Everafter by Elizabeth Chandler

EA.jpgPages: 288

Goodreads Rating: 3.88 / 5 stars

My Rating: 2 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Mystery

Publication Date: March 19, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Summary (Goodreads):

The sweeping saga of Ivy and Tristan comes to a breathtaking conclusion in this final book of the all-new arc in the New York Times bestselling Kissed by an Angel series.

It seems the odds are forever against Ivy and her fallen angel. Tristan is still trapped in the body of an accused murderer, and as the two star-crossed lovers try to clear his name, they must battle the dark forces that would keep them apart and destroy them both. The danger is especially great for Tristan since, as a fallen angel, death would mean losing his soul. It’s up to Ivy to save the one she loves and, hopefully, find a way for the two of them to be together…for all eternity.

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Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

HB.jpgPages: 448

Goodreads Rating: 4.20 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Publishing Date: February 23 2016

Publisher: Atria/ Emily  Bestler Books

Summary (Goodreads):

In the compulsively readable follow-up to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls “the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman.”

Hidden Bodies marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit.

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.

In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: truelove. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice…

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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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Pinay Bookaholic Recommends: Young Adult Books (#1)

Hello everyone! So today I’ll be recommending Young Adult books. These are the YA books that I loved and I just want to share it to you guys. It’s quite challenging since YA have varieties. It can be a contemporary romance, paranormal, dystopia, post apocalyptic, Realistic Fiction etc.. 🙂 Here are some of my YA recommendations.

Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler

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angelic romantic suspense trilogy in one volume!

“Kissed by an Angel”: Ivy and Tristan have the love of a lifetime–until Tristan dies in a car accident. Now Tristan returns as an angel, but Ivy is unable to feel his presence.

“The Power of Love”: Tristan has learned that the person responsible for the car crash is after Ivy. Can he cross the boundaries of life anddeath to warn Ivy that she is in trouble?

“Soulmates”: Tristan must rescue Ivy, but if he does so his mission will be finished and he will have to leave his true love forever.

Why read this book?

  • This is a paranormal romance book with a touch of mystery. I simply adore its story and if you are into Ghostly Angel books, you might like this. It’s romantic, touching and a tear jerker. So, grab some tissues. The writing style is great and easy to read. The mystery part is also good by the way.   (You can read my short review here )

What other readers thought of it?

  • “Kissed By An Angel is a good read for all of you who jump into the mysteries, murders, and somewhat magical events, kind of book….. It is full of twists that will make you never want to put it down. This book was very well written.” (Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ] via Goodreads)
  • “An amazing mix of a heartwarming story which could make you cry with a punch of intrigue and suspense would be the definition of this book.” (Ritu via Goodreads)

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

PCA fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

Why read this book?

  • It’s one addictive contemporary romance and I ended up binge reading the trilogy (or I believe there’s a 4th book in this. YES). If you are looking for a book with a bad boy in it or if you enjoyed Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, I’m highly recommending this one.  (You can read my review here)

What other readers thought of it?

  • “A fantastic contemporary romance! I loved the relationship between Brittany and Alex, but I especially loved that the story wasn’t JUST about their romance–they each had their own conflicts and struggles in life. I thought they were both really well-developed characters, and I couldn’t help but root for them to get together.” (Kat O’Keeffe via Goodreads)
  • “ELECTRIC. DELICIOUS. TEMPTING.” (Maria via Goodreads)

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

FLIPPEDThe first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.” But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her than meets the eye, she’s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed.

This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny new voices. Wendelin Van Draanen is at her best here with a knockout cast of quirky characters and a hilarious series of misunderstandings and missed opportunities. But underlying the humor are two teens in transition. They are each learning to look beyond the surface of people, both figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and who they want to be with.

Why read this book?

  • You are probably sick of me blabbering this book over and over again. This is one of those underrated books that deserved better recognition than ever. Flipped, in my opinion is the true essence of YA Contemporary Romance. It’s so cute, realistic and adorable. How effortless it is to give me butterflies. Did you know I’ve watched the movie first before reading it? YEP. That’s how I discovered it’s based from a novel. Still, I loved them both. If you haven’t read this? You are missing out the good one. (You can read my review here

What other readers thought of it?

  • “This is the type of the book I’ll never get tired reading over and over again.” (Kristine via Goodreads)
  • “Flipped is really a heartwarming story about growing up and the cuteness and wholesomeness of young love.” (Karla from Reads and Thoughts )

Have you read these books? Feel free to comment and you can also leave your YA recommendations. 🙂

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You by Caroline Kepnes

20821614Pages: 422

Goodreads rating: 3.79 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Publishing Date: September 25, 2014

Publisher: Atria / Emily Bestler Books

Summary (Goodreads):

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

TGOTTPages: 336

Goodreads rating: 3.85 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Publishing Date: January 13, 2015

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Summary (Goodreads):

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

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