Monday, February 10, 2020

Tuesday Tagline #176

Radio Silence

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This week is a romance freebie for Valentine's Day! Woo hoo for love! I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this one- I wanted to do something different- but I kept having and then discarding ideas, and decided finally to look at relationships I really enjoyed (enough to maybe re- read) since they were so well done. So here we are!

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)

Not only a favorite of mine but I'd love to see more of the Ashby/ Pei dynamic. 

The Shark Club

I'm sure Barb is expecting this one! 

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

Ok so the relationships in this book are a mess but that's half the fun

Alone in the Wild (Rockton, #5)

Casey and Eric- I'm not always sure how I feel about their relationship, TBH, but it's always exciting!

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

I can't remember everybody in all these stories but I did really like this YA anthology- we need more of these! 

The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials, #1)

Stormchaser and Lincoln. Plus dinos. 

A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)

Georgie and Wyatt. 

Planet of Exile (Hainish Cycle #2)

Rolery and Agat's relationship is fascinating- she's a native of the planet and he's the descendant of a colony stranded there. One of my favorite books. Interesting fact: there are a lot of similarities to A Song of Ice and Fire. Seasons last for fifteen years, there is an impending winter as the story opens, there's a barbarian migration (the wildlings?) and an eerie threat from the north- snowghouls- are coming south with the barbarians. Sound familiar? 

Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection

Alex and Ada- love this graphic novel!

55 comments:

  1. Seeing that bright, sunny and yellow cover of 'Summer Days' reminds me to pick this one up! As we'll be heading into summer, maybe I'll FINALLY do so as I remember thinking the Christmas one cute. :)

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    1. I love that cover. And yes such a good summer read. :)

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  2. I haven’t read the Summer Days anthology, but I read the Christmas version and I remember really enjoying it! Maybe it’ll be something to pick up this summer.

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  3. I checked out Summer Days from the library, carried it around for a few weeks, returned it without reading it. Does that count? ha! My Love Freebie

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  4. The strengths of romantic connections for us seem to tell us something about ourselves (though I'm not always sure what). I never read romances, but I love reading stories with romantic elements in them. Not sure why that is, either.

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    1. I agree. I don't read romance but I LIKE romance in my books?

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  5. Great list! I'd really love Stephanie Perkins to pull together a Halloween YA romance anthology - I would read the hell out of that.

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  6. I love that these aren't conventional romances. I don't read many specific romances but young adult tends to blend some sort of romantic relationship through each narrative. I still have The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet on my bookshelf and have heard it's incredible, will need to push that up the TBR!

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    1. I don't read romance either per se but I like a romantic relationship in my books? Especially with YA I think it resonates with that audience, plus those of us (ahem) older people who read Ya lol it resonates with us too!

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  7. Yes for The Extinction Trials! I liked that the relationship was more emotional than anything else. That I can deal with!

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    1. I push The Extinction Trials any chance I get! :):)

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  8. Your comment about Bad Girls with Pretty faces makes me want to read it all the more!

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  9. Ooh I had no idea some of these had romances! I'm even more excited for Becky Chambers' books and for The Extinction Trials now 😍 Have also been so keen to try Alex + Ada for ages now. Will defo have to check it out. Great list!

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    1. Yes read Alex and Ada!!! And oh my gosh Extinction Trials and Becky Chambers- I couldn't recommend either one more!

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  10. Yes, Barb WAS expecting that one. You know, if I'm able, I'm slating The Shark Club in for March and checking it out from the library. I have to know why you love it so much!

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    1. I had a feeling! :) And honestly when you get to it you might be like- that's it??- haha because I hype it so much, but I just loved all the elements- the romance, the FL setting, the conservation theme, etc.

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  11. I really need to read The Extinction Trials sometime.

    My TTT .

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  12. Very interesting! I've heard of NONE of these!

    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2020/02/11/top-ten-tuesday-love-freebie-white-house-love/

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  13. I need to try Alex and Ada! Great list, Greg. It's fun to find relationships in books that you can connect with.

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  14. Extinction Trials sounds interesting! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  15. Summer Days & Summer Nights has been on my TBR for ages. I loved most of the stories in the holidays-themed anthology (My True Love Gave to Me) but I just haven’t got to the summer one yet.

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  16. I haven't read any YA anthologies yet but I always see them. I think I might have to pick this one up, since you enjoyed it! Nice topic :)

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  17. I need to read more of the Armstrong series!

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  18. A Princess of Mars ha the best cover. lol Love it.

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  19. Summer Days and Summer Nights is such a great book. I might reread that one this year. I didn't last year but I thought about it. So many good stories in there!

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  20. Haven't read any of these yet, but I really want to read Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and The Extinction Trials.

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  21. I WILL read Radio Silence one of these days lol

    I just finished Alex + Ada and enjoyed it and I'm curious about the Kelly Armstrong.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

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  22. You're right. There aren't very many YA romance compilations. We do need more. There are a ton of contemporary romance ones.

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  23. Love that you included A Princess of Mars! :)

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  24. Great tagline... Gave me chills!

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  25. I haven't read any of these, but I love well-written relationships, so I'll have to check some of them out. I need to read ALONE IN THE WILD soon.

    Happy TTT!

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  26. Those relationships in Bad Girls were seriously messed up. I loved it!

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  27. I know I wasn't supposed to be shipping people in BAD GIRLS WITH PERFECT FACES, but I couldn't help it!!!!!

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  28. Great list! I own the first two volumes of Alex and Ada, really want to read them soon! Happy to know you enjoyed them!

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  29. I keep seeing Long Way to a Small Angry Planet on different lists lately. I really do need to get to this one soon.

    I like how you chose relationships for your post too.

    My OTP Valentine's post

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  30. There were a lot of interesting relationships in Small Angry Planet!

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  31. So many people raved on about Bad Girls with Perfect Faces and I hated it so much lol. I enjoyed Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls so much more. That's the only one on your list I've read though.

    Ash @ JennReneeRead

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  32. I also couldn't decide what theme to come up with this week. I was aiming for something a bit tongue in cheek - but that didn't work out so I ended up simply with books I've read that contain romance - some I like, some I don't.
    Look at all those similarities with the LeGuin and GoT - how very curious!
    Lynn :D

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  33. I really enjoyed A School for Unusual girls and I need to read the other books in the series. Georgie and Wyatt are a great couple! Fantastic list! :)

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  34. wow, I haven't read any of these. I may try Planet of Exile

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  35. I do remember reading about Alex and Ada everywhere, and I really should read it

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  36. Great picks, as always! There are so many books on here that are on my TBR and I definitely need to bump some of them up.

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  37. That's such a compelling tagline to me, I've been meaning to check out that book, too! So many of these books you've listed are ones I've been meaning to check out, so this serves as a good reminder and makes me want to read them more! I think The Extinction Trials is at the top of my list, I'm glad to see good relationships there.

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  38. Loove the cover of A Princess from Mars!

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  39. One of these days I'm going to try the John Carter books!

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  40. I loved the human AI relationship in Long Way. 💟

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