Recommendation Friday

Thank God It’s Friday! Which means time for a good book! Don’t you know what to read this weekend? No fear, we have some killer recommendations for you. Which one do you want to read this weekend?

Amy’s pick: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1) by Ally Carter

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Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it’s really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real “pavement artist”-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?
Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she’s on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.

Why should you read this book?

There’s really only one reason why you should read this book/series: spies. Girl spies. Some killer spy action, that’ll make you want to be a spy too. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know how to kick the bad guy in the nuts, while cursing him out in Japanese? *raises hand* I know I do.
It’s just a fun story. Cammie can hack into computers and knows how to kill someone. She speaks fourteen languages, but the only language she doesn’t know.. is boy language. There’s a cute guy in town and Cammie has got her eyes set on him. But how do you date a guy that is completely ordinary opposed to her, a spy? Luckily, she gets help from her two best friends and a new girl, who happens to be the daughter of the future president.

This book will make you laugh. It will make you wish this school existed, so you could enroll there (just like Hogwarts). But you should know, if you read this you’ll become a Gallagher girl. And, once a Gallagher girl, always a Gallagher girl.

Alex’s pick: This Much is True (Truth in Lies #1) by Katherine Owen

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Both on the verge of fame. A ballerina who lies. A baseball player who believes her. Well, the truth changes everything.

Since Valentine’s Day, Tally Landon has owned the most tragic story at Paly High. Now, she just wants to graduate, pursue her ballet career in New York, and leave this personal tragedy of hers far behind. Her best friend convinces her to attend one last party–a college party–where she meets Stanford’s latest baseball wonder. Tally has a little fun at this guy’s expense when she lies about her age and who she really is, intent on being someone else for just one night. After all, what’s the harm in a few innocent lies, especially when she’s so good at telling them?

Lincoln Presley’s future is all mapped out. There is only baseball. With the big leagues circling with a lucrative offer, the star pitcher is solely focused upon securing his future. His cousin’s party serves as a welcome distraction but then he sees the girl from Valentine’s Day–the one he rescued from the burning wreckage on the 101. He can’t quite hide his disappointment when she appears to look right through him, obviously not remembering him at all. Linc vows to learn her name at least. What would be the harm in getting to know this girl? What’s the worst that can happen?

Fate brings them together. Fame & lies tear them apart. One truth remains…

Why should you read this book?

Katherine Owen is best known as the Queen of Angst and if you read this book you will completely understand why. This isn’t a warm, fluffy with a lot of steamy scenes New Adult book this is an I-will-break-your-heart-a-thousand-times kind of read and I don’t regret any of it. I loved everything about it, the author’s writing is outstanding, the characters feel so real and raw and the story could be based in real life facts.

So, if you’re looking for a never ending pain read, this is it! It will make you cry, shout at your book, sob and hug your pillow for comfort. This is a story about how fame, stubborness, lies and ambition can ruin an epic couple’s love. It sounds really tragic, right? But if you are anything like me, you will love this book and welcome the pain.

“Falling. Failing. Losing. I feel them all.” 

Rheeza’s pick: Tangled (Tangled #1) by Emma Chase

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Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything – or anyone – derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

Why should you read this book?

*WARNING: Your cheeks and stomach will ache. Whoever is it with you will probably call a professional help to see if you are not crazy. The cause: laughing so hard you cry.*

This is the first book of the tangled series and I can honestly say it is one of my favorites because it is witty, lighthearted, sexy and downright hilarious. I love love love looooove it! What part of this book do I wanted to highlight because of the awesomeness? EVERYTHING! Seriously, every single line is priceless! I can’t even choose a favorite quote to cite! Drew’s POV is a gift from the book gods. I don’t even know how to begin describing him. He’s obnoxious, cocky and a bit of an asshat but you can’t help but fall in love with him. He is that loveable and charismatic! And all of his thought processes are brilliantly entertaining! You can’t help but be captured by his story-telling. Kate Brooks is my type of favorite heroine, takes no bullshit, strong and smart. If you haven’t read it yet then do it now because you don’t know what you are missing, it’s the best like OMG ugh!!!!! GAH! but *nods* yah just do it! I swear you will enjoy it!

 

Manu’s pick: More Than This by Jay McLean

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*Mikayla*
In one night my fairytale ended. Or it may have begun. This is my story of friendship and love, heartbreak and desire, and the strength to show weakness.

*Jake*
One night I met a girl. A sad and broken girl, but one more beautiful than any other. She laughed through her sadness, while I loved through her heartbreak.

*This is our story of a maybe ever after.*

He was right. It made no difference whether it was 6 months or 6 years.
I couldn’t undo what had been done. I couldn’t change the future.
I couldn’t even predict it.
It was one night.
One night when everything changed.
It was so much more than just the betrayal.
It was the Tragedy.
The Deaths.
The Murders.
But it was also that feeling.
The feeling of falling.

Why should you read this book?

This is one of my favorite series.

I felt like I should start by saying that. But, you know, I love painful books, books that keep you up in the middle of the night because you just can’t go to sleep not knowing if your loved characters are gonna be okay. This was one of those heartbreakingly beautiful books for me. Just rereading the summary now left me teary eyed, so…

First of all, the characters (!!!) I loved the characters so much, all of them. The main plot is kinda tragic, but I always ended up laughing out loud.

Mikayla is this broken girl, that went through one of the worst things that could happen in life, but she’s strong; she doesn’t let everyone see how broken she really is, she tries to go on, she keeps laughing. Jake helps her, he carries the weight of her loss on his shoulders like if it were his own.

The side characters are unique too, and you’ll be happy to know (I freaked out) that the other books are about them! The last book that came out, More Than Forever, is my favorite; it’s about Lucy and Cameron, and trust me, when you first read about them in More Than This you can’t help loving them, (Lucy is a addicted to books like we are and she reads some books that I read and I was seriously screaming) and their story is just amazing (sorry I’m so emotional thinking about these books, it’s hard to properly write this).

Anyway, please give this series a chance, and hopefully you won’t regret it.

Paula’s Pick: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?

Why should you read it?

Man I can’t tell you how much I cried with this book, but it was a lot. It also made me laugh and jump around it contains so much emotion.

I think it is a book everyone should read at least once in their lives because it contains so many life lessons, and even though it is narrated from a 10-year-old kid’s point of view anyone can learn something. In that way it reminded me a lot of The Little Prince which is my favorite book and it is my favorite aspect of it.

With that being said I hope you read this book and absorb everything it has to tell you because you will be a changed person after it. It actualy restored my faith in humanity.

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