And it’s time for another five amazing YA books that have found their way onto my TBR. As it stands, I’m hoping to get a few of them off and onto my Read Shelf, but we’ll see how quickly I’m able to manage that as time goes on. But for now, I’m happy to announce that the following books sound superb and have made the cut off to get in line with all the other books waiting for me to read them.

someday somewhereSomeday Somewhere by Lindsay Champion (how cool is that name, btw?) is not my typical read. But I happened to have come across a film that was somewhat similar that really grabbed my attention and the way Ben Tristan is described in the synopsis just makes me want to immediately pick up the book and devour it. Something about a “manic need to conquer Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata” really just leaves me fascinated with the character and thoroughly eager to learn what happens to him. The rest of the plot sounds okay, but it’s definitely the character that really captured my attention here.

jacked upUgh, ugh, ugh. I saw the word Jesus and immediately wanted to pass this one up since I’m pretty strongly opposed to promoting religion in general and don’t care to read about it in my entertainment. It’s perhaps one of my biggest frustrations with the world (and subsequently, my family). But anyway, Jacked Up by Erica Sage sounds pretty exciting in an almost terrible sort of way. There’s something about a secret that relates to the main character’s sister’s death and a PC Box where the campers are supposed to write their secrets on a piece of paper and put them into it. And then, of course, the box is stolen and the secrets are slowly being exposed to the rest of the camp. Let’s just say, I need to read it just to find out what the secret is. I hope it’s a good one.

defy the worldsDefy the Worlds by Claudia Gray is yet another book that’s on this list because I want to read its predecessor. I don’t really know a whole lot about the entirety of the story, but I do know that I really wanted to read Defy the Stars. So it stands to reason that I’ll likely want to read this book as well. Obviously there’s a chance I wont, but it’s still worth it to add this to my TBR, least I end up forgetting.

past tenseThis is a weird experience for me. I’ve added Past Tense by Star Spider (I feel like this must be a pen name) entirely because I believe I am going to absolutely hate the book. I don’t usually do this, but then again I did read 50 Shades of Gray for the purposes of being able to knowledgeably criticize and complain about it and I really feel like I might be doing the same thing with this book. There are just some things that don’t sit right with me in the synopsis and while I recognize there’s potential for it to not be as big of a problem as it seems, I just don’t know how I feel about it.

the diminishedA world where twins are the norm and it’s exceedingly rare to be born without one, The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson tells the story of the few who’re alone in this world, from one born without a twin in the first place to one whose twin died when they were both infants. I don’t know if this is going to be a book I like or not, but the premise is unique enough that it’s left me quite curious about the whole thing.

And that’s another five books from 2018. What do you think? Will you be adding them to your TBR?

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