Why Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Video Makes Me...
jazzylittledrops: So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and...
First Test- Tamora Pierce
In the medieval and fantastic realm of Tortall, Keladry of Mindelan (known as Kel) is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits females to train for knighthood. This is not the first book in Tamora Pierce’s fantasy world Tortall, but it is the first book of her’s that I ever picked up. Looking at my bookshelf now, there are twenty-six others that sit beside it. ...
Reblog if you're a book blog!
pagesdeep: thegirlwhoatenothingbutbooks: I wanna find and follow you all! It can be like a huge, all around the world, book club! So, please reblog? Bookblogers unite!
Wonderstruck- Brian Selznick
Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother’s room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart,...
The Giver- Lois Lowry
“It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.” Thus opens this haunting novel in which a boy inhabits a seemingly ideal world: a world without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice, or inequality. It is a time in which family values are paramount, teenage rebellion is unheard of, and even good manners are a way of life. December is the time of the...
I finally joined goodreads! →
divergentdauntless asked: thanks for the follow! :)
Project Read: to be read
Hey! So I’ve started another blog where I’m going to post reviews/blurbs/quotes from books I have read and haven’t reviewed myself, or books I’m planning on reading. So there’ll be lots of good book recommendations there. Also feel free to submit anything you’ve reviewed, and I’ll post it, or anything you think I should review. Link to the blog below: ...
fictionallday asked: "I reside in Canada but spend most of my time elsewhere. Generally places that aren't real." - i love that
The Scorpio Races- Maggie Stiefvater
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She never...
A Confusion of Princes- Garth Nix
You’d think being a Prince in a vast intergalactic empire would be about as good as it gets. Particularly when Princes are faster, smarter, and stronger than normal humans. Not to mention being mostly immortal. But it isn’t as great as it sounds. Princes need to be hard to kill-as Khemri learns the minute he becomes one-for they are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other...
The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky
Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky’s haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over a million copies in print, and inspired a major motion picture. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a...
Shatter Me- Tahereh Mafi
“You can’t touch me,” I whisper. I’m lying, is what I don’t tell him. He can touch me, is what I’ll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.But Juliette has plans on her own. After a lifetime...
Does anyone know anything about BEA? I kind of want to go, but I’m not sure what the setup of the event is and if regular people can go or if you have to be there on work?
Under the Never Sky- Veronica Rossi
EXILED from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her only...
The Pledge- Kimberly Derting
In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her...
Bitterblue- Kristin Cashore
Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the...
Partials- Dan Wells
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials-engineered organic beings identical to humans-has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still...
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
The Empyrean is the only home 15-year-old Waverly has ever known. Part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space, she and her boyfriend Kieran will be pioneers of New Earth. Waverly knows she must marry young in order to have children who can carry on the mission, and Kieran, the handsome captain-to-be, has everything Waverly could want in a husband. Everyone is sure he’s...
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight...
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything? Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver,...
Worldshaker by Richard Harland
Col Porpentine knows his place in the world: at the top. He is a child of privilege, born into the Upper Decks class. When he is named sucessor to his grandfather, the supreme commander of the juggernaut Worldshaker, his bright future has never been more assured. But when a Filthy seeks refuge in his cabin, nothing is clear anymore. Col has known since childhood tha the Filthies are subhuman, dumb...