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Top 10 YA Characters I’d Want Stranded With Me On A Island

1. Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I think Katniss has proven that she can survive just about anything. I mean, the girl is one badass survivor with sharp instinct. I’d definitely want her on my side in anything and want to pick up her awesome survival skills.


2. Celaena Sardothien, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: With Celaena by my side, if any baddies were (for some strange reason) on the island with me and after me, I wouldn’t have to worry!


3. Karou, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor: With Karou’s wish necklace we could wish ourselves off the island, or if we couldn’t do that, we could at least wish for food and shelter!


4. Sarah Alopay, Endgame by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton:This girl is trained for the end of the world coming! I think that means she’s trained to survive just about anything!


5. Kira Walker, Partials by Dan Wells: With this badass genetic scientist and medical apprentice on the island with me, we could figure out which plants are possible antidotes and remedies if someone is inured or sick!


6. Zuzana, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: Who doesn’t need an awesome best friend with them when stranded on a desert island to keep the mood light???


7. Cassie Sullivan, The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey: Here’s another badass girl who survived an apocalypse! Who wouldn’t want her on their side when trying to survive something?


8. Hermione Granger, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: Hermione’s so smart, she’d have already studied up on ways to survive on a deserted island! 


9. Yelena, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder: With Yelena on an island with you, you’d be sure never to eat any poison plants! Yeah. I’d take her in a heartbeat!


10. Aria, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: Aria adapts to the wild pretty easily (with Perry's help, of course, but still, girlfriend's adaptable!) plus her skills as an Aud would definitely come in handy when hunting!


WOW! This list is still all female! Let's hear it for girl power in YA!

What Should I Read Next?

Guys, I'm looking at getting a book or two on Book Outlet. Any ideas as to what I should get???

August Book Bucket

   Okay, So I have already had a great reading month so far, so I am, of course, as per usual, going to give myself quite an optimistic book bucket! So here it is!

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Nothing But Shadows by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan*

The Evil We Love by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman*

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Storm Siren by Mary Weber

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Strikeout Read


July Wrap Up!

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, 2.5/5 Stars

   I was so excited for this book, but it unfortunately fell flat for me. The plot just wasn’t quick enough or full enough, in my opinion and the characters weren’t compelling. Not ruling it totally out, because you never know, but I highly doubt I’ll be continuing on with this series. 2.5 Stars

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan, 3/5 Stars

   This book also fell kinda flat for me, which was also disappointing. I wanted to love this book, but the plot just seemed static and, again for this one, the characters weren’t compelling. 3 Stars

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, 4/5 Stars

   This book was great! So unique and different and I feel like I can honestly say that I’ve never read anything like this before! I wanted the characters to develop a bit more and the book seemed to be spending a lot of time setting up for the rest of the series, but other than that, it was great and it’s the first book in a series, so those problems should be resolved! 4 Stars

The Jewel by Amy Ewing, 3.5/5 Stars

    This book. I was torn over this book. I did like it, but it wasn’t my favorite (by a long stretch). I can’t quite put my finger on why it didn’t agree with me, it just left a kind of “meh” impression on me. … 3.5 Stars

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, 4/5 Stars

   I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and unique (although it feels like a lot of books have copied the basic concept of this book since it was published, but if you keep that in mind the plot doesn’t seem so tired). It wasn’t my favorite book, but I did thoroughly enjoy it and I want to see how it continues, because I think the story has many elements that are just beginning to unfurl by the end! 4 Stars

My Edit for Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
My Edit for Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Walk Into The Library Like...

"I grabbed my book and opened it up. I wanted to smell it. Heck, I wanted to kiss it. Yes, kiss it. That's right, I am a book kisser. "

Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Now Reading: Reawakened by Colleen Houck
Now Reading: Reawakened by Colleen Houck


Hey guys! Welcome to my Booklikes page! I run the book blogs Inspired by Books (; dedicated to my edits for YA books) and The Book Keeper's Secrets (; dedicated to my reviews of YA books and general bookish fun)! I'm an avid reader and book blogger! You can always find me lost in a good book or making my edits (in which case, I'm probably also listening to a good audiobook)!

Currently reading

The Secret Fire: A gripping Young Adult Fantasy novel (The Alchemist Chronicles teen series Book 1)
C.J. Daugherty, Carina Rozenfeld
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Michelle Hodkin
Erica O'Rourke
The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy)
Marie Rutkoski
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Rae Carson
The Queen of the Tearling
Erika Johansen
The Kiss of Deception
Mary E. Pearson
Storm Siren
Mary Weber
Reawakened (The Reawakened Series)
Colleen Houck