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Waiting For Wednesday……Undone (Unknown #3) by Wendy Higgins

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins, brings you the gripping, sensual conclusion to her apocalyptic trilogy.

Amber Tate never dreamed their heart-wrenching escape from the enemy’s attack would lead them to the most beautiful place she’s ever seen, marred by one ugly fact; it’s under enemy control. Like everywhere else in the world, Elmendorf military base in Alaska has been captured, and it’s time to take it back—all of it—one base, one city at a time. After losing so much, Amber clings to the only precious person she has left, and vows to sacrifice everything to help save the Earth.

Remy Haines is a lover, not a fighter, so when she finds herself in enemy territory, expected to feign allegiance while gathering intel for the rebel cause, she’s never been more out of her element. Tensions only increase when her feelings for Jacob “Tater” Tate won’t go away, and the enemy’s leader takes an interest in her. She’s torn between what her heart wants, and what she knows she should do. As for what her body needs…well, it’s always had a mind of its own.

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Throw Back Thursday……The Selection by Kiera Cass

This week’s Throw Back Thursday goes to Kiera Cass & The Selection.

I really enjoyed this book. It was dystopian meets the bachelor. I found it to be super entertaining with lots of great moments. It was nice to read a lighter dystopian for a change. I felt really annoyed with Aspen in the beginning, but in the end, he totally redeemed himself…..

“I hope you find someone you can’t live without.I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it’s like to have to try and live without them.” 

“True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.” 

“Your Majesty—
Tugging my ear. Whenever.” 

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

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Throw Back Thursday…..Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

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This week’s Throw Back Thursday goes to Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.

“She’d fallen into a deep silence once, when the sun appeared, and it was then he’d wondered most what she was thinking.” 

“Because people are more than emotions. People have thoughts and reasons for doing things.”

“She looked up. “A world of nevers under a never sky.”
She fit in well then, he thought. A girl who never shut up.” 

“And in life, at least in her new life, chances were the best she could hope for. They were like her rocks. Imperfect and surprising and maybe better in the long run than certainties.” 

One of the best YA Debut Novels I have ever gotten my hands on. I really didn’t know what to expect when I first started reading this book. It was so unique and intriguing.  Veronica Rossi is an amazing story teller, her writing just pulls you in. There is romance and lots of good action through out. With an ending that just blows your mind! The things you find out!!! I just wanted to scream. I felt like I was right there in the story. I didn’t want it to end. It was so amazing…..

Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered.

This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland–known as The Death Shop–are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild–a savage–and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile–everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

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Throw Back Thursday……Divergent by Veronica Roth

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This weeks Throw Back Thursday goes to Veronica Roth for Divergent. Divergent will always be special to me because it is really one of the first YA series that I got in to. From the moment I picked up this book, I was addicted to the characters and the story. I couldn’t get enough of it. I had never read anything like it before. And it was this book that sparked a reading fire in me…

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

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Throw Back Thursday…..Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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This weeks Throw Back goes to Laini Taylor. Daughter of Smoke & Bone is probably one of my all time favorite fantasy reads. The world building is just incredible and the writing literally blows me away…..

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

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Waiting For Wednesday…..SecondBorn by Amy Bartol

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This week’s Waiting for Wednesday goes to Amy Bartol! As a fan of her Premonition & Kricket Series, I have been dying for this author’s next series! Well, the wait is almost over!!! Secondborn is releasing on Aug. 1st and I can not wait to get my hands on this book.

Pre-order Secondborn (Secondborn Series Book 1)

Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic.

On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

Televised since her early childhood, Roselle’s privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Now her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state.

But Roselle finds an ally—and more—in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave. As the consequences of her actions ripple throughout the Fates Republic, can Roselle create a destiny of her own? Or will her Fate override everything she fights for—even love?

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Cover Reveal: Undone (Unknown Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins

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This is book 3, the final in the Unknown Trilogy.

RELEASE DATE IS NOVEMBER 7, 2017

Told from dual points of view, Undone is the upcoming finale for New York Times bestseller, Wendy Higgins’s, apocalyptic romance trilogy.

Best friends Remy Haines and Amber Tate are separated with no way to contact one another—no way to know if the other still lives. Remy and Jacob (Tater) Tate are taken as prisoners to the alien camp in Nevada, while Amber escapes to another hidden military bunker in Alaska with her crew of military friends.

Does Rylen make it to Alaska after his fighter jet is caught in the sight of two enemy jets?

Will Remy and Tater be able to fool the aliens into believing they’re allies, and possibly earn their trust enough to infiltrate? And how will Remy handle her feelings for Tater, especially when she earns the attention of a very important man at the camp?

Will humanity be saved?

Find out November 7, 2017 in Undone.    

Goodreads Links:

Unknown: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31541026-unknown

Unrest: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34299752-unrest

Undone: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32867161-undone?ac=1&from_search=true

Purchase Links:

Unknown: 

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Wendy-Higgins/dp/153554287X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471268523&sr=8-1&keywords=unknown+by+wendy+higgins

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BOOK DEPOSITORY: https://www.bookdepository.com/Unknown-Wendy-Higgins/9781535542876

Unrest: 

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCSKPN5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483572059&sr=8-1&keywords=unrest+by+wendy+higgins 

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unrest-wendy-higgins/1125770128?ean=9781542499231

BOOK DEPOSITORY: https://www.bookdepository.com/Unrest-Wendy-Higgins/9781542499231