Spotlight Friday (157)

Hey-o!  It’s FRIDAY!  And that means more books!  Also, I made a banner for Spotlights in my free time.  Let me know if you like it or not.  🙂  It looks so excited.

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a-week-of-mondays-jessica-brodyA Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody

Release Date: August 2, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!

As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day? Or will she be stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever?

From the author 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and The Unremembered trilogy comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about second (and third and fourth and fifth) chances. Because sometimes it takes a whole week of Mondays to figure out what you really want.

What’s To Like: I think of this as a fluffier version of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver or like a YA version of Groundhog Day.  And I mean, we’ve all had those days that we wish we could do over.  Ellie gets her chance and I’m totally hoping I can laugh my way through this.

how2bto2bkeep2brolling2bafter2ba2bfallHow To Keep Rolling After A Fall by Karole Cozzo

Release Date: August 2, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): After a cyber bullying incident turns her life upside down, a handsome wheelchair rugby player shows a former mean girl that everyone deserves a second chance.

The party was at her house. The photos were posted to her Facebook account. That’s all the evidence anyone needed to condemn Nikki Baylor for a cyberbullying incident that humiliated a classmate and nearly resulted in the girl’s suicide. Now Nikki’s been expelled from her old school, her friends have abandoned her, and even her own parents can’t look her in the eye. With her plans for the future all but destroyed, Nikki resigns herself to being the girl everyone hates – almost as much as she hates herself. But then Nikki meets Pax, a spirited wheelchair rugby player who knows what it’s like when one mistake completely shatters your life. Refusing to judge her because of her past, he shows her that everyone deserves a second chance… and everyone deserves to be loved.

What’s To Like: I always like these stories of second chances and meeting people who change your perspective on life.  And I’m always a fan of stories that go dark and personal, and this definitely looks like it’s headed that way.  This is published by Swoon Reads, so we’re definitely guaranteed a love story.  Dark love stories are my favorite.

the-beauty-of-darkness-mary-e-pearsonThe Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles, #3) by Mary E. Pearson

Release Date: August 2, 2016

*Potential Series Spoilers Ahead*

Summary (from Goodreads): Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous – what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson’s combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.

What’s To Like: I’m actually a little shocked that this summary is this short, but I’m not surprised that it says virtually nothing.  The previous books were very secretive too.  And I kind of like that because I have no idea where the story is going to go.  I really like this series, and I really like Lia.  I’m interested in seeing how this series wraps up.


2 thoughts on “Spotlight Friday (157)

  1. These books sound awesome. I remember loving Before I Fall, I will definitely try to read this. The Remnant Chronicles also sounds interesting. Thanks for the recommendations!

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