- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
1. Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London:
And it only gets more complicated when she forms a tentative friendship with Victor, the mysterious stranger who rescued her from a hoard of vampires…only to discover that not only is Victor a vampire, but that he is Lord Valentine’s son.
Soon Dawn is struggling to remember that with everything on the line, she can’t afford to fall for the enemy…
Sounds like a lot of books that I was reading at that time, nothing original.
2. Old Before My Time: Hayley Okines' Life With Progeria by Hayley Okines, Kerry Okines, and Alison Stokes:
This is something I'm still interested in reading, I am always fascinated to hear about how different people get by.
3. The Glimpse by Claire Merle:
Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a ‘normal’ life. But then Jasper disappears.
Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not interfere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society, and as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper’s abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe.
Sounds again like the types I used to read all the time. But nothing that different really.
4. Intangible by Jen Meyers:
Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.
Nothing new here.
5. The Farm by Emily McKay:
I remember when this one came out, and I was really wanting to read it. Now it doesn't necessarily sound that unique, and I actually had a friend read it and say it wasn't that great, so I probably won't get to it.
6. Revived by Cat Patrick:
Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.
Now fifteen, Daisy has died and been Revived five times. Each death means a new name, a new city, a new identity. The only constant in Daisy's life is constant change.
Then Daisy meets Matt and Audrey McKean, charismatic siblings who quickly become her first real friends. But if she's ever to have a normal life, Daisy must escape from an experiment that's much larger--and more sinister--than she ever imagined.
From its striking first chapter to its emotionally charged ending, Cat Patrick's Revived is a riveting story about what happens when life and death collide.
Hmm, sounds kind of good. And that cover is pretty creepy. But will I get to it? I don't think so.
7. Disney at Dawn by Ridley Pearson:
I really did kind of enjoy the first book in the series, so maybe I'll get to this at some point. I feel like I want to, as I am a huge fan of the Disney parks and rides.
8. Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick:
Based on the true story of Cambodian advocate Arn Chorn-Pond, and authentically told from his point of view as a young boy, this is an achingly raw and powerful historical novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace. It includes an author's note and acknowledgments from Arn Chorn-Pond himself.
When soldiers arrive in his hometown, Arn is just a normal little boy. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever.
Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children dying before his eyes. One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn's never played a note in his life, but he volunteers.
This decision will save his life, but it will pull him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier.
I feel like this is kind of a must-read, and it is one that I do want to get to at some point.
9. Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris:
And that was before she died... and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth's destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.
This is one that is popular enough I don't think I need to leave it on this list. We have it in our school library, so I might read it some time.
10. Elemental by Emily White:
An army marches, killing in the name of their god.
A forgotten girl sits alone in a dark cell aboard an interstellar prison ship, traveling through space, never stopping. Until one day.
Now the Destructor roams and a prophecy is fulfilled. But the one thing no one expected was that their longed-for savior just might be their own undoing.
Doesn't really grab my attention.
Same as last week, only keeping three this week.
Have you read any of these? Would you suggest I keep any I'm tossing? And if you're inspired to do this on your blog, please feel free to join in and share a link in the comments, since it will also get you an extra entry into my giveaway at the bottom of this post.
Once again this is a US only giveaway, unless you are International and see a book here you really want and would be willing to pay for the difference in the shipping through Paypal or some other way. You get to pick any two books from the pictures below, as long as they don't get traded away, or picked by last week's winner, and I will pick a surprise book from the piles to add to your choice. As I mentioned above, unpacking is finding a lot of books to get rid of, so you have even more to pick from this week! Here are your choices:
I'm continuing to add in my early 2019 ARCs now. You can pick one of your two choices from the picture below, the other book you pick needs to come from the pictures above.
Once again I'm going to let you pick two, along with me throwing in a surprise third book! Just enter the Rafflecopter below. Disclaimer: Unfortunately, while I've only had it happen once, I'm going to have to make a statement like other giveaways I've seen on blogs that I am not responsible for lost mail.
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Oh yeah, and I'm also celebrating my 10th Blogoversary with another giveaway, so go help me celebrate and check it out HERE.