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Books I’ve Read This Year- 2019

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Welcome my latest blog post about all the books I’ve read this year, and all the details about them in hopes it entices you to read them too!
Now go- read on!

1. The HandMaid’s Tale by Margaret Artwood

Blurb:

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

Details:

Author:
Margaret Atwood
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Published Date:
April 1998
Literary Awards:
Booker Prize Nominee (1986); Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (1986); Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel (1987); Audie Award for Fiction (2013); Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (1986); Prometheus Award Nominee for Best Novel (1987); Governor General’s Literary Awards / Prix Litteraires du Gouverneur general for Fiction (1985); Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Nominee for Best Book in Caribbean and Canada (1987); CBC Canada Reads Nominee (2002)
Genre:
Fiction; Classics; Science Fiction > Dystopia; Science Fiction; Feminism
Goodreads Rating:
4.10/5

2. This Is Where It Ends

Blurb:

10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

Details:

Author:
Marieke Nijkamp
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Fire
Published Date:
January 5th 2016
Literary Awards:
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2016)
Genre:
Young Adult; Contemporary; Fiction; Realistic Fiction
Goodreads Rating:
3.67/5

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3. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

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You will be punished…

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. Now, she could be imprisoned; she could be branded; she could be found flawed.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

Details:

Author:
Cecelia Ahern
Publisher:

Feiwel and Friends
Published Date:

April 5th 2016
Literary Awards:

Evergreen Teen Book Award (2019)
Genre:

Young Adult; Science Fiction > Dystopia
Goodreads Rating:

4.11/5

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4. Carrier by Anne Tibbets

NSFW CONTENT WARNING. SKIP AHEAD.
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Blurb:

Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.

A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.

As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.

Details:

Author:
Anne Tibbets
Publisher:

Carina Press
Published Date:

June 16th 2014
Literary Awards:

NIL
Genre:

New Adult; Science Fiction > Dytopia; Science Fiction; Romance; Fiction
Goodreads Rating:

4.21/5

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5. Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

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Blurb:

Celestine North is Flawed.

Ever since Judge Crevan declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick, the only person she can trust.

But Celestine has a secret—one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing.

Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or risk her life to save all Flawed people.

Details:

Author:
Cecelia Ahern
Publisher:

Feiwel & Friends
Published Date:

April 4th 2017
Literary Awards:

NIL
Genre:

Young Adult; Science Fiction > Dystopia; Romance
Goodreads Rating:

4.22/5

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6. Burning by Danielle Rollins

Blurb:

After three years in juvie, Angela Davis is just a few months shy of release, and she’ll finally be free from the hole that is Brunesfield Correctional Facility. Then Jessica arrives. Only ten years old and under the highest security possible, this girl has to be dangerous, even if no one knows what she did to land in juvie. As strange things begin happening to Angela and her friends that can only be traced to the new girl’s arrival, it becomes clear that Brunesfield is no longer safe. They must find a way to get out, but how can they save themselves when the world has forgotten them?

Details:

Author:
Danielle Rollins
Publisher:

Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Published Date:

April 5th 2016
Literary Awards:

NIL
Genre:

Young Adult; Horror; Mystery; Fantasy > Paranormal; Contemporary
Goodreads Rating:

3.64/5

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7. Angel by L.A. Weatherly

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Blurb:

Angels are all around us: beautiful, awe-inspiring, irresistible.

Ordinary mortals yearn to catch a glimpse of one of these stunning beings and thousands flock to The Church of Angels to feel their healing touch.
But what if their potent magnetism isn’t what it seems?
Willow knows she’s different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars.
Willow has a gift. She can look into people’s futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. But she has no idea where she gets this power from.

Until she meets Alex…
Alex is one of the few who know the truth about angels. He knows Willow’s secret and is on a mission to stop her.
The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous – and irresistible.
In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.

Details:

Author:
L.A. Weatherly
Publisher:

Usborne Publishing Ltd
Published Date:

October 1st 2010
Literary Awards:

NIL
Genre:

Paranormal > Angels; Young Adult; Fantasy; Fantasy > Paranormal; Romance
Goodreads Rating:

3.85/5

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8. Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

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Blurb:

Maybe it’s true. Maybe I’m here because I’m a murderer.

Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. That’s what the doctors tell her. She is undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a tabula rasa—a blank slate. Her troubled past is being removed memory by memory.

But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invades the isolated hospital under the cover of a blizzard, their mission is clear: wipe Sarah out of existence.

Why would they bother with a teen delinquent unless there’s something more to her past? Something someone doesn’t want to ever see the light of day?

Familiar halls become a dangerous maze as Sarah teams up with a computer hacker who’s determined to bring down the hospital for his own reasons. The two try to piece together who she is and why someone wants her erased.

And this time she won’t be silenced.

Details:

Author:
Kristen Lippert-Martin
Publisher:

EgmontUSA
Published Date:

September 23rd 2014
Literary Awards:

ITW Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Novel (2015)
Genre:

Young Adult; Science Fiction; Thriller; Science Fiction > Dystopia
Goodreads Rating:

3.69/5

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9. The Witch’s Kiss

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Blurb:

Sixteeen-year-old Meredith is fed-up with her feuding family and feeling invisible at school – not to mention the witch magic that shoots out of her fingernails when she’s stressed. Then sweet, sensitive Jack comes into her life and she falls for him hard. The only problem is that he is periodically possessed by a destructive centuries-old curse. Meredith has lost her heart, but will she also lose her life? Or in true fairytale tradition, can true love’s kiss save the day? 

Details:

Author:
Katharine Corr
Publisher:

HarperCollins
Published Date:

June 30th 2016
Literary Awards:

NIL
Genre:

Fantasy; Young Adult; Paranormal > Witches; Romance; Fantasy > Paranormal; Fantasy > Magic; Fiction; Fantasy > Supernatural; Young Adult > Young Adult Fantasy; Horror
Goodreads Rating:

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10. The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James

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Blurb:

How far would you go to save those you love?

Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking for artefacts from history and looking for treasure in their once-opulent mansion.

Their idyllic life is torn apart when a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice… 

Details:

Author:
Lauren James
Publisher:

Walker Books
Published Date:

March 7th 2019
Literary Awards:

NIL
Genre:

Science Fiction; Young Adult; Science Fiction > Dystopia
Goodreads Rating:

4.02/5

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11. We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan

Blurb:

From two acclaimed authors comes an emotional story told in verse about friendship, love, and overcoming unbeatable odds.

Authors Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan have joined forces to tell the story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places.

Nicu has emigrated from Romania and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess’s home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship grows into romance as the two bond over their painful pasts and hopeful futures. But will they be able to save each other, let alone themselves?
For fans of Una LaMarche’s Like No Other, this illuminating story told in dual points of view through vibrant verse will stay with readers long after they’ve turned the last page.

Details:

Author:
Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan
Publisher:

Bloomsbury Childrens
Published Date:

February 9th 2017
Literary Awards:

Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Poetry
Genre:

Poetry; Young Adult; Contemporary; Romance; Fiction
Goodreads Rating:

3.68/5

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Thank you all for reading! As you can see, I seriously need to get a running start at getting my numbers up.
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