Showing posts from May, 2017

(Review) Phantom Limbs

Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner Publication Date: September 13, 2016 Pages: 368 (kindle) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 3Stars
Goodreads Synopsis:  How do you move on from an irreplaceable loss? In a poignant debut, a sixteen-year-old boy must learn to swim against an undercurrent of grief—or be swept away by it.
Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis’s little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it’s been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara—part drill sergeant, part friend—who’s hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he’s never forgotten and the brother he’s never stopped grieving. As it becomes achingly clear that he and Meg are not the same people they were, Otis mu…

(Review) Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han Publication Date: May 2, 2017 Pages: 336 (hardcover) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
Goodreads Synopsis:

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one sho…

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas Publication Date: October 3, 2017 Pages: 705 (hardcover) Genre: Fantasy (New Adult) My Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars
Goodreads Synopsis:  Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

My Review: This series...
I love when a series pulls me in with magic and swoons and everything in between. When I first read A Court of Thorns and RosesI completely fell in love…

(Review) Far from the Tree

Far from the Treeby Robin Benway Publication Date: October 3, 2017 Pages: 348 (kindle) Genre: Young Adult Fiction My Goodreads Rating:5 Stars
Goodreads Synopsis:  Being the middle child has its ups and downs.
But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—
Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.
And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned …

Reading Recap - April

Well, it seems like I haven't posted one of these SINCE DECEMBER and now that 2017 is almost halfway over I figured I should?  Reading has seriously taken a backseat to life lately and I'm looking forward to summer break so I can get back in the swing of things. Below you'll find my four and five star reads since January. Most of them have been released since the ARC flow has been slow as well (come on NetGalley/Edelweiss). The majority of them have links back to the review if you just click on the book! I hope you find something you like!

Five Star Reads: This book was beautiful.  I cried and stayed up past my bedtime.  Releases in October 2017.
Love. This. Series.  Check out Rebel of the Sands first.
I reread this.  Still swoony.

Four Star Reads:

Happy reading!