Friday, May 31, 2013

Interview With TRUE Author Erin McCarthy


Y'all, New Adult novels are easily becoming one of my favorite genres, and TRUE demonstrates one of the many reasons why. If you read my review, you'll know that I literally tore through this novel in a day. Needless to say, I am pleased to have the author, Erin McCarthy, answer a few questions us. Please welcome her to Addicted 2 Novels!



For anyone that hasn't heard of TRUE, how would you describe it to them?

TRUE is my first new adult story, which is about that transitional point in life between high school and the professional world of your later twenties. Rory is socially awkward and is just looking to have the same sexual experiences as other girls, only she is not prepared for the feelings she winds up having for Tyler, who comes from a completely different perspective on life.


Did you base any of the characters on people you know or possibly pieces of yourself?

No, I never base characters on real people. I have written my cat into a book before though. ;) I think for most girls and women there is a piece of Rory in them, that social awkwardness, wanting to fit in, wanting a guy to think they’re all that. So yes, I have felt all of those feelings (more often than I wish!) and so I get Rory, but she is not me.

How would you describe the New Adult genre?

Oops, I sort of answered that in the first question. But to expand on that, I think something that characterizes the NA genre is the freedom that the heroine’s have. While there is still huge parental influence (usually in the form of financial support) the parents are not physically present. There is no full-time job, no house to care for, and so the characters have the freedom for self-exploration and personal growth. It’s an awesome, intense time in your life.


When you were in college, where was your favorite place to hang out with your friends?

We hung out at the dance clubs and a skeezy bar called Mr. K’s which had a tiny room with red carpet on the walls that we claimed as our own. We also loved Denny’s at 4am, seeing live music, shopping in weird little stores on this street called Short Vine in Cincinnati, and going to the top of Mt. Adams to see the whole city below us (which makes a cameo in Jessica’s story).


I noticed you're writing a follow-up novel from Jessica's point of view. Do you plan on writing others? Maybe writing one from one of the guy's (like Bill)?

Well, that is a maybe. Ultimately, it’s up to my publisher if there are more books with these characters in them. I don’t see myself writing Bill’s story, but I have been entertaining an idea for Robin, who is only briefly in TRUE, but is in the next book a little more. If readers want to see the guy’s pov, I could see weaving it into a book where we go back and forth between heroine and hero in first person. That could definitely be fun. So readers, give me your opinion on what/who you’d like to see!


Special thanks to the fabulous people at Berkley for setting this interview up and to Erin for answering a few questions for us! Be sure to check out TRUE, follow Erin on Twitter, and add TRUE to your Goodreads list.


Erin McCarthy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 40 novels and novellas in the paranormal, contemporary romance, and young adult genres. The author is a RITA award finalist and an American Library Association winner of the Reluctant Young Reader award. She lives with her family in Ohio.


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin.

"A hint of Recovery Road, a sample of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and a cut of Juno. A Really Awesome Mess is a laugh-out-loud, gut-wrenching/heart-warming story of two teenagers struggling to find love and themselves.

Two teenagers. Two very bumpy roads taken that lead to Heartland Academy.
Justin was just having fun, but when his dad walked in on him with a girl in a very compromising position, Justin's summer took a quick turn for the worse. His parents' divorce put Justin on rocky mental ground, and after a handful of Tylenol lands him in the hospital, he has really hit rock bottom.

Emmy never felt like part of her family. She was adopted from China. Her parents and sister tower over her and look like they came out of a Ralph Lauren catalog-- and Emmy definitely doesn't. After a scandalous photo of Emmy leads to vicious rumors around school, she threatens the boy who started it all on Facebook.

Justin and Emmy arrive at Heartland Academy, a reform school that will force them to deal with their issues, damaged souls with little patience for authority. But along the way they will find a ragtag group of teens who are just as broken, stubborn, and full of sarcasm as themselves. In the end, they might even call each other friends.
A funny, sad, and remarkable story, A Really Awesome Mess is a journey of friendship and self-discovery that teen readers will surely sign up for."

Why I Can't Wait: I really adored NOTES FROM THE BLENDER which is another collaboration by these authors. Mix that in with the fact that this book is suppose to be a hint of RECOVERY ROAD, NICK AND NORAH, and JUNO, and you basically had me at hello. It sound awesome and doesn't look like I have to wait too long for it.

Expected publication: July 23rd 2013 by EgmontUSA

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Review: Impostor (Variants #1)


Title: Impostor (Variants #1)
Author: Susanne Winnacker
Publication: May 28th 2013 by Razorbill
Source: Finished copy courtesy of the publisher for an honest review

"Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late?

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.

Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself."


First line: "The straitjacket corseted my body so tightly my arms tingled and my fingers turned numb."

Thoughts: When I originally heard of IMPOSTOR, it was being compared to XMEN-First Class. As a huge Marvel geek, I was immediately drawn to it. Well, it's no lie. With a mixture of angst, romance, and super human powers, IMPOSTOR has a bit of something for everyone. Addicting? You bet!

The story starts off with a bang. You're immediately introduced to Tessa and her special skill. The best way to describe her is comparing her to Mystique from X-Men. She can transform herself to become any person. The only difference is she's not evil. After a serial killer claims another victim, Tessa must transform herself into Madison and slowly uncover who this killer is. Easier said than done. Taking over Madison's life, letting her family believe their daughter and sister are still alive, can take it's toll. Tessa may have super natural abilities, but she's still human.

One of the things I adored about this book was how much it read as a contemporary novel. Yeah, the protagonist is pretending to be a dead girl but all that high school angst, finding love, crushing on the wrong guys and whatnot are still there. It's not easy being a teenager. Mix in being part of a division of the FBI and you have Tessa. Her bravery and overall composure made me smile on multiple occasions. I love how easily she fell in love with Madison's family and how she often wanted to comfort them. To me, it made her all that much more human and real.

Speaking of Tessa's family, one of my absolutely favorite characters in this novel was Devon, Madison's twin brother. I loved how Tessa was immediately attracted to him but know she couldn't be. I mean, hello, she's pretending to be his twin sister! Creepy, much? He added bits of humor and compassion that was very much needed in a book like this.

Now, let's talk about romance. Now, I wouldn't necessarily say there's a love triangle in this book, but you have to keep in mind that Tessa is pretending to be Madison. You have Alec, Tessa's personal crush and you have Ryan, Madison's ex-boyfriend. I personally never cared for Ryan, however, Alec is a different story. Ugh, how he frustrated me and made my heart leap at the same time. His protective nature amazed me and wasn't overbearing in the least. I just want to hold him and squeeze him and love him. Now, I did often feel a tad unsated with Alec and Tessa's encounters. The sexual tension drove me insane, but I still loved it.

Okay, I must admit that I kind of figured out who the killer was from the very beginning. The thing is, even though it seemed predictable, the overall happenings was not what I expected at all. There's so much more going on than I could have ever anticipated. Needless to say, the last third of the book was intense and riveting.

Overall, I recommend IMPOSTOR for paranormal, thriller, and contemporary fans. Like I said, it has a little something for everyone. With the way the novel ended, I'm expect not only a sequel in the future but another crazy, blood-tingling ride.

Rating:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.


"With her signature heart and humor, Julie Halpern explores a strained friendship strengthened by one girl’s battle with cancer.

Alex’s father recently died in a car accident. And on the night of his funeral, her best friend Becca slept with Alex’s boyfriend. So things aren’t great. Alex steps away from her friendship with Becca and focuses on her family.

But when Alex finally decides to forgive Becca, she finds out something that will change her world again--Becca has cancer.

So what do you do when your best friend has cancer? You help her shave her head. And then you take her bucket list and try to fulfill it on her behalf. Because if that’s all you can do to help your ailing friend--you do it."

Why I Can't Wait: First of all, the cover? Love it! I originally saw this book in Macmillan's winter catalog and immediately wanted to read it. It's a book about friendship and loss, two subjects I personally hold dear. I'm also curious to see what's on this "F-it list" and how both Alex and Becca deal with everything going on in their lives. This doesn't seem like an easy read but definitely sounds like a good one!

Expected publication: November 12th 2013 by Feiwel & Friends

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top Ten Favorite Covers Of Books I've Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is my top ten favorite covers of books I've read. Y'all know what a cover whore I am. Here we go!



Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (the hardback!)



Graceling by Kristin Cashore (the UK cover)



The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin



Hourglass by Myra McEntire



Defiance by C.J. Redwine



Wither by Lauren DeStefano



The Forsake by Lisa M. Stasse



Just One Day by Gayle Forman



For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund



Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr






And there you have it! What are some of your favorite book covers?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Harper Teen ARCs Giveaway


Thanks to the fabulous people at Harper Teen, I'm giving away five fabulous May Harper Teen ARCs. They are...

*Reboot by Amy Tintera (goodreads)
*Dark Shore (Book 2 of The Atlanteans) by Kevin Emerson (goodreads)
*Parallel by Laura Miller (goodreads)
*Night School by C.J. Daugherty (goodreads)
*Transparent by Natalie Whipple (goodreads)


To enter, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This is only open to US participants and ends June 8th. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Stacking The Shelves + Weekly Round-Up

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.



For Review:

*This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (goodreads) (LOVED Mostly Good Girls and Past Perfect)
*Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre (goodreads) (Eek! Love me some Fade!)
*New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (goodreads) (Squee!)
*Reboot by Amy Tintera (goodreads)


***Special thanks to Macmillan, St. Martin, and Harper Teen***



Bought:

*Variant by Robinson Wells (goodreads)



Weekly Round-Up:

*Wherein I reviewed/fangirled Golden by Jessi Kirby
*My picks for the top ten books dealing with tough subjects.
*Who isn't waiting on Simone Elkeles latest book? Fo'show!
*Want to win a finished copy of IMPOSTOR by Susanne Winnacker? Well, here's your chance!




That's all, folks! What did you guys get this week? Let me know!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Giveaway: Impostor by Susanne Winnacker


"Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late?

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.

Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself."


Thanks to the very awesome people at MM Publicity, I am giving away one hardback of IMPOSTOR. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This is only open to US participants and ends June 8th.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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*Goodreads

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.


"After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?"

Why I Can't Wait: Out of every book being released this year, WILD CARDS is definitely on the top of my list. Hello, it's by Simone Elkeles. That means the romance will be steamy and the boys will be brooding. Plus, football? Win, win, win! Ack, I don't feel like waiting anymore. Bring it on, October!

Expected publication: October 1st 2013 by Walker Books for Young Readers

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects. Ready? Let's go!



Saving June is about suicide, finding out answers, and grief. There's also hope, love, and an unforgettable road trip. If you haven't read it yet, please do!



Goodness, how I loved The Survival Kit. It's about a girl who lost her mother to cancer and all the emotions and basically crap she has to deal with. She's not the same and is tired of people wanting her to be. But she also finds comfort in a boy who lost his father to cancer the previous year. Grief and healing, that's what this book is about.



First off, it's John freaking Green. This guy knows how to pull the heart strings. It's amazing how many times The Fault In Our Stars made me laugh and then made me cry. Unforgettable.



I know I constantly mention The Sea of Tranquility but it's one of my favorite books and also one of the hardest books I've ever had to read. We're talking bawling and needing time to recover hard. Oh, but it's so worth it!



This is the classic epic battle between good versus evil. It's about standing up for what you believe in, even if it means sacrificing your life. Yep, I cried at least ten different times reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.



Again, Wintergirls is not an easy read. Plenty of girls and even boys deal with weight issues and anorexia. Though it's a tough one to get through, I cannot recommend it enough.



Living Dead Girl is disturbingly good. I'm fairly certain I had to read at least five happy books before my heart could finally heal. It's about a little girl who was abducted as a child and how she's still living with her capture five years later...only now he speaks of killing her. It's intense, it's horrific, but it's good.



Suicide, notes left behind, and one boy's quest to find the answers. Thirteen Reasons why offers a fresh take as to how we (as a whole) can affect someone, even if we didn't mean to. It's brutally honest.



The cover may have a heart in it, but it's trapped in a block of ice. This doesn't even begin to cover the intensity that is Dreamland. By far, this is Sarah Dessen's darkest book. It's about being in a abusive relationship and not knowing how to get out of it, especially when you still think you love him. This book will make you want to hug your mama and never let her go.



Another book about being in an abusive relationship only this time, the main character still believes there's a good person in there somewhere. In Bitter End, she goes against her friends and those she loves most just for this one guy who she truly believes loves her back. Maybe he does, but he sure does have a horrible way of showing it.





What are some books you guys have read that deals with tough subjects? Did you love them or did you love/hate them?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Review: Golden


Title: Golden
Author: Jessi Kirby
Expected publication: May 14th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: ARC courtesy of the publisher for an honest review

"Love, tragedy, and mystery converge in this compelling novel from “an author to watch” (Booklist).

Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference."

First line: "There's no such thing as a secret in this town."

Thoughts: Have you ever read a book where you become so captivated in the story, you start daydreaming about it randomly throughout the day? Well, that is what GOLDEN has done to me. I often hope people will just randomly bring it up so I can fangirl about it. I just want to hug it and squeeze it and love it forever. To say I'm under GOLDEN's spell is an understatement.

First off, did you know that though the story is based around Parker, it also has pieces of Julianna's story in there too? That's right, I said it. There's another story inside the story. How very Inception of Kirby to do this. Parker is one of the finalist for the Farnetti-Cruz scholarship and while this excites her mother, she can't help but feel like she's missing out on something. Sure, it'd be great to go to Stanford and not have to worry about tuition, but maybe there's more to life than this.

That's when Parker discover's Julianna's journal from ten years ago. From then on, she begins to embark on the mystery behind Julianna and Shane's untimely death and unknowingly begins to discover who she's meant to be. Maybe even who she's meant to be with.

Out of everything there is to love about this novel, my absolute favorite were Julianna's journal entries. They just brought so much depth to the story that I wasn't expecting to find. There's more to her than being the other half of the golden couple. At times, I often found Julianna's tale to be more interesting than Parker's. Maybe because you know it ends tragically? It's not to say Parker isn't interesting or that I didn't like her. I did and I still do, however, I just liked this portion of the novel more.

Let's talk about best friends. Let's talk about Kat! She's Parker's best friend and offers this funny, outgoing nature Parker (and the story) needs. Her fearlessness and adventurous personality reminded me so much of my best friend. That's probably why I adored her so much. GOLDEN wouldn't have been the same without her.

And last but not least, boys. Oh, Trevor. I cannot tell you how many times I sat there, wanting to just shake him and tell him to kiss Parker already. There's an obvious sexual tension between them hiding behind all the jokes, sarcasm, and innocent flirting. I love that he's willing to go on this journey with Parker. To some, it may just be a road trip but to me, it represented him being there for her. Who wouldn't love a guy like that?

Overall, I highly recommend GOLDEN to all fans of Sarah Dessen, Morgan Matson, and contemporary novels in general. There's mystery, self-discovery, and a twist I truly didn't see coming. Take GOLDEN with you to the beach or read it by the pool. Poor yourself a glass of wine (or tea or coffee), sit back, and enjoy GOLDEN and all its glory.



Rating:

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Stacking The Shelves + Weekly Round-Up

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. First off, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL YOU MOMMIES OUT THERE! :D

Moving right along, I am ecstatic about the books I got this week. Some of these are duplicates so expect a giveaway soon. Anywho, let's get this party started!


For Review:

*Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts (goodreads)
*The Distance Between Us by Kasie West (goodreads)
*Dark Shore (The Atlanteans #2) by Kevin Emerson (goodreads)
*Shadow of the Mark (Carrier of the Mark #2) by Leigh Fallon (goodreads)
*Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith (goodreads)
*Transparent by Natalie Whipple (goodreads)
*The Keep (The Watchers #4) by Veronica Wolff (goodreads)
*Night School by C.J. Daughtery (goodreads)
*Parallel by Lauren Miller (goodreads)
*The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler (goodreads)


Weekly Round-Up

*My top ten things to read when you need something light and fun. Some of these aren't too light but still fun.
*Waiting on Wednesday featuring a novel by Katie Cotugno.
*Wherein I review SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray.




I hope you guys have a fabulous day. Feel free to leave links to your mailbox posts below.


*MWAH*

Friday, May 10, 2013

Review: Spellcaster


Title: Spellcaster
Author: Claudia Gray
Published: March 5th 2013 by HarperTeen
Source: Copy sent by the publisher for an honest review

"When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed - and that curse will cause him to believe he’s seeing the future … until it drives him mad. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl—Nadia—from a car accident come true, he knows he’s doomed.

Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle."


First line: "Before anything else, Nadia felt the chill."

Thoughts: Of all the paranormal genres out there, anything involving witches, magic, or both are my favorite. When I initially heard about SPELLCASTER, I knew I had to read as soon as possible. I adored Claudia Gray's Evernight series and had high hopes for this one. Did it meet my expectations? We shall see!

First off, the story is told in third person and through several characters' points of view. I'm normally a huge fan of multiple points of view, but I felt like there were too many in this book. I would have liked to see the author focus more on the heroine, her love interest and possibly one of the antagonists. Obviously, the main character is Nadia aka your not so Sabrina the teenage witch. She uses emotions and memories to conjure her magic, and it's of the darker variety. To be frank, I'm still not quite sure how I feel about Nadia. For the most part, I guess I enjoyed her character but thought she was lacking that badassness you often find in a female lead (especially of the witch variety). To me, she was a very bland character and often predictable in her actions. I would've liked to see her with more spice or possibly taken to a darker level. Basically, she just needed something a little more.

Now, onto Mateo. He's the main love interest and while he's good enough, he just wasn't what I would have liked to see. The romance moved too quickly for my taste and fell into the instalove category. I get that he sees Nadia in a vision and immediately falls for her, but isn't that more lust than love? I would have liked to see their relationship develop and grow rather than leap right in. Mateo was an interesting character though I must admit, he was not my favorite.

My favorite character in SPELLCASTER was the villain.

You heard me. I fell for the villain. This person is just pure evil and definitely outshines the rest of the characters. Talk about your malicious people! To me, half the fun in this novel is discovering who the villain will be and who will betray whom. While I will not reveal who this person is, I will say that it is GOOD!

Though I found this novel to be an overall good story, I didn't find it to be a great one. In some ways, I found the cover to be more interesting than the actual book. The plot progression was a little slow for my taste, however, I did find the writing to be lovely and well told. I still plan on reading the sequel, especially with the way SPELLCASTER ended, and do recommend that everyone at least gives it a try. Some people will love it and some people won't. I'm just fall somewhere in the middle.

Rating:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is HOW TO LOVE by Katie Cotugno.


"Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists…until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.

After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?

In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice."

Why I Can't Wait: The fabulous Magan from Rather Be Reading was the one that told me about this book. After I looked it up, all I could think about was "I have to get my hands on this book!". I must admit that while I love the cover, I think it has a very adult contemporary fiction look to it. It doesn't have your stereotypical couple or girl on the cover (the way most YA contemps do). Honestly, I'm glad B+B went with a more simple yet modern look. Oh, and did you read that summery yet? Falling in love not once but twice? On top of that, she's a young mom? WHERE IN THE WORLD DID SAWYER GO?! Yep, I'm dying to read it.

Expected publication: October 1st 2013 by Balzer + Bray

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Top Ten Things To Read When You Need Something Light And Fun


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the Top Ten Things To Read When You Need Something Fun and Light. I love this topic. After reading so many serious, heart-breaking books, you just need that refreshing and feel good read. Let's do this? Lets!



Good lawd, I love this book. So, so good!



There's a bit of seriousness to this novel but overall light and amazing.



Seriously, it's Sarah Dessen. If it doesn't make you feel good, nothing will.



Be sure to have some cupcakes on hand!



Okay, so this isn't exactly light read but it's definitely a fun one!



This is one of those books I always go back to when I just need to smile.



Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. If you've read this book, you know what I mean. *sigh*



This book is not only a fun read but a hilarious one. I'm laughing to myself just thinking about some of these outrageous moments.



If you haven't read this book yet, you're missing out. Pick it up. Seriously. Do it.



Again, it's not exactly the lightest read but it's definitely a fun one with a fabulous message. This is one of my all-time favorite contemporary books.






What are some of your go to books when you need something light and fun?