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Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

 

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Expected Publication: October 14, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

WOULD YOU TRY TO CHANGE THE WORLD
IF YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD NO FUTURE? 

Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities—but not for Glory, who has no plan for what’s next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way…until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions—and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying. 

A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass. 

In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last—a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.

A.S. King’s books can be a hit-or-miss for me, but History of the Future sounds like such a me book. First off, that title sounds incredibly promising. Add in the fact that this book has themes of feminism and I am sold. 

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StSBannerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly book haul.

I just have one book to share this week, but it definitely had a lot of hype around its release. 

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Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer I couldn’t wait to read Cress as soon as I got it. I enjoyed reading it, but I don’t feel the same love for the series that I know some other bloggers do.

What books did you guys get this week? Let me know!


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Did you miss me?

I am back after some pretty crazy busy weeks. I don’t plan on any other long breaks like that, but I am going to have to slowly ease back into the blogging groove. I have comments and emails and all of that fun stuff to get caught up on, too.

In the meantime, I got several books that I have anxiously awaited.

secret Overall, this book is so much better than what you would think based off that cover. It took quite a different turn from the previous book in the series, but I really enjoyed reading it.

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I did a major happy dance when I saw this gorgeous cover in the library. I kind of wished I had re-read The Archived before reading this one, but the story moved fast and kept me interested the whole time.

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So, you remember how I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one? Well, I was pretty disappointed. I just didn’t fall in love with the narrator’s voice. It’s hard to pinpoint why this book and I didn’t click, but I just feel pretty meh about it.

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. (That might have been a bit excessive. But then again, maybe not.)

happydanceI finally read it. I went from being unconvinced about the series to not being able to get enough. Were there some things I wish were different? Yes. Did I love the book despite those things? Of course. If you’ve read the book too, feel free to hit me up on Twitter or wherever so we can talk about it! 

What books did you guys get this week? Have you read any of the ones I got? Let me know!



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