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