Genre: Young Adult

Week in Review (94)

Posted July 16, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 2 Comments

A few things happened last week that really knocked me on my ass. My workload has since tripled since my boss has been on vacation so I’ve been really busy and stressed over some work-related things and then as I was getting ready for work on Tuesday, my brother called me to tell me that one of our close friends died and it was sudden, unexpected and I’ve been thrown for a loop. So I’ve been dealing with that and trying to be there for my friends and it’s just been a hard week all around. I did manage to lose myself in books so I’m happy about that.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
Week in Review (94)P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2
Also in this series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Published by Simon & Schuster, Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers on May 26, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Point of View: First Person
Pages: 337
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

It’s been an odd week. After the news that my friend David had passed on, I’ve been in a funky mood. I don’t want to go out, I don’t want to be around people but I did want to read. So I did. I was supposed to start A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole and while I still have plans to read it, I started my buddy review book To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han and I just kept right on reading the books. I finished To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before yesterday and immediately jumped into this one. So far, I’m really enjoying it and I’m really loving Peter Kavinsky. Gah, what an adorable book boyfriend. I love him.

What I Read

The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely | 4 out of 5
Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison | 3 out of 5
Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan | 3.25 out of 5
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the week goes to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I just thought it was the cutest story and I’m super stoked about the movie coming out next month.

My least favorite book is probabaly the Beth Harbison book because it was super slow and not at all what I was expecting or wanted. Oh well.

What I Reviewed

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | 4 out of 5
I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5
Sea Swept by Nora Roberts | 4.25 out of 5

What I Posted

Week in Review (93)
Can’t Wait Wednesday: Down with Love by Kate Meader

What I Got

Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau
Mr. Hotshot CEO by Jackie Lau

What I Got for Review

No new books for review this week. I still haven’t checked anything or requested anything. Maybe next week.

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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Week in Review (91)

Posted June 25, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 2 Comments

It was another quiet week for me. I hung out with my bestie and my family, read some books, my nook tablet 7 was delivered and that thing isn’t my favorite tablet (too slow) but for $30, it’s not that bad though it’s not great either. *shrugs* I also attended a baby shower and a beach wedding, I was happy because we didn’t play any of those cheesy baby shower games that I hate and there was a taco lady so I ate all of the tacos. Yum. It was really good to see family that moved to Utah as just last summer, we were all together celebrating our kids graduating high school together. 🙁

Did you guys see the trailer for the movie adaptation of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before? This trailer was my favorite thing that happened this week. The casting (especially the love interest casting), the movie itself, it all looks so good and I’m ever so hopeful that Netflix will deliver something way better than Passionflix has been putting out this year. Woo hoo!!

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
Week in Review (91)The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young
Published by Harlequin, Harlequin Teen on June 26, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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I am Comet Caldwell.

And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name.

People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.

But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks she’s got the bad boy figured out. Until they’re thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comet’s ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowd—and none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate ways…or take a risk on something extraordinary.

I’m starting this book today and I’m low key excited to jump in because it sounds like such a good book. I enjoyed Samantha Young’s other YA book so I’m hopeful that this one will be another fabulous read. Wish me luck!

What I Read

More than Words by Mia Sheridan | DNF
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews | 5 out of 5
Wicked and the Wallflower (Bareknuckled Bastards #1) by Sarah MacLean | 4.25 out of 5
One Small Thing by Erin Watt | 3.75 out of 5

So last week, I started More than Friends and was having a hard time staying interested in it. I was hopeful that the story would pick up so I’m really bummed that it never did. I just, I don’t even know how to explain why I couldn’t get into it other than to say that the heroine was boring and I could not connect with the love interest at all. I just..couldn’t so I put it down on Wednesday and moved on.

I read Burn for You for my book club tonight and I’m super excited to discuss this book with my book club because they better love this choice because I chose it..haha.

I also read Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean and it’s the first book of MacLean’s newest historical romance series, the Bareknuckled Bastards series. It was good stuff. I’m looking forward to the next one for sure.

I finished up my reading week with One Small Thing by Erin Watt and finished that in one sitting. I stayed mad at so many people in the book, but I completely adored Chase so I kept reading to see how things got better and they did so I’m glad. I loved how firm the ending was. There wasn’t any of that make your own ending crap that we usually get from YA’s. I hate those.

Book Boyfriend of the Week

Wes Garrett
The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren

What I Reviewed

Burn for You (Slow Burn #1) by J.T. Geissinger | 4 out of 5
Set it Up (2018) | 4.25 out of 5
The One You Can’t Get Away (The Ones that Got Away #2) by Roni Loren | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

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Cover Reveal: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

What I Got

Bro Code by Kendall Ryan
Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan
Consolation (Salvation Series #3) by Corinne Michaels
Floored by Ainslie Paton
The Love Experiment (Stubborn Hearts #1) by Ainslie Paton

What I Got for Review

Hard Sell (21 Wall Street #2) by Lauren Layne
The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

This is me right now because I’ve got another Lauren Layne book to read…

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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Cover Reveal: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

Posted June 21, 2018 by Rowena in Promotions | 0 Comments

When this cover reveal came across my eyes while checking my email, I had no idea that McGarry was even coming out with a new book so I signed up because I’m all about trying new Katie McGarry books. I have read and enjoyed McGarry plenty of times before so seriously, sign me up!

Check it out.

Cover Reveal: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarryOnly a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
Published by Macmillan, Tor Teen on January 22, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 368

Jesse dreams of working the land that’s been in his family forever. But he’s cursed to lose everything he loves most.

Scarlett is desperate to escape her “charmed” life. But leaving a small town is easier said than done.

Despite their history of heartbreak, when Jesse sees a way they can work together to each get what they want, Scarlett can’t say no. Each midnight meeting between Jesse and Scarlett will push them to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other.

"A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love." —New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins, on Only a Breath Apart

“Gritty and real, Only a Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce.”—Kristen Simmons, critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series

Ooh, this sounds like a super cute read and I’m so here for it. Midnight meetings? Yes, please. I like farm boys and rich girls who fall in love and Katie McGarry has completely won me over before so I have every faith that this book will be a good one.

I’m also digging the book cover. The font, the picture, the couple in the picture, it all works for me and I think cute contemporary YA so I’m happy about it.

This is me right now:

I will so be ready for January 22, 2019. Mark your calendars!

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About the Author

Katie McGarry

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Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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