Review Slow Burn By, Nicole Christie

18374087It’s the beginning of senior year, and seventeen year old Juliet Somers has made the rash decision to transfer to her boyfriend’s school in an effort to spend more time with him. Sexy bad boy Johnny Parker is a legend at Leclare Academy, and Juliet still can’t believe that an average girl like her was able to tame his wild ways. She can’t wait to start her new school with him by her side.

But one night, Johnny’s self-destructive habits lead to a stunning betrayal–and Juliet realizes she’s made a huge mistake. Now she’s stuck at a school where she doesn’t fit in, and all the girls seem to hate her guts. Even worse, Johnny is determined to get her back, pulling crazy stunts to win her forgiveness. Juliet is resigned to being an outcast for the rest of her senior year, with no friends, and no clue what she wants to do with her life.

Things start to look up when she gets to know some of Johnny’s friends, and finds that some of them are really good guys. With the help of an unlikely ally at her side, Juliet begins to think her situation is not as bad as it seems. As the school year rolls on, she opens herself up to new experiences, makes some huge mistakes, and discovers things about herself she’s not sure she likes.

Juliet resolves to stay strong against Johnny’s seductive tactics, but it’s becoming increasingly harder to deny she still has feelings for him. Will she risk her heart to him again–or will a hot contender manage to sweep her off her feet?

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(5 Hearts)

Drop what you are doing and go buy this book right now!
No not tomorrow, right now!!
I will never understand why bad books like Hunger Games 3- Mockingjay and Divergent three- Allegiant (why cant authors write good endings to a series) have sold so many copies but amazing books like this hardly sell any.
This is not only my favorite book of the year; it’s my favorite book of next year too.
Slow burn had everything a book should have. It’s like you dream of this imaginary book with this amazing romance and characters and setting only to start to wonder if u will ever find it. But it exists, it really does!!
The book starts with Juliet catching her boyfriend, Johnny, cheating on her. Even though she’s devastated, this wouldn’t have been that big of a deal except she just transferred schools so she could spend her senior year with him. So instead of having the best year of her life she begins her senior year surrounded by a bunch of snotty rich kids that hate her for gaining the attention of their star football player. But things don’t actually turn out that bad. Even though her ex won’t leave her alone trying to get her back, she ends up making really great friends, the most surprising one being Johnny’s own brother Dean. Oh God Dean! He makes my former book boyfriend Kellan Kyle look like a toad. But really all the characters were great. This was such a character driven book, I felt like they were my friends. And Juliet was such an amazing main character, she was relatable, and likeable and hilarious. This book had everything. Great characters a heart stopping romance and amazing drama. Just writing about it makes me want to read it again!

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Review Remember When 3: The Finale By, T. Torrest

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“I’d spent too long in limbo.
It was time to put The California Plan back into effect.”

~Layla Warren

I’ve been in love with Trip Wiley since I was sixteen years old.
Yep. That Trip Wiley.
Academy award-winning actor, known philanthropist, People’s Sexiest Man Alive two years running…
Yeah.
It’s not like I’m some delusional stalker-fan. It just so happens that he was my high school sweetheart back in 1991.
In the years since, he’s simply been The One That Got Away.
We just can’t seem to get on the same page at the same time.
Our timing may have sucked, but the feelings had already been confirmed. Years ago.
At least his were.
He doesn’t know that I had chosen to love him back.
I need to fix that.
And I need to do it now.

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(3 Hearts)

This book really surprised me because it was – Just ok.

Maybe I expected too much from this book. I’ve been waiting for it for months; following the blog tours, reading every snippet the author released, and entering myself in every giveaway just to see if I could get it early.

But when I actually did get my hands on it, I was surprised by how much I didn’t like it. It wasn’t bad, but I felt that everything was kind of clichéd and predictable.

The book started with Layla, now 31 and living in NJ, going to Trips’ father’s funeral. Before they’ve even said two words to each other they knew that they are meant to be together, and from then on they just were. The beginning was actually my favorite part, mainly because I didn’t see it coming. I thought it would take a while for them to start up their relationship again, kind of like the last book, but instead they dove in. But after that nothing really did it for me, the lines were too cutesy, bordering on cheesy, and I knew right away what the characters were going to fight about.

There was just nothing surprising about the book. The first three had me constantly wondering what Layla was going to say next, or what they were really feeling and what they were going to do. But in this one I just knew. I felt like I had read this book before, even down to the very predictable ending.

I stayed up all night reading this book, hoping that I would grow to love it, but I didn’t. But even with all that said, I’m happy that we left the characters in a good place, I would’ve been even more upset if we didn’t get the happy ending, but we got it, and for that I’m happy.

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Review Tandem By Anna Jarzab

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Everything repeats.
You. Your best friend. Every person you know.
Many worlds. Many lives–infinite possibilities.
Welcome to the multiverse.

Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather’s stories of parallel worlds inhabited by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha never believed such worlds were real–until now, when she finds herself thrust into one against her will.

To prevent imminent war, Sasha must slip into the life of an alternate version of herself, a princess who has vanished on the eve of her arranged marriage. If Sasha succeeds in fooling everyone, she will be returned home; if she fails, she’ll be trapped in another girl’s life forever. As time runs out, Sasha finds herself torn between two worlds, two lives, and two young men vying for her love–one who knows her secret, and one who thinks she’s someone she’s not.

The first book in the Many-Worlds Trilogy, Tandem is a riveting saga of love and betrayal set in parallel universes in which nothing–and no one–is what it seems

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(4 Hearts)

I began this book thinking it was going to be more fantasy than dystopian. I saw the word Princess in the description and immediately my imagination whisked me away to a castle where I would be reading about Balls, Princes, fancy dresses, and hidden passageways. And I got all of that- with a little modern twist.

Sasha (I really didn’t like that name for her) is from Earth and is reading alone in the library one day when the guy she’s had a crush on all her life walks in and asks her to Prom. She’s shocked, excited, and obviously confused, but she agrees and they end up having the best night ever. But on the way back home her crush, Grant, proved that she shouldn’t have been so quick to say yes when he puts a bracelet on her wrist that brings her to Aurora. Aurora is almost exactly the same as earth, with a few minor differences; one being in this world Sasha’s double is a Princess.

Grant who turns out not to be Grant at all but a soldier from Aurora who was tasked with bringing Sasha to this world, explains that the real Princess has been kidnapped and they need Sasha to pretend to be her until they can get her back. At first she’s furious, try’s to run away a few times, and almost gets killed, but agrees to help in the end.

I really liked the book in the beginning Sasha seemed really smart, and was easily relatable. Even though the book only spanned over a shot period of time it felt like Sasha had been in Aurora for years. She fit so well in the role of Princess, and I quickly fell in love with her relationship with Grants double Thomas.

But about 30 pages from the end everything started to fall apart. It seemed like a different person decided to write the ending because it didn’t flow with the rest of the book. Everything was rushed, I found it unbelievable that the evil character would tell Sasha his plans and his reason for what he did, everything just seemed ridiculous.

I probably wont read the next one, which is disappointing because if you had asked me 30 pages before the end I would have said I definitely would be reading it. But it was still really good and really well written.

Review Night Owl By M. Pierce

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Love is unstoppable…

At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers — all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.

At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano has a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.

Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent…

Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah.

Hannah’s picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that’s passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.

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(3 Hearts)

This could have been really amazing, but in the end it was just ok…

It immediately started with sex. The characters are messaging each other on Skype and then all of a sudden they are sexting or skypexing. It wasn’t bad I just wish there had been a bit more story. It would have been nice to ease us into the story, allow the readers to get to know the characters, and fall in love with the story rather than the sex scenes. I really liked the idea of the story, 2 people meet online on a writing website, begin writing a book together and end up falling in love, all the while both being in relationships, and having secrets they are hiding. It even wasn’t so bad in the beginning- some the things Matt had Hannah do were a little unbelievable but I went with it because I sincerely liked their characters and wanted to see them together. But when all the secrets came out and Hannah freaked out, I started to skim. She completely overreacted and it made me really start to dislike her character. Also don’t get me started on the epilogue…I have no idea what that was about.

In the end I probably won’t be reading the next one, but this read was a nice way to pass the time.

Review Pepped Up By Ali Dean

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Pepper Jones is ready for an epic cross country season. She wants to qualify for Nationals, and she’s willing to do anything it takes to make it happen. She can handle long miles and hill sprints, but boys? That’s an entirely different challenge.

Pepper’s never considered revealing her deeper feelings for her longtime friend, Jace Wilder. After all, he’s got the personal magnetism and good looks to hook just about any girl in town — and he has. Their friendship stands apart from high school social circles, and they’re both just fine with that (or at least they pretend to be).

That is, until running star Ryan Harding moves to town.

When it comes to running, Pepper’s goals are clear. But when it comes to Jace and Ryan, it’s nowhere near as simple.

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(5 Hearts)

I’m a sucker for a best friend romance, and this didn’t disappoint!

Pepper has had a crush on her best friend Jace since the eighth grade. But now she’s a junior in high school and he is a senior, a quarterback, and the most popular guy in the school and all he sees her as is a friend. Pepper has never had a boyfriend, which she soon finds out is largely because of Jace keeping all the boys away. So when a new kid Ryan joins the school, who is also a cross country star like Pep, they have an instant connection. But suddenly Jace is acting a lot less best friendy and a lot more jelousy. Pepper is excited and starts to think maybe something could happen with them now, but soon finds out there is more going in with Jace than she knew…

I really really really liked this book. We’ve all heard the story before, it’s nothing all that new, but the characters and the connection between Pepper and Jace was off the walls explosive. And even though there was a love triangle in there, you knew who Pepper really wanted the entire time, so it didn’t really change anything- except make for some really good drama.

There were also some really cool side characters like Peppers Grandma Bunny- who was off the charts cool, and her cross country friends Zoe and Charlie.

I was up till almost 6 am reading this book, and I can’t wait for the next one!!!!

Review King Hall by Scarlet Dawn

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A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

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Finally I’ve found it

I read a lot of books- some good, a lot crap.

But I begin every book hoping that this will be the one. The one that draws me into its world so immensely that I forget what’s going on around me.a

This is the one.

This is one of those can’t eat, can’t sleep, end up reading at your desk type of books- that you wish you had discovered at the end of the series so that you wouldn’t have to wait for the rest of the books to be written.

It has everything. Vampires, Werewolves, Magic, secrets, true love, Kings and Queens, and all this wrapped up in an old school that gives Hogwarts a run for its money.

The book begins with Lilly in her sex ed class learning about how much more endowed mystical’s are than commoners. I was instantly hooked. After that I was taken on a whirlwind of emotion. I knew a death was coming up pretty early in the book, but it still took me by surprise and I ended up mourning the loss right along side all of the other characters. After that the book took off. Lilly becomes the prodigy and then we really get to know the other character; Jack, Pearl, and Ezra (oh Ezra).

In the majority of other books I’ve read, authors tend to put so much work in their main character and love interest that the minor characters end up being flat and uninteresting. But not in this book! I fell in love with every single one of the characters, and that’s not because they were all beautiful virgins whose only flaw is their clumsiness. These characters were real, and flawed, and interesting. And the romance was so achingly and beautifully slow and real and perfect. And I can’t wait to see what happens with them in the next book.