Hey everyone! We had such a fun month in August with Bookalicious, and I am so excited to reveal the September BOTM with you today! We read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and I ended up really enjoying it. It was great fantasy book to spend reading during a sunny, summer day. Since me and Emily (Who Gave The Write) are going to be in school during September, we wanted to pick a book that wasn’t as heavy of a read as Six of Crows.
Before I get into the BOTM reveal, I just wanted to add a few things to this post. First of all, if you haven’t joined Bookalicious yet, you can CLICK HERE. Secondly, if you happened to have read Six of Crows during August, you can CLICK HERE to go to our monthly discussion for the book.
Now onto September’s BOTM! We ended up picking…
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken:
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.
Me and Emily just so happened to both own un-read copies of this book, and thought that it would be a great book to read for Bookalicious. It is a slightly older book, but I am hoping there are still a few of you who haven’t read it yet! Since this book has been out for a few year, it is already released in paperback and has been translated into numerous languages. So, all of you bargain shoppers and international readers, this book is perfect for you!
That is all for today! Me and Emily are really hoping that some of you will be able to join us this month for Bookalicious! If you plan on joining us, be sure to leave a comment letting me know! Don’t forget to like this post and follow my blog to stay up to date with all of my future posts!