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Friday, February 6, 2015

Review: No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

Title: No Place to Fall
Author: Jaye Robin Brown
Published December 9th 2014 by Harper Teen
YA Contemporary
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 No Place To Fall is a fresh take on contemporary young adult, it sets itself apart because it is not afraid of being so uncool it actually becomes cool. I am talking about a novel where hiking, banjos and overalls are the main essence; and it still will make you go whoa I think I can relate.

At first I thought I didn't like the book because I just couldn't figure Amber out, but then I understood: if she can't figure herself out then I probably won't either. That's how I opened my mind and started to get into it. Yes Amber is weird, different and completely lost. She has no idea about anything and I really thought she had no backbone either.

You'd have to read to see what I mean, to discover what happens. All I can tell you is that at the end, I liked this. It took time but it really got me to a place where I wanted to know how everything turned out, and even if I saw it coming, it was still satisfying to witness the ride it took our characters to grow and change.





Friday, January 30, 2015

Review: Beware The Wild by Natalie C. Parker


Title: Beware The Wild 
Author: Natalie C. Parker
Published October 21st 2014 by HarperTeen
YA Paranormal
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 It was a pleasant surprise to crack this book open and discover one of the best paranormal stories I’ve read this year. The plot-summary was enough to grab my attention, but I never expected this kind of emotional pull.
I liked that the story revolved, most of all, in the relationship between siblings. I really enjoyed reading how much Sterling and her brother Phin cared for each other, it was impossible not to feel a strong pull at your heartstrings every time one of their stories surfaced. I loved Sterling, she was such a strong heroine but fragile enough to be realistic, I loved to see her mature throughout the course of the book.
The whole swamp aspect was mind blowing. I love swamps, my brother and I are obsessed with the wildlife of the Everglades so it hit close to home to see the swamp so vividly come to life before my eyes. Especially having that connection between siblings too. All the extra points go to the autor for creating such a vivid setting. It's exactly like you were there. The stories about the swamp were haunting and creepy and you couldn’t help but be absolutely immersed within the folklore of it all.

Absolutely hit it out of the park. A story like I haven't read before. Completely unputdownable!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)


The Revenge Playbook  by




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Guys, I loooved Rachael's debut 17 First Kisses. And this? A book about high school football and revenge on boys? YES PLEASE.

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: Between The Notes by Sharon Huss Roat

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Between The Notes by Sharon Huss Roat

When Ivy Emerson’s family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single, terrifying performances. It’s her life.

And it isn’t pretty.

Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.

As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.

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I am absolutelly excited about this. Music is always something I love to see featured in books. And piano is my favorite instrument. Now add a crazy setting of 'from riches to rags' and I am sold!