Monday, December 17, 2012

Reading for Winter Break

Partials by Dan Wells
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them--connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.


Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.


I know I've been gone for a while and I'm just now popping up and it might happen again IM SORRY :(. But these books will be read this winter break! Haven't had the chance to read for fun recently. Been way too busy. :(

Partials seems like quite a dystopian novel which I just started reading today actually. It's going alright so far and one thing I'm really excited about is that she's a medic in training! She gets to work in the hospital with the doctors but mostly with the nurses and it's so interesting because I'm into that sort of stuff too. As for Second Chance Summer, I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to start this book. I have been contemplating whether or not I should read it in the winter or the summer but I realized I'm way too excited to read it so perhaps I'll start it once I finish Partials.

So winter break just started for me which explains this blog post and my sudden availability. I'm honestly not sure if I can keep it up with the posts. *tear* I miss blogging so much! I'll try and pop up more often in the future though.

Have a fantastic week! And if I don't get the chance to say it.... I wish you all a very pleasant winter break. Happy Holidays! and Merry Christmas!!!