Waiting On Wednesday (267) Long Way Home (Thunder Road #3) by Katie McGarry

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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: January 31st 2017 by Harlequin Teen

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

Have I mentioned before that I don't like motorcycle clubs and/or books about them? Eh. I'm willing to read this series despite my feelings because I enjoy the author so much.

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Waiting On Wednesday (266) By Your Side by Kasie West

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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: January 31st 2017 by HarperTeen

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

Why do I want to read this book? Kasie West. 'Nuff said.

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Review: So Cute It Hurts!!, Vol. 07 by Gō Ikeyamada

So Cute It Hurts!!, Vol. 07So Cute It Hurts!!, Vol. 07 by Gō Ikeyamada

Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Page Count: 192
Published by: VIZ Media LLC
Source: Library

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Megumu has once again switched places with her brother, just in time to encounter Akechi’s newest student—the angry guy she met in the park! Chiharu Uesugi knows something about Aoi’s past, and seems determined to take him down. Megumu wants to protect her boyfriend, but will she be able to foil whatever nefarious plan Uesugi has cooked up when he blackmails her into a date?!

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In an interesting turn of events, an old friend of Aoi's has shown up claiming he has secrets about Aoi and what happened to his eye. Uesugi holds a grudge against Aoi, so Aoi immediately goes into protective mode and tries to push Mego away to keep her safe. But you just know that Mego is not going to let that happen! She decides it's up to her to keep Aoi safe from Uesugi, and she certainly put herself in danger while doing it!

I was hoping that Uesugi would show a romantic interest in Megu. But then he went and acted like a sexist pig, and I just wanted him to stay far away from her. So now I have my doubts if he can pull off being a rival for her affections.

Do you see the cover for this volume? That scene in the book was too adorable. I love that Aoi and Megu will do anything for each other. I just hope they start working together to find their happiness.

I really enjoyed reading this volume since there was just enough cuteness between Aoi and Megu to keep me interested. I have the next 2 volumes waiting for me to read, and I can't wait to crack them open and find out what secrets Uesugi is keeping.

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4 Stars
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Waiting On Wednesday (265) Wait for Me by Caroline Leech

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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: January 31st 2017 by HarperTeen

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It’s 1945, and Lorna Anderson’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. How can she possibly work alongside the enemy when her own brothers are risking their lives for their country?

But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. The more she learns about him—from his time in the war to his life back home in Germany—the more she sees the boy behind the soldier. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart. Loving Paul could mean losing her family and the life she’s always known. With tensions rising all around them, Lorna must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice before the end of the war determines their fate.

I really, really want to read this! I'm not too much into reading historical fiction, but this is a YA romance that I just can't pass up.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts!


All of these lovely Christmas zipper pouches are available in my Etsy Shop. They are all made and ready to ship. So get yours now before they are gone!
How can you resist the Santa Gnomes pouch? Cute, isn't it?


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Cover Reveal: Salvaged (Saints of Denver #4) by Jay Crownover






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Expected publication: June 20th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks

About SALVAGED

Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.

Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.

The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.

About Jay Crownover

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, Welcome to the Point, and Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters and make the reader feel something.

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Waiting On Wednesday (264) After the Fall by Kate Hart

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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: January 24th 2017 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A YA debut about a teen girl who wrestles with rumors, reputation, and her relationships with two brothers.

Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt…and his slacker brother, Andrew. Raychel sneaks into Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. He doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a girl, except when he decides she needs rescuing. But Raychel doesn't want to be his girl anyway. She just needs his support as she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach. Matt tries to help, but he doesn’t really get it… and he’d never understand why she’s fallen into a secret relationship with his brother. The friendships are a precarious balance, and when tragedy strikes, everything falls apart. Raychel has to decide which pieces she can pick up – and which ones are worth putting back together.

This sounds like it will be a heavy story, but I can't wait to read it.

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Review: What Light by Jay Asher

What LightWhat Light by Jay Asher

Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Page Count: 256
Published by: Razorbill
Source: borrowed from library

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.

Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.

By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

What Light is a love story that's moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.

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I had a hard time getting into What Light at first because it started feeling like an 'issues' book. I was looking for something lighter for the holidays, so I put it down for about 10 days. When I started reading it again, something just clicked and I was able to finish the book in one sitting. It turned out to be better than I originally thought it would, but that's not saying much.

I enjoyed the idea of this story, the interesting setting, and the overall Christmas-y feel. However, most of the story didn't ring true, which really bothered me. I also didn't feel anything for any of the characters. They didn't annoy me, which was great, but I failed to connect with anyone. It's hard to muster excitement for a book when you don't care about the characters or what happens to them.

Despite the slow start, I liked this book well enough. Maybe my expectations were too high for my first holiday book of the season.

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My rating: 3 stars

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