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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Subject: Books We are Reading in YA
Date Posted: 11/14/2014 7:20 AM ET
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Well seeing we don't have that many replies I didn't bind this topic with a month

I finished The Beautiful Ashes :: Jeaniene Frost. I enjoy her adult paranormal books and this one was pretty good. I would put it in the New Adult category rather than YA. It has some potential to be a good series. Needs a little more world development but I would read book 2 in the series.

Alice



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Date Posted: 11/14/2014 6:33 PM ET
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Read Jump When Ready by David Pandolfe, a rather interesting little story about the spirits of young people who are adjusting to their new state of existence.  Intriguing concept as some band together to help a new member of the group.  Finished reading Nine Days by Fred Hiatt, quite good, 4 stars.  It's about human rights based on the tale of a real young woman whose father disappears into the bowels of China's prisons, lured by those who wish to silence his voice.  And, I read Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, a five star read.  GOOD!



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Date Posted: 11/27/2014 6:06 PM ET
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I am reading The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, Bk 2) :: Rae Carson

I really liked the first book and am enjoying book 2. This series would make a wonderful Movie. Lots of action and adventure. Speaking of movies we are going to see Mocking Jay tonight.

Alice

Any good new YA books out there?

Date Posted: 12/3/2014 11:12 AM ET
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What did you think of the Mockingjay movie Alice?

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Date Posted: 12/3/2014 1:28 PM ET
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It is very dark, just like the book. It was well done. I am not a big fan of book 3 but it did a good representation of it.

 

Alice

Date Posted: 12/7/2014 12:06 AM ET
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Just finished a reread of Wake. I read this five or six years ago back in middle school. Glad to see it was just as memorable, even with the simple sentences, grammatically errors, and incomplete sentences. I'll definitely be reading book two and hoping it just gets better. :) 

Date Posted: 12/7/2014 12:08 AM ET
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Alice, have you read the Raven cycle series? I've only read the first book so far, but I'm itching to get my mitts on book two!

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Date Posted: 12/7/2014 2:18 PM ET
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I don't think I have Raven Cycle of books

Date Posted: 12/8/2014 9:30 PM ET
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They are by Maagie Stiefvater and they are really good!!!

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Date Posted: 1/1/2015 1:24 PM ET
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I finished The Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories by Rai Carson good short stories

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Date Posted: 1/21/2015 1:52 PM ET
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I finished Resistance (Replica, Bk 2) :: Jenna Black. Good series lots of twist and turns. Lots of people to dislike and love. Good plot. I need to get book 3.

alice

Date Posted: 1/22/2015 5:04 PM ET
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I just finished Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn and I'm hooked. On to book two Royal Airs and there is a third book in the series coming soon. :)

Date Posted: 1/23/2015 3:05 PM ET
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i haven't read much YA lately since I've been reading NA...  I did read books 2, 3 and 4 in the Sea Breeze series though.  Quick reads...all pretty predictable but enjoyable.

Date Posted: 1/23/2015 9:53 PM ET
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I've mostly been reading NA too.  Right now I'm reading  Bully.      So Far its got me hooked, its been awhile since I could'nt put a book down. Ones that I loved and couldnt put down are  Beautiful Disaster series , the thoughtless series , and the Broken series ( I think its called ? )   Tammara  Webber. Any more like thoses ?



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Date Posted: 1/23/2015 10:02 PM ET
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Does any one here have this copy of Bully on their WL ( it has 10 wishers )       The copy that I have of Bully ( also a paperback)   has 0 copies.  Just wanted to let everyone know that .



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Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan.

an old classic is Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford.

Welcome to the Ark by Stephanie Tolar

Date Posted: 4/23/2015 3:01 PM ET
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I just finished Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson and absolutely LOVED it!   Guess I need to read Second Chance Summer now that I've got sitting around.

Date Posted: 5/20/2015 9:44 AM ET
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Just read The Ashwater Experiment by Amy Goldman Koss for the 2015 YA mini challenge.  Good little read indeed.  I truly enjoy books about life and this is one even if it is a bit beyond the norm.  Beginning Ingenue by Jillian Larkin.  Has anyone read the first in the series, Vixen?



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I just finished a good read by Gwendolyn Heasley called A Long Way from You. It was a fun, quick read. I liked Where I Belong, the companion novel slightly more because I found the narrator of that story more humorous.

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Date Posted: 6/23/2015 3:35 PM ET
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REK...I read the full series by Larkin and quite enjoyed them all!

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Date Posted: 6/24/2015 7:47 AM ET
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I am finally reading These Broken Stars :: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

It is quite good and has good reviews

Date Posted: 8/3/2015 3:51 PM ET
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I just finished Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 2 days ago and I LOVED IT! Its like a very dark version of The Selection series and The Hunger Games. Of course some of it was a little predictable but it is a YA book so it happens. Book 2 doesn't come out till next year and I already can't wait!

 

I got 120 pages into Far Far Away by Tom McNeal and I had to put it down. I wanted to like it so bad because I love anything that is a new twist if fairy tales and anything Grimm. The writing style was odd and I was having a hard time understanding what was going on in the book, though I know the mystery is supposed to be there. I felt frustrated every time I read it, I just wanted it to be so much better than it ended up being. 

 

I'm going to start The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau later this evening. Ive hearsd its a bit like the Divergent series.

Date Posted: 8/15/2015 2:05 PM ET
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Val:  I have the rest of Larkin's trilogy on my WL but I am still waiting.  I gave Ingenue three stars as I thought some of the characters were too shallow.  However, I do realize that this is a YA book and the characters are very young.

Date Posted: 11/2/2015 6:14 AM ET
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Just finished Hush,Hush and I ended up being more confused than anything. The transition of time was abrupt to me at some points. One minute she's with her best friend then in the next sentence she's at home with her mom. She's also scared to death of one of the characters and demands answers every time they are together, but she never really asks anything and leaves frustrated. Unfortunately I'm not continuing this series.



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Date Posted: 11/20/2015 2:08 PM ET
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I'm about to start the third book in the Throne of Glass series, which I am loving. I need to finish reading Rebel Belle first. 

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