Starry Reads

I read a bit of everything in the YA category. From Fantasy, Sci-fi, Action, Paranormal, Realistic Fiction, and Dystopian, I read them all!!! An avid reader whose passion for books is limitless, all the way to the stars and beyond! :) This blog is dedicated to what I'm currently reading, and maybe some occasional book news or posters. My book motto, "The more suspense the better!" 


Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Anderson

I felt kinda bored about the book. I read another book by the same author, The Vanishing Season, and had the same thoughts about it too. I guess the style of writing isn't for me. I think the book was simple, and nice, but didn't have enough suspense. I think the author's writing stlyle is 'quiet', as in the book was the same throughout. I did thnk the ending of Tiger Lily was interesting and not predictable. But overall, it was an okay book. :)


17 Ominous Opening Lines in YA Books (Epicreads)

First lines of books set the tone for the entire story, and these 17 opening lines from YA lit foreshadow something quite ominous. . .

“The weight of their pity is like a stone tied about my neck.”
–– Defiance by CJ Redwine

“She spoke to him before the world fell apart.”
–– The Scorch Trials by James Dashner



“I was raised to marry a monster.”
–– Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

“Here is the boy, drowning.”
–– More Than This by Patrick Ness

“The night I cut off my hair, my mother told my father to leave.”
–– The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor



“My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die.”
–– Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

“They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not how it happened for me.”
–– Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

“They took me in my nightgown.”
–– Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys



“I was seventeen years old when I saw my first dead body.”
–– Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

“Sometimes I think that everyone has a tragedy waiting for them, that the people buying milk in their pajamas or picking their noses at spotlights could be only moments away from disaster.”
–– The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

“Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’s been told that she would kill her true love.”
–– The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater



“This is how you get your ass kicked.”
–– Fake ID by Lamar Giles

“I’m standing at the edge of existence.”
–– Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

“‘You stop fearing the Devil when you’re holding his hand.’”
–– Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke



“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.”
–– The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

“As my bare feet sank into the wet earth, I tried not to think about the dead bodies buried beneath me.”
–– Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.”
–– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

What are your favorite ominous opening lines? Tell us in the comments below!


Free To Fall

Free to Fall - Lauren   Miller

I picked up this book at the library, because the summary was kinda interesting. I found this book boring and very flat, but it wasn't unbearable. 


Summary in my own words: Rory Vaughn just got accepted to Theden, the best school in the country. She finds out secrets about the school, her mother, and about the app, Lux, that people use everyday for decisions. 


So, you can kinda guess what happens in the end, right? The story was complicated, and just wasn't my type of read. Rory, the main character, was very boring, and had almost no emotions. 


Sorry I've been away for so long. I was on vacation, and couldn't get good wi-fi. :(


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15 Most Anticipated YA Books Publishing in June 2014


(Most anticipated = most YA books added on Goodreads as of May 25th, 2014 when we collected the data. View the entire list and see how the rankings have changed here.)



1.     RUIN & RISING by Leigh Bardugo

• On sale June 17th from Henry Holt & Co.
• This is the third book in the series!




2.     THE MURDER COMPLEX by Lindsay Cummings

• On sale June 10th from Greenwillow
• This is Lindsay’s debut novel!




3.     TOXIC by Sara Shepard

• On sale June 3rd from HarperTeen
• This is the 9 millionth book in the series. JK, it’s actually the #15.




4.     HEXED by Michelle Krys

• On sale June 10th from Delacrote
• First book in a new series!




5.    DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME by Kate Karyus Quinn

• On sale June 10th from HarperTeen
• Another standalone from Kate Quinn!



6.     IN THE END by Demitria Lunetta

• On sale June 24th from HarperTeen
• The second and last book in the series!




7.     #scandal by Sarah Ockler

• On sale June 17th from Simon Pulse
• A new standalone from Sarah!



8.     SAY WHAT YOU WILL by Cammie McGovern

• On sale June 3rd from HarperTeen
• A new standalone from Cammie!



9.     DARK METROPOLIS from Jaclyn Dolamore

• On sale June 17th from Disney-Hyperion
• The first book in a new series!



10.     FAN ART by Sarah Tregay

• On sale June 17 from Katherine Tegen
• A new standalone from Sarah!




11.     THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE by Jennifer Mathieu

• On sale June 3rd from Roaring Brook Press



12.     WINGS by Elizabeth Richards

• On sale June 12th from Putnam
• This is the third book in the Black City series!



13.     GRADUATION DAY by Joelle Charbonneau

• On sale June 17th from HMH Books for Young Readers
• This is the third book in The Testing series!



14.     LIES MY GIRLFRIEND TOLD ME by Julie Anne Peters

• On sale June 10th from Little, Brown



15.     THE FEVER by Megan Abbott

• On sale June 17th from Little, Brown




Other awesome YA books publishing next month!





What are you excited to read next month?



Cover of The Blood of Olympus!!!

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