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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Book Blitz: A Double Shot of Bourbon


A Double Shot of Bourbon
A.C. Land
(Bourbon Series #2)
Publication date: October 18th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Lonna Stuart is proud to be the most beautiful girl most people have ever seen. But on the inside she’s dying. Her mother’s grating comments and her boyfriend’s obsessive control are suffocating her.

There’s only one person who sees the real Lonna.

Son of the infamous Bourbon Butcher, Collin toes an invisible line of perfection; he’s a football prodigy; a hard working employee; and, what Lonna’s boyfriend considers, a retard. A slight stutter keeps Collin back from making too many friends, but he observes better than anyone, and he sees things most people miss. He sees the pain in Lonna’s eyes and the sadness in her frown. When she nearly drowns, Collin’s the only one willing to sacrifice himself to save her.

Inspired by Collin’s overwhelming kindness and drawn to the sheer greatness of him, Lonna begins to pull away from her asphyxiating life. But unbeknownst to both of them, Collin’s father, busy planning an epic escape from prison.



Book trailer:


Sequel to:
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Author Bio:

Author of the Bourbon series, A. C. Land has been a lover of stories since she first read about Peter Pan giving Wendy an acorn and teaching her to fly. She always dreamed of telling big stories about small towns.

Residing on a cattle farm in Missouri, A. C. loves playing with her rambunctious Jack Russell, Riley, making decorative cakes, taking pictures, drinking pumpkin spice coffee, and hanging out with her nephews.




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Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: The Start of Me and You

The Start of Me and You The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Start of Me and You is a really cute contemporary novel about heartbreak and new love.

Summery from Goodreads:
It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?

Oh great, a love triangle. That was one of my first thoughts while reading this book. There is a love triangle between Paige, Ryan, and Max. I thought this wasn't an awful love triangle. It was between relatives like in The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy: The Summer I Turned Pretty; It's Not Summer Without You; We'll Always Have Summer, but unlike that book, this one is actually bearable. Paige pines for Ryan at first, but once she meets Max she falls in love.
That is one of the best parts of this book. Paige doesn't have a "love at first site" moment with Max, but slowly grows to love him.

Background on Paige: She is a girl who's boyfriend fell into a river and died a year ago. She still has a hard time dating, and doesn't do it until Max comes around.
That is what makes this a sweet and comfortable romance. Max and Paige are just looking for a sweet love. They are not just in it for the short term, but love each other as they are. It is a cute and perfect teenage romance, and I would love to be Paige.

I really connected to Paige. She loves to read and doesn't really know how to be popular. She is a great main character.

Of course, there is a bad part of the relationship, but it ends out working just fine.

This was my first Emery Lord book. I enjoyed it so much I am currently reading When We Collided.

Overall, this is a cute and sweet contemporary romance.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Review: The Problem with Forever

The Problem with Forever The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I am confused about how I feel about this book.

Summery from Goodreads:
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

I really didn't find my self enjoying this book. it was a little too tragic and emotional, and despite how bad this may sound, I didn't really like the mental illness part because it was unrealistic.

I didn't get why Mallory fell for Rider. Yes, they were friends, but he had a girlfriend. Also, he was obviously no good for her. If I would have written this book, I would have made Mallory be shy around Rider at first.

I thought Jayden was an interesting part of this book. He was sweet and kind. SPOILER: (view spoiler)

Carl and Rosa were another decent part of this book. They were nice protective parents, who in the end didn't really get along with Mallory.

Overall, this is a decent book that just didn't resonate with me.


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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cover/Trailer Reveal: A French Voice in New York







A French Voice in New York
Anna Adams
(The French Girl #5)
Publication date: November 17th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Maude Laurent is certain she’ll be recruited as a composer for a new Broadway musical, until she realizes she’s up against Julia Tanand, another French singer-songwriter who wants to beat her at any cost. Luckily, she receives her boyfriend Matt’s full support and together they’re determined to dazzle the producer.

But when someone from Matt’s past comes back into their lives, Maude will have a tough decision to make, at the risk of losing him for good.




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Author Bio:

Born in France, raised partly in the United States and in France, I grew up loving stories in French and English. I currently live in Paris where I pursue my studies as a Law Student.

I'm the author of the French Girl series. When I'm not writing, I enjoy traveling in Europe and dream of going to Asia and Africa.

I love to hear from readers at
annaadams333@gmail.com.

You can also find more information about my books on my website http://www.annaadamsauthor.com/


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Review: The Big Picture

The Big Picture The Big Picture by Jenny B. Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jenny B. Jones created a real masterpiece in The Big Picture.

Summery from Goodreads:
Katie is forced to leave the foster family she loves, an endangered town drive-in, and a boyfriend who suddenly can't take his eyes off his ex. As life with her mom takes a serious nosedive, Katie must rely on her faith to keep it together.

I really enjoyed this book. It was, dare I say, better than the first two books in this series and the best of her books I have read. I really thought it brought everything together in a serious, funny, sad, happy, emotional book.

Katie really grew up in this book. She learned AGAIN how to live by her self, and how there is a different between poor and being deprived. She also learned how friends are great and about how hard long distance relationships are.

I really liked all of the characters in this book. Katie's mom is a selfish druggie who just wants Katie back, but doesn't want to take care of her. Katie grows up to be a selfless caring young lady, who I really enjoyed reading about. She was sweet, honest, and smart. I liked Charlie's caring character, and Nash's romantic antics.
I especially liked Maxine and Sam, despite how much they annoyed me.

I liked how Jones used the movie theater closing down as a way to show how Katie has changed, and how sometimes people you love don't always agree with you.

I read this book in like two days, it was so good.

The ending of this book was amazing. I mean, it had a dreamy happy ending. It was also amazing how it ended in a conversation between Maxine and Katie, showing how much they have grown to enjoy each other's company.

Overall, this book was amazing on so many levels. It dealt with relationships, religious beliefs, and standing for what you believe in. I give it 4.75 stars.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Cover Reveal: A Fabrication of the Truth



A Fabrication of the Truth
Katie Kaleski
Publication date: September 20th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
The last time Lexie Stein saw Dalton Reyes he lay in a pool of blood, hovering somewhere between life and death. Now, five years later, he’s the new guy in her high school.

What happened between then and now is a mystery Lexie is afraid to explore. Just one lie uncovered from her past can cause the house of cards she’s so carefully constructed to come crashing down around her. And Dalton is the key to that past.

She doesn’t need her grandmother’s warnings to convince her that Dalton means trouble. But the bond they shared as kids seems to have only gotten stronger, transforming into something wonderful and powerful.

When Dalton opens up about the intervening years and what they mean for his future, Lexie is determined not to let him get away a second time.





Author Bio:

Katie Kaleski is a young adult author that hails from the midwest. A Fabrication of the Truth is her debut novel, but she will have plenty more books coming very soon.


Her favorite food is cereal with milk, she holds cookies in high regard, and she loves all things cute and fuzzy.



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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Review: Meeting of the Mustangs

Meeting of the Mustangs Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I RECIEVED THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY VIEWS OR OPINIONS IN ANY WAY.

Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy is a cute and strange book about one special horse.

My Summery:
Join a horse on it's journey from being a newborn with his herd. When he gets separated from his family, he moves on and meets many different families in different areas.

Summery from Goodreads (I don't feel I could accurately describe it, but I tried):
A black colt is born into a band of wild mustangs and soon learns that life can often be difficult. Follow his story as he goes from a free spirit to being captured for profit, and discover how one man gains the trust and extreme loyalty of a very special horse.

This book bored me at first. It was just about this one horse, which didn't even have a name. It was sort of confusing and didn't really interest me. The fact that it was in third person was also strange, because when I agreed to review this, I thought it was in first person.

It really started to pick up. The descriptions were great, and I found myself enjoying following the horses journey. I think the point where I became interested was when the horse met people, and began to gain a personality. Because it was written in third person, you also heard about what the people were thinking.

The ending was very special. It was unique in the fact that the horse felt a lot of feelings. There was a sweet and happy ending, which was nice.

I liked how it was a quick and easy read. It is one you could pick up on a rainy day, because it isn't real long. It would be perfect for horse lovers, but I am not exactly a horse person. I mean, I like horses, but don't know much about them. That is why this book confused me a little.

Overall, this is a cute horse fiction book.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Book Blitz: Fear Me, Fear Me Not



Fear Me, Fear Me Not
Elodie Nowodazkij
Publication date: September 27th 2016
Genres: Romance, Suspense, Young Adult
SCREAM meets FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS in this new young adult romantic suspense novel by Elodie Nowodazkij.

Fear is power. They fear me. They don’t fear me enough. Every year a girl disappears in Gavert County, Texas. Their bodies are found days, sometimes months, later with an angel wing carved on their face. They call me “the Angel Killer” and I’m on the hunt again. But this time, it’s personal.

Seventeen-year-old cheerleader Erin Hortz has been warned about the Angel Killer all her life. She never walks alone in the dark. She doesn’t talk to strangers. She doesn’t accept drinks at parties. All she wants is to finish her senior year with a win at the Miss Junior Queen of Hearts pageant, capture the perfect light over the lake with her new camera, and finally catch the attention of her best friend Nadia’s brother—former football star Dimitri Kuklev. Since his injury, they’ve been spending a lot of time together. And getting to know the real Dimitri—not the one she put on a pedestal in her diary is better than she could ever have imagined. And she’s falling hard.

Nineteen-year-old Dimitri’s injury brought him from football superstar with universities from all around the country knocking at his door to not knowing what he wants to do with his life. Taking classes at the local community college is supposed to get him back on track, but all he wants is to be on the field again. The only person who seems to understand him is the one he swore to keep in the friend zone: Erin. His sister Nadia’s best friend and the reason why he can’t keep a girlfriend. Between their early morning jogs, their time spent at the lake laughing, and their late night conversations, he’s having a hard time remembering why it’s such a bad idea.

But when Nadia doesn’t come home after a party, Dimitri and Erin know they must find her before it’s too late—even if that means risking their own lives and everything Erin’s ever known.

Because the main suspect is Erin’s father.


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Author Bio:

Elodie Nowodazkij was raised in a tiny village in France, where she could always be found a book in hand. At nineteen, she moved to the US, where she learned she'd never lose her French accent. Now she lives in Maryland with her husband, their dog and their cat.

She's also a serial smiley user.





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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review: We'll Always Have Summer

We'll Always Have Summer We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

We'll Always Have Summer is a good college romance.

Summery from Goodreads:
It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

First of all, I believe that this should be a na novel, not a ya. It is a college romance and is a bit more advanced (with the marriage and all) that I felt it should be a YA/NA novel. Just a thought, Jenny Han.

I did not like how Belly went for Jeremiah. You could tell that Belly didn't love him, and was just leading me on. It was bugging me and making me dislike her. I did think that Jeremiah loved Belly, which made it more confusing. The romance wasn't really there.

In the same way, I felt so bad for Jeremiah when Belly started going places with Conrad. It was obvious that Conrad and Belly were dating behind Jeremiah's back, and therefore she was cheating. The scenes with Conrad and Belly were pretty romantic though, but they were wrong.

The ending was a little dramatic, but it did have a happy ending. It was the best part of the book, but kind of corny.

I couldn't believe that they were getting married at age 19. It was a little unreal, considering Belly had no real idea what she was doing with her life, and no job (I think she quit her job).

Overall, this book is a decent college romance about marriage in the traditional Jenny Han style.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Book Blitz: Beneath the Void














Beneath the Void
Elisa Dane
(Fighting Chance #2)
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: August 9th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Sadie Reynolds is drowning.


Months have passed since Ian Daniels and Newton Daily opened fire at Atwood High school, killing dozens of students before turning the guns on themselves.


Determined to pay tribute to her fallen classmates and teachers, Sadie’s thrown herself into the memorial project at the newly rebuilt school. But it’s not enough. Horrific dreams of the shooting intertwined with memories of the night her mother was murdered keep her up at night and haunt her during the day.


The constant stream of hate raining down on her from faceless social media trolls only make matters worse. Her boyfriend, Hayden brings the only source of relief when he sneaks in to sleep next to her on nights her dad is at work.


Desperate for normalcy, Sadie fills every waking moment of her day with anything to take her mind off her pain. If she’s exhausted, she’ll be too tired to acknowledge the new threat gunning for her.


BENEATH the VOID is book 2 in Elisa Dane’s Fighting Chance series, a hard-hitting and unapologetically raw look at teen violence in schools and the aftermath of learning to pick up the pieces and heal.






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EXCERPT:


“It’s a damn shame what happened to that girl. A damn shame what happened to all of you.”


I bit down on the inside of my lip and lifted my tray off the counter. If I didn’t get away from Moe before he started in, things would get awkward fast. “Heading out,” I called over my shoulder as I rounded the counter. The last thing I wanted to do was talk about the shooting. I’d lived, breathed, ate, and drank nothing but the shooting for months on end. I had funeral music burned into my brain and had cried myself into a stupor more times than I could count. I was done crying. It didn’t help. It didn’t change what had happened, and it didn’t make anything better. Moving forward and staying busy were the only things that made life bearable. Well, that and spending quality time with Hayden. The memorial project I was heading up at Atwood High was the only shooting related activity I involved myself in anymore. It was positive. It had meaning. It was my way of paying respect to poor Tara Chung.


And everyone else.


A loud boom sounded in the not too far distance.


My body reacted on instinct. My heart leaped inside my chest. The tray full of drinks I’d been carrying crashed against the black and white checkered tile. My knees buckled, and with a frightened scream, I dropped like a stone to the floor and covered my head with my arms. Not again. Not again. This can’t be happening again.


The people in the booths next to me weren’t moving. Were they insane? There was a shooter in the building! I rose up onto my knees and lurched sideways, grabbing onto the jean-clad knee of the older man sitting at the edge of the booth. “Get down! Quick!”


The man gaped at me like I was insane.


A hand clamped down onto my shoulder, and I shot up off the floor with a shriek.


“Sadie!” Moe’s voice sounded above the pounding of my heart, and I zeroed in on his calm face as I struggled to catch my breath.


He stepped forward and placed his hands on my shoulders. “Honey, it’s okay. Everyone in the diner is fine. A car backfired out in the lot. That’s what you heard.”


My mouth felt dry and pasty and the room swayed beneath my feet. I opened my mouth to speak and glanced over my shoulder toward the front window when words failed me. I glanced back at Moe. “A-a car?”


Moe’s expression was gentle, but filled with pity and my stomach immediately soured. “Everyone’s fine, sweetheart,” he said with a nod. He motioned toward the back of the diner. “Why don’t you take your break now and … ”


He continued to watch me with concern as his words trailed off and I nodded, more than happy to get the hell away from everyone and everything. I knew what he couldn’t bring himself to say: Take your break, girl, and hide your crazy away before you drive away my business.


Too embarrassed to look back, I left my fallen tray and drinks where they lay shattered and spilled on the floor and sprinted out the back door of the diner.










Author Bio:


ELISA DANE is a self-proclaimed book junkie. A lover of handbags, chocolate, and reality television, she's a proud mother to three All- Star cheerleaders. Writing is her absolute passion, and it's her mission to create stories that will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but help you find a new respect and interest in the sport of All-Star cheerleading.


Elisa is no stranger to the publishing world. She writes steamy paranormal romance under her real name, Lisa Sanchez. Her adult works include the Hanford Park series (Eve Of Samhain, Pleasures Untold, and Faythe Reclaimed), Obsessed (an erotic suspense), and a paranormal novella, Cursing Athena. Elisa lives in Northern California with her husband, three daughters, and a feisty Chihuahua who stubbornly believes she's human.











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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Review: It's Not Summer Without You

It's Not Summer Without You It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is ok.

Summery from Goodreads:
Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?

It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.
But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started--at Cousins Beach.

I already wrote a pretty decent version of this review once, but accidentally deleted it by closing the tab before it was done. Needless to say, this might seem brief. I give my apologies ahead of time. :)

I thought most of the characters in this book were seriously depressed. I get that Susannah had just died, but everyone stayed in a complete slump.

I thought that the characters had a lot of potential. Jeremiah was a sweet sensible boy who really loved Belly. Conrad was a more outgoing and adventurous boy who Belly liked. Meanwhile, Belly is stuck trying to find Conrad and keep Jeremiah from getting his feelings hurt.

The love triangle in here was pretty bad. I did lot like how Belly could not make up her mind, and just led the brothers on. That is the thing I don't like about Jenny Han's books; they all revolve around a love triangle.

This book switched between multiple perspectives, which confused me. I couldn't sometimes figure out who was talking, and had to look back. It did, however, add more depth to the story.

There were also many redeeming qualities in this book. Conrad shows a lot of character growth. I liked the character of Belly's mom, and the scenes with her. This book also kept my attention fairly well.

Overall, this is a decent romance book.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Goodreads 2016 Reading Goal

I just finished my Goodreads Reading Goal with 76/75 books.  I know this is pretty early to complete it, so I am upping it to 100.  Not too hard, but still making me want to beat it.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Review: On the Loose

On the Loose On the Loose by Jenny B. Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jenny B. Jones wrote another great ya Christian novel.

Summery from Goodreads:
Life is looking up for Katie. After being placed in a new home, she’s finally adjusting to her foster family. But tragedy shakes her fragile world as a tornado rips through town and her foster mother is diagnosed with cancer.

I really thought this issue talked about some more serious issues than the first one. It mentioned a loved one having cancer, and the struggles that brings. It also talked about a tornado that hurts Katie's town.

Katie also face boy trouble. She fell hard for a player, and is oblivious to the fact that he is dating someone else. During that time, she meets another boy; but this one is sweet and nice.

I liked how there were positive messages woven through the faith Katie has. She was about ready to give up on it, but then decided that He really helped her. I also liked the mission trip aspect.

I definitely want to read book 3.

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Book Blitz: Under A Million Stars












Under A Million Stars
Rita Branches
Publication date: August 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?


Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.


Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.


Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he’s hiding.


Now it’s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie’s broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.


Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?








EXCERPT:


Jacob


These two weeks had been hell for me.


I didn’t know how I was going to pull this off for the eight months I still had left in this hell of a town. My parents didn’t get me, and she was around all the time, suffocating me. My heart skipped a beat every time I heard her voice, and it doubled in speed when she was near me. I wouldn’t be able to stay away, I knew it. She was breaking my heart all over again.


I heard her at night, when she thought everyone was sleeping. I just sat on the floor, resting my head against the wall, and listen to her cry and throw up every other night.


I stayed there like a jerk, as if I didn’t give a crap about her or her feelings, but I cried. I missed her. I wanted to hold her at night and tell her that everything would be alright, but I couldn’t. I promised I would stay away—I couldn’t hurt her, anymore. I pushed my knees to my chest to hold myself together and to keep me from crumbling. Sometimes, I had to place my closed fist against my mouth, so she wouldn’t hear me sob. I wished she would have, though. I wished she would have opened the door and saw me sitting there, caring about her, suffering like she did.


My mom was getting suspicious about me. She knew about her, or at least that something wasn’t right. My face, the permanent dark circles under my eyes, and my lack of appetite wasn’t normal, though. I was okay, before her parents’ accident—I had started to pull myself together.


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This night was especially bad. She stayed in the bathroom for hours. I had been on the other side, hearing her cry and wishing I could take it all away.


I was starting to get really scared for her. I left before my parents woke up, unable to face them and those disapproving looks, anymore, like I wasn’t doing anything right with my life. They wanted a perfect son and they didn’t have one.


I was in no condition to go to college—I couldn’t even imagine myself being closed behind four walls for another four or five years. I needed something to take my thoughts away—something that would fuel me with adrenaline. They wouldn’t approve of the plans I’d been making. They’d hate them, in fact, but I didn’t care, anymore, I just needed to get away.










Author Bio:


Rita Branches is an independent YA (young adult) author who enjoys spending every free moment (when she´s not reading) writing emotional stories. Visit: http://ritabranches.wordpress.com/











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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Book Review: Butterfly Blink

Butterfly Blink
Karl Beckstrand
3 stars

I RECIEVED THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.  THIS DOESN'T AFFECT MY VIEWS OR OPINIONS IN ANY WAY.

Butterfly Blink is a cute book meant for little kids.

This book shows the progression of a butterfly, and how they interact with little kids.

The illustrations in this book were very good.  They were descriptive and very interesting.  I liked how there was some black and white, and some color.

I could see little kids having a lot of fun with this book.  They could make up stories about the pictures, and learn new words like butterfly, and colors. Little kids could be taught a lot about birds and butterflies and insects too while looking at this book with someone older.
I couldn't really see a story in this book, but I can see little kids and toddlers enjoying looking at the pictures.

Overall, this is an interesting picture book that would be great for a little kid.


Monday, August 8, 2016

My Review Scale

I have wanted to post about my review grading scale for a while now.  Since I had some time, I just got around to it.

5- AMAZING!  ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER!
            I rarely ever give a book 5 stars.  If I do, it is a really good book in my opinion.

4.5- A really good book!

4- Good Book: 
          This is the most common rating I give.  Is for a good and ordinary book.

3-OK
          This book is just decent; not really good and not really bad.

2-Bad
          This is a bad book, with a few redeeming qualities.

1- Awful
          This is another rating I barely give.  It is a book I hated, and probably DNF.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Review: This Lullaby

This Lullaby This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen is a great novel about family and love.

Summary from Goodreads:
When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

I really liked Remy in this book. She was so great and realistic. Remy is spending the last summer before college with her friends. She broke up with her boyfriend so that she didn't have any attachments. But when she meets Dexter, everything changes.

I thought Dexter was a neat character. He was a disorganized rocker, who sounds like a perfect book boyfriend. He was the opposite of Paul, who they called "Perfect Paul" for a reason.

I did not really like the love triangle. It was too stereotypical. However, I did like the fact that Remy's dad was a singer, who became a one hit wonder with his song about her

The ending was so cool, and really emotionally sweet. It was perfect in a Sarah Dessen sort of way.

In conclusion, this is a really cool romance.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Review: Bookishly Ever After

Bookishly Ever After Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bookishly Every After by Isabel Bandeira is an amazingly funny and true book.

Summary from Goodreads:
In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary.

But when Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?

I really liked this book. I mean, it is a book about a book lover and it is a romance. What is not to like?

Phoebe was the perfect, and I mean PERFECT protagonist. She was not overly responsible, she was nerdy, and she loved books. I thought the author really know what was going on in the mind of a book lover. I would love to be Pheobe's friend.

I think the reason some people didn't like this book is because it is so cliché. The love triangle and stuff makes it a predictable read. I still liked it. Pheobe was a girl who took advice from books, where there are a lot of love triangles.

There were some good quotes in this book.
"I'm supposed to push a loose strand of hair out of your face, then let my hand linger on your cheek, or isn't that how, like, every other kissing scene in those books you read goes?" He gently tucked that piece of hair behind my ear and let his fingers slide down to tilt my chin up until my eyes met his. "Well?” I mean I wish someone said that to me. That is so sweet.

"like he was an advanced reader copy of the last book in a series" is perfect because you can't find much truer of a simile.

“Too bad real boyfriends aren't as awesome as book boyfriends.” Yep, so true.

"I had a to-read pile about as tall as me back home, but I'd never say no to a bookstore." I loved this one, because it is so me.

Overall, this is an adorable and funny romance, that ending bookishly every after!


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