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Subject: YA Reads for August
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 11:49 AM ET
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Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver and it's good but I don't think it's as good as Delirium.  Nevertheless, it continues the story of Lena who has escaped into the Wilds where she learns to live a different life.  And, the ending makes me want to read the next installment.  Just finished reading Shelter Me by Juliette Fay with its heroine Janie LaMarche.  I really like the realism.  Her anger at Robbie's death, the senselessness of it and her feeling of not being able to cope without her lover, best friend, confidante and the father of her children.  It's a good, good read!

Found myself picking a little book titled Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Green.  This is a story about a young Jewish girl who helps hide an escaped German soldier during WWII.  Most interesting, enough that I ordered the sequel which does show maturity appropriate to Patty's age at high school graduation:  Morning Is a Long Time Coming.  Good!



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Date Posted: 8/2/2012 10:04 AM ET
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I am finishing up Unwind most likely today, then I will be reading My Life Next Door.

Date Posted: 8/2/2012 3:54 PM ET
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Finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth and loved it!  Now reading book 2 The Dead Tossed Waves.

Date Posted: 8/2/2012 10:18 PM ET
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Read Between the Lines in 1 day yestetday...couldn't put it down at the beach.
Date Posted: 8/4/2012 11:35 PM ET
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read a handful of books at the beach:  Between the Lines which I listed above and really enjoyed.  The Carrier of the Mark which was a quick read and better than I expected.  And also finally read Poison Study which surprised me with how much I liked it.  I KNOW I've got the other 2 books int he seres in the house somewhere...if I can just find them!! LOL!

 

 

Date Posted: 8/5/2012 4:14 AM ET
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I've been reading the Vampire academy series over the past couple of weeks. Starting the last book (#6) today.
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 5:39 AM ET
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I just finished Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles and am now reading City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare.

Subject: Finished Unwind and started Miss Peregrines Home and Speechlessq
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 8:20 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/6/2012 9:59 AM ET
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I finished The White Glove War yesterday afternoon...  I didn't love it as much as the first book in the series, but it was still very good....

Date Posted: 8/8/2012 9:00 PM ET
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Finished Speechless. I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed it! About 80 pages into Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and I am liking it so far.

Date Posted: 8/8/2012 9:25 PM ET
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I just LOVED Masque of the Red Death... cannot wait for book 2....  unfortunately I have no choice since it doesn't come out til sometime in 2013....

Date Posted: 8/11/2012 11:26 AM ET
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Seriously enjoing Easy, too....  I've hit a streak of amazingly good books lately....  haven't hit a dud in quite some time....  feeling overdue...

Date Posted: 8/12/2012 10:32 PM ET
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will finish SPARK on my commute tomorrow.  think i lliked it better than GLOW.  Not nearly as violent I don't think...

and aboaut 1/2 way through Underworld...  it hasn't drawn me in like the 1st one, but i'm determined to finish it!

Date Posted: 8/13/2012 11:55 AM ET
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I didn't like Spark as well as I liked Glow....  so I'm reverse on that one, Val....  but I will say, I finished an AMAZING book last night....  Easy by Tammara Webber was FANTASTIC!!!

Date Posted: 8/13/2012 11:08 PM ET
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I read several this summer, but only a couple were YA--Once by Anna Carey, Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans, Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally, and I just now finished Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel.  Up next is The Blessed by Tonya Hurley

Date Posted: 8/14/2012 9:16 AM ET
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I finished Seraphina last night and it was really good!  I am really excited for the next book in the series.

Date Posted: 8/16/2012 9:52 PM ET
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I finished There You'll Find Me by  Jenny B. Jones today.  LOVED it!  If you like Sarah Dessen, you'll like this one.  I've not found a JBJ book I haven't loved yet!

Date Posted: 8/16/2012 11:19 PM ET
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reading EVE now and going to start THE CHANGELING on audio tomorrow morning...

Date Posted: 8/17/2012 1:30 AM ET
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I just finished Where Things Come Back which I enjoyed quite a bit.

Date Posted: 8/18/2012 3:32 PM ET
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i broke down and just preordered RISE OF NINE for delivery on Tuesday....

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Date Posted: 8/18/2012 7:33 PM ET
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This book After Midnight (Youngbloods, Bk 1) :: Lynn Viehl has been sitting on my shelf for a while. I finally read it. I liked it a lot. Sweet romance. Here  is what I wrote for a review

I really enjoyed this book, a different twist on vampires. Ms. Viehl gradually builds up a knowledge of the characters and their history. Good description of family dynamics and some interesting horse takl too. The two main characters Cat and Jesse are very well writen and makeyou want to root for their romance. I need to get book two.

 

Date Posted: 8/18/2012 10:36 PM ET
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I am really enjoying The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills.... very cute....  I finished a horribly written book yesterday....  Love You, Hate You by Charis Marsh... I am literally shocked someone actually published it...  much less 2 more that are in the series...

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 12:44 AM ET
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I just finished The Blessed and did not enjoy it at all.  I really almost put it down to never pick it up again, but unfortunately, I can' t let myself do that.  Up next is Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini.

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 5:36 PM ET
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I just finished Easy and I agree with Jacki, it was an awesome book!

Date Posted: 8/19/2012 6:35 PM ET
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Glad you agreed, Terrie....  I thought it was just fabulous! :)

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