Book 19: On the Fence
By: Kasie West
Braden and Charlie and her brothers have been friends since childhood. She is the biggest tomboy and acts like a guy. And when she turns sixteen, she can finally start dating. After she has to get a job and her only option is a fashion store, she starts to see what being a girl is like. She learns and grows and gets asked out! And midnight chats with Braden don’t help the feelings she has started to grow for him. This athlete is a winner with sports, but is she a winner at love?
I have read most of Kasie West books and this is my second favorite. “On the Fence”, is about a tomboy who is finally allowed to date at sixteen. And this is one thing that I love about this book; it is realistic for me since a rule in my parent’s house for my younger and older sisters is that we can’t/ couldn’t date till sixteen. And the cursing! Cursing is a big no in my parent’s house and in Charlie’s.
We learn in the very beginning that her mom passed away during her early stages of life. This didn’t look like it had a big impact on her until near the end of the book. Charlie likes to runaway from problems from what I can see. Her mom dies and she goes straight to the roof (understandable). She has feelings; apparently not in her mind.
Braden always seemed to want to tell her something all the while keeping her safe. And when he finally tells Charlie the secret he just stops in the middle! I get it because Charlie was the one to leave but come on… go after her. You can’t just hop a fence in the middle of the night and start a secret you don’t intend to finish.
Braden is also an okay dude. Most of Kasie West’s book boyfriends are not at the top of my list, but I would see Braden as a good friend. I have the worst taste in guys–because I find the cringiest ones–and I shouldn’t have a say in this topic, but Braden’s qualities and personality is vague and I found a lot of small boyfriend things. (I am so bad at explaining this…) It showed a few pieces of him being protective over her, few pieces of him caring for her, and few pieces of more things. I honestly think it’s just me being picky with my–cringy–guy choices though.
Disclaimer and other stuff:
I have not been on my posting game…
I am so sorry about how my chronic reviews are in fact not chronic. While writing this, I currently have the flu and pink eyes. Tissues are being shoved up my nostrils while drops of uncertain medication is going in my eye. On top of that, my school has a threat and there is festival I may or may not attend after being so excited about it. My room is a mess I have to clean and in exactly a month, I have finals… The death of every human brain ever.
Life is just a slap in the face. And I understand that it’s in a month but still, it’s finals.
But lets talk about this knew format! Whoa how fancy… I am going to start adding the cover of the book and start using the format that I did in this post. Tell me if you like it because I feel like adding a plot and then a review just seems better. But what do I know about anything so you tell me what you think.
Again, I am sorry for my reviews and how they are not consistent. I am not sure if this is a disclaimer but please don’t come at me for my eyeballs and the fact that they are pink and red like roses.
Also, I have been thinking about doing other book related stuff and not just reviews. My weekly reviews with be the same, but I might also throw in a book related post like if there is a book tag. But I haven’t been as into this as I was and I thought I was just going to quit when I realized how unlike me that was and I want to start doing this but scared for the reaction.
Have a great day and don’t get pink eye. ♡
Book 18: Geekerella
By: Ashley Poston
This book is on my favorites list on my Goodreads account for a reason. Geekerella is so different from the books I read. And it is also cool that the main character and I have the same name.
Danielle is so nerdy and cute, I really don’t know how to describe her. She is sweet and I love a good retelling and this one made Cinderella look weak. Darien was kind of a jerk in the beginning. But then I got to know him, and he was okay. But then I was like, “Wow. He’s not half bad…” But nevertheless, in the end, he’s sweet and a stereotypical hot nerd.
The plot was very sweet and I love how they turned the story around a little and had Calliope (Danielle’s step sister) be a decent human being. And she started dating Sage (Danielle’s co-worker).
The ending was just so different and fun. I mean a freaking orange food truck is speeding across a country club. Darien and Danielle are like puzzle pieces and their personalities and quirks fit perfectly together.
Book 17: The Selection
By: Kiera Cass
I cannot explain how much I hate America Singer. This will obviously be a rant review because sometimes I just need to throw a horrible book in the mix.
One of many things I hate about this book is that America is a hypocrite. She is such a freaking hypocrite that I actually had a laughing fit about it. She complains every paragraph about how Maxon and Kriss like each other and why would he like her, but she is doing the same thing with Aspen. He is wondering the same thing and is in the same place.
And Kiera Cass makes America’s mom sound like an evil stepmother and America’s dad sound like a piece of heaven. But there is so much foreshadowing it is so obvious the outcome. I won’t spoil that much because it is later in the series… And yes I have read the second book and then read two chapters of the third before I laughed at how stupid it was and then closed the book.
So be prepared for another rant review in about a month! That one will be interesting…
I get so frustrated with this book that I am amazed that I enjoyed the first time around and even read the second book. Even if this is probably one of the worst books ever, I know a bunch of people who enjoyed it and I can see why. But this book is definitely not my cup of tea.
Would not recommend personally, but I would if you like trashy love fantasy series.
Book 16: Perfectly Oblivious (and other books in the Perfect Series)
By: Robin Daniels
There will be spoilers in all of my reviews from this review and on.
I have been on the fence about reading this book because Goodreads (@Elle_Haze) has a rating of 3.95. And I know that that is a high rating but I sampled it and decided to get a different book in which I will be reviewing next week. But I decided to get it after reading the story line of the other books in the series.
I don’t do negative reviews but this series gave me mixed feelings. I enjoyed the characters and the plot but it took awhile to get there. I listened to this on Audible and a large fraction of the beginning was just talking about their feelings without getting into the summary I was provided with.
This book is duel point of view between Cameron (Cam) and Bianca (Bebe). Their relationship was stereotypical and the plot was predictable. I liked Robin Daniels writing, but the only problem I had -also a problem with Millionaire B&B- is that when Robin Daniels writes duel views, one character thinks one and then the other says it out loud. I believe she meant it as they know each other so well, but it was completely over used to the point where it got annoying.
Besides that, I felt as though I understood what they did and why. But there is an exception for one scene.
Bebe goes out on a date and Cam gets so jealous that he stalks them. Literally follows them to a football game and to Chili’s. I thought he was stupid but it sounded like a good idea. Sounded; past tense. Bebe never found out and it kind of effected the story but I felt there were better ways to get the ending they got.
This book reminded me of the Duff in a few aspects. Such as: Bianca; friends since they were kids, both guys are athletes, girls have best friends that get more guy attention. The plots are different, but I kept comparing and contrasting these two books.
Since I will never read the other books in the series, I will talk about them here.
I will never in a lifetime read the second book. It doesn’t interest me and again, it is sort of stereotypical.
I was ready to buy the fourth book but then I previewed it on Goodreads. I thank God everyday for that preview. I hated the characters in that book in the first few pages and I put it done before the preview was over. The plot was intriguing but the I couldn’t deal with the characters.
I planned to read the third book after the forth but after reading the first previews of all the books in this series and reading the first book I decided that I would just stop with this series.
The plots were amazing but I just couldn’t get through it.
If you enjoy cheesy books that involve a lot of basketball, read this one.
Book 15: Red Queen
By: Victoria Aveyard
This was the first fantasy book I have ever read and I now understand all of the fandoms I have seen on the internet. When I finished this book, I didn’t really fully comprehend the ending. I understand that reading the summary kind of spoils the book, but I didn’t read the summary. I just picked the book up and started reading it.
I will be spoiling the book during this review.
Maven was my book boyfriend for a good two days before I finally discovered his dark secret. And the cameras that were in the dancing room! You really couldn’t turn them off Mare?
But I love how Cal and Mare met. Cal liked her from the beginning even though she was a Red. But honestly I thought that the Bowl of Bones scene would end up differently. I thought Cal and Mare would handle it differently but the way Victoria made the ending had me clapping.
Who else thinks that this book should become a movie because I would have this on DVD.
Book 14: Paper Hearts
By: Ali Novak
While I was trying to find information on this book on Wattpad, I noticed I had a totally different story line that what I thought. I listened to an audio version on Youtube (because I’m cheap) and when I looked at Wattpad it was different and I don’t recall a Lucy or Queen of Hearts. For this review I will be reviewing the audio version because I have to post something and I already have a review in my journal. So here it is:
As I vaguely mentioned in the Book 4 that the Heartbreakers is part of a part of a trilogy and that the second book is out and the third the third book is being made. So now I am going to tell my thoughts on the Paper Hearts.
Felicity and Alec are so adorable! It made me have really bad anxiety when Felicity didn’t trust Alec. It made me scared knowing there was a chance of Alec and Felicity not being together.
Felicity Jole is so talented and I really want to buy her necklaces from what I know.
I like how Violet handled the situation in the end, but then my mind changed when I read the third book. I know it’s not out yet officially, but Ali has already finished 13 chapters on Wattpad. I don’t really know how to feel anymore. I don’t want to say that she’s nice, but I think Ali is going to make show her real feelings and they’ll make up. I am getting way too off track.
If you are in love with sweet and funny YA contemporary, this series is a must read! And if you are interested but don’t want to spend money, download the app Wattpad and all of @fallzswimmer ‘s books (including ones that will never be published) will be on there). And the first, second, and first thirteen chapters of the third book in the Heartbreak Chronicles.
Sorry this isn’t one of the best.
Book 13: Five Feet Apart
By: Rachel Lippincott
Unlucky thirteen my butt. This book is amazing.
I have read no other book like this. Every thing this book has gone through and is going through is unbelievable. My friends didn’t even believe me when I told them what was happening with the book. This a rather new book that came out on November 20 of 2018. It doesn’t take that long to film a movie but the process does. This movie is coming out on March 13 of 2019 (or earlier). It wasn’t even out for a full two months before they decided to make it into a movie. They are done filming and I will link the trailer below. Does anyone want to see this movie with me because I am really excited to and I marked it in beautiful bright colors.
I was laughing my butt off when Will did anything. He is freaking hilarious. I watched the trailer before I finished reading the book and I squealed every time I noticed something in the book that I saw from the trailer.
Watch the movie if the book doesn’t seem your style though.
I won’t go into great detail because I feel that everyone should read this book.
I didn’t like Cole Sprouse until I found out he was in this movie. I watched this trailer like a hundred times.
Book 12: Out of His League
By: Maggie Dallen
It is kind of depressing that books like ‘Catch a Falling Star’, ‘The Heartbreakers’, ‘The Wrong Bachelor’, and many more don’t get enough attention. I have never had these books recommended to me and I had to search high and low to find a my favorites. This book included.
Out of His League is so cute! I got it on audible and I listened to it twice because I didn’t want it to be over. Some phrases and similes were said multiple times and I think it there were different ways to say it, but I got the point they were trying to make. I was really excited when I saw it was part of a series and I was sad to find that it wasn’t a continuation of Veronica and Drew. I was hoping to see their journey in Boston together.
I was really surprised when I heard what was happening during the kissing part. Wow. Excuse me. Drew took Veronica to a private spot around the corner for a reason.
Why are the great books the short ones? Definitely a worthy read!
Book 11: Until Friday Night
By: Abbi Glines
Would this really be a book blog without including one of Abbi Glines’ books? No would not, so here it is.
Maggie has experienced more trauma than most people combined. I went into this book only knowing about West and his life. I did not know about Maggie’s; I just knew she moved because of an experience involving leaving her parents. My mom wanted to know what the book was about and I read the summary. Correction: I tried to read the summary. I stopped in the middle because I had no clue what happened to Maggie and I was just informed.
My mom was just as shook as me.
West is really lost and thinks Maggie is map to guide him. But as the book goes on, we see Maggie is just as lost as West and has been for the last two years.
If you are looking to read this book please do not read this part.
When West’s dad died a tear slipped from my eye. I wasn’t sobbing but that’s a first. I have never cried during or came close to doing so, but one tear escaped. I was devastated and I love how Abbi Glines put this scene into the book.
Book 10: Catch a Falling Star
By: Kim Culbertson
I have not seen this book anywhere. I could barely find it online. This book gets no credit for how good it is. I like to think I review books that don’t get enough acknowledgement, but this one, I found this on Pintrest when I was scrolling through ya contemporary books. If I had to go to that length to find a book this good, that is just sad.
I love seeing two points of view in a book, but this book didn’t need it. I was waiting in anticipation for when Adam would realize he liked Carter. I had no clue what was running through his head and for once I was happy that there was only one point of view.
I didn’t like Adam as a person, but I liked him when he was with Carter. She made him a better guy. And I loved the cover. It related to the book and most importantly, it wasn’t cheesy. This book would look really pretty in anyone’s library.
Book 9: You and Everything After
By: Ginger Scott
The second book in the ‘Falling’ series is ‘You and Everything After’. In the first book you can clearly see Ty and Cass have a connection. And in the first book they show Nate and Rowe getting Ty and Cass back together. But in the second they show deeper feelings to Ty and Cass that you didn’t see the first book.
I knew Cass had a bad past, but I didn’t know it would be strong enough to affect her future. Ty didn’t care about why or why not Cass couldn’t work out. If soccer made her happy, he would make it happen.
After this book, I am just waiting for the Preeter brothers to get married to the 33 girls.
Book 8: This is Falling
By: Ginger Scott
I am so excited to be reviewing this book because it is so different from the usual books I read. Rowe has been traumatized but she still wants to go to college. And along with Rowe, I love it when Nate calls her 33. Their phone call when she left to go back home to Arizona was so undescribably cute. I love their interactions with each other and their pranks toward one another. But what really made Nate the cutest guy ever, is when he told Rowe he would wait.
Can someone get me a man like that?!
I have seen (or read) a guy who just doesn’t stop; trauma or not. And even if I wasn’t there to witness Rowe in real life, I could tell by what I read that Rowe changed for the better when she met Nate.
Everyone needs to read this in order to know how a guy should treat you.
Book 7: Shuffle, Repeat
By: Jen Klein
I don’t know if it is just the name, but in my fourth book review of “The Heartbreakers”, I said I finally fangirled over Oliver Perry, but I also fangirled over the Oliver in this book. But in true honesty, Oliver was so sweet and caring. He made me really happy with his gestures; big and small. I don’t know how June didn’t fall for him sooner.
The songs weren’t ones that I would jam out to in the car, but I am not one to judge since we all have different types of music. I do think Oliver should have talked to June a little more about forgiving her at prom. But besides that, this book was amazing. I love the incorporation with music. If i didn’t love books so much and I didn’t want to be an author, I would definitely pursue something in the music industry and performing arts.
My friend borrowed this book from me and loved it, and I think that everyone should read it because it is just a nice book that you could read anytime of the year.
Book 6: Stay Sweet
By: Siobhan Vivian
It was kind of hard to get through this book because it went a little slow, but in the end I really enjoyed it. I didn’t enjoy the third person perspective, but at least it was third person, omniscient. I did enjoy the plot though. I love Grady and Amelia’s relationship. But my favorite parts were the diary entries and the secret that Molly Meade kept about her and her fiance.
I am posting a lot today because I have an Instagram account (@books.for_thoughts) that I have a lot of reviews on and this is one of my catch-up days.
Book 5: Every Last Word
By: Tamara Ireland Stone
Sam is a popular high school girl who has OCD. She has a lot of friends and is a phenomenal swimmer. Swimming is her life. I can relate to Sam on multiple levels: we both have OCD, has lots of friends, and we both have a sport that takes up our time. But the most important relatable factor is that we both tell our feelings through poetry. When I share my words with my peers they can feel what I am trying to say, and that is the greatest reward in my book.
I love how Sam found out what mistake she made and fixed it. But I was so happy when AJ shared his poem at the night meeting. It was so cute. I didn’t know how to handle it when the truth came afloat about Caroline. I won’t spoil it because that would spoil the whole read, but it had me shaking like a tree in a hurricane.
Book 4: The Heartbreakers
By: Ali Novak
I listened to this book and I my heart hurt hearing the band tell me what Oliver did. Like come on dude. Cara is so funny and she is hilarious when Drew started talking about Oliver and Stella. I kind of envy Stella. How many people can say that they made out with the lead singer of a world known boy band. And that they are the photographer for them. And are best friends with the band. AND are now dating the lead singer. I know it’s fictional, but still. I have never been a fan girl to anything. Up until this…
Book 3 of the “Heartbreak Chronicles” is about Xander. The book is called “Heartstrings”. It is still in Progress but it is a fact that it is coming out in 2019. (Who else is shook by this information?!) DISCLAIMER: These are facts. I would never provide false information to you guys. I got all of this information from Ali Novak on Wattpad.
BTW:On Wattpad, she talks about the fourth book which is about JJ and in the comments, everyone is talking about Cara and JJ. Holy crap! I’m not the only one who ships them! Comment if you think this too.
I know I haven’t given any bad reviews yet, but that’s because I prefer not to and I genuinely feel bad after posting it. But if you contact me to review a book that I think is bad, I will still review it publicly.
Book 3: P.S. I Like You
By: Kasie West
P.S. I Like You”, is an outstanding book. The writing is so descriptive and I felt as if I were actually witnessing it with my own eyes. I can’t count how many times I laughed at Cade’s stupid remarks. Lily is so sweet but so stubborn and I feel like we can all relate to. The circumstances were so weird but intriguing.
This was the first contemporary book I ever read and this book is what brought me into the world of YA romance. If you need a good summer or back to school read, this is a nice and fluffy one. Though it deals with tiny serious topics, it doesn’t take up the whole book.
“P.S. I Like You”, is so cute and it doesn’t get enough credit.
Book 2: The Wrong Bachelor
By: Alexandra Moody
I. Loved. This. Book. It was so well written and I read the PDF version online and it was like a movie was playing in my head without the voices. But then I looked it up on Audible and was going to come out in a week so I waited patiently for the book and on December 28, 8 hours of my day was spent listening to a book. All of the puzzle pieces came together and the voices were finally added to the movie I created in my mind.
I was kind of shook when I finally got to hear Cole’s perspective in the second paragraph. And Maddie is blind that she can’t see that Cole likes her. The ending had me kicking my feet in excitement. Cole had the perfect way of telling Maddie of how he feels and how to win her back. And I have to agree with everyone in that school that Laurie is a total psychopath. I mean who does that crap for a guy; in love or not.
Caddie is my all time favorite ship name. Cole is so sweet and Maddie always takes it the wrong way. I’m trying to find a bad thing to say about this book, but I just can’t find a blemish. It’s diverse and I can’t count how many times I laughed at Evan.
Book 1: If the Summer Lasted Forever
By: Sheri L. Tapscott
It wasn’t good enough for four stars, but not bad enough for three stars. But there isn’t a half star in the system so I went with four. I was kind of thrown off guard when I read the book. Someone gave me a short summary that didn’t really correlate with the book. And then there was a lot going on at the end of the book that could have been planned out better.
(Spoiler) In the end the mom and the uncle hook up… That secret could have been found out in the middle and then Landon could have comforted Lacey. I like the problem because it’s interesting, just not when it happened.
Overall it was a pretty cute book. The ending was adorable and I would read that part a thousand times. The plot was pretty cute. There are a lot of books out there about having a fake boyfriend and then along the way you fall in love and then confess your feelings. But this one was rather different seeing as the circumstances. This would be a book that you would read in your spare time. In my opinion it wouldn’t be the top of the TBR list… But it should still be on it.