“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
― It Ends with Us
Title : It Ends With Us
Author : Colleen Hoover
GR Rating : 4.45
Edition : Paperback
Pages : 376
Published August 2nd by Atria Books
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The newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover.
Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
“All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”
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“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
― The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Title : The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author : Stephen Chbosky
GR Rating : 4.21
Edition : Paperback
Pages : 231
Published August 30th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
“So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”
― The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Title : A Girl Named Calamity (Alyria #1)
Author : Danielle Lori
GR Ratings: 4.26
Edition : Kindle
Pages : 219
Published July 13th 2016
“I hoped more than anything my name wasn’t my fate.”
I was a simple farm girl living in the magical land, Alyria, where men ruled and women only existed.
Call me sheltered. Call me naive. I was probably both. I never expected to be the key to Alyria’s destruction.
The journey I was on wasn’t only one to save me. But one where I had a lot of learning to do. With men. With magic. And with myself.
But I wasn’t alone. I had an escort. One I wasn’t so sure about. But one I couldn’t afford to lose and one I wasn’t so sure I could even leave.
I had many hopes. But the most important one was that my name wouldn’t become my fate.
WARNING: This novel contains blood, violence, profanity, and some sexual content.
It does end on a cliffhanger.
MY REVIEW: Continue reading “A Girl Named Calamity (Alyria #1) by Danielle Lori – REVIEW”
“I don’t believe in forgiveness. I think if you hurt someone, it becomes part of you both. Each of you just has to live with it and the person you hurt gets to decide if they want to give you the chance to do it again. If they do and you’re a good person, you won’t make the same mistakes. Just whole new ones.”
― Courtney Summers, All the Rage
Let’s read the blurb first before we move to my review. Below here, I took it from GoodReads.
Title: All The Rage
Author: Courtney Summers
GoodReads Rating: 3.85
Published April 14th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin
The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.
With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?
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“And I trust you to not…judge me for liking what I like sexually. Some people do, and I’m the equivalent of velvet handcuffs compared to harder kink. Imagine how those folks must get treated by the masses?” Beau”
― Megan Erickson, Mature Content
Another MM book, I would love to review here. The blurb:
Title: Mature Content (Cyberlove #4)
Authors: Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell
GoodReads Rating: 4.28
Published June 2nd 2017 by Megtino Press
My life plan is to be brutally honest all the way to the bank. Don’t believe me? I run a popular YouTube channel called TrashyZane, and my claim to fame is oversharing about every aspect of my personal life. Sometimes while tipsy. Not everyone loves my style, but I have a long history of icing out people who can’t handle me. I have no time for judgmental foolishness.
Except, apparently, when it comes to Beau Starr. His channel is the polar opposite of mine, and so is he. Wholesome, inspirational, and clean-cut. Everything about him should turn me off, but when we hook up following a confrontation at a convention, my world flips upside down. Not only does Beau Starr turn me on, he uses the exact combination of dirty talk and roughness needed to turn me out.
But we still hate each other. I think.
Continue reading “Mature Content (Cyberlove #4) by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell – REVIEW”
“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”
Here I go again, updating my blog with a book review. It’s a M/M book that would definitely make you cry.
Title : Broken
Author : Nicola Haken
GoodReads Rating: 4.33
Edition : E-book
Pages : 404
Published February 29th 2016
When Theodore Davenport decides to switch his mundane job for a career, he walks into Holden House Publishing with enthusiasm and determination to succeed. As he settles into his new role, makes new friends, and dreams of making it to the top, everything is going to plan.
Until he meets James Holden, CEO of Holden House.
James Holden hasn’t been able to stop thinking about his encounter with the timid man he met in a club bathroom last week, and when he discovers the one haunting his dreams is an employee, he can’t seem to stop himself from pursuing him.
Just a little fun – that’s what James tells himself. He can’t afford to care for someone who can never reciprocate, not once they find out who he really is. James believes nobody deserves the burden of being attached to him. He’s a complicated man. Damaged. Difficult. Demanding.
Is Theodore strong enough to confront James’ demons? More importantly, is James?
Please note:This book contains scenes of self harm, mental illness and suicidal ideation which may be uncomfortable for some readers.
Continue reading “Broken by Nicola Haken – REVIEW”
Congratulations! You have found my blog and my review about Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon here. Don’t expect me too much because I will put a warning to whoever read this one. This is a SPOILER BOOK REVIEW if you’re wondering. So if you don’t like it, at least give these one a love before closing your tab or Firefox and/or Chrome window. Let’s see what the GoodReads says about Everything, Everything below. I’m talking about book description, of course. Take a look below! Continue reading “Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – REVIEW”