Review: The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

Review: The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée AhdiehTitle: The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn #1)
Series: The Wrath & The Dawn #1
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Also by this author: Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. 

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Review: The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh will take the reader’s breath away! It is a beautiful written retelling of One Thousand and One Nights that has such an intricate plot. This book is a definite must-read! Continue reading

Review: The Opposite of Geek by Ria Voros

Review: The Opposite of Geek by Ria VorosTitle: The Opposite of Geek
Author: Ria Voros
Publisher: Scholastic
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: September 19, 2013
Rating: three-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Gretchen Meyers doesn't know exactly what went wrong, but life in the tenth grade is beginning to suck. As if having a semi-nudist, food-obsessed family wasn't awkward enough, she has lost her best friend to the fanatical school swim team, and her math grade is so close to negative digits that only emergency tutoring can save it. So far, so high school. Then James/Dean rolls into her life — also known as her zit-faced chemistry tutor James and his slightly less zit-faced cousin Dean. Kind-hearted rebels without a cause, they draw Gretchen out of classroom hell, and briefly the world seems full of possibility. 

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Review: The Opposite of Geek by Ria Voros

The Opposite of Geek by Ria Voros is a fun and unique book that has a remarkable format. This book is laid out with journal entries and poetry, making for an interesting read. It also includes a major plot twist to boot! Continue reading

Review: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London

Review: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London

Review: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia LondonTitle: Aimee and the Heartthrob
Series: Backstage Pass #1
Author: Ophelia London
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

He never noticed her before, but now she’s all he can see…

Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister―and off-limits―but won’t even give him the time of day…

As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails. the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback.

But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak… 

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Review: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London

Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London is a whirlwind story that is a uniquely written musical experience! Bustling with drama, this is a book that is hard to put down. An amazing setting also sets the stage for this fun-filled series. Continue reading

Review: A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

Review: A Work in Progress by Connor FrantaTitle: A Work in Progress
Author: Connor Franta
Publisher: Keywords Press
Publication Date: April 25, 2015
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

 In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation—so far. Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker.

Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don’t be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want.

This full-color collection includes photography and childhood clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey. 

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Review: A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

A Work in Progress by Connor Franta is an interesting memoir memoir. Readers and fans will explore Connor’s life behind the camera and his exciting, hilarious past. This book is filled with advice, clippings of old schoolwork, pictures, and personal stories that will be sure to inspire. Continue reading

Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Review: Saint Anything by Sarah DessenTitle: Saint Anything
Author: Sarah Dessen
Also by this author: The Truth About Forever
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of t

heir parents' attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?

Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time. 

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Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen is the perfect book if you are looking for a relatable book with inspirational themes.The novel also has an amazing main character with a fantastic voice, and a unique pizza parlour setting,  This book is classic Sarah Dessen with her signature themes. It is also a light and refreshing read. Continue reading