Waiting On Wednesday (258) This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

You may be able to tell by looking at how many consecutive Waiting on Wednesday posts I have made, but Wednesday is my favorite day of the week!


Expected publication: November 15th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

Synopsis from Goodreads:

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the District Attorney’s Office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.

Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she and Stone investigate—the ageing prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot—she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.

Oooh, this sounds really good! I'm hoping that I enjoy reading this just as much as I did the author's other books, The Rules for Disappearing and The Rules for Breaking.

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Waiting On Wednesday (257) All in Pieces by Suzanne Young

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

You may be able to tell by looking at how many consecutive Waiting on Wednesday posts I have made, but Wednesday is my favorite day of the week!

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Expected publication: November 8th 2016 by Simon Pulse

Synopsis from Goodreads:

From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes a heartrending new novel about a girl struggling to deal with anger issues while taking care of her younger brother with special needs.

“Anger-management issues.”

That’s how they classified Savannah Sutton after she stuck a pencil in her ex-boyfriend’s hand because he mocked her little brother, Evan, for being disabled. That’s why they sent her to Brooks Academy—an alternative high school that’s used as a temporary detention center.

The days at Brooks are miserable, but at home, life is far more bleak. Savvy’s struggling to take care of her brother since her mom left years ago, and her alcoholic dad can’t be bothered. Life with Evan is a constant challenge, but he’s also the most important person in the world to Savvy.

Then there’s Cameron, a new student at Brooks with issues of his own; a guy from a perfect family that Savvy thought only existed on TV. Cameron seems determined to break through every one of the walls Savvy’s built around herself, except if she lets herself trust him, it could make everything she’s worked so hard for fall apart in an instant.

And with her aunt seeking custody of her brother and her ex-boyfriend seeking revenge, Savvy’s fighting to hold all the pieces together. But she’s not sure how much tighter she can be pulled before she breaks completely.

Suzanne Young's The Program series is one of my favorites, so of course I added this stand alone book to my tbr. I actually have an arc I'll be reading soon, so I'll let you know how I liked it!

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Waiting On Wednesday (256) Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

You may be able to tell by looking at how many consecutive Waiting on Wednesday posts I have made, but Wednesday is my favorite day of the week!

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Expected publication: October 25th 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life.


Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.

Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.

But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.

I haven't read anything by this author before. This book sounds really interesting, but it's different than what I normally read. I'm seeing mixed reviews on this, so I hope I enjoy it.

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Review: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

My Unscripted LifeMy Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Page Count: 288
Published by: Delacorte
Source: eArc from Publisher for review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sometimes love stories go off script.

Another sultry Georgia summer is about to get a lot hotter. Dee Wilkie is still licking her wounds after getting rejected by the precollege fine arts program of her dreams. But if she'd gone away, she wouldn't have been around to say yes to an unbelievable opportunity: working on the set of a movie filming in her small Southern town that just happens to be starring Milo Ritter, the famous pop star Dee (along with the rest of the world) has had a crush since eighth grade.

It's not like Dee will be sharing any screen time with Milo—she's just a lowly PA. And Milo is so disappointingly rude that Dee is eager to stay far away from him. Except after a few chance meetings, she begins to wonder if just maybe there's a reason for his offensive attitude, and if there's more to Milo than his good looks and above-it-all Hollywood pedigree. Can a relationship with a guy like Milo ever work out for a girl like Dee? Never say never. . .

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Super cute and adorable is the perfect way to describe this book. I picked this up before bed one night and read it all in one sitting because it was just that easy to read. I was really able to get into the story since it moved along so well. And I had to keep reading to find out what would happen next.

I still have enough teenage fangirl in myself that I can appreciate how awesome it would be to meet my crush. That was reason enough for me to fall in love with this story.

Dee and Milo meet each other when Dee starts working behind the scenes on the set where Milo is filming a movie. I found the movie making aspect of the story to be very interesting, and I loved the details that the author included. I also liked that Dee and Milo had valid reasons for spending time together and getting to know each other.

My only problem with this story? I didn't feel any deep connection between Dee and Milo. Sure, they were cute, and it was easy enough to root for them to be a couple, but that doesn't mean they had chemistry or actually made sense together.

My Unscripted Life was just what I needed to read - a fun and light contemporary YA romance with likable characters, an interesting plot, and the perfect Hollywood ending. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for something sweet and fluffy with a 'young' feel to it.

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My Rating: 4 Stars

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Waiting On Wednesday (255) Bad Blood (The Naturals #4) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

You may be able to tell by looking at how many consecutive Waiting on Wednesday posts I have made, but Wednesday is my favorite day of the week!

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Expected publication: November 1st 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI's Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother's murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful—and dangerous—than anything the Naturals have faced so far.

As Cassie and the team work to uncover the secrets of a group that has been killing in secret for generations, they find themselves racing a ticking clock.

New victims. New betrayals. New secrets.

When the bodies begin piling up, it soon becomes apparent that this time, the Naturals aren't just hunting serial killers.


I want to read this book so bad!
Asked in my best whiny voice------> Why can't I have this book now?
I don't want to wait.
Today is my birthday, and I think I deserve an early present. Hmph.

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Review: Breaking Up with Barrett (The English Brothers, #1) by Katy Regnery

Breaking Up with Barrett (The English Brothers, #1)Breaking Up with Barrett (The English Brothers, #1) by Katy Regnery

Publication Date: May 15, 2015
Page Count: 174
Published by: Katharine Gilliam Regnery
Source: free on Amazon

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Breaking Up with Barrett is the first of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Except Alex. He's a womanizing manwhore. And maybe Stratton, because he's wicked hot, but super awkward around girls.)

Barrett English, aka "the Shark," is the fair-haired, first-born of the English brothers, and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way.

Emily Edwards, a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, grew up in the gatehouse on the outskirts of Barrett's childhood estate. The daughter of his family's gardener and housekeeper, she was always looking through the window of privilege, but forced to remember her place at the very periphery of the kingdom.

When business partners suggest that a fiancee might soften Barrett's image over business dinners, he approaches Emily for the "job" of fiancee. And while love wasn't necessarily on Barrett's radar, he begins to realize that Emily always has been. But will his take-no-prisoners boardroom tactics work on the heart of the woman he loves.

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This book was just okay for me. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. Barrett and Emily were fine, but there was really nothing that stood out as special about either of them. The conflict in the story was almost non-existant. I expected there to be some drama, but it only lasted a nano-second, so nothing really came of it. A major plot point is that Barrett has been in love with Emily since he held her as a newborn when he was 8 years old. That's either really creepy, or really romantic. I haven't decided which yet.

So there were 2 meh characters, no conflict, and the creepy/ick factor. The story was pretty boring until the 75% point, but even then it never really picked up enough steam to be really interesting. Nevertheless, I did finish reading this since it was quick and easy.

I have never read anything by this author before. This book was offered for free on Amazon, so I decided to check it out to see if I liked it enough to continue the series about the English brothers. Right now I'm not convinced I would enjoy continuing on with this series.

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My rating: 3 stars
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