BEFORE I FALL
By: Lauren Oliver
Publication Date: October 25, 2010
Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.
The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
She attended the University of Chicago, where she continued to be as impractical as possible by majoring in philosophy and literature. After college, she attended the MFA program at NYU and worked briefly as the world’s worst editorial assistant, and only marginally better assistant editor, at a major publishing house in New York. Her major career contributions during this time were flouting the corporate dress code at every possible turn and repeatedly breaking the printer. Before I Fall is her first published novel.
She is deeply grateful for the chance to continue writing, as she has never been particularly good at anything else.
GRACELING (GRACELING REALM #1)
By: Kristin Cashore
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
I read this book a while ago and ended up (for some reason) not putting a review into Goodreads for it. I’m a bit annoyed with myself for that but it just gives me a reason to re-read it and trust me, this one is totally worth it. Katsa is a strong female character and Po is her perfect counterpart. This story has action, humor, romance…everything, everything, everything.
By: Lara Adrian
Publication Date: November 27th 2007
This was about two people who have both loved and lost…and are scared to open themselves up to the possibility of finding that kid of love with someone else. But man…they totally find it.