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Defying Gravity with Books

I love to read! My favorite books to read are YA.

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Aly has read 0 books toward a goal of 100 books.

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
Aly has read 39 books toward a goal of 50 books.

Princess in Pink

Princess in Pink - Meg Cabot

This was a good book. There were parts that drove me nuts but I did enjoy this book. I also love the humor that I get out of these books. I can't wait to read the next!


Crossed  - Ally Condie

I really enjoyed this book as much as the first. It took me awhile to get around to it, but I am so glad that I did. I am really excited to see where this story goes in the third book of the series!

Just One Year

Just One Year - Gayle Forman

I feel the same about this book as a do as the first. I liked parts of it while other parts seemed to drag. I would like to read the third book since I have read the first two. Mixed feelings once again.

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins

I really enjoyed this book! I liked it just as much as the first. I liked how Stephanie Perkins had characters from the previous book into this one. I could relate to parts of this book as well. Onto the next!


Delirium - Lauren Oliver

This is the first book in the series. I enjoyed this book a lot. I really liked the characters and could connect to them. I enjoyed the storyline as well. I will definitely be reading the second book

Princess in Waiting

Princess in Waiting - Meg Cabot

This is the fourth book in The Princess Diaries series. This book was mainly focused around what Mia was thinking about in terms of her relationship with Michael. She didn't know what he was feeling and she was being hard on herself about not being good enough. Of course there was a conflict. Grandmere must always be in control of the situation.. Well onto the fifth!

The Program

The Program - Suzanne Young

I really enjoyed this book! I liked how everything worked towards the ending. I also liked how everything worked out with her friendship and her boyfriend. This book was an eye opener for me. I know how big this epidemic is and I am glad that someone is writing about it.

Secret Diamond Sisters

The Secret Diamond Sisters  - Michelle Madow

I have been going back and forth with if I wanted to read this book or not for awhile. I finally gave in and read it. I enjoyed this book very much. It is in a sense a modern fairy tale. There were a lot of twists and turns. There was a lot of drama! I will definitely read the second book.


Masquerade - Melissa  de la Cruz

I enjoyed the second book in this series. We found out a little more about the characters and I can tell that it is building up. I like the idea of the masquerade ball, I believe that would be fun. Onto number three!

Red Queen

Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

I enjoyed this book. There were a lot of twists and turns that kept me wanting to read. I did not see a lot of the twists coming at all. I enjoyed Aveyard's writing style. Can't wait for the second book!

The Fallen Star

The Fallen Star - Jessica Sorensen

This book was very interesting to me. There was many plot twists and turns. This book made me want more and that is why I gave it four stars. I understand how she ended this book since there are more books to the series. I will be reading the second book in the series to find out what happens.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper

This is a good story! The only thing that I might have disliked about this book was the ending. The characters were easy to relate to and the book had some comedic elements. I would highly recommend this book!

Princess in Love

Princess in Love - Meg Cabot

The third in the Princess Diaries series. I enjoyed this book. Mia was trying to become more like a princess. She was trying to get better in more ways than one, from grades to sticking up for herself. I especially enjoyed the ending. Onto the fourth book!

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back - Jennifer L. Armentrout

This book was definitely a page turner. I started to question myself just like the main character was doing. I totally did not see it ending the way that it did. Good book! 

Princess in the Spotlight

Princess in the Spotlight  - Meg Cabot

This is the second book in The Princess Diaries series. The book picks up right where the first book leaves off. Of course this book starts off with a bang! Mia continues her princess lessons and continues to try to get used to her teacher being in her loft so often. Mia also finds out that she has a guy admiring her. Enjoyed this book and will now be reading the third book! 

Perfect Scoundrels

Perfect Scoundrels - Ally Carter

This book is my favorite in the series. I know Ally Carter plans to eventually write a fourth book and I can't wait! I love how the family came together for a good cause. I also liked the twists and turns the book had. This book definitely kept me on my toes.