YA Lit Meme; ten series or books
[2/10] The 5th wave by Rick Yancey
But if I’m it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I’m going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield
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YA Lit Meme [6/10] series/books ——-> Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

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mercy falls week: summer
It's summer when she smiles, I'm laughing like a child
It's the summer of our lives, we'll contain it for a while
She holds the heat, the breeze of summer
In the circle of her hand
I'd be happy with this summer
If it's all we ever had
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Anna and the French Kiss

Atlanta was home for almost eighteen years, and though I’ve only known Paris for the last nine months, it’s changed me. I have a new city to learn next year, but I’m not scared.
Because I was right. For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It’s a person.
And we’re finally home.

Lola and the Boy Next Door

“Are you ready?” he asks.
“I am.”
“Are you scared?”
“I’m not.”
He takes my hand and squeezes it. I hold my head high toward my big entrance, hand in hand with the boy who gave me the moon and the stars.

Isla and the Happily Ever After

“The last page.” He gestures towards the table, where a pencilled sketch is being turned into inked brushstrokes. It’s a drawing of us, in this café, in this moment.
I smile up at him. “It’s beautiful. But what comes next?”
“The best part.” And he pulls me back into his arms. “The happily ever after.”

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YA Lit: Cruel Beauty Novella: Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge

"Love is madness,” I say. “Doesn’t everyone agree that you’d do anything, endure anything, to be with the ones you love? So either you’re willing to let them use you with any sort of cruelty, so long as they keep you—which makes you a fool—or you’re willing to commit any cruelty, so long as you get to keep them—which makes you a monster. Either way, it’s madness."
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the shadowhunter chronicles’ guys + name meanings

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Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns.

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted…which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily’s life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear. 

Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem - one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian … Lily’s identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences. 

Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn’t understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected. 

But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley

“Funny how quickly the mind moves, but how slowly time does when you’re in pain.”

Lily Proctor has grown up allergic to most of the things around her. It leaver her at a disadvantage. She can’t enjoy life, or do the things that most people take for granted. She seems to be getting worse and she knows soon that she will be unable to do anything she wants and is determined to go to her first high school party. However, she is humiliated and hurt in front of her whole class and she tells the voice in her head to take her away. Then she is in a different Salem, and there is another Lily. This Salem is one that is run by magic and powerful women called Crucibles. Lily is weak in one world, but strong in another.

I had no idea what to expect when I went into this. But I saw so many good ratings and reviews and I saw it on netgalley and I was so happy when I got accepted. I’ve only read one of Angelini’s books, which is Starcrossed, which I loved, but I have been meaning to get around to reading the rest of the series, but I think after reading this, I most likely will. Josephine Angelini is such a good writer. She has a simple style of writing, but she creates such good characters, and the world building is excellent.

The concept of the magic and the witches is very unique and original, and I think it is one of the main reasons I loved this book so much. So much thought has been put into the world, and and the magic element of the book. It makes it seem, to a sense, realistic, as Angelini bases it on science. She doesn’t make the world unrecognisable, but suggests that it just took a different path.

For a moment I thought Lily was going to fall for the other Salems Tristan despite what happened in her Salem, but thankfully it wasn’t like that. She called him out on his bullshit and she told him to his face, and I loved that about her. The romance was so addictive. It was one of those romances that makes your heart ache at thinking they may be separated or something bad may happen. He was so thoughful and protective of her, yet he trusted her and let her make her own decisions, even if he believed it would kill her. I liked that he respected her that way.

Overall, Trial by Fire is a must for fantasy fans!

MY RATING: ★★★★★

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YA Lit: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

"We still could have snatched happiness from our tragedy if we had made the right choices, the right wishes. If we had been kinder, braver, purer. If only we had been anything but what we were."
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endless list of favourite books - To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (x)(x)(x)


There is no place in this world you can hide from me

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