The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Not everyone has to be the Chosen One. Not everyone has to be the guy who saves the world. Most people just have to live their lives the best they can, doing the things that are great for them, having great friends, trying to make their lives better, loving people properly. All the while knowing the the world makes no sense but trying to find a way to be happy anyway.

24723317In a Nutshell:  A typical adventure story follows the lives of the heroes; their struggles, their failure, their victories. Sometimes, we get the point of view of the villains, as well. But we don’t see the world from the point of view of the onlookers, the bystanders, the people in the background. They may not get some action, but they get scared as well. In this story we get a peek of how it is to watch from the sidelines – their own struggles; maybe not as life-threatening as facing zombies, but struggles nonetheless.

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Read this if… you would like to explore on mental disorders (OCD, anxiety, eating disorders, etc). Just don’t go expecting magical adventures and fast-paced action. This one’s filled with family drama and teenage problems. If you enjoyed Serpent King, it has a few similar elements with this one (though I probably enjoyed this one more).

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Chat Love by Justine Faeth

“It’s not about finding love, it’s about opening up and allowing yourself to be loved.”

**I’ve been honored enough to receive a free copy of the ebook from the author for an honest review.**

17790358In a Nutshell: Being single at 28 doesn’t work well for Lucia. The constant pressure from both her family and friends only aggravate her depression at not being able to find a perfect partner. She succumbs to social pressure as she signs up and tries an online dating website, Chat Love. Hilarity ensues as she goes from one failed date to another, trying to find Mr. Right. Add to that her growing attraction to a co-worker, who is, unfortunately, not yet ready to commit.

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Read this if… you are in the mood for a funny and light read. Make sure cliches don’t turn you off, as this one has a lot of it.

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The Queen of Attolia (The Queen’s Thief #2) by Megan Whalen Turner

Better to trust in the moon’s promises than in the word of the Thief of Eddis. He was famous in three countries for his lies.

40158In a Nutshell: Three Kingdoms (Eddis, Attolia and Sounis) are still in a struggle for power. Each one wanted to conquer the other, and each one willing to play dirty, just to get what they want. The Thief of Eddis, cunning as he is, was caught in the trap set by the Queen of Attolia. This act set things in motion and war ensued.

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Read this if… you enjoyed The Winner’s Trilogy. This has the Winner’s Trilogy feels – mythology, political conflict, with intelligent humor in all the right places and just a teeny tiny hint of romance. If you’ve read the first book in the series, The Thief, and was disappointed with it, better give this one a shot. Trust me, Megan Whalen Turner really redeemed herself in this one. Also, GIRL POWER.

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You (You #1) by Caroline Kepnes

The only thing crueler than a cage so small that a bird can’t fly, is a cage so large that a bird thinks it can fly.


In a Nutshell: Told from the POV of a psycho stalker who falls hard for a girl he meets at the bookstore. His love and obsession took a step further as he cyber stalks the girl and makes an effort to bring them closer together, even if that means committing a crime.

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Read this if… you are in the mood for psychological thrillers and a character-driven yet fast-paced story. Just make sure you’re not a minor and mentally prepared for mature themes. Also, make sure you can handle reading from a creepy and perverse POV.

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