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Review: Along for the Ride

Good afternoon and happy Sunday! I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend so far. As my summer started coming to a close, I knew that I had to squeeze in at least one summery contemporary romance! What better author to pick up than the queen  of YA contemporary romance, Sarah Dessen?
Happy reading! 😉


Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 399
Publication Date: June 2009
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Up all night.
Nights have always been Auden’s time, her chance to escape everything that’s going on around her.
Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide.
Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen…


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Have you read Along for the Ride? What was your favourite night time adventure of Auden and Eli’s?
Is this book on your TBR?
Are you a fan of Sarah Dessen’s other books? Which one is your favourite? Your least favourite?
Are you going to watch the Netflix adaption on Along for the Ride?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!!

Thanks for hanging with me today. Hope you have an awesome week!
See you all again soon!! 🙂

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See my reviews for Sarah Dessen’s other books:
Someone Like You
What Happened to Goodbye

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Review: With the Fire On High

Good afternoon, my lovely readers! I hope you’ve been having a great day so far. Today I’m back with a review for a relatively recent release and very hyped up story, With the Fire On High. I hope you enjoy!


With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Genre: 
Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 400
Publication Date: May 2019
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read July 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough time for her school’s new culinary arts class, doesn’t have the money for the class’s trip to Spain — and shouldn’t still be dreaming of someday working in a real kitchen. But even with all the rules she has for her life — and all the rules everyone expects her to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.


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Have you read With the Fire On High yet? Did you think that it lived up to the hype? What was your favourite scene?
What are your thoughts on the cover?
Have you added this book to your TBR?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!

Thank you all so, so much for joining me today! I hope you have a lovely week and I hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your evening! 🙂

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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Genre:
Young Adult / New Adult – Romance, Fantasy, Retellings
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1
Pages: 419
Publication Date: May 2015
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read July 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.


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Have any of you hopped on the ACOTAR bandwagon yet? If so, what were your thoughts? What did you think of Rhysand’s character? How did you feel about the romance? Let me know!

Thanks for joining me today! Have a lovely day!

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See my reviews for the other books in the series:
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

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Review: Things We Know By Heart

Good evening! I hope you’ve all been having a terrific Thursday! It’s been a little while since my last post, which I am really, really sorry about, but school is starting for me next week and it’s been hectic trying to get everything prepared.
But today I’m back with a review for the third book that I read for #TheReadingQuest, which applied to the prompt of reading a book with a red cover.
I have added another 10XP to my existing 30XP by completing this book, putting me at a total of 40XP! Only 10 more points to go until I reach Level 2!

The book is 304 pages, earning me 30HP to add to my existing 84HP, which means I now have a total of 114HP!


Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby
Genre:
Young Adult – Contempory, Romance
Pages: 304
Publication Date: April 2015
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.
After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all.
Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn’t want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they’re connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake.


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Is Things We Know By Heart on your TBR?
Have you already read it? Did you enjoy it?
What do you think of the cover?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you all so much for reading! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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Review: The Last Time We Say Goodbye

Good afternoon everyone; I hope you’ve all have a wonderful day so far. Today, I am back with another book review! This book was the second book I have read for #TheReadingQuest, and it fulfilled the prompt of reading a book with a verb in the title.

Completing this book gives me another 10XP to my existing 20XP, meaning I am now at a total of 30XP!
This book was 390 pages long, earning me 39HP to my existing 45HP, putting me at a total of 84HP!


The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary
Pages: 390
Publication Date: February 2015
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

There’s death all around us.
We just don’t pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn’t look at her like she might break down at any moment.
Now she’s just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that’s all she’ll ever be.
As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there’s a secret she hasn’t told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.
Lex’s brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn’t have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.


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Have you read The Last Time We Say Goodbye? Did it have the waterworks effect on you? Which character was your favourite?
Did anybody else want Seth and Alexis to get together (I can’t be the only one!)
Have you read any of Cynthia Hand’s other novels? Which one should I start with?
Let me know in the comments down below!

As always, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a fantastic night!

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Review: The Hating Game

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Genre: Adult – Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 387
Publication Date: August 2016
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.
Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.
If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth-shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.
Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.


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Is The Hating Game on your to-read list?
Have you already read it? Which scene was your favourite? What did you think of the setting of a publishing company?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments!

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Review: Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: New Adult – Romance, Contemporary
Series: Wait for You #1
Pages: 332
Publication: February 2013
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…


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Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it? What was your favourite scene?
If you haven’t read it yet, would you like to?
Let’s chat about it in the comments!

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