May 21, 2017

The Problem With Forever.

the problem with forever.
Jennifer l. armentrout.

Publisher Harlequin Teen.
Publication Date: May 17,2016.
Genre:  YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|474..
          Source:  Goodreads|Library

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard. 


That was…beautiful, heartbreaking story. There are so much emotion that went through me while reading THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER and even I am not sure if I can clearly describe my feeling at this moment. I had been a fan of JENNIFER L. ARMENTTOUT ever since I came across Lux Series which I fell in love with back in 2013. It has been a while since I last read any of her books. Once I found out that she had a new book coming out, I wanted to check it out. From moment that I picked up THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER I fell in love again and I remembered how much I loved this writer. I was hooked into Mallory and Rider’s world and was as if I became part of their story. Like Mallory was telling a story to me and I wanted to see how it would end. I wanted a happy ending, for both Rider and Mallory, the two of the deserved it, after everything that the two of them had gone through, they needed their happily after.

Anyone could tell that there was a connection between Rider and Mallory, from moment that Rider realized that it was her, his childhood best friend that he protected all those years. I believe that Paige knew it, and it was one of reasons that she disliked her, because she was aware of how important she was to him. I am pretty sure she even knew how he felt about her, before Mallory did. I am not sure why but I loved the nickname that Rider had for Mallory, ‘Mouse’, I thought that it was cute. It was clear to me from beginning how much he cared about her, Rider always made effort to be around her, texting her and making sure she was okay. I knew it before he did, that him and Paige wouldn’t work, not for long anyways. I was rooting for them to be together from beginning. Like Mallory I did not understand why Carl was treating Rider way he did, but once he explained about his brother, it made sense. I was also glad that she finally got into good family, the ones that cared about her. Family and Love is what Mallory needed.

THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is not only a love story. It’s a story about friendship, family, overcoming your fears, facing your past and letting go. It was an emotional book, and impossible to put down. Not a single page did not kept my attention, it had my full attention from beginning of book till the end. Be sure that you have tissues nearby because you will need it. THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER a story that will stay with you, a story that I couldn’t seem to get out of my mind long after I had finished it. I was amazed and proud of how Mallory changed from beginning of book and at the end. An astonishing, emotional ride.

May 14, 2017

The Adjustment (The Program,#3)

the adjustment.
The Program,#3
suzanne young.

Publisher  Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: April 18,2017
Genre: YA  Fantasy| Romance
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|416.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Program and The Treatment.

Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never had to fight to remain herself. But when Weston, her longtime boyfriend and love of her life, was taken by handlers, she hoped he’d remember her somehow—that their love would be strong enough.

It wasn’t.

Like all returners, Weston came back a blank canvas. The years he and Tatum spent together were forgotten, as well as the week when he mysteriously disappeared before The Program came for him.

Regardless of his memory loss, Tatum fights to get Weston to remember her. And just as they start to build a new love, they hear about the Adjustment—a new therapy that implants memories from a donor. Despite the risks, Tatum and Weston agree to go through the process. Tatum donates her memories from their time together.

But the problem with memories is that they are all a matter of perspective. So although Weston can now remember dating Tatum, his emotions don’t match the experiences. And this discrepancy is slowly starting to unravel him, worse than anything The Program could have done.

And as the truth of their life together becomes clear, Tatum will have to decide if she loves Weston enough to let him go, or to continue to live the lie they’d build together.

Prepare for your Adjustment. 


I am speechless… Emotions that are going through me right now, I don’t think even I can explain how I am feeling right now. The ending, that cliffhanger. SUZANNE YOUNG did it again, send me through emotional rollercoaster, and have me craving for more. How can I not? After an ending like that? I was thinking about it long after I reached the end. I wanted to know what is going to happen know with Tatum and Weston. I didn’t think that I could love The Program Series more than I had aleready, I was wrong. I think out of all the couples, Tatum and Weston is my favorite as of right now. I got admit that out of all the books in series that I have read, THE ADJUSTMENT was the most emotional one. I can’t even count the times that I teared up while reading this book. Reading THE ADJUSTMENT you can’t help but feel Tatum’s emotions, her fear, her pain. Like Tatum I wanted to help Weston. I wanted for things to be like it used to be, before.

How could I not love the two of them together? Fact that they were willing to risk everything in order to get back to what it was. Even if Weston didn’t know what that was. At first it was working like they wanted to, and for first time I saw that the two of them were happy. Till Tatum’s memories started to get mixed up. At first I assumed that it was the pills that her grandmother was giving her, that they were somehow messing with her memories. It making her confusing from real memories to what actually happened. Even I did not see the end coming, it never occurred to me, that it was Tatum that she was the one who went through program, through adjustment. It was a shock. An unexpected twist in the story. Afterwards had me wishing for the next book, wanting to see what would happen with them next. I am not sure how long I can actually wait to see what happens. It’s almost a torture waiting to see what happens with Tatum and Weston next.

Another great addition to The Program , I can’t wait to see what happens next, what adventures the two of them will face them. I can’t get enough of their series. Every book seems to get more addictive. I cannot get enough of this series. It’s breathtaking, will have you leaving for more. A page turner.

May 13, 2017

Something In Between.

something in between.
melissa de la cruz.

Publisher Harlequin Teen.
Publication Date: October 4,2016.
Genre:  YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|432.
          Source:  Goodreads|Library

It feels like there’s no ground beneath me, like everything I’ve ever done has been a lie. Like I’m breaking apart, shattering. Who am I? Where do I belong?

Jasmine de los Santos has always done what’s expected of her. Pretty and popular, she’s studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship.

And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.

For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she’s trying to make sense of her new world, it’s turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where—or if—she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she’s not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.


What drawn me into this story, was the cover and the summary. Even if I been American citizen for years now, I remember how it felt coming from a foreign country. However, I cannot imagine having your Visa being expired and being on verge of being deported, I can’t even to begin to imagine how Jasmine and her entire family felt like at that moment. There were so many emotions that I felt through the novel and I can’t begin to tell you, the amount of time that I felt scared for Jasmine and her family. Those were the moments that kept me on reading because I wanted to see what would happen, how it would end for them. Would they be able to stay or would they end up being deported? I hoped that Royce’s father would be able to do something for them, to keep them in America but I had my doubts about it, like Jasmine’s father did. SOMETHING IN BETWEEN was unlike other real life issue that I read about before. I have read about Immigrants before, through the years but nothing like this before. It had it’s moments where I smiled, laughed and at the same time, it was a tough subject to read about. There were time where I had feeling that there big chance that Jasmine’s family will get deported.

Royce, how can you not love him? At beginning I wasn’t sure about him, I was sure if he liked Jasmine or if he flirted with all girls like that. Considering he came all way DC with his father, so that he could see her again tells something. Not long passed where I could tell how much he cared about her. He even got his father involved, he even proposed to her just so that she could stay in America. He loved her. I feel like him being around her is one of things that made Jasmine happy, considering everything that she was going through. Despite their fights, in the end the two of them made it. If it wasn’t for Royce getting Jasmine to accept her father’s help, the two of them would got separated because their family would get deported. Even if I didn’t like his father at start, I couldn’t help but like him after how he helped Jasmine’s family. Of course I was also happy that Jasmine and Royce remain together.

SOMETHING IN BETWEEN was the first novel that I read by MELISSA DE LA CRUZ and it won’t be the last. I know that it’s only the first book that I read by her, but it was beautifully written and I found myself falling in love. I was drawn into Jasmine’s story, I could feel the emotions that she was feeling, the fear that she was feeling. It’s a story about family, love and hope. I couldn’t get enough of it. The story was…heartbreaking, a masterpiece. A story that everyone should read. I am eager to see what else she has in store for us.


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