Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider [ARC Review]
Genre: YA novel, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: May 3 2016
Format: I received an eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
You can preorder the book in either kindle format or a hardcover book here: http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Sloane-Erin-L-Schneider-ebook/dp/B018YIJEFQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1461720950&sr=8-1
Ok, so I know I said that I wouldn’t post anything this week because I have to study but I noticed that I had to get this review up before May 3rd (when the book is being released) and I worked during lunch for the past couple of days and got the review done. I may or may not work later this week to finish another review so keep your eye peeled for that (or just sign up for my newsletter).
Summary from Netgalley:
Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.
These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she'd be spending at her mom's home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.
I've noticed in these past few weeks that posting and writing for this blog has been taking away time that i should have been using to study. Since school always comes first, I needed to tell you all that I am taking a break this week, and won't be posting anything. I have so many tests (including an End-Of-Course exam that I need to prepare for. But rest assured, I will be back next week with even more content. (I cannot wait for May 3 because the last book of The Selection Series is coming out on that day!!!). I pride myself in thoroughly written posts and reviews and I don't want to give any less than 120% of effort.
I will still be regularly checking my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) this week so if you want to chat, feel free to email me or reach out to me on the social media places. I may post on social media as well.
I have plenty of reviews already posted so if you want something to read, I recommend you check out those reviews and the previous posts.
See you all in a week!
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopian, Romance Novel
Publish date: April 24, 2012
Format: Kindle book
Summary from Amazon:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Ah, The Selection. The first book that lead to this successful 5-book series as well as various novellas highlighting other characters’ points of views as events go on.
Don't fear, I'm still alive. It's been a busy couple of days since I've posted my last review (if you haven't looked at it yet, you totally should. #shamelesspromo) But I'm so happy because in my recent trip to the book store, I acquired some new books. (I know, I'm using big words, you all should be proud of me ;))
Anyways, if you can't tell, I'm sort of totally sarcastic right now, I don't know why but the fact that I had some coffee earlier may have caused some of this... Uh oh... ALSO, this will be a short post today due to limited time. I have a couple of quizzes that I haven't studied for yet because I've been working on the surprise I told you about a little while ago.
Now without any more distractions, here's the three books that I got:
Have you read these books yet? Tell me what you think and chat with my either in the comments below or on social media!
Closer Home by Kerry Anne King [ARC Review]
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Women's fiction
Publication date: 22 Mar 2016
Format:eARC (I was provided a copy from NetGalley and publishers for a review)
You can buy this book at Barnes and Nobles or on Amazon. Here’s the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Closer-Home-Kerry-Anne-King-ebook/dp/B014R7CC1G
(If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can now read this book for free.)
I think this may be my longest review to date but I assure you it’s a good one.
When Lise Redding’s estranged sister, country-pop star Callie Redfern, is killed during a publicity stunt, the small-town music teacher is dragged from her quiet life into the spotlight.
Lise hadn’t spoken with Callie in ten years, ever since Callie’s betrayal split them apart, so she’s shocked to discover that she’s inherited her sister’s massive estate. Not only that, but Lise is now the guardian of her sixteen-year-old niece, Ariel, to whom she’s practically a stranger.
Not Cinderella’s Type by Jenni James
Genre: YA, romance, Fairy Tale
Published: February 21, 2016
Format: Kindle book from Amazon
(You can purchase the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Not-Cinderellas-Type-Jenni-James-ebook/dp/B01C2YT1EM/ref=pd_sim_351_19?ie=UTF8&dpID=51XgV8Q5NaL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_UX300_PJku-sticker-v3%2CTopRight%2C0%2C-44_OU01_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=1063MA1JFPGWFD580XZ4. It is only available in ebook format.)
For this review, I’m trying a new method for the first part of this. Instead of my own summary, I’ve just included the summary from Amazon and then while I was reading the first 2 chapters, I wrote down all my thoughts.
It’s April Fools Day! I’m usually not one to pull any pranks because they usually backfire on me but there were quite a few that were pulled by other people at school today. For example, in my Electronic Mag class, some of the kids tricked the teacher to go outside and locked her outside while they put sticky notes all over her desk. Unfortunately for her, it was pouring rain outside...whoops.
Other than that, April is going to be a very busy month (I feel like I say that every month but this time it’s actually going to be hectic). I have a total of 5 tests over the next 2 weeks, a band contest 2 Mondays from now and so much more homework. The good news is, I’ve pre written some reviews and blog posts so I will try to post at least 2-3 posts each week. (Also, read all the way through this post to read a big hint about my new surprise.)
April Books to be read (that I currently have):
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank
Books that I want to read (that I don’t have)
To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han
P.S. I still love you by Jenny Han
(I know I’ve had these two books on my list forever but everytime I go to the library, they’re never there).
The Siren by Kiera Cass
Reviews to post:
As a die-heart fan of the The Selection series by Kiera Cass, I am a disgrace as I haven’t reviewed any of her books yet. With the last book in the series coming out in May, I have decided to review each of the 4 books, one per week, until the publishing date. So with that, here are the reviews I need to write and post this month.
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Elite by Kiera Cass
The One by Kiera Cass
The Heir by Kiera Cass
(I am in no way being required to promote the series. The point of this blog is for me to share books that I like and recommend so please, no hate.)
Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
Not Cinderella’s Type by Jenni James
Now about that surprised I mentioned. I have been working on a new project for a little while now but it is still not ready to be published to the world. What I can say is that I am starting a series of sites but they’re all under construction and coming together very slowly. Anyways, you all will be the first people to find out about these sites as soon as they are published. I plan on releasing them within the next 1-2 months, but I want them to be perfect.
I hope you all had a good first day of April and didn’t get pranked too hard. Tell me how your day went in the comments or on social media. I love talking with y’all.
Brooke's a high schooler who loves to read all sorts of books. She's happy to be able to share all the books she's reading with all of y'all.