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Dec 06
{Review} The Fist Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski @fiction_chris @EntangledTeen

{Review} The Fist Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski @fiction_chris @EntangledTeen

The Fist Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski is a young adult standalone romance. I have started and stopped several young adult contemporary romances lately. I just haven’t been able to click with the characters or the plot…or something (I think because I have been on such a fantasy kick) but all of that changed the moment I picked up The Fist Kiss Hypothesis. I LOVED this novel. Like, really loved it. I loved the characters, I loved the romance, I loved the plot. All of it just worked for me. I could not stop smiling while reading The Fist Kiss Hypothesis, which is always a good sign. The Fist Kiss Hypothesis is the story of next door neighbors, and best friends, Nora and Eli. They have both had a crush on each other for a while, but Nora has totally written Eli off because he failed her The Fist Kiss Hypothesis. You see, Nora is a scientist and because her grandma said she knew right from the moment she met her grandpa… Read more »

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Nov 08
{Review+Giveaway} Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews @EntangledTeen

Offsetting Penalties is a young adult sports romance by author Ally Mathews. Offsetting Penalties was a very quick, cute read. I enjoyed it a lot, but I do wish it was a little longer. It felt a bit rushed in terms of plot development because of the short length, but the storyline was adorable and the romance was smile worthy. Overall, it was a cute read. Offsetting Penalties is told in dual narrative between our two main characters, Izzy and Garret. Garret is the star football player that suffered an injury sometime before the book started. He had to have surgery and his coach is a little concerned with his range of movement in his foot, so he signs him up for ballet lessons to improve his flexibility. Izzy is a self imposed school outcast, which she has her own reasons for (and we learn more about them as the book goes on, which I loved) and ballet dancer. Izzy was a surprisingly big personality for me; one that I… Read more »

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Nov 07
{Release Day Review++Excerpt+Giveaway} Trapped by Rhonda Pollero

{Release Day Review++Excerpt+Giveaway} Trapped by Rhonda Pollero

Trapped is a romantic suspense novel by Rhonda Pollero. It is the third book in the Finding Justice Series. The Finding Justice series follows a set of brothers, but each of the books can be read as standalones. This was the first book in the series I have read, and I didn’t have any problems following the story and the characters. Trapped really did read like a true standalone. I enjoyed both the romance and the suspense aspect of the story, though maybe I did enjoy the romance aspect a tad bit more. Trapped follows Declan and Chasyn. I was initially attracted to this book because of the legal aspect of the story. I am a sucker for anything having to do with law. And I did enjoy the trial part of the story, but Chasyn’s character fell a little short for me. She is a paralegal, which I thought was a great tie in. But sometimes I just couldn’t figure out why she was doing some of the things she was… Read more »

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Oct 27
{Review+Giveaway} Hangry by Lily Kate

{Review+Giveaway} Hangry by Lily Kate

Hangry is a contemporary romantic comedy by author Lily Kate. I thoroughly enjoyed Hangry. For those of you that don’t know, Hangry is a word to describe people that get angry or irritable when they are hungry. It is just as hilarious as the title and summary lead you to believe that it is. This book had me laughing pretty much non-stop from beginning to end. If you are looking for a book that is a flat out good time, give Hangry a try. I can’t wait to read more novels from Lily Kate. Hangry is a romance as well. It is the story of Lexi and Bradley. Lexi cannot stand Bradley, but when she gets so hangry she can’t stand it anymore she “sells her soul” for a hamburger. (Seriously, just thinking about this book has me grinning like a fool.) Lexi and Bradley are hilarious together. There is tons of URST, and the chemistry between the two of them is off the charts! Whatever you do, don’t write… Read more »

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Oct 05
{Review+Giveaway} Without Merit by @ColleenHoover @AtriaIndies

{Review+Giveaway} Without Merit by @ColleenHoover @AtriaIndies

Without Merit is a young adult standalone from the great Colleen Hoover. I have read a couple of Colleen’s previous books and I enjoyed them both, but I haven’t read all of her books. (though they are on my TBR) Without Merit felt like a very different kind of read to me. It felt unexpected. It features a family that felt realistic in some ways and so hauntingly broken in other ways. There really isn’t a great way to describe Merit’s family. It is dysfunctional and atypical, that’s for sure. Without Merit is the kind of book that you can’t stop reading, because you have to know what direction the story is going to veer off to next. For starters, merit’s family lives in a church.  But her family living in a church is only the tip of the iceberg with them. Honestly, I really enjoyed the zany ride that Without Merit took me on. I can honestly say, I have not read a single book like this one out… Read more »

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Sep 08
{Review+Giveaway} Body Parts by @JessKapp @DiversionBooks

{Review+Giveaway} Body Parts by @JessKapp @DiversionBooks

Body Parts by Jessica Kapp is a young adult science fiction. I don’t read a ton of science fiction/ dystopian fiction, but every now and again one sounds too good to pass up. Body Parts was that novel that sounded too good for me to pass up. I loved the concept of a world that has a pill to fix almost anything. Of course, a lot of the fixes were superficial, but some of them were almost super power like. It was really interesting. However, the pills came at a cost. (Just like in the real world.) the pills call stress and failure of some organs. Our main character Tabitha is being trained with others her age to try and make them attractive candidates for adoption. I liked Tabitha. She was a character that I developed an attachment to more and more as the book went on. But I wouldn’t say Body Parts was a very character driven story. It was more plot driven. Initially, I was super interested in… Read more »

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Sep 01
{Review+Giveaway} The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin @SwoonReads @maggersann

{Review+Giveaway} The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin @SwoonReads @maggersann

The Big F is author Maggie Ann Martin’s debut novel, and I have to say, I loved it! The Big F is a young adult contemporary romance that is sure to put a smile on your face. This book gave me major Kasie West vibes…obviously in a great way! I honestly enjoyed everything about this book. Right from the moment I picked it up, to the very last page, I had a great time reading The Big F. Can we also talk about the awesome cover for a moment. I love it! I think it is so perfect for this story. I love the doodling on the cover as well. The Big F is the story of Dani and Luke. Dani thought she had her future planned out, until an F got her rejected from her dream college. Can I first just say, this would have sent me into a tailspin when I was in high school, so I really related to Dani. I liked her character a lot. And… Read more »

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Aug 21
{ARC Review+Giveaway} CINDERELLA NECROMANCER by F.M. Boughan @FaithBoughan @Month9Books

{ARC Review+Giveaway} CINDERELLA NECROMANCER by F.M. Boughan @FaithBoughan @Month9Books

Cinderella Necromancer is a fantasy re-imagining of Cinderella. But this is a dark tale of Cinderella. One that I really enjoyed! It is sold as, “Cinderella, Necromancer is Chime meets Anna Dressed in Blood and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany.” which completely intrigued me. And it lived up to that blurb. I was hooked into this story right from the very first page. Ella is everything I love in a heroine. She is witty and complex. She is someone that will intrigue you and will have you on her side. I felt like I was her sidekick on this journey, which is something I love. It means that the story pulled me in completely. I loved Mrs. Boughan’s writing. It was dark and atmospheric and felt like a completely new cinderella tale to me. I am calling this one more of a re-imagining, rather than a re-telling for that reason. I think what I loved most of all was the magic in this story. In the original Cinderella,… Read more »

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Aug 16
{Review+Giveaway} The Rules of Persuasion by @AmityHopeAuthor ‏@EntangledPub @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} The Rules of Persuasion by @AmityHopeAuthor ‏@EntangledPub @EntangledTeen

The Rules of Persuasion is a young adult contemporary romance from Amity Hope. It follows one of my favorite tropes…the fake relationship trope. But this one starts out with a little blackmail, which is always fun. The Rules of Persuasion was a cute read that I really enjoyed. Meg and Luke are the main characters of The Rules of Persuasion, and I have to say they were really interesting. Together and separately. First off, let me say that I really loved both of them. I think they are awesome people, but darn it if I didn’t not disagree with Meg once or twice. What I did like about the two of them was how strong of personalities they both had. Meg has no problem putting Luke in his place when he tries to steamroll her and get his way. Instead of the bad boy, meg was the bad girl. But it worked out. Meg and Luke balanced each other out. They were each so good for the other one. I also loved… Read more »

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Aug 14
{Review} One True Pairing by @CathyYardley

{Review} One True Pairing by @CathyYardley

One True Pairing is the second book in the Fandom Hearts series by Cathy Yardley, but it can be read as a standalone. I have not read book one, nor did I know it was part of a series when I first picked up the book, but I had absolutely no problem following along. The tag line for One True Pairing is “a geek girl rom com”. I mean, does that not sound like something right up my alley. It totally does, and it totally was. It is like a new adult version of Geekerella. I really enjoyed this fun story, where one girl gets to live out every fandom girl’s dream- having the actor fall for you. One True Pairing is a really fun story. I enjoyed it a lot. It has some issues and roadblocks, but largely this book was pretty lighthearted, which is just what I was looking for. I loved all the fandom elements. I am finding out that I love a book that has a… Read more »

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