Feature & Follow 18: Book Recommendations

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Feature and Follow is a blog hop hosted by Rachel from Parajunkie and Alison from AlisonCanRead. I really enjoy the Feature and Follow blog hop. If you decide to follow my blog, I would prefer that you follow it by email.

-Avery

Here is the prompt: Best and worst reads for 2016. Which would you recommend, which would you not?

My Response:

These are my best reads for 2016.

A Wrinkle in Time By Madeleine L’Engle- A classic book that I loved re-reading in 2016.

The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull- An interesting fantasy read that was very unique.

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee- I loved this book! If you enjoyed Frankenstein and like retellings, then this is the book for you.

The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald- An important story that has many good lessons about life in it.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness- A very poignant story about grief that I enjoyed a great deal.

Books that I read in 2016 that I thought were okay.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi-This story has beautiful imagery and language, but is a little slow at times.

The Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier- An interesting story that was slow at times.

Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse- I thought that the  premise of this story could have been executed better.

 

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Feature & Follow 17: Anticipated book releases for 2017

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Feature and Follow is a blog hop hosted by Rachel from Parajunkie and Alison from AlisonCanRead. I really enjoy the Feature and Follow blog hop. If you decide to follow my blog, I would prefer that you follow it by email.

-Avery

Here is the prompt: What is your most anticipated book of 2017?

My Response:

Currently, I’m looking forward to the release of the following titles:

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Summary from Goodreads:

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

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Summary from Goodreads:

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race’s secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race…