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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls. Patrick Ness.

RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

Publisher: Walker Books

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

Format: Paperback

Pages: 216



“Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.”



The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

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Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2016

I know it is late to post this but better late than never. I’m so busy with my college life and I’m a graduating student, I am not really anticipating many books this year. I am only anticipating sequels from series that I have been meaning to read and sitting on my shelf for quite some time. I really like reading book series in marathons, although I am having this bad habit of setting aside the last book and I don’t know what is wrong with me. Anyways, here are my most anticipated books of 2016!

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The Grownup by Gillian Flynn


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

Publisher: Broadway Books

Publication Date: June 17, 2014

Format: ebook

Pages: 64



“Empathetic silence is one of the most underused weapons in the world.”



A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

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The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑🌑

Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books

Publication Date: August 18, 2015

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 304



“Accidents happen. Our bones shatter, our skin splits, our hearts break. We burn, we drown, we stay alive.”


It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗 (4.5/5 moons)

Publisher: Knopf Books (for Young Readers)

Publication Date: October 20, 2015

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 599

“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”


This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

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Top 5 Books of 2015

2015 has been a struggle when it comes to reading books. I feel like I finished some books for the sake of finishing it and not for fun. Although I have managed to read 58 books this year. I decided to narrow my top books into 5 because I’ll cheat (you’ll know later).

I’ll stop bluffing and I’ll start listing down my top 5 books from the least to my most favorite.

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