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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson | Review

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Published By: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 300
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Buy This Book: B&N

If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?
As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both phys…

Stacking The Shelves (5)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
       Hey everyone! So this week I received some AWESOME books for review! I am officially on summer break now, thank god, so you will be seeing more from me. Unfortunately, summer comes with summer reading but I will make time for the other books as well. Now, let's get into it! 

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson- Thank you Simon Pulse! Random by Tom Leveen- Thank you Simon Pulse!

Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson- Thank you Scholastic! The Walled City by Ryan Graudin- Thank you Little Brown!

If You're Reading This by Trent Reedy- Thank you Scholastic! Famous Last Words by Katie Alender- Thank you Scholastic!

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien- Thank you Roaring Book Press!
That is all for …

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | Review

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Published By: Random House
Genre: Contemporary
Pages: 240                                
Format: ARC
Source: Random House, Review.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
A beautiful and distinguished family.

E. Lockhart has done it again. Made me fall in love with another beautiful story. We Were Liars is absolutely captivating.  It messes with your mind from the very start of the novel all the way until the last word on that final page. This book had actually made me tear up a bit and the only other book that had ever done that to me was The Fault In Our Star…

Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols | Review

Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols
Series: The Superlatives #1
Published by Simon Plus on May 20, 2014                                
Genre: Contemporary 
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Jennifer Echols, review.

Tia and Will’s lives get flipped upside down when they’re voted Yearbook’s Biggest Flirts in this sassy novel from the author of Endless Summer and The One That I Want.

Tia just wants to have fun. She’s worked hard to earn her reputation as the life of the party, and she’s ready for a carefree senior year of hanging out with friends and hooking up with cute boys. And her first order of business? New guy Will. She can’t get enough of his Midwestern accent and laidback swagger. 

       I don't think I had ever read a Jennifer Echols book before this one, but what a way to start it off. After reading the synopsis for this story, I was worried that it would be another one of those stories where the girl plays hard to get but somehow still ends up falling for…

Stacking the Shelves (4)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be  physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

                                   This week I received three review books to read! 

The Superlatives: Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols- Thank you for this one Jennifer! I'm almost finished with this one and I absolutely adore it so far. 
Random by Tom Leveen- Thank you Simon and Schuster for this one! The story line for this one sounds amazing! Coming in August of 2014.

Starry Night by Isabel Gillies- Thank you Macmillan for this! I actually started this one as well and it seems really cute! Coming in September of 2014.

      Thank you all for reading this weeks Stacking the Shelves! What did you get this week in the mail? Leave it in the comments below! Also, click that follow button on the left side column heh…

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee | Review

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Series: none Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 28, 1988 Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 384 Format: Paperback Source: Bought Buy This Book: B&N
Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic, Puliter Prize-winning novel—a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930's.
MY THOUGHTS:      To Kill A Mockingbird is the second most influential book ever written, falling behind the Bible of course, and I think influential is just one of the many words that could be used to describe this book. The variety of emotion I felt while reading this book, feelings from anger to frustration to sadness, made me feel as though I connected with each and every one of the characters. Scout, the narrator of the …