Friday Five

1. Still in a burnt out mode after this school year. Totally need a break but it seems every weekend is crazy with son's birthday, Father's Day, son's first week long scout camp, and an upcoming library author panel. Busy, busy, busy!

2. Have been trying to get some reading in!

Found this one through an email from S/S. Sounded very intriguing:


Here's the blurb:

Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere.

Finally, she’s promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes.

Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed.

Now, Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world.

Riveting, thought-provoking and utterly compelling, Linked will make you question what it really means to be human


3. Fellow YA Books Central editor Bria's book came out this week too:


Here's the blurb:

Bridget Larson's never met a rule she didn’t like. Drawing inside the lines isn’t just a way of life – it’s the only way she can make it through the day. And through it all her BFF Leah has stood inside the lines with her through the unspeakable. Then Bridget catches her boyfriend with Leah--and the last thing on her mind is staying safe.

Salvation... A bad boy and his jacked up pickup.

Jake Moore was everything she needed and nothing he claimed to be. With one night of freedom and a spontaneously scribbled Rebellion List, Jake leads Bridget down every path she thought was forbidden... And into the one place she'd thought was lost to her forever


4. Also reading this one for a blog tour next week:


Really enjoying Danielle's take of her senior year at the alternative high school she attends. She's ADD and OCD. What I'm loving so far is how realistic Danielle is. My own son has ADHD and anxiety issues. This book is told in essay form. We see what Danielle faces and her fears/outtake of life. Love it!

YA Books Central review coming next week!

5. Ok, the premise of this new TV series intrigued me. It's about an 11 year old that killed his aunt and then returns as a teen to his hometown after he's released. I watched the first episode and really liked it.




**Guilty Pleasure:

Going to take in a mediation class later today:


Hopefully also will pick up a Starbucks refresher drink:


I love to mix the two flavors or even better yet? Have the lemon/lime mixed with coconut. Nommy!

Comments

Jessie Harrell said…
Wreckless sounds awesome. I want it ... like right now!
And lemon/lime mixed with coconut sounds awesome. The perfect drink for sipping by a pool.
Kim Baccellia said…
Yes! These drinks are really good! Also one of the workers at Starbucks suggested adding 7up or Sprite to the lemon-lime refresher drink. I tried it and it's really good!

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