Friday, May 31, 2013

May RAK


I've been really bad about participating in this lately. I didn't send any books in May. This June I'm really going to participate!!
You can sign up here.

OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping! How cool is this?! Everyone should go sign up!!



Emily was so sweet to send me Shatter Me for May RAK. Thanks, Emily!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Moon and More


The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Goodreads Summary:
Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.

Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?

Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.

My Review:
Okay, I just have to say it. Please don't hate me after this. You ready? Here it is: I have never been a Sarah Dessen fan. I'm sorry, I really am. I wish I could like her books. I have read several of them, but none of them ever satisfy me. Don't get me wrong- I liked the Moon and More. It wasn't awful by any means, and I don't want this to be the type of review where I am simply bashing a book/author. That is not my intention. With that being said, I am going to share my thoughts about this book with you, some of which are negative. Please don't take it the wrong way. I think the easiest way for me to do this is probably in bullet points:

1. This was a sweet story, but I am not really sure the purpose of it. Was it about finding yourself? If so, that was not clear enough. The book was kind of summed up that way, but that was only like the last ten pages. I know it wasn't a romance, and it really wasn't about friendship. There was a lot of good family stuff, but I don't think that was the point either. So, despite this being a sweet story, I have no idea what the author's goal was.

2. There was some really cute romantic scenes in this book that I really enjoyed.

3. For the most part, I liked the characters and the way they all connected throughout the story. They were all important, and all very developed.

4. There were so many characters that sometimes I got really confused about who was who and why they were important in the story.

5. This book was very long and several times I had to force myself to keep reading. I was really close to not finishing the book on multiple occasions. However, I received this book for review and wanted to say I had read the book all the way through, doing my best to love it. I really tried to love it, I just couldn't.

6. You should know that I didn't hate this book. I just didn't love it either. Often times it bored me, but there were times when I really enjoyed it. Basically, this book just didn't really evoke any emotion in me as a reader.

I think that about sums it up. If this offended you in any way, I apologize. That was not my intention. I am simply doing my "job" as a book reviewer and sharing my honest opinion. Please don't let my views affect your opinions of this book. Read the book for yourself, and create your own opinion.

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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top Ten



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

I missed last weeks, and since this week is a freebie I am doing my top ten favorite covers of books that I have read!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Fairy Godmothers, Inc.

Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Jenniffer Wardell

Goodreads Summary:
In a world where fairy tale situations are as much a fact of life as death and taxes, everyone knows hiring Fairy Godmothers, Inc. is the best way to assure that your beautiful daughter or enchanted frog of a grandson will get the happily-ever-after he or she deserves. Sure, sometimes a little love potion is required to make sure those quotas stay up, but what Prince Charming doesn’t know won’t hurt him.

Kate, an experienced Fairy Godmother, who’s enough of a romantic to frustrate her rigidly rule-bound boss, has just received a specialty assignment from one of the company’s board of directors. Cinderella—Rellie for short—was placed with an appropriately wicked stepfamily years before, and now needs the dress, ball, and handsome prince to complete her happily-ever-after. The fact that Rellie isn’t sure this is her dream come true—balls are fun, but princes tend to be less interesting than fluffy bunnies—isn’t something management considers a problem.

Complicating things a bit is Jon, the youngest son of the royal family, who meets Kate, and is smitten, but isn’t quite ready yet to reveal his true identity. After all, it’s his older brother Rupert who’s supposed to marry Rellie, which means pretending to be a lowly civil servant will give him the chance to spend more time with Kate. (As long as he can get the ball arranged, and stop Rupert from getting himself into trouble over his “self-actualization” business, he should have the perfect opportunity to explain everything and get started on making a little magic with the Fairy Godmother of his dreams.)

But, of course, things never ever happen as planned.

My Review:
This was a really cute book! It was a different take on Cinderella, but the emphasis was on the fairy godmother. I had so much fun reading this book. It was really interesting to see how the author incorporated everything from the original Cinderella. Some of it was really far-fetched, but if you can get past that it was cute.

I liked that the focus was on Kate, the Fairy Godmother, but that we got to see a lot of "Rellie" as well. They were almost equally important. There were quite a few characters, and they all played an equally important part. I didn't feel like any of the characters were just side characters. They were all important.

I loved the romance aspect. Although it got a little mixed up at times, that kept the book interesting. The love between Jon and Kate was so sweet, and strong. They fell for each other really hard and fast, but it was sweet to watch. Then you through Rellie in the mix and things got a little complicated. The whole storyline was about getting Rellie to fall in love with someone. That someone changed a few times throughout the book, but she ended up with the right person in the end. I wouldn't call it a love triangle/square, because it really wasn't one. Everyone knew who they wanted, there were just surrounding circumstances that made that a little difficult at times.

Overall, this was a really cute book that I would recommend.

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

Sunday, May 26, 2013

In My Mailbox (33)

For Review:
To Be Perfectly Honest: A Novel Based on an Untrue Story by Sonya Sones

Touching Melody (Forever First #1) by RaShelle Workman

All Bets Are On by Charlotte Phillips

What Happens Between Friends (In Shady Grove #2) by Beth Andrews

Good Vibrations by S.L. Scott

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dare You To


Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

Goodreads Summary:
Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

My Review:
I am kind of at a loss for this book. As much as I loved Pushing the Limits, I loved this one even more! I didn't know that was possible! I had been kind of skeptical about this book since the first one was so great. I didn't want to be disappointed, but I most definitely was not!

I will say that at times, the book got a little repetitive. However, that was the nature of the characters. They needed to hear certain things over and over. I was not annoyed by the repetitiveness of the book at all. If anything, I think it adds to the book. It helps develop the characters into the people that they are supposed to be.

I really loved that Ryan was not a bad boy. Beth was the rebel in this book. I loved how sweet Ryan was, and how he really tried to understand Beth and where she came from. Noah and Echo were not main characters, but they were still in this story which I greatly appreciated. The next book is about Isaiah. I am so excited to get his point of view on everything. I think the next book might be the best one yet! I cannot wait!!

The romance in this book was incredible. I fell more and more in love with Ryan with every turn of the page. He is such a stand up guy who really loves Beth. It was so sweet to read. They were perfect together, and I loved every second of it.

I'm kind of at a loss for what else to say. Everything about this book was absolutely amazing. I cannot wait for the next book!

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

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Faking It (Losing It #2)


Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack

Goodreads Summary:
Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

My Review:
This book wasn't as funny as Losing It, but it was still a great book!! I actually had not planned to read it for a few more weeks, but I could not stop thinking about it. I could not wait and ended up putting aside Dare You To to read this one, and I was not disappointed.

I love getting to hear from Cade, and getting to see his journey after Bliss. Along with that, I really liked how the characters from the last book were incorporated into Faking It. I think this book could have definitely been read as a stand alone, but I enjoyed it more knowing the background of some of the characters.

This is definitely an emotional book, but it was emotional in a good way. Hard to read occasionally, but addicting at the same time and very worth it at the end. I am so glad I read this book. The romance was amazing, and I thought it was written really well. You can feel the chemistry between the characters from the pages of the book. I really liked how well we got to know Cade and Max. We got to learn so much about their pasts and their lives. I really liked that, and it made the characters seem more real to me.

I can now say that I am without a doubt, a fan of Cora Carmack. I cannot wait for the next book in the series!

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

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Book of Broken Hearts



The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

Goodreads Summary:
When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A poignant and romantic novel from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer.

Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.

Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?

Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.

My Review:
From the cover, I expected this to be a light, fun, girly read. However, the inside of the book contained so much more. This was not what I would call a light read by any means, but it was a great book. The author did a really good job conquering writing about the emotions and everything else that goes along with the disease Jude's father had. It's definitely a difficult subject, but an important one nonetheless.

The romance in this book was off the charts. Emilio is so incredibly sweet, but doesn't want anyone to know that. I loved getting to see him reveal more and more of himself and his memories to Jude as the book went on. I was a huge fan of Emilio. On the other hand, Jude's sisters annoyed me at times. They were so strong willed and Jude would not do anything about it. It really got on my nerves, but I think that was the author's goal. We weren't supposed to like the sisters. Although I was okay with them by the end of the book. I really liked how much family was in this book. It showed how important family is to them.

The main thing I did not like about this book, was I felt like we did not get closure about a lot of things. There was closure about certain aspects of the story, but what about the other parts? That was a little disappointing to me. I would have liked a little more. The ending was sweet though, and I really enjoyed this book.

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

Sunday, May 19, 2013

In My Mailbox (32)

For Review:
Stealing Harper (Taking Chances #2) by Molly McAdams

Investigating the Hottie by Juli Alexander

Between Friends by Amanda Cowen

The Goddess by Robyn Grady

In Search of a Love Story by Rachel Schurig

Dragonfly by Leigh Talbert Moore

The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride by Cora Seton

Crossing by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

Saturday, May 18, 2013

All I Need


All I Need by Susane Colasanti

Goodreads Summary:
The last night of summer is only the beginning.

Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.

My Review:
This is the first book that I have read by Susane Colasanti, but it definitely will not be the last. This book was an incredible love story. We all want to believe in soul mates, and this book made me want to believe it even more.

It started off as the perfect summer read. The book was incredibly sweet and exactly how every girl imagines falling in love. Everything about it was so sweet and so perfect. I wanted to be Skye just so that I could have that experience.

The book then started to have some conflicts. I'm all for conflicts to keep the book interesting, but I started to get annoyed. Maybe it was the fact that everything was so perfect as it was, and they had to go and mess things up. Or maybe I was annoyed because the girls' arguments were so incredibly pointless (a fact that Seth points out). Regardless, I felt like there could have been a better conflict that was more worthwhile if that makes any sense. This was just a small part of my emotions during the book though. I really did love this book, and would definitely recommend it.

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

Favorite Quotes:
There are SOOO many, but I'll just give you two:

"My thing is that I'm in love with love. Actually, I'm in love with the possibility of true love. Which could be considered a major problem. I wasn't entirely happy with any of the boys I've been with. I've always felt like something was missing. A lot of people say true love doesn't exist. But I never stopped hoping it did. I want to be swept away. I need to be swept way."

"The best dreams are those really intense romantic ones where the dream still lingers for hours after you wake up. If you are very lucky, the dream lingers for days. I had one of those dreams last night."

Friday, May 17, 2013

Freebie!



From Friday, May 17th to Tuesday, May 21st Skankenstein is FREE in the Amazon Kindle Store. Interested readers can access the Kindle edition at http://www.amazon.com/Skankenstein-ebook/dp/B005UTD0KS.

As for the novel itself, sometimes the ugliest monsters come in the prettiest packages:
Victoria Frank is the picture of teen perfection – she’s talented, witty, and ruthless – but being queen of tiny Geneva, NY isn’t enough. Tired of merely designing the perfect outfit, she sets out to design the perfect person. But by the time she realizes beauty is only skin deep, she’s already unleashed her monster on the world. Now it’s a race against time to stop the vile creature from destroying her life, and she has to do it in the most evil place of all – high school.

After ditching her horrifying creation in L.A., all Victoria wants is the perfect senior year, but it becomes impossible when the dreaded beast shows up in her own backyard. Armed with a new body, a new attitude and a new name, M turns the school hierarchy on its head. But when M suffers the embarrassment of a lifetime and sets her sights on revenge, our queen bee finds herself pitted in a cat fight to the death where kid sisters, boyfriends and tiaras are all fair game. It’s a twist on Frankenstein unlike any before, with an ending so explosive it’ll leave your bowels quaking.
If you’re interested, let us know if there is anything we can do to help you get the word out.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Five Summers


Five Summers by Una LaMarche

Goodreads Summary:
Four best friends, five summers of camp memories.

The summer we were nine: Emma was branded “Skylar’s friend Emma” by the infamous Adam Loring...
The summer we were ten: Maddie realized she was too far into her lies to think about telling the truth...
The summer we were eleven: Johanna totally freaked out during her first game of Spin the Bottle...
The summer we were twelve: Skylar’s love letters from her boyfriend back home were exciting to all of us—except Skylar...
Our last summer together: Emma and Adam almost kissed. Jo found out Maddie’s secret. Skylar did something unthinkable... and whether we knew it then or not, five summers of friendship began to fall apart.

Three years after the fateful last night of camp, the four of us are coming back to camp for reunion weekend—and for a second chance. Bittersweet, funny, and achingly honest, Five Summers is a story of friendship, love, and growing up that is perfect for fans of Anne Brashares and Judy Blume's Summer Sisters.

My Review:
This was a really great book about friendship and growing up. It was very much bittersweet, as is the process of growing up. There are pros and cons to becoming old enough to be independent and such. We really get to see the girls go through this journey together. I loved how the book would take place in present day, and then flashback to one of their previous summers together. Each chapter was also told from a different girl's point of view. It switched between the four girls. I liked that, and liked getting to really know each of the girls and what their life was like.

There was a lot of romance. (Spoiler -->) Not all of the romance ended with a happy ending. Normally, I would have really been upset about this. However, I barely even noticed until the end of the book because of how well it was written. I felt that the relationship(s) needed to be ended, or whatever the case may be. I got very wrapped up into this story, and just went with it. For me as a reader, I take that as a sign of great writing. (End Spoiler)

The one thing that I did not like was that there were a few spots that I had to push myself to keep reading. It did not happen very often, and I was always glad that I kept reading. Nonetheless, it was a little frustrating at times. For the most part though, I greatly enjoyed this book!

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.



This week I am waiting on The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. I am dying to have this book!!

Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bout of Books Update

Bout of Books

You can see my goal post here.

Monday: Finished the second half of Five Summers!

Tuesday: Started and read the first half of All I Need (LOVING it!!)

Wednesday: Finished All I Need and started The Book of Broken Hearts.
It's looking like I might meet and (hopefully!!!) maybe even surpass my goals.

Thursday: Finished The Book of Broken Hearts
Total number of books read: 2.5

Friday: Read 15% of Dare You To

Saturday: Started and Almost Finished Faking It (I got a little sidetracked from my goals ;)

Sunday: Finished Faking It

Monday, May 13, 2013

Perfect Chemistry


Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Goodreads Summary:
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created 'perfect' life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

My Review:
I kept hearing amazing things about this book, and so I finally had to break down and read it. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed!! This book is a great love story. You could really tell how much they loved each other throughout the book.
I loved the background characters as well. I felt that they all played a very crucial role in the book. They were written very well, and kept me interested throughout the entire book. Background characters can easily be ignored sometimes, but in this book they were just as important.
There was action, friendship, drama, and romance in this book. Everything should that should make a book great. I really enjoyed it. I did. It just wasn't a book that I "couldn't put down." For that reason, I am giving it 4 stars. I liked it though and would read it again.
I would not recommend this book to younger people due to drugs, gangs, sex, and language.

4 stars

Sunday, May 12, 2013

In My Mailbox (31)

For Review:
Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack

OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu

RAK:
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Thanks so much Emily!!)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bout of Books Goals

Bout of Books

This week is already an extremely busy week for me, but I am determined to get some good reading done! Here are my goals:

Finish Five Summers by Una Lamarche
All I Need by Susane Colasanti
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

I'm hoping I'll be able to at least get these 4 completely read!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ask Me Anything

I thought it would be fun to give my readers a chance to ask me some questions! If you have a question for me, I would love to answer it! Just fill out the form below! :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How My Summer Went Up in Flames


How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Goodreads Summary:
First she lost her heart. Then she lost her mind. And now she’s on a road trip to win back her ex. This debut novel’s packed with drama and romance!

Rosie’s always been impulsive. She didn’t intend to set her cheating ex-boyfriend’s car on fire. And she never thought her attempts to make amends could be considered stalking. So when she’s served with a temporary restraining order on the first day of summer vacation, she’s heartbroken—and furious.

To put distance between Rosie and her ex, Rosie’s parents send her on a cross-country road trip with responsible, reliable neighbor Matty and his two friends. Forget freedom of the road, Rosie wants to hitchhike home and win back her ex. But her determination starts to dwindle with each passing mile. Because Rosie’s spark of anger? It may have just ignited a romance with someone new…

My Review:
This book seemed to move really slowly, but not in a bad way. I never really got bored during the book, although some people might. It was a really cute story though. There was adventure, romance, friendship, and drama. Oh and throw in a fun road trip! I really enjoyed reading this book.

I loved the main character Rosie. She was hilarious, and very easy to relate to. I liked how chill she was about things and how not chill she was about other things. She is really good with her friends. Lilliana, Matty, and Avery are all really special to her and you can tell by the way she treats them and interacts with them. All of the characters were really fun, but I wish we would have gotten more of her brother and even her parents.

One thing about this book that frustrated me at times was the romance. You never knew who she was going to end up with. At different points in the book, you think it may be each one of the three guys (plus a cute cowboy they meet along the way). That was frustrating to me. Now that I am done with the book though, I love it. It was written almost softly and sweetly. I'm not sure how else to describe it.
I was surprised by who I found myself wanting her to end up with. I won't tell you who, but I will tell you it ended like I wanted it too!! :)

This is a really fun book that had me swooning at times, and laughing out loud at other times. I would really recommend reading this book.

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

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Boyfriend App



The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

Goodreads Summary:
In The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise, super-smart, somewhat geeky Audrey McCarthy can’t wait to get out of high school. Her father’s death and the transformation of her one-time BFF, Blake Dawkins, into her worst nightmare have her longing for the new start college will bring.

But college takes money. So Audrey decides she has to win the competition for the best app designed by a high schooler—and the $200,000 that comes with it. She develops something she calls the Boyfriend App, and suddenly she’s the talk of the school and getting kissed by the hottest boys around. But can the Boyfriend App bring Audrey true love?

My Review:
This book was not as amazing as I hoped it would be, but it was still a really cute book. My main complaint was all of the science and technology involved. I was not expecting it to be that in depth. At times it bored me, and at times I did not understand it. That is my only complaint though.

There was a lot of drama that I did not really anticipate either, but it really helped move the book along. It kept it interesting and kept the story moving. (Slight spoiler -->) I was disappointed with the way things ended between her and her childhood friend. There was a little bit of them being reunited, but I would have liked more.

All of the characters were great, and worked so well in the story! Audrey was a great main character, and I felt like I could relate to her in many ways (besides the obvious computer genius part). Lindsay was an awesome friend to Audrey. I loved how loyal she was, even when it hurt herself. Aidan was just precious. I am pretty sure I fell in love with him while reading this book. I don't know what else to say about him. He was just perfect and so, so sweet!

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

Sunday, May 5, 2013

In My Mailbox (30)

In my mailbox hosted by The Story Siren is a great way to show people the books you received this week.
It has been a long time since I have done one of these, so these are (most of) the books I received for the last month and a half-ish. :) I am only adding the books I got for review instead of everything. I bought a lot lately because our Books a Million is closing (Sob!!) so everything is on sale. However, I do not have time to put them all in this post. :) I will review them all at some point though!

For Review:
Trouble in Store by Carol Cox

The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl (Geek Girls #1) by Gina Lamm

Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings

The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace and Mandy Hubbard

Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire

Plus One by Brighton Walsh

The Boy On The Porch by Sharon Creech

The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

A Cowboy To Come Home To by Donna Alward

Marooned with the Maverick by Christine Rimmer

Once is Never Enough by Mira Lyn Kelly

Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack

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