Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Star Predictions

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Hey Guys! It’s time for Top 5 Tuesday! This week’s topic is ‘Book I Predict Will Be 5 Stars.’ I think this week’s topic is fun because I get to pick out five books that I think will turn out to be 5 stars worthy. For me, 5 stars mean that the book is more than likely a book I will probably read more than once, I wasn’t able to put it down while reading it, and the plot is not completely predictable. I can’t wait to see what books you guys include on your Top 5 Tuesday list!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shanah @BionicBookWorm. Each week we respond to that week’s topic and link back to her page. Go check out her page to join in! 

 

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Little Darlings by Melanie Golding – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41806986-little-darlings?ac=1&from_search=true

Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own…creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.

A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley―to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.

Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.

Compulsive, creepy, and inspired by some of our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking―and rechecking―your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.

This book sounds super exciting and I can’t wait to read it. I requested this book from NetGalley and I’m so glad I got it. I will definitely be reading it soon so be on the lookout for a review!

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It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First, the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

This book has a very Lord of the Flies vibe going on and I liked that book so I’m super excited about reading this book. A friend of mine has already read it and said it was really good which just makes me even more excited to check it out. Hopefully, I’ll be reading it soon!

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Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

I love the way Angie Thomas writes. I read The Hate U Give and absolutely loved it, so when I had the opportunity to get this book through Book-of-the-Month there was no question that I picked this book. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I will get to it and when I do I’m sure it’ll be 5 stars worthy. 

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Maud Gage Baum, widow of the author of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, met Judy Garland, the young actress playing the role of Dorothy on the set of The Wizard of Oz in 1939. At the time, Maud was seventy-eight and Judy was sixteen. In spite of their age difference, Maud immediately connected to Judy–especially when Maud heard her sing “Over the Rainbow,” a song whose yearning brought to mind the tough years in South Dakota when Maud and her husband struggled to make a living–until Frank Baum’s book became a national sensation.

This wonderfully evocative two-stranded story recreates Maud’s youth as the rebellious daughter of a leading suffragette, and the prairie years of Maud and Frank’s early days when they lived among the people–especially young Dorothy–who would inspire Frank’s masterpiece. Woven into this past story is one set in 1939, describing the high-pressured days on The Wizard of Oz film set where Judy is being badgered by the director, producer, and her ambitious stage mother to lose weight, bind her breasts, and laugh, cry, and act terrified on command. As Maud had promised to protect the original Dorothy back in Aberdeen, she now takes on the job of protecting young Judy.

I’m excited about this book because I love reading fairy tale retellings and stories behind the stories. I don’t actually have a way to read this book yet, but fear not, I will find a way, and when I do I’m sure it’ll be worthy of 5 stars.

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When seventeen-year-old Tati sends a saliva sample to a DNA ancestry testing site her results come back inconclusive. What’s wrong with her DNA? And what does it have to do with her unexplained seizures and the beckoning tunnel she sees during them? 

What Tati discovers is more than she could have ever imagined possible. Parallel universes exist and her abnormal DNA compels and condemns Tati and her other selves—shy Ana—privileged Tatyana—and on-the-run Tanya, to a lifetime of ricocheting between their parallel lives in the multiverse.

With knowledge of their existence a deadly threat in every universe, the only chance all four have to survive is to work together to take down the scientist responsible: their father.

It’s been a minute since I’ve read a good sci-fi novel, so this book seems like a good place to start back. Hopefully, it will be written well and I won’t get confused. I also got this book from NetGalley so I will be reading it soon!

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