Before You (Before and After, #1) by Amber Hart
Amber Hart / Contemporary / Contemporary Romance

Before You (Before and After, #1) by Amber Hart

TITLE: Before You
AUTHOR: Amber Hart
PUBLISHER: K-Teen
RELEASE DATE: 29 July 2014
PAPERBACK: 320 pages
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
FOLLOWED BY: After Us

SYNOPSIS:Some say love is deadly. Some say love is beautiful. I say it is both.

Faith Watters spent her junior year traveling the world, studying in exquisite places, before returning to Oviedo High School. From the outside her life is picture-perfect. Captain of the dance team. Popular. Happy. Too bad it’s all a lie.

It will haunt me. It will claim me. It will shatter me. And I don’t care.

Eighteen-year-old Diego Alvarez hates his new life in the States, but staying in Cuba is not an option. Covered in tattoos and scars, Diego doesn’t stand a chance of fitting in. Nor does he want to. His only concern is staying hidden from his past—a past, which if it were to surface, would cost him everything. Including his life.

At Oviedo High School, it seems that Faith Watters and Diego Alvarez do not belong together. But fate is as tricky as it is lovely. Freedom with no restraint is what they long for. What they get is something different entirely.

Love—it will ruin you and save you, both.
(Source: Goodreads)

REVIEW:

Aww, this novel made me cry!

Themes:
-Love
-Hope
-Faith
-Grace
-Friendship
-Family
-Stereotypes
-Prejudice
-Sacrifice
-Pain of the past Continue reading

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Just One Night (Just One Day, #2.5) Gayle Forman
Contemporary / Contemporary / Gayle Forman / Novellas

Just One Night (Just One Day, #2.5) Gayle Forman

TITLE: Just One Night
AUTHOR: Gayle Forman
PUBLISHER: Lift Every Voice
RELEASE DATE: 29 May 2014
EBOOK: 40 pages
GENRE: Viking Children’s Books
PRECEDED BY: Just One Year

SYNOPSIS: After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson “Lulu” Healey discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allyson’s quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pair’s year apart from Willem’s perspective. Now, back together at last, this delectable e-novella reveals the couple’s final chapter.
(Source: Goodreads)

**WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW UNTIL YOU HAVE READ: Just One Day (Book 1) & Just One Year (Book 2)**

REVIEW:
I just don’t know how to process the end of Willem and Allyson’s story. I love it but I want more. I’m sad that its over, but happy that they’re together. Argh. *throws hands up in frustration* I just want to read more of their life! Man, I miss them. This novella was too short. I need to know more, you know? Bleh.

Theme:
-Fate vs. Coincidences
-Love Continue reading

Weekend by Christopher Pike
Christopher Pike / Mystery & Thrillers

Weekend by Christopher Pike

This is my first novel by Christopher Pike and I have to say, I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel. I didn’t think I would like anyone else’s old mystery novels besides R.L. Stine, but Pike’s novel, Weekend, has really grabbed my attention.

TITLE: Weekend
AUTHOR: Christopher Pike
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
RELEASE DATE: 1986
PAPERBACK: 230 pages
GENRE: Thriller
SYNOPSIS:The dream became a nightmare.

The weekend in Mexico sounded like a dream vacation. Four guys, five girls – and a gorgeous oceanside mansion all to themselves. It should have been perfect.

Except nothing was going the way they’d planned. There was the girl upstairs fighting for her life. The phone lines that went dead. And the explosion in the garage that could have killed them all.

But not even that prepared them for what happened next. Because while they were getting some sun, someone else was getting revenge – and the terror wouldn’t stop until the weekend was over.
(Source: Goodreads) Continue reading