Review || What to Say Next


Title: What to Say Next
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.

Kit: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I don’t even understand.

David: In the 622 days I’ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently learned about her.

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Review || The Love Interest


Title: The Love Interest
Author: Cale Dietrich
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQIA
Copy: Digital
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There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

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Review || Windfall


Title: Windfall
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Paperback
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Let luck find you.

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

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Review || Keep the Faith (+ GIVEAWAY)


Title: Keep the Faith
Author: Ana Tejano
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Christian
Copy: Digital
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First things first: I received a digital copy of this book as part of my participation in a blog tour – this, however, affects neither my opinion nor the content of my review in any way. Many, many thanks to the author for this opportunity!

Keep the Faith is a relatively short novel that tackles, well, faith (and Faith, for that matter) – during devastating times, amidst large-scale tragedies, in the middle of heartbreak, and even in the people who don’t deserve it. The story immediately jumps into the messy aftermath of Faith’s breakup with her five-year boyfriend James. From there, we are whisked into her journey towards healing and moving forward. Make no mistake, however, Keep the Faith is more than what meets the eye.

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Review || Star Struck


Title: Star Struck
Author: Meredith Michelle
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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ARE YOU READY TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN HOLLYWOOD ENDING? You are Anna Chambliss, a beautiful A-list actress engaged to a gorgeous Hollywood star. Life is beyond perfect—until you wake one morning to find tabloid headlines proclaiming that your fiancé is cheating on you. How do you react? Your love life, your career, and your future happiness all depend on what you choose to do—and who you do it with.

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Review || The Sun Is Also a Star (+ GIVEAWAY)


Title: The Sun Is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release: November 1, 2016 (Delacorte Press)
Copy: Paperback
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Before anything else, I received a physical Advance Reader’s Copy (ARC) of this book as part of my participation in this blog tour hosted by Book Freak Revelations – this, however, neither affects my opinion nor the content of my review in any way. Thank you very much, JM and the wonderful people from Penguin Random House for the opportunity!

At first glance, Natasha and Daniel appear to hail from opposite ends of an incredibly vast spectrum. Natasha is a cynical, skeptical African-American immigrant with a profound understanding of science and all things rational whereas Daniel is a Korean-American sweetheart whose passion lies in writing poetry. Somehow, a series of unforeseen circumstances and mishaps brings the two of them together on the same day Natasha, along with her family, is supposed to be deported back to Jamaica. From there, we are thrown into a wonderfully riveting whirlwind that is perfectly summarized by the novel’s synopsis:

Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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Review || Omari and the People (+ GIVEAWAY)


Title: Omari and the People
Author: Stephen Whitfield
Narrator: Curt Simmons
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Adventure
Copy: Audiobook (11 hrs and 17 mins – unabridged)
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Before anything else, I received an audio copy of this book, which was sponsored by the author and narrator, as part of my participation in the blog tour hosted by The Audiobookworm. To win an audiobook copy of Omari and the People (gifted via Audible) for yourself, enter my giveaway!

Omari and the People is a wonderfully written, epic adventure centered on a notorious, thrill-seeking thief named—as the title suggests—Omari. After unintentionally burning down an entire city, Omari, in an effort to redeem himself, deceives the displaced people into believing in the existence of a safe haven which only he can show them. From there, the readers are taken on a captivatingly narrated, arduous journey and personally, the more I travelled alongside Omari (so to speak), the more compassionate I felt for his character and his attempt at repentance for all he’s done in the past.

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