MARIA’S JANUARY 2015 WRAP UP

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1. Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop ★★★★★
I am SO in love with this book. Amazing way to start off the new year. Check out my review here!

2. Captivated by you (Crossfire #4) by Sylvia Day ★★★★★
The latest addictive read in the crossfire series. It was so nice to read about Gideon and Eva’s relationship again. I missed them and really hope that there will be a fifth book in this series.

3. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★
I was so excited to finally have this series in my possession. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Celeana and she did not disappoint! A fantastic start to a kick ass young adult fantasy series. You can check out my full review of Throne of Glass here.

4. The Mine (Northwest Passage #1) by John A. Heldt ★★★★★
The author was kind enough to have provided Mallory and I will a copy of this book in exchange for our honest reviews. It was such a pleasant surprise! I was not expecting to enjoy this tale of time travel as much as I did. I highly recommend giving this young adult science fiction novel a go! If you want some more details, click here to see our full review.

5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling ★★★★
Such an awesome audiobook! I am loving her show The Mindy Project, so this book was such a treat. Mindy is hilarious.

6. Every Day by David Levithan ★★★★
I am happy to have finally picked this one up! It is totally worth the hype. I really think that everyone should read this gem. It’s unlike any young adult contemporary novel that I have read in a long time. Very meaningful and thought provoking. Click here to see my review.

7. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★
I loved this one even more than the first in the series! It seriously had me on the edge of my seat. My favorite in the series so far.

8. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★
Read the majority of this one in a day, and it’s pretty chunky. Once I got into the story, I couldn’t put it down. I’m so glad that I finished the three books in this series in the month of January! IT’S SO GOOD.

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BOOK REVIEW: EVERY DAY BY DAVID LEVITHAN

13262783Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Published: August 28th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
322 pages
Source: puchased
Click here to find it on Goodreads

Every Day is the story of A, who wakes up in a new body every single morning. Boy or girl, near or far, there’s no way of knowing who or where it will be. A lives in the shoes of this person for 24 hours. Waking up to their parents, going to their school with their friends, hanging out with their girlfriend or boyfriend… As you can imagine, it would be hard not to get attached to these people, especially since A has never had any real friends or family.

One day, A wakes up as a teenage boy who has a beautiful girlfriend named Rhiannon. A has never felt that way about an other human being before. Knowing that the chances of waking up near Rhiannon is probably impossible, A makes sure to have the best, unforgettable day with her. A wakes up the following day in the body of an other stranger, longing for Rhiannon. They had fallen in love in just one day, but she has no idea.

It’s actually so hard not to give A a gender. I keep wanting to write he or she in this review, which brings me to the originality of this story. David Levithan truly is an amazing author for pulling off writing about a genderless character. Every Day is beautiful and portrays so many important, delicate themes in such a short young adult contemporary novel.

Everyone should read this once. It will really make you think differently. It could even go as far as changing the way that a person looks at the world. It is extremely unique and thought provoking.

I know that many of you probably have had this sitting on your shelf for a very long time like I did. I don’t know what I was waiting for, but i’m really glad to have finally picked this gem of a book up. I actually listened to Every Day as an audiobook as well as reading the hard cover copy. The audiobook really pulled me into the story and I highly recommend it. I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars!

Have you read Every Day by David Levithan? I would love to hear your thoughts on A’s journey in the comments below! 

MARIA’S #12DAYSOFBOOKMAS READATHON TBR

10846780_10152837584945465_1444511147_nThe Twelve Days of Christmas is a readathon taking place on INSTAGRAM the 12th to the 23rd of december. The lovely hosts are listed on the picture if you would like to check them out.

I really like that this readathon is going to be twelve days long. It will be a great way to get a few extra books read before the new year (it’s going to be here before we know it!) Plus, I love BOOKSTAGRAM, so I am looking forward to taking some fun christmas book photos and sharing my updates with you on there. Since this is being hosted on Instagram, I won’t be doing daily blog readathon updates here, but you can check out our Instagram if you would like to know how I am doing.

This is what I plan on reading until the 23rd:
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1. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (finish)
2. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories (various authors)
3. Maybe not by Colleen Hoover
4. Dash and Lily’s book of dares by Cohn and Levithan
5. Written in Red by Anne Bishop

If some sort of Christmas miracle happens and I finish all five of those books, I will possibly pick up an other Christmas themed book. It will be busy for me with exams until the 16th, but when those are over with I will read read read as much as I can until the 23rd! Goodluck to all participants! If you are taking part in this readathon, let me know what you plan on reading in the comments below!

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