November 9 by Colleen Hoover Book Review

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I can’t wipe the exhausted smile off my face. I’m pretty sure it’s there permanently now.
Colleen: “Comments?” she asks teasingly. “Suggestions?”
Me: I laugh. “I’m sorry. I’m just . . . I can’t . . . words . . .” I shake my head, letting her know I still need a little time before I can speak.
Colleen: “Speechless,” she says. “Even better.”

Okay, so you probably guessed that this is actually a scene between Tate & Miles from Ugly Love, but it fits my current situation so damn well
Now back to reality.. I absolutely LOVED this book, I loved the fact that Fallon is a fangirl, HIGH FIVE GIRLFRIEND and that Ben is totally okay with Fallon comparing him to her favorite fictional boyfriends, and him asking her if their first kiss was book-worthy knocked the breath out of me, because HOW SWEET IS THAT FFS?!
But… Unfortunately, it wasn’t my favorite book of Colleen’s, which is fine, really, because it was really really good.
So yeah, I definitely recommend it. Now excuse me while I go hunt for another Colleen Hoover book to read.5

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Synopsis

 

Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

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Confess by Colleen Hoover Book Review

Book review(I honestly think this is the best Colleen Hoover book I’ve read so far. The idea of the whole thing- the paintings, the confessions, not to mention the story itself- is so original and unique. As always, can’t say i expected anything less than perfect coming from Colleen.

5

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Synopsis

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…


 

 

The Mara Dyer Series Review

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The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer:

I’m having mixed up feelings on this book. It was pretty scary at first, because we had no idea what the hell was happening. But then Things began to unravel, not completely though, and this might have also been the funniest novel I’ve read. And i was surprised about the fact that the romance between Mara & Noah didn’t fail at making me swoon. There is literally everything in this book. A stunning, and profoundly thrilling read. Can’t think of anything i can possibly criticize. And I hate myself so much for finishing this in less that 24 hours, its too good for that.

Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis:

Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.


 

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The Evolution Of Mara Dyer:

(Sorry, I didn’t write a review because I was too steeped in the feels and I practically finished the whole series in just 3 days)

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Synopsis:

The truth about Mara Dyer’s dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?


 

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The Retribution Of Mara Dyer:

I’m sorry, but rating this a million stars wouldn’t give this book/series justice.
I fell in love with The Unbecoming.. from the very first page, it was actually the first book that kept me up at night. No, haunted me. It freaked me out. But then Michelle would put those hilarious scenes with Noah and Jamie and they would warm my heart and make me laugh so hard. The thing is, i had no idea what route Mara’s story will take, and it didn’t fail to surprise me. The twists, the turns, the emotions. God, I knew i was doomed. I read both the 2nd and 3rd book in less than 48 hours, and i can’t lie to myself, i regret it. The series was over before I had the time to comprehend it. I absolutely loved this series, and I’m so damn glad i got to read it.

Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis:

Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived.


 

 So bottom-line, this definitely tops the list of my favorite series of all time. I LOVED IT.

The Siren Book Review

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The acknowledgements were honestly my favorite part of this book.
Maybe fantasy simply isn’t for me, maybe i found the whole thing kind of childish.. I’m not sure what was wrong with this book, I just thought it wasn’t worth it. I expected it to be so much better than it turned out to be.

Rating: ★★


Synopsis:

A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of.

Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.

 

Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohen Book Review

 

Book review(I was so thrilled about this book, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The idea of the plot was so unique and beautiful. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think at least once about playing this “red-notebook-dare-game” thing. I was so envious of Lily and Dash’s instant chemistry (over words), to say the least. But then when they met, it was so genuine and logical, like the bad first (and second) impression Lily had on Dash. Because, honestly, if they had just gotten into it like they’ve known each other for ages, it wouldn’t have been real, at all. Not to mention the sarcasm, Oh my I never got tired of Boom’s stupid remarks, I laughed so hard, it was amazing. But then of course, the dumbest turns out to be the wisest, and Boom’s talks about love and the different kinds of love were so moving and fascinating. And Lily and Dash’s love for words and books and poetry and ughh I WANT A DASHIELL IN MY LIFE

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Synopsis

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.

What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Co-written by Rachel Cohn (GINGERBREAD) and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers scouring bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

Extraordinary Means by Robyn SchneiderBook Review

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The story in this book is not a story of what it means to be sick so much as a story of how it feels to be an outsider. But most important, Extraordinary Means, is a story of second chances, and what it means to have hope that you’ll figure out your place in the world, and that you’ll be strong enough to get there -Robyn Schneider

This book was so beautiful. I loved it so much. The quote above sums up everything.5

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Synopsis

From the author of The Beginning of Everything: two teens with a deadly disease fall in love on the brink of a cure.

At seventeen, overachieving Lane finds himself at Latham House, a sanatorium for teens suffering from an incurable strain of tuberculosis. Part hospital and part boarding school, Latham is a place of endless rules and confusing rituals, where it’s easier to fail breakfast than it is to flunk French.

There, Lane encounters a girl he knew years ago. Instead of the shy loner he remembers, Sadie has transformed. At Latham, she is sarcastic, fearless, and utterly compelling. Her friends, a group of eccentric troublemakers, fascinate Lane, who has never stepped out of bounds his whole life. And as he gradually becomes one of them, Sadie shows him their secrets: how to steal internet, how to sneak into town, and how to disable the med sensors they must wear at all times.

But there are consequences to having secrets, particularly at Latham House. And as Lane and Sadie begin to fall in love and their group begins to fall sicker, their insular world threatens to come crashing down.

Told in alternating points of view, Extraordinary Means is a darkly funny story about doomed friendships, first love, and the rare miracle of second chances.

The Sky Is Everywhere Book Review

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This book was so heart-warming and oh-so-sweet-and-swoony. Yeah, the main character obviously spent a lot of time grieving, but then it got so UGHHH. JUST READ IT FOR CRYING OUT LOUD !!

Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life – and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.

This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable.