Waiting on Wednesday #15

img-thing-pink2Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Carrie Ryan is one of my most favorite YA authors. I loved her Forest of Hands and Teeth novels and I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. I’m a little bummed that I have to wait so long, though… Patience makes perfect?

Three Key Words for This Week’s WoW: Revenge, Danger, Shipwrecks

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Eight Underrated Books in the YA Fiction Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I bet everyone is doing YA Fiction, but I couldn’t think of anything else. After all, this blog mainly deals with YA so why stray too far from home? Hansel and Gretel strayed too far from home and look at the horrors that they experienced. No, thank you. I’d like to avoid creepy old grandmas with houses made of candy thankyouverymuch.

I’ll be talking about some YA novels that I absolutely love. I believe these need more coverage and exposure! Feeling depressed because you don’t know which book you’re going to read next? Have no fear! Take one of these novel suggestions (pun intended hahah) from your local library. Or, rather, don’t take it because that might imply stealing. And stealing, as you should know, is illegal and may get you thrown in the slammer. No, you should definitely check one out — or all of them, if you’re feeling quite ambitious — from your local library.

NOTE: All book covers are linked to their respective Goodreads’ pages so be sure to check them out! 🙂

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

toptentuesTop Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This is my first week doing this thing called “Top Ten Tuesday” and I’m so excited to participate in it! 🙂 I’ve actually never considered the authors whom I own the most books from so this should be fun. These are in no particular order! Continue reading

Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

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” In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?”

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Anyone that knows me knows that The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan is one of (if not my absolute) favorites. Carrie Ryan paints a haunting and post apocalyptic world through the eyes of a young and confused girl named Mary. Torn between two suitors and constantly threatened by the unconsecrated (AKA zombies) that beat on the fence surrounding her small town, Mary has a lot on her plate. Mary is a relatable, strong, and intelligent protagonist living in a dark and troubled world.

I absolutely love how Carrie Ryan writes a story of hope and love in the midst of the death and darkness of the Forest of Hands and Teeth. At no point does the plot grow stale or Continue reading