Book Review #27: The 5th Wave- Rick Yancey

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Title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publication: November 3rd 2015, Speak
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pages: 457
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 014751908X / 9780147519085

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After the 1st wave, only darkness remains.
After the 2nd, only the lucky escape.
And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive.
After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.


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“We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.”

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Book Review #26: Maybe Not- Colleen Hoover

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Title: Maybe Not
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication: December 22nd 2015, Atria Books
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 130
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1501125710 / 9781501125713

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When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.

Maybe not.


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“The only difference between falling in love and being in love is that your heart already knows how you feel, but your mind is too stubborn to admit it.”

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Book Review #25: The Last Time We Say Goodbye- Cynthia Hand

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Title: The Last Time We Say Goodbye
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publication: February 10th 2015, Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 386
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0062318470 / 9780062318473

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The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn’t look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she’s just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that’s all she’ll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there’s a secret she hasn’t told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex’s brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn’t have to be real to keep you from moving on.


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“Time passes. That’s the rule. No matter what happens, no matter how much it might feel like everything in your life has been frozen around one particular moment, time marches on.”

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Book Review #24: When Cocoy Became Kikay- C.P. Santi

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Title: When Cocoy Became Kikay
Author: C.P. Santi
Publication: March 25th 2015, Smashwords Edition
Genre: Teen, Young Adult
Pages: 64
Format: E-book
ISBN: 9781311677266

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Cocoy’s not-so-secret dream is to one day become a gun-toting, ass-kicking secret agent. But she has another dream—and this time, even her best friends don’t have a clue—she dreams of someone.
Problem is, she finds out that Jaime Arguelles—a.k.a. the guy she’d been secretly crushing on for years—likes girls who . . . well . . . like pink.
To Cocoy’s logical mind, there’s only one solution: it’s time to go girly. After all, how hard can it be?
With the help of her friends, Cocoy embarks on a pink-tinged journey that somehow turns her neat and orderly life upside down. But it’s all good—because in the midst of her blossoming relationship, Cocoy learns a whole lot about life, love, dreams, and friendship . . . and about the healing power of pan de sal, Chippy, and Nutella.


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“How was it possible to be at a loss for words when all sorts of thoughts were popping up inside?”

*First of all, I’d like to thank C.P. Santi for giving me an opportunity to review this book. My review is unbiased in any way, and all that’s written is fully based on what I feel about the book.*

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