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Monthly Book Recommendations: July 2018

July 1, 2018

HELLO! I'm back! And yes, I know I said summer will be my season of reading, but turns out it's my season of writing ... 

 

(Goodreads is mad at me ... heh. Two books behind!)

 

 

Anyways, as always, I still have my monthly trio of books that have affected me immensely and I want the entire world to read!

 

Shall we?

1. Ink by Alice Broadway

 

 

Leora is born in a community where every major life event just had to be tattooed on you. If you don't well ... you're a blank, and that's a shame you don't want to live with. When Leora's father passes away, he unearths secrets with him that should have remained hidden. And why does Leora's little family cause a governmental upheaval? And is Leora's lineage really what she thought she was?

 

I only read this book because one of my best friends did a review on it for a school project, and while it was hung in the hallway on display, I just had to borrow it from her. Alice has done marvelously in writing it, and if I could give it a 6/5 I would! There's even a sequel (that I cannot wait to read!) and I can't wait to see what Leora (and remarkably awesome I-wish-I-had best friend) is up to next! I totally recommend it if you’re interested in a dystopia with fantasy elements.

 

Check it out on Goodreads, and check out Alice's website as well.

2. Missing (Lessons from Fiori, #2) by Peggy McAloon

 

 

We pick up from the last book where (spoiler!) Elle's little brother JJ is kidnapped by a woman who has gone berserk after her newborn passed away. Elle works her best with four of her Fiorin friends to save her baby brother before it's too late and (another spoiler!) Zorins take over!

 

A 12/10 if I ever saw one. Not only is Peggy a wonderful friend of mine, but also a marvelous author, who represented to me a splendid masterpiece full of suspenseful and curious events. I was a little (okay a lot) scared throughout most of it. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE THIRD BOOK!

 

Now go see how right I am through Goodreads, and show my bestie Peggy some love on Twitter too. (No joke, she posts so many inspirational and enlightening tweets that keep me going everyday.)

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 

 

 

As you all probably know, this is the movie where Jennifer Lawrence slays her role as Katniss. We have that established. But if you're like me, then you have avoided it purely because it was impossibly famous. I accidentally watched the movie when it just happened to be on TV and I loved it! But when my uncle's wife gave me a copy of the original novel and advised me to read it, I was skeptical.

 

I am underrating the book when I say it was amazing. A gorgeous piece of literature that had me emotionally crying all throughout.

 

Katniss lives in a world where the rich (aka the Capitol) pick out the poor and make them fight and kill each other every year for their entertainment (otherwise known as "the Hunger Games".) But when Katniss's little sister is drawn as a tribute, she volunteers instead to save the life of her younger sister. Sent off to the capitol with all the other tributes, Katniss barely knows what's ahead as the Capitol plots a sinister scheme to have them finished off yet again.

 

An all-time fave. Check out the racking 4.33 on Goodreads, and check out Suzanne's website! (And the Hunger Games Twitter too cause why not.)

Aaand that concludes this month's edition of read-commendations. (Pfft ... my puns are pawesome. You'd get it if you've seen my instagram story.)

 

Anyway, I think I'm gonna write the feminism post in a few days from now. I have kittens for a limited time and I'm gonna use that time!

 

~Leena

 

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