chocoluvr (chocoluvr) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Feburary Reads

S113. Serena by Ron Rash
14. The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer  The evil pixie Opal Koboi has awaken from her year long coma and she is seeking revenge on those who have foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police.  After having his mind wiped of his knowledge of the fairy world, Artemis Fowl has forgotten his fairy friends but they have not forgotten him nor his bodyguard Butler.  Holly Short enlists his help in foiling Opal Koboi's plan to get revenge on those that foiled her last plan and to expose the humans to the fairy world.  Artemis has one trick up his sleeve in order to help him to remember the fairy world.  At the beginning of the book he is trying to steal a valuable piece of artwork though at the end he happens to go on the straight and narrow.  This book is interesting because the main character is a thief who by the end of the book is regretting his old ways and plans on going straight.
15. The Brightworking by Paul B. Thompson This book is an interesting tale about a young man's introduction to the magical world when he is gleaned to work for the sorcerer's Guild of Constant Working.  Mikal soon learns of the magical world around him and about the politics within the Guild.  He has a metal talking head that assists him and his friend Lyra.  This would be a good book for young readers since it does introduce the readers to a new world.
16.  The Salem Witch Tryouts by Kelly McClymer
17. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
18. Specials by Scott Westerfeld In this conclusion of the Uglies triology we find that Tally has been made Special and she is part of an elite Special Forces unit that is formed to find out where the New Smoke is and to destroy it.  While on her mission she finds out the truth about the operations that her city performs on its citizens and that there is a cure for the Special operation that she had underwent.  When she discovers the location of the New Smoke she is surprised and she learns about other cities in her world.  She learns that not all cities have a Special Circumstances and how the Special operation is perceived in other cities.  The conclusion of the book is one that no one would have guessed.
19. The End of Sex : How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled and Confused by Intimacy by Donna Freitas

T This book talks about the Hookup Culture that s prevalent in today's universities and how it is hurting a generation of our students.  College students today are lowering their expectations in college and are hooking up instead of going out on dates.  The author does tell you about how this does affect their romantic lives negatively.  She also talks about how college students are opting out of the hookup culture for a variety of reasons from dating to believing in no sex before marriage.  She does go over the pros and cons of the other options, though she is more realistic about premarital sex than conservatives occurring on college campuses.  Her look at this culture is enlightening to those who are entering college and their parents.  At the end of the book she does list ways that parents, college students, college professors and administrators can do to battle against the hookup culture.  I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for a review at NetGalley.
20. The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory
21. Only Uni by Camy Tang

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