Tag: realistic fiction

Oct 15
{Book Review} My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

{Book Review} My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

Welcome to my tour stop on the My Favorite Mistake blog tour!  My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron Published: September 28, 2012  Age Group: New Adult Source: eARC from author Series: N/A (standalone)  Buy this Book: Amazon Summary:  Taylor Caldwell can’t decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome, blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he’s a tattooed, guitar-playing bundle of bad boy. Maybe that’s why Taylor’s afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn’t want to get burned, and even though her other roommates adore him, she wants him gone before it’s too late.Hunter himself has been been burned before, but the fact that Taylor calls him out on his crap and has the sexiest laugh ever make him decide maybe love isn’t a lost cause. They make a bet: if she can convince him she truly loves or hates him, he’ll leave the apartment–and leave her alone. The problem… Read more »

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Oct 08
{Book Review} Going Under by Georgia Cates

{Book Review} Going Under by Georgia Cates

Going under by Georgia Cates Pages: 222 Publication Date: March 1, 2012  Age Group: YA Source: author Series: Going Under #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,Just Contemporary challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Jessie Boone is a self proclaimed bad boy and doesn’t march to the beat of anyone’s drum, but his own. Growing up in less than desirable circumstances has made him no stranger to the hard knock life and his determination to leave it behind is fierce. When he finds himself transferred to East Franklin High School, he sees his opportunity to use his athletic ability to snag a college football scholarship, but Forbes Henderson, the player Jessie means to replace isn’t giving up his spot willingly. In fact, Forbes is willing to go to extreme measures to retain his place as first string quarterback. When Forbes’ malicious plan to injure his replacement fails, Jessie is furious and determined to show him he messed with the wrong person; not only is he going to… Read more »

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Oct 07
{Review+G!veaway} Never Land by Kailin Gow

{Review+G!veaway} Never Land by Kailin Gow

Welcome to my stop on the Never Land tour! I have a review of Never Land along with two awesome giveaways for you! You can check out my review of Never Say Never (book 1) HERE Never Land by Kailin Gow 160 pages Published: September 24, 2012 by theEDGEbooks.com Source: ARC from author Age Group: New Adult Series: The Never Knights #2 Buy this Book:Amazon Book Details: Welcome to Never Land, the land of Never and the world of rock, the world of new experiences and sensations, a world where music runs through the veins of the dedicated, and love is taken and given with consequences. Never (Neve) Knight, the lead singer and manager of a band filled with the hottest guys in rock  finally gets the dream that she wanted:  a label signing her band The Never Knights.  It is what she always wanted, a band of her own and playing her own kind of music. Getting her band to where it was came at a high price, including… Read more »

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Sep 30
{Review+G!veaway} Transcend by Christine Fonseca

{Review+G!veaway} Transcend by Christine Fonseca

For my tour stop, I have my review of Transcend for you guys as well as two, yes two giveaways 😉 Transcend by Christine Fonseca Publication Date: September 18, 2012 by Compass Press Age Group: YA Source: Author Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family’s rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart.Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the… Read more »

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Sep 28
{Review+G!veaway} The Wedding Cake Girl by Anne Pfeffer

{Review+G!veaway} The Wedding Cake Girl by Anne Pfeffer

The Wedding Cake Girl by Anne PfefferPages: 278Publication Date: July 24, 2012 by Bold Print PressAge Group: YASource: AuthorChallenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,Just Contemporary challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Seventeen year old Alexandra spends so much time helping others realize their dreams that she never has time for her own. An expert ocean diver and reluctant maker of wedding cakes, she longs to leave roses and frosting behind to study oceanography. Alex’s mother won’t have it—needy and dependent, Mom can’t run the family wedding cake business on her own.No matter what Alex does, things only get worse for her. When she risks her life to save a tourist while scuba diving and becomes the local hero, Mom’s angry with Alex for going diving at all. Mom also discourages Alex’s new friendship with the insanely wealthy Jeremy, a fun boy with a secret. Then, Alex’s best friend, Zack, a hunky island guy, starts to take an interest in her as well…. Read more »

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Sep 08
{Review+G!veaway} Breaking Lauren by Jordan Deen

{Review+G!veaway} Breaking Lauren by Jordan Deen

Welcome to my stop on the Breaking Lauren tour! Today I have a review and a giveaway for you! You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour for more great content HERE Breaking Lauren by Jordan Deen Pages: 234  Publication Date: May 24, 2012 by Black Rose Writing  Age Group: YA Source: ARC from author Series: The Lauren Series #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge Buy this Book:  Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Danny Cummings’ life is far from a fairytale, but that’s okay since he doesn’t believe in happy endings. After spending a year in juvenile hall for maliciously beating his sister’s boyfriend, Danny embraces his badass image. Spending most nights drinking, fighting and collecting gambling debts for his Uncle, Danny’s life is out of control. His addiction to the bad boy lifestyle won’t let him do anything about it, even with his family begging him to go straight. But, when fifteen-year-old Lauren McIntosh stumbles into one of… Read more »

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Jul 16
{Review+G!veaway} Fall For You by Cecilia Gray

{Review+G!veaway} Fall For You by Cecilia Gray

Fall for You (A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice) by Cecilia Gray Pages: 128 pages Publication Date: February 10th 2012 by The Alpha Division, LLC Age Group: YA Source: author for blog tour Series: The Jane Austen Academy series #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): To say Lizzie and Dante are polar opposites is the understatement of the century. He’s a snooty Exeter transfer with more money than Google. She’s a driven study-a-holic barely keeping up with tuition. It’s obvious that Dante thinks he’s way too good for Lizzie. And Lizzie knows Dante is a snob with a gift for pushing her buttons.But things are changing fast this year at the Academy. And when Lizzie’s quest to stop those changes blows up in her face, taking her oldest friendship with it, she has nowhere else to turn but to Dante, with his killer blue eyes, his crazy-sexy smile, and his secrets… Secrets Lizzie can’t seem to… Read more »

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Jun 18
{Book Review} Knee Deep by Jolene Perry

{Book Review} Knee Deep by Jolene Perry

Knee Deep by Jolene PerryPages: 176 pagesPublication Date: may 1, 2012 by Tribute BooksAge Group: YASource: PublisherChallenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Sophomore Reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He’s her soul mate. He’s more uptight every day, but it’s not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she’s adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he’ll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He’s the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she’s playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him?… Read more »

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Jun 05
{Review+G!veaway} Undertow by Callie Kingston

{Review+G!veaway} Undertow by Callie Kingston

Undertow by Callie KingstonPages: 230 pagesPublication Date: February 17th 2012 by Carolwood PressAge Group: YASource: Blog tourChallenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: UNDERTOW description:  While she sleeps beside a log on the wild Oregon coast, a rogue wave pulls Marissa into the sea. Now she dreams each night of a merman who rescues her. Obsessed with returning to this beautiful creature, she again risks her life in the frigid ocean.Will Marissa remain lost forever in the eddies of her mind, or can real love save her from the abyss? Sometimes, the dangers which lie within are the deadliest. This book was a bit of a rollercoaster for me. Right away, I liked the book. I connected with Marissa off the bat and I thought the premise was really interesting. Then my interest started drifting and I wasn’t in love with the middle. But I kept reading and boy am I glad I did! After about the halfway… Read more »

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May 31
{ARC Review} Loving Summer by Kailin Gow

{ARC Review} Loving Summer by Kailin Gow

Loving Summer by Kailin GowPublication Date: June 1 2012 by theEDGEbooks.comAge Group: YASource: ARC from AuthorSeries: Loving Summer #1Challenge(s): Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Pre-Order on Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Summer has always looked forward to spending her summers at her Aunt’s beach house with the Donovans. To her, summers at Aunt Sookie’s beach house was magical, especially getting to spend time with the Donovans – her best friend Rachel and Rachel’s brothers Nathaniel, and Drew. Here at Aunt Sookie’s beach house, they can be anyone and anything they dreamed. For Summer, she had always wished to become as pretty as Rachel and for her brothers to think of her as more than Rachel’s friend. For Nat and Drew, summers at Aunt Sookie’s beach house meant fun and escape, a place where they go to with their mom and sister for the summer, away from city life. They never thought this summer would be different. They never thought things would change as much as… Read more »

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