Waiting on Wednesday September 2017

Hey guys, I thought I’d list up a couple of books I’m anticipating for September 2017. I am writing this post ahead of time, because when this goes up I’ll be starting school and I don’t know what mindset I’ll be in. You guys are reading this post on September 6th, and I am planning on going to the bookstore after school on the 5th, because almost every release I’m listing up, comes out on the 5th of September. Out of the 9 releases, 6 of them are coming out on the 5th. What is this?

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

a semi-definitive list of worst nightmaresRelease Date: September 5th 2017

Goodreads Summary: Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther’s father is agoraphobic and hasn’t left the basement in six years, her twin brother can t be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck.

The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them.

Esther doesn’t know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares.

Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she d been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn’t counted on: love.

I hate everyone but you by Gabby Dunn

Release Date: September 5th 2017i hate everyone but you.jpg

Goodreads Summary: Dear Best Friend,
I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.
Sincerely,
Ava Helmer
(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)

We’re still in the same room, you weirdo.
Stop crying.
G

So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

If there’s no tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

if there's no tomorrowRelease Date: September 5th 2017

Goodreads Summary: Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications, and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic–one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when she and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Release Date: September 5th 2017they both die at the end

Goodreads Summary: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) Sarah J Maas

tower of dawnRelease Date: September 5th 2017

I’m not including a summary just to be safe, because it is the 6th part in the series and the spoilers are off the roof on this one. I’m super excited for this and I am planning on buying it when I go to the bookstore on the 5th. This is the main reason I’m going to the bookstore on the 5th.

Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone click'd.jpg

Release Date: September 7th 2017 (kindle September 5th 2017)

Goodreads Summary: Allie Navarro can’t wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. CLICK’D pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it’s a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about CLICK’D.

Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone’s making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone’s secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt-all before she steps on stage to present CLICK’D to the judges?

Warcross by Marie Lu

warcrossRelease Date: September 12th 2017

Goodreads Summary: For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to the Books in Her Life  by Annie Spence

Release Date: September 26th 2017dear fahrenheit 451.jpg

Goodreads Summary: A Gen-X librarian’s snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.

Librarians spend their lives weeding–not weeds but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally and figuratively. They remove the books that patrons no longer check out. And they put back the books they treasure. Annie Spence, who has a decade of experience as a Midwestern librarian, does this not only at her Michigan library but also at home, for her neighbors, at cocktail parties—everywhere. In Dear Fahrenheit 451, she addresses those books directly. We read her love letters to The Goldfinch and Matilda, as well as her snarky break-ups with Fifty Shades of Grey and Dear John. Her notes to The Virgin Suicides and The Time Traveler’s Wife feel like classics, sure to strike a powerful chord with readers. Through the lens of the books in her life, Annie comments on everything from women’s psychology to gay culture to health to poverty to childhood aspirations. Hilarious, compassionate, and wise, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is the consummate book-lover’s birthday present, stocking stuffer, holiday gift, and all-purpose humor book.

There’s someone inside your house by Stephanie Perkins

there's someone inside your houseRelease Date: September 26th 2017 (Kindle September 12th, Paperback October 5th)

Goodreads Summary: One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

These are the list of books I am anticipating for September. I really want to pick up all of the books on this list, but that would be way to expensive and I don’t think I’ll have the time during school. I hope you guys liked this list and reminded you of a few books that are coming out this month 🐵

🏷 Ruler of Books Book Tag 🏷

Hello everybody, I am back for another installment of Tag Tuesday and today I will be doing the Ruler of Books tag created by the wonderful Ariel Bissett (also the creator of BookTube-A-Thon) So let’s get right into it.

harry potter and the prisoner of azkabanWhat book would you make everyone read?

I feel like everyone has already read Harry Potter, but just in case they haven’t, I would make them. Harry Potter is the best thing out there and honestly nothing compares.

What would you abolish in book construction?

Different heights in books. It is ridiculous how there are two hardcover sizes, but ten thousand sizes for paperbacks. If I were the ruler of books, there would only be one height for hardcovers and one height for paperbacks. I wouldn’t necessarily want hardcovers and paperbacks to be the same height, because I feel like they would look weird next to each other or if they were mixed, but all paperbacks must be the same size and all hardcovers must be the same size.

What author would you commission to write you any book? the unexpected everything.jpg

For this one I’m going with Morgan Matson. I loved each and every single one of her books and I just want more books from her already.

What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?

Girl on the train. That book has to go bye-bye. I hate girl on the train with a firey passion in my heart. There are already tons of thrillers out there, do not ever in your life pick up this one. It sucks. And the movie sucks. I would also get rid of the movie while I was at it.

furthermoreWhat cover artist would you commission to make a mural?

This one’s tough for me because I’ve never really thought of any scenario where this could happen. I love many covers, but one of my favorite covers is Furthermore. The detail and the coloring on it honestly give me life, so Theresa Evangelista, please make a mural.

What characters face would you put on a coin?

I feel like we only see mens portraits on coins, except for England because of the Queen, but let’s hand this to a different queen, Celaena Sardothien. Celaena is the OG, she is literally everything that a queen is. She’s determined, she’s powerful, she wont be second best in any way, she’s amazing.

What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2017 Prize to?eliza and her monsters

I’m obviously going to have to go with Eliza and Her Monsters, my favorite book of this year and of all time. I love every single little thing about this book it made me feel all the feels and it’s just so amazing.

That’s it for me and another installment of Tag Tuesday. I post Tag Tuesdays every other week and they’re kind of my favorite thing to write for my blog! 🤗🤗

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han Series Review

to all the boys I've loved before book series coversTitles: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Author: Jenny Han

Genre: YA

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date (Book 1): April 15th, 2014

Ratings: 1: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️, 2: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️, 3: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Overall Rating: 3.99 ⭐️

Goodreads Summary (Book 1): What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

This series is a very fun series. I decided to write an entire series review instead of just writing a review per book because it seemed easier. Now with this series, you can really tell how Jenny Hans writing evolves.

I hated a lot about the first book when I started reading it. The writing style was definitely not up my alley and, no offense against Jenny Han, I know how hard it must be to write a novel, the writing seemed like writing straight out of fanfiction. And certain plot points also felt very fanfiction-y to me, like that any of them would actually happen in real life is highly impossible.

But, the writing style unquestionably gets better over the course of her books and I feel like you just have to fight through the first book because it’s not the best. During the first book, I definitely felt like putting it down multiple times, but somehow I just couldn’t. I honestly do not know what it is, but something about it made it so unputdownable, I ate it up like candy.

I loved the family aspect in this book. I loved how loyal and amazing Lara Jean and her sisters are, keeping together, no matter what. I liked how Lara Jean always kept true to herself and never changed herself for any boy and how she stayed true to her family. The characters in this series are definitely a great part of it.

The third book is undeniably my favorite book in the series. Not just because the writing was loads better than the first few books, it was very fluffy, and I like fluffy. Jenny Han never planned to write a third book, and I’m so glad she did. With a lot of contemporaries, we see couples that are obviously meant for each other but take their sweet time to get together. At the end of the second book, Lara Jean gets together with the person she was meant to be with and in the third book we got to see them truly together. I really enjoyed getting to see them as a couple, I feel like you miss out on that in general in YA. Finishing this series, I was actually sad. These characters had grown close to my heart, with all their issues, I didn’t want it to end.

Before the spoilers, I want to recommend this series to everyone. I know you wouldn’t think that because of how much I badgered her writing style, but you just have to pull through the first novel and it will definitely be worth it in the long haul. This is perfect to read if you want something lighthearted or you’re in a reading slump because these books are really short and you’ll probably end up marathoning them in a matter of days.

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In the first book, Lara Jean runs away from Josh because he was mentioning her letter and kisses Peter, another guy she sent a letter to. See, I also run away from my problems, it’s the only running I do, but I don’t run away from some guy and literally jump another guy and kiss him. That was so fanfiction-y, I feel like if I were given that expert from the story and I would have to guess where it were from, I would have to say some story on Wattpad. The first book was a pretty big rollercoaster, and I lived for every single little piece of drama that there was in it. This entire book though I was hoping from the depth of my heart that she would pick Peter, or that Peter would be the better choice, and I’m so glad she did. It would have been really weird if she ended up with Josh, because he has a huuuuuuge history with her sister and them being together for years, it would have been really really weird. But, thankfully, she chose Peter.

In book two, a lot has improved. Sometimes I felt like Jenny Han created Plot points just to keep the story going. I understood why Lara Jean was so upset about Peter always hanging out with Genevieve, because although Genevieve (his ex) was going through a hard time, Lara Jean didn’t really understand what was going on so it was obvious she would be upset about it. Throughout this book, Lara Jean reconnects with an old friend of hers John Ambrose McClaren (and she always had to say John Ambrose McClaren, it could never just be John, it had to be John Ambrose McClaren). John is another boy she sent a letter too and although he moved, he ended up getting it anyway and they started reconnecting. Sometimes I felt like Jenny Han was purposefully creating a problematic Peter, or a Peter that was kind of sketchy, or kind of a dick, just so John could shine through and take his place. I’m also very thankful that she didn’t end up getting together with John because I really like Peter. I also really liked it how the family evolved in this book and how Lara Jean and her sister set up her dad with their neighbor so that he could also be happy again, not that he was sad before, but less lonely.

Book three was my absolute favorite. We got to see her together for real with Peter, the Genevieve nonsense was over and so was the John nonsense. I liked to see her family progressing and her dad getting engaged and married, it made me so happy. Margot got over Josh and ended up with this amazing British fellow. This book was overall very happy. I love how it showed the true struggles of how high schoolers plan to transition their relationship to college, or if they should just break up. I’m glad Lara Jean didn’t end up breaking up with Peter. I mean, she did, but they got back together and really wanted to make it work for each other which I was just so happy with. I loved how although Peter and Lara Jean had their problems, Peter would always stay true to Kitty because Peter liked her family in general. Jenny Han wrapped this series up in the best fashionable way and I was very happy with it. I think I’d maybe want to reread it, but I’m not sure, I think I’d only reread it for Peter though. 🤗  🤗