Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

hgaeibPages: 246

Goodreads Rating: 3.62 / 5 stars

My Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: September 1st 2015

Publisher: Poppy

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On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.

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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

TDDOEFPages: 304

Goodreads Rating: 4.12 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5  stars

Genre: Young Adult, Historical fiction, Gothic, Horror, Retelling

Publication Date: September 25th 2018

Publisher: Delacorte Press

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Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.

But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.

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Freebie Book Blitz: Betwixters: Once Upon A Time by Laura Cantu

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Author: Laura Cantu

Genre: Fantasy / Middle Grade / YA

Publisher: Winter Wolf Press

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A mysterious forest near the cozy town of Herogate, England is more than what it seems. The gnarled trees appear to breathe, gloomy storms follow you around, and prowling shadows come to life before your very eyes. Referred to as The Dark Wood by the townsfolk, the forest is guarded by a strange old man and creatures not of this world. Even the locals never set foot in the bewitched woodlands, and trespassers have a way of turning up dead.

When Noah Walters moves to town with his parents, his father—a contractor working on a top-secret project for a private security firm—makes Noah promise to never enter those woods; but he doesn’t know that Fate has other plans.

Noah and his new best friends, Ethan and Skye, are chased into The Dark Wood by Grucker, a schoolyard bully, and their lives are changed forever. They are forced into the heart of the forest, where they discover a lost fairy who needs their help to find her way back home before it’s too late.

Join Noah and his friends on a magical adventure as they race against time and plunge headfirst into the unknown. They are challenged with secrets to keep, a dangerous mission to accomplish, and a test of courage that will bring them face-to-face with magical creatures they thought only existed in fairy tales.

This is more than a tale of discovery, mystery, and excitement; it’s an epic adventure that will usher you into a world where magic is in the air, in the trees, and in every heart.

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Laura C. Cantu has enjoyed many careers. As a professional dancer, Laura won six national titles and placed fourth in the Professional Argentine Tango World Championships. Her artwork has toured the world, and her first novel won a Goodreads’ book of the month award.

To top it off, Laura earned her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in 2012 and has been invited to work with some of the most respected and gifted healers in the world.

Currently working on the Wanderer’s Handbook and The Vathylite Realms series, Laura is harnessing and focusing her creative energies to craft engaging materials that are designed to bring joy, inspiration, awareness, and empowerment to all who read them. With future books pending release, she continues to dance as a hobby, study energetics and wellness, and explore the mysteries of life.

Laura also enjoys drawing and creating 3D art and animations, graphic design, hiking, meditating, creating new projects, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

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PH Blog Tour: Wildcard by Marie Lu [Review + Playlist]

WildcardPages: 352

Goodreads Rating: 4.31 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Cyberpunk

Publication Date: September 18th 2018

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

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Movie Thoughts | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

TATBILBMIMDB Rating: 7.7 / 10

My Rating: 10 / 10

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish,  Anna Cathcart

Director: Susan Johnson

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: August 17th 2018

Synopsis: 

When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean (Lana Condor) finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down. (Netflix)

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One Small Thing by Erin Watt

OSTPages: 299

Goodreads Rating: 3.76 / 5 stars

My Rating: 1 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: June 26th 2018

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

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Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

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Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

JLPages: 371

Goodreads Rating: 4.06 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Speak

Publication Date: April 6th 2006 (First Published)

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Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything” — at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf’s Department Store.

This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong.

Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen’s help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

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