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July 1st

On the Fence by Kaise West18298225

This book sounds a lot like My Life Next Door. It also sounds super cute. I LOVED The Distance Between Us because Caymen had awesome and hilarious sarcasm! I really, really hope this book has sarcasm. I also LOVED Pivot Point! Kaise West is my home dog. For sure reading this!

 

Sinner by Maggie StiefvaterUnknown

I haven’t read the Shiver Trilogy but I watch Teen Wolf on MTV so maybe I should read Shiver because I seem to like werewolves…well, I like Dylan O’Brien. Whatever.

 

Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch18630496

I didn’t hear of this book until last week and I have never heard of this author, but the premise is creepy and super intriguing. I have a feeling it will make me upset but I am so ready for this. Read the rest of this entry

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend | Review

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

UnknownPublished May 13th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends

Pages: 339 pages

Format: Hardcover

Source: Purchased

Buy it here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local independent bookstore.

The Goodreads summary:


Summer, boys, and friendships gone sour. This new series has everything that perfect beach reads are made of!

Gemma just got dumped and is devastated. She finds herself back in the Hamptons for the summer—which puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend that she wronged five years earlier. Do people hold grudges that long?

When a small case of mistaken identity causes everyone, including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh, to think she’s someone else, Gemma decides to go along with it.

Gemma’s plan is working (she’s finding it hard to resist Josh), but she’s finding herself in embarrassing situations (how could a bathing suit fall apart like that!?). Is it coincidence or is someone trying to expose her true identity? And how will Josh react if he finds out who she is?

Katie Finn hits all the right notes in this perfect beginning to a new summer series: A Broken Hearts & Revenge novel.


My Review!

Okay, first off, I LOVE THIS COVER! I mean, even if this was an awful book (which it isn’t) I would probably still recommend it because of the cover.

Something you need to know is that Katie Finn is a pseudonym for Morgan Matson. I started to read this book before I knew that and after I figured that out I got really excited because I love Morgan Matson’s books with a passion. Read the rest of this entry

Book Hangover | When the Words Stop (video)

This video=My life

Thank you Epic Reads!

Your favorite fangirl,

Sarah!

Branded • Review

Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki

Summary from Goodreads:

Fifty years ago ThPageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00033]e Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society.

To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.

Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home.

Constant darkness.

Brutal and savage violence.

Excruciating pain.

Every day is a fight for survival.

But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole.

I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

My Review! Hooray!

I am ashamed. I immediately judged Branded because it was self-published. I mean, who am I to judge this book! Harry Potter was rejected twelve times by publishers! Twelve. Times.

Not that this was anything like Harry Potter. Nothing compares to Harry.

Branded had a very unique set up. Read the rest of this entry

New Pages!

Check Out My New Pages!

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 1.02.15 AMTo the left of the screen you should see a couple of links to my pages. They were just contact, about, and photos. I have added a page called “My Top Ten Books” where I will keep an updated list of my current favorite reads.

I also added “Review Policy” which goes over my rating system and where to contact me for reviewing purposes.

You probably noticed my design totally changed. I didn’t like how the page links on my old design were very hard to see!

Please comment below if you like/dislike the new pages/deign!

So, why are you still here? Go forth and look at my favorite books and reviewing system!

Your favorite fangirl,

Sarah!

Something Real · Review

Something Real by Heather Demetrios

UnknownThe Goodreads description:

There’s nothing real about reality TV.

Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show’s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it’s about to fall apart…because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™’s mom and the show’s producers won’t let her quit and soon the life she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.

 

 

MY REVIEW! YAY!

I don’t know what I was expecting from Something Real but I believe it greatly exceeded my expectations.

So, this book is about Bonnie™ Baker. (Yes, the ™ is used throughout the whole entire book. You get used to it.) Bonnie™ was on a reality television show from her birth, which was on television, to age thirteen. The show was cancelled because Bonnie™ tried to kill herself when the pressure of being on television 24/7 finally got to her. I am not exaggerating when I say that she was on television 24/7. There were cameras throughout the house with a live stream available to watch online.

Four years and one father later, Bonnie™ is now seventeen and she is finally beginning to live a normal life. Well, as normal as life can be with twelve siblings. That is when her mom announces that, whoops, Baker’s Dozen is being revamped! Bonnie™ is rightfully furious. Read the rest of this entry

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