No one should ever be deprived of books. Of stories. Of…magic. No one.
—  J. M. Frey, The Forgotten Tale
Happiness, as it exists in the wild—as opposed to those artificially constructed moments like weddings and birthday parties, where it’s gathered into careful piles—is not smooth. Happiness in the real world is mostly just resilience and a willingness to arch oneself toward optimism. To believe that people are more good than bad. To believe that the waves carrying you are neither friendly nor malicious, and to know that you’re less likely to drown if you stop struggling against them.
—  Carolyn Parkhurst, Harmony

Books Read in 2017: The Hating Game

“Okay. Josh, is she lovely?” he asks himself aloud. “Hmm, let me think.”

He picks up his tin of mints, opens the lid, checks them, closes it, and looks at me. I open my mouth and lift my tongue like a mental patient at the medication window.

“She’s got a few lovely things about her, I suppose.”

BOOKS READ IN 2017 [1/?] → Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

↳“Life,” he said softly, “is more than flesh. Your body is a candle, your soul the flame. The longer I burn the candle…” He did not finish. “A candle unused is nothing but wax and wick,” I said.“I would rather light the flame, knowing it will go out than sit forever in darkness.”

Cheat sheet: Sea Breeze x Rosemary Beach

If you’ve read the final book in the Sea Breeze series you knew a spin-off series with the Rosemary Beach series would come eventually. The first book, Like A Memory, was released on Valentine’s Day this year. After reading the book I made this cheat sheet.

I’ve replaced the cheat sheet I posted earlier this morning with this updated version after getting more names from Abbi. I’m super excited to read more stories after reading Bliss and Nate’s. Are you ready for the next generation of Sea Breeze and Rosemary Beach troublemakers?

P.S. Reblog but don’t repost, please, and if you share this on other platforms give credit because a lot of time and effort was put into this edit.


Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (20/10 - 26/10)

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ✤ October 20th

Willful Machines by Tim Floreen ✤ October 20th

Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin ✤ October 20th

Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall ✤ October 20th

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor ✤ October 20th

If You’re Lucky by Yvonne Prinz ✤ October 20th

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

I’m re-reading Jewels of the Rebellion and can I just say I think that Ophelia is one of the most bomb characters in the book. She’s keeping her bff Adelaide on track, she’s winning drinking competitions, she’s training messenger birds, she’s constantly sassy, she’s caring for her family, and she’s always reading the situation and responding in clever ways. I feel like she needs more appreciation. 

He slid his arms up around me, and as he kissed me back, I felt something inside me open, like a new life beginning. I didn’t know yet what girl she’d be, or where this life would take her. But I’d keep my eyes open, and when the time came, I would know.
—  Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

At long last, after months of editing and formatting, beautiful paperback copies of Theonite: Planet Adyn are available on Amazon!

If you enjoyed the kindle version of Planet Adyn and want more of the world of Theonite, consider getting yourself a paperback copy for the additional material such as beautiful Yammanka-style chapter headers and the Yammaninke alphabet guide in the back.


But anyone can begin. It was the part with all the promise, the potential, the things I loved. More and more, though, I was finding myself wanting to find out what happened in the end.
—  Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

September Book Photo Challenge - Day 16 OTP

Do I have to choose one?

  • Ugly love - Colleen Hoover
  • Maybe someday - Colleen Hoover
  • Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi
It was kind of soothing, these sounds of lives being lived all around me, for better or for worse. And there I was, in the middle of them all, newly reborn and still waiting for mine to begin.
—  Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

A masterpost of YA books (and a few crossover MG titles) to be released in May 2015. Check out this month’s new releases below. Feel free to use this as a guide to this month’s releases, but please do not repost it in its entirety elsewhere. If you found this masterpost helpful, a like, reblog, or link back to Paperback’d would be much appreciated! If you know of a YA book to be released this month that isn’t on the list, drop me a message and I’ll update it!

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