Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Waiting on Wednesday (or Can't Wait Wednesday) is a weekly meme, hosted by Wishful Endings, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer #1)

The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all.

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality.

Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it.

Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed. . . . 
Release Date: November 5th, 2019

Why am I waiting?
Do I really need to explain?
What book are you waiting for this week?

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten "Classic" MG/YA Books That I Didn't Read Until After I Graduated From High School

Hosted each week by That Artsy Reader Girl, it's a meme for listing the top ten for everything bookish.

Hello! This week it's a free-for-all in Top Ten Tuesday topics! Today I'm, talking about classic MG & YA books that I didn't read until adulthood! This is partially inspired by the Childhood Favorites topic earlier in the month after I noticed that some of your childhood favorites were books I read recently (and some are books I still need to read). Nevertheless, here are some classic MG/YA books that I just got to reading!

I thought about having a bonus round of the classic MG/YA books that I still need to read but...that might get embarrassing.

Are there any "classic" MG/YA books that you didn't read until recently?

Monday, July 29, 2019

REVIEW: The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

The Candymakers (The Candymakers, #1)

Four children have been chosen to compete in a national competition to find the tastiest confection in the country. Who will invent a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Lightning Chew?

Logan, the Candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by touch alone?

Miles, the boy who is allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink?

Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy like it's a feather?

Or Philip, the suit-and-tie wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?

This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.

Wendy Mass was one of my favorite authors when I was in middle school. This book came out after I left middle school and while I added it to my TBR, for some reason did not get read until now. I mainly listened to this on audiobook but I read the last portion of this in physical form because I really wanted to keep reading! I'm happy to say that this was a fantastic book!

The summary does a great job of summarizing the main point of this book, so I'm not going to give a big rehash, but basically, four twelve-year-olds come to the Life is Sweet candy factory in order to come up with the perfect candy for a national competition. Each character is given a point-of-view, but instead of switching the POV every other chapter, we are given multiple chapters from one perspective, and then it switches. We start with Logan, the candymaker's son, so excited to meet the other kids. We follow Logan until we get to an incident. A really intriguing incident. Then the book rewinds and follows Miles, as he is coming to the factory and meeting the other kids. We follow him until the incident, then rewind to show Daisy (who is not who she seems), until the incident. The same goes for Phillip. So with each perspective we see the same days, but with a different perspective. I've never read a book that dealt with perspectives this way and it was done so well! I loved seeing how each character saw the day, each other, and learning more about them. Each POV ended in a cliffhanger that made me want to see how everything comes together and with each perspective, you see the small details that add up to that one moment. It was just so exciting by the time I got to Phillip's perspective because it felt like everything was coming together! Even though it was tense, I was filled with joy!

The characters in this book were fantastic and I felt like I really got to know them. Logan is such a nice guy and he really knows everything to know about candy making, but he's also anxious about the competition and making friends. But even though he is feeling unsure about himself, he does his best at talking to the others and making his dream candy. Miles is obsessed with the afterlife, has his own language, and is on the watch for signs. I felt bad for him at times because he was so scared, but I loved how he tries to look at life. Daisy, well I can't say much about her due to spoilers, but I can say that I was really surprised by her character. I was also surprised by Phillip because from the first time we meant him (in Logan's perspective) he comes off as obnoxious, but I ended up really liking his perspective. Partially because everything comes together, but also because he's not a bad guy, he's actually a nice guy, but he always has a barrier up towards others. The best part with the characters, though, was them all together. One of the reasons why I love MG books is that there is such a strong focus on friendship and by the end of this book the friendship warmed my heart.

This book is also a wonderful blend of reality and magical. There are some things you may have to suspend disbelief for, but it's so gosh darn fun! And even within the improbable, the characters and their stories bring real and relatable problems. That's another one of the reasons why I loved the characters so much, because I really felt like I understood them and they still felt realistic.

Overall, this was such a wonderful book. I loved the characters, the mystery, the unique layout. When I closed this book I felt like a ball of emotions and I knew I had just finished a great book. Wendy Mass is a great writer and I can still call her a favorite author. There is a sequel and you bet I'm going to read it!

I hereby give this book
5 Stars!
Meaning: A new favorite!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

New Releases in YA! (July 28th-31st)

Every week I list all (or almost all) of the YA books (and the occasional MG) that are coming out within that week!
There's not much coming out this week, but here's what you get to look forward:
P.S. Click on the book's cover for the Goodreads page!

Did I miss any books?
What books, if any, do you plan to read?

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Short and Simple Reviews: The Rest of the Story, Swing, and Technically, You Started It

This is a place for books that I didn't fully review.
Maybe I listed my likes and dislikes, had a little short paragraph, or a few sentences to convey my feelings on the book, but whatever the "review" is, all of them are short and simple. (hence the clever name)

The Rest of the StoryEmma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.

Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.

When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.

Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.

For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her will win out?
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I love Sarah Dessen's books and while I can't mark this one as an all-time favorite, it is certainly high up there! I think Dessen is oftentimes misrepresented as a romance writer and while her books do contain a little romance, her books are focused on the MC, a teenage girl with real problems. Romance is never a focus in her books and if there is ever romance, it is dealt with in a realistic way and comes in the very end of the story. The Rest of the Story is primarily about Emma Saylor and her spending the summer with the half of her family that she never got to know until now. I loved seeing her interact with her "new" family and how close they become in just a couple of weeks. I also loved how the book dealt with the two sides of her life. At home, she is called Emma, but with this "new" family, she is called Saylor. At home, her father and grandmother have more money, but in with this "new" family, she is shown a different side where she works hard. This is true as well with the two sides of the lake, the working class North Lake and the Lake North resort. It was all written incredibly well and I just loved diving back into a new Sarah Dessen book. Overall, this new book did not disappoint.

 I hereby give this book
4 Stars
Meaning: It was amazing

SwingThings usually do not go as planned for seventeen-year-old Noah. He and his best friend
Walt (aka Swing) have been cut from the high school baseball team for the third year in a row, and it looks like Noah’s love interest since third grade, Sam, will never take it past the “best friend” zone. Noah would love to retire his bat and accept the status quo, but Walt has big plans for them both, which include making the best baseball comeback ever, getting the girl, and finally finding cool.

To go from lovelorn to ladies’ men, Walt introduces Noah to a relationship guru—his Dairy Queen-employed cousin, Floyd—and the always informative Woohoo Woman Podcast. Noah is reluctant, but decides fate may be intervening when he discovers more than just his mom’s birthday gift at the thrift shop. Inside the vintage Keepall is a gold mine of love letters from the 1960s. Walt is sure these letters and the podcasts are just what Noah needs to communicate his true feelings to Sam. To Noah, the letters are more: an initiation to the curious rhythms of love and jazz, as well as a way for him and Walt to embrace their own kind of cool. While Walt is hitting balls out of the park and catching the eye of the baseball coach, Noah composes anonymous love letters to Sam in an attempt to write his way into her heart. But as things are looking up for Noah and Walt, a chain of events alters everything Noah knows to be true about love, friendship, sacrifice, and fate.

In Swing, bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo) present a free-verse poetic story that will speak to anyone who’s struggled to find their voice and take a swing at life.

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I don't have a rating for this book because this is just one of those books where I don't think I could translate my feelings for it into a rating. To be honest, I have no idea how to feel about this book. When I first heard about it, it sounded like a typical read--a boy trying to get out of the friend zone--but it turned out to be more than that. The characters felt so real and I found myself loving their interactions. The ending is a big surprise, it really does come out of nowhere, and while it feels out of place, I understand why the book ended the way it did and why so much of the book was focused on showing us the wonderful characters. I did listen to this on audiobook so I feel like I likely missed out on some of the verse elements. Based on the sound, it seems like the poetry got much more stylized in the end and I feel like I missed some of that impact. But, it was still great on audio. 

I hereby give this book
Meaning: I don't know what to think of this

Technically, You Started ItWhen a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks she's talking to the one she doesn't hate.

A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual obsessions, and Martin feels like Haley is the first person to really see who he is. Haley and Martin might be too awkward to hang out in real life, but over text, they're becoming addicted to each other.

There's just one problem: Haley doesn't know who Martin is. And Martin doesn't know that Haley doesn't know. But they better figure it out fast before their meet-cute becomes an epic meet-disaster . . . 

I wanted to read this book because it looked like a fun rom-com and I loved the premise of chatting with someone via text but not knowing who it is because there are two guys at school with the same name (you can blame Catfish for that). I was surprised to learn that this is entirely made up of text messages with isn't really my cup of tea. When I first started the book it threw me off, not being able to get further information of the character or see outside what they mention via text, but as the book continued I grew to like the unique layout. We do learn a lot via the messages and it kind of gives insight on the relationship because that's all they really know of each other (at least from Haley's side). The texts didn't really feel realistic at times, but I'll give some creative license there because this is trying to tell a story. I was disappointed by the "mystery" because it was very predictable. I knew right away who Haley was texting and I bet anyone else who reads this will too. It made some conversations interesting but it also made me very frustrated with Haley because it took her a loooooooooooooong time to figure it out. Overall, not as great as I hoped it would be, but it was an entertaining read.

 I hereby give this book
3 Stars
Meaning: I liked it.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Cover vs Cover: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

This week's pick is...

Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1)VS.  Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1)
Original                        Redesign
Okay, so I understand the direction they were going for the new cover. It makes it a whole lot clearer what time period this book takes place in, but it also loses most of the motorcycle aspect. I'm also generally not a fan of books with faces on the cover, especially floating heads, so I'm going to stay with the original.
Final Verdict: Original
What do you think? Give me your thoughts on which cover is the best!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Waiting on Wednesday (or Can't Wait Wednesday) is a weekly meme, hosted by Wishful Endings, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...

I Hope You Get This Message

Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days.

When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien entity is giving mankind only few days to live before they hit the kill switch on civilization.

For high school truant Jesse Hewitt, though, nothing has ever felt permanent. Not the guys he hooks up with. Not the jobs his underpaid mom works so hard to hold down. Life has dealt him one bad blow after another — so what does it matter if it all ends now? Cate Collins, on the other hand, is desperate to use this time to find the father she’s never met, the man she grew up hearing wild stories about, most of which she didn’t believe. And then there’s Adeem Khan. While coding and computer programming have always come easily to him, forgiveness doesn’t. He can’t seem to forgive his sister for leaving, even though it’s his last chance.

With only seven days to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem’s paths collide even as their worlds are pulled apart.

Release Date: October 22nd, 2019

Why am I waiting?
Okay, so I am always interested in books with this premise. I am usually disappointed, but I have high hopes for this one!
What book are you waiting for this week?

Monday, July 22, 2019

REVIEW: The Remedy by Suzanne Young

The Remedy by Suzanne Young

In a world before The Program…

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.

While this book is the third book in The Program series in publication order, it actually takes place before the start of The Program and follows a completely different set of characters. I really liked this book and found it to be a great expansion to the world The Program started in.

Ever since the age of seven Quinn has been a closer. A closer's job is to pretend to be a recently deceased person in order to help their family move on. She's been so many different girls, lived in the houses of so many families, and is always aware of death. Being a closer is difficult. She can't get attached to anyone, people fear closers, and it's very easy to forget that it's all pretend. Right after closing for a family, Quinn is given a new assignment, a much longer assignment, which is rare because it has been known to negatively affect a closer's mental health if they are a closer for too long. What's strange about this assignment is that no one will tell Quinn how the girl died and not only is she helping the family, but also helping the girl's boyfriend.

This book is very different in tone from the first two books in The Program series. It is very light on the sci-fi, in fact, I don't believe there are any elements I would consider sci-fi. But it still not entirely realistic and is very speculative. There are also very few references to what will eventually happen in The Program, yet it is very clear reading this book how the times are shifting towards The Program. This book mainly focuses on the closers which is a form of grief counseling in this world. I thought this was a really intriguing idea and it was really interesting to see how this grief counseling becomes a prelude to The Program. This book also has a stronger mystery, as Quinn is trying to figure out the girl she is pretending to be, while it also shows mental health very differently than the previous book. There is still an element of hiding your emotions, but for Quinn, it is not because of handlers but because she has to be someone else.

Quinn is an interesting protagonist and very different from Sloane in the last books. She's been a closer for so long that she has difficulty remembering what happened to her and what happened to the girls she was pretending to be. It is not an easy life and it's clear that she desperately wants to be normal, but her father pushes her to continue the closer life and she has so few relationships because of her life as a closer. When she starts this longer assignment, she so much wants to stay in that life, with these loving parents and a loving boyfriend. It really shows how much she has missed out on. I really liked her narration and we really got a feel for how much difficulty she had with her mental health because so much was pressured onto her for so much of her life.

I was very close to giving this book five stars but the romance prevented me from doing that. There is actually not a whole lot of romance in this book, which I really liked, but I wasn't really fond of Quinn's attachment to Deacon (or rather, Deacon's attachment to Quinn). Deacon is Quinn's ex, he is also a closer, and they had an off-on relationship before the start of the book. I understand why they are close to one another because they both understand what it is like to be a closer, but Deacon broke up with Quinn. Deacon hurt Quinn, for unknown and stupid reasons. But now Deacon is trying to get back with her? I didn't really trust him and I wanted Quinn to keep him at friend level because their romantic relationship wasn't very healthy. I would have been fine with that because that would be showing a different type of relationship in a YA book (that you shouldn't be in unhealthy relationships), but it doesn't seem like they are remaining just friends. I will also mention that like the last books, there is an almost love triangle. I don't really consider is a love triangle because there wasn't love there. Basically, Quinn starts a relationship with the dead girl's boyfriend. Quinn thinks it is love, but really she is just in love with the idea of the relationship that they had. I don't particularly agree with her choices, but I do like that this was explored.

Now throughout so much of the book, I just keep flipping pages, engrossed in the book. Then I get to the ending and boy was it a bombshell. I have to be vague here, but the ending was completely unexpected and it really blew my mind (and made me feel bad for Quinn). 


Overall, this is a great addition to The Program series. It introduced completely new ideas but it feels right at home with the rest of the books. I am excited to see how this will continue and lead to the actual Program. I most definitely will be reading the next book.

I hereby give this book
4 Stars!
Meaning: I really liked this book!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

New Releases in YA! (July 21st-27th)

Every week I list all (or almost all) of the YA books (and the occasional MG) that are coming out within that week!
Here's what you get to look forward to this week:
P.S. Click on the book's cover for the Goodreads page!

Did I miss any books?
What books, if any, do you plan to read?

Friday, July 19, 2019

Cover Lust: The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd

Cover Lust is something that I do every other week where I feature a book cover that I absolutely love!

There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital. In the mirrors that line its grand hallways, which once belonged to a princess. In those that reflect the elegant rooms, now filled with sick children. It is her secret.

One morning, when Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital’s abandoned gardens, she discovers something incredible: a white horse with broken wings has left the mirror-world and entered her own.

Tucked into the garden’s once-gleaming sundial, Emmaline finds a letter from the Horse Lord. He is hiding the wounded white horse, named Foxfire, from a dark and sinister force—a Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight. If Emmaline is to keep the Black Horse from finding her new friend, she must collect colorful objects with which to blind him. But where can Emmaline find color when her world is filled with gray?

Why did I pick this cover? 
Middle-grade books just get the best covers. I love the different shades of blues and how, with the white, it creates a majestic outdoor scene in the shape of a horse's head. All of the illustrated elements together show that this book has magical realism elements, but also hints at the sadness in the book (but maybe I'm just remember the sadness in this book). All in all, this is a gorgeous cover.
 What are your thoughts? Tell me in the comments!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

REVIEW: Dying to Remember by Trish Marie Dawson

Dying to Remember (The Station, #2)
The next installment in The Station Series by Amazon Bestselling Author, Trish Marie Dawson, takes readers on another lively journey through the after-life adventures of eighteen year old Piper Willow.

Piper has new challenges to overcome, new names to learn and is faced with a new Station occupation. Did she make the right choice - choosing to stay at the Station and become a Volunteer? Does she really want answers to the questions that never leave her mind? How did the Station come to be? What lies beyond? Who is Andurush and what, exactly, does he want with Piper?

She must ask herself once again if she has what it takes…but this time it isn't about saving lives, it is about discovering what lies beyond death.

Would you want to know?
NOTE: This is the second book in a series and there will be spoilers for book one. Read the review for book one here.

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first book, but it was still a decent read.

At the end of Dying to Forget, Piper finds out that her former charge, Sloan, is now at the Station. Which means that he must've have committed suicide after Piper left him. Piper is upset because she must have failed, but she also is somewhat happy that she gets the chance to actually know him. What's strange is that Sloan remembers her, even though most of the living don't remember their Volunteers. Those at the Station think there must be something special about Piper, but Piper isn't sure and she still has to work.

One of the reasons why I did not enjoy this one as much as the first is that it lost a lot of the elements I enjoyed in the first book and had more of the tired tropes that I don't enjoy. For instance, Piper is now the special one. I was just fine with her being a normal girl, in fact, I wanted her to be a normal girl, that was one of the biggest draws to her character. I'm not really a big fan of books that signal the MC as "special" and "different". I like seeing someone normal overcome challenges and change from personal strength, not because they are special.

One of my favorite things about Dying to Forget was the moments where Piper Volunteered. I loved seeing the real world elements and how she tried to help others. It had a strong contemporary feel, not hesitating to discuss difficult subjects, but with an afterlife twist. Piper did Volunteer once in this book and those elements were still there. I still loved that and it is because of that that my rating is still a "liked it" rating. When we see Piper at the Station, mainly when interacting with Sloan, I felt like the uniqueness of this book was lost.

The romance was my biggest issue with this book. It's really tough for me to like a romance in books because more often than not, I find it completely unnecessary. In Dying to Forget there was no romance and I loved that! When I found out that Sloan was at the Station, I knew right away that this would likely lead to romance. I was hoping that would not be the case, but of course, it turned out to be correct. The romance was really flat. I know that Piper knew Sloan, so I understand on her end why it happened so quickly (kind of. It doesn't really make sense for her character, but whatever), but for Sloan, it just seemed that he was suddenly in love with Piper. There was no build. Sloan also turned into a flat, stereotypical love interest. He was so dynamic in the last book, but here, it was almost like he was a piece of furniture. A hot piece of furniture because of course every girl wants him and every guy hates him (I'm so tired of this trope).

Overall, I really liked the moments where Piper was Volunteering and that is my favorite part of this book and the series so far, but I feel like the unique elements are disappearing and this is becoming a cliche YA book. I hate saying that because the first book was great, but with the romance and Piper now becoming a special snowflake, the tired tropes are being brought in. I want to continue the series because I still love the afterlife aspect, but I'm not sure. From the looks of it, the next book won't have any Volunteering (which is, again, my favorite part) and I'm kind of worried that there will be a love triangle.

I hereby give this book
3 Stars
Meaning: I liked it.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Waiting on Wednesday (or Can't Wait Wednesday) is a weekly meme, hosted by Wishful Endings, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...

The Fountains of Silence

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true post-war struggles of Spain.

Release Date: October 22nd, 2019

Why am I waiting?
It's by Ruta Sepetys, so this book will make me cry, but... it's by Ruta Sepetys so I need to read it.
What book are you waiting for this week?

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Some of the Authors That I Will Automatically Want to Buy Books From

Hosted each week by That Artsy Reader Girl, it's a meme for listing the top ten for everything bookish.
This week it's all about Auto-Buy Authors, but I had a bit of trouble with this list even though I did not expect to have trouble. I looked at some preorders and thought to myself 'Hey! I buy a lot of books by them!" but when I looked at their books I realized that there are some books I never bought by them, I simply checked out from the library. There are also some favorite authors of mine that, looking back, I realize that I still haven't read all of their books. Whoops! I actually some anxiety making this list because there are so many authors that immediately make their way to my TBR. To ease some anxiety, today I am discussing authors that I have either preordered books from recently, or there are books by them on my B&N preorder wishlist.

*In no certain order*

1. Marissa Meyer

2. Morgan Matson
Morgan Matson

3. Claire Legrand
Claire Legrand

4. Victoria/V.E. Schwab
Victoria Schwab

5. Kasie West
Kasie West

6. Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo

7. Soman Chainani
Soman Chainani

8. Renée Ahdieh
Renée Ahdieh

9. Cynthia Hand
Cynthia Hand

10. Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie Stiefvater

What are some of your auto-read/buy authors?