Sunday, September 25

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Release Date:  August 2, 2016
Publisher:  Atria Books
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 384

Summary:   Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
My Thoughts:  Oh wow, wow, wow. I knew when I read that description about a doctor named Ryle I knew I’d want to read this one! I read so many great reviews of this one before I really even knew much about it.  I don’t want to say many spoilers here!!! I laughed, I cried, I want to throw things.

We are introduced to Ryle who is a doctor. He is a smoking hot doctor too! Oh my. So sexy and so adorable and so handsome. But he’s also not as perfect as everyone thinks. He has a dark side.

We also meet Lily.  Cool sappy Lily. I really liked her. She was strong willed yet also was maybe too compassionate.

When Lily and Ryle meet is a disaster of sorts, but a good one for the most part.Kind of.  They end up meeting more than once and are thrown into each others lives.  We also meet another guy named Atlas. I really was torn. I liked them both so much. Even through Ryle’s hardships I still felt for him.  And Atlas, Oh Atlas baby.

This book was pretty good. And especially hot. But it was also so heartbreaking. I don’t even know. People were saying how torn up they were after reading it and I get it now. It really has the feels alright. It makes you so happy, and so thrilled but it also then breaks your heart into pieces. Yes, it’s worth the read. It’s soooo worth all the emotions.  Even though it’s heartbreaking, I think it all fell into place on how it’s supposed to be. Just one wild ride alright.
Overall:  All I can really say is WOW. Just Wow.

Cover:  Love it!!! It doesn’t give anything away, yet it’s neat.

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Tuesday, September 20

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Point
Age Group:  Young Adult
Pages: 336

Summary:  Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing 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. Intrigue!

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…
My Thoughts: I just adore Kasie West and I jump on her books!! She’s a auto must buy for me. I just love her contemporaries and I will always read them as soon as they come out!

I just knew the plot of this one sounded right up my alley.  Writing on desks back and forth to a penpal (kinda) this sounded like something I would have did in high school. And I’m guilty of drawing pictures on those desks honestly.

We are introduced to Lily who really hates chemistry class. So, she does her best and just starts writing lyrics on her desk to pass the time. Until one day she sees a reply back. And that starts the whirlwind of these letters.

Lily kind of wants to know who's writing her but on the other hand, she doesn’t want to know. It’s more fun when it’s anonymous, it could be anyone!

We also meet a few boys throughout the novel and Lily’s best friend. I liked one of the boys more than the other of course from the get go! I just knew he’d be interesting.

I don’t want to say too much about this one. Yes it’s a bit predictable but it’s still a lot of fun and will keep you up all night reading it! I stayed up until 3 am just to finish it. I had to know the ending.

Overall:  I loved this one!!! Read it as soon as I got it and finished it within a day. I just adored the heck out of it and loved every minute of it. I wish it had been longer even so I could keep reading it!!!  I loved it!! 5 cupcakes all the way!!!

Cover: Love it!!!  Love how they are sitting on the porch and they both look so cute!! Also love their little signs!! Very cute!!!

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Monday, September 19

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Thursday, September 15

Now And Forever by Susane Colasanti
Release Date:  May 20, 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 240


Summary: What if your boyfriend was the world's biggest rockstar?


Sterling is crazy in love with Ethan. Not only is he the sweetest boy she's ever met, but he's an incredibly talented guitarist, singer, and songwriter. And since forever, he's believed he has what it takes to be a star.


When Ethan becomes an overnight sensation, he's thrown head-first into the glam world of celebrity-and so is Sterling. Before she knows it, she's attending red-carpet premieres, getting free designer clothes, and flying around the country to attend Ethan's monumental sold-out concerts.


It's a dream come true...but whose dream is Sterling living? And what do you do when "forever" comes to an end?
My Thoughts:  Yep Yep, Colasanti is one of my all time favorite authors. I just devour her books when I start them.


We are introduced to Ethan and Sterling. Perfect couple. Sterling wants to go to college eventually while Ethan just wants to play music. So when he gets a record deal, his goals and dreams sour. Sterling tries her best standing by him and she’s a good girlfriend. I didn’t like how she started treating some of her friends though there for a while. I could see a bit of a change in her.  I also liked all the other characters. Like, the guy friend she meets on Ethan’s tour and her best friend who's a girl. I liked Ethan enough but I never felt much for him.


I really liked Now And Forever but I just felt like it was too focused on Ethan’s music career. I know that is the point, but I just didn’t love that angle really.


I liked this one, I did but I felt like it was probably one of the least favorites of Colasanti of mine. Just wasn’t as drawn into the story-line I think.
Overall:  I generally liked all the characters and how things went down. I kind of saw the Ethan situation coming from a mile away so I wasn’t really surprised when that happened. I wish I had been, but I just wasn’t.


I can’t wait to see what Colasanti writes next and I still have a few more of hers to read to get caught up.

Cover:  Love it! These books always have such cute and realistic covers. I’m always drawn into the book by those amazing colorful covers! Love this one!

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Saturday, September 10

Glass Sword by by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by by Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: Feburary 9, 2016  
Publisher: HarperTeen   
Age Group:  Young Adult
Pages: 464

Summary:  If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

My Thoughts: I can remember reading the first one in this series and loving it to pieces. I had even heard some negative reviews of it but I was one of the people who loved it.

We are back with Mare who is basically on the run now. She’s with her brother, and of course Cal.  Cal is probably one of my absolute favorite characters of this  book. And its surprising since if I remember correctly I liked his brother better in the first book.  

It was a little hard to get into this one. I felt like I couldn’t remember certain details on how Red Queen ended. But I remember LOVING it.  

Mare is basically trying to recruit others like her and get to them before they end up dead. I won’t sugarcoat it. She makes it sometimes. Sometimes she doesn’t. I really liked learning about the different characters and I did enjoy the scenes where she’s bad-ass.

I’m not sure what else to say about this one. I enjoyed it. I liked it. But it just wasn’t as good for me as the first one. I had a bit of trouble getting through it.  I had trouble keeping my interest on the book.  

Overall:  I wanted to give it 5 cupcakes! But somehow I’m a little bit torn I guess. I just didn’t connect with this one as much.  Honestly, I think if I had read it RIGHT after Red Queen, I maybe would have enjoyed it more.  Definitely read it though if you’ve already read the first.  I think this is more of a 3.5 cupcake rating for me.
 
Cover:  I like it. I really like the color and the crown. Cute!

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