Review: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Review: 99 Days by Katie CotugnoTitle: 99 Days (99 Days #1)
Series: 99 Days #1
Author: Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: April 21, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me. 

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Review: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

99 Days by Katie Cotugno is probably the most dramatic book I’ve read this year. While I did enjoy reading this book, the main character seems to not sit well with me. It is a gorgeously designed novel that has a very unique concept, however, the main character seems a bit artificial with her melodramatic tendencies. Continue reading

Review: How to Say I Love You Out Loud

Review: How to Say I Love You Out LoudTitle: How to Say I Love You Out Loud
Author: Karole Cozzo
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Words are strong. Love is stronger.When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they're related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But despite her best intentions, she just can't shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again.Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels—and the truth about her family—before he slips away forever? 

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Review: How to Say I Love You Out Loud

How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo is a heartfelt story that will tug at your heart strings. This book fits perfectly into the contemporary realistic fictional genre, as it contains a touching story that really educates its readers. Through its themes, identifiable main character and beautiful plot, readers will be drawn into this book and be left full of inspiration. Continue reading

Book Review: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak

Book Review: The Heartbreakers by Ali NovakTitle: The Heartbreakers
Author: Ali Novak
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. She's totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again.Except, Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer? Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world. 

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Book Review: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak is the perfect book if you are looking for an interesting, quirky book to make you laugh this summer. The plot is a little far fetched but, I was able to see past this and enjoy the fun that this book has to offer. The Heartbreakers has everything: a boy band, Starbucks, a cancer story and a brave main character who is full of sass. Continue reading

Book Review: Scream by Stacey R. Campbell

Book Review: Scream by Stacey R. CampbellTitle: Scream (Lakeview #3)
Series: Lakeview #3
Author: Stacey R. Campbell
Publisher: Green Darner Press
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: July 20, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s Halle Henry’s final year at Lakeview Academy, and she is determined to make it her best year yet. But when drugs are discovered in her boyfriend Alex’s backpack and he is expelled, Halle’s life spins out of control.Refusing to believe the accusations against him, Halle vows to get to the bottom of what really happened and bring Alex back to campus so they can graduate together.Now, all Halle has to do is save her boyfriend, solve a murder, graduate from high school, and keep from getting killed in the process. 

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Book Review: Scream by Stacey R. Campbell

Scream by Stacey R. Campbell is my favourite book in the Lakeview Series. It is fast-paced and full of suspense! Stacey R. Campbell has created another incredible mystery novel that will make your head spin with its action, feisty main character and boarding school setting. Continue reading

Review: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Review: Damage Done by Amanda PanitchTitle: Damage Done
Author: Amanda Panitch
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: July 21, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

"Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Done is an unforgettable read." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You"In her incredible debut novel, Amanda Panitch leaves you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be stunned. Prepare to be torn apart." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist"A brilliant thriller. Gillian Flynn for the YA set." --Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.Now that she’s Lucy Black, she's able to begin again. She's even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy's forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . . 

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Review: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch is an incredibly fast-paced thriller. It is one of my favourite reads in 2015. This book is going to be a sure fire hit! With its mysterious plot, perfect protagonist and amazing attention to detail, readers will be furiously flipping pages to find out what happens next. Continue reading