Doing it this week because lol I have no concept of time. Also, hi, I took over this one because I like to talk about books I have loved. LET ME MAKE YOUR LIVES BETTER, YOU GUYS.
This is the last book in the Fairyland series (that I’m like 98% sure I’ve excitedly talked about before) and I loooooved it. It was just the perfect combination of strange and bittersweet; September is one of my favourite heroines ever <3 I’m going to miss this series so much, man.
Note from Amber: Tatum declined to do an intro because she put so much thought into this post. So here it is.
- Does anyone else immediately think of snakeskin when they look at The 100 title thing? No? Just me? Okay then.
- NO LEXA. IN THIS EPISODE. NO. LEXA. AND SO MUCH BELLAMY IT’S EVERYTHING I’VE EVER DREAMED OF
What We Left Behind
by Robin TalleyGenre: Contemporary Release Date:
22nd October 2015 Publisher: MIRA Ink Source: Publisher Add it: Goodreads Rating:
Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school. They've been together forever. They never fight. They're deeply, hopelessly in love. When they separate for their first year at college—Toni to Harvard and Gretchen to NYU—they're sure they'll be fine. Where other long-distance relationships have fallen apart, their relationship will surely thrive.
The reality of being apart, however, is a lot different than they expected. As Toni, who identifies as genderqueer, falls in with a group of transgender upperclassmen and immediately finds a sense of belonging that has always been missing, Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside their relationship.
While Toni worries that Gretchen, who is not trans, just won't understand what is going on, Gretchen begins to wonder where she fits in Toni's life. As distance and Toni's shifting gender identity begins to wear on their relationship, the couple must decide—have they grown apart for good, or is love enough to keep them together?
What We Left Behind is Robin Talley’s second novel, a follow up to the excellent Lies We Tell Ourselves. I think it’s fair to say that I had very high expectations for this novel so it was doubly disappointing for me when it didn’t meet any of those expectations at all.
by Kiera CassSeries: The Selection #2 Genre: Dystopia Release Date:
23rd April 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books Source: Publisher Add it: Goodreads Rating:
The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.
A short list of things that happen in this book:
1. America reads diaries.
2. Maxon dates other women but still macks on America. She, having never listened to Destiny’s Child in her life, still somehow thinks this is okay behaviour.
3. Aspen…is a character, I guess.
4. Literally nothing else of note.
by Mikaela EverettGenre: Science Fiction Release Date:
22nd September 2015 Publisher: Greenwillow Source: Publisher Add it: Goodreads Rating:
For most of her life, Lirael has been training to kill—and replace—a duplicate version of herself on a parallel Earth. She is the perfect sleeper-soldier. But she’s beginning to suspect she is not a good person.
The two Earths are identical in almost every way. Two copies of every city, every building, even every person. But the people from the second Earth know something their duplicates do not—two versions of the same thing cannot exist. They—and their whole planet—are slowly disappearing. Lira has been trained mercilessly since childhood to learn everything she can about her duplicate, to be a ruthless sleeper-assassin who kills that other Lirael and steps seamlessly into her life.
This was a weird book, man. Has anyone played Final Fantasy XIII? Remember that thing with the two planets? Yeah, The Unquiet is like that.