Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern

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Perfect picks up where Flawed left off – Celestine is on the run after being branded as Flawed. Judge Crevan, the man who sentenced her to her five brands and gave her an illegal sixth brand, is determined to find her before she can tell anyone what he did to her. Celestine has to learn who she can trust and what it’s like to live as Flawed.

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Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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As news reports start coming in of seemingly normal people going crazy and then killing themselves, Malorie starts to worry about what’s happening in the world. These reports claim that each of the people who went crazy all saw something just before it happened. What they saw, no one knows. As rumors start swirling that what these people saw were actually creatures, Malorie decides she needs to flee her house and get somewhere safer, especially now that she just found out she’s pregnant. Not far from where she lives, a group of people have offered shelter to those in need, so she headsย there.

Told in alternating timelines, we follow Malorie when the events first start happening and then fast forward to five years later, where she’s now trying to flee again to a place that she and the two 4 year old children that are with her can live safely, and in a world where they don’t constantly have to be blindfolded. In order to get to this place, Malorie and the kids will have to row 20 miles down a river, while blindfolded the entire time. Who knows what’s lurking outside?

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Dare Me by Megan Abbott

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Unfortunately, I hated this book. This was a situation where I bought the book in a store, thinking the description sounded good. Then, I added it on Goodreads and saw that it didn’t have very good reviews. From there, it sat on my shelf from the time I bought it in 2013 to now. I was making a serious effort to get through some of the backlist books that have been on my shelf the longest, and this was one of those. I hoped that despite the bad reviews, I might enjoy this one. I was wrong.

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Look Behind You by Sibel Hodge

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Chloe wakes up underground, bound in a room that she has no memory of being taken to. After she manages to escape, a stranger finds her on the side of the road and brings her to a nearby hospital. Chloe surmises that she was kidnapped, but has no memory of the last 6 weeks.

After her husband brings her home from the hospital, she is told that she’s previously been institutionalized for mental illness when she had a negative reaction to antidepressants that she was on. Her husband tells her that she started screaming and digging in the garden, claiming someone was following her, but that it was all hallucinations from the medications. Unsure whether or not she can trust her own memory, she decides to investigate on her own since the police won’t take her seriously. It’s during her investigations that she realizes her husband has been lying to her…who can she trust and is she still in danger?

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March 2017 Wrap Up!

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I can’t believe March is already over – it feels like the month flew by! I am a little disappointed in my progress for March. I’ve shared with you guys before that I suffer from depression, and some periods of life are better than others. In the first half of March, I was struggling a lot. I wasn’t reading or posting on bookstagram because I had no motivation to do even the basic things in life, let alone extra things. After that, I got really sick, and again just didn’t have the energy or concentration to read a lot. That said, I was able to get through 15 books in March, and I’m still ahead of schedule to meet my 2017 goal of 200 books. Below I’ll share them all with you and let you know which ones were my favorite!

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Guest Bed by Luke. P. Narlee

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Ron and his wife of 12 years, Kate, can’t seem to get along lately. They got married young and have three young children, and the things that initially attracted them to each other are gone. After a huge fight with Kate, Ron heads to work and on the way home, meets a stranger on the train. The stranger happens to be a beautiful, funny, put together woman, and Ron finds himself instantly attracted to her. After he car won’t start, he offers to drive her home. Ron finds himself wondering what his life would be like if he had married Courtney instead of Kate. Would he be happier? This temptation leads him to do everything he can to help Courtney the night her car broke down, until he starts wondering if she’s hiding things from him…is Courtney really who he thinks she is?

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The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken

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Ruby lives in a world where children start dying around the age they turn 10. Many who don’t die develop supernatural abilities, and are referred to as Psi kids. These children are sent to “rehabilitation camps”. Shortly after Ruby turns 10, they come for her, and she’s sent to the rehab camp, where she remains until she’s 16. Now, six years later, she manages to escape the camp and joins up with a small group of other kids who also escaped their camp, Liam, Chubs, and Zu. They all are looking for East River, where it’s said other Psi kids live and are free. When they get there, things are not quite what they expected…

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