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May 2016 Reflection

May was our third month on the blog, that is, if you count half of March as one full month. (Yes, I am aware that May is not officially over. Yet it is over for Reading is Inevitable, for we will be having no other posts on the blog or our Instagram.) We have had a lot of fun in May, and have had our ups and downs. We have also learned some tricks that are helping us, and also seem to be lacking some important skills as well. In this post I will look back at the month of May, and will also reveal some sneak peeks of what's to come in June!

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Genre: Romantic Fantasy?
Rating: 3.75 out of 5
Reviewer: Julia

to read Beautiful Creatures
Fate certainly plays a large role in this book. Every character in this book deals with fate, but if anyone deals with it the most, that would have to be Lena Duchannes. After all, she's the one who will be Claimed on her 16th birthday by the Light or the Dark, whether she likes it or not. There's no way that she can escape her fate, whatever it may be. And she's convinced that she will turn Dark.
But Ethan won't let that happen.

Book Review: Symptoms of Being Human

Title: Symptoms of Being Human
Author: Jeff Garvin
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Reviewer: Julia

Why is Symptoms of Being Human such a great book? I am not sure if I have enough space in this post to tell you all of the reasons why I love it. In general, this book by Jeff Garvin is so wonderful because of the "different-ness" of the book. Not every teen book you come across will address anxiety, depression, the LBGT+ community, friendships, bullying, and more in only 330 pages. Yet somehow, Garvin accomplishes this and so much more.

Book Review: This is Where it Ends

Title: This is Where it Ends
Author: Marieke Nijkamp
Rating: 4.15 out of 5
Genre:  YA Realistic Fiction
Reviewer: Em

"Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun."
This book is incredibly interesting. After you read the title and the inside cover, you already want to sit down and read it all they way through. Why else would I read it for five hours on a weekday, and then read another hour the next day to finish it? This story is told from four different perspectives, and the story happens over fifty-four minutes. It is about four seniors starting a new semester when a familiar face becomes a school shooter.

Book Review: Wink Poppy Midnight (Julia)

Title: Wink Poppy Midnight
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Reviewer: Julia

"Every story needs a hero. Every story needs a villain. Every story needs a secret....Two girls. One boy. One summer. One bad thing. What really happened? Someone knows. Someone is lying."                                                                           [from the Synopsis of Wink Poppy Midnight]Wink Poppy Midnight is very interesting to read, and while you may think that you know what is going on in the book, trust me: you don't. There is more going on then you'll think.

Julia's Opinion: Teen Romance Novels

Just scroll through the #bookstagram community or the teen section of a book store. What do you find? Teen romance novels. Lots of them. The Fault in our Stars. Say What You Will. To All the Boys I've Loved Before. I can't tell you how many times I've seen these titles. But what about others? I mean, some people like this large number of romance. Others don't. What do I think?

Book Review: The Light Between Oceans

Title: The Light Between Oceans
Author: M. L. Stedman Genre: Historical Fiction/Drama Rating: ∞ out of 5 stars Reviewer: Julia

Okay, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to give a book infinity out of 5, but I'm going to do it because this book was that good. I have never cried so much or intensely over a single book. (I cried throughout the book and in one consistent stream for the last 50 pages.) I am so in love with it that I have made a shrine of sorts (still looking for a better term for it) on top of my dresser dedicated to it. (Em even contributed to this shrine by making me a lovely drawing of the cover of the book!)

Book Review: Audacity

Title: Audacity
Author: Melanie Crowder
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5
Reviewer: Julia

Hello, everyone! First of all, how do you all like our new look? The old one was a little too dark and we wanted something more "light" and "fresh". So say good-bye to the old pink flowers and hello to this new gray-purple-blue theme! (I think of it as the "Iceberg Theme".)

Anyway, moving on, I don't know if you recall, but about three weeks ago I published a post on this book: "Quotes: Audacity", and has somehow hit #1 for this month's most popular posts, so thank-you for that! It shared a few of my favorite quotes from this lovely book. I quickly finished the book after writing the post, so now I am writing a review on it!

One of the reasons why I loved this book so much was because...