The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

TDGoHHPages: 329

Goodreads Rating: 3.93 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Mystery

Publishing Date: August 25, 2015

Publisher: Point

Summary (Goodreads):

In this asylum, your mind plays tricks on you all the time…

Delia’s new house isn’t just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females—an insane asylum nicknamed “Hysteria Hall.” However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself.

But the house still wants to keep “troubled” girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia gets trapped.

And that’s when she learns that the house is also haunted.

Ghost girls wander the halls in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia finds that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, as well, harbors shocking truths within its walls—truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free.

But she’ll need to act quickly, before the house’s power overtakes everything she loves.

From master of suspense Katie Alender comes a riveting tale of twisted memories and betrayals, and the meaning of madness.

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Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie

KTSPages: 422

Goodreads Rating: 4.28 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date:  January 22, 2014

Publisher: Self-published (K.B. Ritchie)

Summary (Goodreads):

Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared.

Rose Calloway thought she had everything under control. At twenty-three, she’s a Princeton graduate, an Academic Bowl champion, a fashion designer and the daughter of a Fortune 500 mogul. But with a sex addict as a sister and roommate, nothing comes easy.

After accepting help from a producer, Rose agrees to have her life filmed for a reality television show. The Hollywood exec is her last chance to revive her struggling fashion line, and boundaries begin to blur as she’s forced to make nice with a man who always has his way.

Twenty-four-year-old Connor Cobalt is a guy who bulldozes weak men. He’s confident, smart-as-hell and lives with his equally ambitious girlfriend, Rose Calloway. Connor has to find a way to protect Rose without ruining the show. Or else the producer will get what Connor has always wanted—Rose’s virginity.

This New Adult Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, drugs, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males. Definitely for mature readers audiences only.

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That’s What HE Said Thursday (#3): 11 – 19 -2015

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That’s what He said Thursday is hosted by . In this meme, we get to post a favorite line from our favorite book boyfriends to their heroine. This is more of a dialogue kind of post and it’s not a physical description of the hero but a line spoken to their heroines. (for more information click here )

Crash Into YouFuck this. I’m standing here bleeding and she doesn’t give a damn.

“You can ignore me Rachel, and you can try to treat me as a friend, but none of that will erase the fact that I think about kissing you every second I’m awake and dream at night of my hands on your body. And it sure as hell won’t erase that I’m terrified by how much I like you.”

Isaiah Walker to Rachel Young | Crash Into You by Katie McGarry



Addicted for Now by Krista & Becca Ritchie

AfNPages: 488

Goodreads rating: 4.33 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: March 22, 2014 (First pub: 11/29/2013)

Publisher: Self-Published


Summary (Goodreads):

He’s addicted to booze. She’s addicted to sex… staying sober is only half the battle.

No. More. Sex.

Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.

Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.

They will torment Lily until Lo breaks.

And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.

No. More. Us.

New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Favorite Hunger Games Trilogy Moments

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This tag is created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. For the Goodreads Group: Top 5 Wednesday to check for every week’s topic. For this week’s topic: Favorite moments in the Hunger Games Trilogy. The end is near. Time flies by so fast and I’m not prepared to watch Mockingjay part 2 because it’s going to be an emotional ending. (If you know what I mean) I’m going to share with you my favorite scenes from The Hunger Games trilogy (book/movie)I’m not going to include much of Peeta-Katniss moments because those are obvious. (I’m forever Team Peeta!)


Katniss and Rue’s friendship (Hunger Games)

  • For a short period of time, Katniss formed a friendship and alliance with Rue of District 11. I love how these two worked together during the 74th Hunger Games. However, their bonding is an emotional moment to watch or read. SPOILER: Especially Rue’s death. I swear, I cried when Katniss sang this to Rue as she sleeps….forever. </3 It really broke my heart. So emotional.

Rue’s Lullaby (Hunger Games)

Deep in the meadow, under the willow
A bed of grass, a soft green pillow
Lay down your head, and close your sleepy eyes
And when you awake, the sun will rise.

Here it’s safe, here it’s warm
Here the daisies guard you from harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you.

Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
A cloak of leaves, A moonbeam ray,
Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
And when again it’s morning, they’ll wash away.

Here it’s safe, here it’s warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you.


Every Caesar Flickerman Interviews (Hunger Games & Catching Fire)

  • He always delivers the best interviews and coverage for the tributes. I am never bored when he has a scene. Caesar Flickerman’s smile is definitely contagious.

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Johanna Mason Elevator Scene (Catching Fire)

  • Who wouldn’t love the sassiest side character in THG? Johanna Mason from District 7 is simply beautiful and bold. Also snarky. I just barked with laughter while watching/reading this. Katniss’ face ftw! Jena Malone is superb! She and Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair) should have a movie together. My fave side characters should unite. Anyways, you can watch the elevator scene here


Katniss’ message to President Snow / Capitol (Mockingjay Part 1)

  • Rebellion on point. Jennifer Lawrence absolutely nailed Katniss’ character. She is just perfect for the role. When delivered her message  — Oh my God. SLAYED. HANDS DOWN. Such a powerful scene. The adrenaline rush and emotion is just there. Watch it here.


Mockingjay Dress (Catching Fire)

  • This is the most badass moment I’ve ever seen. I am beyond speechless of how stunning it is. CINNA IS THE BEST STYLIST EVER! 

What are your favorite Hunger Games moments? Feel free to share on the comments 🙂 


Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

HHHPages: 323

Goodreads Rating: 3.98 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy

Publishing Date: March 2, 2010

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Summary (Goodreads):

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father—an elusive European warlock—only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

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That’s What HE Said Thursday (#2): 11 – 12 – 2015

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That’s what He said Thursday is hosted by . In this meme, we get to post a favorite line from our favorite book boyfriends to their heroine. This is more of a dialogue kind of post and it’s not a physical description of the hero but a line spoken to their heroines. (for more information click here )TR

“What are a thousand cities to me if I am without you?”

“Are you certain?” she asked, returning his stare.

“If I lose you, I lose everything. You are the only goodness in my world.”

  • William York to Raven || The Raven by Sylvain Reynard


The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines

Vincent BroPages: 304

Goodreads Rating: 4.15 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: December 18, 2012 (first pub: 6/5/2012)

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Summary (Goodreads):

Getting a boy to fall head-over-heels in love with you isn’t easy. Especially when he’s been in love with your cousin for as long as you can remember.

Lana has lived her life in her cousin’s shadow. Ashton always made perfect grades, had tons of friends, and looks model-perfect. And she’s always had Sawyer Vincent—the only boy Lana’s ever wanted—wrapped around her finger. But now things are different. Lana has a chance to make Sawyer see her, and she’s taking it. If only he’d get over Ashton—because Lana is sick of second-best.

Sawyer’s heart is broken. He’s lost his best girl to his best friend. And then Lana comes to town. Ashton’s cousin has always been sweet and soft-spoken, but now she’s drop-dead gorgeous as well. Sawyer doesn’t know if Lana can heal his broken heart, but spending time with her might at least make Ashton jealous.

What starts as a carefree fling becomes a lusty game of seduction. Sawyer and Lana may have different motives, but their scintillating hookups are the same kind of steamy. . .

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Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

CBPages: 412

Goodreads Rating: 4.09 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

Publishing Date:  January 5th, 2010

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Summary (Goodreads):

Restless souls and empty hearts

Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe’s ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn’t Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can’t stop. He’s always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca’s ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they’re being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

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The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

VBPages: 259

Goodreads Rating: 4.0 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: October 30, 2012 (First Pub: 10/12/2011)

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Summary (Goodreads):

There was something wicked about Beau that drew me to him. What was wrong with me? Why did I want to sin so badly?

Ashton is getting tired of being good, of impressing her parents and playing ideal girlfriend to Sawyer Vincent. Sawyer is perfect, a regular Prince Charming, but when he leaves town for the summer, it’s his cousin Beau who catches Ashton’s eye. Beau is the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, and even though he’s dangerous, Ashton is drawn to him.

Beau loves his cousin like a brother, so the last thing he wants to do is make a move on Sawyer’s girl. Ashton is off-limits, absolutely. That’s why he does his best to keep his distance, even though he’s been in love with her forever. When Ashton wants to rekindle their childhood friendship in Sawyer’s absence, Beau knows he should say no.

Ashton and Beau don’t want to hurt Sawyer. But the more they try to stay away from each other, the more intense their urges become. It’s getting way too hard to resist…

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