Lucky Charmed by Sharla Lovelace ARC Review

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[I received a free advance review copy in exchange for an honest review]

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The second I finished this book, I just wanted to start it all over again. And if there wasn’t a huge pile of TBR constantly poking me and reminding me of its very well noted presence, I would’ve done just that. There’s something about the writing style that just grabbed me. It was so easy and whimsical and hilarious, that it made me want to read every other book written by this author. Continue reading

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Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin ARC Review

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[I received a free advance review copy in exchange for an honest review]
I’m sobbing.
I’M DOWNRIGHT SOBBING THIS WAS SO GOOD.
Not the cute kind of sobbing with a couple of tears running down my face. Nope, none of that.
It’s the ugly kind. The one where you get under-eye bags for days afterwards.

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I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed YA contemporaries until now. Because I honestly gave up on them after Jandy Nelson’s books, I’ll Give You The Sun and The Sky Is Everywhere, because every book I read afterwards just didn’t come close to their perfection. But then this one was like a mashup of these two, only it was way more exotic and beautiful. Continue reading

Ready to Run Book Review

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[I received a free advance review copy in exchange for an honest review]
I honestly read playboy firefighter in the synopsis and couldn’t click that ‘request’ button fast enough. I had really high expectations for this book, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s got the hate-to-love trope which I absolutely love. And then the small-town romance which I’ll never get over. Falling in love with this book was a no-brainer.  Continue reading

A Thousand Salt Kisses Book Review

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I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
You know? I’m really glad I came across a good Mermaids/Mermen book. I liked it, it was a good change from the basic contemporaries.
But…
I think it had potential to become the next bestseller you know? If only it were a bit more original. I think I related a lot of scenes to some of Twilight’s, and honestly, I don’t think you should use scenes or conversations from other books to make your book a better one. I think the writing style could’ve been better. Although the story itself was absolutely brilliant and totally original, the problem was with the writing.

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Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Crystal White is the new girl on Starfish Island. Dragged to the remote community by her environmental activist father, she is eager to find fun that doesn’t involve touching fish guts or listening to local folklore.

During a midnight swim with some new friends, Crystal is pulled out to sea by the waves. Convinced she’s going to drown, Crystal is rescued by Llyr, a handsome stranger. As she searches for him in the following weeks, she finds there may be more truth to the Starfish legends than she thought.

Over a sizzling roller-coaster summer, Llyr introduces Crystal to magic she’d only ever dreamed of. But as Crystal comes to love Starfish Island, it begins to drive her family apart. A nearby power plant is devastating local marine life, and her parents are stuck in the middle. As the magic and mundane parts of Crystal’s life converge, she finds herself risking everything to save Llyr, her family, and herself.

When We Collided Book Review

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Maybe we were dying roots, Jonah, being drawn into the darkness. When we collided, we bounced each other back into orbit. And now we have to do that-we have to return to our own paths because that’s what we gave each other.

Yeah, it’s that kind of book.
Filled with vibrant metaphors and intriguing concepts. Although the cover itself is captivating and beautiful, it is not just that. I’ve never been good at reading or analyzing art, any form of it. But the cover, I think, is the story itself. The beautiful chaos of two persons colliding. It says a lot, that cover.
This is not your typical contemporary book. I think the writer did a great job at offering a story that is innovative without adding the element of fantasy, dystopia, or sci fi into it. I am no author. But I have tried writing, like any other reader out there, and I believe that bringing a unique contemporary book into life calls for a lot of hard work, to say the least. Especially if the writer dodges undesirable cliches. I think, what made this book, and many others of the same genre, a good one, is the fact that the author proposed a sci fi world without really changing the genre, or a fantastical one also without changing the genre. And how’s that, you’d ask, through metaphors.
But that’s enough talking about the writing.
The story itself started off as a typical one. But shaping the characters into what they’ve become, was just overwhelming.
YOU KNOW WHAT?! JUST READ IT. FML.

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Synopsis

We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…

Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.

Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.

Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.

In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick Book Review

Book review(So I kind of read The Boy Most Likely To way before reading this one. (Tim & Alice’s story). And to be completely honest, I did not like The Boy Most Likely To, and it has nothing to do with reading it before reading My Life Next Door. It was just pointless, the whole thing. Anyway, I won’t be writing another review, because I’ve already written a miserable one. The thing I hate the most about Huntley’s books is her writing, which is probably the most important thing to consider when writing any review on any book. But I’m going to be completely honest here, I totally loved the message this book held. I loved Sam and Jase’s relationship (they’re couple goals af) and their unconditional love towards each other. Jase. Oh,Jase. I need a Jase in my life. I absolutely adored his love towards his family, how he took care of his siblings, how protective he is towards Andy, how considerate and soft he is with George. And Patsy. I loved Patsy. Definitely one of my favorite characters here. Who wouldn’t love a kid whose first words to say were “Boob” and “Poop”? God, I love her. I loved the character(s) transformation(s), especially Tim’s and Sam’s. I really wanted to know what happened with Nan at the end. Huntley kind of left her out as if she’s never been there, which I totally loathed. I hated Sam’s mom, even after what happened at the end. And how she let Clay control her every move. I HATED HIM SO MUCH. And I should frigging stop reading series backwards (although its not really a series, but you get my point).

So overall, I rated this book 5 stars because of the swoon-worthy scenes between Jase and Sam, the character development and transformation, and the gorgeous cover. Yeah, you heard me. Oh, and a -1 star for the writing. There were a lot of useless and pointless scenes.512294652


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“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.

99 Days by Katie Cotugno Book Review

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4 GORGEOUS STARS FOR THE WRITING. The way Katie Cotugno writes is simply amazing. Its so funny and sweet and genuine. God. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS. The story itself isn’t THAT good, but the writing honestly made it awesome. So, bottom line, 4 stars for the writing, 0.5 stars for the story.

Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis:

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.