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Books: Matched and The Selection

Books: Matched and The Selection

Sometimes I DON’T want to read a really good or really deep book. Sometimes I just need an easy read. Not a bad read. But an easy and entertaining read. I really enjoyed both the Hunger Games and the Divergent series. Therefore, when someone suggested the Matched series and the Selection series, I looked into them. Are they best sellers…um, no. Are they fast to consume? Yes. Do they keep you wanting to know what happens next? Yes.

Matched sucked me in during the first book. It has the typical plot – Us vs Society + Love Triangle + Breaking Free. Books 2 and 3 got worse in my opinion…as they usually do. However, I was invested enough in the lives of the characters and knew it ended at book 3, so I kept going. It wasn’t awful, just typical. Book 3 had a lot of science in it – virus, vaccine, plants, blah blah blah. I’d still recommend it for when you are exhausted from a really good, really deep book and just need a fun break.

Similar situation with The Selection. It can easily be described as The Bachelor + Hunger Games – Killing Each Other (because I don’t really remember death being a big part of it). The first three books were entertaining. Then I stopped. I couldn’t even get through chapter 1 of the fourth book. It had gone too far. But again, I’d recommend the first three for the same reason as above – entertainment.

What is your favorite easy-read Young Adult book or series?

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Book: small great things

Book: small great things

    Have you read this yet? YES, it is worth all of the hype on all of the book blogs and Facebook posts and wherever you see it mentioned. Go get it. Right now. Buy it however you prefer books. And, YES, this one is worth buying or begging your neighbor to borrow her

Books Stella Loves – Chapter Books for Early Readers

Books Stella Loves – Chapter Books for Early Readers

Are you tired of the Magic Tree House and Cam Jansen series? Does Junie B Jones get on your ever-lovin’-nerves?!?!?! (Just mine?) Is your reader not quite ready for the real Nancy Drew or the Beverly Cleary books we loved? Are you looking for some new ideas for your young reader for an upcoming Spring

Whatcha Readin’?

Whatcha Readin’?

One of the things I have been able to do more now that I am not working is READ MORE BOOKS! And I am really enjoying it. Not that I sit around and read all day while eating bon-bons (Seriously people, this really.doesn’t.happen. So quite asking.), but I can get in bed at night and

Summer Vacation Reading – Fly Away

Summer Vacation Reading – Fly Away

What have you been reading this summer? I posted a few weeks ago that I was getting a chance to read a couple of books this summer.  Especially when Andy travels.  That’s when I stay up way past my bedtime and read and read and read.  In fact I finally finished Divergent…at 3 AM one

Summer Reading – What’s On Your List?

Summer Reading – What’s On Your List?

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What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

  Now that I’m not working anymore, one of my goals is to finally read some of the books stacked up by my bed.  I have probably 15-20 books I’ve accumulated that I really want to read.   Some of you saw on my Facebook page that I actually managed to finish Firefly Lane.  It