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Epic Recs: February

graphic is from Judith at Paper Riot
Guess who's back?! OH YES. After the smashing success that was January's Epic Rec, Gaby and I are back for more! And we couldn't be more excited. Yes, I speak for both of us. 

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For Gaby, I recommended INSIGNIA by S.J. Kincaid. If you want to know WHY I recommended that, you'll have to head on over to dear Gaby's blog

As for me, Gaby recommended WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman. Here's why!

I know Lisa's not a big contemporary reader but, first of all, I believe everyone should step out of their comfort zone every now and again. Second of all, WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman is the most fantastically sad, brilliant, and wonderful book. There aren't even enough adjectives for me to express how much I loved this sequel and how much I want to share those feels with everyone in the world. And third of all, Yeah, I said sequel. Lisa's read IF I STAY but she hasn't read WHERE SHE WENT and to me that's entirely unacceptable. 
So, yeah, I haven't given a ton of reasons why this book is specifically perfect for Lisa and, as such, I'm taking a risk with this one, but I feel I have to take the chance. And I also have to warn Lisa to have tissues nearby. Because, seriously, "sad, brilliant, and wonderful." (Yeah, I just quote myself, so sue me.)

Obviously, I am terrified because I just love SFF books and contemporary is so out of my comfort zone lately! I remember reading and loving IF I STAY so I don't know why I'm so anxious to read WHERE SHE WENT. Anyway, I have to get over it because Gaby said so! 

What do you think? Do you think I'll love WHERE SHE WENT? Do you think I nailed it with INSIGNIA? Yay for Epic Recs

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. I AM SO EXCITED YOU ARE GOING TO READ THIS. And a little nervous. *wills you to like it*

    AND I'm really excited about Insignia HURRAY!

  2. I have a confession to make: I, too, have read If I Stay, but have yet to read Where She Went... and I've owned it for like a year! I'm afraid!

  3. Also wanted to add that I *love* the concept of epic recs!!

  4. I wasn't a huge fan of If I Stay, so never did read Where She Went. But I hope you think that it's epic!

  5. OMG...WSW totally IS sad "brilliant, and wonderful" and raw and amazing and I HOPE YOU LOVE IT!! Great rec, Gaby! Especially if you've already read If I Stay, lisa. It's necessary! Enjoy!

  6. I'm actually really excited for you, Lisa! I know you don't read a lot of contemporary novels, but Where She Went is just written so beautifully. It really tore at my heartstrings, and I hope that you feel the same way!

    I'm also excited to see what Gaby says about Insignia. I've been curious about that book for a while, but haven't checked it out just yet. I should get on that!

  7. Oh! I haven't read Where She Went (though I have read If I Stay, I think?), so I'm excited to see your thoughts! Even more excited because you don't read a ton of contemporary which makes it even better (contemporary book pusher right here :D).

  8. Where She Went is sooooooooooooooo good. OMG. I loved this book and basically everything about it. This book is everything.

    ALSO! Insignia is such a boss book. Nailed it!

  9. I loved Where She Went so much! I didn't love If I Stay even though I read it twice (I give the books second chances sometimes, remember) but Where She Went was a WINNER. I hope you LOVE it so much. I really do. It's one of those rare times when a non-first-book in a series is a favorite of mine.


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