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Magan: Just Like Fate by Suzanne Young and Cat Patrick

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick (website | twitter) + Suzanne Young (website | twitter) Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 304 Target Audience:  Young Adult Keywords: different life scenarios, death of a grandparent, divorced parents Format Read: ARC received at TLA from the publisher. (Thank you!) Other Books I’ve Reviewed by These Authors: […]

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August 28, 2013 - 11:22 am

Alexa Y. - For some reason, I wasn’t particularly keen on this book when I first heard of it. HOWEVER. After reading your review, I think I might actually have to read it! I love how this book tries to show what would happen if Caroline lived out BOTH scenarios. It would be interesting to see what would change and what would stay the same! I’ve had plenty of situations where I think of what-ifs in my own life, so this book really intrigues me for that aspect alone.

August 26, 2013 - 11:48 am

Rachelia (Bookish Comforts) - This sounds like such an interesting book! I think there are definitely decisions in life that we think about how our lives would be different if we took a different path. Adding this to my TBR list now, great review!

August 15, 2013 - 4:04 pm

katy - I’ve been wondering about this one! It sounds really interesting and I like Patrick and Young separately, too. It kind of sounds sad, but I think I might like the “what if” and I can relate a bit to being a runner. Chris sounds nice, too! I might put this one on my TBR!

August 15, 2013 - 9:01 am

Rachel @ hello, chelly. - “Despite how we react to a situation, do we arrive at different conclusions?” –> This message is probably what resonated with me the most as I read. But I felt like the book was trying to say that it’s the different journey that shapes you (regardless of what the outcome is). And I really really liked that. Actually I liked a lot about what the book had to say about life and choices. Plus I kind of adored Chris <3 haha. Anyway, great review! I def plan to buy this one.

August 14, 2013 - 11:19 am

Andrea @Cozy Up With A Good Read - Wow, I didn’t realize that this was what the book was about. It sounds amazing and I love how these two authors come together to explore two different paths and how strongly it could affect Caroline’s life. This sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it!

August 14, 2013 - 11:02 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - What a fantastic explanation and review of this book! I wasn’t totally ‘wowed’ by it, but I really, really enjoyed it and I also really loved how the ending was done.
I LIKED that Caroline had some serious flaws. It didn’t make me hate her — it actually kind of made me like her more because you could see her changes and I really felt like I grew to like her even more by the time the book ended.
I also love that this was split time lines without really making it sci-fi/paranormal.
Awesome review! 🙂 So beautifully said!

August 14, 2013 - 9:01 am

Bookworm1858 - I love the way you captured the plot of this book-I think I kind of just rambled in my post but yours is so orderly and I feel like it gives a great impression of the book. Though this book wasn’t a favorite, I enjoyed the way it explored this question you asked: “Could she become a stronger woman if she had to confront life instead of always fleeing?”

May 2013 Young Adult Book Releases

Holy almost-summer, Batman! HOW IS IT MAY? Hello warmer weather and lazy days lounging outside with a good book! Let us know which of these May 2013 young adult book releases you’re looking forward to most! ↔ MAY 1 The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr Goodreads | Amazon | Magan’s Review Description: Lucy Beck-Moreau once […]

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May 5, 2013 - 10:00 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - So many good books being released in May. So many beach reads, so little time!

May 4, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Rachel - Sometimes I honestly wish I could pause all these new releases so I can catch up and be ready for them. I want to read almost every May release, excluding September Girls because I will never put myself through the torture that is that book. I’ve already read/own a lot of these, but I really can’t wait for Five Summers to come out. That totally looks like a me book.

May 4, 2013 - 5:49 pm

candy - I never really paid much attention to mentions of The Rules for Disappearing bc for a teen mom’s perspective it sounds like a book about a teen running away,which can be a scary thought for a mom.But now that I read the Description here,I want to read it.I also love this idea of the Author being from Louisiana like me.Thanks for posting about theses books.I also want to read Golden and Parallel.

May 3, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Annie - Oooh, May seems like an amazing month! I’m definitely going to grab Winger as soon as it comes out! Marked it on my calendar! 🙂

May 3, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Leticia (@osoordinary) - Reboot!Reboot!Reboot! Can’t wait to read it! Also, I won an ARC of Parallel so I’m excited to read that! It’ll be my first parallel universes book and I’m newly interested, after having just completed the Fringe TV series! = )

May 3, 2013 - 11:45 am

Alexa Y. - Oh Lord, there goes all my cash! (Just kidding.) (Not really.) Seriously, there’s a ton of good stuff on here! My favorite, without a doubt, is Golden because I loved that book so.

May 3, 2013 - 10:36 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Holy almost-summer, Batman is right!! My wallet is soooo suffering this month, that’s for sure. I’ve already read a few but there are sooo many more I can’t wait to read! 🙂

May 3, 2013 - 8:51 am

Bookworm1858 - So many good titles-I want to read almost all of these and the only ones I’ve picked up so far are Reboot, The Rules for Disappearing, and The Book of Broken Hearts. I can’t wait to get these other ones!

May 3, 2013 - 6:39 am

Hannah @ Matter Loved Dust - Some of these have different UK release dates so I picked up ‘Invisibility’ yesterday which I’m excited to start. Also really looking forward to ‘The Originals’ and ‘Winger’!

Magan: The Originals by Cat Patrick

The Originals by Cat Patrick (website | twitter) Publication Date: May 7, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 304 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: sisters, clones, scandal, hiding Format read: ARC received via Edelweiss (Thank you!) Summary: Lizzie, Betsey, and Ella split each and every day into thirds. They’re allowed outside their […]

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May 5, 2013 - 11:38 am

Estelle's Shelve It >> Cinco de Mayo Books, Estelle - […] The GLORIOUS list of May releases Magan’s glowing review of Winger by Andrew Smith My EEE I’m so excited review of Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith A review of Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike, which came out this week. Magan’s exciting review of The Originals by Cat Patrick […]

May 3, 2013 - 11:20 am

May 2013 Young Adult Book Releases - […] | Amazon | Magan’s Review […]

May 1, 2013 - 3:32 am

Laura @ the Booksmartie - So, at first this absolutely did not sound like my kind of story, but…woah. The plot seems SO intruiging-and so original. I think I have to get this book and soon 🙂

April 30, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts - I’ve read Patrick’s Revived and didn’t care for it quite so much, but I really want to read The Originals. I do love how this author picks super original and fascinating science fiction concepts. I love the idea of three clones living one life, and it really sounds like this book is seriously engrossing, which is perfect for this topic.

April 29, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Cassie - I loved Revived! And I simply CANT WAIT for this one as well as her book that she is writing with Suzanne Young, Just Like Fate! So glad to hear you loved this one!

April 29, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Mel@thedailyprophecy. - I’ve read one book about cloning before and I was so fascinated by the concept. I can’t wait to read another book about it! 🙂

Mel@thedailyprophecy.

April 29, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - I am so desperate for a stand-alone, and this sounds awesome! Thanks for the great review, I’ll definitely check this one out and add it to my TBR list.

April 29, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Annette - Ohhh. I’ve read Forgotten and Revived and enjoyed them both. She always comes up with an interesting premise. I’m putting this on my list. Thanks!

April 29, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Alexa Y. - A book about CLONES? I’m definitely interested in checking this one out. It sounds like Patrick did a great job making each girl sound different (despite having to pretend to be one person), and I want to see what they do about it. Plus, that romance sounds wonderfully different too!

April 29, 2013 - 10:35 am

Natalie - Oh man. This sounds so good!! I seriously need to stop adding my books to my TBR list but I reallllly think this one deserves to be on it. It sounds so interesting, and I just want to know how it all turns out!!! Great review Magan 🙂

Magan: Shelve It — April 7, 2013

Hey, hey friends! Happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping by for today’s Shelve It! It’s been a while since I’ve splurged on books. Have you seen all the amazing deals for the kindle and nook? Holy moly — so many good books are half off or cheaper right now. Take advantage of this, guys! Estelle and […]

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April 10, 2013 - 9:26 pm

VeganYANerds - Ooh, I hope Going Bovine is good, I have liked the last couple of Libba’s books that I’ve read!

And I too like both covers of Once Was Lost, I own the original – I hope you like it 😀

April 10, 2013 - 6:02 pm

Paige - I read Being Friends With Boys not long ago and I enjoyed it a lot, I know she has another book out I’m hoping to read that soon 🙂 I hope you enjoy everything you got this week.

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April 8, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - You know what, I actually really like the redesign! I’m usually pretty indifferent toward them (at best), but this one is simply lovely. I think it’s the font that does it for me.

HA! Thank you for reminding me that I really need to write my review for You Look Different.. I read it last month and while it definitely wasn’t bad, it was pretty bland and not very memorable. It made for an enjoyable afternoon read though. Hopefully you’ll like it a bit more than I did!

While I absolutely adore my local library, I’m WEEPING over their complete lack of Jennifer Echols! NOT A SINGLE BOOK. I’ve only heard the highest of praises in regards to her book and now it’s looking as though I’m going to have to dive in & buy them. I need to find out what I’m missing!

April 8, 2013 - 10:51 am

Dana - Awesome haul. I won’t be buying anything for a while because my review backlog is insane but I’ll be adding to my Goodreads TBR list for sure! Hope you enjoy all your books!

April 8, 2013 - 8:50 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I’ve tried to read Abbi Glines and just couldn’t do it. I’ll be curious if you feel the same or end up liking her stuff. Yay Sara Zarr! I know how much you love her 🙂

April 8, 2013 - 1:37 am

Alexa Y. - I stopped myself after I bought three books off the Amazon sale (although I’m fairly certain I’m buying more soon). I got Being Friends with Boys as well, yay!

April 7, 2013 - 10:38 pm

Bookworm1858 - Awesome haul-I am looking forward to reading most of these too especially You Look Different in Real Life. Not sure about the redesign for Once Was Lost as I really liked the original.

April 7, 2013 - 9:43 pm

Amanda @ MarvelousCatoReviews - I actually bought Going Bovine recently, as well! I have been dying to read it, so I’m excited to finally have it in my collection.

April 7, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Laura @ the Booksmartie - Oh, I love all These contemporaries here – haven’t read one in a while 🙂 Also, I like both covers for Sarah Zarr’s books, but I prefer the orig!inal title…it was more Special, I think

April 7, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awwww, but it’s always lovely to see your pretty face in your vlog, books or no books 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: In Which the Worlds Felt Real, Yo.

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! The topic chosen by the awesome peeps over at the Broke and the Bookish is vivid worlds and settings in books. For me, that means things GOT REAL. I could picture myself in the world, imagine the city or the journey — whatever it may be. World building is […]

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July 29, 2012 - 8:05 am

Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog: 7/29/2012 - […] Marisa Calin. + Author Carley Moore stopped by for an interview + a GIVEAWAY! + Magan shared 10 books with vivid settings + A review of  Pushing the Limits by Katie […]

July 25, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Magan - Jen, thanks so much! I did make them myself. I whipped them up in Photoshop – I wanted it to be easy for people to see why I chose books if they didn’t want to read my longer write-ups. 🙂 I really appreciate the compliment and you stopping by!

July 25, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Jen @ A Book and a Latte - This a fantastic list! I love that you picked Such a Rush :). And, BTW, I love your countdown graphics :). Did you create them?

July 25, 2012 - 11:45 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Your graphics for this TTT are BEAUTIFUL and I love them all. I love your picks, though I’m especially pleased that you have Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Alanna & Such a Rush on the list! Such a Rush has a great setting, and yes, I totally felt like I could fly a plane after reading it too!

July 24, 2012 - 11:34 pm

Aimee @ Penmanship Smitten - I’ve heard so much about THe Book Theif. I know it’s an emotional read, but I think I’m definitely going to have to check it out. It sounds amazing.

I loveeeeee the wizarding world of Harry Potter so much, and though it scares me, I found Panem from THG fascinating.I wouldn’t want to live there, but Delirium has definitely one of my favorite dystopian settings. I’m reading This is Not a Test right now, and I can’t wait to explore this world more. The otehr books, though I have yet to read them, sound fantastic. Adding them to my TBR immediately!

Thanks for the list!

Aimee | My TTT

July 24, 2012 - 11:26 pm

Randi M - Ahhh, can’t wait for Meant to Be!! After today, I’m thinking Daughter of Smoke and Bone might have to be my next read. Great list – I loved your explanations! 🙂

July 24, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - Such a Rush sounds like a fantastic read. I’ll have to look into that one. Thanks so much for sharing. Would love for you to stop by and check out my Top Ten.

July 24, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Becki @ TheFlutterbyRoom - Great list! Loved the graphics – they were awesome, and brilliant summaries. Really enjoyed hearing your reasoning for the books you picked.

July 24, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Ooh some really great choices! HP & THG of course- but how did I pass up Delirium!? One of my favorites! And I can’t wait to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone! So many great reviews for that.

July 24, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - The world of HP and Panden couldn’t NOT be on these lists! I love both worlds SO MUCH! I just got the Alana books this weekend so I’m hoping to read them!

~Kailia @ Reading the Best

July 24, 2012 - 11:56 am

Tara @ Hobbitsies - YES Meant to Be is TOTALLY on my list too! HOW DID I MISS THE HUNGER GAMES? I’m asking this on every list I see it on because I am shaking my head at myself.

Tamora Pierce fangirl #1 right here!

July 24, 2012 - 10:17 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I keep seeing Tamora Pierce everywhere and I’ve never read any of her books. BLOGGER, READER, & PERSON FAIL. (hides face forever)

July 24, 2012 - 9:55 am

Tara - First off, I love how you formatted this post! (I know, nerd alert to geek about your formatting skills, but I LOVE).

Second, your quote about Harry Potter and The Hunger Games is so, so true.

Third, I agree on every other book… that I’ve read 😉

July 24, 2012 - 9:48 am

Jamie - SO almost put Delirium on my list! Also, I really need to read Daughter of Smoke & Bone..everyone RAVES. As well as Such a Rush and Meant To Be. I have a lot of reading to do! And I don’t know how I forgot to put The Book Thief!

July 24, 2012 - 9:34 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Every time I see Daughter of Smoke & Bone I think, hmm I need to read this! Why do I keep forgetting about it?! I like most of your picks (for the ones I read).

July 24, 2012 - 9:11 am

Nicole - I need to read Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA series like nao. DOSAB had a great world — and who doesn’t love Hogwarts!? Great list!

July 24, 2012 - 8:15 am

Jessica - I had The Book Thief too, great book. I like your list, I have read a lot of them. Never heard of Meant To Be before, but I just added to my TBR list! Thanks!

July 24, 2012 - 6:59 am

Lori - I was very close to putting Delirium on my list…I probably should have. Great list and I agree that it’s nearly impossible to have a list without Harry Potter. 🙂
My Top Ten

July 24, 2012 - 5:20 am

Cassie @GreatMunchieReads - Great picks and so pretty to. I love your page 🙂

-Cassie
GreatMunchieReads

July 24, 2012 - 4:41 am

Adina - Great list Magan. I too imagined I could fly after reading Such a Rush – the plane wants to fly!

July 24, 2012 - 2:41 am

Scarlett - Harry Potter forever! Great list, although I haven’t read quite a few of the ones that you have listed. I REALLY liked how you did the covers and the numbers, very schnazzy!

Here’s a link to mine!

July 24, 2012 - 1:52 am

Jenny - This might be the prettiest list I’ve ever seen! A few of these are on my list as well, but I love all of your picks. Amazing list! 🙂

July 24, 2012 - 1:19 am

elena - I LOVE HOW YOU DID THIS! Harry Potter should be on ALL these lists. People can say what they want about HP but they can’t deny it has great world building. Also, I read Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers and really liked it! I have Some Girls Are right now but I don’t think I’ll read it since it makes me feel really uncomfortable. I definitely want to check out This Is Not a Test though! Ha to number nine. Fab list, M. 🙂

Shelve It: May 20, 2012

  Welcome to another Shelve It! This week I’ve got four books I bought (uh-oh.) and one I received from Bloomsbury via a giveaway! Friday, on Twitter, I asked what your favorite summer reads were, hoping to find some books out of my norm and to branch away from my go-to authors. I’d love to […]

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May 28, 2012 - 10:49 am

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I really enjoyed Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – it’s definitely a good summer read! And, if you want to mix things up a little this summer, I really love Emily Giffin. She writes adult chick lit type books, but they are PERFECT for the pool or beach. My favorite is Love the One You’re With – READ IT!

May 22, 2012 - 11:29 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - Because I didn’t yell it enough on twitter…THIS LULLABY!! 😀

May 21, 2012 - 10:43 pm

Magan - Thanks, Mandee! Our living room is a wide variety of colors. Well, the decorations are. The room itself is pretty neutral (grey) in color. 🙂 Lemme know if you need Amy & Roger sent to you!

May 21, 2012 - 10:42 pm

Magan - Ginger and Nea – I’m SO EXCITED about Amy & Roger! I might have to start it sooner than vacation because I just want to read it so badly!

May 21, 2012 - 10:41 pm

Magan - ANNA! It’s because of you and Mandee that I bought it! Hoping I fall in love with it like you did. 🙂

May 21, 2012 - 9:28 am

Anna - YES! I loved Code Name Verity!!!!!!

May 20, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - I can’t wait til you read Amy & Roger!! It’s one of my most favorite contemps 🙂 It will be perfect for a vacation read! Also, you MUST tell me what you think of This Lullaby when you finish.

P.S. Cute shirt! & Hi D! haha

May 20, 2012 - 7:10 pm

nea barabea - Wow. Roger and Amy – is such a beautiful book! And This lullaby – I’ve heard so so many good things about it! I hope you’ll enjoy all your awesome book this week 😉 🙂

May 20, 2012 - 7:03 pm

VeganYANerds - Hey Magan, great vlog! I really love the green accents in your room <3

I definitely want to pick up Amy & Roger, especially is Estelle liked it and you got some great recs for summer reads, I'll be adding some of them to my list too!

And I completely understand how you feel about WWII books and while I rate Code Name Verity a 10 for sadness, it's definitely different to The Book Thief and it did leave me feeling really down for a few days. So when you read it, I will send you virtual hugs 🙂 xox

May 20, 2012 - 6:27 pm

ShootingStarsMag - I still need to read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, but I do own it, so I’m in the right direction. haha It looks great though, and it’s a perfect read for this summer.

May 20, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Paige - You got some awesome books this week! I can’t wait to read Revived because I love the cover and Code Name Verity because I’ve had it on my kindle for awhile! I also really need to catch up on Sarah Dessen books because I’ve only read one! Anyways I hope you enjoy everything you got this week and here’s my IMM!

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-my-mailbox-35-weekly-wrap-up.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

May 20, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Magan - Elena, we’re like book twins. Seriously – the way books affect us. I will need to be in the right frame of mind for Code Name Verity, but I do look forward to it. I suppose it’s nice to be reminded of things that did happen so as not to forget.

May 20, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Magan - Hi Elizabeth! You WIN for best comment ever! Thank yo uso much for the suggestions. I’m headed to Goodreads right now to check out these authors! 🙂 I’m also headed to your blog. Love the name!

May 20, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Magan - YAY! I hope you love it when you do, Nicole! I’ve added it to my TBR list as well!

May 20, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Magan - Melissa, thanks for confirming Dessen’s books for me! I’ve read The Truth About Forever, but can’t wait to crack open the pages of This Lullaby! Also, I usually don’t read much MG, but will check into that book. Sometimes changing things up can make a world of difference! 🙂 Thanks, lady!

May 20, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I wholeheartedly second the recommendations for This Lullaby and The Truth About Forever. These are definitely her two best books (and I’ve read them ALL), but The Truth About Forever is my absolute favourite.

I don’t know if you read much middle grade (I don’t usually, but made an exception for this one because Wendy Darling loved it so much), but I just read Wonder by R.J. Palacio last weekend and absolutely LOVED it. It’s such a feel good read, with a great story and loveable characters. I’d highly recommend it!

May 20, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Nicole - Oooo, I’ve been meaning to read AVALON HIGH!

May 20, 2012 - 10:16 am

Elizabeth - I am so glad I stumbled upon your site!

I am always looking for something good to read and I read an ecclectic mix of things.

For summer, I really enjoy light hearted books. We are constantly on the go and it’s nice to have a book to pick up and just enjoy.

I used to be completely opposed to chick lit, but in the past few years I have really enjoyed a lot of books others would consider this genre.

I love Kristan Higgans…the covers of the books are very girly, and some might pas them over for cheap romance novels but they are nothing of the sort. She is wonderful at creating characters that are flawed yet relatable and loveable. She has a great dialogue and sweet stories. She is also fun to follow in FB.

Another summer favorite is Elin Hildrebrand. All of her books are based in Nantucket and have interesting plots and characters. Good beach reads.

Kristin Hannah is another favorite, although her last book wasn’t my favorite.

I like Jodi Picoult as well but I have read everything out there of hers.

Would love to find something great to read now!

May 20, 2012 - 10:03 am

elena - THIS LULLABY!!!!! Along with The Truth About Forever, it’s my favourite by her. I hope you like Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. I haven’t read The Book Thief yet but I know I need to! I’m very wary of WWII books because they make me incredibly anxious and as you said, it breaks my heart. Ooh, I just remembered! I think the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares would be a good summer read!

You look really cute in the video, btw, and I love all the mint greenness going on in your background. 🙂