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October Wrap Up

Hello Readers!!!

Well, sad to say this, but October has been a pretty slow reading month (sad face). But of course the AMAZING books that I read makes up for the lack of books that I read this month. So here goes my LONNNNGGGG list of books that I read this month!

Ninety Degrees: A Precursor to Small Circles (Stories from Foster & Allan, #.5)

Ninety-Degrees by Megan Duke

Ninety Degrees is the story behind Silas McFuller’s senior year at Chattanooga Prep. He and his best friend, Charleigh McAfee, have never cared about grades or ACT scores. Their drive stems from creativity and pushing the boundaries when it comes to the arts and the world around them. They’ve got one year left of high school, and they want to make it count. For Charleigh, that means crossing into dangerous territory alongside a rebel with a southern drawl. For Silas, it means letting go of reasoning and finally letting his true self shine. Readers of the Small Circles books know better than any that life is short, and within that small spanse of time, it’s okay to be happy.

Check out my full review here: Ninety Degrees

I LOVVVEEEDD this book (DUH), and I CANNOT wait until Infinite Limits… though I sort of can, because eeeek!!! What’s going to happen to Paxton and Jade!!!?? And everyone else!!!?!?!


The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)

The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madoe

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

Check out my full review here: The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1)

Being a huge fan of Gossip Girl, I DEFINITELY loved this book. Though it’s very different from Gossip Girl! You should definitely check this series out! ANDDDD the second book Diamonds in the Rough released on October 28th! I can’t wait to read it!


Stay with Me (Wait for You, #3)

Stay with Me (Wait for You #3) by J.Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.
But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.
Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

Check out my review here: Stay with Me (Wait for You #3)

My first NA genre series, and I am absolutely LOVING it! I can’t wait to read the next book!


Three Sixty: A Companion to Small Circles

Three-Sixty by Megan Duke

Three Sixty is a story about a group of friends. You may recognize two of them as the younger siblings of Larson Ashby and Jade Walbridge, but that does not mean you know them. Audrina, Paxton, and Larson meet Carter after he decides to spend the summer with his older sister Jade. Set during the summer before Audrina’s freshman year of college, over the course of those four months, the friends come face to face with jealousy, regret, freedom, and the true meaning of love. As a companion to the novel Small Circles, Three Sixty promotes the notion that it’s okay to be happy, even if you have to completely turn your life around, and start over, in order to achieve that.

Check out my review here: Three-Sixty

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What I am reading right now, but haven’t finished:

Clicks (The Dolphin Prophecy #1)

Clicks by Amy Evans

Clicks are the sounds the universe makes when it stops to tell you what’s going to happen next. Truths you hear in your heart that you can’t explain.
For sixteen year old Cami, the clicks won’t stop. They’re telling her to fall in love with the wrong twin, that her family is hiding something, and that Pinhold, her pristine Island home, is in danger.
Born and bred to win, Cami’s family expects her to join a secret society called The Guard, marry one of the two identical twin boys next door, and stay on Pinhold Island for the rest of her life. Home to perfect waves, black sand beaches, and the world-famous Surf Carnival, Pinhold seems deceptively perfect. While visitors are jealous of the few hundred people who get to live there, Cami feels stifled. Thanks to the intense link she shares with her own twin, Mica, she can’t even be alone with her thoughts. While Cami’s more than happy to be a lifeguard, a lifelong commitment to the endless summer feels like a trap.
It should have been a fun summer of surf competitions and beach patrol. But dolphins are washing up on shore and the best swimmers are drowning. Then her twin brother Mica goes down too.
The only thing that can save her brother is the truth that only Cami can learn. But can she trust the clicks?

Clicks is the first novel in The Pinhold Prophecy – The fate of the world balances on the head of a pin.

I hope that I get in at least 5 books for the month of November, but we’ll see!

Don’t forget…

Happy Reading!!!!

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Review of Stay with Me (Wait for You #3) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Signed Stay with Me“My lashes lifted as I dropped the phone back in my purse. “I… um, I like the old-school stuff better what’s big today. I mean, they actually sang and played music then. Now they just prance around half naked, scream, or talk through songs. It isn’t even about the music anymore.”” pg. 23 Stay with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

“I wrinkled my nose. “Does talking and not knowing when to shut up count?”” pg. 74 Stay with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

“My gaze had slowly tracked over to him, and that was when I’d seen a book tucked in his lap. He read? Oh my God, guys that read were like unicorns. They only existed in fairy tales. I wanted to ask him what he was reading, but I didn’t. All I had done was nod.”” pg. 123 Stay with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

“He paused. “And everyone has secrets, babe. Not one person is always a hundred percent honest in every single situation. And that goes for your friends.”” pg. 204 Stay with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

“Oh, yes, he did. It was cute. You were all quiet when he first started coming around and he was always looking at you, but then you really didn’t pay attention to him. I thought maybe I read you wrong and you weren’t into him.” pg. 272 Stay with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

“The whole point of this, Calla, is all of us have things we’ve lied about and things we’re ashamed of, and things we wished we talked to someone about a long time before we did.” pg. 329 Stay with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Goodreads synopsis:

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

My review:

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars

Each time I read another book in a series (Lux series and Wait for You series) by Jennifer L. Armentrout, they just get better and better.

I honestly don’t need to spend more time telling you how much I love Jennifer’s witty and beautiful writing, just look at my other reviews of her books.

This book of course had many elements that were the same as the other two books in the Wait for You series, such as the male and female characters meeting, and how events from the characters past impacts their present. One difference between Stay with Me and the other two books was that this was much more suspenseful. In this novel, Calla ends up going back to her hometown and spending much of her time looking for her drug addicted mother that no one has seen or heard from. There were many shady characters throughout this book (very mafia-like) and seemed a little too unbelievable. The storyline in the other two books seemed much more realistic.

I still did love the storyline in this book in how elements of both and Jax and Calla’s past were similar, so you knew that there was a connection between the two even if they didn’t know it.

I automatically loved Calla’s character when she made a cameo in the second book being Teresa’s eventual best friend from music. I loved the fact that she was a protective friend to Teresa and I loved her bluntness and her honesty.

I definitely found this book more meaningful because I was able to relate to aspects of Calla’s character very easily. She is a blunt, honest, and caring character and she never felt as though guys looked at her as more than a friend. This was due to her quietness, which in turn caused the guys to think she wasn’t interested (her conversation with Teresa about Brandon from the second book). I feel as though there are a lot of girls that could relate to her character as well because of this.

Jax was absolutely a strong, caring and passionate character. At times I thought he was so obnoxious and wouldn’t take no for an answer. I felt that he was perfect for Calla because she had never known anyone necessarily taking care of her, so it makes sense that she didn’t know exactly how to handle things with Jax. The way in which their relationship developed was fantastic and very natural. He was very understanding and patient with Calla knowing that she may not have the same experiences as most people their age. Their relationship was more intimate than the other books because it took awhile for them to get to know one another and establish something. In the first book in the series, Cam and Avery meet and seem to fall for one another right away. In the second book, Jase and Teresa had an established relationship because of his friendship with Cam and Teresa being Cam’s younger sister.

This book was absolutely heartbreaking, suspenseful, and romantic and I highly recommend everyone reading this book. Annnddd there may or may not be some characters from the previous books that you get to see again in this book.

Happy Reading!


September Wrap Up

Hello readers!

So September was another month of slow reading for me (sad face). But, I did read some fantastic books! I of course read my favorite genres (young adult, contemporary, dystopian, and new adult). I have been introduced to some new fantastic and unique authors. I have linked my reviews for each of these books in the titles. Please go check them out and make sure you read these superb novels!

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Ignite (Ignite #1) by Lily Paradis

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Exiled (Talented #4.5) by Sophie Davis

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Lux Consequences: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The Giver by Lois Lowry (no review)

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Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)


Review of Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Signed Be with Me

“Jase stared at me a moment longer and then he laughed deeply- the sound rich and yummy. God help me, but I loved it when he laughed like that. No matter how irritated I was with him or how badly I wanted to karate kick him between the legs, when he laughed, it was like the sun was shining in my eyes.” Pg. 14 Be with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

“”Actually, it’s experience. Things come along you don’t expect all the time, Tess. Trust me. Things that change everything about your life-about what you thought you wanted, who you thought you were. Things that make you reevaluate everything and even if it doesn’t sound like a good thing in the beginning?” He shrugged as he settled his gaze on Thunder. “Sometimes they turn out better than you could’ve ever imagined.”” Pg. 87 Be with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

“Silence, no matter which way you look at it, destroyed lives.” Pg. 238 Be with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

“…that was a part of me, and I finally fully understood that it would always be there with me, but it didn’t make me who I was today. It shaped me, but it wasn’t me.” Pg 345 Be with Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Goodreads synopsis:

Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…

My review:

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars

Another hit for author j. Lynn. This book was the second book in the Wait for You series and was even better!

It was better overall, but it was a little slow in the beginning ( just in the first chapter or two. I loved how this book was written in a non-linear way in that there were many moments that brought up past events with the characters. The plot was written very smoothly even when the characters talked about events and experiences from their past.

I loved how a few characters from the first book were back in this book, like Cam and Avery. It was nice to see a little snippet of where their relationship would eventually become (hopefully!!- read the book to find out).
One of my favorite minor characters from this book has got to be Calla. I loved how blunt and honest she was. She was definitely a supportive friend to Teresa.

I liked how the relationship between the tie main characters was set up differently than the first novel. In the first novel, Cam and Avery meet one another on campus. In this book, Teresa and Jase know each other because Jase is friends with Teresa’s older brother Cam, so there was already some form of an established relationship between the two.I loved the way JLA set up the progression of Jase and Teresa’s relationship from being acquaintances to becoming friends to something more.  You could sense the intensity in their relationship even before Teresa and Jase knew it. This of course was very frustrating!
From the get go, I really liked Jase’s character. Even though he had a reputation for being a player, you could sense that there was more to him then meets the eye. At first I couldn’t get a handle on who Teresa was and what she was about. As I continued reading I came to realize that she was a caring strong and gutsy character. This was such an intense read! From the moments when Teresa and Jase were together, to how elements of both Jase and Teresa’s past came to the present. And my goodness their cupcake tradition was so cute! (yes you will just have to read the book to find out-and now I understand why Jennifer signed my book with the word cupcakes 🙂  ).

This novel was a fantastic portrayal of how much our past is only partially who we are and also that life surprises us in unexpected ways, both good and bad. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of Jennifer l. Armentrout but also if you enjoy contemporary books. This is a new adult genre book so the details about the characters are much more intimate than in YA books.

Happy Reading!!


Book Release of Stay with Me (Wait for You #3) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

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At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

Be sure to pick up your copy today!


Books I Bought and Brought from/to the Chapter by Chapter Book Rave Event

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The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
“Savannah. Courtney. Peyton. The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quote catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity their long-lost dad- a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.”

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Clicks by Amy Evans
“CLICKS are moments of divine time, when the universe stops to tell you what’s going to happen next. They’re instincts, truths you hear in your heart that can only be heard by you.
Ride the wave, or the wave rides you.
Pinhold Island is the mos perfect example of nature and time, but the eye candy on the surface hides many secrets underground. Cami Roans loves the endless summer and influx of hot boys, but hates the island mythology and the way they’ve shaped her family’s expectations. They’ve planned for her to lead The Guard like her grandmother, and marry Blake, her next-door neighbor. She sees both as traps she must avoid if she ever wants a life off of Pinhold.
But her plans for beach patrol and lifeguard competitions hit the rocks when as soon as summer starts, and a mysterious injury sends her right into Blake’s arms. When other swimmers start to drown, Cami’s forced to question everything she knows. The things that used to make sense no longer do, and only her own instincts will lead her to the life or death truth.”

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Salt by Danielle Ellison
“Never leave home without salt.

Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.

When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find “her” demon. To take back what was stolen.

Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own.

Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her.”

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Losing It by Cora Carmack
“Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible – a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.”

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Vision by Lisa Amowitz
“The light is darker than you think…

High school student Bobby Pendell already has his hands full—he works almost every night to support his disabled-vet father and gifted little brother. Then he meets the beautiful new girl in town, who just happens to be his boss’s daughter. Bobby has rules about that kind of thing. Nothing matters more than keeping his job.

When Bobby starts to get blinding migraines that come with scary, violent hallucinations, his livelihood is on the line. Soon, he must face the stunning possibility that the visions of murder are actually real. With his world going dark, Bobby is set on the trail of the serial killer terrorizing his small town. With everyone else convinced he’s the prime suspect, Bobby realizes that he, or the girl he loves, might be killer’s next victim.”

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Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
“Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society.

To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.

Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home.

Constant darkness.

Brutal and savage violence.

Excruciating pain.

Every day is a fight for survival.

But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole.

I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.”

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Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. lynn
“For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.”

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Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. lynn
“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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Be with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
“Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…”

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Stay with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
“At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.”

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Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

“Some things are permanent.

Indelible.

And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future…and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…”

THE TWIXT

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Lux: Consequences (Opal & Origin) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Opal
“After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.”
Origin
“Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?”

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Lux: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.”

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The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
“An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.”


July Wrap Up

What a FANTASTIC month of reading I had! I read mostly YA (of course), but I also dipped my reading feet into the NA genre, as well as a psychological thriller genre. All the books that I had the pleasure of reading this month were incredible and were given either 4.5/5 stars out of 5. A few books that I also read included some e-book novellas. Please check out my reviews of each of these amazing books in the links below! I’m looking forward to whats in store for my next month of reading (aka, FINALLY getting to read the Lux series: Beginnings and Consequences).

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Wait for You (Wait for You #1) by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout

Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

The Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion (The Whispers of the Fallen #2) by JD Netto

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken

In Time (The Darkest Minds #1.5) by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken

Created (Talented Saga #4) by Sophie Davis

Captivated (Talented Saga, #3.5) by Sophie Davis

Hunted (Talented Saga #3) by Sophie Davis

Caged (Talented Saga #2) by Sophie Davis

Talented (Talented Saga #1) by Sophie Davis


Book Review of Wait for You (Wait for You #1) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout

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“Everything was okay. Maybe not perfect, but life wasn’t meant to be perfect. It was messy and sometimes it was a disaster, but there was beauty in the messiness and there could be peace in the disaster.” pg. 359 Wait for You by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout

Goodreads synopsis:

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.

My Review:

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars

This book is the first NA novel for me, as well as the first J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout novel. And wow! what a fantastic book! I typically read YA, but this book takes the relationship of two people to a whole new level. This book is extremely well written and had me hooked from the beginning. Jennifer L. Armentrout definitely has a unique way of writing where she just throws you into the characters lives. The conversations that her characters has is very realistic, so I was easily able to picture what was going on throughout this book. There were many parts that made me laugh, as well as many parts where my eyes just got all bug-eyed. This book does focus on events from the present, but throughout the book, the characters are still reeling from events that happen in the past. In the beginning I was unsure of Cam (even though yes, the description of him made me say “hello!”). But, as I kept reading, I understood more about his character. You see completely different sides of Avery and Cam from the beginning of the book to the end. I loved the themes that the author presents in this book, especially difficult themes that many tend to shy away from talking about (bullying, loneliness, self-harm, violence, sexual assault). I would recommend this book to anyone, even for those that have never tried reading a New Adult genre.


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