Review || Windfall


Title: Windfall
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Paperback
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Synopsis:

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 || Waking Olivia


Title: Waking Olivia
Author: Elizabeth O’Roark
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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His father’s debt, a failing farm and a floundering track team. College coach Will Langstrom already has too many responsibilities, and the last thing he needs is Olivia, a beautiful new addition to his team with a bad attitude and a troubled past.

Abandoned and broken, Olivia trusts no one — especially not the cocky track coach the rest of the team adores. But when her past is revealed to Will, she discovers another side to him — one she could grow to love. Forced together by a secret no one else can know – and breaking university rules to do it – Will and Olivia’s connection deepens. As does an attraction that could cost them everything.

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Review || Through the Veil


Title: Through the Veil
Author: Colleen Halverson
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Copy: Digital
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Colleen Halverson’s debut novel, Through the Veil was recently published last February. In this book, we are introduced to Elizabeth Tanner. Broke and drowning in student loans, all Elizabeth wants is to finish her thesis on The Book of Arranmore, an ancient manuscript that holds the secrets of the Fae world, and to succeed in earning a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. However, it is not that simple, especially when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is actually half-Fae. All of a sudden, this college student with a penchant for Irish literature and culture finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 4

The books for Batch 4 are as follows:

  • I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable
  • The Billionaire’s Deal by Crystal Kaswell
  • Resist by Missy Johnson


Title: I’ll See You in Paris
Author: Michelle Gable
Genre: Historical Fiction
Copy: Digital
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After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they’ll go to Paris, where the city’s magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.

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Review || Forgetting August


Title: Forgetting August
Author: J.L. Berg
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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I received a digital Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much, J.L. Berg and Forever (Grand Central Publishing)!

When August Kincaid wakes up from a two-year comatose, he has no traceable memory of his past. He finds himself with no family, no friends and no one to enlighten him on who he actually was before the accident that took away two years of his life. His only lead is a dilapidated photo of a beautiful redhead. However, regaining his memories soon turns out to be a rather Herculean task once August realizes that she wants nothing to do with him.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 1

The books for Batch 1 are as follows:

  • The Lonely Hearts Travel Club: Destination Thailand by Katy Colins
  • Sever by J.M Miller
  • Everealm by J.D. Wright
  • Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Segue: Okay, okay. I know. Chronologically, my next review should be about Forgetting August by J.L. Berg. However, I’m having a hard time with it because I have yet to really wrap my head around the novel’s story. I mean, I am a hundred percent certain that I really, really, really enjoyed the book, but the rest of my thoughts are pretty jumbled. I figured I should work on the reviews for these four books instead because 1) it’s a lot easier; 2) my opinions on these books are pretty straightforward; 3) I wanted to write down all my thoughts on these books before moving on and picking up another novel to read.



Title: Destination Thailand
Author: Katy Colins
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
Rating: N/A (I only finished 8% of this book.)

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What if you had a second chance… to find yourself?

Instead of slipping on her something borrowed and tripping up the aisle to wedded bliss, Georgia spends her big day crying into a warm Sex-on-the-Beach, wondering where it all went wrong.

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Review || Defects


Title: Defects
Author: Sarah Noffke
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Copy: Digital
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Before anything else, I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Sarah Noffke and her publishers!

As far as I know, Defects is Sarah Noffke’s fourth published novel, which is (from what I’ve heard) eerily similar to her first trilogy, The Lucidites. This is the first time I’ve read one of her works. When I received her email, I immediately replied (and quite enthusiastically, if I may add) because damn it to hell, the book’s synopsis is insanely intriguing. The concept of Dream Travelers was very foreign to me, and I wanted to know more about them! Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed in the least.

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