#Review | If He Had Been With Me

June 3, 2014



If He had Been With Me
Author:  Laura Nowlin
Series: Standalone
Pages: 336
Publisher:  Sourcebooks
Release Date: April 1st, 2013
Source: I received this book from Sourcebooks for review.Thanks so much Source for letting me review this book.  


Summary: 
If he had been with me everything would have been different...

I wasn't with Finn on that August night. But I should've been. It was raining, of course. And he and Sylvie were arguing as he drove down the slick road. No one ever says what they were arguing about. Other people think it's not important. They do not know there is another story. The story that lurks between the facts. What they do not know—the cause of the argument—is crucial.

So let me tell you.



#Review | The Avery Shaw Experiment

March 22, 2014



The Avery Shaw Experiment
Author:  Kelly Oram
Pages: 278
Publisher: Bluefields
Release Date: May 4th,2013


When Avery Shaw’s heart is shattered by her life-long best friend, she chooses to deal with it the only way she knows how—scientifically. 

The state science fair is coming up and Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her experiment. She’s going to find the cure. By forcing herself to experience the seven stages of grief through a series of social tests, she believes she will be able to get over Aiden Kennedy and make herself ready to love again. But she can’t do this experiment alone, and her partner (ex partner!) is the one who broke her heart.

Avery finds the solution to her troubles in the form of Aiden’s older brother Grayson. The gorgeous womanizer is about to be kicked off the school basketball team for failing physics. He’s in need of a good tutor and some serious extra credit. But when Avery recruits the lovable Grayson to be her “objective outside observer,” she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for, because Grayson has a theory of his own: Avery doesn’t need to grieve. She needs to live. And if there’s one thing Grayson Kennedy is good at, it’s living life to the fullest



#Review | The Academy: Love Match

March 11, 2014



The Academy: Love Match
Author: Monica Seles
Series: The Academy
Pages: 224
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children
Release Date: February 25th,2014
Source: Received a copy via netgalley from Bloomsbury.  Thank you so much for allowing me to review this book!

Getting into The Academy is the easy part. Staying there takes more than just talent. After being betrayed by her rival and her boyfriend, Maya knows she needs to shrug off the drama and focus on her game. And after a strong showing in the semi-finals at a tennis competition, Maya seems pretty focused. Until that competition brings a new round of gossip, a modeling gig, and renewed feelings for . . . her ex?

And Maya’s not the only one with drama. Cleo just won her first big golf tournament, but the blogs are bashing her alternative style. Renee is smitten with the school’s newest soccer star, Diego. And the Reed brothers are being pitted against each other by their father, their love for Maya, and the press




#Review| Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

March 1, 2014



Ignite Me 
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me
Pages: 416 
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: February 4th,2014

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew - about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam - was wrong.









Feature & Follow| Perfect Endings

February 28, 2014



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This weeks question is.....

Change the plot. If you could, what book would you change the ending or a plot thread?  

The Last Academy by Anne Applegate

January 2, 2014

The Last Academy 
Anne Applegate

Series:Standalone
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher:  Point
Release Date: April 30th,2013
Source: Received a copy via netgalley from Point.
Thanks so much for letting me review this book!

  Summary:

What is this prep school preparing them for?

Camden Fisher arrives at boarding school haunted by a falling-out with her best friend back home. But the manicured grounds of Lethe Academy are like nothing Cam has ever known. There are gorgeous, preppy boys wielding tennis rackets, and circles of girls with secrets to spare. Only . . . something is not quite right. One of Cam's new friends mysteriously disappears, but the teachers don't seem too concerned. Cam wakes up to strangers in her room, who then melt into the night. She is suddenly plagued by odd memories, and senses there might be something dark and terrible brewing. But what? The answer will leave Cam—and readers—stunned and breathless, in this thrilling debut novel



Review:


The last academy has you guessing from the beginning and believing in things that will, by the end, blow your mind. With a unique ending that I never guessed would've happen.

The last academy is about fourteen year old girl named, Camden, who has a fight with her best friend and decides to go to a private academy in California. Leaving her ex-best friend behind, she arrives at the academy where she is met with her snotty, obnoxious, roommate Tamara, and makes two friends, on the first day, Nora and Jessie.  This seems like your normal boarding school, right? Wrong! Everyone is there for a reason. A reason you will soon find out ;) With a creepy guy following Camden around how will she ever make it, through her freshman year of high school?

Going into the academy I thought it was your average boarding school and Camden was going to go there make friends, fall in love and forget her old best friend even existed. However, this story turned out to go into the paranormal genre. I didn’t really expect it to go this way, but I kind of had a feeling it would. Camden just so happened to move to boarding school and I don’t find her as an un-relatable character or particularly whiny character, but she didn't really move me like some characters have done before either. I didn't really like they had the stereotypical bully as a roommate. Every time she was mean to Camden I just felt a little annoyed because in almost every boarding school book I read, there is a bully as a roommate and I’d just like to see a change in that. However, the other characters were all quite likeable and I very much enjoyed reading about them and them trying to solve this mystery.

As for the plot line, there were things I thought were great and well written and some things just missed the mark for me.  The one thing that really bothered me while reading this novel was that I read a chapter and moved on to the next one and once I started reading, I felt as a chapter of my book had been ripped out and I was looking at the following chapter.  It became quite confusing and frustrating at points to read because I wanted to know all the details. If I had read this book over the past few days I would have said that’s probably what is was because I would have  most likely went back to reading  and forgot some things. However, I read almost all of this in one day.   

On a brighter note, one thing I did rather enjoy was the ending of this book.  The ending was completely unexpected. This had to be the first time I was like wow I didn't even guess that this is what this book was going to end up being like, halfway through. Most of the time I make a guess and I’m right about some parts, but the ending was no where’s in my mind. It was so mind blowing you guys. It made me rethink the whole entire story and go back and say… Yeah I do see it now.

This book will be enjoyed by book lovers who love boarding school settings and a good paranormal read. I do encourage you to check out!


In the end, nothing’s as it seems and if you decide to check out this book, pay very close attention and see if you can guess the ending and if you've already read it be sure to leave a comment below and tell me what you thought of the ending or the booking in general. 



                     Gabby      

Waiting on Wednesday ( Kiera Cass Returns!)

January 1, 2014


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Breaking the SpineWaiting on Wednesday is to spotlight an anticipated upcoming release. 







 The One by Kiera Cass
May 6th, 2014


Summary:

The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.










Cover:  The cover was just released a little while ago and I think it is amazing and so pretty. It also matches all the other books pretty perfectly and I have that weird ocd where all my covers have to match so that makes me happy. The cover also makes me so excited cuz she's wearing white, but who will the guy be!?! (MAXON!)

Story line:  I've been following this story since The Selection came out and I am still in love! I am so excited for this story to finally,hopefully, have a happy conclusion I've been waiting forever it seems for the ending. 




What do you guys think about this cover and the story line? Do you agree or disagree with my thoughts? Let me know below!


                     Gabby  
 


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