Friday, July 29, 2016

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

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I received this e-galley for Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book will be released January 3rd. 2017. For more reviews on this book, visit Goodreads.com.

A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn't mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie's life. That includes taking her job... and her boyfriend. It's a huge risk — but it's just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.

This book was very suspenseful. You're constantly on the edge of your seat and wanting more. Hawthorn is a normal high school student who is a loner. She's interested in weird stuff and you can relate to her. I found her to be reckless, sarcastic and funny. Lizzie Lovett goes missing while out on a camping trip with her boyfriend. Lizzie is the popular girl in high school who was a senior when Hawthorn was a freshman. Lizzie dated Hawthorn's brother Rush. Hawthorn wants to solve this mystery and sticks herself right in the middle of the entire investigation. She gets a job at the place Lizzie worked and that's how she meets Lizzie's boyfriend, Lorenzo. That's where everything goes crazy.

This book ripped me open in a way I could never imagine. I found myself relating to Hawthorn and being so obsessed with all the characters in this book. Each of them has such a large role to play in this book and Chelsea definitely was able to pull it all together. She made me feel angry, scared, excited, disappointed and even content. This is unlike any book I've ever read. This is unique and exciting. This book is so gut wrenching but so amazing. I didn't realize how much this book had hit me emotionally until I finished it.

Monday, May 23, 2016

No Love Allowed

No Love Allowed
I received this from RT Book Lovers Convention on Teen Day. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was released April 19, 2016. You can find more reviews at Goodreads.com.

It's all fun and parties until someone falls in love in this modern fairy tale from author Kate Evangelista.

Caleb desperately needs a fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties for his father’s law firm with a pretty girl on his arm, or he gets shipped off to Yale to start a future he’s not ready for and isn’t sure he wants. And sadly, the last unattached girl in his social circle has just made the grievous mistake of falling in love with him. Fortunately, Didi, recently fired waitress and aspiring painter, is open to new experiences. As the summer ticks by in a whirl of lavish parties, there’s only one rule: They must not fall in love.

This story is one of those reads where you know any review you do will not do it justice. This is a very quick and easy read. The entire book was a rollercoaster and was nothing like I expected it to be. I think that Didi and Caleb's story will stick with you. The characters are funny and relatable. Didi is so down to earth and she's an artist. Caleb comes from a wealthy family and he has this whole plan but it isn't working out the way he'd hope. As the story progresses everything starts to make sense. The relationship that Caleb and Didi develop is very cute and slow. The whole book made me feel like I needed more with every page. It is a great read!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Defending Taylor

Defending Taylor
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book will be available July 5, 2016. Lookout for this book on Amazon and other book stores.
 
Captain of the soccer team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian: Taylor’s always pushed herself to be perfect. After all, that’s what is expected of a senator’s daughter. But one impulsive decision—one lie to cover for her boyfriend—and Taylor’s kicked out of private school. Everything she’s worked so hard for is gone, and now she’s starting over at Hundred Oaks High.

Soccer has always been Taylor’s escape from the pressures of school and family, but it’s hard to fit in and play on a team that used to be her rival. The only person who seems to understand all that she’s going through is her older brother’s best friend, Ezra. Taylor’s had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. But it’s hard to trust after having been betrayed. Will Taylor repeat her past mistakes or can she score a fresh start?
 
 
 
This book was a very cute and quick read. This book is a stand alone and it was very interesting. The main character, Taylor, is a very outgoing person but when she makes a mistake she ends up kicked out of private school. This obviously does not look very good to the voters since her dad is a senator and up for re-election. She ends up going to a regular high school and playing for a soccer team who is not very good but it's something right? She's obsessed with coffee so it shouldn't surprise the reader that she bumps into her crush in a coffee shop. This book is full of a lot of different twists and I felt that the whole story made you realize that you do not always follow the path set down for you. The whole book was very cute and I loved the main character. Her love interest was very interesting too. I felt that the author made the whole story come together very well after you discover what happened back then and the mistake that Taylor had made. I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I liked this book a lot!

Life and Death: Twilight reimagined

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I enjoyed this book a lot. It was nice to see that it wasn't the fact that Bella was a girl that made her weak it was the fact that she was human. So this book basically swapped genders and made Edward, Edythe and Bella, Beau. The book was basically the exact same as twilight until the end. I liked the characters because they're the same ones except the opposite gender. This is a very short review because there honestly isn't much to say in regards to this specific book. But, overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you liked Twilight. I would rate this book 3 out of 5 stars because I enjoyed the other version much better.