Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief By Rosie Somers [ARC Review]

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief RELEASE DATE: August 7th 2017
AUTHOR:
Rosie Somers
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY:

Most sixteen-year-olds shouldn’t know where museums keep their rarest jewels (the basement) and they really shouldn’t know that vans make the worst getaway cars. But for Marisol Flores, a life of jewel thievery is a birthright handed down from generation to generation, even if she didn’t ask for it. So when a rival thief targets Mari and her mother, Mari’s more than happy to flee to the anonymity of bustling New York City.

Blending in is a dream come true for Mari, but keeping her former thieving ways a secret gets way more complicated when handsome Will Campbell sets his sights on her. 

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Right Text Wrong Number (Offsides #1) By Natalie Decker [Review]

Right Text Wrong Number (Offsides Book 1) RELEASE DATE: July 11th 2017 
AUTHOR:
Natalie Decker
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.  
PUBLISHER: 
Swoon Romance
SUMMARY: 

High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worthy of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date.

But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code. Continue reading

Trust By Kylie Scott [Review]

Trust RELEASE DATE: July 18th 2017 
AUTHOR:
Kylie Scott
GENRE:
New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.  
PUBLISHER: 
Kylie Scott
SUMMARY: 

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future. Continue reading

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. 

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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.

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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