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Magan: Tease by Amanda Maciel

Tease by Amanda Maciel (twitter) Publication Date: April 29, 2014 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Pages: 336 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: bullying, suicide, lawsuits, book told from bully’s perspective Format Read: ARC received from the publisher. Summary: Sara is being tried for the death of former classmate, Emma, whom she and her friends Brielle, Tyler, and Dylan bullied. The story […]

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September 30, 2014 - 11:50 am

Fifteen Must-Read Tough Subject Books - […] Tease — teen suicide, bullying […]

May 3, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Alexa S. - Wow. Tease definitely sounds like it would be a hard book to read, but also a GOOD one. There’s something interesting about seeing things through the eyes of the “bully” and not the “bullied”.

May 1, 2014 - 2:07 pm

Jamie - I AM SO INTRIGUED BY THIS ONE!! Definitely going to make sure it doesn’t just sit on my Kindle as an egalley! Love seeing a different POV plus I LOOOOVE books with narrators that make me a bit uncomfortable!

Magan: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers [twitter | website] Publication Date: June 19, 2012 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: E-galley received from NetGalley Why I read it: Oh, I only love everything written by Courtney Summers. Summary: Sloane finds herself locked in her high school with […]

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July 24, 2012 - 12:01 am

Top Ten Tuesday: In Which the Worlds Felt Real, Yo. - […] 8. THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers (Goodreads | Amazon | My Review) […]

July 22, 2012 - 9:04 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (7/22/2012) - […] This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (Goodreads) “Summers’ characterization and ability to make me connect with the stories she writes is unbelievable. The story was about zombies, yes, but ultimately, it was about fighting for your life.” Magan, RBR […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:39 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I really want to read this book! It sounds like it’s something I’d enjoy, considering I (a) like zombie books and (b) love books with teen issues in them. Can’t wait!

May 26, 2012 - 7:06 am

June 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] is Not a Test by Courtney Summers Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Magan’s Review Goodreads | […]

May 3, 2012 - 8:05 am

Brian B - “Reading about zombies is really interesting, but I’m way more invested in what is happening with the characters.” Absolutely! I have a friend who is currently writing a zombie young adult fiction, and in reading the early chapters have discussed this with her every time. Well put.

May 2, 2012 - 6:34 am

Lena - I am SO jealous of you right now. HUGE Courtney Summers fan here. I’m so glad you loved the book. Makes me even more excited.

And I agree with Jess. Carrie Ryan’s books are fantastic. Super, super sad (tissues sad), but fabulous.


May 1, 2012 - 8:04 pm

Jasmine Rose - I seriously cannot wait to read this one. I love zombies! And I’m looking forward to another good zombie book like Carrie Ryan’s series. If you haven’t read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, you should definitely give it a try. I bawled my eyes out and there’s actually not much brain eating or anything. They’re all really emotional books :]

April 30, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Melissa @ i swim for oceans - I’ve got this one coming up on my TBR in the next week, and I’m SO excited to see you enjoyed it! This is my cup of tea, so it will be harder to please me, but I’m intrigued, and I certainly hope it does!

Wonderful thoughts and review 🙂

April 30, 2012 - 9:11 am

elena - I’m not exactly a fan of zombies but I know my co-blogger is really looking forward to this book! I’ve heard SUCH good things about Courtney Summers’ contemp books and they’ve been on my TBR for awhile. I’m glad that she pulled of zombies so well and made you so invested in the characters. The last paragraph of your review gave the nudge I need to give this one a shot when it comes out!

April 30, 2012 - 8:49 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - Man, I cannot wait to read this!! You should give Carrie Ryan’s series a try. I think you’d like it. 🙂 Awesome review, Magan!

April 30, 2012 - 8:39 am

yani - Now I am dying to read this book even more!! And it comes out on my birthday. It seems like there will be a lot released that day 🙂

April 30, 2012 - 7:18 am

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - In my opinion, what made this such a good, unique zombie novel was that it wasn’t about the zombies. Not really. The book is all about Sloane’s internal struggle. She’s set in a place where dying would be so easy, and then has to stay alive. I wonder if Summers chose zombies because then the method of death would be being eaten up by other people. This seems like a metaphor for the awful way Sloane has been abused all of her life. People are the monsters.

This book was so painful to read, but it has really stuck with me. Summers blew me away, and I now need to read all of her other books.

Magan: Cracked by K.M. Walton

Cracked by K.M Walton [twitter | website] Publication Date: January 3, 2012 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 311 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: ARC received from the Debut Author Challenge ARC Tour Why I requested it: Loved the idea of two unlikely characters being roommates. Summary: Victor and Bull are sworn enemies. Bull terrorizes Victor, […]

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January 21, 2013 - 12:01 am

Rather Be Reading Review of Empty by K.M. Walton - […] Empty by K.M. Walton Publication Date: January 1, 2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 256 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: depression, obesity, divorce, bullying Format read: ARC from S&S via Edelweiss (Thank you!) Previously read book by K.M. Walton: Cracked […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:25 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This isn’t normally the kind of book that I’d go for, but the way you’ve reviewed it has made me rethink that decision!

March 15, 2012 - 7:01 am

Author Interview with K.M. Walton, Author of Cracked - […] are so excited to bring you an author interview with K.M. Walton, mastermind behind Cracked.  Magan’s review, in which she gushed over the fine line K.M. balances between serious topics and humorous […]

March 14, 2012 - 4:20 pm

VeganYANerds - You’ve sold me, Magan! I like books that can balance serious issues with some funny bits thrown in!

March 14, 2012 - 10:20 am

April Books & Wine - I’m glad Cracked is good. I randomly got it in the mail from S&S, so I figure I will read it at the end of the month if I get through my pre-picked March TBR.

Also, I am a big fan of first person books, I think that it adds on a special layer when you can really get into the character’s head.

Magan: Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Saving June by Hannah Harrington Release Date: November 22, 2011 Pages: 336 Target Audience: Young Adult How I found out about it: NetGalley Format: Sent to Kindle from NetGalley Summary: Sixteen-year-old Harper’s sister, June, commits suicide by overdosing on pills; no one has answers about why she did it. Harper knows she has to do what June […]

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August 15, 2012 - 8:02 am

Young Adult Book Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington - […] was absolutely blown away by Harrington’s writing in Saving June last year. When I saw Speechless at ALA I was beside myself excited to get to read more of her […]

December 4, 2011 - 10:35 am

What We’ve Been Up To: A Week in Review | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] A Book Lover’s Shopping List Magan: Saving June by Hannah Harrington Estelle: Top 10 Book to Keep Me Warm this Winter Estelle: Stealing Heaven By Elizabeth Scott Book […]