Lord of the Flies by William Golding




Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Series: N/A
Publisher: Faber & Faber
First published September 17th, 1954
Genres: Classic, YA, Academic Literature
Pages: 225
Format: Paperback
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William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At 1st, it seems as though it’s all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious & life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic & death. As ordinary standards of behavior collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket & homework & adventure stories—& another world is revealed beneath, primitive & terrible.

Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was 1st published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students ^ literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought & literature. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a classic.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Books On My Spring TBR

Ahh, I wasn’t expecting this topic although I guess I should have… I haven’t really done any Spring TBR so far but I guess I will now, I will make a list of 10 books I intend to read during Springtime, or at least, I hope I will read… 5 of them will be ARCs and highly anticipated releases, and 5 will be mainly books that I really need to get to since they are just gathering dust >.<

Do you have a Spring TBR already or intend on doing one? What books are you excited to get to? 

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The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend




The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Series: Nevermoor #1
Publisher: Orion Childrens Books
Published October 12th, 2017
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Pages: 374
Format: Hardback
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Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor – the most fantastical children’s release of the year.Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks – and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears.

Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society.

In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart – an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests – or she’ll have to leave the city and confront her deadly fate once and for all.

Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive.

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The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis




The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Series: N/A
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published September 20th, 2016
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mystery-Thriller
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
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A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives.

Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.
Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.

As their senior year unfolds, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Books That Surprised Me (in a good or bad way)

This is quite a good topic! I have some books, majority being ones that surprised me in a good way and that I would really like to rave about again. I’ll be talking about 10 books.

First I have 6 books I absolutely loved and that definitely surprised me in a good way, and those I highly recommend and would want you all to read.

Then I have 4 more books. The first two I liked, but it surprised me still in a not so great way since I was hoping to love them. And the last 2 are books I really didn’t like, and that are highly recommended by many reviewers.

Let me know in the comments what are some of the books that surprised you! Are any of these on your list or have you read any of them? 

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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover




It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Series: N/A
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Published August 2nd, 2016
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 367
Format: Paperback
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Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up
— she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli




Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Series: N/A
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
First published April 7th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, YA, LGBTQ+, Romance
Pages: 303
Format: Paperback
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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

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