20 YA Books That Will Hook You in 20 pages or less

Epic Reads has come up with a list of great Young Adult books that will make you never put them down within the first twenty pages. We all love books, but don’t want to waste our time reading books that we just can’t connect with.

So here are 20 of them that will not let you put them down until you have finished them:

http://www.epicreads.com/blog/ya-books-hooked/

I have only read 1 of the books on this list. I have seen most and heard about most of them though and I have now put a few of them on my TBR pile.

Have you read any of these books?

Is there any book out there you would recommend for someone that won’t disappoint them?

♥ GWAP

17 Aussie YA Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once

Hey guys,

This article came out a few weeks ago from Buzzfeed and I wanted to share it with you all because I love sharing bookish information with you all and wanted to let you see it.

Here is a list of Aussie Young Adult books which we are all apparently meant to read at least once.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/loveozya?utm_term=.yoxLmm1yw7#.lwxqXXarNy

I am going to be completely honest with you. I haven’t read any of these young adult books that are mentioned on this list. I own a couple of them, my sister has read a few of them, but I myself have not read any of them. I know about most of them, but with such a big TBR as is, I can’t really get around to all of the Aussie Young Adult books.

Have you read any of these books? Do you own any of these books?

Let me know what you think.

♥ GWAP

15 Books We Can’t Wait To Throw in our bags for Summer

Penguin Teen has come up with a list of 15 books that are coming out, that they can’t wait to read. Well guys here is that list:

http://www.penguinteen.com/books-we-cant-wait-to-throw-in-our-bags-this-summer/

I have already read one of these books The One Memory of Flora Banks and I really can’t wait to read the rest of them.

Look at how amazing the covers for all of these books are! The covers for young adult books are getting better and better I tell you.

Which books on this list do you want to read?

♥ GWAP

Best Young Adult Books of 2016 according to Readings

The year is almost over and the countdowns have begun. Everything from music, to television shows, episodes, movies, news events and the like. So have the top whatever for books have started to come out.

Here is a list of the top 10 Young Adult books for 2016 according to Readings:

http://www.readings.com.au/collection/best-young-adult-books-of-2016

The list contains:

  1. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
  2. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
  3. The Call by Peadar O Guilin
  4. My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
  5. The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis
  6. The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson
  7. The Road to Winter by Mark Smith
  8. This Savage Song by V.E. Schewab
  9. Everything is Changed by Mova Weetman
  10. Gemina: The Illuminae Files_02 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I have only read three books on this list, you can see which books they are by checking out my 2016 Reading List page which is just right above here.

Which books have you read that have made the list?

Do you agree with the list above?

Which books would you have put on this list?

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23 YA books that, without A doubt, you’ll want to read this fall

So earlier this week, a post from Buzzfeed made the rounds with a list of the top 23 Young Adult books to read this fall, or as I like to call it, Spring.

Some of you have already seen the list, some of you might not have, well I am going to post it here for you all to either look at it again, or see it for the first time. If you are a YA fanatic like myself, than you will probably look at this list a few times to get every book title written down, so you don’t miss out on any of them.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/ya-books-that-without-a-doubt-you-should-read-this-fall?utm_term=.liOobl7x4#.po2OQydpb

I specifically can’t wait for Girls Like Me by Lola St. Vil, The Odds Of Lightning by Jocelyn Davis, Going Geek by Charlotte Huang, Something In Between by Melissa De La Cruz, The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon, The Graces Laure Eve.

What are you guys excited for?

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Book Review – The Last Star by Rick Yancey

The Last Star / Rick Yancey / 2016

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http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-last-star-rick-yancey/prod9780141345949.html

/ Penguin Books / ISBN 9780141345925 /

338 Pages / Young Adult / Dystopian

Blurb:

They’re down here…they’re up there…they’re nowhere. They want the Earth; they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out; they came to save us. But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer, Zombie, and Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves. In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important; saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.

 

 

Review:

This is the thrilling final book in The 5th Wave trilogy written by Rick Yancey, a book based on live lose, lives ruined and humanity wasted. This is last book, the book you hope will answer all of your dying questions, a book that will sum everything up. But it doesn’t. It answers some questions, but in the end I had a few questions I still needed answering.

If you haven’t read the first or second book in the trilogy, than don’t read this one, you won’t know what is happening. You have to read the first two to read this one it is as simple as that.

When I picked up this book I was really excited for the chance to know what is happening, to find out along with the characters why everything is happening and what is going to happen in the end. The thrill and suspense in the book is still there like in the first two books. The story is still continuing, the multiple story lines also happens from multiple viewpoints. Rick Yancey is a great writer, I have praised his writing before in the other book reviews for the first two books here and here and I will do the same right now again. He knows what he is doing. Yancey knows how to create worlds but also destroy world with the flip of the page.

The trilogy of The 5th Wave is a great dystopian story which I liked in every way shape and form. I loved the depth of all of his characters, I loved the world that is built and destroyed, I loved the meaning of everything. I didn’t like the ending of the story, the trilogy, at all. I wanted it to end differently. I can’t tell you want happens because then that will destroy the whole point and you need to go out there and read it yourself. I think if the ending had gone down the path I wanted it to, then the Other would have won and not humanity. Well done Rick Yancey.

I give this book 4.3 out of 5 booky stars!

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Book Review – The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

The Infinite Sea / Rick Yancey /

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16131484-the-infinite-sea

2014 / Penguin Books / ISBN 9780141345871

/ 300 Pages / Young Adult / Dystopian

Blurb:

Cassis Sullivan and her companions lived through the Other’s four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker’s return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in. Because the next attack is more than possible – it’s inevitable. No one can anticipate the depths to which the Others will sink – nor the heights to which humanity will rise.

 

 

Review:

Book two of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave. You can find my review for The 5th Wave here. With only one more book in the trilogy to go, I found this book excitedly dull. You can’t read this book without reading the first book The 5th Wave and you need to know what has happened fresh in your mind as you read it or a lot of it isn’t going to make sense. I read the first book back at the beginning of the year and have read about 20 books between the first book and this second book. I really wish I had read them one after the other, because there are parts in the book that I thought “what is happening here?”.

Rick Yancey is no doubt a great writer. I love his writing. I love the story that this trilogy is trying to tell. I love that the main characters are female (go Cassie!) and I love that in a world full of mediocre dystopian young adult books, that this one and the trilogy that I am reading stand out and are different.

Read this book, go out and do yourself a favour and start at the beginning of the trilogy and work your way through it. If you are a reader, you will love the interesting story that is playing out that you won’t find anywhere else. If you are a writer, than you are going to love the great world building and thought provoking scenes that are written into this book. If it a writers book if they want to learn the right way of writing dystopian.

But there are two things about this book that I didn’t particularly like. One, the changing of narration. Throughout lots of the book I was stuck wondering who the hell was talking, who was the story about and why it was being written like so. I think that this book is a mess because of so. And number two, why does it all of a sudden go from being the main character/s book to a random characters book? It’s Cassie’s / Evan’s / Ben’s book but for almost half of it, and it’s not the good half it turns into Ringer’s book and I did not sign up for that story.

If you are reading the trilogy than you have to read this book.

I give this book 4.1 out of 5 booky stars!

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