This is my final fully August post! There’s only one more YA release from August for me to go through before I get into YA releases from September of 2018! So, next week I’ll be starting September!
For a book with such a beautiful looking cover, I wish I was more interested in reading Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Unfortunately, I really have to be in a specific kind of mood to read a book about Nazis and WWII or the book has to have something really intriguing to get me to read it. I just feel like there are so damn many books about this war that it’s really hard for me to get into reading yet another one. Maybe this one is amazing, but I just feel very bleh about the idea of reading it.
Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears, and her parents all but give up hope, Chaya is determined to make a difference. Using forged papers and her fair features, Chaya becomes a courier and travels between the Jewish ghettos of Poland, smuggling food, papers, and even people.
Soon Chaya joins a resistance cell that runs raids on the Nazis’ supplies. But after a mission goes terribly wrong, Chaya’s network shatters. She is alone and unsure of where to go, until Esther, a member of her cell, finds her and delivers a message that chills Chaya to her core, and sends her on a journey toward an even larger uprising in the works — in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Though the Jewish resistance never had much of a chance against the Nazis, they were determined to save as many lives as possible, and to live — or die — with honor.
Brave Enough by Kati Gardneris one of those books that I would probably love as a film but probably wouldn’t pick up unless I had nothing else to read. I’m intrigued enough to want to add it to my TBR, but not enough to have any desire to make a concerted effort in going to get a copy for myself. So, on the one hand…sure, I’d like to read it. But on the other? I’m not really all that eager.
Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory’s artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason’s life. But that’s about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it’s much worse than anyone imagines.
Davis Channing understands all too well what it’s like to give up control of your life. He’s survived cancer, but his drug addiction nearly killed him. Now he’s been sober for seven months and enjoying his community service at the hospital. But just when he thinks he’s got it together, Davis’s ex-girlfriend, who is still battling her addiction, barrels back into his life.
Cason and Davis are not friends. But, as their worlds collide, they will start to depend on one another. Can they both be brave enough to beat the odds?
Are you intrigued enough by either of these books to add one to your TBR? Both? Neither? Let me know in the comments!