Tag: Carry On

10 Unlikely Young Heroes That Won Our Hearts

Some young heroes who have made their debut in literature are not the perfect, cookie-cutter hero. Here are ten unlikely young heroes that won our hearts while they were out saving the world.

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Five ‘Carry On’ Memes I Totally Hate

Have there ever been a more wonderful pair of fools than Simon Snow and Baz Pitch? How I love them. And in honor of Wayward Son‘s recent release, here are some memes to help us reflect on their past nonsense. And what nonsense there was!

 

Inviting Trouble

 

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This couldn’t be more true. How does no one believe Simon that Baz is a vampire? He has a total vampire name! When I found out he wasn’t born a vampire to a vampire family my mind was actually blown. What type of wizard name is Grimm-Pitch? It’s the most suspicious name on earth! I guess you get what you ask for when naming your children, honestly. Was that his father’s name or something? I don’t remember, but they shouldn’t have been surprised with how things turned out.

 

 

No, I Didn’t Say Anything

 

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He’s totally my worst enemy. I hate him with a passion. Worst person I know. God I hate him so much. It consumes me. Friends? No, all I have is a need for blood and incredibly intense feelings for Simon Snow. Feelings of hatred! Totally hatred. Can’t stand him. Why haven’t I used my extensive connections to get a new roommate? Can’t. Because… bureaucracy? I can’t even tell you how much I hate him. Snow! Snow, wake up! I hate you. Do you know how much I hate you?

 

 

Maybe Just This Once

  
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God, there are good cliches and bad ones, aren’t there? And as much as I’m a person who hates things, I hear that they think they hate each other but they realize they’re secretly in love? And I am IN. Just because it’s been done before doesn’t mean it’s not an amazing thing to happen! And isn’t it all in the execution? Ben Wyatt meme – It’s about the LONGING. Throw in some magic, and I’m OBVIOUSLY in.

 

 

Totally the Worst

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Oh, I just think about him every second. In a super platonic way. I mean, I hate him! But like, as a friend. Not a friend! We’re totally enemies. Who does this guy think he’s fooling, besides Simon? People have to be rolling their eyes SO hard every time they talk about how much they hate each other. Like, SURE. We get it. You totally HATE him. How did they keep them as roommates? Between the constant violence and the obvious attraction, they should NOT be roommates.

 

 

Solves Everything

 
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WARNING: Please do not try this at home. I don’t want to be responsible for that. I also don’t think that pushing your student loan debt down the stairs would help very much. It might make you feel better though! Ok, try it at home but only with inanimate objects you don’t mind getting knocked around. Never with your roommate you’re secretly in love with. For that you might have to try and save the world.

 

 

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Top Picks: Top Five Astonishing YA Books!

Each week, Bookstr gives you a look at some of the best novels in a particular genre for your continued reading list.

Today, we’ll be recommending five of the best YA novels that You’ll Find Astonishing!

 

 

5-Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

 

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Writer, feminist, musicologist, Elizabeth Keenan gives us her stellar novel, Rebel Girls.

 

Rebel Girls by [Keenan, Elizabeth]

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We have Athena Graves, a woman who is far more comfortable creating a mixtape playlist than talking with, well, anyone. Plus, people aren’t exactly taken to her given her at St. Ann’s, a conservative Catholic High School, due to her staunchly feminist views and love of punk rock.

Now there are rumors circulating the school, spreading like a virus, a rumor that her popular pro-life sister, Helen, had an abortion over the summer. Now the school administration is involved, threatening her with expulsion.

Now Athena and Helene must not only find a way convince the student body and the administration that it doesn’t matter what Helen did or didn’t do, but also see eye to eye.

The book came out September 10th, Kirkus Reviews called it a “must-read,” so what more do I need to add?

 

 

4-Minor Prophets by Jimmy Cajoleas

 

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His debut YA novel, The Good Demon, wowed us, and now Jimmy Cajoleas has a new release that we can’t wait to tell you about!

 

Minor Prophets by [Cajoleas, Jimmy]

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Poet Lee Sanford has always had visions. One of his visions was of his mother’s death in a car wreck, right before it happened. When this vision comes to pass, Poet and his younger sister, Murphy, are put into the care of their tyrannical stepfather: Sheriff Horace.

They run for it, heading straight to their estranged grandmother’s remote homestead. At the commune, their grandmother welcomes them in open arms and encourages Poet to explore his vision even further, but why did their mother try to keep them away from her for so long?

Another book that was released September 10th, this book, in the words of Kirkus Reviews “[h]arrowing and hypnotic”. A perfect horror novel for any YA fan who loves it when their skin starts crawling.

 

 

 

 

3-Stormrise by Jillian Boehme

 

Stormrise by Jillian Boehme

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Jillian Boehme brings us an epic YA fantasy novel where Rain must takes a chance to seize the life she wants.

Disrespected by her tribe because of her gender, Rain purchases powder made from dragon magic that enables her to disguise herself as a boy. From there she goes to the war camps where she becomes a maverick soldier, but there is one problem: she hears a voice inside her head, the voice of a dragon.

After being enlisted into a secret task force with plans of rescuing the High King, Rains begins to realize the dragon inside her might be the key to winning this war.

Kirkus Reviews calls it “Mulan with dragons for added fun: Be prepared to break out into ‘I’ll Make a Man out of You’,” and, honestly, what more do you need from this September 24th release?

 

 

2-Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

 

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Rainbow Rowell, an author you already have your radar, has brought us the second book in the Simon Snow series.

 

Wayward Son (Simon Snow Series Book 2) by [Rowell, Rainbow]

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If you recall, the first book, Carry On, ended on a triumphant note. They won the war, he fell in love, what more could he want? But for some reason it all feels hollow, so he goes for a change of scenery.

That’s how Simon, Penny, and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. But they get lost, very lost, and now have to wonder where they were heading to in the first place as they encounter dragons, vampires, and shrunken-headed beings with shotguns.

Set for a September 24th release, this is one book that you won’t want to miss out on!

 

 

1-The Liar’s Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson

 

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Megan Cooley Peterson brings us her debut novel, and it’s something special…

 

The Liar's Daughter by [Peterson, Megan Cooley]

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Seventeen-year-old Piper was raised in a cult, but she doesn’t know it. When the government raids the compound and separates Piper from her siblings, from Mother, from the Aunts, from all of Father’s followers, including Caspian, the boy she loves, Piper is sent to live “Outside.”

Then “They” introduce her to a stranger claiming to be her father, who tells her that the one she calls “Father” stole her from them.

But, as the Amazon description puts it, “Piper knows better. And Piper is going to escape.”

The book hits shelves October 1st. Want to pick it up? Kirkus Reviews calls it “[an intriguing look at a young woman adjusting to life outside a cult,” but we warn you: haunting with each line, this story grabs you and runs you through each and every page.

 

 

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