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Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein Oh, this book. Broke my heart, made me cry, but I LOVED it. Absolutely loved it. Brilliantly written, fascinating, and the characters were just so... alive.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan I loved the story but really, really didn't like the protagonist. I wanted to slap her a few times, honestly.

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (A Flavia de Luce Mystery #4)

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (A Flavia de Luce Mystery #4) - Alan Bradley Not my favorite of the series, but still fun. I love Flavia.

NOS4A2

NOS4A2 - Joe Hill Really enjoyed this. It reminds me a LOT of Stephen King's better writing (not really a surprise, I guess). I think Joe Hill is actually a better writer than his father.

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell ... I have to go cry for an hour now.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline SO MUCH FUN. I absolutely loved it. If you aren't familiar with a lot of video games, don't worry; I wasn't familiar with a lot of them myself, and it didn't detract from the story at all.

Blackout

Blackout - Connie Willis It took me a few chapters to really get into the story, mostly because I kept getting confused as to who was who, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. Diving into All Clear now!

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan LOVED it. The characters reminded me a lot of Microserfs-era Douglas Coupland.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green Just went through a lot of tissues and stayed up way too late finishing this. It wasn't a perfect book, but it was so good, and I loved Hazel and Augustus and Isaac.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand Wow. I'm not a big reader of non-fiction, but this book was amazing. It makes me wish I could ask my grandfather about his experiences during WWII; he would never talk about it, and he passed away in 2006.

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel - Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle I LOVED this. Absolutely loved it. I really hope that Larson does all of the books in the series, because this one was fantastic!

The Uninvited Guests: A Novel

The Uninvited Guests - Sadie Jones Oh, I loved this book. (I just stayed up until 3:30 in the morning to finish it, I loved it so much!) Brilliantly written, creepy, utterly absorbing. Loved it. I need to find Sadie Jones' other books now.

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating - Elisabeth Tova Bailey This book is really making me want a pet snail.

Swamplandia!

Swamplandia! - Karen Russell I'm absolutely loving this book. It's 4 in the morning and I'm still up reading. I don't want to put it down!

Half a Life

Half a Life - Darin Strauss This book was heartbreaking, but a compelling read.

The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters - Eleanor Brown This is just not holding my interest at all. Plus, it's due back at the library in a couple of days. Maybe I'll try it again later.