Three Micro Book Reviews ~ YA Contemporary

Well, y’all…See I’m kinda sorta in a reading slump, so I can’t provide y’all with a full book review today – BUT! I have decided to at least update y’all on the last few books I’ve read by writing micro reviews. In those I’m basically just going to give y’all the basic info about the books and write a few sentences about what I thought of them! For this post I chose three YA Contemporary novels that, I bet, a lot of you know and have read!

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Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

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Author: Abbi Glines

Title: Until Friday Night

PublishedAugust 25th, 2015

Series: Field Party #1

Version: Amazon Kindle Version, Simon Pulse (336                          pages)

Would I recommend it: Yes

Rating: 4 Stars

4 Stars Rating

 

 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

My thoughts:

So far I have read a few other series/books by Abbi Glines and I quite enjoy her writing style, as she brings the feelings of her characters across very well! I found the premise of this story very interesting because on the one hand I can understand Maggie for not speaking but on the other hand I can’t imagine what it must be like to never speak. I imagine it must be very lonely and this feeling is mentioned a lot in the first part of the novel. I really liked Maggie a lot and think she is an awesome character, who just needed a little help to help herself! Actually I could relate better to West though – not in all aspects of course but I had to watch a person that was very close to me die from cancer as well, so I can understand that part of West. He tried to close this part of his family of from everyone else and therefore got lonely on the inside as well! The story of this book is nicely timed and the forming of Maggie and West’s relationship was well-timed and had really interesting elements in it. Those combined with the everyday craziness of teenage life made a really nice contemporary book that I rated 4 Stars and which I can definitely recommend for YA Contemporary fans as a nice read in between!

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Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

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Author: Cookie O’Gorman

Title: Adorkable

PublishedMarch 31st, 2016

Series: Standalone novel

Version: Amazon Kindle Version (214 pages)

Would I recommend it: Yeah, for fun between other reads

Rating: 3.5 Stars

3.5 Stars Rating

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

My thoughts:

So this book ventures more in the funny direction of YA Contemporary, therefore the book has a very light tone and doesn’t deal with serious issues except for the typical High-School things like first love, friendship and such! I like the main characters Sally and Becks a lot, even though both of them are a little dense at times 😅 I liked the writing style, as the book is fast paced and a quite fast read in general! As you see I liked most of the book a lot but there’s one thing – person- that I can’t stand at all: Hooker! I cannot stand that girl’s personality AT ALL! I don’t think that it’s in any way okay to not accept you best friend’s (!) request to stop setting her up and I feel like Hooker completely ignores her best friend’s feelings! In my opinion Hooker puts her own “hobby” of matchmaking above her best friend, even though she is the one suffering from this ridiculous hobby, and I don’t recall her ever feeling sorry for this behavior at any point in the book. Sally’s mom doesn’t help either… I give this book 3.5 Stars because I had my issues with some characters and the book didn’t make up for that constant annoyance! I’d still recommend it though, because apart from two characters it’s still a fun read!

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P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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Author: Kasie West

Title: P.S. I like you

PublishedJuly 26th, 2016

Series: Standalone novel

Version: Amazon Kindle Version by Point (336 pages)

Would I recommend it: Yes

Rating: 4 Stars

4 Stars Rating

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Signed, sealed, delivered . . .

While zoning out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her.

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters— sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery, and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out . . .

Kasie West brings irresistible wit, warmth, and sparkle to this swoon-worthy story of love showing up when you least expect it.

My thoughts:

This was my second favorite from these three books. While this book didn’t cover topics as serious as those from “Until Friday Night” it also wasn’t as easy as “Adorkable” and still dealt with family issues, just not as intense as in the first book. This was a great median with not too much but also not to little drama! One of my favorite story elements was the music incorporated into the story! Not only is the female lead very interested in songwriting and “weird” music but the leads also bond over this interest in unusual music. I love that because music also plays an important role in my live and since I suck at songwriting (believe me, I’ve tried) I like reading about others that actually might have a talent for it. I could relate to the female lead very well, even though I don’t have a big family, and could mostly understand where her actions where coming from. I had a few problems with the make lead at first but those kinda disappeared when I started seeing the character through the letters and other people’s eyes, because the Lily is definitely biased… The story line in this book is just an everyday High-School story but is made more interesting through Lily’s charming family and of course the letters exchanged between her and the male lead! I can definitely recommend this book if you want some YA Contemporary that’s not too light but doesn’t make you bawl out your eyes either and I rated it 4 Stars!

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Thank y’all for reading and I hoped you enjoyed doing so, even though those reviews were very short! I hope I can get a “real” review out again soon but I’m sorry if I can’t – I am in a reading slump, have mercy!!

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When We Collided by Emery Lord

Short Description

Seventeen year old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he’s not. Now Jonah must numbly take care of his family as they reel from their tragedy. Cue next change: Vivi Alexander, new girl in town.

Vivi is in love with life. A gorgeous and unfiltered hurricane of thoughts and feelings. She seems like she’s from another planet as she transforms Jonah’s family and changes his life. But there are always consequences when worlds collide …

A fierce and beautiful love story with a difference, When We Collided will thrill fans of All the Bright Places and I’ll Give You the Sun.

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

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What’s it about?

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Author: Emery Lord

Title: When We Collided

PublishedApril 7th, 2016 (First Published April 5th, 2016)

Series: Standalone Novel

Version: Bloomsbury Children’s Paperback (344 Pages)

Would I recommend it: Yes, but if you are sensitive to topics concerning mental health you might want to be cautious!

Rating: 4 Stars

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In this review I will not mention who has what mental illness because I think that this could be seen as a spoiler if you were able to get around them so far! 

If you have already read this book, know that I am aware of the mental illnesses and why certain people act a certain way!

 

My Opinion

WOW! That was my very first thought when I finished this book (along with some tears)! This book gave me so many impressions and I am going to admit right here that I did go back and forth between loving and (not quite) hating this book! There were so many different topics, situations, moods and such made into one book and I believe that if that is the case you can’t have one single opinion on a book. Also the lessons this book teaches are so important and also show that you can work through anything, you just have to start working through it! The author’s note at the end of the book also made the point to mention how important it is to seek help and let people help you deal with your problems, and I think it is vital for authors to talk about these issues themselves without the barrier of having a character do it!

This book is definitely character driven and contains incredible character development, that I haven’t seen in many books so far! In this novel the story seems secondary and I don’t mind that for a change, as the story is an instrument to emphasize on the main characters’ issues, their healing process and their characters in general. Due to this the story is kept quite simple and if it wasn’t for the extraordinary characters it would just be a light summer romance story with slight turbulences, but even though this was the case the story was not predictable at all! I loved that! There was not one thing that I knew would happen except for the rough outline – Of course that’s thanks to the characters as well!

The author has a really great writing style and she is able to put each character’s personality into their POV’s. Talking about those, it’s very great that we don’t only get to read Vivi’s thoughts and the way she sees the world but Jonah’s as well and therefore how the outside world reacts to Vivi and her character, how they perceive her!

Finally let’s talk about the characters! I guess I should start with the easier one of the two leads – Jonah! Jonah is a very calm, caring, and loving teenage boy. Despite his age he does a lot for his family, he holds them together, works in his late father’s restaurant, and seems to be carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders! Even with all these problems in tow Jonah is still just a normal teenage guy who wants to put himself first every once in a while, but doesn’t, because he is cares too much for his family, and feels a little obligated, to not help them get through their grief. Jonah is at a point in his life where he feels stuck, like he’s not able to change the situation his family is in, like he doesn’t have control over his life anymore, but still he loves his family more than anything and I admire that about him – sometimes you have to be selfish though! I continuously liked him throughout the book and having him as a character was very pleasant and calming when you also read about / “as” someone like Vivi!

Vivi…Vivi is something else! I loved her, then I hated her, I thought she was a whore, then I felt sorry for her! So, my first impression of Vivi was this loud, lively, a little hyper girl, who is in love with life and tries to live it to the fullest! I admired a lot of her qualities, most of all probably her confidence and, as I said, her love for life and her willingness to learn new things all the time! Reading about her interacting with others was just delightful and lovely, especially seeing how easily she fell in love with Jonah’s family!.  At first I thought she was totally awesome and, even though she was a little too hyper for me at times, I fell in love with her personality, but things change! As the story progressed my feelings towards her changed. The way she sometimes treated others was unacceptable to me. Her selfishness, especially towards her concerned mother and Jonah, made me hate her at times! In addition her actions and her past make her seem a little whorish every now and then – sorry to say that – and it seems like she got around a lot so far and thinks of Jonah accordingly…. Only sometimes of course, but still, I feel protective of ma boi! As the novel went on a lot of things happened that kept on making me change my opinion on Vivi and as an important aspect about her character was revealed I started to understand why she was like that. It also made me think. To me “Vivi” is a made up character to an extend. She chooses who she wants to be and then ignores anything that would stop her from being that person, even if it defines her!

Another character that left an great impression was Ellie! She is such a sweet girl and I enjoyed every single scene she was in, she’s so amazing 😄

I can definitely recommend this story if you want a summer story that’s a little different! I really enjoyed reading the novel even the parts I mentioned above, when I didn’t like one of the leads, because I always loved at least one person!

 

When Stars Collide by Micalea Smeltzer

Short description:

We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same.
Least of all, us.

Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend.

Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be.

Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily.

If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…

All is not fair in love and war.

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Find this book as ebook or paperback on Amazon.com

What’s it about?

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Author: Micalea Smeltzer

Title: When Stars Collide

PublishedAugust 30th, 2016

Series: Light in the Dark #2

Version: Amazon Kindle Version (267 pages)

Would I recommend it: Yes, for 16+ if you like  romance!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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This is the second book in the Light in the Dark series with the first installment being Rae of Sunshine. This book follows Thea and Xander who have been friends since they were little kids and have always felt a deep connection towards one another. The obstacle, that kept them from being together, was always Thea’s brother Cade  and even now, after getting married in Vegas, obstacles stand in their way as they try to somehow make their marriage work!

 

My Opinion

First off let me say that I have been waiting for this book forever!! I really enjoyed reading the first book in this series (which I didn’t know was a series back then) and I was excited to find out how the story around Rae, Cade and their friends would continue, but let me say that I didn’t expect the story to be like this at all! This is not a bad thing though, since I feel like the storyline of this book was a plot twist within itself! This “plot twist” made me want to read this book even more and it was definitely worth it as I could find out more about the characters that I learnt to love, from a different perspective!

As far as the writing style goes I know and I’m used to Micalea Smeltzer’s by now and I enjoy her writing style very much! It is light and easy to read and it has very nice flow to it, that makes it hard to not keep going! Her writing style has really never disappointed me and I am happy to say that it didn’t happen in this book either!

The storyline in this book was very well thought through and contained really interesting and unforeseeable elements, in the form of little side stories. These side stories are what give this book its character and appeal, because they divide this book from others of its genre that are very predictable and always follow a certain pattern! This one did too, since it is a part of the Romance/New Adult genre, but the stories surrounding the main plot diverted the attention and let me forget about the pattern! This was great for once cause I often think about what is going to happen a lot and I kinda spoil the book for me myself…. So rude of me! 😉  In this book though, I could only predict one main part of the story (Except the ending, of course), that one being the main “down” of the story shortly before the end. But about that I have to say that the first book in this series already kinda led up to that moment by revealing parts of the family background to the reader, that had to escalate at some point! I really like every little part of the story – it really fits the characters!

Thea is the female lead in this book and she is an easily likable character! On the outside this girl seems like just another pretty girl but when you get to know her better you notice that she’s just weird – I love weird! And when Thea lets out her crazy it makes for some pretty funny parts in the book 😄 She also cares deeply about her family and friends, but at the same time she keeps her families secret for a long time and is weak in this regard – but I have to say that this is understandable! Thea is a really funny person and that lightens up the mood of this romance novel a lot as her mood influences the tone of the writing! I absolutely love Xander, the male lead, who is a lot like Thea! He is really compassionate and this is shown on multiple occasions, which result in one of the cutest scenes in my whole reading history!! SO CUTE! Also his passion for the things he loves is admirable and he tries to pursue his happiness while also being there for his family and trying to protect the people he loves! This quality results in a few inner conflicts within Xander as he feels like he can’t pursue the career he wants without hurting his father. The other male character that was quite prominent was Thea’s older brother Cade. So far I only knew the “fun” side of Cade as a friend and boyfriend but in this book we learned of his brotherly side! This side of him can be really funny but just as aggressive, especially when he’s confronted with Thea’s relationship as he is a overprotective brother! But who wouldn’t be with an abusive father…

One thing that I didn’t like too much was the execution of the “down” close to the end. I think it could’ve been drawn out a little more, since it was a pretty important event. But I can’t imagine how hard it must be to always get the proportions of important elements right, so it’s not a big minus point as the scene was still pretty nicely written!

4.5 Stars Turquoise

P.S. I know this might not be the best review ever written, but I’m proud that I at least got my lazy butt up and posted a review again!!

Mini-Review: Unexpected Reality by Kaylee Ryan

Short description:

Expect the unexpected. That’s what they say, but it’s easier said than done.

How do you expect a change so huge it rocks you to your core?

How do you prepare yourself for an event that will alter your life forever?

One breath
One second
One minute
One hour
One day at a time, you learn to live with your unexpected reality.

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

What’s it about?

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First off some main info:

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Title: Unexpected Reality

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Series: Standalone novel

Version: Amazon Kindle Version

Would I recommend it: Yes, as a light read

Rating: 3.5 Stars

3.5 Stars Rating

I am not going to explain a lot about what this book is about, just because I feel like anything would be a spoiler, since the Synopsis is not very generous with information. But what I can tell y’all – and what you can guess from the cover – is that Ridge, the main character, unexpectedly becomes Dad!

My Opinion:

As the title says, this is going to be a short review and I won’t go too in-depth with my reasoning and all that stuff. Even though I gave this book “only” 3.5 Stars, I enjoyed it a lot. It was a light and cute book with a sweet storyline that didn’t really have any unexpected elements. Even the elements that were supposed to be unexpected just weren’t, since you always expect something to happen if the whole book was happy so far. Right in the beginning I thought the book would surround different people and I was kind of glad that it didn’t but still kept the plot connected to said people. The overall tone of this book was, as said before, mostly happy and sweet.

About the characters I can say that they were like the story itself – sweet but also light and without much depth. The main characters were very likable but didn’t have a lot of development, nor depth to them. Ryan became a really sweet  and loving Dad which I wouldn’t have expected to go so well. Kendall, the female lead, was the typical girl next door and once again in her personality there was nothing unexpected. Sometimes I felt like she took over Ridge’s son too much and I didn’t like that too much.

The author’s writing style was mostly good but it just wasn’t MY style. Her wording was sometimes kind of off to me, but overall it didn’t bother me too much.

Overall I want to say that I enjoyed this book very much as a light, romantic, in-between read. Every now and then I like to read these kinds of books and this hasn’t disappointed me at all!

Thank y’all for reading this shortie and I hope y’all have a wonderful time! 🙂

P.S.: I have a Twitter account for this blog now and if you’d like to follow it, here’s the name: @awordaboutbooks

July Wrap-Up and Personal Update

Hi Guys! So today is the last day of July which conveniently falls on a Sunday and it’s time for this month’s Wrap-Up and a little personal update! I haven’t been able to read a lot this month – I honestly don’t know why!

 

What I’ve read this month:

  • The Game that Breaks Us by Micalea Smeltzer
  • Rae of Sunshine by Micalea Smeltzer – I gave both of these book 4 Stars. Micalea Smeltzer is one of my favorite authors in the New Adult genre and I also love her Willow Creek series that shifts from Young Adult to New Adult. I was really excited for The Game that Breaks Us and I enjoyed most of the book, which is a given when reading Smeltzer’s books. Rae of Sunshine was actually a re-read and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it.
  • Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer – I gave this book 5+ Stars and you can find the review here!
  • Deep Redemption (Hades Hangmen #4) by Tillie Cole – I gave this book 5 Stars! This author is my absolute favorite when it comes to New Adult novels and she is also the one who got me into that genre. I have basically loved every single one of her books and I can’t wait for the next one to come out!
  • Saving Tatum (Trace + Olivia #4) by Micalea Smeltzer – I gave this book 5 Stars!
  • Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers – I gave this book 3.5 Stars and you can find the review here!
  • Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer – I gave this book 5+ Stars and you can find my review here!

 

I also attempted to read Josh and Hannah by Lynda Chance but I absolutely hated it and couldn’t finish it! I don’t want to review this book since it would be negative all the way, but I appreciate the authors effort and I don’t just want to bash her book. I think it was probably just meant for a different audience.

I am sorry for reading only these few books and for posting even less reviews, but this was my first month of real blogging and I’ll try to do better for the following months!

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Currently I am reading:

  • the absolutely amazing Cress by Marissa Meyer which is part of the ABSOLUTELY AMAZING series The Lunar Chronicles!
  • Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This is Obsidian re-told from Daemon’s POV!

 

Now let’s move on to the updatey part:

In Bavaria the summer holidays just started two days ago and from tomorrow on I’ll be spending the next five weeks in the USA!! YAY!!!! I am so freaking excited, because I am going to see my family again, that hosted me during my High School Year over there. Since I don’t get to spend time with them often, I might not be able to post a lot during that time, but I’ll try to keep posting one review per week and keep up the Top 5 Wednesday, at least! When I come back I will definitely make a bookhaul post and after that I’ll make one for my birthday (that is soon after) as well!

Also, due to the whole seeing my family thing, I probably won’t be able to read a lot during my time in the States…Which is also going to make the 26 Books Challenge, which I was tagged in by Lara, pretty hard! But I’ll do my best and it sounds like SO MUCH fun!!

Thank you guys for reading and I hope y’all had a good month of July! Good luck for August!! 🙂

Books I can’t wait for!

Okay, so I’m sure everybody knows this feeling when you’ve read a book/series/certain author and then you just have to wait for the next book in a series or a really promising book by your favorite author. Well I personally have this problem all the time! I feel like all the books come out at the same time and then there are these times when I can’t find a single book I want to read and hence have to re-read all the books I already own… Which, one can only do so many times. So anyways, below’s a list of the Top 5 books I can’t wait to read:

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A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole

 

Short description:

One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.

One boy.
One girl.
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade.
A bond that neither time nor distance can break.
A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe.

When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation?

Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.

(Source: Amazon…again)

You can find a sample there as well!

Kind-of Review:

First off some main info:

Author: Tillie Cole  (I put the link to her website here for you)

Title: A thousand boy kisses

Published: March 13th 2016

Series: Standalone Novel

Version: Amazon Kindle Version (353 pages)

Time it took: 1 day and about 90% of my body’s water storage in tears

So as the the title above says this is just a kind-of review because I just don’t want to call it a legit review and not be able to really write a more or less good review. But it’s important to me to mention this on my blog. This book is one of my favorite books, by my favorite author – I just think it’s perfect  and that’s why I’ll give it 5+ StarsI can just say that everyone interested in a tragic story of love and friendship should definitely read it. Heck, even if you don’t like that kind of story you’ll love this book. It is beautifully written and the characters are described in great detail. All their flaws and imperfections and how Tillie Cole brings them to life makes you feel as if you’ve known them for your whole life. When I learned about  Poppies disease I was completely heartbroken, so that I cried for half an hour straight. There were a lot of these ugly crying moments in the book and I enjoyed every single one of them. They were just those kinds of scenes, the ones were you’re happy about crying because it’s just too beautiful not to cry! Another detail that made the read even better was that you knew Rune and Poppy  from the very first time they met and their whole story from then on and this not just through flashbacks but as a regular part of the book in the right order. I love things like that because it makes you feel more connected to the characters I know that I wouldn’t be able to write a good review about A Thousand Boy Kisses, so I’m just gonna leave it at that.

If you enjoy reading a good (dark) romance with depth, important topics and amazing characters you should definitely check out some of Tillie Cole’s other books. You can just click on the link to her website I posted at the beginning of this post or look her up on Amazon or social media sites. I have to say though that this is (as far as I know) her only Young adult book. Her others are more in the genres of New Adult, Contemporary Romance and Dark Romance. Just go and take a look, I recommend every single book of hers except “Eternally North” which I haven’t read yet… Shame on me!

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Short description:

Davy had everything – a terrific boyfriend, the homecoming crown, a bright future at Julliard – but when her genetic tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, she loses it all. Uninvited from her prestigious school, avoided by all her friends and family she is placed in a special class with other “carriers” who are treated like the murderers they someday might become.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life and tells her that she alone controls her actions – not the code embedded into her DNA. But even if she can learn to trust him, can she trust herself?

(Source: Amazon)

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The Design by R.S. Grey

Short description:

Five minutes until the interview begins.

Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.

Four minutes until the interview.

She knows she’s only the because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.

Three minutes.

For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.

Two minutes.

But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Greyson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday.

One.

After all, she shouldn’t feel that way about her new boss. And, he will be her new boss.

“I’m not intimidated by you”, I said with a confident smile. “Perhaps we should fix that, Ms. Heart. Close the door.”

(Source: Amazon)

You can also find a short sample here. Continue reading