Jun 30, 2015

Just One Day(Just One Day,#1)

Posted by Jenia. at 6/30/2015 07:01:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
Just One Day.

Just One Day,#1

gayle forman.




Publisher:Speak.
Publication Date:August 20,2013.
Genre:Ya Contemporary Romance| Adventure.
Format|Pages:Ebook|369
 Source:Goodreads| Bought.






 


From the New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay



Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.



A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know. 




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I loved Gayle Forman’s If I Stay & Where She Went so when I heard about her new series of course I had to check it out. Just One Day wasn’t a book that I expected it to be but in a good way, it had twists and turns that you didn’t expect to see in this book. This isn’t your ordinary love story. Do you like a happy love story, where the girl and boy have their happily ever after? Then you might want to stop reading now, that isn’t how this story is. It’s anything from that. Just One Day will make you cry, will make you angry and you will find yourself shocked on multiple occasions, due to face that it wouldn’t turn out the way that you thought it would. There were multiple times that I found myself re-reading the sentence because I wasn’t sure if I read it right or at least it felt like I didn’t. Just One Day is fill of surprises, the type that you will find yourself thinking about afterwards. A book that you won’t be able to get out of your mind.



Allyson, she’s a conflicted character in this book but you can’t help but love her. What she has is courage to have done what she did. Who else would meet a complete stranger and then plan to go with Paris with them? Who does that? That thought would never enter my mind; I wouldn’t be able to go through it. If I were in her situation I would been scared to go to foreign country with someone I just met. I did see a connection between two of them when they met, but I wasn’t sure what sort of connection thought, I didn’t think that it was love. To me, I felt that Allyson might care about him then Willem did about her, it just a feeling a had. I liked him up till to the point where he vanished on her without a word, though I did wonder if there was a reason behind it. I knew that she loved him, otherwise why else would she travel almost everywhere to find him. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.



Of course I loved fact that this book had traveling in it. I had always loved books like those and fact that it took place in Paris, the one place that I want to visit? How can you not love a book like that? All those descriptions, images and I wished that I could visit it even more. I could see or at least imagine almost everything in my head. The descriptions of place, where they went wasn’t the only thing, emotions of characters especially Allyson. It’s hard not to feel bad for her considering that you feel all the emotions that she felt. How she felt when she was with him, after he left and while she was looking for him. It’s a feeling like you went on the journey along with her, as if you were the one beside her this whole time. An unforgettable journey.



Just One Day is not just about love, it is about heartbreak, travel and believing in yourself. It’s real. I believe that it was one of most realistic contemporary novels that I read this year. I found myself wishing that those characters were real. Just One Day is worth every page and a journey that you won’t forget. It’s not just touching but inspirational. I’m officially in love with Forman’s storytelling and can’t wait to see what adventures will come next.


Jun 26, 2015

The Lonely Hearts Club( Lonely Hearts Club,#1)

Posted by Jenia. at 6/26/2015 09:15:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
The Lonely Hearts club

Lonely Hearts Club,#1

elizabeth eulberg.




Publisher: Point.
Publication Date:January 1,2010.
Genre:Ya Contemporary Romance
Format|Pages:Hardcover|290.
 Source:Goodreads| Library.





Love is all you need... or is it? Penny's about to find out in this wonderful debut.



Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . .





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I been wanting to read The Lonely Hearts Club for a while and now that I have, I wished that I picked it up sooner. It was such cute story, an easy read but I still couldn’t force myself to put the book down. The beginning started out a bit slow for me and seemed a bit rushed, but afterwards it picked up fast and then I didn’t want to put it down. I loved the story, the characters. The Lonely Hearts Club is an unique idea and that’s what I loved about this book, it was original, I never read a book like it before. At first I felt sorry for Penny, after all she mostly formed club because of what happened between her and Nate, and I was actually surprised how popular the club ended up getting. I didn’t think anyone would want join club where main purpose was not to date. Despite the hate that they started getting once it formed, I loved the bond the girls created and I believe that is one of reasons that they made it that far.



Have you ever come across character that you can’t help but love? That character for me was Penny. Despite what she went through with Nate, who I disliked right from start, she made it through her heartbreak. She even found someone else. I was glad that she was able to find such a great group of friends, forming that club was the best thing that happened to her. I don’t think she would been able to get as far as she did, get over him and move on if it wasn’t for them. I loved the bond, way that girls stood by one another, no matter what. That’s a friendship that is going last for long time, reminds me of my best friend and me. I love that they don’t put the boys in front of their friendship, that’s how it should always be. That’s a true friendship.




Now Ryan, how can you not like him? He’s everything that pretty much every girl dreams about. Sweet. Caring, respectful. I loved how he was with Penny and I know it was hard for him, not to kiss her especially when she keeps hurting him. I wished that she would see that Ryan isn’t Nate, which he cared about her more than Nate ever did. I could tell that there was connection between two of them, more than friendship. Especially when two of them went to that concert, the way that Penny acted gave me feeling that she had feelings for him, the feelings that she refused to admit. All through the book I was waiting to see if she actually act upon those feelings. I don’t think that she would have, if he friends didn’t push her to go for it. I was smiling towards the end of the book. She deserved it, a happy ending. Ryan is who she belonged with.




I loved that a lot part of the book referred to Beatles who I happen to love. I loved how Penny was named after the song and I thought she had the best, most supportive parents. I can’t wait to see what happens with Penny, Ryan and rest of her friends in the next book. The Lonely Hearts Club is a book that is worth checking out.



Jun 25, 2015

Diamonds In The Rough(Secret Diamond Sisters,#2)

Posted by Jenia. at 6/25/2015 06:12:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
diamonds in the rough

Secret Diamond Sisters,#2

michelle madow.




PublisherHarlequin Teen
Publication Date:October 28,2014.
Genre:Ya Contemporary Romance
Format|Pages:EBook|448
 Source:Goodreads|Bought.








All-access doesn't mean no problems.



The three Diamond sisters survived the summer in style after coming to live with their long-lost billionaire father. But making a place for themselves at their exclusive new Las Vegas private school is throwing them any number of gold-plated curves. Savannah's YouTube stardom turns into a Sweet Sixteen reality show extravaganza—with complimentary enemies on the side. Dangerous flirtations don't keep Peyton from a gamble that will risk far more than she planned to bet. And when Courtney and the sisters' archenemy, Madison, uncover two explosive secrets, it will rock even this town of glittering illusion—and turn their lives upside down all over again. 





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Brilliant. If you loved The Secret Diamond Sisters, you are going to love Diamonds In The Rough . Michelle Madow books keep getting better, I have read every single one of them and I still get sucked into her stories. You can’t help but fall in love with Madow’s stories, she pretty much involves in each of character’s life and her books are filled with emotions, the emotions that you start feeling as you read the books. To me, these stories, these books feel real because I can actually see it happening in real life, her books are realistic, their issues are realistic. The reader can’t help but get invested in each of character’s lives and wonder what’s going to happen to them next. I could barely pull myself from the book, and if I wasn’t visiting my best friend I probably wouldn’t have. I couldn’t believe that it took me that long to read it, and after I read it, I wanted to again. I loved The Secret Diamond Sisters, but I loved Diamonds In The Rough even more. I am officially hooked to the series.




Diamonds In The Rough was filled with much more unexpected twists; at least to me it felt like there were more. I did not see the twist about Madison, and even Courtney coming and the end? How am I supposed wait till October after ending like that? As for Madison, I wasn’t her biggest fan because how she treated Diamond sisters, but after what happened her in this book she grew on me. By end of book I felt sorry for her and actually wished that I could give her a hug. I can’t believe they kept something like that from her. As for Oliver, at first I wasn’t happy he was doing to Madison for bet, but as book progressed I started to wonder if all acting he was doing, wasn’t an act. I wondered if it could progressed into something more, if it didn’t get reunited. I don’t blame her for being upset, there is only so much bad news that one person can take. At least Madison changed, in way and she did try to be nicer towards Diamond sister but I wonder if it will last.




The second book was more drama filled, in a good way. There were more going on. Every page that you turned, you wondered what’s going to happen next. I loved all couples; if anyone asked me to pick a favorite one I am not sure if I could have. I did feel bad for Jackson, what happened to him wasn’t fair, wasn’t his fault, how was he supposed know that they were being watched? I was glad that Courtney finally acted on her feeling with Brett. One person that had most unexpected change in this book was Damien; he was not the person that he was in the first book. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t think Savanah would got as far as she did, with her music. He’s back on my favorite list, how can you not love him after what he did for her? The novel had me smiling, crying, and hoping. Now the question is, what is going happen next? How is it going to end? I loved every page, every chapter. A series that deserves more than 5 stars.




Michelle Madow did it again. She’s an author that is going to come a long way. I am not saying that because we’re good friends, it’s the truth and I am proud of her. She inspired me. I can’t wait to see what stories and adventures she will come up with next.

Jun 21, 2015

Girl Underwater.

Posted by Jenia. at 6/21/2015 06:51:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
Girl underwater.
claire kells.


Publisher:Dutton.
Publication Date:March 31,2015
Genre:Contemporary  Romance|Adventure.
Format|Pages:Hardcover| 304.
 Source: Library | Goodreads.



 











An adventurous debut novel that cross cuts between a competitive college swimmer’s harrowing days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster and her recovery supported by the two men who love her—only one of whom knows what really happened in the wilderness.



Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university’s nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations but life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really.



That all changes when Avery’s red-eye home for Thanksgiving makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and Colin Shea, who happens to be her teammate. Colin is also the only person in Avery’s college life who challenged her to swim her own events, to be her own person—something she refused to do. Instead she’s avoided him since the first day of freshman year. But now, faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on each other in ways they never could’ve imagined.



In the wilderness, the concept of survival is clear-cut. Simple. In the real world, it’s anything but 









This was…touching. I have read few survival novels through the years, but to me this was the most emotional, the best survival novel I have read. Girl Underwater was filled with so many emotions, all through the novel. The emotions that you can’t help but feel along with Avery, you can feel the fear that she feels, but considering what she went through can’t blame her. I don’t think that I can’t even begin to imagine what she went through, what was going through her mind during all of this, and I got no idea how she survived as long as she did, especially during such extreme weather. You will find yourself turning page after page, a book that will hook you from page 1 to the last page. This is not just a romance book, it survival and an adventure book top of it, there isn’t a single page where something isn’t going on. For me, it’s hard to believe that it’s her first novel, it took my breath away.




Avery & Cole: There was a connection between two of them, from the moment that the two of them met, (Even if Avery denied it). I could see how Cole was with her when the plane was going down, how he held her hand even if he was terrified like her. How he put himself in danger out there. Yet, he stood by her and boy’s side, even when he got hurt. Even before boys said it, I knew that he was in love with her. The way he was around her, from the time he met her, to the plane, and afterwards too. I couldn’t help but love Cole, how can you not? All through the book I was rooting for Avery and Cole to end up together. Even after there were rescued, I knew that the two of them belonged with each other. Of course the ending had me smiling. A great ending to an amazing story.




The descriptions in this book were amazing. While I was reading Girl Underwater, I could actually imagine everything that was happening, including the crash, everything that happened afterwards, the emotions that Avery went through afterwards. I felt like I was there with them all, going through it along with them. I loved Avery but I also felt sorry for her, even if she didn’t want to admit it at first I could tell that it was hardest on her, to get past what happened to them. I think if it happened to me, I would never be as strong as two of them seemed to be. What I loved about this book is how realistic it was, I can see this happening in real life. A book that is worth more than 5 stars. Inspirational, a novel you will be thinking about afterwards.


Off The Page( Between The Lines,#2)

Posted by Jenia. at 6/21/2015 12:30:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
Off The Page

Between The Lines,#2

jodi picoult.
samantha van leer.




PublisherDelacorte Press 
Publication Date:May 9,2015
Genre:YA Fairytale| Romance.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|384
 Source:Goodreads|Libary.
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From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter and coauthor, Samantha van Leer, comes OFF THE PAGE, a tender and appealing romantic YA novel filled with humor, adventure, and just a little bit of magic.



Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. It’s a miracle that seems perfect at first. Sure, Oliver doesn’t know that you shouldn’t try to open your locker with a dagger or that there’s no such thing as “the ruler” of the local mall. But he also looks at Delilah as if she’s the only girl in the world—the only girl in any world—and Delilah can’t help feeling that being with him is a dream come to life.



But not every story can have a happy ending. Because the book wants Oliver back. And it will turn both worlds upside down to get him.



Oliver and Delilah will have to decide what—and who—they’re willing to risk for love and what it really means for a fairy tale to come true.



Full of humor and witty commentary about life, OFF THE PAGE is a stand-alone novel as well as the companion to the authors’ #1 bestseller Between the Lines. Fans of Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot are sure to appreciate this novel about love, romance, and happily-ever-afters. 



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When I heard that there is a companion novel to Between The Lines I had to check it out. Ever since I read the first novel, I was eager to find out what happens with Oliver and Delilah next. I was wondering since the first book if Oliver and Delilah actually last, and how he would adjust to real life world, considering that Oliver is a fairy tale character and knew nothing about the real world out there. Off The Page was even more entraining to read then Between The Lines at least to me. There were so many things that Oliver had done, said that had me laughing out loud. Though there were some things that he did that caused some of issues between him and Delilah. Of course he didn’t know that he was doing anything wrong. Oliver wasn’t aware that in real world you couldn’t close the page, turn the page and start all over like he was used to. I was laughing, crying and even felt angry at some point through the book. However I found myself rooting for Oliver, for Delilah all through book, hoping that they would find their happily ever after again.




I loved that this book was from Edgar’s point of view as well. When he agreed that he would switch places with Oliver, I wondered how he would adjust to the fairy tale world. How long it would take him, to get home sick and want to go back. I also was curious if his mom would figure out that the boy that was living with her wasn’t her son. When I found out that she was sick top of everything else, my heart went out for Edgar. Once they came out with plan to get her inside the fairytale, I hoped that they would succeed. I wanted for her to live. I believe that is where she would be the happiest too. You can’t help but love this story, there was so much more happening in this book then first, I actually enjoyed it more than first one. I just wished there was bit more illustrations in this novel. Otherwise it was an entertaining novel to read. There was not a single page that I didn’t enjoy. I hope that they write another book together in the future.



Jun 12, 2015

Between The Lines ( Between The Lines, #1)

Posted by Jenia. at 6/12/2015 08:15:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
Between the lines.

Between The Lines,#1

jodi picoult.
samantha van leer.




Publisher SimonPulse.
Publication Date:June 26,2012.
Genre:YA Fairytale| Romance.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|353
 Source:Goodreads| Owned.






Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.



And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.




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This was unlike any fairy tale I read before, and I had read few through the years. Like Delilah, I love fairytales, expect I love of all them not just a particular one. But there were multiple times that I did wonder if characters could possibly have a life, outside the fairytale book. What happened to them after happily ever after? Between The Lines wasn’t anything that I was expecting it to be, it was original. I been fan of Jodi Picoult for years so when I heard that her and her daughter wrote the book together, I was curious and of course had to pick it up. It’s unlike any book that Jodi wrote before, but once more I could not seem able to put the book down. Every page had me turning the pages, had me wondering about Oliver and Delilah and then after, what now? A book that had you eager for more. Between The Lines has you wondering what if fairytale characters were real, what would they be doing? A book that has you wondering about your favorite fairytale.




Oliver & Delilah: The two of them were the most ordinary couple, at least compared to what I had read in the past. Considering that Delliah was an actual real life character and Oliver a fictional one. I knew for a fact that it would be a relationship that could possibly work. Especially after few failed attempts to get him out of the book. I did feel like their feelings for one another develop a bit too fast. At first I wasn’t even sure if reason he felt attracted to her was because she was only one who could see him, maybe he just got lonely. However as the book progressed I could see how much he cared for her, how much he loved her. The scenes between two of them, had me smiling. How could it not? If only every relationship could be like that. I was rooting for them all through book, and of course the end of book had me grinning. The two of them deserved a happily ever after.




I loved fact that it was written from both Oliver & Delilah’s point of view with an actual fairy tale in between. I felt like I got to know both of them better that way, and actually imagine role Oliver had play every time book was opened, I don’t think I would be able do it. I don’t blame Oliver for wanting an escape. An illustration, that was one of my favorite parts of the book, was the drawings through the book. Amazing. It actually made me imagine, picture everyone much better and what is going on through the book, because of the drawings. It made me wish that I could draw like that. The Drawning made the book even more interesting to read, I was always looking toward what drawing it would be next, of who. Jodi’s daughter has great imagination since I heard idea was hers and I do hope that she writes something else in the future. If you into Fairy Tales, Romance, be sure to check this book out, it’s unlike any fairy tale, romance novel you read before.

Jun 6, 2015

Unleashed(Uninvited,#2)

Posted by Jenia. at 6/06/2015 09:04:00 AM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
unleashed.

Uninvited,#2

sophie jordan.




Publisher Harper Teen.
Publication Date:February 24,2015
Genre:YA Dystopian Fantasy | Romance.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|368
 Source:Goodreads|Library.






Davy has spent the last few months trying to come to terms with the fact that she tested positive for the kill gene HTS (also known as Homicidal Tendency Syndrome). She swore she would not let it change her, and that her DNA did not define her . . . but then she killed a man.



Now on the run, Davy must decide whether she'll be ruled by the kill gene or if she'll follow her heart and fight for her right to live free. But with her own potential for violence lying right beneath the surface, Davy doesn't even know if she can trust herself. 



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I saw mixed reviews about this book. It seemed there were more negative than positive, but since I loved first book, I decided to check out. I wanted to see what happened with Davy next. I wasn’t disappointed, another break taking story. I didn’t understand what others seemed to complain about this book, I enjoyed Unleashed even more than I loved Uninvited, there wasn’t a single page in the book that I didn’t love. I am actually sad that it came to end, I loved all the characters and going to miss them all. I feel like I got to know them so much more, especially Davy, to me she was the one characters that changed most since the first book. Davy became stronger, and actually accepted what she was, finding a place where she belonged, what she could call home.



Davy & Caden: I liked Sean and Davy together, but after I saw how Caden and Davy were with each other, I came to realization that what Sean and Davy had wasn’t love. I loved Caden right from start, how can you not? Despite almost killing him when she first saw him, there was connection between the two of them from start, that her and Sean didn’t have, a connection that she was too stubborn to see. It was obvious how much he cared about her, by way that he tried to protect her. He loved her, even before he said it. Otherwise why would he ask her to stay on multiple times? I hoped that she would. It was where she belonged. I was rooting for them through entire book. The two of them belong together.



Unleashed was more action packed in first part of book, then second. Unleashed seemed bit more romance packed then first book was, but I didn’t mind it. It’s reason I believed that Caden and Davy belong together, I loved reading the scenes between two of them, there were so many emotions out there. To me, this book was filled with more emotions than the first one, and I felt like I could feel them all, like all of the characters did. I felt their sadness, anger, fear, hope. It was as if I went along on the journey along with them. Connected with everyone.



Uninvited series was a great experience, an unexpected journey. A series that I was glad to check out, a series I am sad to come to end. A book you will find yourself thinking a long after you finish it.

Jun 4, 2015

Uninvited (Uninvited,#1)

Posted by Jenia. at 6/04/2015 06:46:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
uninvited.

Uninvited,#1

sophie jordan.




Publisher Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: January28,2014
Genre:YA Dystopian Fantasy | Romance.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|384
 Source:Goodreads|Library.





 




The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.



When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.



Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly. 



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I heard of author before, but haven’t had a chance to check her books out. Once I came across Uninvited while I was at library, I was wondering why I haven’t checked her books out earlier. The kill gene? How can that not be unique and interesting to read about? It was unlike any other dystopian books that I read thought the years, unexpected. I have read few mixed reviews about the book, the series so at first I didn’t have high expectations about the novel. Once I read the book I was glad that I had picked up the novel. Uninvited had everything that I love about books like these, action, suspense, mystery and of course romance. Complicated love. I was glad that I decided to check book out despite the mixed reviews on it. Once again it became the book that I feel in love with and couldn’t put down, no matter how hard I tried. It will take your breath away.



Davy: Don’t you love that name? I know that I do, it’s not a name that you hear often and I think that it fits her well. I couldn’t help but love her, right from start, even before she got HTS. She went through so much, I don’t think that I would been able to handle all of that if I was in her situation. Being outcast because of kill gene, put in separate classroom, getting attacked, how could anyone survive that? Though she might not have if not for Sean and Mitchell by her side. I loved how her brother was still by her side, despite her having kill gene. Even Zac and Tori ditched her. Davy went a long way and changed quite bit towards the end. By end she was no longer she used be, she was a fighter, a survivor.



I wanted to like Zac, and in way I hoped that he stay on her side. He seemed like he was so in love with her. I guess maybe he didn’t love her like I though he did. I liked two of them together, but that was till Sean came along. I could see that there was some sort of connection between two of them, from moment that they had met, but couldn’t quite figure out what it was. As book progressed, I could tell that Sean cared about Davy as much as she did about him, he just refused to accept it, instead he just pushed her away. In a way I could understand why. While the book progressed, I could feel the tension, the attraction growing between two of them, I just wondered when they would figure out. When they did, I found myself smiling. Then wondering what was going happen between them next, would they last?



Uninvited is a book filled with a lot action, suspense. I was turning pages, late into the night. Once I reached the end, I picked up Unleashed right after. An author worth checking out. The story will take you on thrilling adventure, one you won’t forget.



Jun 2, 2015

City Love.

Posted by Jenia. at 6/02/2015 06:48:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆☆
city love.

susane colasanti.




Publisher Katherine Tegen
Publication Date:April 21,2015
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|336
 Source:Goodreads|Library.





 





Three girls are about to discover the meaning of city love. From bestselling YA romance author Susane Colasanti!




Sadie, a born and raised New Yorker, is hopeful and romantic and an eternal optimist who is ready to find her soul mate.



Darcy is a free spirit from SoCal with rebellious tendencies and unlimited financial resources, looking for summer boy adventures.



Rosanna leaves Chicago for NYC with a grand total of seventy-three cents so she can reinvent herself and forget about her past.



Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives. Told from alternating points of view, City Love captures the moments in each girl’s life when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once…in a way it will never be again.





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No. Is the book over? The ending had me craving for more right away. I wanted to see what happens with Sadie, Rosanna and Darcy next, I loved reading their stories. Had me wishing that the 2nd book was out already. How am I supposed wait after an ending like that? I knew there was a reason I love Susane Colasanti besides fact that she is complete sweetheart. She has a way to have readers fall in love with her characters, the story from the moment they pick up the book. There hasn’t been a single book of hers I didn’t love. City Love wasn’t any different; it actually had me fall in love with her writing more, and type of stories that you can actually see yourself, being able to relate to. Plus the cover is beautiful, along with the title, it fits the story perfectly. How can you not love it? I know if it wasn’t for work I wouldn’t put it down.



Sadie, Darcy, Rosanna : If I were to ask which was my favorite, I don’t think that I would be able to pick, I loved all of them. At start I wasn’t sure if I liked Darcy but as book progressed, I could understand why she was like that, so angry and not wanting an actual relationship. She was heartbroken and hurt. Of course I was eager to see what happens to her, especially how it ended for her in this book. Would she end up with Jude or not? I believe that most of the girls had their choices to make, expect Sadie I guess. I believe that it ended the worst for her, she was head over heels for him, Darcy was right about him. He was going hurt her. I had a feeling that he was hiding something, way he started acting weird at times, but that was last thing I suspected. Poor Sadie. I loved that Rosanna finally accepted her feelings for D. Let him in a bit somehow. Question is what challenges will they face next, and what adventures? I can’t wait to find out.




Of course I love fact that it takes places in New York, I been there few times through the years. Once I read the book, I felt like I know even more about city that I did before. The descriptions were amazing, I could see everything in my mind as I read about it. The novel had me wishing that I was in New York myself. There wasn’t a thing that you dislike about this book. I loved the characters, their stories and fact how well they connect together. It has a way to have reader to be able to connect with characters, they become real to them. At least that how they felt to me.



Another beautifully written, touching novel by Susane Colasanti. A novel that you will fall in love, and have you craving for more. A book worth picking out.

 

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