Page Turner

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Welcome Sir or Madam to Page Turner. A new interactive "book-site" where you can scroll through some recommended reads, recommend your own books, review books and much more. This site was made on March 22nd 2013 by Jackie to meet your reading goals and possibly help you enjoy reading just a little bit more.


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July 7th 2014
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    June 18th 2014
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    Other - 2 books
    Science Fiction - 1 book
    Young Adult - 32 books

    Classics

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    Title: The Great Gatsby
    Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Date Published: --/--/1925
    Recommended By: Rika
    Summary: A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.

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    Nina - Now, I know this is a book many American high school students probably never looked at after they finished it. I was like that too for many school readings, and I never thought I would find myself loving a book considered to be "classic literature". But The Great Gatsby is, with no doubt, one of the most powerful books I've ever read. Fitzgerald writes with a lyrical, powerful voice that easily transports you to the era of the 50's, and into the tumultuous lives of the rich and the poor of New York. I guarantee that even if you don't love The Great Gatsby as much as I do, you'll definitely walk away feeling like a changed person.


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    Title: Les Misérables
    Author: Victor Hugo
    Date Published: --/--/1862
    Recommended By: Rico and Weapon
    Summary: In this story of the trials of the peasant Jean Valjean—a man unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert—Hugo achieves the sort of rare imaginative resonance that allows a work of art to transcend its genre.

    Les Misérables is at once a tense thriller that contains one of the most compelling chase scenes in all literature, an epic portrayal of the nineteenth-century French citizenry, and a vital drama—highly particularized and poetic in its rendition but universal in its implications—of the redemption of one human being

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    Weapon - If you love the adaptations, too, this is well worth reading; it's a treasure trove of depth and detail that can never be conveyed through musical or film.


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    Title: Pride and Prejudice
    Author: Jane Austin
    Date Published: --/--/1813
    Recommended By: Jackie and Anh
    Summary: So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.

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    Fantasy

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    Title: Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
    Author: George R.R. Martin
    Date Published: 08/28/1996
    Recommended By: Becky
    Summary: Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. To the south, the king's powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.


    Related Books: A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2), A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4), A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

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    Title: Going Postal
    Author: Terry Pratchett
    Date Published: 09/25/2004
    Recommended By: Weapon
    Summary: By all rights, Moist should have met his maker. Instead, it's Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork, who promptly offers him a job as Postmaster. Since his only other option is a nonliving one, Moist accepts the position - and the hulking golem watchdog who comes along with it, just in case Moist was considering abandoning his responsibilities prematurely.

    Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be a near-impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office building; and with only a few creaky old postmen and one rather unstable, pin-obsessed youth available to deliver it. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, money-hungry Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical head, Mr. Reacher Gilt. But it says on the building Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Glom of Nit...Inspiring words (admittedly, some of the bronze letters have been stolen), and for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight. And if the bold and impossible are what's called for, he'll do it - in order to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every human being (not to mention troll, dwarf, and, yes, even golem) requires: hope.


    Related Books: Making Money

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    Title: Guards Guards!
    Author: Terry Pratchett
    Date Published: --/--/1989
    Recommended By: Weapon
    Summary: Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all . . .).

    Meanwhile, back at Unseen University, an ancient and long-forgotten volume--The Summoning of Dragons--is missing from the Library's shelves. To the rescue come Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, and the rest of the Night Watch who, along with other brave citizens, risk everything, including a good roasting, to dethrone the flying monarch and restore order to Ankh-Morpork (before it's burned to a crisp).


    Related Books: Men At Arms, Feet of Clay, Jingo, The Fifth Elephant, Night Watch, Thud!, Snuff.

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    Title: The Hobbit
    Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
    Date Published: 09/21/1937
    Recommended By: Becky
    Summary: Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo–alone and unaided–who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside ...


    Related Books: Lord of the Rings

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    Fiction

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    Title: Animal Farm
    Author: George Orwell
    Date Published: 08/17/1945
    Recommended By: Pin
    Summary: Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."


    Related Books: 1984

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    Title: The Bell Jar
    Author: Sylvia Plath
    Date Published: --/--/1963
    Recommended By: Anh
    Summary: A semi-autobiographical work, The Bell Jar endures as a classic of 20th century literature. The work explores the life of Esther Greenwood, a promising writer who is slowly losing her sanity as she descends into clinical depression. The book is regarded as a roman à clef, with Esther's depressions paralleling Sylvia Plath's own experiences.

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    Title: The Casual Vacancy
    Author: J.K Rowling
    Date Published: 09/27/2012
    Recommended By: Weapon
    Summary: When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

    Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

    Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils ... Pagford is not what it first seems.

    And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

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    Title: The Gun Seller
    Author: Hugh Laurie
    Date Published: --/--/1996
    Recommended By: Weapon
    Summary: The irresistible tale of a former Scots Guard-turned-hired gun, a freelance soldier of fortune who also happens to be one heck of a nice guy. Cold-blooded killing just isn't Thomas Lang's cup of tea. Offered a bundle to kill an American industrialist, he opts to warn the intended victim instead -- a good deed that soon takes a bad turn.

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    Title: Nineteen Minutes
    Author: Jodi Picoult
    Date Published: 01/01/2007
    Recommended By: Rika
    Summary: Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.

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    Title: Tricks Of The Mind
    Author: Derren Brown
    Date Published: 05/22/2007
    Recommended By: Weapon
    Summary: Derren Brown's amazing television and stage performances have entranced and amazed millions. His baffling tricks and stunning illusions have set new standards of what's possible, as well as causing controversy. Now, for the first time, he reveals the secrets behind his craft.

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    Title: The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court #1)
    Author: Philippa Gregory
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    Date Published: 01/01/2005
    Recommended By: Rika
    Summary: Katherine of Aragon. Known to history as the Queen who was pushed off her throne by Anne Boleyn, here is a Katherine the world has forgotten: the enchanting princess that all England loved. First married to Henry VIII's older brother, Arthur, Katherine's passion turns their arranged marriage into a love match; but when Arthur dies, the merciless English court and her ambitious parents -- the crusading King and Queen of Spain -- have to find a new role for the widow. Ultimately, it is Katherine herself who takes control of her own life by telling the most audacious lie in English history, leading her to the very pinnacle of power in England.
    Related Books: The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2), The Boleyn Inheritance (The Tudor Court, #3), The Queen's Fool (The Tudor Court, #4), The Virgin's Lover (The Tudor Court, #5), The Other Queen (The Tudor Court, #6)

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    Title: His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
    Author: Naomi Novik
    Genre: Historical Fantasy
    Date Published: 03/28/2006
    Recommended By: Weapon
    Summary: Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature.

    Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France's own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte's boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.


    Related Books: Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2), Black Powder War (Temeraire, #3), Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, #4), Victory of Eagles (Temeraire, #5), Tongues of Serpents (Temeraire, #6), Crucible of Gold (Temeraire, #7), Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire, #8)

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    Title: Solaris
    Author: Stanisław Lem
    Date Published: --/--/1961
    Recommended By: Nina
    Summary: When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the living physical likeness of a long-dead lover. Others examining the planet, Kelvin learns, are plagued with their own repressed and newly corporeal memories. The Solaris ocean may be a massive brain that creates these incarnate memories, though its purpose in doing so is unknown, forcing the scientists to shift the focus of their quest and wonder if they can truly understand the universe without first understanding what lies within their hearts.

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    Title: Antigoddess (Goddess War #1)
    Author: Kendara Blake
    Date Published: 09/10/2013
    Recommended By: Malisha
    Summary: Old Gods never die…

    Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

    Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

    These days, Cassandra doesn't involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn't even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

    Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don't just flicker out.

    Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

    The Goddess War is about to begin.


    Related Books: Mortal Gods (Goddess War, #2), Untitled (Goddess War, #3)

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    Title: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)
    Author: Eoin Colfer
    Date Published: 04/--/2001
    Recommended By: Summer
    Summary: Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.

    Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them... but then they stop playing by the rules.


    Related Books: The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2), The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3), The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4), The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5), The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, #6), The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7), The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8)

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    Title: The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl #1)
    Author: Barry Lyga
    Date Published: 09/24/2007
    Recommended By: Autum
    Summary: Fanboy has always been a typical geek. For the most part, he dedicates his life to creating his graphic novel. When he meets a weird girl at school, will his dream of publishing his graphic novel come true?


    Related Books: Goth Girl Rising (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl #2)

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    Title: Atonement
    Author: Ian McEwan
    Date Published: 09/21/2001
    Recommended By: Rika
    Summary: On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia's childhood friend. But Briony's incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime's repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.

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    Title: Bluestar's Prophecy
    Author: Erin Hunter
    Date Published: 07/28/2009
    Recommended By: PF
    Summary: In the midst of ThunderClan, a kit is born. According to a prophecy, blue-grey she-cat Bluekit will possess a firelike power that will win her a dominant place in her Clan's ranks, but even that gift can not protect her from one swift foe. The second Warrior Super Edition novel will enthrall you with its feline strength and mythological aura.


    Related Books: Firestar's Quest, SkyClan's Destiny, Crookedstar's Promise, Hollyleaf's Story, Yellowfang's Secret, Mistystar's Omen, Cloudstar's Journey, Tallstar's Revenge, Bramblestar's Storm

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    Title: The Book Thief
    Author: Markus Zusak
    Date Published: 03/14/2006
    Recommended By: Anh
    Summary: Narrated by Death, the book is set in Germany during the 1940s, a place and time when the narrator notes he was extremely busy. It describes a young girl's relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a Jewish fist-fighter who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. Published in 2006, it has won numerous awards and has been listed on the The New York Times Best Seller list for over 230 weeks.


    Related Books: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Night

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    Title: Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1)
    Author: Jessica Spotswood
    Date Published: 02/07/2012
    Recommended By: Jackie
    Summary: Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

    Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word... especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

    If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.


    Related Books: Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #2), Sisters' Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #3)

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    Title: Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle #3)
    Author: Christopher Paolini
    Date Published: 09/20/2008
    Recommended By: Nina
    Summary: Please note that this summary contains spoilers if you did not read Eragon or Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle #1 and #2)

    Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

    First is Eragon's oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Roran's beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix's clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength—as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices—choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

    Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?


    Related Books: Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1), Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle #2), Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle #4)

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    Summer - Brisingr is a thrilling book and the best of the Inheritance Cycle in my opinion. There may be a great deal of positive reviews for this series and an equal number of negative ones, but it all depends on your personal taste. It is in fact my favourite novel of all I've ever read. I mean, magic and dragons c: In contrary to what most people say, the story doesn't overly resemble The Lord of the Rings, really. And even if it does contain similar names and characters, it doesn't affect the storyline adversely. The the pace is appropriate, characters are developed, and the plot is engaging, full of twists. Take a chance, flip the page - you certainly will not be disappointed.


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    Title: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
    Author: Suzanne Collins
    Date Published: 09/01/2009
    Recommended By: PF
    Summary: Please note that this summary contains spoilers if you did not read The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

    Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

    Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.


    Related Books: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1), Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

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    Title: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
    Author: Cassandra Clare
    Date Published: 03/27/2007
    Recommended By: Jackie and Anh
    Summary: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

    This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .


    Related Books: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2), City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3), City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4), City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5), City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6), Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1) Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2), Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3)

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    Title: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)
    Author: Cassandra Clare
    Date Published: 08/31/2010
    Recommended By: Jackie and Anh
    Summary: When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

    Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

    Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.


    Related Books: Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2), Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3), City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1), City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2), City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3), City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4), City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5), City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)

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    Title: Divergent (Divergent #1)
    Author: Veronica Roth
    Date Published: 05/03/2011
    Recommended By: Jackie
    Summary: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


    Related Books: Insurgent (Divergent #2), Allegiant (Divergent #3)

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    Summer - This book is amazing, I would indeed highly recommend it. And rant about them all day. There's a cliffhanger at the end of the second book though, so if you're not a fan of that, I suggest you wait till the last book of the trilogy is out.

    Elena - Divergent is one of my favorite books ever. I think the plot is so intriguing, and if you love dystopian novels, I would definitely recommend reading it! Divergent kept me entertained for hours, and I've probably read this book over five times. (;

    PF - I am never this enthusiastic about books, but I LOVE the Divergent trilogy. It has become my new favorite book, and I'm waiting for the third one to come out. You will stay up for hours on end reading this, and... wow. If you haven't read it before, you're missing out on something great, like I once did.


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    Title: A Dog's Way Home
    Author: Bobbie Pyron
    Date Published: 02/22/2011
    Recommended By: PF
    Summary: Abby knows that Tam, her Shetland sheepdog, is her north star, and she's pretty certain that she's his too. But when an accident separates Abby and Tam, it feels as though all the stars have fallen out of the sky and nothing will ever be right again. As the days between them turn to weeks, then months, dangers and changes fill up Abby's and Tam's lives. Will they ever find their way home to each other?

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    Title: Every Day (Every Day, #1)
    Author: David Levithan
    Date Published: 08/28/2012
    Recommended By: Tiffany
    Summary: It's all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day


    Related Books:Rhiannon (Every Day, #2)

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    Title: The Fault in Our Stars
    Author: John Green
    Date Published: 01/10/2012
    Recommended By: Becky and Jackie
    Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

    Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

    Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind


    Related Books: Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns

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    Title: Fire Bringer
    Author: David Clement-Davies
    Date Published: 09/17/1999
    Recommended By: Becky
    Summary: Young buck Rannoch was born on the night his father was murdered and into a herd of deer where hunger for power has gradually whittled away at all that is true and good. He knows he must escape to survive. Chased by stags, with their fearsome antlers sharpened for the kill, he begins a treacherous journey into the unknown, and ahead of him lies a shocking and formidable search for truth and goodwill in the shadow of the Great Mountain.

    One day he will have to return to his home and face his destiny among the deer to fulfill the prophecy that has persistently given them hope: that one day a fawn will be born with the mark of an oak leaf on his forehead and that fawn's courage will lead all the deer to freedom. Filled with passion and a darkness that gradually, through Rannoch's courage in the face of adversity, lifts to reveal an overwhelming feeling of light, Fire Bringer is a tremendous, spirited story that takes the reader deep into the hearts and minds of its characters as they fight for their right to live in peace.

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    Title: Girl in Translation
    Author: Jean Kwok
    Date Published: 04/29/2010
    Recommended By: Cassie
    Summary: When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition. Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

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    Title: Gone (Gone #1)
    Author: Michael Grant
    Date Published: 06/24/2008
    Recommended By: Summer
    Summary: In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

    Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.

    Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents--unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers--that grow stronger by the day.

    It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a war is imminent. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear justlike everyone else...


    Related Books: Hunger (Gone, #2), Lies (Gone, #3), Plague (Gone, #4), Fear (Gone, #5), Light (Gone, #6)

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    Title: The Host
    Author: Stephanie Meyer
    Date Published: 05/06/2008
    Recommended By: Jackie
    Summary: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

    As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.

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    Title: Looking for Alaska
    Author: John Green
    Date Published: 01/10/2012
    Recommended By: Becky, Rika, Anh and Jackie
    Summary: Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (François Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

    After. Nothing is ever the same.


    Related Books: The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns

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    Title: Matched (Matched #1)
    Author: Ally Condie
    Date Published: 11/30/2010
    Recommended By: PF
    Summary: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

    The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.


    Related Books: Crossed (Matched, #2), Reached (Matched, #3)

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    Jackie - The concept that society is perfect and no one will question authority is starting to become a really big thing in Young Adult books. This book really impressed me with the way it used this concept and put a twist to it. Though the plot developed too slowly for my taste, the ending picked up very quickly and left the reader with more questions than answers (which, hopefully, would be answered in the next book that I haven't read yet).

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    Title: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)
    Author: Rick Riordan
    Date Published: 06/01/2005
    Recommended By: Summer
    Summary: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

    Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


    Related Books: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2), The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3), The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4), The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

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    Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Author: Stephen Chbosky
    Date Published: 02/01/1999
    Recommended By: Becky and Anh
    Summary: Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.

    But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

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    Title: The Pigman
    Author: Paul Zindel
    Date Published: --/--/1968
    Recommended By: Becky
    Summary: When sophomores John and Lorraine played a practical joke a few months ago on a stranger named Angelo Pignati, they had no idea what they were starting. Virtually overnight, almost against their will, the two befriended the lonely old man; it wasn't long before they were more comfortable in his house than their own. But now Mr. Pignati is dead. And for John and Lorraine, the only way to find peace is to write down their friend's story #151; the story of the Pigman.

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    Title: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)
    Author: Maggie Stiefvater
    Date Published: 09/18/2012
    Recommended By: Jackie
    Summary: There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve," Neeve said. "Either you're his true love . . . or you killed him.

    It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

    Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

    His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

    But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he's looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

    For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.


    Related Books: The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2), Untitled (The Raven Cycle, #3), Untitled (The Raven Cycle, #4)

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    Title: Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1)
    Author: Jonathan Maberry
    Date Published: 09/14/2010
    Recommended By: Becky
    Summary: In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.


    Related Books: Dust and Decay (Benny Imura, #2), Flesh and Bone (Benny Imura, #3), Fire and Ash (Benny Imura, #4)

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    Title: Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice #1)
    Author: John Flanagan
    Date Published: 06/08/2006
    Recommended By: Summer
    Summary: They have always scared him in the past — the Rangers, with their dark cloaksand shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people.

    And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom.

    This time, he will not be denied...


    Related Books: The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice, #2), The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, #3), The Battle for Skandia (Ranger's Apprentice, #4), The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger's Apprentice, #5), The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice, #6), Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice, #7), The Kings of Clonmel (Ranger's Apprentice, #8), Halt's Peril (Ranger's Apprentice, #9), The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice, #10), The Lost Stories (Ranger's Apprentice, #11), The Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice, #12)

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    Title: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
    Author: Marissa Meyer
    Date Published: 02/05/2013
    Recommended By: PF
    Summary: Please note that this summary contains spoilers if you did not read Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)

    Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

    Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner


    Related Books: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1), Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3), Winter (Lunar Chronicles, #4)

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    Title: The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls #1)
    Author: Nancy Farmer
    Date Published: 09/07/2004
    Recommended By: Cassie
    Summary: Jack was 11 when berserkers loomed out of the fog and nabbed him. Now in 793 AD, Jack and his little sister Lucy are enslaved by Olaf One-Brow, and his fierce young shipmate Thorgil. Alongside the crow "Bold Heatt", they learn to "Just say no to pillaging."


    Related Books: The Land of the Silver Apples (Sea of Trolls, #2), The Islands of the Blessed (Sea of Trolls, #3)

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    Title: Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1)
    Author: Josephine Angelini
    Date Published: 05/31/2011
    Recommended By: Malisha
    Summary: Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

    As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.


    Related Books: Dreamless (Starcrossed #2), Goddess (Starcrossed #3)

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    Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)
    Author: Michelle Hodkin
    Date Published: 09/27/2011
    Recommended By: Jackie
    Summary: Mara Dyer wakes up in the hospital to find that she has no memory of when or how she got there. When she finds out that the accident that brought her to the hospital has taken the lives of her friends she believes there is more to the accident than there seems. But when she moves to her new school she discovers strange happens that may be connected with why and how she survived. With the help of another strange boy...
    Related Books: The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2), The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)

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    Malisha - This book is epic in every sense. A suspenseful mystery, interesting romance and a witty protagonist made it even better. The climax and revelation hooked me in and I just had to find out how it ended. Thank you for the recommendation, Jackie!


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    Title: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)
    Author: Richelle Mead
    Date Published: 08/16/2007
    Recommended By: Rika
    Summary: St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school—it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's—the very place where they're most in danger...

    Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.


    Related Books: Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2), Shadow (Vampire Academy, #3), Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4), Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5), Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6), Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1), The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2), The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3), The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4)

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    That terrifying feeling when you are finishing a book and THERE AREN'T ENOUGH PAGES LEFT FOR ALL OF THE THINGS THAT NEED TO HAPPEN.

    Things that make me happy: Books
    Things that make me sad: Books

    Book: Liking me so far?
    Book: Slow down, do you really want to finish me tonight?
    Book: How's your heart doing?
    Book: Oops, did I break you?
    Book: Don't cry for me.
    Book: You're almost at the end!
    Book: You're going to know all the answers now!
    Book: ...
    Book: Oops, did I forget to mention I'm the first in a series?
    Book: And that the sequel comes out next year?
    Book: :)

    Me: Reads books
    Me: Spends money on books
    Me: Talks about books
    Me: Laughs about books
    Me: Cries about books
    Me: Thinks about books
    Me: Sniffs books
    Me: Touches books
    Me: Sleeps with books
    Me: Writes about books
    Me: Blogs about books
    Me: Books

    Authors: Ohhh... Yay! i've just created a great character here.
    Authors: ooohhh... another one there.
    Authors: Let's make them irresistible so the readers will fall head over heels for them.
    Authors: Let's add great chemistry, so readers will ship them.
    Authors: I think I have created a very lovely character.
    Authors:
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    Authors:
    Authors: You are too perfect. Now die.

    How people react when they finish a book..
    Normal people: That was a good book, i hope they make another.
    Me: OH MY GOD
    Me: WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE NOW
    Me: I CANT DO IT MY OTP HAS TO GET MARRIED IN THE NEXT BOOK
    Me: WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR
    Me: AUTHOR WRITE FASTER
    Me: I CANT BELIEVE SHE KILLED HIM
    Me: TRAITORRRRR
    Me: UGGHH LET ME LOVE YOU
    Me: MY NEW BEST FRIENDS ARE FICTIONAL CHARACTER
    Me: THIS BETTER TURN INTO A MOVIE
    Me: OH MY GOSH THERE'S A SUMMARY OF THE NEXT BOOK ON THE INTERNET
    Me: SOMEONE HOLD ME I CANT BREATH

    Plot twist: I like someone who isn't fictional.

    Me: Why is this book over
    Me: Why couldn't it be longer
    Me: What am I supposed to read now
    *glances at pile of unread books*
    Me: Don't look at me like that

    Me after finishing a really good book
    Me: finishes book
    Me: slowly closes book
    Me: exhales slowly
    Me: inhales slowly
    Me:
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    Me: PTERODACTYL SCREECH
    Me: DYING WHALE NOISES
    Me: LION ROAR

    Book: I will be one of the best things you read this year.
    Book: You will fall in love with my characters.
    Book: I'm so good, you'll lose sleep over me.
    Book: I'm part of a series.
    Book: So you can feel the pain of a character dying in each book.
    Book: I will break you emotionally.
    Book: I will make you forget the real world.
    Book: I will ruin all potential future love interests for you.
    Book: You will be emotionally attached to me.
    Book: You are mine.

    That feeling when your favorite character survives until the end of the story.

    There's always that one fictional character that you have such a complicated relationship with because you love them but you also know that if they were real you'd punch them in the face at least once a day.


    Me: aw this character is awesome I like them so much!
    Character: *dies*
    Me: (ノ✿⊙◡⊙)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

    I'll come back for you I whisper as I caress the books I can't afford


    Person: hey have you read any good books lately?
    Me: are you ready for this conversation

    It either takes me 5 months to read a book or I read five of them in 2 days. There is no in between.

    The problem with reading a good book is that you want to finish the book, but you don't want to finish the book.

    YA novel: *has supernatural elements*
    critics: THE NEXT HARRY POTTER
    YA novel: *has love triangle*
    critics: THE NEXT TWILIGHT
    YA novel: *is a dystopian novel*
    critics: THE NEXT HUNGER GAMES
    critics: YA NOVELS CAN NEVER BE ORIGINAL
    critics: THEY'RE ALWAYS JUST LIKE PREVIOUS YA NOVELS
    critics: ALL OF THEM

    When I say "I wish they would turn this book into a movie" what I really mean is "I wish they would turn this book into a 17-hour-long spectacle that includes every single solitary detail and doesn't deviate at all from the storyline and has perfect casting"

    those witty, sarcastic characters who hide their tragic backstories behind a perfect smirk (◕‿◕✿)

    there's characters you love
    and then there's your babies

    Sometimes I get 'readers-block', like I can't read anything to save my life, I'll start 10 books and stop each after seven pages because all I'll want is to already have read that book and not actually read it and I won't be able to focus at all and it pains me so much.

    I don't understand why books have shifted from having summaries on the back of the covers to having one-line reviews.
    Seriously though. I want to know what the book is about. Not that someone from the Evening Standard thinks it's a masterpiece.

    me: Do I have enough time to read these books?
    me: No
    me: *buys books*

    It literally stresses me out how many good books are out there that I still haven't read

    me: *accidentally reads for 6 hours straight*
    me: *finishes book and doesn't read again for six months*

    You know you're in for a long haul when the book has a map on the first page

    Nah I don't love that character I am in love with that character

    Whenever someone comes into my room and comments on my bookshelf, I stand there smiling like a proud mother.

    Inspiring Quotes

    A room without books is like a body without a soul.
    ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
    ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

    One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.
    ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

    There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
    ― Christopher Morley, Pipefuls

    If you don't like to read you haven't found the right book.
    — J. K. Rowling

    Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they'll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
    ― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

    Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
    Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

    I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

    There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different.
    Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning

    Rereading your favorite book is like falling in love for the first time all over again.
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