Title: By Your Side Author: Kasie West Release Date/Publisher: January 31st 2017 by HarperTeen Finished: December 11th 2016 Pages: 353-eBook ARC-Got on Edelweiss
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?
Author: Gretchen McNeil Publisher/Release Date: October 18th 2016 by Balzer + Bray Pages: 352-Hardcover-Library Finished: December 16th 2016 Goodreads My Rating: 4/5
The idea that math could create a way for you to not only become popular but meet certain goals sounded really cool, and the concept worked well for this! She did have some math which I thought would have been confusing but she added notes to help explain things and it was helpful.
Near the beginning of the book I predicted a few things that I knew were going to happen at the end, and I was right. Such as who likes her, who she ends up with and that some big drama would happen (not going to spoil it). I didn’t know specifics, but a few things were predictable. And yet it was still a good read and cute.
I think a lot of people will like this overall, and it went by pretty quickly. It was a cute romance that had them finding out who they really were while acting out a designated role from the formula.
The Way to Game the Walk of Shame
Author:Jenn P. Nguyen Publisher/Release Date: June 7th 2016 by Macmillan/Swoon Reads Pages: 336-Paperback-Library Finished: December 18th 2016 Goodreads My Rating: 4/5
When I saw this title I automatically assumed it was a New Adult book, but it was Young Adult it ended up being super cute though! There was POV from both characters and I really enjoyed seeing this develop through both of them.
The idea of having a contract to pretend to date was the best, and in the end of the book you can actually see a copy of it. Which was awesome bonus content. There was a few other extra stuff too which I always like to read.
I’m definitely going to be checking out future book from this author!
Author: Patrick Ness Publisher/Release Date: October 6th 2015 by HarperTeen Pages: 336-Paperback ARC-Borrowed Finished: October 23rd 2016 Goodreads My Rating: 5/5
This is my first book by this author but now I definitely need to check his other stuff out! I really liked this book. I had a hard time putting it down and I finished it the day after I started it.
I originally had an eBook ARC of this, but after trying to read it last year I couldn’t get into it. This paperback copy was borrowed from a blogger, and I’m glad I finally read it.
The idea of showing the side of the normal people in a world of “the chosen ones” was a great idea. They’re having to deal with illness, love, betrayal and all other kinds of things, and I really enjoyed how the author showed everything.
Ruined (Ruined #1)
Author: Amy Tintera Publisher/Release Date: May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen Pages: 368-ARC Paperback-Given for review Finished: November 1st 2016 Goodreads My Rating: 3/5
I received this back at the beginning of May at a blogger event. It took me this long to read it because I was never in the mood. I thought the description sounded pretty common and I had a feeling I could predict a lot of things.
I did end up enjoying it though! A few things I did predict. I felt like some parts didn’t have as big an impact as I thought they would. Like the romance was cute but not swoon worthy. The action and battles were the best part of this book honestly.
I also liked the kinda of powers I saw the ruined use. There wasn’t a whole lot of their pasts explained and I would have liked to see that. A little more world building too.
A good start to a series that I definitely will continue to read, even though it was lacking a few things.
Title: What Light Author: Jay Asher Release Date/Publisher: October 18th 2016 by Razorbill Finished: October 25th 2016 Pages: 256-ARC Paperback-Given for review
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon. It’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.
Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.
By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. But as disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra can’t help but wonder if love really is enough to overcome every obstacle…
What I Thought:
I was given an advanced copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Heartless Author: Marissa Meyer Release Date/Publisher: November 8th 2016 by Feiwel & Friends Finished: October 4th 2016 Pages: 464-ARC Paperback-Borrowed
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.
Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
What I Thought:
I borrowed this to review from another book blogger.