Meet Cute Anthology

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Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors.
 
Readers will experience Nina LaCour’s beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard’s glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon’s imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno’s story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There’s futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.
 
This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.

My Thoughts

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I LOVED this collection of stories. Each story was completely different but equally as amazing!

I think what I loved most about each story was that even though the stories were so short I still felt like I was quite connected to each character.

If you know me then you know that I  love a good romance and this anthology was full of it

I’m not normally an anthology reader because I feel like I’m always left wanting more but after reading Meet Cute I didn’t actually feel that way most of the time. The stories were complete and beautifully written by each author.

This anthology is definitely worth the read!

Rating: 4/5

Published By: HMH Books for Young Readers

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Still Me – Jojo Moyes

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Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.

Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets–not all her own–that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

My Thoughts 

I adore Louisa Clark, I loved her in Me Before You, After You  and even though I didn’t think it was possible for me to love her anymore, Jojo Moyes proved me wrong and made me love her 10,000 times more in Still Me

We meet Lou as she’s starting her new life in New York (my favourite city) and I’m not even going to mention the Gopniks otherwise this review will be so long!All I am going to say is that they are very different people to what I expected.

Reading Still Me was like catching up with an old friend. Lou is just as funny and crazy as ever. I loved catching up with her and all the other characters. I think my favourite character to meet again was Sam! I love Lou and him together and them in Still Me just played with my heart strings! Saying that though reading about Lily again killed me she’s TOO much,I couldn’t stop laughing!

Jojo hit the ball out the park with this book, there were so many funny moments where I was crying with laughter. Like when Lou was drunk and said “Did you know I have 2 legs in 2 places”

Still Me is beautifully written which will have you laughing in places and crying in others. I would highly recommend purchasing yourself a copy especially if your a fan of the other two books in the series.

I’m still not ready to say goodbye to Lou yet and am gutted that this is the final book.

You can purchase this book from Amazon now.

Rating:5/5

Published By:  Michael Joseph

 

Waiting On Wednesday – SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME

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From critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, comes SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME—a story of two people from different worlds pushing themselves, and each other, to get what they deserve!

SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME releases on January 30, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!

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 “Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Preorder SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME here!

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Be sure to add it to your Goodreads Now!

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Also there is a fantastic Pre-order campaign!

Pre-order SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME, register and you will receive AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER, a novella that features your favorite Pushing the Limits and Thunder Road characters!  

From the Pushing the Limits series, Noah, Beth, Isaiah, West and Logan are all grown up. Catch up with your favorite characters as one of them finally says, I do.

Pigpen, Eli and Addison from the Thunder Road series: Three separate personalities who still needed to find love…and still had someone important to meet.

This is a limited time offer! So hurry! Registration ends on February 3, 2018! You must register your preorder to receive AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

Find Katie online at 

Website: www.katielmcgarry.com

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Everless – Sara Holland

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In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything – even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.

Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.

There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever … and possibly the future of time itself.

My Thoughts

THIS BOOK…UGH… THIS BOOK! 

I DIED WITH THIS BOOK! I cannot stress how INCREDIBLE this book is! This is one of the best debut fantasy’s I’ve read in a long time.

Everless is an addictive fantasy that you will binge in one sitting. The twists and turns will have you screaming and probably throwing the book across the room. 

The pace and idea of the plot was perfect. The way mythology was built into the plot was fantastic and the way it formed the characters.

I could not recommend this book enough and I cannot wait for the sequel. I NEED IT NOW! 

so you know, Sara if you need someone to you know read the sequel, I’m here! and if you could please try and not rip out my heart with the sequel, my heart would be thankful!

Rating: 5/5

Published By:Hachette

Some Kind Of Wonderful – Giovanna Fletcher

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A Great Read

Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since the first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they’re about to get engaged. Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancé and no future. Lizzy is heartbroken – but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she’s been missing while playing Ian’s ideal ‘better half’. But how much has Ian changed her, and who should she be without him? Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before – and, in the meantime, have a little fun . . .

My Thoughts

I received this book in exchange for an honest review

Some Kind Of Wonderful is my favourite book by Giovanna yet! There was not one aspect of this book, I did not love. 

At the beginning of this book we meet Lizzy who has been with her boyfriend Ian for almost a decade and has not seen a glimpse of an engagement ring from him. Just when she thinks she’s going to get engaged, she actually gets dumped!

I loved the way the book wasn’t entirely focused on Lizzy finding a new boyfriend but on Lizzy actually finding herself. That being said the ending was very very hopeful.

My favourite character in this book most definitely had to be Michelle, she was just too funny. and her awesome gift giving!

This a wonderfully funny book and I would highly recommend you all put it on your tbr and give it a read! And when your finished (or before) go and beg Giovanna to write a sequel!

Rating: 5/5

Published By: Michael Joseph

Best Reads Of 2017

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2017 was a hard reading year for me consisting of lots of slumps and busy times where I couldn’t read anything at all. Saying that though I have read 78 books! That beats the challenge I set for myself of 30 books. I also gained A LOT of books this year which now means I have books covering my entire shelf, desk and a huge cardboard box in the corner of my room.

I read some AMAZING books last year and I’d like to share with you a few go my favourites

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Blood For Blood series by Catherine Doyle VendettaInferno & Mafiosa were incredible books. I still can’t put into words how good these books were, so if you still haven’t read them GET ON IT!!

You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow – Rebecca’s debut is beyond words! Her writing style is beautiful. The way she writes her characters makes you feel like your apart of their journey. 

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia – I loved the romance aspect of the book but I also loved the deeper story of all the characters. This book exceeded my exceptions ( and I had HIGH expectations for this book) I cannot wait for Kami’s next book

Everless by Sara Holland – This book… THIS BOOK! if you haven’t pre ordered it what are you doing?! you NEED this book. This is one of the most hooking books I’ve ever read with so many twists and turns that it will most likely have you falling off your chairs in shock. and then the ending… THE ENDING! all I’m going to say is that the next book needs too one quickly because I don’t know how long I can wait before I combust.

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Doing It by Hannah Witton – After reading this book, I felt like I wanted to buy a copy and hand it to every teen I know and just shout about. `You can read this book no matter what age you are and it will still benefit you/ you will gain something after reading it.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – This book was one of the most talked about books of 2017 and if you’ve read it you know why. Throughout reading this book, I could just see myself inside Starr and understand everything she was going through.THUG is a book that should be on all school reading lists. If you haven’t already read it then I highly recommend it!

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard – I love Sara’s books and AQKOT is no different.  This book was AMAZING. I loved how Sara really incorporated British Sign language into the book, not just talking about it but putting the signs in the cover and at the head of each chapter. A Quiet Kind Of Thunder shows realistic portrayals of disabilities and mental health features such diverse characters.

Songs About Us by Chris Russell – I absolutely love this series and I feel like every time I have to wait in between a book I age like 30 years because this series has me so on edge! Songs About Us is so good, everything about it was good. I read this entire book in less than 4 hours. So if you haven’t already started the series GO! GO! GO!

If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak – This is another debut that is a MUST read. Carlie writes so beautifully and her characters are just amazing. I read this entire book in one sitting and I don’t regret a moment of it.

The Last Piece Of My Heart by Paige Toon – So I wasn’t really a Bridget fan in Thirteen Weddings but after reading The Last Piece Of My Heart everything changed. I don’t think there was a character I didn’t like in this book, I adored Charlie and April (such cuties) I think this is my favourite book of Paige’s!

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone – If you follow me on twitter you know how long I waited and wanted this book for and when I finally got it, it certainly didn’t disappoint. Nic exceed every expectation I had for Dear Martin. I connected to this book so much and I still can’t say anything else except I just loved it. It also needs to get picked up by a UK publisher so we can drag Nic over to the UK so I can meet her!

The Exact Opposite Of Okay by Laura Steven – I read this book in a few short hours even through all the Christmas shopping I had to do and the awful queues of Tesco. I went into  this book not know much apart from there was going to be a scandal and it was probably going to make mad and bring out the feminist in me. Again this another debut that went above and beyond my expectations. Laura is a writing queen, she had me hooked in no time. I could not find a fault about this book at all. Full review to come soon!

Some Kind Of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher – I love Giovanna Fletcher and all her amazing books but Some Kind  of Wonderful has got to be my favourite. I’m going to do a full review of this book soon but to sum it up, if you don’t read this book your missing out!

Blogmas DAY 24 – It’s Christmas Eve

1 day till Christmas!! I’m so excited! the food is cooking and my house is looking all festive. Everything is going great so far!

What’s everyone’s plans for Christmas?

I’m so proud of my blogmas content this year and the fact that I’ve posted everyday this year. I’ve had a mixture of FANTASTIC mood boards and WONDERFUL interviews!

Here are all the links for 2017 Blogmas:

Blogmas DAY 1 – Carlie Sorasiak

Blogmas Day 2 – Eleanor Wood

Blogmas DAY 3 – Jennifer E. Smith

Blogmas DAY 4 – Jennifer Mathieu

Blogmas DAY 5 – Abi Elphinstone

Blogmas DAY 6 – 2018 Anticipations Pt. 1

Blogmas DAY 7 – Perdita & Honor Cargill

Blogmas DAY 8 – Rebecca Barrow

Blogmas DAY 9 – TV shows I can’t wait to watch

Blogmas DAY 10 – Christmas Tag

Blogmas DAY 11 – L.L. McKinney

DAY 12 – 2018 Anticipations Part 2

Blogmas DAY 13 – Kim Chance

Blogmas DAY 14 – My Christmas TBR

Blogmas DAY 15 – Isabelle Broom

Blogmas DAY 16 – Jessie Hilb

Blogmas Day 17 – December Playlist

Blogmas DAY 18 – Giovanna Fletcher

Blogmas DAY 19 – Samantha Shannon

Blogmas DAY 20 – Sara Barnard

Blogmas DAY 21 – 3 Places I want to be this Christmas

Blogmas DAY 22 2018 Anticipations Pt 3

Blogmas DAY 23- 2018 Anticipations Pt. 4

Blogmas DAY 23- 2018 Anticipations Pt. 4

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GUYS it’s Christmas Eve eve!!!! Who’s excited for Christmas? I haven’t been feeling super festive this year but the closer it gets the more excited I am!

So this is my final 2018 anticipations for this year. I don’t know if I’ll do some more for next year but let me know if you want me to!

 

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I adore the blurb on this book and it gives me such strong Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame vibes and it just sounds like it’s going to give me all the feels! GIVE ME THE BOOK!!

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I joined in on the #2k18books chat and Heather was on it and this book sounds AMAZING! The fact the plot revolves around a fire pulls me in the most and I’m just ready for this book to drop in March

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I recently read Everless by Sara Holland and have since been obsessed with fantasy books and this sounds like it would be right down my street. Also there’s a sequel, so there’s a strong chance ending may kill me. I can’t even explain how excited I am for this book!

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The more I hear about this book, the more I want it. it sounds like a great debut that I think everyone needs in their life.

 

Blogmas DAY 22 2018 Anticipations Pt 3

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The Astonishing Colour Of After

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This book is all over my feed and I follow Emily on Twitter and I can say that I need this book in my life! Also the fact this book is coming out in the UK makes me super happy!

Love Songs & Other Lies

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If you know me, you know how much I love a good summer romance and any books to do with music. Also I love Jessica, she hosts the  and it’s great so if your normally up at 2am UK time I suggest joining!

American Panda

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This is another book I’ve had on my radar for a while and everything I’ve heard about it is fantastic! This sounds like a fantastic debut

Your One & Only

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Firstly this cover is SO beautiful and the blurb for this book kills me overtime I read it! If your looking for a story of love,I think this needs to go on your tbr!

 

 

Blogmas DAY 21 – 3 Places I want to be this Christmas

I’ve decided to share with you today 3 places where I wish was for Christmas

  1. Las Vegas

las-vegas-welcome-sign.jpgA family member of mine is spending this Christmas in Las Vegas and I think it’s safe to say I’m super jealous. Imagine spending Christmas in Vegas SO FUN!!!

2. Hawaii

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I always feel at Christmas that I just want to relax in the warmth with a pretty setting and I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii so that would definitely be a place I would want to visit!

3. A Place where I don’t have to wash the dishes after I’ve eaten and there’s just an     endless supply of Christmas food and a big TV

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One of my favourite thing about Christmas is food the food and my least favourite thing is the cleaning up, so if I could have somewhere where I don’t have to do that it would be fantastic!

 

Where would you like to spend Christmas?