That Summer, by Sarah Dessen
Haven is very, very tall for her age--5'11, and 15. This makes her a little awkward (I can relate you guys--5'7 and 13). Her father has recently cheated on her mother, and is getting married to the woman. Haven's sister, Ashley, is also getting married this summer. But then, one of Ashley's ex-boyfriends shows up, and it sparks memories in Haven's mind: how, the summer they were dating, they went to the beach, and it seemed perfect: Ashley and Sumner were happy and in love, Haven's parents were still together and happy, and everything just seemed...perfect. While reminiscing in the past, Haven comes to terms that the future isn't perfect, and it won't be--ever.
The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer
Books in the Series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter
Tag-a-Long books: Stars Above: A Collection, Fairest: Levana's Story
Cinder: Cinder is a cyborg human, being bullied by her stepsister and stepmother, her only friends being an android and one of her stepsisters, Peony. Despite their hatred, Prince Kai comes to Cinder's rescue: she hates to admit it, but she just might like him. Then Peony catches the plague, and her step-relatives hate her even more. To add up to all of this, the Lunar Queen Levana is plotting against Earth, and Cinder just might be the one to solve their problems. Can she handle this?
Scarlet: Scarlet Benoit is a feisty girl, living with her grandmother. Then one day, her grandmother goes missing, and she doesn't know why. While looking for a reason as to why her grandmother disappeared, she finds out about how dangerous her life could have been, and how tangled up her previous relative's lives were. Then she meets Wolf, a strange street fighter who may know information about her grandmother. They seem drawn to each other. As they go about on their adventure, they run into Cinder and Thorne, the thief that she took under her wing while they were in jail, and they must stay away from the previously mentioned evil Lunar Queen Levana who will stop at nothing to have Kai as her "king," er...husband...well, actually...as her prisoner.
Cress: Cress is a teenage shell. A Lunar shell is someone who is completely immune to a glamour--a type of mask that Lunar's use to fibb about their appearances. Shells can't put on a glamour, and they can see through everyone else's. Shells are typically taken away for their blood to be made into a plague cure, but Cress escaped. She permenantly lives in a shuttle in space where she takes care of all of the newsfeeds, hacking, and computer needs for Luna--and Levana. But she's never been exposed to anyone except Sybil--her caretaker--and her computer. Then one day, she is rescued by Cinder, Scarlet, Wolf, and Thorne. (She is quite attracted to Thorne) But their group gets broken up, and they must reunite to overcome Levana, who is still determined to have Kai.
Winter: Princess Winter is beautiful, admired by all people, even with the scars on her face, caused by Levana. Of course, Levana and Winter don't get along, for Winter's beauty is said to be greater than Levana's glamour. Winter has been disobeying Levana for quite a time, including when Witner falls for her childhod friend and present guard, Jacin. Even with her rumored "craziness," she is still stronger than many people will believe her to be. Because of this, she plans to join Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and their companions in overthrowing Levana and creating the revolutionary of a lifetime. Can they overcome Levana? Find out in this EPIC conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles.
The Siren, by Kiera Cass
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Price: 18.99, not including shipping/tax
Kahlen is a teenage girl with a secret--she's a Siren. So, in actuality, she's not really a teenage girl anymore. Since the Ocean rescued her from drowning, she has been serving the Ocean for about 80 years--but her sentence is 100 years, then she will forget all about her past and have a clean slate; a normal life. The Kahlen gets bored--and frustrated--with her life of luring people to their deaths just to feed the Ocean. She begins to get nightmares, and she has an obsession with figuring out who she killed, discovering their families, and ultimately hating the life she has been living. And she still has 20 years left to do it. But then she meets Akinli, a human. Even though her beauty outshines everyone, he manages to look past it. Even though she can't use her dangerous voice to speak with him, he still communicates with her. And she falls in love. Can she really lead a life with him? Does this love ever end? Will her service to the Ocean come between Akinli and Kahlen?
You guys have GOT to read this book!!! *insert 50000000000 heart emojis*
By Zoe Sugg
Penny is Girl Online, her undercover blogging username that only her best friend, Elliot, knows about. Her blog is the only place she can spill her secrets and really be herself. Her parents' wedding planning store has been suffering, so when they go to New York to plan a wedding, things get interesting. Penny meets Noah, a seemingly sweet--and cute--guy. But he has his secrets that he hasn't revealed to Penny. They begin to like each other, and things seem devastating--then, surprise! Penny's parents did such a good job, their family gets to stay until after the New Year, so she gets to stay with Noah. But then, his secrets are revealed. Can Penny overcome her heartbreak and fix her internet reputation?
“Every time you post something online, you have a choice.
You can either make it something that adds to the happiness levels in the world—or you can make it something that takes away."
“I've decided that I'm not going to try to squeeze myself into a friendship that hurts me anymore. I'm going to let her go and just be friends with people who make me feel good about myself.”
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