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

Review: Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount

Review: Nothing Left to Burn by Patty BlountTitle: Nothing Left to Burn
Author: Patty Blount
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Reece’s father hasn’t spoken to him since the car wreck that killed Reece’s brother. Desperate for forgiveness, Reece joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse. But the program is grueling, and Reece isn’t sure he can make it through. Then he meets Amanda. Amanda understands wanting to belong. As a foster kid, the firehouse is the only place that feels like home. She agrees to help Reece, but falling for him wasn’t part of the deal. And when a string of arsons suddenly point to Amanda, their relationship could go up in flames. 

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Review: Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount

Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount was not really my cup of tea. I had the wrong impression of this book before starting it and couldn’t really relate to it. The cover of this book is misleading and I found the characters unrelatable. That being said, this book is quite diverse and could be enjoyable for others who like learning about firefighters. Continue reading

Review: The Summer After You and Me

Review: The Summer After You and MeTitle: The Summer After You and Me
Author: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: May 1, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk—Lucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it's not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbor and crush, Connor.

Then Superstorm Sandy tears apart her barrier island, briefly bringing together a local girl like herself and a vacationer like Connor. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm. And day after day, week after week, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and broken home. Now with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances? 

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Review: The Summer After You and Me

The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski is the perfect summer read. Reading this book will leave readers dreaming of sandy beach towns. In this book by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, Lucy, the main character, is swept into the eye of an actual storm while dealing with love and the search for independence. Continue reading

Review: Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone

Review: Some Kind of Normal by Juliana StoneTitle: Some Kind of Normal
Author: Juliana Stone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: May 5, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

What is Normal?

For Trevor normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves Trevor with no band, no teammates and no chance of graduating. It’s kinda hard to ace your finals when you’ve been in a coma. The last thing he needs is stuck-up Everly Jenkins as his new tutor—those beautiful blue eyes catching every last flaw.

For Everly normal was a perfect family around the dinner table, playing piano at Sunday service and sunning by the pool. Until she discovers her whole life is a lie. Now the perfect pastor’s daughter is hiding a life-changing secret, one that is slowly tearing her family apart. And spending the summer with notorious flirt Trevor Lewis means her darkest secret could be exposed.

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Review: Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone

Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone is a beautiful contemporary novel that will definitely bring out the feels. It has alternating perspectives, plot twits and secrecy. This book will keep you guessing. Continue reading

Review: Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Review: Breathe, Annie, BreatheTitle: Breathe, Annie, Breathe
Series: Hundred Oaks
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: April 7, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

 Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

"Breathe, Annie, Breathe is an emotional, heartfelt, and beautiful story about finding yourself after loss and learning to love. It gave me so many feels. Her best book yet." — Jennifer Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You 

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Review: Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally is perfect for fans of the Hundred Oaks series. This book is a contemporary young adult romance that deals with a difficult experience in an interesting and engaging fashion. The characters are relatable, and its inspirational theme will touch readers on a whole new level. Continue reading