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CalynMorgan

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Socially awkward. Tattoo'd Mom. Wife. Star Trek/Wars geek. Harry Potthead. SuperWhoLockian. Marty McFly is my homeboy. Nerdfighter. I write YA sci-fi.

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What Happens Next
Colleen Clayton
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Waking Dark
Robin Wasserman
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell

I'm just waiting for my heart to be ripped out of my chest...I actually have anxiety because I know something bad is bound to happen and I have no control to stop it. 

Good God Y'all

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

Ever since I started reading avidly, people would always talk about one book that they would read at least once every year. Other than Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I've never re-read a book...I think that's all about to change. 

 

I have honestly never connected with an MC more than Cather. My obsession with Harry Potter knows no bounds. (I'm actually inspired to re-read the series now). Cather is my literary soul mate. I felt like my grins were just as big as Levi's and I even learned to love Reagan. 

 

This book will be my at-least-once-a-year-read.

 

Loved every piece of it. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. 

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

This is one of those books where I look at my progress meter on Kindle, and get sad that I'm already 80% done. Never want it to end!

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

@ Page 288

 

This book is my soul mate.

""My plan is to do things that make you want to hang out with me again tomorrow.""
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

-Levi

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These Broken Stars

These Broken Stars - Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner Since I read an ARC of this book, I don't want to give a review that will give out even small hints of spoilers. So I'll just say that I fell in love with Tarver in the beginning and it took me a little while to like Lilac but she did grow on me when she pulled the stick out of her rear end :). The dual POV's worked out beautifully and I feel like I got a well rounded view of both characters. The way their personalities shifted and changed as the book went on was on point and mostly believable. I only have one small issue with how their relationship progressed in the end but I won't go into detail yet because spoilers. All in all, it was a great read, very well written. Given the circumstance of about 90% of the book, there was room for the pacing to drop and get boring and dull but Amie and Meagan did a great job of keeping the ball moving and the pacing wound up being smoother than a babies bottom. Coming here to write a review, I noticed that this is the first book in a series which shocked me given this book was so well wrapped up. I'm curious to see what Amie and Meagan have up their sleeves for the next installment.

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave - The shifting POV threw me off a little. I found it harder to connect with the characters. I wasn't as into it as the majority seems to be so I fought to finish it and was a little disappointed. All that momentum of the explosions just fell flat with a sudden dull ending with the MC thinking about how terrible she looks.

Crescendo (Hush, Hush Saga)

Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick I wasn't a huge fan of the first book but I decided to give this one a try...I have many opinions about this book, all of then negative, but my biggest problem is the plot seemed to be thrown together without much execution. and WTF was that ending about? I gave it 2 stars because it somehow held me enough to finish it. I don't think I'll be moving on with this series.

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1)

The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins I started reading The Hunger Games unknowing that the third and final installment would come out days later. All I can say is that I'm sad there are only two books left for me to read. If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, do it now. You will not be sorry. Though I found it slightly predictable , the writing was so well done even though I was confident that I knew how it was going to end, I couldn't put it down.

Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 10)

Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris I actually had to push myself to finish this one. As an avid reader of Charlaine Harris that shocked me. Though, same as the book before this, nothing really happened. It just seemed like a bunch of minor plot points summed up in a rushed ending that made me think, "Did she really just do that?" Even the writing seemed different. It seemed that every time Sookie talked to Sam we were reminded that only the first born in an all shifter family would carry the shifter gene, and when she talked about Claudine we were reminded everything about her and what happened. I feel that the constant reminding of information is a little insulting. Being reminded once was awesome because it has been months since i read a book in the series but when you are halfway through the book and read the same sentences four times it got a bit much. Still I will continue reading and would recommend this series to any vampire lover.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams Loved absolutely everything about this book.

Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Series #1)

Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris Being a big fan of the Southern Vampire Mysteries I picked up another of Charlaine Harris' novels thinking to get the same attachment. Needless to say I was disappointed.While the main characters were okay and the plot had the potential to be great, the ending was kind of a dud. After the build up throughout the novel, the ending was abruptly summed up in the last 3 pages. Simple 'goodbyes' were said between characters that should have been more emotional. Not to mention little mistakes like Nell went from being 16 years old, to 17, then back to 16 and at times the dialog was confusing as to who was saying what. More action would have been nice, it seemed that what little action the story had was resolved in less than a page.Overall I gave it three stars because I love the stories centered around a Brother/Sister setting and the story had a nice flow. Harper and Tolliver were well written but it seems this novel was toned down when compared to the Sookie novels, which was disappointing knowing Harris has the skills to write a great novel.Would not exactly recommend this book to others but I will continue to read the series.

Odd Hours (Odd Thomas Series #4)

Odd Hours - Dean Koontz The fourth book in one of my favorite series. However not my favorite in the series. I felt Odd Hours lacked a certain wow factor that Odd thomas and Forever Odd gave me. I still love to read about the adventures of Odd and I can't wait for more! I just hope the next book leads us back to Pico Mundo.

Outlander

Outlander - Diana Gabaldon I have to admit the idea of reading a historical fiction novel didn't set well with me. However after a bit of arm twisting from my mother I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and read the book. One of the best decision I've made in my 22 years of living. The books are so large and intimidating and they only get bigger...thank goodness!Diana Gabaldon's talent for writing is astounding! I can't wait to get my hands on the second book in the series.

City of Bones: Mortal Instruments, Book 1

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare I would give this book 5 stars but as you get closer to the end there is so much to take in it got a bit overwhelming. There is so many twists and turns that my head is spinning, not necessarily in a bad way. This one book could have been spread to be 2 books which makes me really excited to read the next two. There is so much action and you fall in love with the characters. I’m still skeptical about the ending, however I will give my verdict on the whole Jace/Clary relationship when I read all 3 books. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone. Don’t let the YA genre scare you away!

London Is the Best City in America

London Is the Best City in America - Laura Dave Coming from nothing but vampire novels, this book was a welcome change for me. I absolutely love the relationship between Emmy and Josh. A light read that I couldn't put down until I turned the last page. Highly recommend this book to everyone. I see myself reading this at least once a year.