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NetGalley Challenge

This month I participated in the NetGalley Challenge hosted by Red House Books Red House Books
I had a whole list of 10 books I was planning on reading and failed by own challenge. But I did manage to finish some of the NetGalley books I put on that list. You can click on the name to see my review.
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Plan B By Charnan Simon
Bumped by Megan McCafferty  Video Review: Video: Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Between Two Ends by David Ward

I did read some other NetGalley books previously that did post this month as well, but they were not read by me this month so I am not counting them in my challenge.
The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird
Shine by Lauren Myracle

I did have a great month of reading I have to say that my major mistake in the challenge month was I picked up City of Bones for another challenge I was doing and found myself distracted with it. And can see what all the hype is about.

Shine by Lauren Myracle

Shine Description from

When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.
Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.

This book gets down and dirty. To the point and in-your face. Nobody likes the fact that Cat is looking into each of their stories on the night of this beating, but the stories that come out of her investigations are just as shocking as the resulting hate crime.
I have to say that I knew that some sex was going to be involved but was a little shocked at the descriptiveness and det…