Vacation, TBR, or Bed: Teen & Ya

May 18, 2016 Blog, VTB 0

VTBEach week, choose three books, you can choose however you want (I am choosing books that are being published that week), make it easy for your three books. Then put those three books into the categories:

  • Take on vacation
  • Take to bed
  • Put onto your TBR forever

I’m going to start posting these on Wednesday with a link up if you want to join in on the fun! I’m really excited about it and think it will get us talking about why we want to (or not) read books!



PNOK Final Cover 101515.inddPlaces No One Knows

373  pages
Expected publication: May 17th 2016 by Delacorte

Waverly Camdenmar spends her nights running until she can’t even think. Then the sun comes up, life goes on, and Waverly goes back to her perfectly hateful best friend, her perfectly dull classes, and the tiny, nagging suspicion that there’s more to life than student council and GPAs.

Marshall Holt is a loser. He drinks on school nights and gets stoned in the park. He is at risk of not graduating, he does not care, he is no one. He is not even close to being in Waverly’s world.

But then one night Waverly falls asleep and dreams herself into Marshall’s bedroom—and when the sun comes up, nothing in her life can ever be the same. In Waverly’s dreams, the rules have changed. But in her days, she’ll have to decide if it’s worth losing everything for a boy who barely exists.



The Neverland WarsThe Neverland Wars
302 pages
Expected publication: May 9th 2016 by Clean Teen Publishing

Magic can do a lot—give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That’s what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home.

However, Gwen doesn’t know this. She’s just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn’t know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though—and when she does, she’ll discover she’s in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.

She’ll be out of place as a teenager in Neverland, but she won’t be the only one. Peter Pan’s constant treks back to the mainland have slowly aged him into adolescence as well. Soon, Gwen will have to decide whether she’s going to join impish, playful Peter in his fight for eternal youth… or if she’s going to scramble back to reality in time for the homecoming dance.



Cheating LessonsCheating Lessons

191 pages
Published May 2016 by Tadmar Press

Bernadette Terrell has always known the right thing to do. Not the most popular girl in school, her focus has always been on academic, not social, success. When her favorite teacher names her to Wickham High School’s state championship quiz bowl team, she believes that she has reached the pinnacle of her high school academic career. However, her elation quickly fades as she begins to suspect that perhaps someone cheated to get Wickham into the contest and is cheating still.

In her search for answers, Bernadette must contend with a situation that isn’t black and white, where a community’s hope, hard work, and pride are on the line. Is a team — and a school — implicated by one person’s behavior?

Cappo’s blend of suspense and humor makes Cheating Lessons a riveting story about right and wrong — and the downside of trust.



The Vtb verdict

Choosing a book can sometimes be a gut instinct, something that we readers just go with and hope for the best. With these three books my gut is actually not going anywhere. I think it is halfway because every single fairy tale retelling I have read has ended horribly. Not the ending of the books, but the way I feel about them. I have yet to read a retelling that I truly enjoyed. I will have to double check Goodreads but I’m pretty sure they are either DNF’d or given a 3 if I do actually get through them.

So, that means The Neverland Wars, which sounds enchanting, would go to the TBR automatically, but sadly I’m not sure I’m feeling Cheating Lessons all that much either…

Places No One Knows sounds really good so that one gets to go to bed with me… as for the other two…

  • Vacation: The Neverland Wars 
  • Bed: Places No One Knows
  • TBR: Cheating Lessons

I decided to give this retelling a chance. I have always loved Peter Pan!

What books would you put on your list?

If you play, add your link below!

Upcoming lists:

  • May 18 – Teen & Ya (Publishing in May)
  • May 25 – Horror
  • June 1 – Romance
  • June 8 – Literary Fiction
  • June 15 – Ya Publishing in June
  • June 22 – Cookbooks publishing in the Summer
  • June 29 – Historical Fiction
  • July 6 – Horror
  • July 13 – Non-Fiction
  • July 20 – Sci Fi
  • July 27 – Literary Fiction
  • August 3 – Ya publishing in August
  • August 10 – Thrillers
  • August 17 – Historical Fiction
  • August 24 – Horror
  • August 31 – Cookbooks publishing in the Fall
  • Sept 7 – Sci Fi
  • Sept 14 – Literary Fiction
  • Sept 21 – Ya publishing in Sept
  • Sept 28 – Horror


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