'Tis The Season
Happy December everyone! This is officially the last issue in my first ever volume of Precommendations. I can't believe that it's been one year since I started this series. It's the first series I've ever done on my blog, and I am so proud of myself that I've been able to stick with it. I do plan to continue with volume two next year, so you can count on another issue in January just like always.
Ever the Brave, by: Erin Summerill
I had forgotten that Ever the Hunted had a sequel coming out until recently, and I am so excited about it. Last year, I got Ever the Hunted as a Christmas gift from my mom in last December's Uppercase Box. I might need to refresh my memory on the plot since it has been a year, but I remember really enjoying it.
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles, Edited by: Natalie C. Parker
loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet.
What do all these stories have in common?
The love triangle.
Anthologies + romance = the key to my heart. I wish there were more YA anthologies out there, because every single one I've read has been amazing. The appeal for me is not only that I don't get a chance to read very many short stories, but that they are quick reads by nature. I can sit down and read one story, and then I don't have to worry about getting right back to the next "chapter" because they aren't connected. They are also great for getting to read from a bunch of different voices and authors in one book.
Prince in Disguise, by: Stephanie Kate Strohm
adorably bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan’s stress . . . if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.
As I was doing some digging for this post, I stumbled upon this book and I am already excited for it! It is a story idea that I've never heard anything like before, and I can't wait to see how this book is received. Hopefully it lives up to the excitement it has created for me in its blurb. (I also have to point out how cute the cover is. I love how sketchy and casual it is.)
Love, Life, and the List, by: Kasie West
approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems… and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.
I have read By Your Side by Kasie West back in February and really enjoyed it. It seams to me that Kasie West writes romance novels with a bit of a spin on them. They aren't just stories where a girl falls for a guy, but they have a unique plot as well. This one reminds me a little bit of Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson, which was another book I loved. It's kind of funny, but I think the "bucket list book" (as I have just coined them) is something that appeals to me because I am one to make a list when something needs to get done. I also love brainstorming bucket lists for certain aspects of my life.
What books are you looking forward to that are coming out this month? Let me know in the comments section!
As she scrambles to finish her end of the year TBR,
Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers
— Steven Spielberg
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.