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Today we are discussing the novels that are currently on my to-be-read list! This list is as in-depth as I can make it without discussing why I want to read it, because honestly, who wants to read about why a person want to read a book? I feel like that would be super boring.
Also, I feel like I need to address the elephant in the room, I completely missed a post. I thought it had gone up but it hadn’t, so I am deeply sorry.
That is all, read on~
1. Above by Isla Morley
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: March 4th 2014
Genre: Fiction; Science Fiction > Dystopia; Young Adult; Apocalyptic > Post Apocalyptic; Adventure > Survival; Science Fiction; Suspense; Horror; Thriller; Mystery
Goodreads Rating: 3.43 / 5
I am a secret no one is able to tell.
Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when she is abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an abandoned missile silo in Eudora, Kansas. At first, she focuses frantically on finding a way out, until the harrowing truth of her new existence settles in—the crushing loneliness, the terrifying madness of a captor who believes he is saving her from the end of the world, and the persistent temptation to give up. But nothing prepares Blythe for the burden of raising a child in confinement. Determined to give the boy everything she has lost, she pushes aside the truth about a world he may never see for a myth that just might give meaning to their lives below ground. Years later, their lives are ambushed by an event at once promising and devastating. As Blythe’s dream of going home hangs in the balance, she faces the ultimate choice—between survival and freedom.
2. Unremembered by Jessia Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (BYR)
Published: March 5th 2013
Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult; Romance; Science Fiction > Time Travel
Goodreads Rating: 3.69 / 5
The only thing worse than forgetting her past . . . is remembering it.
When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.
Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.
Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.
Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?
From popular young adult author Jessica Brody comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.
3. Hunger by H.A. Swain
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: June 3rd 2014
Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction > Dystopia; Science Fiction; Romance
Goodreads Rating: 3.42 / 5
In the future, food is no longer necessary—until Thalia begins to feel something unfamiliar and uncomfortable. She’s hungry.
In Thalia’s world, there is no need for food—everyone takes medication (or “inocs”) to ward off hunger. It should mean there is no more famine, no more obesity, no more food-related illnesses, and no more war. At least that’s what her parents, who work for the company that developed the inocs, say. But when Thalia meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that most people live a life much different from hers. Worse, Thalia is starting to feel hunger, and so is he—the inocs aren’t working. Together they set out to find the only thing that will quell their hunger: real food.
H. A. Swain delivers an adventure that is both epic and fast-paced. Get ready to be Hungry.
4. The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Books for Young Readers
Published: October 7th 2014
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult; Science Fiction; Dystopia
Goodreads Rating: 3.90 / 5
I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.
Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.
Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.
Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.
Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.
It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.
5. Entwined by Heather Dixon Wallwork
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: March 29th 2011
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult; Romance; Fantasy > Fairy Tales; Retellings
Goodreads Rating: 3.87 / 5
Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her—beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing—it’s taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He’s trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. So he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest, but there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.
Thank you all for reading, I do hope you guys enjoyed. Today was a fun one to write, and I am actually so excited to read this diverse book list. I don’t have much to say here so as always, if any of these books are on your read or to be read list, comment down below. If that doesn’t work for you, you can go to my Instagram or my Twitter which will be down below.
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