TBR Thursdays

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Hello my fellow book lovers! Time for my TBR Thursdays which is a weekly segment that highlights books, ebooks, and ARCs that I own and have been in my TBR forever. At the end of the year, I’ll do a recap to see how many of these books I actually read.

If you want to help me tackle my neverending TBR, share your thoughts and recommendations with me.

Today’s pick is…


 

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PUBLISHED BY CREATESPACE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING PLATFORM JULY 26, 2016
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, DYSTOPIAN, SCI-FI, ROMANCE
PAGES: PAPERBACK 358
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WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO PROTECT THOSE YOU LOVE?

From the author of the dystopian thrill ride ABOVE THE SKY comes this heart-pounding sequel. It picks up just minutes after the conclusion of ABOVE THE SKY as eighteen-year-old Seven attempts to save those she loves, and herself, in a world full of secrets.

RETURN TO THE SKY is book two in a compelling new science fiction series that tells the story of young men and women coming of age in a post-apocalyptic future society founded on lies. Filled with exciting suspense, surprising twists, forbidden romance, imaginative adventure, and thought-provoking philosophy, the SKY series is perfect for teen and adult fans of THE HUNGER GAMES (by Suzanne Collins), DIVERGENT (by Veronica Roth), THE GENDER GAME (by Bella Forrest), SLAVE (by Laura Frances), CONFIGURED (by Jenetta Penner), THE MAZE RUNNER (by James Dashner), and THE GIVER (by Lois Lowry).

I read the first book, Above the Sky, and absolutely LOVED IT! I thought the author’s writing is exceptional – so incredibly imaginative, detailed, and deeply moving. I was utterly captivated by the storyline and characters that I didn’t want to stop reading. The plot was fast paced, full of action and suspense, and filled with twists and turns that left me wanting more. Now, I don’t really have a good excuse as to why I haven’t read Return to the Sky. Having a tower of TBR just waiting for me certainly doesn’t help. So… I know I won’t be getting to this for another month or two, BUT I’m definitely looking forward to binging this thrilling and emotional series.

If you’re fans of dystopian books and unbelievably amazing FEELS, then add this series to you TBR.

Read my review for Above the Sky HERE.


 

Do you know about this series? Have you read any of the books? What did you think? Leave your comments down below. And as always thanks for stopping by and reading!
sincerelykarenjo2

February Wrap-Up

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Hello beautiful book lovers! I hope you all had a wonderful reading month. As for me, I still didn’t get to read as much as I wanted and I’m now 4 books behind my Goodreads challenge. BUT, I really enjoyed all the books I read and that’s what really matters to me. I actually did a little better in February than I did last month and managed to finish reading 8 books. I know I have a long way to go and I really need to work on my Netgalley feedback ratio, but I have a good feeling about March. Anyway, how about we take a look at all the books I read this month.

Remember to click the book titles to read my reviews and view the posts.  


 

Collide by Nicole Sobon

3.75 – 4 ★ – SHORT AND SWOONY

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Collide by Nicole Sobon is a short, but heartwarming and swoony friends to lovers story. A delightful guilty pleasure read perfect for romance lovers.

 

Pen and Xander by Laekan Zea Kemp

5 ★ –   FULL OF HEART, AFFECTING, AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN

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Pen and Xander by Laekan Zea Kemp is incredibly captivating, well-written, and absolutely so full of heart. It’s a wonderful book that inspires, teaches, and comforts you in the best possible way. I am so in love with this book and everything about it!

Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross

4.5 ★ – Hilarious, Adorable and Swoony

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I really enjoyed Breaking the Ice! It’s the first book I read from Julie Cross and I’m definitely excited to check out her other books. This one was hilarious, sweet, and so adorable! My review for this book should be posted in a few days.

 

Blood Type by K.A. Linde

5 ★ – Dangerously Fun, Pleasantly Tantalizing, and So Deliciously Sexy

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I absolutely loved this book! So glad I opened the email from Netgalley during Valentine’s Day Week. Damn you Netgalley… I’m trying to stay away, but you keep luring me back. I really didn’t want to request anymore books and I was doing pretty well…. BUT, that cover was too tempting and I could not resist. (After that day, I just went downhill and requested for all these other books on Netgalley and download a lot of free books from Bookbub…I seriously have a book addiction problem LOL). Anyway, as I was saying, I really LOVED everything about Blood Type! I was extremely enamored by the world building and storyline that I found it almost impossible to put the book down. It’s dark, mysterious, and quite terrifying at times, but incredibly fascinating. It’s so damn good and that insane cliffhanger will have you craving for another bite!  My review will be posted closer to the release date. If you’re a Netgalley member and fans for vampire books, then I highly suggest you request this now!

 

Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol

4.5 ★ – THRILLING AND SO MUCH FUN

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Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol is a fantastic retelling of Robin Hood that had me undeniably enthralled the entire time. This story totally made my emotions go haywire and I LOVED IT! Not to mention, there were some nice twist and turns that kept me on my toes.

Sweet Dreams by Marika Ray

4 ★ – Sweet, Adorable and Deliciously Swoony

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This book pleasantly surprised me and had my heart melting from the start. With delicious chemistry, hilarious bantering, steamy sexy scenes, and heartwarming friendships, Sweet Dreams by Marika Ray is a delightfully fun debut novel.

 

Coral and Bone by Tiffany Duane

4 ★ –   POSITIVELY MESMERIZING AND ENTERTAINING

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I’m really impressed with Tiffany Duane’s gorgeous and enthralling novel. Coral and Bone had fun surprises, heartbreaking moments and mind-blowing twists and turns that had me completely glued to the pages. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, engaging, and creative YA fantasy story, then definitely add this on your TBR. I’m actually reading the last book, Smoke and Ruin, right now and I just know I’m going to be really sad when it’s all over. I love being in Duane’s magical world and will miss everyone. Don’t forget to check out my Blog Tour stop and review tomorrow for the second book, Curses and Ash.

Curses and Ash by Tiffany Duane

5 ★ –   EXCEPTIONALLY DAZZLING FROM START TO FINISH

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Curses and Ash is an amazing sequel! It’s even more thrilling, suspenseful and captivating than Coral and Bone. And my heart… shattered multiple times throughout the book. I love this world and the characters and everything about this dazzling series!


How did you do with your February TBR? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments down below!

sincerelykarenjo2