🕧"They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of our grief is finite."🕕william herondale in this book was...definitely developed. i liked him more, but i loooove jem. i relate to the way will feels about books and reading. i had an issue w tessa, tho. she literally COULD NOT stay in her goddamn lane. i get that one of those times she was under the influence of drink, but i wasn't chill w it. i also just didn't like the whole vibe of the love triangle thing. it just ain't my thing. i'm curious to see how this all plays out, but at least jem and tessa are together. alsooo i'm not sure if i want to read #thedarkartifices now, due to clare's writing style, but maybe i'll try picking up tda in the future.
It's a double post kind of day because TWO AMAZING books came out today. KINGSBANE is out in the world and I'm so excited to dive into this world again. @clairelegrand is one of the greats and you all need this series in your life. ♥️✨☀️ @sourcebooksfire . Two queens, separated by thousands of years, connected by secrets and lies, must continue their fight amid deadly plots and unthinkable betrayals that will test their strength―and their hearts. Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien―but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist. Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity's long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption―fear of becoming another Rielle―keeps Eliana's power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted―by embracing her mother's power, or rejecting it forever.
@KidLitExchange #partner Thank you to the @KidLitExchange network and publisher @scholasticinc for the advance copy of Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam by Alvin Townley. @alvintownley This is an incredible account of American POW Jeremiah Denton's time in captivity during the Vietnam War. Jeremiah "Jerry" Denton was a naval aviator shot down and captured in North Vietnam in 1965. Denton became a leader in the prison camps. The prisoners developed communication systems (often using secret codes) as well as codes of conduct. The men endured torture and terribly long periods of solitary confinement. Through all of this, Denton assured his men that they would return to America. It is because of his leadership and encouragement that they eventually did. This was an incredibly moving story. The Vietnam War is not something that is tends to be taught in depth in the US school system, rather it gets glazed over. The story of Denton and the other American POWs is eye-opening. I learned so much from their extraordinary resilience and endurance. This book delves into the topic of human survival, perseverance, leadership, duty, honor, and loyalty. It was heartbreaking, inspiring, and harrowing. Townley addresses the deeply complicated realities of the Vietnam War and life for both the POWs and the Vietnamese soldiers who held them captive. I really enjoyed this book and how much I learned from it. I will be adding this book to my classroom library. Book 71 of 2019 and 109 of the school year. #kidlitexchange#yalit#yareads#highschoolreads#teacherswhoread#2019readinggoal#2019reads#vietnamwar#pow#captured#bravery#endurance#resilience
#flbmythicmay day 21: Beauty 📖 I already had romance as a prompt, so I had to go with beauty for Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. 💄 I’ve finished 8 books this month, but I haven’t finished a single physical read. I’m determined to finish We Hunt the Flame tonight. 💄 #yalit#yafantasy#bookstagram#bookblogger
What romantic book would you recommend me to read ? ❤️🌺 ——————————————————————————— I am looking for good romantic books that will make me cry and laugh at the same time. So if you have one please let me know because I am dying to read a good love story that will swoon me away. 🙌🏻
QOTD: What book has a lot of nostalgia tied to it? •••••••••••••••••••••••• Uglies was one of the first dystopian books I ever read and really got my into the YA dystopian genre. Plus I got to meet @scott_westerfeld, who was incredible and very inspiring! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Book Challenges: ~ #readingwhalemay19 Paperback
Trilogies, duologies, or standalones? I'm really enjoying this trend of more standalones and duologies, though one of my favorite series is on book 13 and still going strong. It definitely depends on the series! Gorgeous Daughter of the Pirate King bookmark by the lovely @bookbookowl. Use code REDRCHL15 to save on your order (starting in June)!
“There could be something there, in the brambles dividing the property lines. Too motionless to be human, too tall and bent, like an alder tree choked by vines. I think of the marsh, the shape on the opposite bank, the soft sway of something like hair among the branches.” ~Gillian French, The Missing Season🍂 . Happy Pub Day to The Missing Season by Gillian French! I want to say a huge thank you to her and @harpercollinsus #partner for sending me this book! I was so excited when @gillianfrenchbooks reached out to me about reading her newest release. I hadn’t read anything by her before, but I love experiencing new to me authors, and The Missing Season absolutely delivered on every level!🍂 . BOOK DESCRIPTION & REVIEW: “Whenever another kid goes missing in October, the kids in the old factory town of Pender know what is really behind it: a monster out in the marshes that they call the Mumbler. That’s what Clara’s new crew tells her when she moves to town. Clara doesn’t actually believe in the Mumbler...But as Halloween gets closer and tensions build in the town, it’s hard to shake the feeling that there really is something dark and dangerous in Pender. Lurking in the shadows. Waiting to bring the stories to life.”🍂 . I absolutely LOVED the gorgeous lyrical prose of French’s writing style. This book is steeped in atmosphere...and you can feel the sense of tension and mystery surrounding every scene. I loved the way she developed Clara, her protagonist, and the ways you can feel her desire to fit in. Every aspect of this YA was realistically developed but steeped in a fantastical sense of mystery that made each page more compelling than the last.🍂 . The mystery is slow-burning and developed with subtlety but ends with a bang that I was NOT expecting. I felt fully captivated by this story from the very beginning, and enjoyed every minute of this novel with a well-developed sense of foreboding as the story went on. I will definitely be
Thank you @kidlitexchange #partner for the free review copy of this YA book on mental illness. • Tamar is a teenager who has experienced tragic loss and folds inside of herself. Her mind spins, she cuts, she surfaces. This repeats and we see her journey through a psychiatric clinic. This is an interesting inside look at how these hospitals function and the teens that live days/weeks/years of their lives here. I enjoyed that aspect even more than Tamar’s story I think. • I am glad to see this on the market, as I don’t recall ever reading anything quite like it in terms of setting and explanation of Borderline Personality Disorder. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me and I will be purchasing it for my #highschoollibrary! • #kidlitexchange#onascaleofonetoten#ceylanscott#ireadya#bookstagram#bookreview#bookreviewer#currentlyreading#yalit#schoollibrarian
QOTD: What is a fairytale or story you think really deserves some retelling love? 📖 . . . Alyssa really thinks that The Swan Princess deserves more love. It’s one of her favorite stories and it just seems like no one gives it the attention it deserves. Annie thinks it would be really entertaining to see a Humpty Dumpty based story. Not kidding! Like how interesting would it be to see someone twist that nursery rhyme around and make it something new? (Please someone tell her she’s not crazy here!) 📖 . . . Vases in the Night is the book Annie got in her second ever Owlcrate and she is ashamed to say that she still hasn’t read it yet! It’s a Baba Yaga retelling which is admittedly a story she doesn’t know much about but it sounds so cool! It’s definitely one that catches her eye from time to time. 📖 . . . #bookstagram#allthebooks#vassainthenight#owlcratebook#morebooksplease#retellings#yalit
Who's your favourite royal? - If you like it then you should've put a crown on it 👑🎶😉 - I have read a total of one book in this picture. Hello royal TBR. Do you ever collect up so many books you don't know how to even start on your TBR? I own a lot - I'd like to say I bought most of them after I got a job at a book store, but I can't - and I stare at the piles of books I own and think, man, I don't feel like reading any of these. Then I'll go read a book from the library on my phone instead. Idk what this kind of mentality is, but I get it a lot, not just with books. And this procrastinative nature seems to be hindering me in so many ways. How do you combat procrastination? Or do you just sit back and let the cards fall where they may? - If y'all have been following my stories, then you'll know that I'm a the Collision tech conference this week. There are so many amazing speakers and startups featured this year and I'm so happy I could be a part of the first Collision conference in Toronto!
📖 31/85. I'm going to diverge from a rant about how I'm starting to hate documenting my reading to say that This. Book. Is. Perfect. I honestly can't remember the last time I read a book in two days flat. This the first book I've read with #ownvoices nonbinary rep, and I absolutely adored Ben's character. My favorite aspect of the writing is the way Ben's narration absolutely nails anxiety. They're so unsure and constantly doubting everything they do and assuming everyone dislikes them for something. And repeatedly apologizing!!! If you have an anxiety disorder, Ben will instantly click with you. Especially the way you answer every question with one word and then save the longer explanation for in your brain. A-fuckin-plus. Plus slowburn romance!!! One of the best books I've read this year, if not The Best.
~Post Nocturno~ Buenas noches lectoress! ¿Cómo están? • Sólo Quedó Nuestra Historia lo empecé en Febrero en lectura conjunta con la bella de @bookishhamilgirl y si bien me estaba gustando por parciales y por cosas extras colgamos con la lc 😂. Ahora lo dejé porque la verdad no tenía muchas ganas de leer algo así ahora. Tenía mas ganas de leer algo de fantasía y por eso empecé The Raven Boys 🙌🏻. En algún momento igual espero continuar con Solo Quedó Nuestra Historia 💙 Además creo que los libros tienen un momento indicado para leerse en que quizas los puedas disfrutar mejor y darles la atención que se merecen. ¿Ustedes que opinan? ¿Los libros tienen un momento indicado para leerse?
Remember when I thought I’d hate graphic novels? I don’t know what I was thinking! 😍 - These two sweet books by Kayla Miller follow 5th grader, Olive, through navigating friendships at school during the variety show and at summer camp. They captured my attention with their cute illustrations and cute characters and cute storylines and cute lessons. They were just cute. I loved them. I know graphic novel lovers in my classes will love them too, so I’m glad to have them as part of the collection! 📚
I finished this book a few days ago and it hit all the marks with me! ✅ For being written 11 years ago, it is still a timely piece and is perhaps even more important now. With so much awareness being raised to mental illness, sexual orientation, and a plethora of other things, this book did extremely well to provide testimony to a person’s constant fear of the “What-Ifs.” What if people don’t believe me? What if people don’t accept me for me? All of those questions that everyone asks themselves come up in this story. In my opinion, Jeff was the perfect character to capture all of this fear and confusion. He navigates his feelings through dark humor and instinctive outbursts, as some of us do when distressed and unsure of what to do or think. Seeing his journey of self-realization from start to finish was just incredible, and so relatable at times. The other characters each have their own devastating backstories, and although not much time is given to learning more about them, you immediately feel sorry for them and attached to them. 😰 This is most definitely a book that everyone should read and make of it what they will! It definitely spoke volumes to me! 🤗 — With warm weather finally coming in, now’s the time to compile your summer reading list! What books do you want to read this summer? ☀️ — #bookstagram#booklife#lovereading#readersofinstagram#yalovin#yalit#fiction#reading#books#bookish#igreads#bookishcommunity#michaelthomasford#suicidenotes#bookaholic#booknerd#bookworm#bookphotography#bookaesthetic#bookshelves