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Subject: What are You Reading -- July/August
Date Posted: 7/10/2014 2:03 PM ET
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Since things have been quiet, figured I'd combine July and August...  see what everyone is reading on their vacations...

Date Posted: 7/10/2014 2:04 PM ET
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I just finished Flat Out Celeste by Jessica Park.  It's a companion to Flat Out Love.  It was just as entertaining and good.  I would recommend both.  You don't have to have read the first one, but it does help understand Celeste's character a lot more...her quirks and references made.

Date Posted: 7/13/2014 12:03 AM ET
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I have switched over to the dark side of Adult Fiction for a while and have been reading The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger... about 50 pages in and it is quite interesting. Doubt I will ever want to go on a boat again after finishing it though frown

Date Posted: 7/13/2014 1:46 PM ET
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I devoured that book when it first came out McKenna!

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Date Posted: 7/13/2014 8:41 PM ET
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I finished For Darkness Shows the Stars :: Diana Peterfreund. It seemed to drag a bit and leaves you wanting to know behind what happened to the world and why are some people and what was the reduction. I will probably read book two because I want to know what happened

Date Posted: 7/14/2014 9:43 AM ET
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I FINALLY finished Alienated by Melissa Landers last night for Julien's comptuer swap.  I don't know why, but I really struggled through it and it took me AGES to finish it.  It was decent and I liked how it flowed...want to read the next one when it comes out.  But it just took forever.  Then, I started Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir last night and I'm already 1/2 way through that one...  Hope to finish that tonight already!

Date Posted: 7/16/2014 8:50 AM ET
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I finished TImekeeper....flew threw it...couldn't put it down.  Had to remember what happened in the first one, but once it came back to me, I needed to see how it would go!

 

Now onto my final book for Julien's swap...How to Love.  Anyone else read it?

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Date Posted: 7/21/2014 9:12 PM ET
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I liked the time Keeper  a lot too Val

I finished The Offering (Pledge, Bk 3) :: Kimberly Derting. good ending to the series. I think the series would make great movies. Nice ending.

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Date Posted: 7/22/2014 8:02 AM ET
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I started reading last night The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles, Bk 4) :: Kady Cross.

If you enjoy steampunk this is a great series. Fairly mature YA, strong plot and characters. It is set in 1897 England.

Date Posted: 7/22/2014 12:49 PM ET
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I just finished City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, the final book in the Mortal Instruments Series.  Maybe it's just me, but I have really hated the final books to a bunch of recently ended series.  Things are just wrapped up too easily and neatly for me.  I don't regret reading it, but it was just too neatly tied with a bow for me.  Oh, and too many hints/previews for offshoot series for me.

Date Posted: 7/24/2014 10:26 PM ET
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Finished Endless, the final book in Kate Brian's Shadowlands series.  LOVED the series... And this too would make a great set of movies...  Get a bunch of young  pretty stars to be in them....

finally going to finish Be with Me so I can get Stay With Me when it comes out in September.



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Date Posted: 7/25/2014 9:05 AM ET
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Alice, I haven't read any of those Steampunk from Harlequin Teen...I keep thinking about it and have the 1st 2 in my possession still I think...

Date Posted: 7/25/2014 11:08 AM ET
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I'm just finishing up with  beautiful Oblivion   by Jamie mcguire



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Date Posted: 7/31/2014 9:34 PM ET
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I'm reading The Fallen, book 5 of The Enemy series by Charlie Higson. Excellent series!

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Date Posted: 8/5/2014 8:48 PM ET
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I am enjoying Rebel Belle :: Rachel Hawkins. This book is a bit different than her other two series, but the characters grow on you.

Date Posted: 8/18/2014 12:08 PM ET
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I read 3 books while at the beach last week.  All 3 were New Adult ones though:

Redemption of Callie and Kayden (book #2) - Jessica Sorensen (ok...liked the 1st one more)

Misunderstandings (Woodfall Girls book #1) - Tiffany King (enjoyed but figured out what was going to happen fairly quickly)

Needing Her - Molly McAdams (not bad)

Date Posted: 8/19/2014 9:13 PM ET
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I finished up The Perfect storm and ended up absolutely loving it... super interesting and heart wrenching. Had to top it off by watching the movie which I adored as well... who doesn't love to look at George Clooney ;). Started Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella and it is cute so far. I definitely needed a lighter read after the last one... I devour Kinsella books so I am headed back to YA and am debating between For Darkeness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund and Unwholly by Neal Schusterman. Any recommendations?
Date Posted: 8/21/2014 10:00 PM ET
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Unwholly, definitely yes

Date Posted: 3/9/2015 2:10 PM ET
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I am reading The Release. The first book in the Virulent series. So far, I love it!