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Magan: In Honor by Jessi Kirby

In Honor by Jessi Kirby (website | twitter) Future Release Date: May 8, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 288 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: ARC Received at ALA Mid-Winter How we found out about it: Ginger at GReads! Summary: It’s always been Honor, her brother Finn, and Rusty, Finn’s best friend. Finn inexplicably joins the […]

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June 16, 2012 - 11:12 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I cannot wait to read this book! Heard so many good things about it already that my expectations may be the slightest bit high – hopefully, I end up loving it as much as the rest of you!

May 5, 2012 - 7:03 am

May 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] by Jessi Kirby Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers Release Date: May 8, 2012 Magan’s Review Goodreads | Amazon Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn […]

April 10, 2012 - 10:25 am

Ginger @ GReads! - How did I miss this review?! Gah. You put everything in to words so perfectly! Oh how I adore this book. I loved the correlation you made between Honor’s roadtrip and your own. There’s something quite therapeutic about venturing off, leaving your past behind, and embarking on a new future. Love. Love. Love.

April 9, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Magan - Meg, there were some beautiful scenes from the road trip. Really great writing! I hope you enjoy!

April 9, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Magan - Same here, Jacinda! I really thought Jessi’s writing got even better in In Honor! I’m glad you enjoyed it, too! 🙂

April 9, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Jacinda @ The Reading Housewives - I loved this one too. 🙂 I was afraid I wasn’t going to like it much because I only like Moonglass so-so…but I ended up liking it more, so I’m happy!

April 9, 2012 - 10:10 am

Meg - Oooh, I love road trip fiction — though the reality of a real road trip is usually not as exciting! This sounds like a great read. This is my first time seeing it, but definitely adding to my wishlist.

April 7, 2012 - 11:35 pm

Young Adult Blog: In My Mailbox: 14 - […] Magan: In Honor by Jessi Kirby […]

April 7, 2012 - 11:31 pm

Magan - Aneeqah, I seriously got lucky. I have no idea how I ended up with a copy. I went by their booth so many times scoping it out. 🙂 Haha. WHEN you get a chance to read this, DO IT!

April 7, 2012 - 11:31 pm

Magan - So do I, April! There’s so much to love about this book! Read it soooooooon!

April 7, 2012 - 5:07 pm

April Books & Wine - In Honor sounds solid. Also? I really like Jessi Kirby’s writing. AND THE MILITARY. AND ROAD TRIPS. And potential love interests.

April 6, 2012 - 10:32 am

Aneeqah - I really wish I could have picked up a copy of this book at ALA Midwinter! Unfortunately, they were all out when I asked for a copy. =( But, I’m definitely going to be picking this up when it comes out! It looks like such a cute book, and really filled with depth. I love road-trip stories, those are so much fun. I can’t wait to be picking this up! Great review. =)

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

April 6, 2012 - 10:23 am

Anna - Who wants to throw on a sundress, their cowboy books and go dancing at a country bar after reading this book? ME! Who’s with me??? Let’s go!

Magan: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver [twitter | website] Publication Date: February 28, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 375 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: ARC received from HarperCollins at ALA (Thank you!) Why I read it: Delirium is awesome. This is the sequel! Summary: Lena has escaped into the Wilds, but the last she sees of Alex […]

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May 30, 2012 - 11:54 am

Our Half Year Report + a Summer Giveaway - […] Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver […]

March 11, 2012 - 7:05 am

In My Mailbox (10) and Our 100th Post! - […] reviewed Pandemonium by Lauren […]

March 9, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Anna - I was NOT surprised by the ending. Because I read the last line before I even started the book. Because I am an idiot with no self-control. FAIL!

March 9, 2012 - 11:32 am

Ginger @ GReads! - You already know my thoughts on this book, haha.. but I LOVED your review! I am still trying to figure out how to write mine. I want to give so much away, but obviously I shouldn’t. Very tricky how to do this. I agree that Pandemonium turned things up a notch, which is still unbelievable since Delirium was so amazing! Ah good stuff.

March 9, 2012 - 10:27 am

Magan - DAISY! Read it soon! Have a reading day and plan not to do anything else but sit and read. Oh, and marvel at the amazingness that is Lauren Oliver. 🙂

March 9, 2012 - 9:46 am

Daisy - I’m DYING to read this book! So glad Pandemonium lived up to the amazingness of Delirium! I got my pretty hardcover copy last week and I’m waiting for a good moment to read it, because I know I’ll probably want to snarl at anyone who dares interupt me while reading it…

Magan: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver [twitter | website] Publication Date: February 1, 2011 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 441 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: Paperback (special edition with lots of extras) Why I bought it: I wanted to give the series another try. Summary: Love (or the deliria) has been deemed a disease. It is mandatory that everyone […]

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July 24, 2012 - 12:01 am

Top Ten Tuesday: In Which the Worlds Felt Real, Yo. - […] 6. DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver (Goodreads | Amazon | My Review) […]

June 14, 2012 - 11:12 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’ve got to say, I’m pretty curious about this book myself since I’ve seen it just about everywhere and the premise does sound intriguing. I don’t have time to read it just yet, but I hope I get to it soon!

March 10, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Jasmine Rose - I’m so glad you gave it another shot and loved it! I always try to pick my books based on my mood that way I can be a much better judge about whether I liked the book or not.

March 10, 2012 - 10:29 am

April Books & Wine - I feel like the disconnecting with books everyone seems to love happens with me a lot. Or because I’m a huge mood reader, if I’m not currently in the mood for a book, I set it down and pick it up much later. Like, okay when I first read Nine Rules To Break When Romancing a Rake I was like, this is dumb. So I set it aside and came back to it several months later and fell in love and got why so many people rave about Sarah Maclean.

I’m glad you tried Delirium again and wound up really liking it!

March 10, 2012 - 1:20 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - YAY!!! Magan, I love that you loved this! And I am so glad you were patient enough to re-read it. I swear, re-reading is something I can never bring myself to do! I feel like I never have the time. Timing is everything, though, like you said. I think there might be books out there that I’ve disliked that deserve a second chance. Let’s see if I ever have time! Haha.

March 9, 2012 - 10:26 am

Magan - Jayla, YES! I think I may have fallen in love with Pandemonium even more. It’s so rare to love a sequel as much (or more) than the first book, but WOW was my heart racing with anticipation the whole time!

March 9, 2012 - 10:24 am

Magan - Annette, I think based on how my opinion changed after reading Delirium again, I would say give Finnikin on the Rock another chance! I was really hesitant to try Delirium again, but it felt SO good to finish it and LOVE IT. And yes, you should absolutely read Pandemonium soon. Plan to spend a day tucked away from life because you’ll be so absorbed with reading it! 🙂

March 9, 2012 - 9:39 am

Jayla - I agree with all your points 100% and those are the reasons I fell in love with this book.

I just finished Pandemonium and it was just as fantastic!

March 9, 2012 - 8:27 am

Annette - Sometimes I know my mood affects how I feel about a book. And I agree with you, I always try to switch up genres…especially if I really LOOOVVVEEE a book, I don’t want to read another of the same genre too soon.

I couldn’t finish Finnikin of the Rock. Anyone want to convince me I should try again? It may have been my mood, but I don’t know.

I also didn’t like the Iron Fey series (I know, please don’t throw things at me…) But I think that was more a genre issue — I just didn’t like the high fantasy aspect. Can’t wait to read Kagawa’s new one, though!

Glad you gave Delirium another chance…I’m trying to get my daughter to finish Pandemonium so I can read it!!!

Estelle: Lock and Key By Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen Released: May 14, 2009 Pages: 432 Target Audience: Young Adult Why I picked it up: Trying to read a bunch of Dessen. Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. Summary: At a young age, Ruby is forced to take charge of her life due to her M.I.A. and irresponsible mother. When […]

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January 2, 2014 - 7:07 pm

Daphne - Would you guys please tell me your insight on Dessen’s Just Listen? It’s my favorite book from her and I would like to see your views on it and whether or not you love Owen as much as I do! He is like the most wonderful male character ever!

June 26, 2013 - 9:39 am

Book Review of The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen - […] Format read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Previous books reviewed by author: Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, This Lullaby (E), This Lullaby […]

November 8, 2011 - 9:38 pm

Estelle - Hi Meg, thanks for the Dessen suggestion! I’m going to add that to my list. I do have another review of hers coming up this month so I may have to save Just Listen for the new year! I’m glad to have discovered… plus this totally freaked me out, she and I really look like twins in one of her author photos. Like down to the eyebrows. Maybe I’ll blog about it. 😉

November 7, 2011 - 3:55 pm

Meg - Dessen is one of my favorite young adult authors, and I remember reading (and loving!) this one years before. I love that many of her novels touch on serious subjects without ever becoming sappy or maudlin. My favorite will always be Just Listen, though! 🙂