January

 

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18 Things

by Jamie Ayres ★★★

I liked this book, enough that I planning on reading the rest of the series just as soon as I calm down enough about the ending. Yes, Ayres gave hints and tips to the reader but after a point I figured it wasn’t going in the obvious direction then SMACK there goes everything. Give me a few days and I might get back there.

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Sisters In Sanity

by Gayle Forman ★★★

I got this after the BookBub ad ran and went it with great expectations. It didn’t necessarily fail but it was different, very different, than her other pieces and other books I read. The note in the back of the book about Forman’s time at Seventeen made me kind of understand. It was interesting to read about places like Red Rock and know that girls actually are sent to places like that. A definite eye opener to stereotypes and  treatment of others.

 

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The End of Feeling 

by Cindy Bennett ★★★★

This book. Read it. Love it. Looking for fresh, sweet romance? This book has it all. Overcoming diversity, accepting yourself and others, and falling in love. Its sweet and interesting and a unique read. I definitely recommend this one!!

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In Pieces 

by Gia Riley ★★

I sat this book down at least five times within the first few chapters. I wanted to read it because the synopsis sounded so good, but the editing was pretty rough making it hard to get through. After a few chapters I was able to ignore the errors and get into the story…which was good until it took a turn. **SPOILER** My biggest complaint about teen pregnancy books (I didn’t realize this was one when I started) is that everything always magically works out for the couple. In this story he had a trust fund and his parents let them live in their large house and even decorated a nursery. Adorable…and totally unrealistic. For once I’d love to read a book about two teen parents that actually have to face reality and make it on their own. End rant.

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Untouchables Darkness (The Dark Ones Saga Book 2) 

by Rachel Van Dyken ★★★★

I’m falling in love with this new series from my favorite, RVD! I love all of the characters. Their group conversations are the best! I really, really loved the first one so I was counting down the days until this release. It’s different for me, I normally don’t read paranormal, but I love this series! The characters are funny and you don’t get caught up in their unnatural abilities. Can’t wait for number 3!

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ON an Edge of Glass 

by Autumn Doughton  ★★★★

 

I’ve read a few other books by Doughton and have really  enjoyed each one. This one definitely lived up to the others! The characters were likable, especially the secondary characters. Who doesn’t love a GBF, right? There was a time when I wanted to reach into the book and share the main characters and tell them to get their acts together, but all’s well that ends well!

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In this Moment

by Autumn Doughton  ★★★★

I was on a Doughton binge…this was another great book!! We had flawed, relatable characters that pushed each other to be better! I love when all of the characters have deep rooted issues and with the help of each other they can overcome adversity and grow. So refreshing for NA. There was crying, laughing, and wishing you could slap some people. All the things you need for a great book!

 

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This Thing Called Love

by Miranda Liasson ★★★★

This is the first in the Mirror Lake Series. I fell in love with the characters and felt their sorrow for the tragedy that affected them all. The two star-crossed high school lovers must find their way back to each other while figuring out their new lives. I loved this one!!!

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This Love of Mine

by Miranda Liasson ★★★★

I’m a sucker for small town romances. I also love series that revolve around the same town/family/friends. This book has both! Meg is relatable and someone you cheer for the whole time. Her dynamic with Ben is enduring, frustrating, and swoon-worthy. I highly recommend this feel-good romance!

 

 

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