Book Review: The Good Girls by Sara Shepard

9780062074522Title/Author: The Good Girls by Sara Shepard
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 341
Rating: ★★★★.5 stars

I loved this installment and I think that this was Shepard’s strongest work to date. I was hesitant to pick up the sequel because the first book bored me, but I’m glad I decided to pick this one up. Shepard’s addicting writing style keeps you hooked until the very end with a plot twist that was beyond crazy. I personally did not see that plot twist coming at all and my mind was completely blown by it. Hands down one of my favorite Sara Shepard books thanks to that plot twist. But the ending did have a Pretty Little Liars vibe to it. Even though I think this series is a duology and is over now, I can totally see Shepard adding on more and more books to this series and having this become the next Pretty Little Liars series. Overall I highly enjoyed this thrilling book and rated it 4.5/5 stars. If you’re a Sara Shepard fan you must read this duology as soon as possible!

Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

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Welcome back to yet another awesome topic of Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies). The following books in today’s topic have been all recently purchased!

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1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman

205789402. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

97800620745223. The Good Girls by Sara Shepard

205492884. The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

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206985307. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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140619559. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

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Hello and welcome back to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read. My goal with these hyped books I’ve never read, is to hopefully try and read them all by the end of the year!

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1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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2. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell 

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4. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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8. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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9. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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10. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Morgan Spooner

July Read-A-Thons

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Oh my it’s already July! Even though these summer months are made for relaxing, us bookworms are in the midst of our summer reading. Whether you’re behind or ahead of your Goodreads goal, today I was thinking I would share some information about some upcoming read-a-thons in July to keep your summer reading busy and on track or ahead of those Goodreads or summer reading goals!

Read-O-Rama June 28th-July 4th

Hosted by BrunetteBibliophile: https://www.youtube.com/user/Just4Teens2012

Elizabeth Book Babble: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6pa6K7JLFdO7anMN7XZd1A

Kitkatscanread: https://www.youtube.com/user/Kitkatscanread

BooKss101: https://www.youtube.com/user/BooKss101

Challenges:

  • Read 7 books
  • A middle grade novel
  • A fantasy
  • Book with blue on the cover
  • Re-read a book
  • R-A-M-A in the title/author

Get Your Read On! Read-a-Thon: Take 2 June 29th-July 5th

Hosted by MadDogRebecca: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYcNKn1d-uCC3ZnffPCgZMw

ReadingMissFroggy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR0w5o1RSTQnM1phx46F2Jw
Challenges:

  • Read a book where the author’s first or last name begins with the same letter as your first name.
  • Read a book that you can get through the quickest. (Open to your own interpretation.)

#AYearAThon 6th-12th

Agatha Christie/Mystery Month

Hosted by Goodreads group for all the information: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/123987-ayearathon

Summer Cramathon July 10th at 12 AM midnight (your time zone) – July 13th at 11:59 PM (your timezone)
Hosted by WhittyNovels https://www.youtube.com/user/WhittyNovels
Challenges:

  • Read a children’s book
  • Read a hardback
  • Read 2 books in 24 hours
  • Read a graphic novel
  • Read a book written in verse
  • Read a novella
  • Read 5 books total

Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/CramAThon

Casual Readathon J2 July 15th-22nd
Hosted by Bookameggle: https://www.youtube.com/user/BookaMeggle
Challenges:

  • Read 3 books.
  • Read a sequel / ending to a series.
  • Read a contemporary.
  • Read a book with green on it.
  • Read a 2014+ release.
  • Read a summer / beach set book.
  • Read a movie / TV adaptation.

Challenges may be combined!
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/CasualReadathon

#CrushYourTBR July 17th-19th

Hosted by Raeleen: https://www.youtube.com/user/padfootandprongs07

Jacuelynreads: http://yabookmark.blogspot.com/

Twitter page: https://twitter.com/CrushYourTBR

TBRInvasion Read-A-Thon July 17th-19th

Hosted by islandOFbooks: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheislandOFbooks

Challenges:

  • Read a book with two people on the cover
  • Read a book that you started but have not finished
  • Read a Sci-Fi based book

TBRInvasion Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/167164-tbrinvasion-read-a-thon

Booktube-A-Thon July 27th-August 2nd 

No current information available.