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{Arc Review} The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

Book Summary:
How do you put yourself back together when it seems like you’ve lost it all?
May is a survivor. But she doesn’t feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn’t know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through–no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her.
Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister…and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won’t let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band.
Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all.

My Review:

A school shooting can change the lives of two people.

May is suffering from lost to her brother. She don’t understand how can someone shot up the classroom that day. May was the only survivor that day and don’t understand why her. She takes all her anger out on Zach since she angry at his mother for defending the shooter.

Will she be able get the answers on what happen that day?

Zach gets pick on a lot by the kids, since his mom took the case. Someone always vandalized his house and his mom hardly around. When a chance encounter he work with May, they both start understanding each other better.

Will May and Zach be able to move on from the tragic event together?

This book was very emotional read. It deals with a sensitive topic of depression, grief and a school shooting. May deals with a lot after it all happen. She seems to have survivor guilt in the book since that day. It felt like the shooter wanted her to be alive and suffer. It could be that knew the shooter beforehand.

I like Zach and May interaction with each other. They bother dealing with the fall out on what happen they day. Zach mom may have taken on the case and defend the shooter, but he surely his not like her. I like how they both can try to lean on each other and get to know each better in the book.

The Lucky Ones Recently just came out this week.

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{Arc Review} Crave Tracy Wolff

Book Summary:
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.
Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.
Which could spell death for us all.
Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.

My Review:

What happens when your life turn upside and move into a boarding school?

Grace has lost everything and now she moves in with her cousin and uncle. They live an boarding school, which things are not as they seem. Being a new girl is hard enough, but you got everyone staring at you.

Grace feels like something more going on at this school, there are some family secrets she discovers along the way.

Jaxon a close off from everyone and is a vampire, wants nothing to do with Grace being at the school. They always bump heads, even if Grace don’t know that he is a vampire at first.

Grace is about to discover this magical world that seems so unreal.

This book was so good. I enjoyed the story and the setting to it. Who would have thought there be a boarding school with magical creatures.

I did like Grace in the book. She had a trouble past, and cooping with a lot of change, but she is smart enough to know something is up at the school.

I love Jaxon so much, he is in his own little world. Kinda rules the school and won’t let anyone get out of line. Grace makes things hard on him since she don’t play by Jaxon rules.

This is a new fresh take with the vampire genre and I’m glad I was able to read it. It was fun and exciting read, with a ending leaving you wanting me.

Crave recently came out today, so you might want to check it out.

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What I’m Reading Monday

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Ellie had no hope left. Yet the day after she dies by suicide, she finds herself in the midst of an out-of-body experience. She is a spectator, swaying between past and present, retracing the events that unfolded prior to her death.

But there are gaps in her memory, fractured pieces Ellie is desperate to re-assemble. There’s her mother, a songbird who wanted to break free from her oppressive cage. The boy made of brushstrokes and goofy smiles who brought color into a gray world. Her brooding father, with his sad puppy eyes and clenched fists. Told in epistolary-like style, this deeply moving novel sensitively examines the beautiful and terrible moments that make up a life and the possibilities that live in even the darkest of places. Perfect for fans of the critically-acclaimed Speak, I’ll Give You the Sun, and If I Stay.

Comes out April 28th, 2020

Summary:

A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, and Esther—had been brought together by a clandestine government agency because one of them was fated to be the “Chosen One,” prophesized to save the world. With the goal achieved, humankind celebrated the victors and began to mourn their lost loved ones.

Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward and a whole, younger generation doesn’t seem to recall the days of endless fear. But Sloane remembers. It’s impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step just as the Dark One still haunts her dreams. Unlike everyone else, she hasn’t moved on; she’s adrift—no direction, no goals, no purpose. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen: the death of one of their own. And when they gather for the funeral at the enshrined site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One’s reign never really ended.

Comes out April 7th, 2020

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The Night of Your Life by Lydia Sharp

Summary:
JJ is having the worst prom ever… over and over again.
All year, JJ’s been looking forward to going to prom with his best friend, Lucy. It will be their last hurrah before graduation—a perfect night for all their friends to relax, have fun together, and celebrate making it through high school.
But nothing goes according to plan. When a near-car crash derails JJ before he even gets to prom and Lucy can’t figure out what happened to him, things spiral out of control. The best night of their lives quickly turns into the worst.
That is… until JJ wakes up the next day only to find that it’s prom night all over again.
At first, JJ thinks he’s lucky to have unlimited chances at perfecting the night of his life. But each day ends badly for him and Lucy, no matter what he does. Can he find a way to get the perfect prom he’s always wanted and move forward into the rest of his life?

My Review:

What happens when prom don’t turn right? You end up repeating it until you have the prefect night.

JJ has the prefect prom night plan out with his best friend Lucy. Things never turn out the way they plan for the day. JJ was nice inviting another girl into going to prom with them. On the way he helps someone fix their car, while missing prom. His friend Lucy at prom waiting anxiously for him. Little did jj know Lucy had a surprise for jj.

After JJ and Lucy have a big blow up, he ends up reliving the same prom night over and over again. Trying to get it right.

This book was kinda a fun read. It has a freaky Friday vibe going on.

I adore JJ in the book. He was a very nice person and worries so much about everyone. He can be clueless on how his friend Lucy feeling at times. When he gets to repeat the night over again and again, he starts understanding on what’s happening with Lucy.

Lucy is a bit uptight in the book. She must havr everything prefect and gets upset when it falls apart. She has a major panic attack at prom where she end up in the hospital. That when JJ starts his adventures of repeating prom.

Will JJ be able to set thing right?

The Time of Your Life is a good read to lift up your mood.

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