Genre: Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse

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Jul 01
{Review} Black Iris by @LeahRaeder @AtriaBooks

{Review} Black Iris by @LeahRaeder @AtriaBooks

Oh, holy hell! Black Iris is INTENSE! Leah Raeder certainly grabbed my attention with this book, that is for sure. I don’t read books this dark and, well…messed up that often. Sometimes I will read a dark book. Or sometimes I will read a book with a totally f-ed up in the head main character, but I hardly ever read books that take it to the level that Leah Raeder did. Black Iris took me out of my comfort zone…and then some. And I have to say, I really, really liked it. Maybe that makes me a little dark and messed up too. I don’t know. But what I do know, is that this book deserves every bit of attention it has gotten and more. Black Iris is first and foremost a revenge story driven by the main character, Laney. From the moment, that Laney broke the “fourth wall” and told us that she was not going to be likeable or a hero, I knew I was going to like… Read more »

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Apr 07
{Review+Giveaway} Push by Claire Wallis @clairewallisNA @MIRAEditors

{Review+Giveaway} Push by Claire Wallis @clairewallisNA @MIRAEditors

Whoa! That is honestly the thought that keeps running through my head. I just finished Push by Claire Wallis and my head is still spinning. This book is so totally messed up and crazy. And I don’t care if it makes me messed up and crazy too, but I liked every send of this dysfunctional and dark thriller romance. The book is told in Emma and Davids point of view, and it alternates back and forth between the past and the present. But each chapter is clearly labeled, so I had no problem following the flow of the story. The book starts out with a chapter from each Emma and David’s point of view describing the same event, and you are like “HOLY COW! Is what I think’s about to happen, really about to happen??” And that sentence right there, should set the tone of the book. There will be a lot of Holy cow moments while reading Push. You need to know right off the bat that Emma and… Read more »

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Mar 30
{#Review } Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark @jaypatrickclark @MacKidsBooks @HenryHolt

{#Review } Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark @jaypatrickclark @MacKidsBooks @HenryHolt

Finding Mr. Brightside is the sweetest story about two quirky teenagers that have (completely different) problems of their own, each stemming from a singular incident that affected them both. Abram and Juliette are neighbors and they each had their own little average nuclear family, until Juliette’s mom and Abram’s dad decided to have an affair together. And then they both died in a car crash while they were away together. So it is kind of a gossip worthy and messed up situation. Finding Mr. Brightside is told in alternating points of views between Abram and Juliette and these two kids could not be more different. Juliette is as type A as they come, popping more than her already too high dosage of adderall just to keep up with everything self imposed thing she wants to do. The funny thing about Juliette is that she had all the makings of someone that would be queen bee in high school, but she was almost as much of a loner as Abram was…. Read more »

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Dec 26
{Review+Giveaway} Beautiful Collision by T.G. Ayer @tgayerauthor

{Review+Giveaway} Beautiful Collision by T.G. Ayer @tgayerauthor

Beautiful Collision is the first book in the new adult suspense thriller series, Desperation. It starts off right in the middle of the action too. The main character is on the run. We don’t know from who yet and we don’t know any of the details as to why, but you are thrown right in the middle of the action. It certainly was an effective way to draw the reader in. Beautiful Collision is told in dual narrative between Gray and Thane, the guy sent to keep an eye on her. I loved the way T.G. Ayer told the story. It flips back and forth between Gray and Thane, with more chapters from Gray’s perspective and also scattered throughout where flashback that gave us details slowly on the who and why Gray was running from. I really liked both Gray and Thane. Gray is a tough girl, that is very apparent right from the start of the story. And she certainly has not had an easy life, but she never… Read more »

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Sep 27
{Review+Giveaway} Rewind to You by Laura Johnson @lauralojohnston #Klovers

{Review+Giveaway} Rewind to You by Laura Johnson @lauralojohnston #Klovers

Rewind To You is a heart-breakingly emotional story about forgiveness and loss and love. I expected it to be a happy go lucky summer romance, and while the romance was sweet and adorable, there are much deeper and darker emotions at play for many of the characters in the story. There is a lot going on in this story and it will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I really loved the setting of Rewind to You. I have always wanted to visit Tybee Island in Georgia, and the book had the characters visiting all parts of the island and it made me want to go even more. Sienna doesn’t want to be back on Tybee island. She always used to come here with her father, and now he is gone. This book is a tough journey for Sienna. I really felt for her. And while I didn’t always like the choices she made when it came to how she dealt with the Kyle and Austin situation, it… Read more »

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