Books I’ve Read Recently: Mini Reviews

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“Rachel, you haven’t posted in almost a month! Where have you been?”

I’ve been reading my dear friends, reading all of the books.

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Behind the Song Anthology Edited by K.M. Walton Review

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A song to match everyone’s heartbeat.

A soaring melody, a pulse-pounding beat, a touching lyric: Music takes a moment and makes it a memory. It’s a universal language that can capture love, heartbreak, loss, soul searching, and wing spreading—all in the span of a few notes. In Behind the Song, fourteen acclaimed young adult authors and musicians share short stories and personal essays inspired by the songs, the albums, the musicians who move them.

So cue up the playlist and crank the volume. This is an anthology you’ll want to experience on repeat.

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Books and Series I Want to Read this Fall

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Fall is my favorite season! I love the weather, the colors, the fashion, and the books. I honestly don’t think there is a more cozy time to cuddle up on your couch with a book and a cup of coffee. When the air is cool and everything has that warm glow to it. Ugh. It’s so perfect.

Currently I’m having a great reading month. I’ve read some truly incredible books so far this month. Books that are so good you want to close them and hold them close to your chest and never let them go. So, I decided to make a list of all the books I want to get read before December as well as the books that the premise screams “fall” to me.

As always, if you want find out more about the book such as the description- click on the book title and it will take you to a Goodreads page for said book.

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero Review

Untitled designSynopsis: 1990. The teen detectives once known as the Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in the Zoinx River Valley in Oregon) are all grown up and haven’t seen each other since their fateful, final case in 1977. Andy, the tomboy, is twenty-five and on the run, wanted in at least two states. Kerri, one-time kid genius and budding biologist, is bartending in New York, working on a serious drinking problem. At least she’s got Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the team. Nate, the horror nerd, has spent the last thirteen years in and out of mental health institutions, and currently resides in an asylum in Arhkam, Massachusetts. The only friend he still sees is Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star. The problem is, Peter’s been dead for years.

The time has come to uncover the source of their nightmares and return to where it all began in 1977. This time, it better not be a man in a mask. The real monsters are waiting.

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Review

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Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

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A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck Review

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Please excuse any spelling errors as my eyes are still swollen shut after the amount of tears I shed over this novel.

Fifteen-year-old Matt Wainwright is in turmoil. He can’t tell his lifelong best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her; his promising basketball skills are being overshadowed by his attitude on the court, and the only place he feels normal is in English class, where he can express his inner thoughts in quirky poems and essays. Matt is desperately hoping that Tabby will reciprocate his feelings; but then Tabby starts dating Liam Branson, senior basketball star, and all-around great guy. Losing Tabby to Branson is bad enough; but, as Matt soon discovers, he’s close to losing everything that matters most to him.

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