Book Talk (GIF Spoiler): The Start of Me and You

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The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Publication Date: March 31st, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Bloomsbury

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Source: Borrowed Copy at my Local Library

Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?

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SST #3: The Love That Split the World (Review)

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The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Publication Date: January 26th, 2016

Publisher / Imprint: Razorbill Books of Penguin Random House

Genre: YA Time Travel Contemporary Romance

Source: Received physical ARC from ARC tour

Summary (from Goodreads):

Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.
 
Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a preschool where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.
 
That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.
 
Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

Disclaimer – Receiving the physical ARC doesn’t influence my review. I judge the book based on the 5 things I look at, which you can look at in my Rating System.

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Blog Tour: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light (Review and Giveaway)

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romancing-the-dark-in-the-city-of-lightRomancing the Dark in the City of Light

Publication Date: October 6th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books of St. Martin’s Press

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance but more serious

Source: Received e-ARC via Netgalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

A troubled teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other—dark, dangerous, and attractive—urges her to embrace her fatal flaws.

Summer Barnes just moved to Paris to repeat her senior year of high school. After being kicked out of four boarding schools, she has to get on track or she risks losing her hefty inheritance. Summer is convinced that meeting the right guy will solve everything. She meets two. Moony, a classmate, is recovering against all odds from a serious car accident, and he encourages Summer to embrace life despite how hard it can be to make it through even one day. But when Summer meets Kurt, a hot, mysterious older man who she just can’t shake, he leads her through the creepy underbelly of the city-and way out of her depth.

When Summer’s behavior manages to alienate everyone, even Moony, she’s forced to decide if a life so difficult is worth living.

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SST #1: What You Left Behind (Review and Giveaway)

Welcome to my first post for the Sunday Street Team, which is both created and hosted by the lovely Nori @ ReadWriteLove28. So the first book I’m going to talk about for SST is What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi.

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what-you-left-behindWhat You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

Publication Date: August 4th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Source: Received e-ARC via Netgalley & Purchased Copy from Barnes & Noble

Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions. Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

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Blog Tour: The Uninvited (Review and Giveaway)

Welcome to the blog tour for The Uninvited. Get it? Because of the title, “Blog Tour for The Uninvited“. Since readers are not invited to see this blog tour and there’s no invitation to see this…okay I’ll stop now.

But anyway, welcome to my first ever blog tour.

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The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Publication Date: August 11th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: William Morrow of HarperCollins Publishers

Genre: Adult Paranormal Historical Fiction

Source: Received e-ARC via Edelweiss

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.

But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.

Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.

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