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The Thousandth Floor: Book Review

24921954The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Publisher: HarperCollins


Summary:

NEW YORK CITY AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE.

A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

WELCOME TO MANHATTAN, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

LEDA COLE’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

ERIS DODD-RADSON’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

RYLIN MYERS’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will this new life cost Rylin her old one?

WATT BAKRADI is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy for an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is AVERY FULLER, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down….

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Top Ten Tuesdays with Nikki

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

For those of you that are unaware, Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by  The Broke & The Bookish, where book bloggers get to highlight their top 10 choices for the topic that the lovely people at B&B chooses for the week.

(Omg I just realized I missed a word in the thumbnail) This week, I have to list down the 2016 releases I wanted to read yet missed at the same time I’m totally planning to read this 2017. Whew that was a handful of a sentence but I’ll also place the synopsis of the top 10 books listed in case you are interested in what the book is about.

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The Female of the Species: Book Review

25812109The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Genre: YA contemporary, mystery, thriller

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books


Summary:

Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence.

While her crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people, even in her small hometown. She relegates herself to the shadows, a girl who goes unseen in plain sight, unremarkable in the high school hallways.

But Jack Fisher sees her. He’s the guy all other guys want to be: the star athlete gunning for valedictorian with the prom queen on his arm. Guilt over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered hasn’t let him forget Alex over the years, and now her green eyes amid a constellation of freckles have his attention. He doesn’t want to only see Alex Craft; he wants to know her.

So does Peekay, the preacher’s kid, a girl whose identity is entangled with her dad’s job, though that does not stop her from knowing the taste of beer or missing the touch of her ex-boyfriend. When Peekay and Alex start working together at the animal shelter, a friendship forms and Alex’s protective nature extends to more than just the dogs and cats they care for.

Circumstances bring Alex, Jack, and Peekay together as their senior year unfolds. While partying one night, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting the teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

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Illuminae: Book Review

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Series: Book one in The Illuminae Files

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Publisher: Knopf Books


Summary: 

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

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And That's a Wrap · Tea Time with Ravenclaw · What Am I Waiting For

Goodbye 2016; Hello 2017

I am going to be blunt right now but 2016 in terms of reading, sucks. There is a hint of disappointment for myself because I was not able to finish my Goodreads challenge, which was 35 out of 65. I guess I could loosen up the ties on myself since I am in the eleventh grade and I had to adjust to the new system and whatnots. Okay pessimistic vibe is over and I present you all with my ten favorite reads of 2016:

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Tea Time with Ravenclaw

Bullet Journaling: The thing that kept me sane

Huge WTF. It’s been three weeks since I last blogged and a month since I last wrote a book review. My schedule has been bombarded with endless final papers, homework, projects, quizzes. The weight of my eye bags are literally on point, guys. Right now, it’s been a constant relief that my brain have not malfunctioned nor exploded.

Hmm.. I wonder how my brain is still intact and sane… oh duh! I know why. It’s all creds to my newest obsession: the Bullet Journal.

If you are all unfamiliar with what this is… No it’s not something you shoot bullets at.

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