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The Fault In Our Stars: John Green

Hazel’s done it. She’s beat the tumor built up inside of her. Even with that great hunk of news she doesn’t care. She has nothing to really live for, and she knows that her ultimate fate of dying will come eventually. 

Until Augustus Waters shows up in her support group and his eyes are on her the entire time. 

I refuse to write anymore about this book other than you need to read it or yourself. You’ll laugh and cry and see what a harsh reality this is and how you need to live for now.

5/5

This Lullaby: Sarah Dessen

Remy has never been one for serious relationships, because love doesn’t exist, right? This is the reason she’s just broken all of her flings off before they had a chance to become addicted to her.

& then in a single moment she meets an annoying and persistent boy named Dexter who seems to be in the right place at the right time. So why not get to know him, she’ll be leaving for college right after this summer and as long as he knows it’s not going to be serious there’s nothing to lose, right?

But what if there is and what if she’s scared to follow what everyone is telling her and even what her feelings are telling herself.

Man, I devoured this book, and I’m not even kidding. I read it in 5 hours. It started a bit slow and I just wanted to get to the parts where Remy spent time with Dexter but it’s all in good time. This book is super relatable and it just brings you to realize that things really do change when you least expect it and it’s all about timing.

5/5

The Opposite Of Hallelujah: Anna Jarzab

Caro has the good life. She has nice friends, a boyfriend, and she’s treated like an only child. Only she isn’t. She has an older sister who left home eight years ago to be a nun and all of a sudden she’s coming back. Caro is compelled to keep where she really was a secret and entangles herself in lies. Once her boyfriend and her separate and she sets her eyes on the new boy she lies to him about her sister too, because she’s ashamed of who her sister was.

Caro ignores the signs that Hannah has depression and treates her like shit. Even though she knows she shouldn’t it just happens and soon she starts to regret it. She starts to regret everything when the new guy Pawel comes over for dinner and mentions that her sister was in the ‘peace corps’ and it sets everything into a downward spiral.

 

I don’t want to tell you guys anymore but I did enjoy every last chapter of this book and if you have some free time definitely open it up and read it!

4/5

The Hollow: Jessica Verday (book 1)

Abbey’s life seemed great with her best friend Kristen, about to start Junior year, planning out a future together. Until Kristen goes missing and is proclaimed dead. Then Abbey seems to fall apart and spends all of her time in the cemetery talking to Kristen or even Mr. Irving’s grave. She seems lonely and that’s okay. Until she sees Caspian.

She instantly falls in love with him, and they see enough of each other to make them kind of together. & then they kissed. But after that Caspian stayed away and Abbey wasn’t sure what she did wrong. Until she uncovered the secret about Sleepy Hollow and what’s happened.

I liked this. I disliked the sexual tension definitely but I liked how the legend of Sleepy Hollow tended to be the topic of this book. And the ending left me upset and wanting something, happier.

Thankfully, there are two more books to go!

4.5/5

Wake: Lisa McMann

Janie isn’t normal by any means of the word. Ever since she was eight she hasn’t been able to have normal dreams if anyone is around. If they’re sleeping she’ll fall into their dreams, and see what they’re seeing. It’s a gift, but seeing these nightmares and not being able to help anyone just seems like a curse to her. Until she meets someone just like her. Someone that tells her she can control her dreams. And everything changes. She even has a boyfriend, Cabel, who lies to her but seems to be doing it for a good reason. 

This is actually the second time I’ve read this book since I’ve bought it and I still love it. The idea truly is well executed and I honestly never saw the ending, or even the truth really happening. I’m about to pick up the second book right now and see the relationships keep going and the chance of a lifetime build!

5/5

The Future Of Us: Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

Josh and Emma are bestfriends and the perfect next door neighbors. Until Josh mistook their friendship for something more and now they barely speak to each other. Josh gets an America Online Cd-Rom in the mail and after his parents tell him he can’t have it he gives it to Emma. Only Emma logs onto the internet to see a website called Facebook that she’s apparently on. Only it’s 1996 and Facebook hasn’t been invented yet. Josh and Emma become so interested in what their future is, and isn’t, and how they can change it. The real task is just living for now and making it a future worth wanting.

I liked this book. It was written for younger age groups it seems like, just by the choice of words and the little events which take place. I loved hearing about little things like AOL and walkmans and such because it was such a throwback for me and it reminded me of times back then. It’s a nice laidback read which is sure to please readers everywhere.

4/5

Perception (clarity #2): Kim Harrington 

Claire just had a near death experience last time she worked with the cops, and if it wasn’t for her ex cheating boyfriend Justin, she would have been dead. But he saved her. But Claire is still torn between Justin and Gabriel, and she doesn’t have much time to choose. She’s being stalked, and it isn’t who she thinks it is. Another girl turns up murdered and she’s the next victim

I loved this. It had a fantastic plot and it kept you guessing who she was going to choose, and who her killer actually is up until the very ending. It’s worth reading, as long as you read Clarity first of course!

5/5