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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….The Secret of Ella & Micha (Secret #1) by Jessica Sorensen

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This weeks TBT goes to The Secret of Ella & Micha by Jessica Sorensen. This is one of my favorite NA books. I am a sucker for broken and damaged characters and this story certainly fit the bill. It pulled me in, breaking my heart almost instantly. The characters were real and flawed. Their story one of a roller-coaster ride with so many ups and downs. I loved all the angst filled moments and everything in between…

“I love you, Ella May and nothing will ever change that. You can push me away -run away – and I will still love you.”
“Please don’t go. I just got you back.”
“He knows what I’m about to say–he always does. He is my best friend, my soul mate. In a perfect world full of roses and sunshine we’d be together, but this is full of broken.”

Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.
Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it’s summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. 

Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.

Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes. 

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Throwback Thursday! – Siiiiigh

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This is a book blog (obviously), but every now and then we throw up something random. This is random – but amazing! I was chatting to my BBH, Charmaine, this morning and we had a little convo about Hart of Dixie. Zoe and Wade are my all time favourite tv couple. Our convo made me think of this clip…then the next one…and then I got completely sidetracked by amazing romantic YouTube clips. We all know I’m a romance junkie! Here are my three faves. Siiiiigh. And that last clip….there’s really no explanation needed (Not the best quality clip though. I’m blaming 2005). Compulsory viewing!

Throwback Thursday!

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This is our first Throwback Thursday, to share the love of a past read and have a bit of a chat. So it just comes down to picking one for this week to kick it off….Right now I’m sitting here listening to the rain and staring at my bookcase for inspiration, hoping a book will throw itself at me begging me to dust it off and reminisce…Ahem…

So this was my thought pattern: I need a book for throwback Thursday…It’s raining… Hmmmm I like to eat dessert when it rains… Damn! I have no dessert… That dessert I had at Kristal’s the other night was good I wish I had some of that… Oooohhhhh I can’t wait for TB (True Blood) Tuesdays to start back up because it’s guaranteed desserts every week… Wait… TB Tuesdays… I know what my first Throwback Thursday is!


Dead until Dark  (#1 Sookie Stackhouse Series) – By Charlaine Harris

This is the first story in the series written by Charlaine Harris. I still remember my BBH telling me about this book I HAD to read a few years ago. So off I went to the bookstore, found it, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to read about Vampires? At this point I hadn’t read much Urban Fantasy and the like. It was all Historical Fiction and Chick-Lit. But I bought it, read it, loved it, went back and started reading the rest. Now, I’m putting aside all of the soul destroying issues the books further on in the series caused my BBH and I, and am JUST focusing on this first book for TT. I know a bunch of you would’ve read it and more than likely the rest of them too. Do you remember the start? Before things got twisted? The possibilities for the storyline and characters? Learning all about Sookie and Bill and Bon Temps? Before you got too many books in? Before it was splashed across our screens in True Blood? (Oh do not worry we will be blogging about TB’s final series later this year as it plays out!) As my first foray into UF this book was a good start. It was easy to dip my toes in and not get too badly bitten (ha!) It definitely has a special place in my heart. So up on my bookshelf this book stays as a reminder of the start of my supernatural love. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back and revisit Sookie in Bon Temps, as her and I have had some disagreements over the years, but I don’t regret meeting her for a second.



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