Cover Reveal: Aria & Ethan


Aria & Ethan by Kad Rayan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 25th 2016

 

Summary: 

Aria is booktarian (a person who reads a lot of books). She’s pursuing her dream of becoming a writer. 

 

But life can change in an instant. 

 

A car accident… Paralysis… What to do when your life comes crashing down? 

 

The main storyline is the relationship between Aria and Ethan her ex-boyfriend, leader of a rock band and still in love with her. Ethan’s dedication and love never fails to inspire her. 

 

But do you believe you can help someone who doesn’t want to be helped? 

 

This book is about hope and love. 

 

But do you think first true love can make miracles? 

 

A contemporary love story. An Ode to Life. A life lesson. 

 

“He held her hand and began speaking; “I was an idiot all those years ago when I refused to move in with you. Aria, I was scared of the commitment but I’m not scared anymore.””

 

About the Author

Kad Rayan writes YA books to convey emotions and give readers a tool to increase their experience of life. He’s a big fan of One Tree Hill TV show. That’s why his stories are set in the fictional small town of Graseen Ville, North Carolina.
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My Top 6 YA Tearjerkers 

Hey! I have made a list of my favorite tear jerking young adult novels. So here is a list of books to read whether your sad yourself or you just need to have a good cry. (Is that weird? Sometimes I just need to have a good a cry. Oh well, we can be weird together!) 

~Rose xo

The Fault in Our Stars

By John Green

One of my favorite books and movies! Definitely a perfect read if you want/need to have a good cry. Though, I am still not sure if I should hate John Green because of the ending. Hm. 

The Way I Used to Be

By Amber Smith

This book was jaw dropping. It brought me speechless and in tears. A true eye opener to the horror of sexual assault, but may not be appropriate for those who find this kind of theme disturbing as there are multiple descriptive, haunting flashbacks throughout the novel. 

Thirteen Reasons Why

By Jay Asher

I read this book when I was younger, and it has since left a mark on me. I remember as I was reading I kept thinking about my sister’s best friend who had committed suicide a few years before. She committed suicide when I was 7, so I never really felt that I was as deeply impacted as my sister and her friends. But while reading the book it definitely brought the reality of suicide and left me to rethink of that tragic time. 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky

Me Before You

By Jojo Moyes

I just saw the movie and I have to say it was AMAZING! Just like when I was reading the book, I was an absolute mess. There was lots of snot, tears, and tissues. I know, scary. Don’t even get me started on my crying face. Now, that is SCARY.

Everything, Everything

By Nicola Yoon

 

Book Review: Finding Me


Finding Me

Brooklyn Taylor

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Summary:

Elise Riley is a normal girl with a terrible mother. Elise has been told by her mother that she was worthless. Elise has been blamed by her mom for her father’s death. She has been verbally beaten by her own mother. Thad, her brother, is the reason she continues to live her life. Thad is always favorited by their mom, but he always supported and stood up for Elise. After Elise is raped by one of her friends, she is sent away to Humble, Texas by her mother. Still hesitant around boys, Elise meets Ford. Ford is the best football player in Humble High, but he doesn’t want to play. Since a kid, Ford has been pushed to his physical and mental ability by his father. Ford would rather not be in the spotlight and stay at home. After seeing Elise at her uncle’s barn, Ford is instantly attracted to her. He has never felt this way toward a girl. Elise is broken and has built a wall around herself. But Ford is willing to break that wall.
Rating: 5 out of 5

*SPOILERS IN REVIEW*

Finding Me documents a girl and her story of building trust and self worth. Elise is an amazing character with a heart shattering story. And while reading I fell in love with her and her strength. 

In the novel, there is a big message of the power of love through Elise and her brother Thad’s relationship. Thad was the reason Elise never gave up. He helped her and supported her when she needed it. When he died, I balled my eyes out. It truly broke my heart, but it was sweet how even though Thad wasn’t there, he still gave her the strength to go on and to love. 

Elise and Ford’s stories were an amazing representation of teenagers finding themselves and fighting for their choices. 

It was inspiring to watch Elise evolve from a victim to a survivor, and to see her love for Ford flourish. I highly recommend this book.
~ Rose xo

Review: Hungry


Hungry

H.A. Swain

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Summary:

In a community where food doesn’t exist, Thalia Apple discovers a whole new world filled with flavors with the help of her new friend, Basil. Thalia, a privileged girl from the loops, and Basil,a poor and troubled teen, must work together to save everyone from the government and to bring back food. In this teen dystopian romance, Thalia must fight against her own family and government in order to defend her, Basil, and the existence of food. Follow Thalia in this adventure full of survival, sacrifice, and love.

Rating: 2 out of 5

This book was a fun read, but honestly I found myself only being hooked at some parts of the book. I was easily able to put down the book at some parts of the plot. So, overall if you want a book that you want to read over a longer period, this book I would recommend. The story was interesting, although I feel the plot wasn’t strong enough to keep me hooked throughout the novel.  

Perfect read if you want:

  • Dystopian
  • Teen rebellion
  • Romance

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Books I’m Excited to Read this Summer

Hey!

Below I have listed the top books I am excited to read this summer! Hope you enjoy!

~Rose xo

Under the Lights

Author: Abbi Glines

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Release Date: August 23, 2016

Asking For It

Author: Louise O’Neill

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When We Collided

Author: Emery Lord

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Not If I See You First

Author: Eric Lindstrom

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Legend

Author: Marie Lu

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Girl Against the Universe 

Author: Paula Stokes

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Review: You Before Anyone Else


You Before Anyone ElseJulie Cross Mark Pernini

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Available for purchase on August 2, 2016

Summary:

The good girl Finley is dealing with being a model in New York City. At a party she ended up having a one night stand with mysterious and new model Eddie. Eddie recently dropped out of Princeton, so he is in New York hiding from his cruel, wealthy family. Finley knows she needs to stay focused on her dream to reopen her mom’s dance studio, but she can’t with Eddie. Finley knows he is trouble, but she is having trouble denying the butterflies he gives her. Will Finley be dragged down by Eddie’s problems? Or will their love spark a new part of each other?

Rating: 3 out of 5
You Before Anyone Else started off confusing, as the book description didn’t really give much detail to the plot and the characters. But once you get in the storyline, you get more involved with the novel. *SPOILER ALERT* I have to admit though, I really was hoping that Mason (Eddie’s son) wasn’t his, as I didn’t like how Mason was affecting Finley and Eddie’s relationship. I especially for some reason didn’t like Caroline (Mason’s mom) and how Eddie and Caroline continued their friendship. That’s just my opinion. *END OF SPOILER* I wasn’t 100% happy about how the story turned out, but it is what it is. Overall, the authors did a good job keeping me interested in the book. I would recommend this book to someone who wants an easy, long story. 
~Rose xo

Review: One Paris Summer


One Paris Summer

Denise Grover Swank

Available for purchase on June 7th, 2016

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Summary:

Sophie and her brother, Eric, travel to Paris to stay with their father for the summer. Still stubborn on her father abandoning her, Sophie only agreed to go if she would be able to practice for her piano scholarship. In Paris was her dad with his new wife and his stepdaughter, Camille. Camille automatically targets Sophie and messing her by abandoning her multiple times in Paris and teasing her about her fear of tight spaces. But Sophie soon meets her silver lining. Mathieu. He is handsome, smart, sweet, and funny. A plus, he has a real piano that Sophie can practice on. After many practices, their relationship begins to blossom. Will Sophie be able to handle her estranged father, evil step sister, overprotective brother, and her new romance with Mathieu? Well, it is safe to say this is One Paris Summer Sophie will never forget.

Review:

Rating

5 out of 5
One Paris Summer is probably now one of my favorite reads this spring! Denise Grover Swank flawlessly took me through Sophie’s adventure. You effortlessly flow through the story, while getting caught in plot twists that will surprise you. I applaud her in her decision in having the characters involved in realistic situations and then having relatable reactions, this help me connect with the other characters in their develop throughout the novel. I very much enjoyed One Paris Summer, and I am very excited to read more from Denise Grover Swank.
~Rose xo

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Book Giveaway!

“His smile is a crime.

Emerson May is ‘the good girl.’ She’s the perfect daughter, the caring friend, the animal shelter volunteer. But when her best friend’s brother breaks into her room, his hands covered in blood, she doesn’t scream or call the cops. Because when Deacon smiles at her, Emmie doesn’t want to be good…

The whole town believes notorious troublemaker Deacon is guilty of assaulting his father. Only Emmie knows a secret that could set him free. But if she follows her heart, she could be trusting a killer…
You can’t always trust the boy next door.” -Description from Amazon
You can win an used (but in great condition) paperback copy of “My Secret to Tell” by Natalie D. Richards! 

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~Rose

  YABookGuru