How was your first month of reading in 2017? I read seven books, two of which were a graphic novels, one historical fiction, and four young adult novels. I really enjoyed all of the books I read this month, but these four were definitely my favorites. I wasn't sure I was going to like Frostblood or The Thousandth Floor, but both turned out to be a lot more awesome than I expected.
Written by Elly Blake; Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.
Dress like a feisty Fireblood by wearing a red dress, blue cardigan, red stud earrings, a floral watch, a red bracelet, and black booties. Or instead get frosty in a blue peplum top, white jeans, ice necklace, white watch, and brown booties.
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The Thousandth Floor
Written by Katharine McGee; A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose. Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down…
When you're partying at the top of the Tower, you need to look good and it is the future after all, so throw on some metallics. Wear a black lace top, purple metallic skirt, black pumps, purple clutch, and gold nail polish. Or throw on a metallic tank, black jeans, a diamond-shaped bag, and metallic sneakers.
Love is Love
Edited by Marc Andreyko; The comic industry comes together in honor of those killed in Orlando. Co-published by two of the premiere publishers in comics—DC and IDW, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talent in comics, mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world. All material has been kindly donated by the writers, artists, and editors with all proceeds going to victims, survivors, and their families. Be a part of a historic comics event! It doesn’t matter who you love. All that matters is you love.
Celebrate all love in every color of the rainbow. Literally! Don a "Love is Love" shirt, black jeans, rainbow phone case, and rainbow rain boots. Or wear a blue dress, colorful heels, a rainbow chevron purse, and a blue watch.
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Girl Waits With Gun
Written by Amy Stewart; A novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs. A belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down Constance Kopp's buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her sisters — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.
Add a subtle nod to the early 20th century with a taupe lace peplum shirt, red skirt, Mary-Jane heels, and a handcuff bracelet for catching those bad guys. Or a black dress, pocket watch necklace, a black watch, and brown booties.