|6. Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead. (Audio/Print) This was one of those audio choices that just didn't do it for me, but I had already dedicated so much time to it that I tried to sludge through. My library copy expired before I could finish and I ended up making it to the end via the print version. This just didn't connect with me. At all.|
|5. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr. (Audio) Pleasant book about a teen girl dealing with family issues in the midst of a missing child case in her town. I was more into the potential love story with the brother of the missing girl than the family issues, but that's to be expected with me.|
|4. Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes (ARC) A very 'literary' book that is written in a style that is very different for YA. My ARC expired while I was reading and I finished it from the print version several weeks later so I think a little was lost on me, but I appreciated the style and prose a lot.|
|3. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell (Audio) I loved some of the stories and then felt very meh on some others. I want to be a short story lover, but I'm not sure if I am.|
|2. Drowning is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley (ARC). This book is incredible and I can't wait for it to come out so I can recommend it to everyone! It's the type of book where anything could happen plot-wise because it's about relationships first and foremost. I truly loved this book.|
|1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This is the type of book that both inspires me and makes me think I'll never create something even half as good. I loved this story and the characters oh so much and the writing was top-notch in my opinion. I highlighted so many lines because I want to go back and use them as guides to writing well.|
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