Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August Group Reads

by Myra McEntire
One hour to rewrite the past . . . 

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may also change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

by Scott Westerfeld
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.


  1. I read Uglies a few years ago, it's one of the books that got me into YA and Dystopian.

  2. I just finished Hourglass, and I have to say that I liked it! It wasn't as jaw dropping amazing as a lot of my friends have told me, but it's still a pretty good book. I'm going to borrow a copy of Uglies later too :D

  3. I just finished Hourglass and I thought it was pretty good :) Not 5 star for me, but definitely good enough for me to read the next book!! Now I'm off to write my review :)

  4. I read Uglies awhile ago nd love the whole series. I have Hourglass, just sitting waiting to be read lol. Rachel good to know that you liked it!

  5. I have Hourglass on my Kindle. I'm trying to get into it but so many other books are calling my name. I'm half-way through Uglies and so far it doesn't disappoint.

  6. I just bought Uglies on my Kindle. I can't wait to start reading it :)

  7. I'm 68% of the way done with Uglies and I'm loving it so far!! :)

    1. I'm finished and I loved it!! It's definitely one of my favorite dystopian novels right now :)

  8. So hopefully all you that read Uglies keep going through the series.