young adult

Sea Witch – Sarah Henning

Sea Witch Book Cover Sea Witch
Sarah Henning
HarperCollins UK

Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.

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Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch. 

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain. 

The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.

REVIEW – This story takes us back, back to the beginning of the myth and romance. What intrigued me was the idea of learning more about the sea witch. As we all know how much we despised her int he tale of the little mermaid, but how did she become that way. This book was interesting to read and had a fairly decent story but it did not engage me as much as i hoped. A solid 3 stars but a book that i am sure more teens and young adults will love more than me but i will say i love the cover of this book, It really pulls you into to have a deeper look at the story

Fraternize – Rachel Van Dyken

Fraternize Book Cover Fraternize
Players Game #1
Rachel Van Dyken
12th September 2017

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken kicks off a brand-new series in which romance is a game and love is a touchdown.

Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done…

No fraternizing with the players.

Problem one is Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together, Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.

Now Emerson is breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her heart.

Review – Huge fan of Rachel Van Dyken, and i have been eagerly anticipating this books release. The reason being the female lead,a woman with curves for days and a sass that is off the scale. Emerson – that is our female lead – is so cool, she has passion and drive for her dream job of becoming a cheerleader, but she also has lots of sass when it comes to the two smoking hot men in her life. We have old flame Miller who our Emerson will always have a flame burning for him from our Emerson and the hot new man in her life Grant, someone new and exciting in all the right ways. I cannot tell you much more, but know this the book is very sexy and fun and it is a sports romance with a difference. I learned a lot about American football being a UK lass reading this book it was like my own unique insiders guide to the life of a footballer and a cheerleader, and let me tell you some of those cheerleaders can be brutal.A story that was very engaging and very sexy with Emerson being in the middle of two hot sports men who she both wants and who both want her.  Eagerly awaiting the second book in the series and i know Emerson is a female lead in a book who will stay with me for a long time. 

One Of Us Is Lying – Karen M. McManus

One Of Us Is Lying Book Cover One Of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus
1st June 2017

Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule.

Sports star Cooper only knows what he’s doing in the baseball diamond.

Bad body Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime.

Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life.

And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won’t ever talk about any of them again.

He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it’s no accident. All of them are suspects.

Everyone has secrets, right?

What really matters is how far you’ll go to protect them.

Review – This is like a kind of twisted Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, but in book form. It certainly kept me guessing and my interest piqued while reading the book. Though the book is teen/young adult the writing and storyline are seem far older but still so relevant to teens and adults alike. A very pleasant surprise of a story, i must admit, due to the fact i could not see some of the twists that is what bumps this from 3.5 to 4 stars for me 

Truth Or Dare by L.A. Cotton – newly released, review,news

Truth Or Dare
Liar,Lair #2
L.A. Cotton
25th May 2017

 

 

 


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 Escaping to Credence was supposed to be Becca’s shot at a new life, but some secrets refuse to stay hidden, and now that the truth is out, everything changes.


Everything.


The people she thought she could trust lied. The guy she thought cared about her kept her in the dark. And with no one to turn to, Becca finds it hard to unravel the truth. When she finally does, her past and present collide in a way no one saw coming.


The truth can hurt you … Some dares will destroy you.
Review – 

At last the finale to a very solid book one, i am glad to say some questions left from book one are answered and areas of the story are well concluded throughout the chapters. I liked having the dual POVs of the characters, it helped connect with them more. I will not say anymore as you certainly need to read book 1 and then dive into book 2 to fully get the effect of this story and why all the whispers and talk of Becca.


 

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EXCERPT

 
I pushed my way farther into the thick of
it, earning me a couple of hard glares from guys twice my size. Becca spun
again, facing the stage, and I moved behind her, leaving only a sliver of space
between us. It was perfect timing because
the song ended and the band went straight into something with less base. The
sea of faceless people swayed and bobbed their heads in time with the mellow
beat. Becca followed them, her shoulders swinging from side to side. Her black
sweater hung off one shoulder, revealing a khaki tank top underneath and milky
skin just begging to be touched. Without thinking, I slid my arms around her
waist and gathered her against me. Her body recoiled, and I felt Becca’s fight
instinct kick in, but I held firm, dipping my mouth to her ear. “It’s me,” I
whispered.

She relaxed into me and continued moving to
the music. I didn’t care that I looked all kinds of awkward because it was the
closest Becca had let me get since the night we’d been together. My fingers dug
into her hips at the memory, anchoring her to me, but she didn’t move. She didn’t
fight me off or give me hell; she just continued
to soak up the atmosphere. I didn’t want to push her or be a jerk, but I was a guy,
and she was here, pressed up against me, looking all kinds of hot.

Did she feel it too?

The pulse of electricity between us, the
spark?

Becca hadn’t been wrong when she’d accused
me of using her to forget about all the shit going on in my life, but it was
more than that with us. We both knew it, and deep down, I think that was why
she was so reluctant to give me a second chance.

We had a shot at something real.

Something messy and ugly and raw—and that
terrified her. Hell, it terrified me. Becca hadn’t grown up in a place like
Credence, but she’d ended up here for a reason. If she’d just let me in If she’d trust me with whatever it was she
was hiding, I could help. I could be
there for her. Maybe that made me a selfish bastard, dragging her into my
fucked-up life, but she made breathing easier. She made everything a little bit
easier, and I hadn’t expected—or even wanted—it to happen, but I needed her.
I needed her more than she would ever know, so if there was even a tiny chance she would let me back in, I would take it. Starting with right now.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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A Different Blue – Amy Harmon

A Different Blue Book Cover A Different Blue
Amy Harmon
30th May 2017

Blue Echohawk doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn’t attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing.

This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don’t know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can’t love you back might be impossible.

Review – A story that is so complex but an ease to read as well. You truly felt for Blue from the first few pages of the story, you along with Blue go on this incredible journey to discover who she is and to learn with her the meaning of love and being whole and welcomed into the world. Though this is a young adult/teenager directed book, as an adult i truly enjoyed reading the story. I also was amazed at Amy Harmon and her writing, truly well structured giving you such vivid description and yet still so effortless to read. As a recently new reader to Amy and her work, i cannot wait to read more from her