Blitz/Tours · Enchanted Book Tours · YA Contemporary

My Sophomore Year of Rules by Jennifer Digiovanni

Title: My Sophomore Year of Rules Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni Genre: YA Romance Colette Rodriguez hates rules. Just ask her perfect, older, gorgeous, rule-following sister, Jana. But now that Jana’s away at college and Colette’s a sophomore in high school, things are going to change. She’s gotta find a way to get out from under her… Continue reading My Sophomore Year of Rules by Jennifer Digiovanni

Entangled Crush · YA Contemporary

Tied up in You (All Laced Up # 2) by Erin Fletcher

Everyone says hotshot goalie Luke Jackson is God’s gift to girls, but the only girl he wants is his best friend, Malina Hall. He’s always known how brilliant she is, but now that he’s “accidentally” kissed her, he can’t stop thinking about her…or wanting to kiss her again. Problem is, things have been a little…awkward… Continue reading Tied up in You (All Laced Up # 2) by Erin Fletcher

4 Hearts · Blitz/Tours · Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours · Entangled Crush · YA Contemporary

It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1) by Lizzy Charles

It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1)    by Lizzy Charles Date: Mary 15, 2017  Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush  YA Contemporary Follow The Blog Tour Here  James Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling… Continue reading It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1) by Lizzy Charles

4.5 Hearts · YA Contemporary

Don’t Kiss the Messenger (Edgelake High School #1) by Katie Ray

Don’t Kiss the Messenger (Edgelake High School #1)   by Katie Ray Date: April 10, 2017  Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush  YA Contemporary For most of her teenage life, CeCe Edmonds has been dealing with the stares and the not-so-polite whispers that follow her around Edgelake High. So she has a large scar on her face—Harry… Continue reading Don’t Kiss the Messenger (Edgelake High School #1) by Katie Ray

4 Hearts · YA Contemporary

Swinging At Love by Kendra C. Highley

Suttonville Sentinels Series #2 Outfielder Tristan Murrell has a problem. As the number two slugger for the Suttonville Sentinels, his team is counting on him to make their very first run at the state championship. But he has a secret—his swing has totally deserted him. As in, he can’t hit anything. He needs to fix… Continue reading Swinging At Love by Kendra C. Highley

4 Hearts · YA Contemporary

Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen

Operation Prom Date (Tactics in Dating #1)  by Cindi Madsen Publication Date: March 13, 2017  Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush  YA Contemporary Follow the Tour Giveaway Available Below Kate ships tons of fictional couples, but IRL her OTP is her and Mick, the hot quarterback she’s crushed on since, like, forever. With only one semester left of… Continue reading Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen

3.5 Hearts · YA Contemporary

The Practice Boyfriend by Christina Benjamin

Practice makes perfect…or so she thought. Nobody likes Cody Matthews, including Cody Matthews. And why should they? He got his high school girlfriend pregnant and then almost killed them both while driving drunk. That’s why he’s perfect for Hannah. She’d never fall for someone like him. Hannah Stark is a high school senior with a… Continue reading The Practice Boyfriend by Christina Benjamin

3 Hearts · YA Contemporary

Romeo and What’s Her Name by by Shani Petroff

Understudies never get to perform . . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn some much-needed extra credit while pursuing her main goal of spending time with Wes, aka Romeo, aka the hottest, nicest guy in school (in her… Continue reading Romeo and What’s Her Name by by Shani Petroff

4 Hearts · 4.5 Hearts · New Adult Contemporary · YA Contemporary

In Time Series Book 1 and 2 by Trimity Hanrahan

Pivotal Moments Book 1 A senior in high school, introvert Aislinn Munroe is satisfied living unnoticed… Aislinn is doing the normal post-high school preparations to get into college. She’s getting ready for a life beyond senior year, and wonders where she’ll fit in to the world once she’s officially an adult. Though her curves are… Continue reading In Time Series Book 1 and 2 by Trimity Hanrahan

4 Hearts · YA Contemporary

Seeking Mansfield by Kate Waston

Released Date May 1, 2017 Sixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend, the Bertram’s son Oliver. If she could just take Oliver’s constant encouragement to heart and step… Continue reading Seeking Mansfield by Kate Waston

4 Hearts · YA Contemporary

Accidental Cinderella by Emily Evans

A ball…a gown…a pumpkin…and a happily ever…this standalone, contemporary YA romance has them all. When Ella receives an exciting invitation to attend an exclusive boarding school, she knows she won’t fit it. These kids are elite, wealthy, and driven. She’s ‘average Ella’ on a scholarship…at least, that’s what she wants everyone to believe. A lost… Continue reading Accidental Cinderella by Emily Evans

5 Hearts · YA Contemporary

Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz. Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.… Continue reading Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

3.5 Hearts · Young Adult Paranormal

Connected by Kat Stiles

Blurb

High school is hard enough, Em knows. Her freshman year introduced her to all the cliques, annoying teachers, and tough homework assignments. But discovering you have super powers and not knowing how to control them is a whole new level of complicated.

Thankfully, Em isn’t alone. Her best friend Roz starts having unusual dreams that come true, and Tommy, Em’s secret crush, can hear the softest whispers in class.

A romance blossoms with Tommy. But just as things are looking up, people start dropping like flies. A telepathic serial killer is on the loose and only Em and her friends have a hope of stopping him.

Or do they? If they don’t figure out the killer’s identity soon, one of them could be next.


A Paranormal YA with mysteries to uncover. Our female protagonist is Emily, she lives with her mother and older sister (a.k.a the Ice Queen). Emily is a sophomore in high school and has a difficult time adjusting. Her one friend, Roz is her saving grace. Roz and her father are more constant and helpful in Emily’s life then her own family.

After a traumatic experiences Emily’s life begins to change even more. With the help of the new High School nurse and Roz, she is able to channel her new abilities for a positive outcome. There is also, a new boy at school, Tommy. He comes from the other side of the tracks and is treated as such in school, but Tommy and Emily are drawn to one another. They can each physically feel a differences when around one another.

Tommy is such a good guy. He is positive and protective. He is kind of Emily and Roz. He stands up for them and tries with all his might to be their protector. The author allowed for diversity in the book with her descriptions of Roz, Roz’s dad, and Tommy. We are able to have a more diverse group of high schoolers.

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When I saw this picture I immediately thought of Roz. “her skin[..} a rich honey brown…bouncy, silky curls that extend past her shoulders, jet black in color, but with a midnight blue sheen when the sun hit it right. If I looked like you, I thought, I wouldn’t be nervous either.”

 

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Side notes, I think Roz and Demetri (Tommy’s older brother, should have a fling). His silly and brute type of personality and her soft and reserved nature would balance out the other one.

Roz, Emily, and Tommy, find out they each have special abilities. Between the three of them, you can almost think of them as ‘the charmed ones.’

There were some reservations I had about the book. We were able to have a resolution with Scott and the Doctor, but what about Emily’s sister. It feels like she was a large part of the story and then she just disappeared. For someone that was such a large negative influence on our main characters, they really all the sudden stopped having situations with her.

I believe though in the next book, which I am assuming there will be, because we are left on a little cliff hanger (nothing to freak about over) that “The Ice Queen” will return with her vengeance.

I give it 3.5 hearts
Not bad Paranormal
4 Hearts · Entangled Crush · YA Contemporary

Defying Gravity by Kendra C. Highley

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Disclaimer: This book contains enough sexual tension to melt snow, the hottest near-kiss in the history of near-kisses, and a sexy snowboarder determined to win the heart of the girl he loves. Zoey Miller lives for her holidays in Aspen. Her time up on the mountain with the Madison brothers, Parker and Luke, is everything. But for the first time, it’s not enough. This time, she’s determined to win one of the brothers’ hearts.

But the brother she has in mind is a renowned player, with hordes of snow-bunnies following him around Snowmass resort. And the other…well, he’s her best friend and knows she deserves better. Namely him. And he’s going to win her heart.

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There is no Wicked Witch of the west and no Good Witch from the North in this story. But… they do sing off key and somehow fly through the air on a board instead of a broom.Parker has been in love with his best friend, Zoey for two years now. They have been friends since they were little. Zoey lives in Texas and Parker lives in Aspen, Colorado. During the year Zoey’s family visit Parker’s family and together they spend holidays and summer vacations with each other. Parker’s love for Zoey has only grown and blossomed. He is determined to tell her this year and do something about it. Only, a large problems comes about, named Luke, Parker’s older brother.

Zoey is used to being called Barbie. She has the blonde hair and blue eye thing down. She is fit and smart, but her high school friends and peers don’t know the real Zoey. She honestly rather be in the snow on a board then anywhere. Her best friend in the world is a guy that she only gets to see a few times a year. She knows she can be herself with him, and that is all she wants. Things seem to be changing and she doesn’t want to ruin what she has with Parker, but she can’t help it if she is attracted to Luke. She is going to do what she can to win over the guy she wants. Whomever that may be.

This is a great friends-to-more story. Zoey reminds me of a friend I had (and still have) growing up. She was (still is)  beautiful, blonde, talented, and everyone loved her. I spoke to her one day and asked told her how jealous I was that all the boys just fall at her feet. She told me, “it may seem nice, but I honestly don’t know most of the time which guys are into me for my looks or into me for Me.” Every senses then I looked at her different. People thought she was a snob and stuck up, but I knew different. I think Zoey was in a similar situation. She was adored and admire for her beauty. Men/Guys would stop in their tracks, and worst part was, she had to keep up a certain persona, because of what people perceived. The only person she didn’t have to do that with was Parker. He saw her for who she truly was; without all the makeup and perfect hair. He truly loved her. A guy that is willing to be with you, when you are sick and don’t feel good, is a keeper.

some spoilers… Proceed with caution. I love Parker! This story is nice guys finish FIRST! I think we have so many bad-boy books that we miss the good guy ones. Parker is devoted to Zoey and his family. He would do anything for them. He is a good person, and an incredible snowboarder. He only does it as a hobby, because that isn’t what he wants to do for the rest of his life.

Luke was a total snob. I honestly wanted to punch the guy in the face so many times in this book. He may come off oh-so-cool, but do not be fooled.

This book was a fun and an easy read. I honestly love Entangled Crush books, they are just fun and leave you with your HEA. 

I wish they would make a part 2 of Zoey and Parker’s story when they go to college, but honestly I doubt that will happen.

I give it 4 hearts.
Worth the read.
It will put a smile on your face
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CoKendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate.nnect on Social Media
3.5 Hearts · Pride and Prejudice Retakes · YA Contemporary

The Season by Jonah Dyer and Stephen Dyer

She can score a goal, do sixty box jumps in a row, bench press a hundred and fifty pounds…but can she learn to curtsey?Megan McKnight is a soccer star with Olympic dreams, but she’s not a girly girl. So when her Southern belle mother secretly enters her in the 2016 Dallas debutante season, she’s furious—and has no idea what she’s in for. When Megan’s attitude gets her on probation with the mother hen of the debs, she’s got a month to prove she can ballroom dance, display impeccable manners, and curtsey like a proper Texas lady or she’ll get the boot and disgrace her family. The perk of being a debutante, of course, is going to parties, and it’s at one of these lavish affairs where Megan gets swept off her feet by the debonair and down-to-earth Hank Waterhouse. If only she didn’t have to contend with a backstabbing blonde and …

2 hearts · YA Contemporary

The Way He Looks at Me by Juliana Mae

Annie and her family left everything behind and moved over 3,000 miles away to California for her mother to become a musician. When Annie is reunited with an old family friend who is also an up-and-coming musician, she’s far from complaining. Especially when he takes her to her first movie premiere where she meets two of her favorite bands.
Hayden from Vas Happenin’ shows an immediate interest in Annie, and wastes no time in getting Annie’s number. A coincidental run-in at Starbucks leaves Annie with a kiss from Colt from Sons of Jannone.

How will Annie be able to choose between the two? Or will someone else stand in her way?

4 Hearts · YA Contemporary

Double Black (Stark Springs Academy  #2) by Ali Dean

* This is the second book in the Stark Springs Academy series, which should be read in order. You should read Black Diamond before reading the description below. * If you don’t like the rules, make new ones. If you want to the best, show no fear. And if Ryker Black is your boyfriend, you better be ready… Continue reading Double Black (Stark Springs Academy  #2) by Ali Dean