Review: The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker

Review: The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. ParkerTitle: The Girl Who Fell
Author: Shannon M. Parker
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new boy in school.

His obsession.
Her fall.

Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.

But love has a way of changing things.

Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.

Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and … terrifying?

But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.

So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

If she waits any longer, it may be too late.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review: The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker

The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker is a shockingly realistic story. It will have its readers putting themselves right into the shoes of the highly relatable main character. This is a beautifully written novel that many will enjoy and learn from. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Wink Poppy Midnight

 

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: Wink Poppy Midnight

Wink Poppy MidnightTitle: Wink Poppy Midnight
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: March 22, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

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Thoughts

Oh my goodness, I need this book in my life right now. This summary is so intriguing and makes the book seem like the perfect thriller. I love the magical realism and fantasy genre in this book as well! I can tell that this is just my kind of book, and I can’t wait to read it!

Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi HeiligTitle: The Girl From Everywhere (The Girl From Everywhere #1)
Series: The Girl From Everywhere #1
Author: Heidi Heilig
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Rating: three-stars
Series Rating: three-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer.Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times - although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix's father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix's existence rather dangerously in question...Nix has grown used to her father's obsession, but only because she's convinced it can't work. But then a map falls into her father's lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it's that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.

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Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig is not your typical time travel book. This novel incorporates maps into the time travel theme and is set in the lush, historical Hawaii. Despite the fact that I loved most of the elements in this book, the pacing was too slow for me to fully enjoy the novel. Continue reading