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Aug 26
{Review} Captive by @Aimee_Carter @HarlequinTEEN

{Review} Captive by @Aimee_Carter @HarlequinTEEN

Note: Captive is the Sequel to Pawn, which must be read first to fully understand and enjoy Captive. You can check out my review of Pawn HERE When I read Pawn a few years ago, I told you I was a little burnt out on dystopian. And that was at a time where Dystopian novels were at their peak. They seemed to be everywhere! And they all kind of started to look the same to me. And I got kind of bored of reading the same formula over and over again. But I really enjoyed Pawn. It didn’t seem to be just like all the other dystopians out there, and it was really well executed. I loved the world building that she had in Pawn. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing and the world is awful and disgusting enough to have you completely invested in the series. But after I finished reading Pawn, there was such a long wait until Captive came out, and I… Read more »

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Aug 04
{Release Day Review} Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid @HarlequinTEEN

{Release Day Review} Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid @HarlequinTEEN

Never Always Sometimes is a young adult book by Adi Alsaid. This was my first time reading Adi’s works and I have to say Never Always Sometimes was much more emotional than I was expecting it to be. This book tugged on my heartstrings man. Never Always Sometimes is the story of Dave and Julia, two best friends. I loved that the story was broken up into a Dave section, then a Julia section, and then Dave and Julia sections. By giving the reader larger chunks of multiple chapters in a row of one perspective, rather than alternating every chapter, it really gives you a chance to get to know Dave and Julia’s very different personalities. Never Always Sometimes starts out right before Dave and Julia begin high school. They decide to make a list of “nevers”. Things that they never want to do in high school. (you all know how much I love a good list.) Then the story jumps ahead to their senior year, and not much has… Read more »

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May 27
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Nowhere but Here by @katiemcgarry @HarlequinTeen @InkSlingerPR

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Nowhere but Here by @katiemcgarry @HarlequinTeen @InkSlingerPR

Nowhere But Here is the first book in a new young adult contemporary series by Katie McGarry, called Thunder Road. 2015 is the year where I finally start to read some new- but-insanely-popular-YA-authors. Because guess what? I haven’t read a Katie McGarry book yet. Craziness! I know. But when I saw that she had a new series coming out, I thought this was the perfect time for me to jump on the bandwagon and experience what all the ya romance hype is about. And I get it, people. I really do. I have never been one for motorcycle books. I know it is a huge trope out there, but I could never really get into it. Until now. I absolutely loved the family and brother ship that Katie McGarry painted with the Reign of Terror. Trust me, their name is way meaner than they actually are. Nowhere But Here is told in dual narrative between Emily and Oz. Oz is the son of one of the big ups in the… Read more »

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Oct 29
{ #Review } Diamonds in the Rough by @MichelleMadow

{ #Review } Diamonds in the Rough by @MichelleMadow

Diamonds in the Rough is the perfect follow up to The Secret Diamond Sisters. It is just as gossip girl-y, fun, and scandalous as the first book. I really liked that we got to know each of the sisters a lot better. As well as Madison and the whole cast of secondary characters. Just like the first book, Diamonds in the Rough is told in multiple points of views between the Diamond sisters and Madison. Each of the chapters was clearly labeled and it was really easy follow along. It was cool to read the book this way, because Michelle Madow’s writing style and voice changes with each of the sisters. It added to their very distinct personalities. Madison stereotyped the sisters and dubbed them as follows: Peyton- the slut, Courtney- the goody two shoes and Savannah- the wannabe. And I have to say, at first glance, I can see why she put them in those categories, but throughout the course of the story I watched each of the sisters… Read more »

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Dec 09
{Review} Pawn by Aimee Carter

{Review} Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn by Aimee Carter ebook, 346 pages Published November 26th 2013 by Harlequin TEEN Age Group: YA Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1 Source: eARC from Publisher (Via NetGalley) Summary: YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING. For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter. There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own,… Read more »

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Nov 08
{Review+Giveaway} Unchosen by Michele Vail

{Review+Giveaway} Unchosen by Michele Vail

Welcome to my stop on the Unchosen blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the tour Unchosen is the second book in the Reaper Diaries series. If you are new to the series, check out my review of the first book, Undeadly HERE Unchosen by Michele Vail Release date: October 29th 2013 Publisher: A Freeman Publication Age Group: YA Series: The Reaper Diaries #2 Source: eARC from Author Summary: I thought the worst of my reaper training was behind me… turns out I was wrong. Dead wrong. Molly Bartolucci has done a lot of growing up but after being accused of using illegal magic at her school for necromancers, reaper-in-training Molly is treading lightly. As the destined leader of Anubis’s Chosen, she needs to study hard, train harder, and stay out of trouble. Uh, right. It doesn’t help that she’s feeling more than academic about her melt-your-bones hot reaping instructor, Rath. And if her relationship drama isn’t enough to drive her over the edge, she has to deal… Read more »

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