Gone Girl →

gonegirllRating: 5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media–as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents–the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter–but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

Natasha’s Experience:
Here is another book to put into my #WhatDidIJustRead category.

GONE GIRL was incredible, shortly put. It was thrilling, crazy, exciting, and so wonderfully well-written. The attention to detail in this book still boggles my mind. (Never thought I would use that idiom, but it seems fitting)
I enjoyed every second of this book, even though all of my guesses as to how it was going to pan out were embarrassingly wrong.

I have no idea how to review this book without giving anything away (and let’s face it, who likes spoilers? No one)

So, things to consider if you are going to read this book (I highly recommend doing so):

  1. Your assumptions may be wrong. (This was me, the entire time)
  2. You might spend all night reading and clutching the book because it’s definitely suspenseful.
  3. You’ll probably spend too much time thinking “What is going on here!?”
  4. You may get frustrated while reading. This is okay. It happens to the best of us.
  5. The second you finish, you will either be overjoyed or very confused or maybe just completely in awe over what you just read. (I went with being in awe)
  6. You’re going to want to watch the movie right after because who wouldn’t want to see this book come to life?!

Now that I’ve finished reading and watching GONE GIRL, what do I do?

A. Replay the entire movie in my head until I can’t think anymore.
B. Recommend the book to everyone I know.
C. Continue on with my life-long crush on Ben Affleck.
D. All of the above.

The correct answer is D. Thanks for playing 😉

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The Year We Fell Down →

20896313Rating: 3.5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:
The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else.
What now?

She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.
Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.

Also, he’s taken.

Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.

They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.

Gabrielle’s Experience:

“His gaze had the intensity of a laser. “But it’s not the same with you.” My heart faltered. “Why?” “Because, Callahan.” The brown eyes came closer. “I never loved anyone the way I love you.”

I first want to start off my review by saying I LOVE the cover of this book! For me, the cover of a book is what invites me in. The year we fell down cover made me super excited to read this book.

I received this book as an ARC to read and review before I realized I had already read the book. SO, I was pleased I had an excuse to read it again!

Corey Callaham has had a tough year. Feeling completely out of place and alone in her situation, she meets someone who understands the trials life has put her through. Despite the hardships in life, Corey never gave up. She sticks through it and comes out stronger in the end.

Adam Hartley finds himself in the same situation as Corey. Together, they help pick each other up through life’s downs.

A relationship blossomed through friendship; THE YEAR WE FELL DOWN taught me how to be a friend first, then a lover. Together, they fell and got back up.

Sarina Bowen captured my heart from the beginning. She did a wonderful job writing about love, the hardships of life and how to overcome them with friends.

Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo 

Unethical →

unethicalRating: 3.5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:
Love burns hotter the second time around… 

Two years ago, the medical world was shaken by scandal, and Payton Daniels’s family was at the center of it. The second she graduated, Payton left everything behind―her high school sweetheart, her family, and the controversy surrounding her mother’s death—and hid within the anonymity of college. But Payton’s ex, Blake Hiller, hasn’t forgiven her for leaving, and when he enrolls in the same medical ethics class, she panics. She can’t run the risk of him telling everyone who she really is.

As if being at the same university isn’t enough, both Blake and Payton land the same internship. Forced together, their passion for each other reignites, but when Payton is asked to testify in her father’s high-profile trial, she must choose between risking her acceptance into medical school to help her father, and losing every connection to her past—including the only guy she’s ever loved.

Natasha’s Experience:
This story was a sweet read on second-chance love and mending broken family relationships.

Blake Hiller was such a great character. I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for him because he honestly just wanted to do the right thing by Payton, his first and only love. He was sarcastic and fun and hot as heck.

Payton had a lot going on throughout the book. Her family’s past was rough and she had a hard time trying to come to terms with it. She’s the girl who is used to running away from her problems, especially Blake. (I definitely wanted more running to Blake because hello he is a hottie who loves her, let’s run TO him, c’mon Payton!) Together, they had such an intense chemistry.

I thought the story as a whole had an awesome theme, especially dealing with assisted suicide, which was interesting to learn about. I didn’t particularly like the strained relationship between Payton and Blake. I mostly blame Payton for this because she had a lot of missed opportunities to just use her words and avoid a lot of drama with Blake.

I loved Jules, Payton’s roommate and best friend, and wish I could have learned more about her and everything she goes through.

For a debut novel, Jennifer Blackwood’s writing flowed so well and I loved being able to really understand both Payton and Blake’s mind when reading their POVs.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading UNETHICAL and would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves reading NA 😉

P.S. I’m so in love with the fab cover!

Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 

Whatever Life Throws at You →

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Rating: 4.5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:
Life loves a good curveball…

Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas’s life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she’s living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school (no boys), and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals’ super-hot rookie pitcher.

But nineteen-year-old Jason Brody is completely, utterly, and totally off-limits. Besides, her dad would kill them both several times over. Not to mention Brody has something of a past, and his fan club is filled with C-cupped models, not smart-mouthed high school “brats” who can run the pants off every player on the team. Annie has enough on her plate without taking their friendship to the next level. The last thing she should be doing is falling in love.

But baseball isn’t just a game. It’s life. And sometimes, it can break your heart…

Natasha’s Experience:
An ARC was provided for in exchange for an honest review.

*Warning: this book will cause endless amounts of swoons. Proceed.*

When I first met Annie Lucas, I thought she was spunky and sassy and I loved her immediately. In addition to this, she has a great relationship with her dad and helps care for her ailing grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. She’s got a lot on her plate, but she’s so selfless and wants nothing but the best for her family.

She’s also this insanely talented runner who thrives off of competition. Seriously, all these runners make me feel like I should probably go outside and exercise… Maybe I’ll just continue to read about running rather than do the actual running and live vicariously through fictional characters.

Jason Brody is kind of perfect to me. He’s this determined baseball pitcher who is running on nothing but ambition and loyalty. He and Annie become friends, which was fun to read about because their personalities were so strong and stubborn but they make it work.

I’m not a huge sports fan, but I was sucked into this story from the beginning to the end. I loved how fully the characters developed and how realistic the relationship between Brody and Annie was.

Brody was just…so swoon-worthy. Gah, I love that kid.

Julie Cross wrote this story beautifully. I love her style and how easy it feels to become Annie Lucas when reading. I appreciate books that make me feel like a part of the story, not just an outsider looking in and Cross definitely delivered for me. I can’t wait to read more from her.

If you want to read a beautiful YA story on the importance of love, family and not always playing by the rules, this story is practically calling your name. ♥

Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

COVER REVEAL: WHERE SEA MEETS SKY by Karina Halle & more →

O M G
This cover…this excerpt…this book…
When can we get our hands on it?!

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Book Description:
A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.

Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life.

It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.

WHERE SEA MEETS SKY by Karina Halle

Atria Books
Paperback
On Sale: March 31, 2015
ISBN: 9781476796406, $15.00
384 pages
eBook ISBN:  9781476796437, $7.99
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reads. She lives in a 1920s farmhouse on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.

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Don’t forget to read the excerpt 😉

Vancouver

Josh

I get an erection the moment I first lay eyes on her. She looks like no one I’ve ever seen before. Tall, curvy, with thick superhero thighs and a round ass, showcased in black Lycra that hugs every slope. Her big, high breasts and small waist are accentuated by her white tank top. Her body has just enough meat for me to grab a good hold of, and I imagine running my hands over her hills and valleys. I want to imagine more than that, but I’m horny as hell as it is and my erection is already inappropriate, considering I’m in public and all.

She finally looks my way, aware that I’ve been staring like an idiot. She catches my gaze, her eyes twinkling a vibrant yellow, her pupils large and wet. She smirks at me, causing a shower of glitter to rain from her cheeks, and brushes her purple hair over her shoulder before she bends over to slide a gun out from the harness strapped to her boot.

I try not to stare into the blinding sun of her tanned cleavage. I try to think of something clever to say to her. Something along the lines of, “I think I know who you are, but shouldn’t you have one eyeball instead of two?”

But it’s she who comes over to me, gun comfortably in her hand, and stops only a foot away. When she smiles at me, I see fangs.

Now I’m really confused. At least I know what to say now.

“Who are you?” I ask her, happy that my voice is hard and deep. I hope it makes her think of sex.

She raises a perfect brow and up close I’m struck by how bronzed her skin tone is. I don’t think it’s makeup. Not many people in Vancouver manage to keep their tan into the fall.

“You don’t know?” she asks. She has an accent. I immediately want to say she’s from England but that’s not it. It’s not Australia either.

“I thought I did,” I say. “But your eyes and fangs are throwing me all off.”

“I’m vampire Leela, from Futurama.”

I grin at her, happy that I was half-right. “Shouldn’t you just have one eyeball then?”

She reaches into her other boot and effortlessly pulls out an eye mask. It’s painted white, with a black pupil in the middle. She waves it at me. “I put it on for photos but I can barely see out of it. I walked into a wall, twice.” She raises two fingers for emphasis. “I figured I’ll just be a vampire the rest of the time.”

I can seriously listen to her talk all day. “I don’t remember any episode where Leela turned into a vampire.” Maybe it hinted at my secret nerd-boy status, but I watched the cartoon Futurama religiously.

She wets her lips for a moment and I try my hardest not to adjust my boxer briefs underneath my costume. “I like to think she’ll become a vampire in future episodes. Or maybe she was one once and Matt Groening scrapped the idea. I believe characters have more to their lives than the lives we are shown.”

“Kind of like people,” I say, hoping I come across as somewhat profound.

She gives me a slight nod – indicating I’m not as profound as I thought – and looks me up and down. “I just had to come over here to tell you you’re the best-dressed guy here. I mean, that must have taken some effort.”

I grin at her. “Game of Thrones, fan?” I ask.

Another sly nod. “Of course. But who doesn’t love Khal Drogo?”

“Last year I dressed up as the author George R.R. Martin,” I tell her. “People kept mistaking me for Ernest Hemingway, even though I was carrying a bucket of fried chicken around with me and had a pillow stuffed down my shirt.”

“So you went for something sexier…” she says as she lets her eyes trail over my body, which automatically makes me stand up straighter. I haven’t left much to the imagination. Jesus sandals, weird billowy pants that I think some granola dude dropped off at the thrift store, plus a leather corset over my abs and leather cuffs on my forearms. My upper body is bare and covered with bronzer and streaks of blue paint and I found a black wig with a long braid down the back. It kind of works. I guess if you don’t know the show, I look like some sparkling warrior who wears too much eye-makeup.

“Hey, girls can’t be the only ones to slut it up at Halloween.”

She raises her brow.

And once again, my foot goes in my mouth. “I mean, not that you’re dressed slutty or anything, I just mean–”

She laughs. “Don’t worry about it,” she says with a wave of her hand. “Everyone here is dressed slutty. That’s what the holiday is all about, isn’t it? Pretending to be someone else? This is actually my first Halloween, so I’m feeling a little overdressed. Or super nerdy.” She looks around her at the drunk girls—referees and fairies and nurses in wonderfully indecent outfits—and shrugs.

“I wholeheartedly disagree,” I say, trying not to ogle her all over again. I pause. “Wait, your first Halloween?”

“First proper Halloween. The North American kind. We don’t really celebrate it the way you guys do.”

I cross my arms, insanely curious now. “And who is we?”

“New Zealand,” she says. “I’m from Auckland.”

“Nice,” I say, “I was going to ask if you were from New Zealand.”

Her lips twitch and she gives me a shake of her head. “No you weren’t.”

“Well, I definitely wasn’t going to ask if you were from Australia. I know how you feel about that.”

For a moment her features look strained, then it passes. “Kind of like if I asked if you were American.”

“Exactly.”

“So,” she muses and steps closer. She lays her hand on my bicep and I suck in my breath. “Are the tattoos real?” She removes her hand and peers at her palm which is streaked with bronze shimmer shit. “Because your tan sure isn’t.”

Damn, I hope I’m not blushing. I clear my throat. “The tattoos are real, I assure you. I needed a bit of, um, help to get that Dothraki tan going on.”

“And this?” She reaches for my face and I am frozen in place while she gently fingers my goatee and beard. She grabs the end of it, which I had attempted to braid, and gives it a little tug.

“Ouch,” I say, though it doesn’t really hurt. It turns me on instead. Big surprise.

“So it is real,” she says. She sounds impressed.

I shrug. “I had a month to grow it in. I say, it’s all or nothing. But tomorrow everything is getting shaved off.”

She frowns and lets go. “Pity. I love a scruffy guy.”

I can’t help but smile. “Lucky for you, I’m scruffy for at least twelve more hours.”

Her mouth twists into a wry smile. I realize I’m being kind of forward with her, but at the same time, she just felt my bicep and fondled my man hair. Then again, I’ve never been very good at reading women. Half of them seem to love my tats and black hair and piercings; the other half seem to think I’m a delinquent from Skid row.

I’m wondering what she thinks about me when I realize I don’t know her name.

“I’m Josh, by the way,” I say to her, holding out my hand.

She gives me a surprisingly firm shake in return. “Gemma.”

“That’s a beautiful name,” I tell her. Even though I’m sincere, I’m aware that it’s very much a pick-up line.

Gemma snorts and it’s absolutely adorable. “Right. Well, in New Zealand, Gemmas are everywhere.”

“But I bet they don’t look like you.” Okay, so now I’m totally swerving into pick-up line territory. I push it further. “Can I buy you a drink?”

And there the question sits, floating between us, along with the haze of pot smoke that hangs in the air. The rejection might come fast, or if I’m lucky, not at all. But it’s Halloween, I have a three-beer buzz going on, and I’m feeling pretty good.

Still, when she nods and says, “Sure” I feel my whole body lift with relief.

Sideswiped →

sideswipedRating: 4 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:
It was only meant to last the summer . . .

Talia Stolfi has seen more than her share of loss in her twenty-one years. But then fate brought her Bran Lockhart, and her dark world was suddenly and spectacularly illuminated. So if being with Bran means leaving her colorless NorCal life for rugged and wild Australia, then that’s what she’ll do. But as much as Talia longs to give herself over completely to a new beginning, the fears of her past are still lurking in the shadows.

Bran Lockhart knows that living without the beautiful girl who stole his heart will be torment, so he’ll take whatever time with her he can. But even though she has packed up her life in California and is back in his arms for the time being, she can’t stay forever. And the remaining time they have together is ticking by way too fast. Though fate seems determined to tear them apart, they won’t give up without a fight—because while time may have limits, their love is infinite . . .

Natasha’s Experience:
I looove me some Bran and Talia.

These two characters have so much spunk and personality. They are entertaining to read about and I love that their story didn’t end in UPSIDE DOWN.

SIDESWIPED delivers angst and love and conflict. I may have teared up a bit, too. I get easily annoyed when characters don’t do what I want them to do, but Lia Riley does not disappoint. She definitely had me on edge a couple of times, but it was just what the story needed.

My favorite part about Bran and Talia’s continued love story is probably how real everything about them is. Their problems are realistic; the troubles they go through are understandable and relatable. Not everything is hearts and flowers and I get that. I may not like it, but I get it.

“Bran and I, we share the same soul and end up yanking it back and forth like two people with a single blanket on a cold night.”

I loved this quote because it sums up Talia and Bran perfectly. They need each other, but they don’t always know what to do with all their love. And they love so hard.

This might not make sense now, but after you read UPSIDE DOWN and SIDESWIPED, my experience will hopefully click for you.

Don’t miss out on this beautiful continuation of Talia and Bran’s adventurous love story →

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About Lia:
Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult Romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments. When not torturing heroes (because c’mon, who doesn’t love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. She and her family live in Northern California.

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Burying Water →

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Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:
The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

Natasha’s Experience:
My head is a mess right now. I’m trying to think of the best way to describe my experience with BURYING WATER that will do it justice and I can’t say that I have found the right words yet.

I guess I can start off with the obvious. K.A. Tucker is a literary genius. I’m fairly certain I’m in love with her, but we’ll save that for another time.

This book has me reeling with emotion, even weeks after having finished it. Putting it down was so difficult, I was actually pissed off when it ended. How dumb is that. I was legitimately upset that the book ended, when logically, all books should have an end page. I guess I wasn’t mentally prepared for the story to be finished, or rather, for me to be finished with the story.

The writing was everything. I don’t think I will ever tire of reading anything by K.A. Tucker. She’s so incredibly good at what she does, just throwing words together that leave me in a puddle of tears and in sheer awe over her talent.

There were times in the book where I would have to tear myself away because I was reading too quickly and just not absorbing the story as thoroughly as I needed to. The fact that a book can do that to me is magic in itself.

Water is beautiful in every sense of the word. She is a fighter ‘til the end and a lover through and through. She is everything that a person would want to be.

Jesse is now the star-crossed love of my life. This always happens. K.A. Tucker creates this perfect, fictional boy who possesses every single quality you look for in a guy. Then she rips it all away when the story just ends. Now what am I supposed to do? Move on? Unlikely.

In addition to having met and fallen for the only boy I need in my life, I fell in love with Ginny Fitzgerald. She really ripped my heart to shreds. The genuinely beautiful Ginny, who loves all her Felix friends and knits trees on quilts, is one of my most favorite characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading about.

To sum up my experience with Burying Water, I can truthfully say that this story now resonates deep within my bones and will probably stay with me for a long while. It messed with my head and tore out my heart, but I loved every second of it.

“The mind, it can be a deceitful thing. But it is no match for the heart.”

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Eleanor & Park →

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Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:
Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Gabrielle’s Experience:
“I don’t like you, Park,” she said, sounding for a second like she actually meant it. “I…” – her voice nearly disappeared – “think I live for you.”
He closed his eyes and pressed his head back into his pillow.
“I don’t think I even breathe when we’re not together,” she whispered.

If I could date a book, I would be in a relationship with Eleanor & Park.
Like full-on exclusive relationship where I carry Eleanor & Park everywhere I go; the movies, Starbucks, or even a picnic for three. If I could, I would carry Rainbow Rowell’s beautifully written words through this life and onto the next.
Rainbow Rowell is the reason why I read. Her words captured my mind & soul in the first chapters.
Eleanor & Park brought tears to my eyes and love to my heart. This book reminded me how it felt to be sixteen and to be in love. I laughed, I sobbed, I sang the songs Eleanor & Park sang.
Eleanor is a young girl with no one to care about her, but who cares so much about others.
Park is a young boy who cares too much about what people think and doesn’t care enough about himself.
These two kids teach each other the meaning of life and love at a young age. They also teach each other what it means to sacrifice something for the ones you love.
If you enjoy music and want to learn how to not give a crap about what people think, go read Eleanor & Park.
I hope it changes your life the way it changed mine.

One-click Eleanor & Park HERE

YOU →

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Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:
Love hurts…

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams.

Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . . .

A chilling account of unrelenting passion, Caroline Kepnes’s You is a perversely romantic thriller that’s more dangerously clever than any you’ve read before.

Natasha’s Experience:
#WhatDidIJustRead because I’ve never read anything like YOU.
(Did that sound like something Joe would tweet? Probably.)

This book was compelling and so thought-provoking. I was second-guessing my psyche the entire time. Seriously.
Joe is crazy in love. It only makes sense for Beck to reciprocate, right?

There were times when Joe would do or say something that was so entirely insane to think about, but I found myself nodding along, thinking “Oh yeah, that makes sense,” to then thinking, “Wait, why do I think that makes sense? Why am I agreeing with Joe?!”  That was probably the craziest part of this entire reading experience. I found myself generalizing a lot of Joe’s actions because everything he does is (in his head) logical and obviously he has to go through Beck’s privacy because how else is he supposed to know when and where to bump into her? Duh.

This book fascinated, yet terrified me all at once. Do I want a Twitter anymore? Probably not, but I’m obsessed with tweeting. Not as obsessed as Joe, but you get the point.

Love can make you do some crazy things. Or in Joe’s case, it can bring out your inner-stalker. The lengths that he goes to secure his #everythingship with Beck is admirable (maybe I’m crazy) as it is insane.

My book hangover is in full effect. I really want to read another book, but I don’t really want to read another book. My head is a mess.
Thank you, Caroline Kepnes. You’re #crazytalented and #insanelyinsightful.

If you want to lose your mind, definitely check out YOU.

(You won’t look at social media the same ever again.)

 

SYNOPSIS REVEAL: Marrow by Tarryn Fisher →

We are so excited to reveal the the synopsis for MARROW, Tarryn Fisher’s newest novel. Read on!

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In the Bone there is a house.
In the house there is a girl.
In the girl there is a darkness.Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When neighborhood girl, seven-year-old Neveah Anthony, goes missing, Judah sets out to help Margo uncover what happened to her.What Margo finds changes her, and with a new perspective on life, she’s determined to find evil and punish it–targeting rapists and child molesters, one by one.

But hunting evil is dangerous, and Margo risks losing everything, including her own soul.

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Tarryn’s Bio:

I am a real life villain, truly. I drink sick amounts of Starbucks. Most of the time my hair smells like coffee. I was born in South Africa, and lived there for most of my childhood. I moved to Seattle just for the rain. Rome is my favorite place in the world so far, Paris comes in at a close second. I read and write more than I sleep. When I was eleven, I wrote an entire novel about runaway orphans, using only purple ink. I am addicted to Florence and the Machine and will travel to see concerts. I love scary movies and giraffes. I spend way too much time on Facebook. Meet you there?…

Keep up with Tarryn:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authortarrynfisher

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tarryn__Fisher

Author website:   http://www.tarrynfisher.com/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/tarrynfisher

Goodreads:   http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5410816.Tarryn_Fisher

Goodreads Marrow link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22253643-marrow?ac=1