Book 47: Making a Play

By: Abbi Glines

☆☆☆☆

The Field Party #5

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

Ryker Lee is finally enjoying his senior year—he has great friends, hangs out with hot girls, and is on track to get a football scholarship that will set him up for college. Despite this, a small part of him wonders if there’s more to life than parties and meaningless hookups—and if football even means as much to him as it does to his fellow teammates. And when he meets the new girl at school, his world totally changes… Aurora McClay is new to Lawton. She’s grateful that her twin brother, Hunter, is star of the football team and can help her adjust to her new school, but she’s not grateful at how overprotective he is over every person she meets. Just because she is deaf does not mean people have to treat her differently. When she meets Ryker Lee, the two of them spark an instant and intense chemistry, one that proves to be controversial not only because of Ryker’s reputation as a player, but also because of Aurora and Hunter’s father’s bigoted views about who Aurora can and can’t date. Aurora and Ryker know in their hearts that they are meant for each other. But can their relationship endure the turmoil of rumors and prejudice? 

Review:

Okay. I have been waiting for this book. This book actually got me into ASL. I have been learning it since I start reading this book. I wanted to stop reading it for the pure fact that I could stay into it. When I read something, I want to do what they do. I paused my reading for only a brief moment. I finished soon after and I’m still into ASL, so that’s good.

This is one of my favorite books in the series except for the ending. I hate that they couldn’t communicate and that caused a ripple in their relationship. I also hated that she got the hearing thing that I don’t remember the name of. I was loving that she was strong and independent and her father couldn’t change that. She was a rebel in the best way possible.

That’s one of my favorite things about the book. The fact that she would fight for what she wants if she wanted it. Ryker is one of my favorites. He’s just so good!

I felt so bad for Aurora at the end. Not in the way you would think though. I feel bad because she had to go to California. I lived there for 95% of my life and regret most of it. You shouldn’t get me started on California though so I’m just gonna end that before it gets started.

Blogger’s Note:

My books been doing really well since I started it. I have been posting about a chapter a day but that might shorten when school starts and midterms begin. It also might only shorten a little when Thanksgiving begins tomorrow because I have family coming in from the dreaded state of California and I want to spend as much with them as I can before they leave.

Posting for my blog will stay the same and I just wanted to let you guys know, Friday posts are only sometimes. If I have time for it or an idea, then I will, but other than that, I don’t.

I also wanted to let you guys know that for me, school comes first so if I don’t post during midterms at all or in finals week, it’s because this is a hobby of mine and it’s on the back burner. I watched one of Lovely Like Laura’s recent videos and she talked about this so I thought I should too. We basically said the same thing. But I will try my best to post.

Unedited because I’m lazy and I want to write my book.

Love you all ♡

My new book??

Okay, so I am writing something that I have been terrified to write but I am so excited to. This book is called “It’s the Small Things” and I got this name from a song I wrote and if you take it I will sue because this is my favorite song that I wrote and a bunch of people I sang it for love it. So no steals.

This book will be linked so don’t you worry. But here’s the summary if you want to see if you want to read it.

It is so hard to feel something that you don’t want to.  It is so hard to want to be around someone that you can’t. Goodness, Tucker Andrews makes it so hard for me. I have someone. I have my boyfriend, Daniel, who is still living in my hometown of Lawton, Alabama. If he would’ve came to Mifflin University with me, who knows if I would’ve still fallen for Tucker. Fallen for his Southern accent, that is way stronger than mine. Fallen for his humor that I don’t get but I still laugh at. Would I have fallen? It’s too late now; I’ve fallen for the bad boy.

So the main character, Jane, is an innocent little bean. A pure child of God. Which makes sense because she is Christian. It really only mentions it once throughout the book but you can see it because she doesn’t curse, drink, smoke, none of that.

This book is based in college and Jane is a Freshman while Tucker is a Sophomore. They meet in the first chapter and she doesn’t really like him but he… he… This is a love story, we all know that he already loves her.

I made this book because I watched The Choice. This movie is an adaptation of one of Nicholas Sparks’ books. I think this is his one book where they are actually happy in the end. So I watched this and it reminded me about “Beautiful Disaster”. I suddenly got an urge to write this, and I have been wanting to do this but I was a whimp, so I’m doing it now.

The reason why I’m not continuing “Broken Borders” is because that book actually sucks. I love “After” but it’s not really my thing. That book was doing what I didn’t want, so the moment someone told me that, I took that reason to stop.

But this book is going to be amazing so I won’t stop. I read the first chapter to my friend last night and she just about died because it was so good. Y’all need to read it. I mean, I fangirled over it.

Fun fact: all of the titles of the chapters are small things that mean a lot to Jane; they are things she loves that Tucker does.

It’s a great book in my opinion. But you guys should check it out and give me your opinion.

I don’t really want to give too much away, so I leave you here with this.

Blogger’s Note:

I’m posting all three posts that I missed.

https://www.wattpad.com/808146808-it%27s-the-small-things-intro

Love you all ♡

Top Five Friday- Top Five Fruits

  1. Cantaloupe. I don’t care what you say, this is the best fruit of all time.
  2. Oranges. They’re amazing and I love citrus. Which makes sense since I live in Arizona and we have the six C’s.
  3. Apple. It’s the most common fruit because it’s a good fruit.
  4. Bananas. They are great with chocolate fudge on top.
  5. Lemons. They were as candies and with regular food. How could you not like them.

Blogger’s Note:

I’m doing all three posts today.

Love you all ♡

Book 46: Losing the Field

YA

By: Abbi Glines

☆☆☆

The Field Party #4

Plot (Goodreads Summay):

Losing his dream, his ultimate plan, and his future- Nash Lee never expected to be facing a life without football. One wrong move and it had all changed. Going back to school for his senior year no longer appealed to him. He’d rather not leave his house. Walking back into Lawton High School, seeing pity in everyone’s eyes was just another reality in his nightmare. Revenge wasn’t a pretty thing. Tallulah Liddell had found it was rather controlling. The way you looked at life changed completely when you clung to the ugly notion. But she’d done it anyway. From the last day of her junior year when Ryker Lee had made a fat joke about her and Nash laughed with him, she’d been driven by pain. It wasn’t like no one had made fun of her weight before. She was used to that. What had hurt so deeply was Nash’s laughter. He’d always been the one person to notice her, include her, not treat her differently. But that one moment had changed it all. From the time she walked out of the school building to the moment she returned for her senior year Tallulah had been determined to lose weight and finally be the size her peers considered acceptable. What she wasn’t expecting on her return was to find a broken Nash Lee who no longer smiled, rarely spoke, and didn’t care about anything or anyone around him. He was just existing. But the pain in his eyes she understood all too well. He was alone. He no longer fit into the perfect package.

Review:

This one was probably my least favorite.

I love realistic fiction and I know that this series is unrealistic but this book really took the cake.

I don’t really want to address everything that made me mad because then I would ramble on, but my least favorite part was the communication. I have learned that communication is the key to relationship, so the fact that there was basically none, kinda made me mad.

I was so excited to read this book because it was about Nash. Throughout the series, Nash and West have been my favorite. But apparently he changed. I don’t really see it because the main reason I like Nash is because of his humor and how much he cares. That still seemed to be there.

Abbi Glines says that she changes the characters but they really are still the same in a way. I’m okay with that though because I loves all of the characters in the first book.

Blogger’s Note:

I’m doing all three posts today.

My grandpa that I haven’t seen in five years was in town for a week so I really wanted to spend time with him. That’s why I didn’t post.

I haven’t been editing my posts because I’m too lazy.

Love you all ♡

My Book Slump Reasons

Okay so this will be a talking post where I just talk to you guys. It’s kind of like a stupid storytime.

The thing is, I read in phases so I will be reading so much and no one can make me stop. And then there are phases where reading seems so weird and I don’t ever want to pick up a book. The last phase is where I don’t have anything to read but I want to and I just have nothing.

I am currently in the third phase. I want to read but all of the books are so basic. I am in a YA thing so I don’t want to read any NA or A books. I don’t know what’s good though. All I want is a book that is something other than boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl break up, boy and girl get back together. That’s why I really like “The Chase” by Elle Kennedy since they never break up and they talk through their problems.

I have recently been on an Abbi Glines binge, but I finished the “The Field Party” series and I don’t really want to read the “Sea Breeze” series.

I don’t know what else to read so please send YA recommendations. If I don’t want to read it, don’t think that I don’t like the book; I just might not want to read it at the moment.

This entire post is like a Blogger’s Note so I won’t add one.

No editing because I’m lazy.

Let’s talk about my week…

Let’s just jump right in.

This has been the most freaking stressful week of my school year. I kid you not, I have had two panic attacks in two weeks, all about homework and school and freaking life. The fact that I have to do life while also spending my entire day doing school is insane and that doesn’t work.

Me and my friend were doing the math on how many hours it takes for us to do a full day of work without even relaxing. I have all the math. I think I explained that really weirdly. So we counted the how many hours it took to make a full day for us; how many hours it took to do everything we had to. We found the average hours it to make a full day for us and we got 28 hours. A full day for me and her is 28 hours which is 4 hours more than a regular day.

Every time I had to blog, I had to do homework.

On Tuesday, I did homework from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.. I woke up at really early that morning and fell asleep at 12:00 a.m. the night before.

On Wednesday, I got home at 4:00 p.m. and tried to wake myself up but I ended up falling asleep at 4:30 and woke up at 9:00 p.m.. I still had to do homework. Guess what time I fell asleep? 11:30 p.m..

On Thursday I did not have any homework. So I thought. Therefore I just relaxed. I went to bed at a regular time.

On Friday, I had homework that I forgot about but whatever because it wasn’t a big deal. And then I realized that I had a big reading essay that was that night. That may not look like a big deal, but I didn’t even start it and I had to clean a lot because the grandpa I have not seen for years was coming to visit. I swear I have only seen him like twice in my entire life. I ended up finishing it and it was really crappy but whatever.

On Saturday, I woke up at non and got a full 13 hours of sleep because I was so sleep deprived.

Oh, and I had a panic attack and mental breakdown on two of those nights but I forgot which. That’s why I didn’t post this week and if I don’t post during the week I will really try to post more on the weekend. Like today. If that makes any sense.

This is really long and stupid so I won’t edit it.

Love you all ♡

Book 45: After the Game

YA

By: Abbi Glines

☆☆☆☆

The Field Party #3

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

Two years ago, Riley Young fled from Lawton, Alabama. After accusing the oldest Lawton son, Rhett, of rape, everyone called her a liar and she had no option but to leave. Now she’s back, but she’s not at Lawton High finishing up her senior year. She’s at home raising the little girl that no one believed was Rhett’s. Rhett is off at college living the life he was afraid he’d lose with Riley’s accusation, so Riley agrees to move back to Lawton so she and her parents could take care of her grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. But the town still hasn’t forgotten their hate for her, and she hasn’t forgotten the way they turned on her when she needed them most. When town golden boy Brady Higgens finds Riley and her daughter, Bryony, stranded on the side of the road in a storm, he pulls over and gives them a ride. Not because he cares about Riley, of course, but because of the kid. But after the simple car ride, he begins to question everything he thought he knew. Could Brady believe Riley and risk losing everything?

Review:

Let me just say that you can usually read this series as a stand alone but this book should be read after the second book ’cause it will make so much more sense. I highly recommend reading the series in order because you will never have to wonder.

I hate that Brady changed but I love it at the same time. After Brady found out about his dad, he was different but different in a weird way. How Brady said he changed was really opposite from his actions. Before he said he was the good guy and after he became an uncaring guy but that’s the exact opposite of what actually happened. I think how he said he was uncaring became more caring… If you know what I mean. He stopped caring about what other people thought. That’s what I meant.

I feel like everyone could relate to Riley. She acts so independent when she really needs help and she hated the pain but she would’ve went through it a billion times in order to get the happiness.

Okay so Riley has a kid that she loves dearly and I can relate so hard. I don’t have a kid but I have a baby sister who I look at as half of my kid because of our age gap. And I babysit her a lot. But this kid is my world and I kid you not that she saved my life. I’m like freaking Hardin and she’s Tessa except that we are not in a gross romance. I’m just saying that I had a cold heart and she changed me.

I love Riley and I think she is my favorite character out of the entire series.

My favorite part of this book is the football scene. Like, the entire football game scene. He yells at his dad which is freaking great and I loved that because he deserved it. And then he kissed Riley after the game in front of everyone. Hah. After the game. Mmm, I’m funny.

Blogger’s Note:

All the posts I did not get to during the week, I will be posting today. Besides the Friday post. So I guess just the review.

I will be posting my week on another post because there is so much to talk about.

Love you all ♡

Book Boyfriends

Going from last to first.

I’ve got to admit, “Breathe” was my favorite book. I gave it for stars yet the male protagonist made it on this list. Jax Stone is the definition of a caring guy. He was always there when Sadie needed him and he left her to make her safe even if it was the wrong decision. And the grand gesture at the end of the book that was made to make girls swoon definitely worked.

“Breathe” (Sea Breeze, #1) Abbi Glines – YA

Are we really surprised that another Abbi Glines boy made it on the list? I’m not. Let us dicuss West Ashby. I have a connection to him since this book was the second book that got me started. All of my friends love him too and every time I re-read a favorite book, I fall in love again and I don’t know what it is about West, but I fell in love again.

“Until Friday Night” (The Field Party, #1) Abbi Glines – YA

Cade Jenkins will always and forever be my first love. He has depth to him but on the outside he is so much fun and he can joke around. I love any guy that’s funny basically. I spent so much of my life not laughing that I need to love someone that can make me laugh.

“P.S. I Like You” Kasie West – YA

It’s Nate freaking Preeter! Of course a Ginger Scott boy would be on the list. What kind of crazy fan would I be without putting him on the list? He’s just that guy. He’s straight forward and he is so sweet and caring. And he’s slick which is major bonus points in my book since I am not.

“This is Falling” (Falling, #1) Ginger Scott – YA

Can you guys guess the best boyfriend? I bet you can because this is me we’re talking about. Fun fact, Travis Maddox is number one on the Goodreads Book Boyfriend list; this book is first by like 2,000 votes. I think any person with a brain would swoon over Travis because of how much he cares about Abby. And how many things he does to get her and keep her.

“Beautiful Disaster” (Beautiful, #1) Jamie McGuire – NA

Blogger’s Note:

Don’t mind if there are any English mistakes because I didn’t feel like editing tonight.

I hope you guys are having a great weekend and if you are out of school, have a great three day weekend. Happy Veterans Day Eve. My brother is a tech person in the Air Force and, if you are reading this, thank you so much for your service and everything you’ve been doing for this country. I miss you.

Ew. That’s too sappy for me. Why does everything that comes from the heart sound so cheesy. If you don’t believe me then read my giveaway one year mark post.

Goodnight and I hope you had a great day.

Love you all ♡

Book 44: Under the Lights

YA

By: Abbi Glines

☆☆☆☆

The Field Party #2

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

In the follow-up to Abbi Glines’s #1 New York Times bestseller Until Friday Night—three teens from a small southern town are stuck in a dramatic love triangle. Willa can’t erase the bad decisions of her past that led her down the path she’s on now. But she can fight for forgiveness from her family. And she can protect herself by refusing to let anyone else get close to her. High school quarterback and town golden boy Brady used to be the best of friends with Willa—she even had a crush on him when they were kids. But that’s all changed now: her life choices have made her a different person from the girl he used to know. Gunner used to be friends with Willa and Brady, too. He too is larger than life and a high school football star—not to mention that his family basically owns the town of Lawton. He loves his life, and doesn’t care about anyone except himself. But Willa is the exception—and he understands the girl she’s become in a way no one else can. As secrets come to light and hearts are broken, these former childhood friends must face the truth about growing up and falling in love…even if it means losing each other forever. 

Review:

I was not excited about this book. I am not a fan of love triangles and I only read this because I knew who she would end up with so I knew who to root for. I love realistic fiction books and this entire book series is dramatic and will never ever happen in real life. And if it does, my condolences.

I don’t like Gunner. I just don’t like him but I like him when he’s with Willa. I just don’t like him. He ain’t my type. At least Willa and Gunner balance each other out becuase I really like Willa. She has no filter and I see a lot of myself in her.

This book was really dramatic and the only reason it wasn’t one of my favorites was because of gunner and because of the fact that it was not realistic at all. Gunner’s family are traders and Willa’s life isn’t what I have ever seen before. Her life might actually be someone else’s but I wouldn’t know since I am the most sheltered person when it comes to life outside of books.

Blogger’s Note:

Hello there beautiful. Hi. I saw a play that a high school in my area put on and it was Frozen but I don’t know how I feel about it. If it wasn’t a recreation then I probably would’ve liked it more but I don’t know. It’s like a book to movie adaptation. I am so tired because whenever I am in a dark space and not sleeping I get tired. I sat in a chair in a dark space and watched a play and now I am exhausted and have been that way for hours but I can’t take a nap or else I can’t sleep that night. I’m probably gonna go to bed now.

Love you all ♡