February 9, 2016

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 
Just do the following: 
  • Grab your current read. 
  • Open to a random page. 
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. 
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! 
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 


                   "I don't think any of them would be impressed by being called Goths, but they might like being called vampires. I just know I wouldn't want to go out there."

p. 175


by Eric Walters





February 8, 2016

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading??





This is a fun meme that allows bloggers to get an idea of what everyone else is reading and perhaps help to find our next must-read. So check out what WE are reading and tell us what YOU are reading!!




Lora is Reading: 

by Huntley Fitzpatrick

......

Surprises abound and sparks ignite in the highly anticipated, utterly romantic companion to My Life Next Door 


 Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To: 
- find the liquor cabinet blindfolded 
- need a liver transplant 
- drive his car into a house 

 Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To: 
- well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters. 

For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard. 

 Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have. 

 And Alice is caught in the middle. 

 Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this return to the world of My Life Next Door is a story about failing first, trying again, and having to decide whether to risk it all once more.
(goodreads summary)


......

Cindi is Reading:

by Eric Walters

......

......

As this apocalyptic trilogy hurtles to a chilling conclusion, Adam is pushed to the edge of his endurance and sanity. 

 Adam has killed again. It had to be done, part of him knows that, but murder changes a person. It can certainly change a teenager who's already grown up too quickly, too harshly, in the wake of the catastrophic global blackout five months ago. In the name of safety and survival, Adam and his neighbors have turned their middle American suburban neighborhood into a fortress, defending against countless enemies. But what's lurking in the dark is a greater danger than ever before: somebody who wants to destroy the neighborhood and Adam at any cost. Soon, the hunted will have to become the hunter . . . and Adam hates himself for what he will have to do. Because sometimes even the dark is not cover enough for things that would never happen in the light.

(goodreads summary)



February 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday


Sooooo....what book are we waiting on here at RFYF? 

Is it wrong to admit that we want to read this book because the cover is AWESOME!! I love fairytales--just like you all do, admit it--and this book cover reminds me of princesses and ADVENTURE!



Glass Sword
...... 
by Victoria Aveyard

Release Date: 9 February 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. 

 The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. 

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. 

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. 

 Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

(goodreads summary)




February 2, 2016

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 
Just do the following: 
  • Grab your current read. 
  • Open to a random page. 
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. 
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! 
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 


                   She understood what was going on, calmed me down, helped me understand. And behind those beautiful eyes she was strong, the sort of person I wanted beside me if things ever did go from bad to worse.

p. 65


by Eric Walters





February 1, 2016

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading?





This is a fun meme that allows bloggers to get an idea of what everyone else is reading and perhaps help to find our next must-read. So check out what WE are reading and tell us what YOU are reading!!




Lora is Reading: 

by Huntley Fitzpatrick

......

Surprises abound and sparks ignite in the highly anticipated, utterly romantic companion to My Life Next Door 


 Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To: 
- find the liquor cabinet blindfolded 
- need a liver transplant 
- drive his car into a house 

 Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To: 
- well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters. 

For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard. 

 Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have. 

 And Alice is caught in the middle. 

 Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this return to the world of My Life Next Door is a story about failing first, trying again, and having to decide whether to risk it all once more.
(goodreads summary)


......

Cindi is Reading:

by Eric Walters

......

......

As this apocalyptic trilogy hurtles to a chilling conclusion, Adam is pushed to the edge of his endurance and sanity. 

 Adam has killed again. It had to be done, part of him knows that, but murder changes a person. It can certainly change a teenager who's already grown up too quickly, too harshly, in the wake of the catastrophic global blackout five months ago. In the name of safety and survival, Adam and his neighbors have turned their middle American suburban neighborhood into a fortress, defending against countless enemies. But what's lurking in the dark is a greater danger than ever before: somebody who wants to destroy the neighborhood and Adam at any cost. Soon, the hunted will have to become the hunter . . . and Adam hates himself for what he will have to do. Because sometimes even the dark is not cover enough for things that would never happen in the light.

(goodreads summary)



January 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday


Sooooo....what book are we waiting on here at RFYF? 

A funny, romantic, witty book about terminal teens who do some deep soul-searching. A great read on a cold, snowy night!



Away We Go
...... 
by Emil Ostrovski

Release Date: 2 February 2016
Publisher: Geenwillow Books

Westing is not your typical school. For starters, you have to have one very important quality in order to be admitted—you have to be dying. Every student at Westing has been diagnosed with PPV, or the Peter Pan Virus. No one is expected to live to graduation. 

 What do you do when you go to a school where no one has a future? Noah Falls, his girlfriend Alice, and his best friend Marty spend their time drinking, making out, and playing video games on awaywego.com. But when an older boy named Zach (who Noah may or may not be in love with) invites Noah and Marty to join his secret Polo Club, the lives of both boys change as they struggle to find meaning in their shortened existence. 

 With an innovative format that includes interstitial documents, such as flyers, postcards, and handwritten notes, Away We Go is a funny, honest look at first love and tragic heartbreak.

(goodreads summary)





Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 
Just do the following: 
  • Grab your current read. 
  • Open to a random page. 
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. 
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! 
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 


                   I hid in the down under for days and days and kept the door closed, which is why I missed the funeral and the Fair Gwen going away. Gram told me about it afterwards, how she couldn't stand to live in the same house with Kevin gone, and who could blame her.

p. 158


by Rodman Philbrick





January 25, 2016

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading?





This is a fun meme that allows bloggers to get an idea of what everyone else is reading and perhaps help to find our next must-read. So check out what WE are reading and tell us what YOU are reading!!




Lora is Reading: 

by Huntley Fitzpatrick

......

Surprises abound and sparks ignite in the highly anticipated, utterly romantic companion to My Life Next Door 


 Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To: 
- find the liquor cabinet blindfolded 
- need a liver transplant 
- drive his car into a house 

 Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To: 
- well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters. 

For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard. 

 Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have. 

 And Alice is caught in the middle. 

 Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this return to the world of My Life Next Door is a story about failing first, trying again, and having to decide whether to risk it all once more.
(goodreads summary)


......

Cindi is Reading:

by Rodman Philbrick

......

......

Two boys – a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces – forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. A wonderful story of triumph over imperfection, shame, and loss.

(goodreads summary)




January 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday


Sooooo....what book are we waiting on here at RFYF? 

The snow is piling up outside. The holidays are over. 'Tis the time for the Winter Blahs. So we decided to choose a book that is sure to make you laugh out loud and forget all your worries!  



It's All Your Fault
...... 
by Paul Rudnick

Release Date: 26 January 2016
Publisher: Scholastic Press

One last chance. One wild weekend. 

My name is Caitlin and up until forty-eight hours ago I had never: 

 Tasted alcohol, kissed a boy, sang in public at the top of my lungs, kidnapped anyone or--WHAT? STOLEN A CONVERTIBLE? 

 Now I'm in jail and I have no idea what I'm going to tell: 

 The police, my parents, the mayor, all of those camera crews and everyone on Twitter. 

 I have just noticed that: 

 My nose is pierced and I have-WAIT? IS THAT A TATTOO? 

 I blame one person for this entire insane weekend: 

 My famous cousin. 

 Who is also my former best friend. 

 Who I have HATED for the past four years. 

 Who I miss like crazy. NO I DON'T!!!! 

 IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT, HELLER HARRIGAN!!!!

(goodreads summary)