Here I am, back for post #2 of “Books I Can’t Wait to Read.” A post in which I get to share the latest books that I’ve added to my ‘To-Read’ List!
Admittedly, I still haven’t made it through the last list, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have five more books to share with you, especially after recently making a trip to my local Chapters!
So are you ready to fangirl, daydream, and squeal through another post? I hope so, cause I sure am ❤
Books I can’t wait to read
Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes
He tilts my chin up so my eyes meet his, his thumb brushing lightly across my lips. I close my eyes. I know Z is trouble. I know that being with him is going to get me into trouble. I don’t care.
At least at this moment, I don’t care.
Tossed from foster home to foster home, Olivia’s seen a lot in her sixteen years. She’s hardened, sure, though mostly just wants to fly under the radar until graduation. But her natural ability with computers catches the eye of Z, a mysterious guy at her new school. Soon, Z has brought Liv into his team of hacker elite—break into a few bank accounts, and voila, he drives a motorcycle. Follow his lead, and Olivia might even be able to escape from her oppressive foster parents. As Olivia and Z grow closer, though, so does the watchful eye of Bill Sykes, Z’s boss. And he’s got bigger plans for Liv…
I can picture Liv’s face: wide-eyed, trusting. Her smooth lips that taste like strawberry Fanta.
It was just a kiss. That’s all. She’s just like any other girl.
Except that she’s not.
Thanks to Z, Olivia’s about to get twisted.
I may not be a big fan of hacking books, but I’m totally down for them when the description is this captivating! On top of that, I’m getting butterflies from just reading that Summery. ❤ ❤ ❤
Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway
Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?
Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.
She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.
Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.
He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.
Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?
Emmy seems like a girl that we can all relate to, and Oliver seems like a boy who we could all fall in love with, which is probably why this book is so appealing. This recently published book looks absolutely incredible, and after discussing it with Michelle, it sounds like you’re in for a review very soon!
Control by Lydia Kang
Set in 2150 — in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms — this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.
When their overprotective father is killed in a terrible accident, Zel and her younger sister, Dylia, are lost in grief. But it’s not until strangers appear, using bizarre sensory weapons, that the life they had is truly eviscerated. Zel ends up in a safe house for teens that aren’t like any she’s ever seen — teens who, by law, shouldn’t even exist. One of them — an angry tattooed boy haunted by tragedy — can help Zel reunite with her sister.
But only if she is willing to lose him.
How Incredible does that sound? Dystopia books may be a little passe, but that wasn’t the reason I fell in love with this book. No, the reason I got interested in this book was because of Zel’s interest in biology, something I love too! Seriously, after that, nothing else mattered! Even if you aren’t a fan of bio though, the mystery boy introduced in the summery seems pretty intriguing too!
Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary. But when Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?
All I can say about this book is that it seems like a must read for any book nerd. Really, who doesn’t want their own perfect bookily ever after?
Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald
Can a boy-hungry Jersey girl survive the wilds of Canada with her eco-identity intact? A witty new YA novel from the author of SOPHOMORE SWITCH.
Jenna may hail from the ’burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. So when her mom suggests they spend the summer at Grandma’s Florida condo, Jenna pleads instead to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched at the chance to commune with this nature she’s heard about — and the cute, plaid wearing boys she’s certain must roam there. But after a few run-ins with local wildlife (from a larger-than-life moose to Susie’s sullen Goth stepdaughter to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so well with this population of real outdoors-men. A dusty survival guide offers Jenna amusing tips on navigating the wilderness — but can she learn to navigate the turns of her heart?
It’s no secret that I’m a total outdoorsy girl, and if you can relate, then you must know how Intriguing this book seems! Hope it’s as good as it sounds ❤
There it is, five more amazing books to add to you’re reading list! Comment below which one you want to read the most, I’d love to see how we compare!
See you at the bookstore,