The Jonas Brothers Book Tag

You shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that I’m about to match some books up to a few Jonas Brothers songs, but you should be surprised that it took me this long to do it. I’m incredibly excited for Happiness Begins, the new documentary on Amazon, and their upcoming memoir. To celebrate the Year of Jonas I thought it would be the perfect time to complete this tag created by Morrisa from Morr Books!

(If at any point you’re reading this and you think to yourself, “wow those words really don’t make sense” I apologize. I’ve been really stressed and anxious lately, I haven’t been sleeping much, and I just took NyQuil because I’m not feeling great. So who knows what I’m about to type!)

S.O.S. – a book or series that broke your heart

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios – I read this right after it came out in February of 2015, and while I don’t remember everything that happened I do remember how emotional of a story it was. This is one I’m really looking forward to rereading soon so I can be broken all over again by Skylar and Josh.

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Review: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Title: Aurora Rising
Series: The Aurora Cycle
Authors: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 470

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From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

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Waiting on Wednesday: Day Zero by Kelly deVos

Title: Day Zero
Author: Kelly deVos
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Pages: 384

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Don’t miss the exhilarating new novel from the author of Fat Girl on a Plane , featuring a fierce, bold heroine who will fight for her family and do whatever it takes to survive. Fans of Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life As We Knew It series and Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave series will cheer for this fast-paced, near-future thrill ride.

If you’re going through hell…keep going.

Seventeen-year-old coder Jinx Marshall grew up spending weekends drilling with her paranoid dad for a doomsday she’s sure will never come. She’s an expert on self-heating meal rations, Krav Maga and extracting water from a barrel cactus. Now that her parents are divorced, she’s ready to relax. Her big plans include making it to level 99 in her favorite MMORPG and spending the weekend with her new hunky stepbrother, Toby.

But all that disaster training comes in handy when an explosion traps her in a burning building. Stuck leading her headstrong stepsister, MacKenna, and her precocious little brother, Charles, to safety, Jinx gets them out alive only to discover the explosion is part of a pattern of violence erupting all over the country. Even worse, Jinx’s dad stands accused of triggering the chaos.

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Favorite Books Released in the Last Ten Years

This is such a fun Top Ten Tuesday post! Literally just the other day I had thought to myself how fun a decade post would be where I shared my favorite book from each year the last ten years. So I was just a little excited when I saw the topic for this week. I’ll be using Goodreads and sorting my ‘read’ books by publication year to determine which books are my favorite, though I didn’t necessarily read them the year they pubbed.

Also, so sorry about my little three day hiatus. We’ve had really horrible and dangerous weather, my son was sick last week and ended up in the hospital over the weekend (he’s okay!), I’ve been so stressed and anxious I haven’t been sleeping….. So, yeah….. I hated letting days go by without any posts (it stressed me out to the max) but I didn’t have much of a choice. I’ll talk about all this and go into more detail in my monthly wrap up happening on Saturday. For now, onto the books.

2009 – Gayle Forman’s If I Stay was such a pivotal book for me. I first read it when I was in high school and going through a very difficult time. Never before had I read a book that had the ability to completely transport me away from all of my problems before. I devoured Mia’s story in a matter of hours and it was so wonderful to cry about something other than what was going on in my own life.

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Review: Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre

Title: Hotel Dare
Author: Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre
Release Date: 6/11/2019
Publisher: KaBoom!
Pages: 144
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It’s not your typical family vacation when Olive, and her adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte find themselves falling into other worlds as they explore Grandma Lupé’s strange hotel.

OPEN THE DOOR. ADVENTURE AWAITS. 

Olive and her adopted siblings Charlotte and Darwin are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it’s all work and no play. They’re stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon an incredible secret… Behind each room door of the hotel lies a portal to a different strange and mysterious place. The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart. 

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Review: Happy Messy Scary Love by Leah Konen

Title: Happy Messy Scary Love
Author: Leah Konen
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 272
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As everyone at her Brooklyn high school announces their summer adventures, Olivia harbors a dirty secret: Her plan is to binge-watch horror movies and chat with her online friend, Elm. Olivia and Elm have never shared personal details, apart from their ages and the fact that Elm’s aunt is a low-budget horror filmmaker. Then Elm pushes Olivia to share her identity and sends her a selfie of his own. Olivia is shocked by how cute he is! In a moment of panic, assuming she and Elm will never meet in real life, she sends a photo of her gorgeous friend Katie. But things are about to get even more complicated when Olivia’s parents send her to the Catskills, and she runs into the one person she never thought she would see. This sweet and funny summertime romance is perfect for fans of Love and Gelato and The Unexpected Everything.

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Review: The Boy Next Story by Tiffany Schmidt

Title: The Boy Next Story
Author: Tiffany Schmidt
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
Pages: 448

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The second book in a series where your favorite literary characters come to life, inspired by the timeless classic, Little Women!

There’s no one better than the boy next door. At least not according to Aurora Campbell, fourteen, who has been in love with Tobias May since their very first sandbox kiss. The problem is, he’s in love with her older sister, Merrilee. And Merri is already dating one of his best friends.

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