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Review: The Problem With Forever

Good evening, and happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to the new year and new decade. Today I’m back with a review for one of my latest reads, The Problem With Forever, a poignant YA novel written by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Hope you enjoy! ūüôā


The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 474
Publication Date: May 2016
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read December 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
A story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.
Growing up, Mallory Dodge 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, Mallory must face a new milestone‚ÄĒspending her senior year at a public high school. But she never imagined 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 soon it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out‚ÄĒfor the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.


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Have you read The Problem With Forever? What were your thoughts on it?
If not, is it on your TBR?
Also, am I the only one noticing all the mentions of drinking milk in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books? Is it just me that’s so curious and desperate¬†for answers?
What was the last book that you read in 2019? Was it a good way to end your decade?

Thanks so much for joining me today. Hope to see you soon!!
I’m wishing you all a wonderful weekend and excellent start to 2020! ‚̧

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See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)
Covenant Series:

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 

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Review: Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’ve all been having an awesome week so far.¬†
Today I’ve got a review for a wild ride of a book, Bad Girls with Perfect Faces. This was the first book I read for The Reading Rush. I didn’t actually make a TBR for the readathon because I’m a mood reader and no matter how hard I try, I just never stick to them. This book fulfilled the prompt of a title with five or more words. Hope you enjoy!! ūüėÄ


Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten
Genre: 
Young Adult ‚Äď Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 320
Publication Date: October 2017
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
When I looked up, his smile was wide and real. ‚ÄúReady?‚ÄĚ he said.
I faked a smile back. I had gotten so good at faking things.
I thought: You brought this on yourself, Sasha. You will have to pretend forever now.
He squeezed my hand again. He couldn’t begin to imagine what this actually was. He had no idea what I’d done. What any of us had.

When Sasha’s best friend Xavier gets back together with his cheating ex, Ivy, Sasha knows she needs to protect him. So she poses as a guy online to lure Ivy away.
But Sasha’s plan goes sickeningly wrong. And she soon learns to be careful of who you pretend to be because you might be surprised by who you become…


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Have any of you read Bad Girls with Perfect Faces? Did the plot twists shock you as much as they did me? Who was your favourite character?
Have you read any of Lynn Weingarten’s other books? Which one is your favourite?
I’d love to talk about it in the comments down below!

Thanks so much for hanging with me today; I hope you all have a lovely day! See you next time!! ūüôā

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Review: Splintered (Splintered #1)

Splintered by A. G. Howard
Genre: Young Adult РRomance, Fantasy, Retellings
Series: Splintered #1
Pages: 371
Publication Date: January 2013
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read April 2015 & January 2019 (re-read)

Goodreads Synopsis:
Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers‚ÄĒprecisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll‚Äôs¬†Alice‚Äôs Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.


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Is the Splintered series on your TBR? 
Have any of you read Splintered before? Are you on Team Morpheus with me, or are you rooting for Jeb?
Are you a fan of the original Alice in Wonderland tale?

I’d love to chat about it in the comments!

Thanks so much for stoppping by! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 

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Review: Since You’ve Been Gone

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 449
Publication Date: May 2014
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.
On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger?¬†Um…

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally¬†unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she‚Äôll find?

Go skinny-dipping?¬†Wait…what?


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Is Since You’ve Been Gone on your TBR? Have you read it already? What were your thoughts on it?
Have you read any of Morgan Matson’s other books?
Let me know in the comments below!

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See my reviews for Morgan Matson’s other books:
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

 

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Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 344
Publication Date: May 2010
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read May 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.


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Is this book on your TBR?
Have you read it already?
Have you read any of Morgan Matson’s other books? Which one is your favourite?Let’s discuss down in the comments below!

Thanks everyone!!

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See my reviews for other books in the series:
Since You’ve Been Gone

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Review: Hotel Ruby

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
Genre: Young Adult – Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 288
Publication Date: November 2015
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read February 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
“Stay tonight. Stay forever.”
A few months after Audrey’s mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are being sent by their grieving father to live with their grandmother. On their way to their grandmother’s home, they take what was supposed to be a one night stay a the gorgeous Hotel Ruby. But there’s a lot more to the beautiful hotel and it’s mysterious guests and staff than it seems. Audrey is staying in a room on a floor of the building that’s deserted of any other guests, and she’s seems to be the only guest that’s not invited to the nightly balls.¬† Audrey learns the hotel has a very dark and haunting past, and once you enter the Ruby, it can be difficult to leave…


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Is Hotel Ruby on your TBR?
Have you already read it? Did you enjoy it?
Let’s discuss down in the comments below!

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