Always Never Yours By Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka [Review]

Always Never YoursRELEASE DATE: May 22nd, 2018
AUTHORS: 
Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Penguin Books 
SUMMARY:
Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are. and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. No–a disaster. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script. Continue reading

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Trick (Foolish Kingdoms #1) By Natalia Jaster [Review]

TrickRELEASE DATE: November 27th, 2017
AUTHOR: 
 Natalia Jaster
GENRE:
New-Adult, Fantasy, Romance. 
SUMMARY:

There is a rule amongst his kind: A jester doesn’t lie.

In the Kingdom of Spring, Poet is renowned. He’s young and pretty, a lover of men and women. He performs for the court, kisses like a scoundrel, and mocks with a silver tongue.

Yet allow him this: It’s only the most cunning, most manipulative soul who can play the fool.

For Poet guards a secret.

One the Crown would shackle him for. One that he’ll risk everything to protect.

Alas, it will take more than clever words to deceive Princess Briar.

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Headmaster By Jaimie Roberts [Review]

HEADMASTERRELEASE DATE: May 17th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Jaimie Roberts
GENRE:
New-Adult,  Contemporary, Romance. 
SUMMARY: 
At one time, I had truly believed that I’d experienced enough drama in my life.
Clearly, I’d been wrong.
It all began the night before I was due to start my final year of school—the night of my eighteenth birthday. Since I had been considered “missing” for three years, I had failed to finish off the last year of my education. This was why I needed to let loose a little. I was turning eighteen and was finally legal to drink, so, why not? The next morning, I would be going to school with a bunch of ladies three years younger than I was. Even if it was for no other reason, I felt this entitled me to have a little fun.The night started off well enough:
Girl meets boy. Girl gets dared to buy boy drink and kiss him within fifteen minutes of receiving said drink. Continue reading

Spies, Lies and Allies By Lisa Brown Roberts [Review]

Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love StoryRELEASE DATE: May 01st, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Lisa Brown Roberts
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Contemporary, Romance. 
PUBLISHER: 
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY: 

Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. I’ve got a job at my dad’s company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I’m supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for.

My boss is running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. Then there’s Carlos, who is, well, very distracting––in a good way. But I can’t even think about him like that because fraternizing on the job means instant disqualification for the intern involved. Continue reading

Glamour of Midnight By Casey L. Bond [Review]

Glamour of MidnightRELEASE DATE: April 5th 2018th, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Casey L. Bond
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Fantasy, Fae, Magic, Retellings.
SUMMARY:

Nineteen-year-old Karis has been blind since birth, but for some reason, she can see through the wall of smoke that separates the human lands from those of the Faeries that rule in grand courts on the other side. Most of the time, the only thing she can see on the other side of the wall is the swipe of a tail or the trailing of a bony hand along the surface. But one day, a handsome faerie appears and sweeps her away into his world—a world that is being ravaged by an evil so dark and deadly, she fears she may never see her home again.

Loftin is a bounty hunter and he has been searching for Karis since she went missing from the Court of Ash. Continue reading

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett [Review]

Starry EyesRELEASE DATE: April 3rd, 2018
AUTHORS: 
 Jenn Bennett
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance. 
PUBLISHER:
Simon Pulse
SUMMARY:

In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.

But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together. Continue reading

Ready Player One By Ernest Cline [Review]

Ready Player OneRELEASE DATE: April 05th, 2012
AUTHOR:
Ernest Cline
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Sci-fi, Adventure, fantasy.
PUBLISHER:
Arrow Books
SUMMARY:

It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. Continue reading

More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost #2) By Brigid Kemmerer [Review]

More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost, #2)RELEASE DATE: March 06th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Brigid Kemmerer
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury Children’s
SUMMARY:

Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid. Continue reading

Pacifica By Kristen Simmons [Review]

PacificaRELEASE DATE: March 06th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Kristen Simmons
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Dystopia, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:
Tor Teen
SUMMARY:

Marin is cosario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him. Sailing the ocean to chase adventure is in her blood. But these days no one cares that the island town her people call home is named after her grandfather. They have a new leader, one who promises an end to their hunger – and one who thinks that girls are meant for the kitchen or the brothel. Marin knows she’s meant for more than that, and with the sudden influx of weapons on the island, and rumors of a pending deal with the enemy oil nation in her wake, she knows a big score to gain the council’s favor is the only way to save her people, and herself. Continue reading

A Kiss in the Dark By Gina Ciocca [Review]

A Kiss in the DarkRELEASE DATE: March 06th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Gina Ciocca
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Simon Pulse
SUMMARY:

After being kissed by a mystery guy when the lights go out during a football game, Macy is determined to figure out which of three possible boys is the culprit in this funny, poignant, and achingly romantic novel from the author of Last Year’s Mistake.

When the lights go out at a Georgia high school football game, senior Macy Atwood finds herself in the arms of a boy who kisses her senseless—but he’s gone by the time the lights come back on. All she knows is that there was something special—and oddly familiar—about her mystery kisser. Continue reading