Eliza and Her Monsters By Francesca Zappia [Review]

Eliza and Her Monsters RELEASE DATE: May 30th 2017
AUTHOR:
Francesca Zappia
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance
PUBLISHER: 
Greenwillow Books
SUMMARY:  

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. 

Continue reading

Amnesia (Amnesia #1) By Cambria Hebert [Review]

Amnesia (Amnesia Duet, #1) RELEASE DATE: June 10th 2017
AUTHORS:
Cambria Hebert
GENRE:
New-Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  
Cambria Hebert, LLC
SUMMARY: 
I washed ashore in a little lake town. 
A place where everyone knows everyone, yet… 
No one knows me. 
I don’t know me. 
If a woman doesn’t know her own name, does she really exist? 
I don’t know my natural hair color, my birthdate, or where I live. 
I am invisible. 
To everyone, to everything, even to myself. 
Except to him. 
I see the recognition deep in his stare, the way it lingers on my face as if I’m a puzzle he’s desperate to put together. 
I just want answers, the truth… knowledge. 
His lips are sealed. Still, his eyes beguile me.  Continue reading

Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back #1) By A.V. Geiger [Review]

Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back, #1) RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2017
AUTHOR:
A.V. Geiger
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Thriller, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Sourcebooks Fire
SUMMARY:
Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murder at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn… Continue reading

When It’s Real by Erin Watt [Review]

When It's RealRELEASE DATE:  May 30, 2017
AUTHOR: Erin Watt
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance
PUBLISHER: 
Harlequin Teen

SUMMARY:

Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths. 

There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinaryContinue reading

A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) By Ginger Scott [Review]

A Girl Like Me (Like Us, #2)RELEASE DATE:  May 26th 2017
AUTHOR: Ginger Scott
GENRE: New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance
PUBLISHER: 
Ginger Scott
SUMMARY: I’m not supposed to be here.

Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s stood between me and my final breath.

I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving.

This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed.

Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I shouldn’t. Continue reading

Burn Before Reading By Sara Wolf [Review]

Burn Before ReadingRELEASE DATE:  May 18th 2017
AUTHOR: Sara Wolf 
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary,  Romance.
SUMMARY: 
A girl meets a wolf.

And a wolf meets his match.

Beatrix Cruz – Bee for short – has exactly one goal; kick her dad’s severe depression in the ass. She’s got a foolproof plan;

1. Get into the elite high school Lakecrest Preparatory on a scholarship

2. Study like crazy

3. Graduate into NYU and become a shrink

Nothing can stand in her way – not even Lakecrest’s rich, hot, and notorious Blackthorn brothers. Not Fitz Blackthorn, with his flirting and his elite computer hacking, not Burn Blackthorn, with his intimidating height and emotionless face, and certainly not sinfully handsome Wolf Blackthorn, who hands out ‘red cards’ to students who displease him, and expels the ones who keep doing it.

Continue reading

The Love Interest By Cale Dietrich [Review]

The Love InterestRELEASE DATE:  May 16th 2017
AUTHOR: Cale Dietrich
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary, GLBT, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Feiwel & Friends
SUMMARY:
There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die. Continue reading

180 Seconds By Jessica Park [Review]

180 Seconds RELEASE DATE:  April 25th 2017
AUTHOR: Jessica Park
GENRE: New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Skyscape
SUMMARY: 

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…

After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome. Continue reading

Ninja Girl By Cookie O’Gorman [Review]

Ninja GirlRELEASE DATE:  March 30th 2017
AUTHOR: Cookie O’Gorman
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
SUMMARY: 

Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But when Girls Night rolls around, Snow decides to prove to her friends (and herself) that she’s not just some boring tomboy. Impulsively, she kisses a hot stranger and even manages to escape his two security guards.

One stolen kiss…

Ash Stryker’s senior year sucks. His politician father pulled him out of Chariot High, separating him from his championship-winning soccer team. Now he’s stuck at a prissy private school with no friends, no team and no chance of being scouted. Continue reading

Alex, Approximately By Jenn Bennett [Review]

Alex, ApproximatelyRELEASE DATE:  April 4th 2017
AUTHORS: Jenn Bennett
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse
SUMMARY:
The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter. Continue reading