glued to a seat better than a good page-turner. Those books where you have to know what happens so you just keep going until the end. Well, here are some of my favorites!

Once again, all titles in alphabetical order πŸ™‚

 

Hardcovers

Allegedly
by Tiffany Jackson

9780062422644Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.
Mary B. Addison killed a baby.
Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it?
There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted–and their unborn child–to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary’s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?

Rachel says:

One of my top debuts of the year!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMGGGGGG Factor: 10/10

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Bad Girls with Perfect Faces
by Lynn Weingarten

9781481418607When I looked up, his smile was wide and real. “Ready?” he said.
I faked a smile back. I had gotten so good at faking things.
I thought: You brought this on yourself, Sasha. You will have to pretend forever now.
He squeezed my hand again. He couldn’t begin to imagine what this actually was. He had no idea what I’d done. What any of us had. When Sasha’s best friend Xavier gets back together with his cheating ex, Ivy, Sasha knows she needs to protect him. So she poses as a guy online to lure Ivy away. But Sasha’s plan goes sickeningly wrong. And she soon learns to be careful of who you pretend to be because you might be surprised by who you become… Told in multiple points of view, Bad Girls with Perfect Faces is sexy and twisted with shocks at every turn.

Rachel says:Β 

I was unprepared for this one

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMGGGGGG Factor: 10/10

 

Little Monsters
by Kara Thomas

9780553521498Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.
Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls–she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.
Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.
But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all–especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.
Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.

Rachel says:Β 

Buy this for the one going through Pretty Little Liars withdrawal

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMGGGGGG Factor: 10/10

 

 

When I Am Through with You
by Stephanie Kuehn

9781101994733“This isn’t meant to be a confession. Not in any spiritual sense of the word. Yes, I’m in jail at the moment. I imagine I’ll be here for a long time, considering. But I’m not writing this down for absolution and I’m not seeking forgiveness, not even from myself. Because I’m not sorry for what I did to Rose. I’m just not. Not for any of it.” Ben Gibson is many things, but he’s not sorry and he’s not a liar. He will tell you exactly about what happened on what started as a simple school camping trip in the mountains. About who lived and who died. About who killed and who had the best of intentions. But he’s going to tell you in his own time. Because after what happened on that mountain, time is the one thing he has plenty of.
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Rachel says:

Stephanie Kuehn is a master.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMGGGGGG Factor: 10/10

 

 

Paperbacks

Anna Dressed in Blood
by Kendare Blake

9780765328670Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
Yet she spares Cas’s life.

Rachel says:Β 

If you’re looking for a Casper the friendly ghost situation, you are in the wrong place

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMGGGGGG Factor: 10/10


The Diviners
by Libba Bray

9780316126106A young woman discovers her mysterious powers could help catch a killer in the first book in The Diviners series–a stunning supernatural historical mystery set in 1920s New York City, from Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray. Evangeline O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. When the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfurl in the city that never sleeps. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened….

Rachel says:Β 

Spooky, fun, terrifying, set in the 1920s, I mean it kind of has everything

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMGGGGGG Factor: 10/10

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Fake ID
by Lamar Giles

9780062121851Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight. In fact, his name isn’t really Nick Pearson. He shouldn’t tell you his real name, his real hometown, or why his family just moved to Stepton, Virginia. And he definitely shouldn’t tell you about his friend Eli Cruz and the major conspiracy Eli was uncovering when he died. About how Nick had to choose between solving Eli’s murder with his hot sister, Reya, and “staying low-key” like the Program said to do.
But he’s going to tell you–unless he gets caught first. . . .

Rachel says:Β 

Just get all Lamar Giles’ books okkkkkkkk

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMGGGGGG Factor: 10/10


This Savage Song
by Victoria Schwab

9780062380869Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city–a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent–but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. In This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, one worthy of being compared to Gotham and to the four versions of London in her critically acclaimed fantasy for adults, A Darker Shade of Magic. Her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side–including the monsters within.

Rachel says:Β 

August is basically Jigglypuff in YA character form so

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMGGGGGG Factor: 10/10

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Back to Day 18

Onto Day 20

❀ Rachel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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