Don’t Date Rosa Santos By Nina Moreno [Review]

Don't Date Rosa SantosRELEASE DATE: May 14th 2019
AUTHOR:
Nina Moreno
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Contemporary, family, romance.
PUBLISHER:   Disney Hyperion
SUMMARY:

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea—at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

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Dual Reviews: Touch (Selfish Myths #1) By Natalia Jaster | Clouded By Envy By Candace Robinshon

Touch (Selfish Myths, #1)RELEASE DATE: May 24th 2018
AUTHOR:
Natalia Jaster
GENRE:
    New-Adult, Paranormal, Retellings, Mythology, Romance.
PUBLISHER:   Natalia Jaster
SUMMARY:

Could you sacrifice the person you love to save your world? 

Love is an immortal bad girl. With a mischievous smirk and a strike of her arrow, she pins human hearts together.But Love has never loved. Not until she wreaks havoc in a frostbitten forest, hunting for the perfect mortal amusement.
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Call It What You Want By Brigid Kemmerer [Review]

Call It What You WantRELEASE DATE: June 25th 2019
AUTHOR:
Brigid Kemmerer
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:   Bloomsbury YA
SUMMARY:

When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care.

Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle. Continue reading

The Candle and the Flame By Nafiza Azad [Review]

The Candle and the FlameRELEASE DATE: May 14th  2019
AUTHOR:
Nafiza Azad
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic

SUMMARY :

Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population — except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar. Continue reading

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) By Helen Hoang [Review]

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2)RELEASE DATE: May 07th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Helen Hoang
GENRE:
    Adult, Contemporary, Romnce.
PUBLISHER:  Berkley
SUMMARY:

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions — like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better— that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.
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Last of Her Name By Jessica Khoury [Review]

Last of Her NameRELEASE DATE: February 26th 2019
AUTHOR:
Jessica Khoury
GENRE:
   Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi.
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic Inc.
SUMMARY:

Sixteen years ago, rebellion swept the galaxy known as the Belt of Jewels. Every member of the royal family was murdered–down to their youngest child, Princess Anya–and the Union government rose in its place. But Stacia doesn’t think much about politics. She spends her days half-wild, rambling her father’s vineyard with her closest friends, Clio and Pol. Continue reading

Fake It Till You Break It By Jenn P. Nguyen [Review]

Fake It Till You Break ItRELEASE DATE: May 28th 2019
AUTHOR:
Jenn P. Nguyen
GENRE:
   Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Swoon Reads

SUMMARY :

Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together. Continue reading

The Unhoneymooners By Christina Lauren [Review]

The UnhoneymoonersRELEASE DATE: May 14th, 2019
AUTHOR:
 Christina Lauren
GENRE:
 Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Gallery Books

SUMMARY :

Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. Continue reading

Serious Moonlight By Jenn Bennett [Review]

Serious Moonlight RELEASE DATE: April 16th 2019
AUTHOR:
 Jenn Bennett
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:  Simon Pulse

SUMMARY :

Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel. Continue reading

Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) By L.J. Shen [Review]

Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1)RELEASE DATE: December 27th 2016
AUTHOR:
 L.J. Shen
GENRE:
Adult,  Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: L.J.Shen

SUMMARY :

Emilia

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Continue reading