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inspired by Kristi's meme In My Mailbox, at The Story Siren, here are some books i've added to my ever growing pile of books to read this week.

[both of these books come courtesy of the Amazon Vine program. for more details on the glory and goodness that is Amazon Vine, click here.]

author: Veronica Roth
publisher: HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
drop date: May 2011

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. 

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her. (summary via Goodreads)

author: Kim Harrington
publisher: Scholastic Point
drop date: March 2011

When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?
This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.
And a curse.
When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most? (summary via Goodreads)

that's the start to two new series, y'all. i'm in trouble.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. At first I thought that at 16 I would have been hard-pressed to choose who I would be for the rest of my life. But, on second thought, I would have been pretty close to the reality. Hmmm.

  2. Oh! Awesome books this week! I really want to read both of those.

    Your blog is really cute! I just found it this week through the IMM. I'm a new follower.

    Anyways,I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about those books!

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  3. You have Divergent!!! omg. I am sooo looking forward to reading it! I finished Clarity last week. It's also awesome. Happy reading!

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

  4. OOH! I've heard many good things about Divergent! Hope you like it!

    My IMM

  5. i just don't understand when you are actually going to be reading all of these books. good luck with that.

  6. M - it's interesting you say that...because i think i might be right there with you.
    Jen - thanks!
    Chel - YES omg i'm so excited for Divergent. i was envious as all get out of everyone else...now it's on my shelf >:)
    Cel - i hope so too!
    Eriks - i KNOW. what a good problem to have though, really.


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