Summer Booklist – 2019: YA Edition

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Hello, my book lovers!

It’s that time of year! I have the summer recommendations for YA reads! Some are brand spanking new and others I really just wanted to suggest because I hear such amazing things. In any case, here are some books to add to your TBR list! Get your read on this summer!

 

The Past of Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
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Spending time with the dead is all well and good until they start talking. When Dino’s ex-best friend July dies unexpectedly and then comes back to life the two must work together to figure what is going on and they end also explore how their friendship came to such a horrible end.

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The Haunted
Author: Danielle Vega
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Penguin Random House

Hendricks and her family move to a new town for a new start and the fixer-upper they move into is notorious for being haunted. She doesn’t believe it until unexplainable and terrifying things start happening. With the help of the mysterious boy next door, she is going to take out the ghosts before they take her out.

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The Last Magician & The Devil’s Thief
Author: Lisa Maxwell

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Esta has an affinity for time traveling. In modern-day New York magic is all but gone. It’s this special ability that allows her to go back in time and hopefully help all Mageus, like her, by stealing a powerful book. Trained as a thief since a very young age, she feels confident that this will be a piece of cake. But, when she discovers secrets and crosses paths with the devilish magician, Harte Darrigan the job gets more complicated and the lines become blurred.

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Stepsister
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
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Isabelle has done so much to try and fit in. She’s struggled to live up to her mother’s impossible expectations. She even cut off her toes to fit into a glass slipper so that she could win the prince, but he was madly in love with her sister, the one who really fit the slipper. Now she is filled with shame. A plain girl in a world of vanity, she wants more than this and if there’s one thing for sure it’s that it takes more than heartache to break a girl.

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Hope and Other Punchlines
Author: Julie Buxbaum
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Goodreads

Abbi is the center of famous meme ‘Baby Hope’ showing her as a baby holding a red balloon as the south tower of the World Trade Center is collapsing behind her on 9/11. Now seventeen, she is hoping for some anonymity while she works as a counselor at Knights Day Camp. Then she meets Noah and it seems that hope is dashed, but he believes it’s fate that’s brought them together. The two of them work together to ask the hard questions regarding that photo of ‘Baby Hope’ but they may not be ready for the answers.

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Wicked Saints
Author: Emily A. Duncan
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Goodreads

A girl who can speak to gods, a prince in danger, and a boy who harbors a dangerous secret must kill the king to end a brutal war. In the midst of this mission, a deadly romance threatens to tips the scales of light and dark.

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The Center of the Universe
Author: Ria Voros

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Grace and her mother, GG couldn’t be more different. Grace is into astrophysics and GG is into her as a news anchor. Then one day, GG disappears. Grace’s whole life is turned upside down and she works to uncover what happened to her. When she begins to uncover pieces of her mother’s long-lost past she starts to wonder that GG wasn’t taken but she just left? If so, why?

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The Lost Coast
Author: Amy Rose Capetta
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Believing she and her mom came to Tempest, California on a whimsical trip, Danny discovers that a group called the Grays who throw around terms like queer and witches like they’re normal and every day, though they startle her, have actually cast a spell on her to bring her to them. They believe she can help bring the most powerful of them back. Imogen has been missing for a while and Danny doesn’t get far in finding her before strange and scary things that put her in harm’s way begin happening.

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These Witches Don’t Burn
Author: Isabel Sterling
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Goodreads

Hannah’s a witch. The real deal. She can control the four elements, but she must keep that to herself. But when dark blood magic happens at the end-of-the-year bonfire she must team up with the last person she wants to: her ex-girlfriend, Veronica. Then she meets a new girl, Morgan who’s a ballerina and her life gets even more complicated. Amid trying to find and defeat the Blood Witch causing problems all over town while trying to date is no easy feat.

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Broken Throne
Author: Victoria Aveyard
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Goodreads

Calling all Red Queen fans!

The ultimate collection of novellas of the deadly and dazzling world of Norta. Catch up with characters after the events of War Storm in this beautifully put-together collection. Also contains additional content such as maps, flags and bonus scenes. If you aren’t able to let go of Mare Barrow and her world then pick this one up!

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Be on the lookout for the Fiction and Nonfiction lists coming soon!

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Welcome to TV Land – A Book List

Hello, my beautiful readers!

I hope you’ve had a great May so far. Mine’s been alright. Can’t complain too much. Life is certainly being life. However, I do wish June will be better lol. Anyway! Book list of the month!

This month I’ve been thinking about what kind of books could I recommend, but I’ve also been in a weird spot. Some of my favorite shows have had their finales, some are series’ finales. And BOOM! A list is born!

I don’t know about you guys but I really enjoy reading the tie-in/spin-off novels written based off of TV shows. They can be so much fun and really feed my love for my favorite TV shows.

Here’s a list of some of the shows that you can find novels to match. Maybe you know them and maybe you don’t. And if you don’t then here’s a chance to find a new TV series to binge the hell out of and be utterly obsessed with.

Charmed

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel

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TheFlash/Arrow

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Gotham

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Supernatural

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Smallville

 

Roswell
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Teen Wolf

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Castle

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X-Files

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What TV shows do you love? Have you read their novels? I know, for me, I’m a major Buffy fan. I gathered a couple new ones at a book sale last month and I currently have an X-Files book on my TBR list.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Purple Haze – A Book List

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We Heart It

Heya Bookworms!

How is everyone doing? I hope you’re all well. I have here the book list of the month for you here. I love doing these because it not only opens me up to new reading material/ideas, but also you!

This book list is inspired by the month of April. The fresh spring we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Can’t express enough how happy I am about that. The color purple always makes me think of April, too.

So here we go!

 

Wicked
Author: Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
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Amazon

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Moonglass
Author: Jesse Kirby
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Goodreads

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96 Words For Love
Author: Rachel Roy & Ava Dash
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Amazon

Goodreads      Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

 

Slayer
Author: Kiersten White
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Goodreads

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Stained
Author: Cheryl Rainfield
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Amazon

Goodreads       Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

 

Arclight
Author: Josin L. McQuein
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Goodreads

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The Hollow
Author: Jessica Verday
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Amazon

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Lucid
Author: Adrienne Stoltz & Ron Bass
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Penguin Random House

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The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
Author: Lauren Kate
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Penguin Random House

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The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
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Goodreads

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I hope you find one you possibly add to your TBR list and if you’ve already read one, some, or all of these, did you enjoy it/them?

P. S. Who’s excited about Avengers: endgame!!?? I am! afviejan’dkjfa’djhgroi! I also seriously love these Antman memes. Never getting old. Everyone’s logical idea to beat Thanos is to have Antman go up his butt. LOL. Like what!? Too funny.

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The CHIVE

And 3 hours long?

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More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Dorothy Must Die, The Series – A Review

Dorothy Must Die Series

Author: Danielle Paige

 

New Year’s Resolution: 2019

This year I’m taking on the challenge to read five book series I haven’t read yet but are on my TBR list. The first one to be completed is the Dorothy Must Die series. It consists of four main novels and several novellas. I stuck to the main story with the four books. I’m thinking about reading the novellas. I’m not certain I want to, but if I feel froggy enough so I’ll be reading them much later.

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Summary:

Amy Gumm Lands in Oz after a tornado wipes out her trailer park. Suddenly, she’s given the mission to assassinate Dorothy. Oz has become a twisted place since Dorothy has come to Oz. Can Amy fix it? With the help of the Order of the Wicked and other unexpected allies, she hopes so.

 

 

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Dorothy Must Die

Review: here

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting with this series. Twisted tales are my typical jam. An acquaintance of mine told me, “Dorothy’s the bad guy and she dresses like a hooker.”. LOL. So, Dorothy being the big bad of the story and Oz being turned upside down really garnered my attention.

 

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The Wicked Will Rise

Review: here

So, the plan to assassinate Dorothy failed and I wanted to see what would happen next. It’s in this book that there’s more of Oz revealed. It’s quite a spacious land. Wingless monkeys, a rainbow cathedral, and an island of lost things. The journey to eliminate Dorothy just got a little longer.

 

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Yellow Brick War

Review: here

After the cliffhanger of The Wicked Will Rise, I couldn’t not read the next installment. Emotions were running sky-high. I needed more Amy and Nox. The chemistry between is so nice. But they’re also super stuck! Nothing worse and more enticing than forbidden love. That and Dorothy was really taking this war to new heights.

 

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The End of Oz

Review: here

I found this addition and conclusion to the series to show another side of the land of Oz in an even more interesting and horrifying light quite intriguing. The story could’ve ended with the last book, The Yellow Brick War, in a way, but this allowed for something fresh to happen.

 

My favorite book of the series is the third one because it was a major game changer to the series. That being said, my least favorite book was the second one. It fell short of what I was expecting and drawn out a bit too.

Overall, I’m glad I read this series. It’s not one that got my emotions in a wrenching knot or struck me with the desperate need to finish them because they’re so good. They were enjoyable and fun and, in some moments, a riot. They certainly weren’t a waste of time. Not at all. They just didn’t hit that peak for me. I do recommend the series if you love a good twist on tales and the complicated romance scene. The action was pretty great too! I was plenty surprised! Just a really decent story. I guess the reason it doesn’t hit the favorite shelf is that it just didn’t suck me in. It happens.

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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NOTE!! READ!!

Hello, Booklovers!

Okay, so this is a quick post. More of an update, and I’m a big believer in updating folks on changes. It’s nothing major. Just, if you’ve saved my site or anything of the such (which you probably haven’t. No big! Just in case) I have changed the site name and domain to more align with my blog! Also, my username as well.

If nothing’s changed for then beautiful! No worries! Like I said, because I’m paranoid, and I love you all, I made minor changes.

See? Quick post. Still The Scarlet Reader here.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

Dystopia Listopia – A Book List

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Hiya, Book Addicts!

Hope this has been an awesome week for you. If not, then have an epic weekend.

Every month I come up with a list of books or series to give you cool people recommendations because sometimes we get stumped on what too read next. This month, we’re going to the land of Dystopia. Maybe you’ve read a couple of these series or maybe all of them. Hopefully, you’ll find one you want to chomp down on.

Here we go:

 

Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
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Fair Play Toys

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The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
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Deadline

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Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
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That’s Normal

 

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Uglies
Author: Scott Westerfield

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Awaken
Author: Katie Kacvinsky
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Pintrest

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Matched
Author: Ally Condie
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Red Search

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Razorland
Author: Ann Aquirre
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Variety

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Gone
Author: Michael Grant
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Thornden Live

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Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
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Carousel

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Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
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Snowy Day Reads

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There you go! Happy reading!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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On Valentine’s Day We Wear Pink

My lovers of books!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you that enjoy this little holiday. Not my thing, but I don’t dare stand in the way those who love V-Day. What do I do instead? Create an awesome book list!

For your reading pleasure, here are some recommendations.

 

Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Scarlet Reader

Penguin Random House

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Jinx
Author: Meg Cabot
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Pan Macmillian

Goodreads       Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

The Merciless
Author: Danielle Vega
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Goodreads       Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

Keeping the Moon
Author: Sarah Dessen
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Goodreads       Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

 

Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance
Author: Emily Franklin
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

Goodreads       Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

Broken Beautiful Hearts
Author: Kami Garcia
The Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

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More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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