Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Books and Lala recommended this book on her YouTube channel and I thought I would give it a try. I also read Girls of Paper and Fire on her recommendation but mostly she reads thrillers (which I don’t enjoy). Anyway, back to the book.
This is a teen book following the life of Lucy as her mother deals with cancer and her life feels like it’s falling apart. Instead of spending the summer with her parents at their Christian camp (where her dad is the pastor) her mom sends to be a counselor at the other camp… the camp for kids that are going through a hard time. There Lucy is forced to deal with the real issues in her life and those around her and finally make some good friends.
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Abhorsen by Garth Nix
This is the third (and final?) book to the series that started with Sabriel. This book picks up right where Lirael left off with Sam and Lirael surrounded by the dead. Continue reading “(30) Abhorsen // Bookish Blurb”
Lirael by Garth Nix
I enjoyed Sabriel so much that I went ahead and read the sequel.
In this book we follow Lirael, a daughter of the Clay who has not received the Sight that all the other Clay have. Continue reading “(24)Lirael // Bookish Blurb”
Sabriel by Garth Nix
I really enjoyed this book. It’s set in a world where there is a magical kingdom and a ‘normal’ kingdom that have a physical wall between them that (usually keeps the magical things in their kingdom). In this book we follow Sabriel who goes in search of her dead father’s body so that she can bring him back to life. Continue reading “(21) Sabriel // Bookish Blurb”
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
This is a teen contemporary fiction novel revolving around the lives of Mikey and his family and friends. Their world is like the real world except that in the background terrible things are happening and the “indie kids” are the ones who always have to die and save the world etc. But he and his friends just live their “normal” teenage lives. Continue reading “(19) The Rest of Us Just Live Here // Bookish Blurb”
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
This is a teen fantasy novel set in 1919 Boston right before prohibition. We follow the lives of Ada and Corrine as they use their magical abilities to work for a nightclub and try to stay alive in a world where they are illegal. Continue reading “(13) Iron Cast // Bookish Blurb”
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
This is the first book in a teen fantasy series set in Nigeria. In this book we follow Sunny who was born in NY but lives in Nigeria. She looks African except that she’s albino. Oh, and apparently she actually has magical powers. Continue reading “(11) Akata Witch // Bookish Blurb”
Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier
I enjoyed Wildwood Dancing so much that I went and looked up other books by the author. Turns out this is a companion novel to that book. In this teen fantasy novel we follow Paula as she goes with her father on a merchant journey to fetch a rare and mysterious artifact. Continue reading “(10)Cybele’s Secret // Bookish Blurb”
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
This is a teen gay romance. The book is told from both of their perspectives and is split into three sections. The first part of the book is spent with them trying to find each other after a chance encounter. Then the rest of the book is all about their relationship. Continue reading “(7) What If It’s Us // Bookish Blurb”
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
I really enjoyed this book.
In this book we follow three characters who are all lost in some way and are drawn together by a random accident. We then follow them throughout the course of one day as they each start to become less lost. I know that’s not a very good description of this book but it really was very good. Continue reading “(6) I Have Lost My Way // Bookish Blurb”