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Haven't been on here in so long because life has been chaotic. But I'm back (for at least this post). Paula Stokes is one of my favorite YA writers. Last year, she released Vicarious, a twisty thriller. This year, she's back with Ferocious, the conclusion to Vicarious. Both are absolutely fantastic reads. Stokes knows how to do thrillers well. 
Ferocious is out today. If you haven't read Vicarious, make sure to read it and then read its awesome conclusion. 
#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookishfeatures #bookworm #bookaddict #bookgeek #booklove #booklover #reading #yalit #youngadult #paulastokes #vicarious #ferocious
Haven't been on here in so long because life has been chaotic. But I'm back (for at least this post). Paula Stokes is one of my favorite YA writers. Last year, she released Vicarious, a twisty thriller. This year, she's back with Ferocious, the conclusion to Vicarious. Both are absolutely fantastic reads. Stokes knows how to do thrillers well. Ferocious is out today. If you haven't read Vicarious, make sure to read it and then read its awesome conclusion. #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookish  #bookishfeatures  #bookworm  #bookaddict  #bookgeek  #booklove  #booklover  #reading  #yalit  #youngadult  #paulastokes  #vicarious  #ferocious 
It took me until now to finally start Radio Silence, but my picture is from when the lilac tree bordering my backyard was in bloom!

I'm glad though that I waited because I'm now really enjoying this one. I'm about 125 pages in, but I like how it's different from any other fandom-esque books that I have read this year. 
#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookish #bookishfeatures #booklove #booklover #bookaddict #bookgeek #booknerd #bookworm #radiosilence #aliceoseman #ya #youngadult #youngadultbooks #yalit #reading
It took me until now to finally start Radio Silence, but my picture is from when the lilac tree bordering my backyard was in bloom! I'm glad though that I waited because I'm now really enjoying this one. I'm about 125 pages in, but I like how it's different from any other fandom-esque books that I have read this year. #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookstagramfeature  #bookish  #bookishfeatures  #booklove  #booklover  #bookaddict  #bookgeek  #booknerd  #bookworm  #radiosilence  #aliceoseman  #ya  #youngadult  #youngadultbooks  #yalit  #reading 
The Child by Fiona Barton came out today, and I'm pumped to read it! The Widow helped me get into a real thriller kick last year. Hoping to enjoy this one! Best part--the library had my hold for me ON release day!! That's so rare for my library system, and I'm so happy!! #books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookish #bookishfeatures #booklove #booklover #bookgeek #booknerd #bookworm #bookaddict #reading #thechild #fionabarton #thriller
Maybe I don't always need a fancy picture if it's going to keep me from posting. 
So I'm on a self-imposed book buying ban. I tend to get excited about the next book coming out and forget to read the books I already own. While I'm not requiring myself to read all the books I own, I am going back through and reading the ones I bought brand new. 
I LOVE IT. 
I'm currently reading Suffer Love which I initially put down after the first chapter last year. Now, I'm 40 pages from the end and 😍😍😍😍😍 for it. 
I love too that it's set in Tennessee. I'm so glad that I made myself go back to all those books because while not every one has been enjoyable, most have been really enjoyable, and I may have never read them!! 😱

#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookgeek #booknerd #booklove #booklover #bookstagramfeature #reading #yalit #yalove #youngadult #youngadultbooks #sufferlove #ashleyherringblake
Maybe I don't always need a fancy picture if it's going to keep me from posting. So I'm on a self-imposed book buying ban. I tend to get excited about the next book coming out and forget to read the books I already own. While I'm not requiring myself to read all the books I own, I am going back through and reading the ones I bought brand new. I LOVE IT. I'm currently reading Suffer Love which I initially put down after the first chapter last year. Now, I'm 40 pages from the end and 😍😍😍😍😍 for it. I love too that it's set in Tennessee. I'm so glad that I made myself go back to all those books because while not every one has been enjoyable, most have been really enjoyable, and I may have never read them!! 😱 #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookish  #bookgeek  #booknerd  #booklove  #booklover  #bookstagramfeature  #reading  #yalit  #yalove  #youngadult  #youngadultbooks  #sufferlove  #ashleyherringblake 
My cat was pretty excited to read @pstokesbooks' Ferocious. Her favorite part was when Winter fed a cat on the street. 😹

Seriously though, I just finished reading Ferocious which is the sequel to Vicarious. If you haven't read Vicarious, you will want to do so before Ferocious comes out in August. Both are excellent, and Ferocious is a satisfying conclusion to the duology . 
#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booklove #bookaddict #booknerd #bookgeek #booklover #bookish #cats #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #catagram
My cat was pretty excited to read @pstokesbooks' Ferocious. Her favorite part was when Winter fed a cat on the street. 😹 Seriously though, I just finished reading Ferocious which is the sequel to Vicarious. If you haven't read Vicarious, you will want to do so before Ferocious comes out in August. Both are excellent, and Ferocious is a satisfying conclusion to the duology . #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #booklove  #bookaddict  #booknerd  #bookgeek  #booklover  #bookish  #cats  #catsofinstagram  #cats_of_instagram  #catagram 
No need to be blue! It may not be summer yet, but summer's coming soon! 
Starting @andimjulie's new one today, and although I am only 40 pages in, I can tell it's going to be something special. 
#books #bookstagram #bookish #youngadultbooks #youngadult #yalit #ya #bookstagramfeature #booksofinstagram #booklove #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #bookgeek #bookaddict #ramonablue #juliemurphy #dreamingofsummer
Currently reading The Hidden Memory of Objects! After Megan's brother died, she turns to the things he left behind and finds that she can see memories attached to them. Believe me...I'm not even capable of describing that properly. It's not cheesy at all...it's super mysterious actually. 
Coupled with the fact that my bae Abraham Lincoln appears in this book (through Ford's Theater as Megan's mom works there), I'm in love. (I have a serious obsession with Lincoln.) #books #bookstagram #booksinthewild #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookstagramfeature #bookgeek #booknerd #bookworm #booklove #booklover #ya #yalit #youngadult #youngadultbooks #thehiddenmemoryofobjects #daniellemagesamato
Currently reading The Hidden Memory of Objects! After Megan's brother died, she turns to the things he left behind and finds that she can see memories attached to them. Believe me...I'm not even capable of describing that properly. It's not cheesy at all...it's super mysterious actually. Coupled with the fact that my bae Abraham Lincoln appears in this book (through Ford's Theater as Megan's mom works there), I'm in love. (I have a serious obsession with Lincoln.) #books  #bookstagram  #booksinthewild  #booksofinstagram  #bookish  #bookstagramfeature  #bookgeek  #booknerd  #bookworm  #booklove  #booklover  #ya  #yalit  #youngadult  #youngadultbooks  #thehiddenmemoryofobjects  #daniellemagesamato 
Currently reading A Psalm for Lost Girls. Tess was a normal teenager until she started hearing mysterious voices...voices that seemed to actually save people. After a kidnapping though, she suddenly passes away. Then the kidnapped girl comes back found by a shrine for Tess. Now they want to make Tess a saint. 
Told through primarily Callie's voice (Tess's sister), this book is so interesting so far. I also like that we still get to hear from Tess even though she is dead from the beginning of the book. 
#youngadult #youngadultbooks #ya #yalit #books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookish #booklover #booknerd #bookgeek #booklove #bookworm #bookaddict #apsalmforlostgirls #katiebayerl
Currently reading A Psalm for Lost Girls. Tess was a normal teenager until she started hearing mysterious voices...voices that seemed to actually save people. After a kidnapping though, she suddenly passes away. Then the kidnapped girl comes back found by a shrine for Tess. Now they want to make Tess a saint. Told through primarily Callie's voice (Tess's sister), this book is so interesting so far. I also like that we still get to hear from Tess even though she is dead from the beginning of the book. #youngadult  #youngadultbooks  #ya  #yalit  #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookstagramfeature  #bookish  #booklover  #booknerd  #bookgeek  #booklove  #bookworm  #bookaddict  #apsalmforlostgirls  #katiebayerl 
And on to the next book I go! I ended up loving The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley btw, and I still think you should read any and all Shaun David Hutchinson!

I bought this one (which is still a rarity), and I'm really looking forward to it! The plot intrigues me (and I'm hoping is lighter than my other recent reads), and the cover is 😍😍😍. #queensofgeek #jenwilde #books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #bookish #booksinthewild #bookworm #bookgeek #booklove #booklover #booknerd #bookaddict #ya #yalit #youngadultbooks #youngadult
And on to the next book I go! I ended up loving The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley btw, and I still think you should read any and all Shaun David Hutchinson! I bought this one (which is still a rarity), and I'm really looking forward to it! The plot intrigues me (and I'm hoping is lighter than my other recent reads), and the cover is 😍😍😍. #queensofgeek  #jenwilde  #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookstagramfeature  #bookishfeatures  #bookish  #booksinthewild  #bookworm  #bookgeek  #booklove  #booklover  #booknerd  #bookaddict  #ya  #yalit  #youngadultbooks  #youngadult 
I've become such a Shaun David Hutchinson fangirl. I'm basically reading all of his books in reverse publication order. Currently reading this one, and I'm fascinated. If you've never read a single one of his books, please do. We Are the Ants is my favorite of his so far. 
#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookishfeatures #bookish #bookstagramfeature #bookaddict #booknerd #booklove #bookgeek #booklover #bookworm #yalit #ya #youngadult #youngadultbooks #thefivestagesofandrewbrawley #shaundavidhutchinson
I've become such a Shaun David Hutchinson fangirl. I'm basically reading all of his books in reverse publication order. Currently reading this one, and I'm fascinated. If you've never read a single one of his books, please do. We Are the Ants is my favorite of his so far. #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookishfeatures  #bookish  #bookstagramfeature  #bookaddict  #booknerd  #booklove  #bookgeek  #booklover  #bookworm  #yalit  #ya  #youngadult  #youngadultbooks  #thefivestagesofandrewbrawley  #shaundavidhutchinson 
Good Saturday Morning! I started read Letters to the Lost last night, and I'm absolutely loving it. Declan finds a letter left on a grave and reads it out of curiosity. Then he does the unthinkable--he adds on to it. It then becomes a dialogue between the two. However, it's not just told in letters. We get to see into the separate lives of Declan and Juliet. 
Looking forward to reading more today! 
#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #spring #bookworm #booknerd #booklove #booklover #bookaddict #bookishfeatures #reading #yalit #youngadult #youngadultbooks #letterstothelost #brigidkemmerer
Good Saturday Morning! I started read Letters to the Lost last night, and I'm absolutely loving it. Declan finds a letter left on a grave and reads it out of curiosity. Then he does the unthinkable--he adds on to it. It then becomes a dialogue between the two. However, it's not just told in letters. We get to see into the separate lives of Declan and Juliet. Looking forward to reading more today! #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookstagramfeature  #spring  #bookworm  #booknerd  #booklove  #booklover  #bookaddict  #bookishfeatures  #reading  #yalit  #youngadult  #youngadultbooks  #letterstothelost  #brigidkemmerer 
This may look like it's warm, but I ate custard outside when it was 50Β° F, wearing a winter coat. 
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life was so so so good. It was absolutely beautiful. Definitely a must-read. 
#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookish #bookishfeatures #bookworm #booknerd #bookgeek #bookaddict #booklove #booklover #theinexplicablelogicofmylife #benjaminaliresaenz #yalit #youngadult #reading
It is #mentalhealthmonth which is a month very near to my heart. I have depression and anxiety with panic attacks. I'm in recovery from atypical anorexia and self-injury. I've survived two suicide attempts. 
My mental health is sometimes a real battle. When I'm not on here as much, sometimes, it's because my mental health is taken a downturn. 
One of my biggest comforts in recent years have been books that deal with these subjects. For me, the books that consistently get it right because they care deeply about their readership are YA books. 
The first one I ever read was It's Kind of a Funny Story. It was the first time I ever read anything where I felt understood. Since then, I've read anything relating to mental health in fiction. A lot is done poorly, to be honest. But these here, these are all gems. 
If you don't know what it's like to suffer from a mental illness, please read one of these. And then read some nonfiction accounts too. Education is key to breaking the stigma associated with mental illness. 
#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookworm #bookgeek #booknerd #booklove #booklover #bookstagramfeature #girlinpieces #kathleenglasgow #adamsilvera #morehappythannot #adamsilvera #phantomlimbs #paulagarner #theweightofzero #girlagainsttheuniverse #paulastokes #jeffzentner #goodbyedays #theserpentking #thefirsttimeshedrowned #kerrykletter
It is #mentalhealthmonth  which is a month very near to my heart. I have depression and anxiety with panic attacks. I'm in recovery from atypical anorexia and self-injury. I've survived two suicide attempts. My mental health is sometimes a real battle. When I'm not on here as much, sometimes, it's because my mental health is taken a downturn. One of my biggest comforts in recent years have been books that deal with these subjects. For me, the books that consistently get it right because they care deeply about their readership are YA books. The first one I ever read was It's Kind of a Funny Story. It was the first time I ever read anything where I felt understood. Since then, I've read anything relating to mental health in fiction. A lot is done poorly, to be honest. But these here, these are all gems. If you don't know what it's like to suffer from a mental illness, please read one of these. And then read some nonfiction accounts too. Education is key to breaking the stigma associated with mental illness. #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookworm  #bookgeek  #booknerd  #booklove  #booklover  #bookstagramfeature  #girlinpieces  #kathleenglasgow  #adamsilvera  #morehappythannot  #adamsilvera  #phantomlimbs  #paulagarner  #theweightofzero  #girlagainsttheuniverse  #paulastokes  #jeffzentner  #goodbyedays  #theserpentking  #thefirsttimeshedrowned  #kerrykletter 
This Easter Sunday, I am reading Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. I've been trying to read outside of my own experiences more this year, and when I saw this one at the library and saw the reviews, I decided to give it a try. I'm 100 pages in, and I love it so far! 
Jade lives in Portland, Oregon. Her mom works as a caretaker, and her uncle lives with them in a poor neighborhood. Jade goes to a private school on scholarship, and prior to this year, she hasn't had a lot of friends at this school. 
I'm loving the story so far, and I love that I'm reading a story for once about someone who lives in poverty BUT doesn't live in New York City. (For some reason, it seems like every book with that situation is set in NYC unless they are rural poor.) I'm really looking forward to reading more in just a few more minutes. Check it out! 
#books #bookstagram #bookish #bookstagramfeature #booksofinstagram #booknerd #booklove #bookworm #bookgeek #booklover #yalit #youngadult #piecingmetogether #reneewatson
This Easter Sunday, I am reading Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. I've been trying to read outside of my own experiences more this year, and when I saw this one at the library and saw the reviews, I decided to give it a try. I'm 100 pages in, and I love it so far! Jade lives in Portland, Oregon. Her mom works as a caretaker, and her uncle lives with them in a poor neighborhood. Jade goes to a private school on scholarship, and prior to this year, she hasn't had a lot of friends at this school. I'm loving the story so far, and I love that I'm reading a story for once about someone who lives in poverty BUT doesn't live in New York City. (For some reason, it seems like every book with that situation is set in NYC unless they are rural poor.) I'm really looking forward to reading more in just a few more minutes. Check it out! #books  #bookstagram  #bookish  #bookstagramfeature  #booksofinstagram  #booknerd  #booklove  #bookworm  #bookgeek  #booklover  #yalit  #youngadult  #piecingmetogether  #reneewatson 
I rarely start to gush about books before I finish them. But this one is different. I'm a little over halfway through, and Shaun David Hutchinson's We Are the Ants is something else. It's heartbreaking and honest. It's full of lines that make me say: "yes. This. This." Henry is abducted by sluggers--what he calls the aliens. But he never stays long. Just long enough to know that the world is going to end, and he has the power to stop it. An honest look at living after a loved one died by suicide, this book is sensitive about the subject, and the author understands it at a different level. Furthermore, while there are some real jerks in this book, not every adult is a jerk. (I hate YA books where every adult is a jerk too.) Seriously, this has been such a good read so far, and I'm eager to finish it. 
#bookworm #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #booknerd #bookstagramfeature #books #bookgeek #bookish #booklove #booklover #ya #yalit #youngadult #shaundavidhutchinson #wearetheants #youngadultbooks #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
I rarely start to gush about books before I finish them. But this one is different. I'm a little over halfway through, and Shaun David Hutchinson's We Are the Ants is something else. It's heartbreaking and honest. It's full of lines that make me say: "yes. This. This." Henry is abducted by sluggers--what he calls the aliens. But he never stays long. Just long enough to know that the world is going to end, and he has the power to stop it. An honest look at living after a loved one died by suicide, this book is sensitive about the subject, and the author understands it at a different level. Furthermore, while there are some real jerks in this book, not every adult is a jerk. (I hate YA books where every adult is a jerk too.) Seriously, this has been such a good read so far, and I'm eager to finish it. #bookworm  #booksofinstagram  #bookstagram  #booknerd  #bookstagramfeature  #books  #bookgeek  #bookish  #booklove  #booklover  #ya  #yalit  #youngadult  #shaundavidhutchinson  #wearetheants  #youngadultbooks  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness 
Sorry I've been gone so long. It's been a crazy season. I'm on vacation this week, and I bought The Heartbeats of Wing Jones while in Nashville. This book is a lovely tale, taking place over the course of 1995-96 of what can happen when one mistake turns deadly--both tragedy and triumph. This book also features diverse characters. Truly well written. I haven't seen much hype about this one (although it's been a while since I've been logged into this account), but it's so good! Makes me want to try to start running again! 
#books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booklove #booklover #booknerd #bookgeek #bookworm #bookish #bookstagramfeature #ya #yalit #youngadult #reading #katherinewebber #theheartbeatsofwingjones  #nashville #centennialpark
Sorry I've been gone so long. It's been a crazy season. I'm on vacation this week, and I bought The Heartbeats of Wing Jones while in Nashville. This book is a lovely tale, taking place over the course of 1995-96 of what can happen when one mistake turns deadly--both tragedy and triumph. This book also features diverse characters. Truly well written. I haven't seen much hype about this one (although it's been a while since I've been logged into this account), but it's so good! Makes me want to try to start running again! #books  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #booklove  #booklover  #booknerd  #bookgeek  #bookworm  #bookish  #bookstagramfeature  #ya  #yalit  #youngadult  #reading  #katherinewebber  #theheartbeatsofwingjones  #nashville  #centennialpark 
Jeff Zentner has created an absolutely breath-taking sophomore novel. It is one that will make you feel intensely. It is one that will make you question your own actions and whether or not you are as safe as you feel you are while driving. It is one that will make you think about the fragility of life and about the memories that you would leave behind. Perhaps, and I hope it does, it will make you think how to craft the best story you can for your own life.

I know I may sound like a broken record when I harp on @jeffzentner on here, but not since Ned Vizzini has any author written works that have had such an impact on my life. I feel that it is highly appropriate that I literally found a four leaf clover while rereading parts of the ARC back in September--for more than one reason. Great symbolism but also truly lucky to have this author in my life. (P.S. Jeff, the published book will be in my hands this month--although I think you may know that already from Savannah.) #jeffzentner #books #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstragramfeature #bookish #booklove #booknerd #bookgeek #bookworm #bookaddict #booklover #ya #yalit #youngadultbooks #reading #goodbyedays #fourleafclover
Jeff Zentner has created an absolutely breath-taking sophomore novel. It is one that will make you feel intensely. It is one that will make you question your own actions and whether or not you are as safe as you feel you are while driving. It is one that will make you think about the fragility of life and about the memories that you would leave behind. Perhaps, and I hope it does, it will make you think how to craft the best story you can for your own life. I know I may sound like a broken record when I harp on @jeffzentner on here, but not since Ned Vizzini has any author written works that have had such an impact on my life. I feel that it is highly appropriate that I literally found a four leaf clover while rereading parts of the ARC back in September--for more than one reason. Great symbolism but also truly lucky to have this author in my life. (P.S. Jeff, the published book will be in my hands this month--although I think you may know that already from Savannah.) #jeffzentner  #books  #bookstagrammer  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookstragramfeature  #bookish  #booklove  #booknerd  #bookgeek  #bookworm  #bookaddict  #booklover  #ya  #yalit  #youngadultbooks  #reading  #goodbyedays  #fourleafclover