Jul 24, 2017

Coming Up For Air(Hundred Oaks,#8)

Posted by Jenia. at 7/24/2017 06:29:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
coming up for air.
Hundred Oaks,#8
miranda kenneally.

Publisher  Sourcebooks Fire.
Publication Date: July 4,2017.
Genre: YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages:  Paperback|320.
 Source:  Goodreads|Bought.












Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.



All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already earned an Olympic try out, so she feels even more pressure to succeed. And it’s not until Maggie’s away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the “typical” high school experience she’s missed by being in the pool.



Not one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to lose to win? 




 




A must read!



I was sucked into Maggie and Levi’s story from beginning to the end. Every single page had me wondering what was in store next. I loved all of books in the Hundred Oaks Series however I got admit that COMING UP FOR AIR became one of my favorites. I wished that I didn’t have to work because all that I wanted was to keep reading the book, same with my lunch break. COMING UP FOR AIR was beautifully written, and there was some part of me that didn’t want for it to come to an end, knowing that would be it, the end of Hundred Oaks . I used be on swim team when I was younger, my brother too but I still didn’t know much about swimming, about how much it involved especially when it came to practice. I watched Olympics swimming before and now that I read the book, I know how much effort and hard work it took to get that far. I got that feeling that I learned more about swimming after reading COMING UP FROM AIR and I felt tired just reading about how much they had practice to get where they were.



I loved the relationship that Levi and Maggie had, and when she asked him to help her learn to hook up, I had a feeling that something like that couldn’t end well, not without somebody getting hurt. The two of them had always been there for one another, and I had this feeling that things would change after. I know that they are fictional characters but they were real to me, they were like friends and I didn’t want them to get hurt. Not long after it started, I could tell that Maggie’s feelings went deeper than a hook up, just by the way she acted around him, when he would flirt with other girls. Maggie was jealous. I had a feeling that Levi had the same feelings about her, but it was as if something held him back from telling her. I wanted for them to get together, as a couple as most of their friends seem to have the same thought. I was rooting for the two of them. I loved how Levi kept re-reading Harry Potter through the book, it reminded me of myself, I re-read that series multiple times myself.



I can’t believe that Hundred Oaks is over, or at least I don’t want it to be over. I fell in love with the series when I read CATCHING JORDAN back In 2012. It’s one of my favorite YA Contemporary series, a series that will always have a special place in my heart. I have a feeling that it will also be a series that I will end up re-reading multiple times in a future. I will the characters, it feels like I am saying goodbye to my best friends. I loved them all. I also loved the covers as well, the covers and the titles tell the story itself. An breathtaking end to an captivating series.

Jul 23, 2017

Paper Hearts (The Heartbreakers Chronicles,#2)

Posted by Jenia. at 7/23/2017 05:44:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
paper hearts.
Heartbreakers Chronicles,#2
ali novak.

Publisher  Sourcebooks Fire.
Publication Date: July 4,2017.
Genre: YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages:  Paperback|384.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.












“I’m sorry,” he said, slowly untying the ribbon that held his mask in place. “It’s just…I didn’t want you to think of me any differently.”



Somehow I kept my mouth from falling open. I knew his face, but my mind couldn’t accept that he was the person looking down at me.



“My real name is Alec.”



Felicity has her entire future planned. Ever since her older sister ran away, she’s had the full weight of her mother’s expectations on her shoulders. So she works hard to get straight As and save for college.



Except sometimes the best things in life are unplanned—like when Felicity meets a handsome, masked stranger while she is volunteering at a charity masquerade ball. She never thought he’d flirt with her. And she certainly never thought he’d turn out to be a member of the world-famous band the Heartbreakers.



Then Felicity uncovers a shocking family secret. Suddenly, she, Alec, and her two best friends are off on a road trip to find Felicity’s missing sister. And she’s about to discover that unexpected turns have a peculiar way of landing her right where she needs to be…


 





I fell in love with this series again. I have been craving the 2nd book in Heartbreakers Chronicles since I read THE HEARTBREAKERS back in 2015, I even re-read it before reading PAPER HEARTS and from first page, it took my breath away and even though I loved the first book, to me it felt as if I fell in love with series more after reading 2nd book. I couldn’t get enough of Alec and Felicity’s story. I wanted to see how it would end for the two of them, at the same time I didn’t want it to end, because I didn’t want to say goodbye to two of them. I’m sure that it won’t be the last of them, but to me it felt like I was saying goodbye. Felicity, Alec and the rest of heartbreakers, they were real to me. In general, the entire story felt real. It filled with so much emotion that you can’t help but get attached to the story, the characters.



I loved Alec since THE HEARTBREAKERS and I was excited to read his story. He had always been one of my favorites and the type of guy that any girl would want. One of sweetest guys who seems put others ahead of himself, at least that’s a feeling I got. He reminded me a lot of my cousin, Rex. His actions and the way that he treated others, he was just like Alec. I could see there was connection between Felicity and Alec right away and despite her mom telling her to stay away from him, Felicity couldn’t seem to be able to. It’s not hard to figure out how much Alec cared about Felicity, considering how he went out of his way to help her find her sister, considering how he didn’t know her that well. I don’t think that he would done it unless he cared about her. I loved the scenes between the two of them, the way that they were around each other, how they acted around each other. Of course you can guess how much I was smiling when they kissed. They made each other happy and that made me happy. I think that Alec and Felicity are my favorite couple from the series, at least so far.



PAPER HEARTS was a beautiful, heart aching story about love and family. There were a lot of emotions through this book, between Alec dealing with his controlling father, to Felicity’s family drama. I am not sure how they were able deal with it all. If I were in their situation, I think I would had a breakdown sooner. I don’t think that I would been able to deal with it like Felicity did. Yet, I don’t think she would gotten as far as she did, if it wasn’t for Alec and her friends. PAPER HEARTS is a novel that is worth more than five stars, it was… extraordinary and I can’t wait for the next in series.

Jul 8, 2017

How To Make A Wish.

Posted by Jenia. at 7/08/2017 04:31:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
HOW TO MAKE A WISH.
ASHLEY HERRRING BLAKE.

Publisher HMH Books
Publication Date: May 2,2017.
Genre:  YA  Contemporary GLBT Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|336.
          Source:  Goodreads|Library













All seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn't have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father.




Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace's mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on.



 






Last summer, I read ASHLEY HERRING BLAKE’s debut novel, Suffer Love and I was in love. I was excited to read another story by Ashley. Once I heard that her new book was coming out, I put it on hold right away and couldn’t wait to read it. I fell in love again. Ashley has a way to pull you into a story, become part of the story and connect with the characters. HOW TO MAKE A WISH is a story that you won’t forget, it’s impossible to. I finished reading it few hours earlier and I am still thinking about it. I spent half of morning reading it, I wanted to see how it would end for Grace and I hoped that she would get her happily after. That girl went through a lot, especially with her mother, she deserved a happy ending or at least as happy as it could get.



I loved the relationship between Eva and Grace, she was her happily after. I don’t think that I seen her happy, not the way she was when she was around Eva. I know that both of them made each other happy. Eva and Grace needed each other, and I believe it’s what they were missing. Their relationship wasn’t your typical teenage relationship, considering that both of them had a lot of baggage. I do think that Grace was a bit jealous of a relationship that Eva had with her mother, Maggie. Despite what happened, I could see how much the two of them cared about one another, and no matter what the two of them always seemed to be there for each other, to find their way to one another. When the two of them were with each other, it was as if nothing else mattered at that moment. I was hoping that by the end, the two of them will find a way to each other once again.



I mentioned this in the past, I try not to dislike characters in a book, but it was hard to like Grace’s mother, Maggie. I understand that she lost her husband and that she might not got past his death. That does not giver her right to treat her own daughter like this, always expecting her to be there to rescue her when things got tough. I wish that she didn’t always try to defend her like she seemed to, I understand why she did it. I wish she realized earlier than she did, that her mother needed help and got away from her. I cannot even imagine going through what Grace had to deal with her mother. No matter what she did, what she said, her mother did not seem to get it, or to even try and listen to her. I am glad that she finally got it, what Grace was trying to say at the end. It took her a while but it was a start.



HOW TO MAKE A WISH is not just story about love, it’s a story about family, friendship, and hope. I wanted to spend all day reading, but due to work I couldn’t. I loved Ashley’s writing, there was a lot of emotions through the novel. The story felt real to me. A story that I know I will read more that once. A must read.



Jul 4, 2017

Ramona Blue.

Posted by Jenia. at 7/04/2017 07:22:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
ramona blue.
julie murphy..

Publisher Balzer+Bray.
Publication Date: May 9,2017.
Genre:  YA  Contemporary GLBT Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|432.
          Source:  Goodreads|Library















Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever.



Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever.



The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem. 




 





How can you not come across this novel and not be curious about it? The cover is…breathtaking, I feel like the cover alone will capture your attention enough and have you picking up book because you will be eager to find out what it’s about. At least that how it was for me when I came across it while at the library, cover of the book is what captured my attention first, followed by title. RAMONA BLUE is a completely unique title and as a reader, you wonder if there a story behind that name, how it all fits into the story. When I started reading RAMONA BLUE it wasn’t long until it made sense, both the title and the cover and it fit the story perfectly. It represented Ramona’s hair, Ramona’s love for swimming and way both her love life and family life seemed to spin out of control. I fell in love with Ramona’s story and with her family, at least some of her family, her friends. I felt like I became part of Ramona’s life. RAMONA BLUE was one of most realistic fiction novels I read this year. I couldn’t get enough, I couldn’t seem to put it down. 1 more chapter usually turned to 5 more because there wasn’t a single moment that i wanted to put it down.



Freddie, Grace : I wasn’t Grace’s biggest fan, mostly because of how she treated Ramona after she left. I understand that she might been confused and lost about what was happening, but that still didn’t give her right to treat Ramona like that. One minute she pushes her away, but when it comes just being the two of them, she’s all over her. Yet the moment that Ramona brings up a relationship, she pushes her away again. I got admit the two of them did have a connection, just the way there were around each other, despite their complication, I was sure she would end up with Grace at some point. Freddie and Ramona is another story, even if Ramona did not realize it in beginning or she might been confused about it, there were sparks between two of them moment that the two of them started hanging out. However, even I didn’t think that it would to relationship. In a way I was glad that it did, Freddie made her happy, they made each other happy. Most of their scenes together had me smiling. I couldn’t get enough the two of them.



I loved the relationship that Ramona had with her older sister, Hattie. Not many siblings have the relationship that Ramona had with her sister, Hattie. She was always there for her, always taking care of her. I feel like if it wasn’t for Ramona, she might been lost without her sister. It was impossible to not love Ramona, besides Freddie, she was my favorite character in the book. RAMONA BLUE is a second book that I read by JULIE MURPHY and it been few years since I read last one. Now that I read this one, I need, no I want to read the rest. This isn’t just a love story, it’s a story about friendship, family. I am not even sure if I can explain how much I loved this book. I will say, it was beautifully written with strong voice, and it’s worth giving a chance to. Every single page.


Jun 26, 2017

Alex, Approximately.

Posted by Jenia. at 6/26/2017 05:10:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
alex,approximately.
jenn bennett.

Publisher Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: April 4,2017.
Genre:  YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|388.
          Source:  Goodreads|Library











The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.



Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.



Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.



And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately 




 




I wish that I read Alex, approximately sooner that I had. I have been hearing about it for few months since it came out and once I started reading it, I saw why. I fell in love after reading few pages and if I had more time to read, I would have finished this book sooner. I had a feeling that it was going to enjoy the book when I read a synopsis of the book, once I came across it on goodreads. Alex, Approxiimately turned out to be better that I expected it to. It had a mystery surrounding it in a way and I wondered when all the secrets would come out. I knew that there was a chance that it wouldn’t end well when it did come out. There was a small part of me that was sad that the story came to end and I had to say to everyone, and glad that both Bailey and Porter got their happily after, considering what the two of them went through.



Alex,Approxiatelyis a first novel that I read byJENN BENNETT and after such incredible, addictive story, it won’t be the last one. Now, Porter and Bailey, their relationship seemed to be a hate like sort of relationship at the beginning. Honestly, I didn’t think at first that it would lead to anything, not the way that he acted with Bailey at first when the two of them started working together. As time passed, I wondered if that tough guy was an act, as to way to scare the new employees. When he told her the shark story, which is a personal story to tell to someone that you barely know, I had feeling that he cared about Bailey more than he let on. As two of them spend more time together, got closer, I saw the bond between the two of them. I was happy to discover that Porter was Alex who Bailey was talking to online, it was as it was meant to be, even if it did not start out that way. I was rooting for the two of them, especially once the two of them started to fight. I was glad that in the end, the two of them saw that they belonged with each other.



I loved that each of the chapter, at the start there were a quote from movie, and some of the movies I even recognized. It fit the story, perfectly. I could not get enough of story, of the characters and I wanted to see how it would end for them. There was one character I disliled from the start, Davy. I had a bad feeling about him from start of book and I had a feeling that he was going end up doing something that would get him in trouble. I was glad that he didn’t kill anyone. I think jail time will do him some good, or at least I hope that he would realize that he needs help. I can’t even imagine what must been going through Bailey’s mind, especially after what she went through. It could have ended up worse than it had. As I said, I think that the two of them needed a happily after, with everything that they went throught. A breathtaking story. I finished it few hours earlier and I still find myself thinking about, and wondering what happened to the rest characters after. I can’t wait to see what other adventures, the author has in store for us next.


Jun 4, 2017

City Of Bones ( Mortal Instruments, #1)

Posted by Jenia. at 6/04/2017 07:12:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
city of bones.
Mortal Instruments,#1
cassandra clare.

Publisher  Margaret K. Mcelderry.
Publication Date: March 27, 2007.
Genre: YA  Fantasy| Romance
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|485.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.











When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?



This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...




I seem to be loss of words when it comes to this book. I had orginally read CITY OF BONES back in 2015 and since been a while I decided to re-read it before reading other books in series. Once I started to re-read it, I remembered how much I loved this book, the characters, the story and the writing. CITY OF BONES will have your attention until the end book and will have you wanting more. Right after I finished CITY OF BONES I wanted to pick up the next book in the series right away. How could I not? I could not get enough of the characters and I wanted to know what would happen with them next, especially with Clary and Jace. Even I wasn’t expecting that twist, like Jace and Clary I was in complete shock when I found out and denial. Jace and Clary, siblings? I am pretty sure that was not something that anybody was expecting.



Jace and Clary had this bond from the start, even if they wouldn’t show it at start. I don’t believe that Clary liked him that much at first. Of course, I couldn’t blame her considering how Jace acted half of time, I wasn’t sure if I liked him at first myself. It became clear how much Jace cared about Clary, way that he always protected her. When they found that Valentine was their father, that Jace was Jonnathan,Clary’s brother who supposed died all those years back. I actually re-read it few times as to make sure that I read it right. I was right along with Clary there, I did not want to believe it. Of course, they had to find out after they shared that kiss. I couldn’t help but wonder what was going to happen now, if the two of them would be able to stay away from each other, or they would be able to move on. The way that the two of them connected, I have a feeling that it would be hard to move past the bond that the two of them have established. I am eager to see what happens with them next.



CITY OF BONES did not have a single dull moment, there was always something happening in the story, and kept you on the edge of your seat. It’s one of those series that I wished I read sooner than I had. I can’t wait to see what adventures and of course challenges a waits everyone next. I have this feeling thatMortal Instruments will be a series that I am going to fall in love with.


May 21, 2017

The Problem With Forever.

Posted by Jenia. at 5/21/2017 06:19:00 PM 1 comments
☆☆☆
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)

Posted by Jenia. at 5/14/2017 05:26:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
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.

Posted by Jenia. at 5/13/2017 05:00:00 PM 0 comments
☆☆☆
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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