Review: One Paris Summer

May 31, 2016


One Paris Summer
AUTHOR:  Denise Grover Swank
SERIES:  Standalone
PAGES: 272
PUBLISHER: Blink
RELEASE DATE: June 7th,2016
SOURCE:   I received a copy via netgalley!
Thanks so much for letting me review this!

SUMMARY:
Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren't betrayal enough, he's about to remarry, and they're expected to play nice with his soon-to-be wife and stepdaughter. The stepdaughter, Camille, agrees to show them around the city, but she makes it clear that she will do everything in her power to make Sophie miserable.

Sophie could deal with all the pain and humiliation if only she could practice piano. Her dream is to become a pianist, and she was supposed to spend the summer preparing for a scholarship competition. Even though her father moved to Paris to peruse his own dream, he clearly doesn't support hers. His promise to provided her with a piano goes unfulfilled.

Still, no one is immune to Paris's charm. After a few encounters with a gorgeous French boy, Sophie finds herself warming to the city, particularly when she discovers that he can help her proactive piano. There's just on hitch -- he's a friend of Camille's, and Camille hates Sophie. While the summer Sophie dreaded promises to become the best summer of her life, one person could ruin
it all.



            Sophie can imagine doing a million things this summer, however, the last thing she ever expected was to be in Paris. Every other teenager would die to have an experience like this, but Sophie just wants to be home with her mom and her best friend Jenna.....

Review: You Know Me Well

May 22, 2016



You Know Me Well
AUTHOR:  Nina LaCour & David Levithan
SERIES:  Standalone
PAGES: 256 pgs.
PUBLISHER:  St.Martin's Griffin
RELEASE DATE: June 7th,2016
SOURCE: I received a copy of this book via netgalley.
Thank you so much for allowing me to review this book!
SUMMARY:

Who Knows you well? Your bestfriend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy might? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other-- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.




This book is a journey – you follow the characters through the ups and downs of life in this freaking amazing, gorgeous book!

Meet Mark and Kate, two teenagers in the same high school that have never met. They have sat next to each other practically the whole year in Geometry, but have never spoken two words to each other. Until one night, when everything changes and suddenly they are each other’s whole world, but not in the way you are thinking! Mark is in love with his best friend Ryan, who has no idea he feels this way and Kate has just run away from meeting the girl of her dreams.  When their worlds collide, they literally are each other’s support even though it has only been a day. They help each other navigate in this new, dangerous, territory with their hearts on the line. Will they make it out in love or devastated?

Future Awesomeness Returns

May 20, 2016



Hey everyone, so this is a super old meme that young book blogger me created! I decided that I really needed to bring this back, but boy do I need to come up with a new name.It screams 13 yr old me haha. Anyways, this meme was created for me to highlight all the awesome and exciting new books coming up! So lets get started shall we?
 


First off is....*Drum roll please




You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan 
June 7th,2016



SUMMARY:

Who Knows you well? Your bestfriend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy might? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other-- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.




One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank
June 7th,2016

Review: A Study in Charlotte

May 17, 2016


A Study In Charlotte
AUTHOR:  Brittany Cavallaro
SERIES: Charlotte Holmes #1
PAGES: 321 Pages 
PUBLISHER: Katherine Tegen Books
RELEASE DATE: March 1st, 2016


SUMMARY:

The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that's not the only complication: Sherringfodr is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective's great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock's genius, but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar. 

From the moment they meet, there's a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the serlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe-- and the only people they can trust are each other.

Follow Watson and Holmes on their journey with a little twist!

    Jamie Watson is very disappointed when he receives a scholarship for Rugby and is forced by his mom to attend Sherringford, a prep school in Connecticut.  There is just one more obstacle for him to overcome, Charlotte Holmes also goes there. Leaving it up to fate, he decides to keep his distance from her. However, he admires her from a far and keeps his eye on her. When they finally meet, it’s instant friendship, well after some bumps along the way haha. In the end, they are in this together because they are being framed for murder! Will they ever figure it out or will they be charged for the crime?

 I’ve heard so many good things about this book the past couple weeks and recently even more so. The hype on this book is insane! I really, really wanted to love this book to pieces, I just found so many things wrong with it when there are some really amazing mysteries I’ve read in the past including Sherlock Holmes.  So I guess I’ll start off with the things that I didn’t really like about this book and end on a positive note of what I did like.

 The first thing I noticed right off the bat, 3 pages in, was the diction the author chose. Now I do not know if this was just me, but I found it a little confusing and hard to adjust to the first two or so chapters. In the very first chapter she introduces six different people without giving them much detail to support them. Which for me, was really confusing trying to remember these characters and I had to keep back tracking to see which one was which. Maybe that was just me and I thought okay, it’ll get better and it did for the most part, but I have to say for a mystery it really lacked that, “wow,” factor.

This novel was very predictable when it came to who had committed the crime. Which for me, was a letdown because......
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