Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Katie West
Release Date: May 5, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it's not the real Bradley she's thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn't even know. But tracking him down doesn't mean they're done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend's graduation party — three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

Why I'm Waiting:
This sounds so good!!! This is totally my kind of book. I cannot wait to read this one!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass
Release Date: May 5, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.

Why I'm Waiting:
I cannot wait for this book!!! The Selection has been one of my favorite series. I have devoured each and every book as they have been released, and this one will be no exception.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

99 Days by Katie Cotugno
Release Date: April 21, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.

Why I'm Waiting:
This book has me really intrigued. I'm excited to get a hold of this one!

Friday, February 6, 2015

One of the Guys

One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

Goodreads Summary:
Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a lady while the guys move on without her.

Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni’s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine’s Rent-A-Gent Service.

But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.

My Review:
This was an interesting book. After reading the synopsis, I thought I would love it. It sounds like my type of book. While there were parts of the book that I really enjoyed, there were other parts that I didn't.

I like that this book puts such a large emphasis on friendship. It was cool to see each character's relationships and how they intertwined. However, a lot of this felt very repetitive. Toni spend most of the book trying to figure out how to stay friends with the guys. I got tired of it after a while.

I like the Rent-A-Gent idea. I think it is creative, and a fun idea for a book. That part of the book was very interesting and enjoyable. I also liked the real romance aspects of this book. Although, I felt like it took too long for it to be developed. It seemed to drag on and on.

Overall, I was not a huge fan of this book. However, it is a fun read for younger teens. I would recommend it to anyone who likes stories about friendship.

3 stars

I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Don't Forget to Join my Book Club!

I'm starting a book club! This is going to be completely online, so anyone can join! It will all take place on my-bookclub.com. Currently I am having a hard time figuring out how to add people to the club. I can search for you by your username to add you, but I can't find a way for you to join yourself. If anyone else knows how to do this please let me know! It may be easy for you to do if you just go to the link of the actual book club. (Click here).

This book club will begin on February 10, 2015. Of course you are welcome to begin reading this book already if you have a copy of it, and then share your thoughts with us as we go along. We will be reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

I am so excited! This book sounds incredible and I cannot wait to start reading. Since it does not actually release until February 10th, that is the day this book club will officially begin. I think this is going to be so fun! Let me know if you are going to sign up!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) by Amy Spalding
Publication Date: April 14, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist meets Easy A in this hilariously realistic story of sneaking out, making out, and playing in a band.

After catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they'll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.

While Reid struggles with the moral dilemma of adopting a dog to win over someone's heart, Riley tries to make progress with Ted Callahan, who she's been obsessed with forever-His floppy hair! His undeniable intelligence! But suddenly cute guys are popping up everywhere. How did she never notice them before?! With their love lives going from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye, Riley and Reid realize the results of their pact may be more than they bargained for.

Why I'm Waiting:
This book just sounds too cute!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Classics I Can't Believe I Haven't Read



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Here are 10 classics that have been on my list to read for years, but I just never seem to get around to.

1. Jane Eyre
2. Wuthering Heights
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. The Great Gatsby
5. Little Women
6. Sense and Sensibility
7. Emma
8. Persuasion
9. Gone with the Wind
10. Anne of Green Gables