August 2014 Most Wanted Books

I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.

 

Man, it’s been a couple months since I’ve showed you all what I was excited about for each month and think should be on YOUR radar as well! May through July was CRAZY and something had to give…this post ended up being one of those things haha.

 

A YA Retelling

Of Metal and Wishes Sarah Fine

Of Metal & Wishes by Sarah Fine
Factors for wanting it: It showed up in the mail and I had never heard of it. I’ve been on a little fantasy binge with the Sarah J. Maas so I’m excited — a gothic re-imagining of The Phantom of the Opera!! UM YEAH.
Amazon | Goodreads

 

 

2 Contemporary YA Picks

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Magnolia by Kristi Cook
Factors for wanting it: Set in the South! Southern royalty! Romance! But not just a romance…a romance where they start out hating each other!
Amazon | Goodreads

Random by Tom Leveen Factors for wanting it: I love interactions with strangers that change your life and in this case it’s a stranger saying he won’t kill himself if she gives one good reason for him not to kill himself! I also really want to know what Tori did before this call happens! Very excited this one was sent for review because I had been eying it!!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Companion to A Novel I’ve Previously Read

Just Call My Name

Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Factors for wanting it: I loved I’ll Be There and this is a companion novel to that. I think it was sooo underrated and I’m excited to dive into my copy soon!
Amazon | Goodreads

 


2 Adult Fiction Picks

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Shelter Me by Catherine Mann
Factors for Wanting It: DOG ON THE COVER! Romance (not with the dog)! Main character works at an animal shelter!
Amazon | Goodreads

Driving With The Top Down by Beth Harbison
Factors for Wanting It: Road trip of unlikely characters! Friendship! Secrets!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Horror Pick

The Girl From The Well

 Factors For Wanting It: It sounds mega creepy!! SERIOUSLY.
Amazon | Goodreads

 

August Releases I Have Read:

Isla and the Happily Ever After

!!!!!! FINALLY !!!!!
Did you know I’m hosting a readalong for Anna, Lola and Isla with some friends ps??

 

 

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other August releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST out of these?

 

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April 2014 Most Wanted

 

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I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.

 

OH MY GAWD. I was trying to do this post and almost had a mental breakdown trying to choose because SO MANY GOOD ONES that I am legit excited about!! Normally I’m good about showcasing one for each category I make but this time you are getting more because I couldn’t bear to leave any of these off the lists. WAH there were so many more I want to add but I’m resisting.

 

3 YA Debut Picks

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Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Factors for wanting it: It just sounds so different. Sophie’s best friend dies & everyone assumes it was her fault — a drug deal gone wrong because Sophie was addicted to her pain meds. She gets put in rehab and gets out and is pretty much all alone and tries to piece together  who murdered her best friend. It sounds suspenseful and I’m curious about the “secret” though some shelves on Goodreads kind of give that away I think?
Amazon | Goodreads

Open Road Summer by Emery Taylor
Factors For Wanting It: UMM ROAD TRIP & looks like a perfect summer read. It had me there. Planning on reading this soon.Amazon | Goodreads

The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Factors For Wanting It: It looks offbeat and awesome and I love interesting family dynamics. Also looks kind of heartbreaking, too.
Amazon | Goodreads

 

YA Historical Fiction Picks

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The Prisoner of Night & Fog by Anne Blankman
Factors for wanting it: Nazi Germany! A girl who is the niece of Adolf Hitler!
Amazon | Goodreads

Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Factors for wanting it: Soviet Russia! KGB! Seems like alternate history goodness with some paranormal or supernatural thangs?
Amazon | Goodreads

Contemporary YA Picks

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The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
Factors for wanting it: ROAD TRIP! FRIENDSHIP! And honestly I’m kind of a sucker for thinking about those big, intangible things. I hope it doesn’t disappoint!
Amazon | Goodreads

There Will Come A Time by Carrie Arcos
Factors for wanting it: I love sibling stories, bucket lists and stories dealing with grief.
Amazon | Goodreads

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Factors for wanting it: I love Jenny Han! Also this was why I always hid my journal like crazy as a teen…I’m mortified for Lara Jean in this! Basically she writes a letter, never to be sent, to her crushes rather than admitting them and one day someone mysteriously as mailed ALL of her letters to their respective crush and so obviously she has to confront THAT.
Amazon | Goodreads


Adult Fiction Picks

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Factors for Wanting It: A woman working the booth at BEA gave me this and I had never heard of it. She thought it would be a good crossover novel!  Plus it’s a book about a bookstore owner!
Amazon | Goodreads

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Factors for Wanting It: Ballet! Also, I’ve heard good things about her first book!
Amazon | Goodreads

A YA Sci-Fi Pick

The Taking by Kimberly Derting Factors For Wanting It: I love Kimberly Derting’s first series so I’m hoping this one will be excellent too! Plus love the premise — a girl wakes up behind behind a Dumpster with no recollection of how she got there and she finds out she has been missing for 5 years. Also, possible alien abduction?!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Retelling

Dorothy Must Die
Factors For Wanting It: I LOVE ALL THINGS WIZARD OF OZ. So um yes I need this retelling!
Amazon | Goodreads

April Releases I Have Read:


Love Letters To The Dead & The Geography of You & Me (thoughts forthcoming)

 

 

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other April releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST out of these?

March Most Wanted

March 2014 new book releases

 

I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.

 

A Fantasy Pick

The Winner's Curse

 This book has been SUPER hyped and it’s not even out yet! I’ve, embarrassingly, had a copy of it since BEA and still haven’t gotten to it. I’m scared a little because I don’t read a ton of fantasy but I’ve heard excellent things sooo I’m going to start this one next!
Factors for wanting it: So many different people have liked it and that says a lot for me when readers who enjoy different genres enjoy something plus the reviews have been just RAVE.
Amazon | Goodreads

 

A Young Adult Historical Fiction Pick (With Magic!)

 

The Mirk and the Midnight Hour

I’d been curious about this one because I love historical fiction and it looks interesting and then it showed up yesterday so I’m like YESSSS this book and I are meant to be…hopefully?!
Factors for wanting it: Set in the south, historical fiction in the Civil War era (YAY! I’ve wanted this), magic


Amazon | Goodreads

A Contemporary YA Pick

The Summer of Letting Go
I hadn’t heard of this one until I went to ALA and was talking to a nice woman at the booth and she suggested this one! It looks so good and a bit different and like something that probably will make me cry. (Whatever, I like crying.)
Factors for wanting it: grief (you know I’m a glutton for punishment), family dynamics, sister/brother relationship, wondering about the little boy who Francesca thinks is the reincarnation of her little brother + their relationship
Amazon | Goodreads


An Adult Fiction Pick – Contemporary

Safe With me by Amy Hatvany

I’ve not read this author before but I’ve heard great things and this seems like something I would like! Again, I’m probably going to cry with this one. I’ve always been fascinated by families who lose someone that donates an organ and they become close with the family/who the organ saved. I’ve seen pieces on tv and it must be so, so hard. And with this one the mom doesn’t want to reveal who she is.
Factors for Wanting It: mother/daughter story, grief story (mother unexpectedly loses daughter),  the connection between two families in tragedy
Amazon | Goodreads

A Pick From An Author I’ve Read Before

Panic by Lauren Oliver

I really like Lauren Oliver’s writing and enjoyed (ehh okay minus Requiem) her Delirium series! It’s a standalone, sounds incredibly intriguing and some of my friends have said good things about it! I’m hoping to start it soon since she is coming to my area (Philly) for the Storycrush tour! (If you are in the Philly area you should come!)
Factors For Wanting It: Seems thrilling, high stakes & mysterious game aspect, secrets, it’s a Lauren Oliver book!
Amazon | Goodreads

An Adult Historical Fiction Pick

Fallen Beauty
As soon as I saw the cover for this book I wanted it! I’m obsessed with the 1920’s and can’t pass up a book set in that time period.
Factors For Wanting It: 1920s, the idea of these “fallen” women who are non-conformists in society, friendship
Amazon | Goodreads

March Releases I Have Read: Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy and The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle (thoughts forthcoming)

 

 

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other March releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?

February Most Wanted

 

New Releases fiction February

I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.

 

A Series Ender

Ignite Me Tahereh Mafi

 OMG. One of my favorite series is ending!! I want my finished copy of this so bad. Be on the lookout for some Ignite Me/Tahereh Mafi things on this blog next week! :) And if you haven’t checked out the Shatter Me series yet…you must! Unravel Me was one of the best second books in a trilogy/series ever!
Amazon | Goodreads

 

A Debut Author Pick

Something Real Heather Demetrios

 

 This book made my list for top ten most anticipated 2014 debut novels! The main character has grown up on a reality tv show with her 12 siblings until a scandal cancels the show. She starts to live a normal life again when suddenly they are bringing the show back and are forcing her to be on it.
Amazon | Goodreads

A Contemporary YA Pick

Me Since You by Laura Wiess
This one looks soooo good! Looks like the type to rip your heart out and make you cry. Clearly, this is on my list.
Amazon | Goodreads


An Adult Fiction Pick – Contemporary

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

New Matthew Quick! YAY! I loved Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and I was very excited to see he was coming out with a new adult fiction novel! I was lucky enough to pick up a finished copy at ALA this past weekend so I’m very excited to start this soon!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Dystopian Pick

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

This one is pitched as Downton Abbey meets The Selection? Neither of which I’ve watched/read but perhaps that might be helpful to you if sometimes you can’t help but be lured by comparisons like me? I’m hoping this one is excellent because it sounds interesting!
Amazon | Goodreads

 

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other February releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?

December Most Wanted

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I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.

I honestly don’t have many MUST HAVES for December — which is good for my TBR so I can read some of the other Fall releases I’ve neglected.

A Release I’ve Already Read and It NEEDS To Be On YOUR TBR LIST

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My full review will be posted but you may have seen my pre-review Save the Date thoughts for These Broken Stars. This book was AWESOME and you all need to read it. Can’t wait until I can buy my finished copy! I also had Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner on the blog and learned some of how they write a book together.
Amazon | Goodreads

 

A Debut Author Pick

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 This looks like something I’d like so I hope it lives up to its promises…of amazing. HA HA…I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s said this. It sounds cute and romantic and fun! Definitely picking this up soon!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Contemporary YA Pick

Roomies by Sara Zarr

I was so bummed I didn’t get this at BEA but then I scored it on Netgalley and I’m planning on reading it this week. I’ve heard excellent things from people I trust and IT IS SET IN COLLEGE. This makes me veryyyyy happy!
Amazon | Goodreads


An Adult Fiction Pick – Contemporary

Out To Lunch Stacey Ballis

This looks really cute and I’ve never heard of this author before so I always love the possibility of discovering a new to me author that I love! The MC’s best friend dies young and she’s left a last request for her best friend to have financial custody of her husband — a man with crazy business schemes. I can’t tell if it’s going to be a romance or just a friend kind of thing but I’m intrigued!
Amazon | Goodreads

 

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other December releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?

November Most Wanted

 

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I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.

I honestly don’t have many MUST HAVES for November– which is good for my TBR so I can read some of the other Fall releases I’ve neglected. Also, totally didn’t plan to have a Catalog Creepin’ and a Most Wanted post next to each other — I apologize to your TBR in advance.

A Contemporary Pick

The F-It List by Julie Halpern

 

This one is probably going to make me cry. I know it. I love all things bucket list related (and faithfully keep one of my own) and this sounds like a great friendship story. Tissues will be at my disposal!
Amazon | Goodreads

 

A Non-Fiction Pick

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 Princesses Behaving Badly sounds like such a fun read. I always have loved interesting non-fiction and this fits the bill! I love reading about badass women!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Sequel

Champion Marie Lu

If you are looking for a really fast-paced, government-twisty dystopian series, check this one out! I’ve really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to get my hands on Champion.
Amazon | Goodreads


An Adult Fiction Pick – Contemporary

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I really liked this author’s book called Backseat Saints and this one sounds really good. If you love books that take place in the South, I’d definitely check her books out!
Amazon | Goodreads

 

A Thriller

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I rarely encounter many medical-ish thrillers in YA so I’m intrigued by this one! The MC has had a rare heart condition and has missed out on so much in life that she just aches. Her parents give her three days to prove she can handle school so she takes the plunge and does it but realizes this school is definitely not normal.

Amazon | Goodreads

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other November releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?

October Most Wanted

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A Contemporary Pick

 

How To Love by Katie Cotugno

I’ve heard some good things and just received a finished copy of this one so I’m excited to pick it up! I typically don’t pick up teen pregnancy type books but I’ve heard this one does it really well sooo we will see!
Amazon | Goodreads

 

A Mystery Pick

Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

 

I’m always looking for a good mystery type read and I hadn’t heard anything when it showed up in my mailbox but it piqued my interest a bit. I have a good feeling!
Amazon | Goodreads

An “I don’t even know what genre but it sounds awesome” pick

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Amazon | Goodreads


2 Books From Authors I’ve Previously Loved

Reality Boy by AS King

I really loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King and this one sounds SO good as it tells the story of a boy who was, at 5 years old, thrust into the spotlight of reality tv.
Amazon | Goodreads

Across A Star Swept SeaI am obsessed with For Darkness Shows The Stars and I am SO PUMPED for this one that I almost wept a little when I got it at BEA. It’s a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel set in the same world as FDSTS. YEEHAW.
Amazon | Goodreads

October Releases I’ve Read:
Just One Year by Gayle FormanOh YOU KNOW. Just my favorite author with a new book. No big deal. Check out my review of Just One Year by Gayle Forman.

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other October releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?

April’s Most Wanted + March Rewind….ALL IN ONE

So I was lazy over the weekend because I was visiting my family and never posted these separately as I planned to on Saturday and Sunday…so you are getting a combo post today!

April YA releases 2013

I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off. I wanted to highlight the releases for the month I’m most excited about (and you know..help me actually remember about them). In my “Most Wanted” posts I’ll highlight a handful I’m excited to and the categories will be at random and different probably every time depending on what I feel like.

A Contemporary Pick

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This looks like so much fun and such a cute read! I wish I would have had my copy with me to get signed when I ran into the author at a book event in the city!! She was so sweet!
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A Post-Apocalyptic Pick

The Ward by Jordana Frankel

 

The setting sounds so interesting — a waterlogged Manhattan? I’m so intrigued and want to find out how it got that way and what the rest of the world is like. Love a good post-apocalyptic type novel so I plan on getting to this one soon especially since I had this out on loan to a friend and she enjoyed it!
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A Book From An Author I’ve Previously Read

This Is What Happy Looks Like Jennifer E. Smith
You all know how much I loved The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight so naturally I’ve had my eye on this one for a while. SO thankful for my friend Mitali for letting me borrow this.
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A Debut

Arclight by Josie McQuien

I’m so intrigued by this one and I’ve heard good things about it. I don’t even really understand what it is about but the elements in the summary really piqued my interest — a light that nobody can cross but someone does? What is this place?? How did this girl do something that nobody else could?? QUESTIONS.
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April Releases I’ve Read:
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My review of The Program by Suzanne Young
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (review to come!)

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other April releases you are looking forward to? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?

 

MARCH REWIND

 

Image From March

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March In One Word

 

New York (ok two words really)

5 Things That Happened In March:

1. Went to a huge signing at Books of Wonder as part of the Teen Author Festival. Such a fun day with 2 of my book club friends plus countless others.
2. Will and I went to New York for the day and wandered and then went to Atlantic 10 tourny bball game (I people watched).
3.  My sister got engaged!!
4. I finally got to meet Snarkles and toured Epic Reads!
5. Went to visit my dad, stepmom and sister during Easter weekend!

5 Songs That Were Most Popular On My Ipod This Month:

1. I Am The Antichrist To You by Kishi Bashi (Also at #6 was It All Began With A Burst)

2. 1957  by Milo Greene

3. Time To Run — Lord Huron

4. Running For Cover by Ivan & Alyosha

5. Smashed Birds by Soley

Top 3 Books I Read This Month:

1. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3. Golden by Jessi Kirby (review to come!)

Most Popular Review This Month

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Review of Cinder by Marissa Meyer — you guys steered me in the right direction so clearly you had stuff to say about my feelings for it!
No surprise here since everyone kept shouting at me to read it!! SO GLAD I LISTENED!

Most Popular 5 Blog Posts Overall This Month

1. A Moment Of Truth On The Blogging Front — you guys, I love you. That’s all. You have no idea how much your words meant to me.
2. Cozying Up With Old Friends – In this installment of Before & After I loved learning all of our rereading habits!
3. Book Real Estate — this is why you guys are my people!
4. Books I HAD To Buy But Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread — oh the shame!
5. Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List — I’ve already started on some of these!

 

3 New Obsessions In March

1. Julep!!! You love nail polish? OMG YOU MUST.
2. Ben & Jerry’s froyo flavor of Half Baked (because it makes me feel like it’s not SO BAD)
3. Bark’s hot dogs in Brooklyn — I don’t often eat hot dogs anymore but OMG Will and I are kiiiind of going to have a diet detour anytime we are in Brooklyn.

2 Things I’m Looking Forward To In April

1. Finding out the sex of my sister’s baby!
2. Spring time weather because March failed to deliver on that. FREAKING SNOW IN MARCH!

Favorite Quote From March


I like that about art, that what you see is sometimes more about who you are than what’s on the wall. I look at this painting and think about how everyone has some secret inside, something sleeping like that yellow bird.”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

What sort of things were noteworthy for you in March? New obsessions? Any new song recs?? Best books you read this month? Great posts I missed on your blog? Tell me! :)

 

 

March’s Most Wanted

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I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off. I wanted to highlight the releases for the month I’m most excited about (and you know..help me actually remember about them). In my “Most Wanted” posts I’ll highlight a handful I’m excited to and the categories will be at random and different probably every time depending on what I feel like.

A Contemporary Pick

 

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I haven’t really seen much about OCD, The Dude & Me one but I’ve been so intrigued about it every since I received a copy! Sounds different!
Amazon | Goodreads

 

A Science Fiction Pick

 

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Artificial intelligence?? YES PLEASE. I’ve heard that this is a fun and action packed one!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Paranormal Pick

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You all know I’m a very sporadic paranormal reader but this came in the mail and I read the back and I was like “HOLD THE PHONES. A GENIE? DING DING DING I WILL READ THIS” Maybe it’s my love for Aladdin or maybe I’m just excited for something different but HECK YES.
Amazon | Goodreads


A Mystery

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I’m so intrigued by this one. I’ve heard it is kind of intense. When I got the ARC in the mail I kind of those it was like a dystopian or paranormal or something until I read the back and it’s about a girl who gets kidnapped.
Amazon | Goodreads

March Releases I’ve Read:
10594356Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt (so cute! Review to come!)
Requiem by Lauren Oliver (The last book in the Delirium series…here’s my review)

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other March releases you are looking forward to? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?

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