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The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
Published May 17, 2016 by Harlequin Teen
Borrowed from library
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
I have not read a JLA book in a really long time!!! I am not sure why? When I spotted this at my local library, I was in awe that they actually had it already!! I have to tell you that I was sucked in from the very first chapter and really had a hard time putting the book down.
The character of Mallory was really intense. She had gone through so much in her younger life, things that no person should every have to go through. It really messed her up but she has come a long way and she felt ready to get back out there. I really admire that in a character. I like when they are strong-willed and able to overcome tough obstacles.
We also need to talk about Rider. I have to say that he just seems almost too perfect to me and if there really is someone out there like him, they will make some woman very happy!!! He had me doing some MAJOR swooning!
JLA writes about some really dark but truthful topics in this book which is kind of out of character for her books. I thought she did a fantastic job at not making the story too dark but getting her point across.
After reading this book, I need to take a look at what others are out there that I may have missed by Ms. Armentrout and get my hands on them ASAP!!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you enjoy fairy tale retellings, with a tad bit of gore, then you will enjoy this book! This is a retelling of Alice In Wonderland, with a slight twist.
Alyssa is related to Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She is her great, great, great grandchild. But Alice kind of left wonderland a mess and Alyssa needs to go into the rabbit hole to fix things and help save her family from the curse.
The world building was phenomenal and I really enjoyed the way that the story line had its own little twist with the characters. I have never read AIW but I was able to get the gist of the story.
There are two separate love interests in this book and I have to say that I loved one but the other kind of confused the hell out of me?? I guess that was sort of the point:)
I must talk about the covers and the text in this book! The cover is gorgeous, even the paperback and the text was purple!! Yes, I will say it again…PURPLE!! Someone paid very close attention to detail when creating this book.
I gave this book a four because although it held my attention, it was not that I had trouble putting it down. I tended to get a little bored 3/4’s in and had to come back to it later, but all in all, it was a pretty good book.
Looking forward to reading book 2!
Title: REIGN OF SHADOWS
Author: Sophie Jordan
Pub. Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.
But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.
With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.
With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best.
I loved, loved, loved this book and really just wanted it to go on forever and never stop! I enjoyed EVERYTHING about it including the blurb that leads to a twist that you really are not expecting.
All of the characters were amazing but my favorite was definitely Luna. She is such a strong female character. Always willing to go off on her own and not afraid of anything. She would go to battle for strangers and has a wee bit of a deviant side to where she tends to get herself into some trouble.
The story line itself was unique and different. It reminded me a bit of Rapunzel but had plenty of aspects that made it very unique to itself. You do not find out until the bitter end that both characters have some major skeletons in their closet, but I can tell you that I was a little shocked!
I am awaiting the next book in the series, not sure when or what it may be but, crossing my fingers that it is sooner rather than later!!!
Thank you to Harper Teen for the review copy for this review!
Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.
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What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met?
Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel whose characters will come to feel like friends. Tell Me Three Things will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago—the closest place she has to something like home—she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?
The thing is, Jessie does need help. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live in LA with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.
In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?
Hello! First off we MUST discuss this cover! Can you say adorable?? I just love the simplicity of it and what it means to the story itself. Genius! If I saw this book sitting on a shelf in a book store, I definitely would pick it up as an automatic cover buy.
Secondly, the story itself was fantastic:) It has been a little while since I had read a really good contemporary that actually gripped me from the beginning until the end. I finished the book in one sitting and actually really enjoyed the mystery aspect of it also.
I enjoyed the character of Jessie and could picture us actually being friends. She was smart and snarky, exactly how I like my female characters in books! She didn’t sit around feeling all kinds of sorry for herself over the death of her mother but actually took the bull by the horns and tried to make a new start.
I have to say that my favorite part of the book has got to be the email banter between Jessie and her mystery man. It was very cute and made me long for a mystery pen pal of my very own! (anyone out there whom feels the need to make me feel better……you got my email addy)
My only one issue with the book was that the ending was fairly predictable. I had an idea of how it was going to end by the time that I made it there but, it was still a very enjoyable read.
Congrats to Ms. Buxbaum on her debut YA novel and I will be very sure to keep a watch out for more from her in the future!
Release Date: November 10th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Jackson Landis kept secrets. It’s how he got girls into bed, the grades he wanted, and a reputation for being the life of the party.
But now he’s dead, and no one knows how or why. Especially not the four girls whose secrets he protected. Secrets so scandalous they could cause each girl to lose something valuable. Secrets so dark, someone may have killed for them.
The four girls – a campus drug dealer, an overweight bookworm, a closeted lesbian, and a spoiled princess have one thing in common – they’re terrified the things Jackson knew may not have died with him. As Reggie, Haddie, Val, and Livie try to piece together her own role in Jackson’s death, each girl realizes Jackson had some not-so-pretty skeletons of his own.
Which makes a girl wonder, who really wanted Jackson Landis dead?
WELCOME TO THE SCAVENGER HUNT BLOG TOUR!
We’re trying to discover who killed Jason Landis in Jamie Blair and Dawn Rae Miller’s book. In the 7 days that the tour will be running, you will find interviews with the suspects, their profiles and music playlists that will help you decide who you think did it.
Each day you will find a team that will introduce you one character. The winner team will be picked on November 11th and will have the pleasure to host an exclusive excerpt from Kiss Kill Love Him Still.
Please note that reviews from bloggers will be published on November 11th and November 12th, see schedule, and that might give you an extra insight to the book, too!
Weight: 125 lbs
Hair: Brunette. Long.
Demeanor: Haughty. Fidgety. Can’t focus.
Motivation for killing Jackson Landis: He knew she was bi-sexual.
Officer Ruiz: Val, you need to answer my questions.
Val: Why? All they do is make me look like a criminal.
Officer Ruiz: Are you?
Val: Isn’t that your job? To prove my guilt. Why would I help you with that?
Officer Ruiz: This is getting us nowhere. The longer you stonewall, the longer we sit here.
Val: That’s fine. I have nowhere to go and nothing to do.
Officer Ruiz: But you’re hands are shaking. You need a drink – something stiff, don’t you?
Val: I don’t need alcohol if that’s what you’re asking.
Officer Ruiz: Were you drinking the night Jackson died?
Officer Ruiz: Maybe that’s why you don’t remember anything? You had a black out?
Val: It happens.
Officer Ruiz: Have you had anything to drink today?
Val: A few. But you can’t book me on that. I’m of legal age and didn’t drive anywhere. I’ve done nothing wrong.
Officer Ruiz: Fine. I’m letting you go, but don’t leave town. We’re going to have to talk to you again – when you’re sober.
Val: Then I’ll see you never.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO DECIDE!
This is what the authors propose:
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Young adult author of the Kirkus-starred novel Leap Of Faith (Simon & Schuster 2013), and Lost To Me (2014), featured in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling anthology, Dirty Boys of Summer. Represented by Rebecca Friedman of RF Literary.
Dawn is a Twitter and fashion addict whose favorite things in life are her family, gorgeous dresses, tea leaf salad, and French macarons. She splits her time between San Francisco and Northern Virginia, and is always up for a trip to Paris.
During release week the book will be on sale for $.99. On top of this sale Dawn and Jamie will also be giving away 2×3 book buttons to the first 100 people who buy the book!
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To Be Published on October 6, 2015 by HarperTeen
ARC given in exchange of an honest review.
Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude.
But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.
But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a new ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?
The White Rose is a raw, captivating sequel to The Jewel that fans won’t be able to put down until the final shocking moments.
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, it was a “cannot put down” for me. This sequel did not disappoint and quickly became another “could not put down”! I was nervous going in because sometimes the sequel is not as good as the first book but this was not the case with this one! I did have to really read carefully though in the beginning to get back into the swing of the characters because I had forgotten some things that happened in the first book but I was quickly able to adapt and really enjoy this read!
We get to meet some new characters in this installment but have to say goodbye to some of the old:( We also get to see a few people from the VERY beginning of the series during the auction.
I cannot say if I have a favorite character. I kind of enjoy the mix of all of them together honestly. I really had just gotten lost in the story and had not concentrated on each character individually.
This book left us on ANOTHER cliffhanger and I am UNpatiently waiting for the next book. Seriously, I may have thrown a slight temper tantrum. Ms. Ewing seems to have a knack for leaving us hanging. (secretly, I love it!)
I am so excited to be a part of this tour!!!
First Published October 12, 1957
I really have never actually sat down and read this book! Can you believe it??? Nope! Not until the day I received it in the mail for this tour! Now though, I understand why so many people are fascinated with the Grinch:0
I really enjoyed the story of Mr. Grinch trying his best to take Christmas away from the residents of Whoville. His crazy antics of even stealing the food left me with quite a few giggles! BUT, my favorite character of the book has got to be little Cindy-Lou Who. She is just so little and cute!
I also enjoyed the whole lesson behind the book that Christmas is to be more than just presents and food. The fact that in the end, Mr. Grinch ended up celebrating himself was a wonderful ending to this fantastic children’s tale!
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. His long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys and a Peabody. Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books during his lifetime, and his books have sold more than 650 million copies worldwide. Though Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit Seussville.com.
In the Fall of 2013, an original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children’s author. That complete manuscript was for the picture book,
WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?, and will be published by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015. It is the first original new Dr. Seuss book since the publication of the last book of Dr. Seuss’s career, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! in 1990. WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and features the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss drew in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
Thanks to Random House Children’s Books for the review copy and inviting me on this awesome tour!!
Published on July 7, 2015 by HarperTeen
ARC copy given by publisher in exchange of an honest review.
Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.
Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.
Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she too will end her life.
In this emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut, Meg Haston delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, while posing the question: Why are some consumed by their illness while others embark on a path toward recovery?
First off, this cover is B-E-A-utiful!!! I can’t get over how pretty it is and secretly spotted this book due to the cover specifically before actually reading the blurb!
While reading this book, I felt a whole lot of different emotions!! I was angry at Stevie for not wanting to get the help she needed. I felt a smile coming on when she was being snarky with her therapist. I also felt sadness that she was ill to begin with and when she finally broke the barrier and decided to get the help she needed!
This book was written beautifully and the reader is able to really get all the feelings that the main character of Stevie is going through right along with her. The story is easy to follow and really gets right to the heart of mental illness and eating disorders. Not only do you get a glimpse of what life is like for our main character but you get to see what is happening with the other background characters as well.
I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book but was pleasantly surprised that I did. This one was a non stop read for me and I was able to finish in one sitting!
I was a little hesitant to read this book but as most of you already know, I love books that deal with really taboo issues and this one really had my interest from the blurb.
I had always heard stories of runaways that had turned to prostitution but had never realized what would happen if one decided to come back home and try to fit into their old life. Of course it would be difficult after all that they had been through but I never realized how difficult.
This book opened my eyes to all of these questions. I am not sure if the author had interviewed people that had been through this predicament or not but it seemed pretty spot on to me!
I really liked Anna and absolutely understood the reason why she left in the first place. Her father was down right horrible and I had wished that her mother was a tad bit stronger for her. I was secretly glad in the beginning when she was given to the police hoping that her life could change for the better.
There were a few tears shed during the course of this book! I just felt so sorry and sad for Anna that she was trying to do better and be better but the bullies kept putting her down.
I loved the ending! I honestly thought it was perfect and I wouldn’t have changed a thing! On another note, I need to comment on the cover and state how perfect for the book it really is!
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NightlyReading will be hosting a Read Along of The Maze Runner Series!!
I am so excited since I had seen the movie but have not read the books as of yet. I really want to see how the book compares to the movie which I thought was fantastic!!
We will be starting off with the first book in the series for the month of July, The Maze Runner. The schedule will be as follows:
July 1st- Discuss Chapters 1-13
July 8th-Discuss Chapters 13-26
July 15th-Discuss Chapters 26-39
July 22nd-Discuss Chapters 39-52
July 29th-Discuss Chapters 52-Epilogue
If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.
Review copies for the Read Along were given by the publisher in exchange of an honest review.
We are still getting to know the other kids in the glade and kind of getting use to being here. Thomas gets to see what happens when someone gets cast out and that was a little tough to read:( There is NO WAY that I would be able to stand by and let that happen especially if they started crying!
Now the book seems to be getting really interesting! Thomas risks his life to save Albi and he is finally being noticed as something other than a “Greenie”.
The end of Chapter 26 kind of left me on a tad bit of a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to start on Chapter 27!
Leave a comment and let me know what you thought about this week’s reading??
WOW is a weekly meme where we showcase which upcoming titles we are most excited for.
This week’s WOW is:
The Unforgiven by Lauren Kate
To be released on November 10, 2015 by Delacorte Press
It’s the book FALLEN fans have been waiting for: Cam’s story, the brooding, bad-boy dark angel readers love.
High school can be hell.
Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes.
Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails…there’s a special place in Hell just for him.
Spread your wings and cry as bad boy dark angel Cam finally reveals his anguished heart in the epic new FALLEN novel, UNFORGIVEN.
I really enjoyed the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I know it had some mixed reviews and I loved the whole series so I am extremely excited to be getting this fifth book!!!