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Welcome! My name is Haley, I'm a 27 year old book-aholic. I'm a book reviewer for the RiverTalk Newspaper. I love reading YA, NA, and adult paranormal mostly, but I do go into other genres on occasion. If you want to talk more one on one about books, please don't hesitate to contact me on facebook or twitter, I love making new bookish friends!

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Welcome to the first 'Still on my Mind' post over here at YA-Aholic! Every Thursday I (and hopefully you too!) will feature a book that you read months or even YEARS ago that was so good (or so scary/unique/funny..etc) that it is 'Still on my (your) Mind!' I hope you join in! If you want to find out more about Still on my Mind meme click here!

This week the book that is still on my mind is...

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Purchase The Foretelling: Amazon . Amazon UK . Book Depo

Rain is a girl of the Amazon tribe of women warriors, the daughter of Queen Alina, living in a time of blood and fear. As the future leader of her people, she must seek and hold fast to her inner warrior. But amid the horrors of the battlefield, Rain is startled and mystified by the first stirrings of mercy towards the enemy, men within her. What she encounters along the poignant and harrowing path toward her destiny a kind young man, a strange recurrent prophecy, and a condemned baby brother lead her, against odds, to forge mercy, love, and peace.

Why this is still on my mind?

I read this book when I was 14 (roughly 6 years ago), back then I never read a book and enjoyed it. The only time I read books was when it was required for a project. I don't know what made me pick up The Foretelling, but I am so glad I did. I was obsessed with this book, I read it in one day, and then read it again a few weeks later! I have read this book a total of about 5 times, and although if I re-read it now maybe it wouldn't be a favorite, it is Still on my Mind for being the one book that caught my attention when no books could. After reading The Foretelling I also read Alice Hoffman's book Green Angel, which I also ended up loving! I will have to re-read this soon and review it for you guys I think, I am curious to see if I still would like it as much (: 

Check out other people's 'Still on my Mind' posts!
Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can add it! (:
~The Romance Bookie
~Le Grande Codex
~Splash of our Worlds
~Bethany Lopez (author of Ta Ta for Now!)
~Reading is in my Blood
~In Between the Pages (Shawn Maravel, author of The Wanderer)
~Book Addict

What's still on your mind?!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you back again next week! :D


Angeline Kace said...

OMG!! This is such an AMAZING feature!!! Can I do it too, even though I don't have a review blog? I just LOVE it soo much, Haley!!

I was the SAME way, only reading for projects. I'm so glad I found the love for reading. It truly is an amazing thing to have!

aparajita said...

this sounds interesting,

my STILL ON MY MIND post here -

Yiota said...

Never heard of this book before! But i know about the author. It seems interesting.

And my post: Still On My Mind #2

Bethany Lopez Author said...

Here is mine:

Priya said...

Sounds interesting, gotta check this out!
Check out my post:

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@aparajitaThank you for joining in again! :D

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@YiotaYa the author is more known for her Adult novels than her YA/MG novels! (: Thank you so much for joining in again! :D

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@Bethany LopezThank you for joining! :D

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@Priyathanks for joining again hun! :D

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@Angeline KaceCAN'T wait for you to join in next week! :D And I agree, I can't believe how long I went without reading! D:

Sallie Mazzur said...

Whoa! My second SONM is by Alice Hoffman too! :)

Shawn Kirsten Maravel said...

I love the first book that really made you think, "Hey maybe I can be one of those people who reads." I was a none reader for the longest time too, I didn't even read my school required reading most of the time. For me Heart of the Dragon was my wow book before I enjoyed reading. I still need to buy it again, I'd love to re-read it. :)

Here's my Still on My Mind. :)

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@Sallie MazzurNO WAY?!??! Let me know when you have it posted! I want to see which one it is!! :D

Unknown said...

It's funny how some books stick with you. Also funny is that one book can change a person completely, making them a reader when before they really weren't. Ahh, the power of words.

-Estevan Vega

Sallie Mazzur said...

@haley hagen

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@Shawn Kirsten Maravelooo Heart of a Dragon sounds really good, I think I'm going to get that one soon!! ha Thanks for joining again Shawn! (:

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@UnknownYa it is funny how that works. I use to always dread reading when I had to, but now it's one of the parts of my day I look forward to the most (:

Book Addict 2 said...

here it is my very first Still On My Mind post yay!!!! love this Hayley!!!!

Nicola said...

Wow, I haven't heard of this one before! Will definitely be checking it out though :D

Bianca said...

I just decided to join this feature this week. It is a great idea. Thanks for creating it!

Here is mine:

Kelley said...

Welp, that just went to my TBR list, thanks for that! I participated in this too, even though I cheated a bit: Thanks!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

This book is new to me..but i loved hearing how it grabbed you and helped spark your love of reading

Bex said...

I knew I was forgetting something! *smacks forehead* This was it, haha. I love the idea for this feature and I love the books that grabs you like that one.

I think the one that made the most impression on me, besides the whole Harry Potter series, is His Dark Materials. I still think about them today, remembering their stories and re-reading them whenever I can.

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