Book Personality Challenge

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Hey, guys! Sorry for being so inactive but school and work have been taking more time than I initially anticipated! 😫 I swear I’m trying to answer comments whenever I have time and doing the tags I have missing!

So, today I’m doing the Book Personality Challenge Tag, for which I’ve been tagged by Olga @Olgasoddishobsession. Make sure you guys check out her amazing blog and also her answers to this tag here!!

Hope you guys enjoy this tag, and let’s get started!

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First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy

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First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy

Series: N/A

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Published July 25th, 2017

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, YA

Pages: 448

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the author and the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories.
A secret society – for the four of us.
The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other.
We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that.
Nothing could break the four of us apart – I thought.
But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History.
We wanted revenge.
We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to.
Our invention ratcheted out of control.
What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.

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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Published September 5th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Pages: 362
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

“I would say it’s a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness.”

Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn’t exactly the forgiving type.

The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.

Little does Prosper know, the malefactor’s control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there’s a lot Alastor isn’t telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it?

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Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer

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Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer
Series: Wires and Nerve #1
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published January 31st, 2017
Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Sci-fi, YA
Pages: 238
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the series.

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School Subjects Book Tag

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I was tagged by Nadwa@Painfullyfictional to do this tag eons ago, but I saved it, for now, that is September because it’s supposedly the time school starts! Of course, I’m not that lucky and mine started back in the beginning of August, but hey, it works anyway! So, sorry for taking so long and thank you so much for tagging me Nadwa!

Make sure you guys check out her amazing blog and her tag here!

So, let’s get started!

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A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck (ARC Review)

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A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

Series: N/A

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Expected publication: September 26th, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance

Pages: 272

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

The unrequited love of the girl next door is the centerpiece of this fiercely funny, yet heart-breaking debut novel.

Fifteen-year-old Matt Wainwright is in turmoil. He can’t tell his lifelong best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her; his promising basketball skills are being overshadowed by his attitude on the court, and the only place he feels normal is in English class, where he can express his inner thoughts in quirky poems and essays. Matt is desperately hoping that Tabby will reciprocate his feelings; but then Tabby starts dating Liam Branson, senior basketball star and all-around great guy. Losing Tabby to Branson is bad enough; but, as Matt soon discovers, he’s close to losing everything that matters most to him.

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust 

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Series: N/A
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Published September 5th, 2017
Genres: Retelling, YA, Fantasy
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale

At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone–has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do–and who to be–to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything–unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

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