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After over a year of growing, learning, and embarking on new adventures, I’ve decided to bring back Bookworm Eileen thus the return of my beloved, Bookwormstothemax. 🙂

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With my first semester of college completed, I now have extra time to do some reinventing and show you all a different side of Bookwormstothemax. Get Excited!

Thank you to my favorite bookworms who are the reason I am returning to the Book Blogging World that I call my home. I can’t wait to show you all a different side of me as well as a new and improved version of Bookwormstothemax!

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!

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Bookworms, thank you all for being the best group of followers ever. Since creating Bookwormstothemax, my love for reading grows every day. You all inspire me to expand my reading genres and to become an overall better reader. Being a blogger has made me realize the becoming an author could be somewhere in my future. Knowing you guys love and support Bookwormstothemax means more than you know.

I love you guys! All 200 of you! 🙂

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May Book Haul!!!

So excited to start reading these books! I picked up a few from my local used bookstore and a few from B&N! Have you read any of these books lately? Let me know down below!

1) Fallen by Lauren Kate : There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move. Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her.

2) This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith : When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?

3) Golden by Jessi Kirby : Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance. Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

4) Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles : Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares—has been canceled. After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers. Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as “criminal” and “freak.” Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It’s a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

5) Touched by Corrine Jackson : Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far. Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll be coming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!

 


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Goodreads Summary:

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Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

Rating: 5/5

Review: WHAT IS LIFE. This book chewed me up, spit me out, and left me emotionally scarred… It’s like all my emotions were forced in a washer machine and I’m tumbling out of control! Talk about ALL THE FEELS. In Unravel Me, we see firsthard the characters changing. I loved seeing all the characters (yes, including Warner) realizing who they are and OWNING IT. Also, look how beautiful this cover is!

By the end of Shatter Me, Juliette believed for the first time in her life that she was not a monster… she was special. But when Unravel Me starts, everything goes downhill. Within the two weeks of being at Omega Point it seems that Juliette has lost all self-esteem and reverted back to the frightened and withdrawn girl that she was in the very beginning. I was kind of annoyed that Juliette reversed back. I was rooting for the strong, independent young lady that believes in herself and when she’s got that confidence she can accomplish anything.

While Juliette spends her days hiding away from everyone and feeling sorry for herself, the rest of the people at Omega Point go on with their daily routines. Frankly, the people at Omega Point don’t really like her. It doesn’t take too long before Juliette is put in her place and slowly begins to come back around. She finally eases back into her TRUE self: The bad ass Juliette. The girl who will not let anyone or anything hurt the ones she cares for. We see a lot of Kenji in Unravel Me. At Omega Point, Kenji trains Juliette into harnessing her powers and eventually strengthening it. Go Team Kenji!

Kenji is seriously my biggest book crush ever. Kenji is not only completely in control of himself and everything around him, he is charming, witty and seems to be quite inappropriate at times. I was so happy that Tahereh showed the different sides of Kenji! The only reason I didn’t want Juliette to fall in love with Kenji was because I wanted Kenji for myself! 😀

Adam doesn’t really stand out much in this book. He spends his days and nights at Omega Point always in private meetings and doing super secret testing to learn more about his powers. Adam is still the most kind, and gentle man. After a while, I got pretty bored with Adam. He grew to be too overbearing. I mean if he was my boyfriend, I’d feel like I’m being suffocated. His love for Juliette is strong and powerful and there is nothing he will not do to keep her safe.

So, you can certainly understand why all holy hell broke loose when they brought back a captured soldier to Omega Point and it was none other than Warner. Yes, Warner. Mr. Cocky. Mr. I will kill you with my stare but I am just oh-so-so sexy that you are going to melt like ice cream on a scorching summer day Warner. Well, obviously this didn’t make many people very happy. The tension was thick in the air and only held the promise for getting worse. Except Warner wasn’t the evil man that they all knew and despised. Well, of course he was, but there was something different. There was compassion inside him. Not that he would show that side of himself to anyone but it was there. He was just a man with flaws, fears, pain and wild emotions going through him. He was human. It was so interesting to see this part of him. He was actually enticing.

Juliette has learned so many truths throughout the course of this book and the thought on everyone’s mind is.. what path is she going to follow? Will Adam ever be able to overcome the one thing that could keep he and Juliette apart forever? And will Warner revert to his previous self, not caring who he hurts or destroys if they happen to cross his path or get in his way? Or will he be the right guy Juliette needs? Bravo to Tahereh, Unravel me was phenomenal!

Until next time…

Catcha later bookworms!


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Goodreads Summary: Companion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker.

Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…

This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt–with her.

Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…

Rating: 5/5

Review: AHHHH! Yes. Yes. YEEESSS. As you can tell, I loved this book. After reading both Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker, I had very high expectations. I was surprised that this book ,in particular, did not involve sports like the two previous books. Unlike Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker, Things I Can’t Forget dealt with Christianity. Being a strong believer in Christ, I appreciated this book entirely. I’m not sure if Miranda Kenneally is Christian, but she dealt with the religious aspect flawlessly. Even if you are not the religious-type, you will still enjoy Things I Can’t Forget.

Kate, who is dedicated Christian, goes to work as a counselor in a religious summer camp. She’s just lost her best friend Emily, who’s been disowned by her parents when they discovered she got an abortion. Kate helped Emily get the abortion and feels like God is ultimately ashamed of her.  For most of the book, I felt like Kate was the most annoying character ever.

She’s subjective, her vision of the world is restricted to her little community, and she’s SO UPTIGHT. Parker, Will, and Matt are likable characters, normal, reasonable, good kids, good at heart not only because they’re good Christians (in fact, if you remember Parker from the previous book, you know she messed up quite a lot). Why is Kate so STUBBORN!!

However, what made me fall in love with this book, was the depth of Kate’s spiritual growth. There are some big topics tackled in this book and I have to say, they are really well explored. Through Kate’s eyes, and with the help of some other characters – her dad’s speech, in particular – we see her questioning what she believes and striving to understand what it is that she really believes versus what’s been fed to her. Add to that the fact that Kenneally writes some amazing romance and you got yourself a great contemporary YA piece of lit.

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Overall, this book was spectacular. Everything- the characters, the setting, the writing- was perfection! Also, if you’ve read Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker, the main characters in both books ARE in Things I Can’t Forget. I practically jumped up and down screaming when Sam Henry and Jordan were in the book! 🙂

Purchase Things I Can’t Forget now!

Until next time…

Catcha later bookworms!


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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Check them out!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame as Art. To make things easier, I decided to pick covers of books that I already own or else I’d spend hours sifting through Goodreads and Barnes and Noble!

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi : I love how intricate the cover is and how powerful it is. I literally sit in class all day long sketching this cover!

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Alienated by Melissa Landers : Even though I did not like the books as much as I though I would, the reason I was so drawn to Alienated was because of the cover. The models look stunning and the background totally compliments the cover!

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Left Drowning by Jessica Park : Simplicity is beautiful. This cover would be something I would hang in my room. In matter of fact, maybe I might just do that. 🙂

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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare : This cover is just WOW. It’s like something you would see in a big art museum. Hence, the reason why it’s on my Top Ten. 😀

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The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle : If you see the cover in person, you would love it as much as I do. The colors of the background and the font is just perfection!

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Perfect by Ellen Hopkins : What more can I say? PERFECT!

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Glimmerglass by Jenna Black : I love the arrangement of the cover and how chic it is!

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Fallen by Lauren Kate : I love the darkness and mystery behind this cover! It intrigued me to envelop myself within the novel.

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Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick : The gray cover, the image, and the feathers are perfect to represent Hush, Hush.

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The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting : The simple flower is an amazing representation of the novel. (And I’m just obsessed with flowers!)

Until next time…

Catcha later bookworms!


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Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Summary: Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

REVIEW:

I absolutely loved this book completely. A lot of my friends and fellow bookworms kept on bugging me to start this series and I wanted to know what the whole fuss was about.  Can I just say that I am an idiot for waiting so long to do so? I usually get bored with dystopian books because they tend to be repetitive and I feel like I’m reading the same book over and over. This book was more than what I expected. It change my perspective on dystopian books and reminded me that there are some diamonds in the rough. I can’t believe what I have been missing this whole time! This really is one series that lives up to all the hype and then some.

The book starts out with Juliette who is imprisoned in an asylum due to the fact that she murdered a little boy three years ago by her deadly touch. She writes in a small red notebook to convey her feelings because she has no one to talk to. Throughout the novel, there are parts that are crossed out like this to symbolize her thoughts in certain situations. Soon, she gets a cellmate named Adam Kent, who is undeniably gorgeous and is strangely interested in Juliette. Out of no where, the Reestablishment, the government that controls over everything, comes for Juliette. We soon find out that Adam is a soldier for the leader of Sector 45 of the Reestablishment. The leader, Warner, gives Juliette an offer that includes her being able to get out of the asylum in turn for her being Warner’s personal weapon. Juliette has to choose: a lavish lifestyle being a dangerous weapon for the Reestablishment or defy Warner and be sent back to the asylum. What Juliette doesn’t know is that there is a Rebellion waiting for the right moment to overthrow the Reestablishment…

I don’t even know where to begin to describe the barren almost desolate feel to the world that Mafi has created. It is considered as dystopian possible but there is so much more to this story than a harsh dying world. This has all the elements I love in any book: it is captivating, it has such beautiful writing, and complex characters. I loved the voice Tahereh Mafi decided to give Juliette. She was strong, determined, and wanted to do the right thing. She really is quite the unique character in every way imaginable. Her voice is innocent and child like one minute and insightful and deep the next. She has so much goodness inside of her with her ability to see the good in people and to care about a world that has been nothing but harsh and cruel to her.

Adam is definitely one you won’t forget. The first moment we meet Adam in the asylum, I squealed with excitement. He is sweet and caring and just fabulous. He was so strong and wanted the best for Juliette. He would risk everything if it meant Juliette’s safety. Adam is absolutely on my list of swoon-worthy characters.

Overall, I totally recommend that you read Shatter Me, if you haven’t already. Shatter Me was more than I ever imagined. It was an explosion of perfection, romance, and nail-biting action. Truthfully, even if you don’t like dystopia or paranormal YA books, I’d recommend you read Shatter Me anyways because I could see it being of interest to all readers. The only negative thing I could say about Shatter Me was that I wanted more Kenji moments! He was my favorite supporting character, so I would have loved more of his witty comments!

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!

 

 

 

 



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