#Antisocial by Jillian Blake

antisocialAntisocial by Jillian Blake is a young adult novel about teens dealing with social issues after their phones and social media accounts get hacked. Every photo, internet search and message on their phones are made public creating a lot of gossip at first but then it all turns crazy.  Anna Soler is a senior at Alexandria Prep High School. She just lost her boyfriend, Palmer Meade, who is also the star basketball player and none of her friends wants anything to do with her mainly because she ditched them for Palmer. Blake does a great job creating characters and settings that are modern day and current with today’s teens. I felt like the plot line was very believable and extremely interesting. While there were moments that I felt where cringe worthy, I still felt like I had to know what was going to happen next. This book as an element of rawness and vulnerability that young people today possess. I really felt like this book was a really fun read that I could not put down.   ** I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** You can purchase your copy HERE. 

Synopsis: What if your greatest secrets became public? For the students at Alexandria Prep, a series of hacks leads to a scandalous firestorm—and the students are left wondering whose private photos and messages will be exposed next. It’s Pretty Little Liars meets WikiLeaks. Senior spring at Alexandria Prep was supposed to be for sleeping through class and partying with friends. But for Anna Soler, it’s going to be a lonely road. She’s just been dumped by her gorgeous basketball star boyfriend—with no explanation. Anna’s closest friends, the real ones she abandoned while dating him, are ignoring her. The endearing boy she’s always had a complicated friendship with is almost too sympathetic.  But suddenly Anna isn’t the only one whose life has been upended. Someone is determined to knock the kings and queens of the school off their thrones: one by one, their phones get hacked and their personal messages and photos are leaked. At first it’s funny—people love watching the dirty private lives of those they envy become all too public.  Then the hacks escalate. Dark secrets are exposed, and lives are shattered. Chaos erupts at school. As Anna tries to save those she cares about most and to protect her own secrets, she begins to understand the reality of our always-connected lives: Sometimes we share too much.

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Unnoticed by Amanda Deed

unnoticedUnnoticed by Amanda Deed is a completely different take on the classic Cinderella story. This story is based in Australia and makes the story take on a different charm. I really like how Deed creates a unique plot line, settings, and character list that takes this Cinderella type story to the next level. We all have read that classic story and know how she always get her prince. However, this story is based in the Aussie outback with wildlife and interesting characters that help make this a really great love story. The prince does not have a castle and a royal court, instead he is the town dentist and barber.  Little does the town know that the family he left in America owns a major railroad empire. If you love a happy ending, this is the book for you. **I received this book free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. ** If you want to read this love story, you can get your copy HERE.

(from amazon.com) Plain Jane O’Reilly is good at being unnoticed. Detested by her stepmother and teased by her stepsisters, Jane has learned the art of avoiding attention. That is until Price Moreland, an American with big dreams, arrives in her small town.
Does she dare to hope someone might notice her? However, Price Moreland may not be the prince that the whole town thinks him to be. Was his desire to be a missionary a God-given call, or just a good excuse to run from his past? Complete with an evil stepmother, a missing shoe and a grand ball, Unnoticed takes the time-old Cinderella fairy tale and gives it an Australian twist.

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The Last Valentine (A Labyrinth of Love Letters) by Felix Alexander

The Last ValentineThe Last Valentine: A Labyrinth of Love Letters by Felix Alexander was released February 2017 and has received a lot of praise. After reading this book, I must admit that it was written for a true romantic. Now if you love the romantic love stories then this is the book for you, because Felix Alexander does a very lovely job a creating an amazing plot line, list of characters, and setting. Alexander does have a very poetic style of writing. I read this book within two sittings because I really found it hard to put down. The characters are easy to relate to and you can become attached to them wanting to know what happens next. The author makes you feel the way that the characters feel both joy and pain. I found this book an overall incredible read. **I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** You can your copy HERE.

Synopsis: When Olivia Villalobos finds a bloodstained love letter she endeavors to deliver it before Chief Inspector Sedeño finds it in her possession. A city along the southern coast of Puerto Rico emerges in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. Olivia, daughter of a drunkard police investigator who never knew the truth behind her mother’s disappearance, finds a bloodstained love letter in the hidden compartment of her father’s coat. Convinced it belonged to the man recently found dead she sets out to deliver it to the Labyrinth of Love Letters. A mysterious place believed to be an urban legend where the transients of forbidden love leave missives for one another. She enlists the help of Isaac Quintero to find the Labyrinth and they soon realize their quest has opened the door into Old Sienna’s darkest secrets—the perils, madness and depth of tragic love.

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Always and Forever by Siân O’Gorman

always and foreverAlways and Forever by Siân O’Gorman is a story of love, family and life. O’Gorman’s plot line for this novel is superb. He created an outstanding list of characters with an amazing setting. This novel talks about the true life struggles that many married couples face. Not to mention the fact that most couples separate and never return to their pre-marriage self. Some marriages are just meant to be. I really enjoyed this novel and felt it was a great read that would relate to a lot of people. ** I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** You can purchase your copy HERE.

(from amazon.com) A warm, witty, compelling and emotional novel about love, family and coming to terms with your past. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain. Hoflying PR Director, Jo now looks after her son Harry and seeks support only from her mother w can you find yourself again, when you can’t face what you’ve lost? Joanna Woulfe is looking to get her life back on track after her husband John leaves their family home. Once a high-flying PR Director, Jo now looks after her son Harry and seeks support only from her mother Marietta and her best friend Nicole. But Nicole’s own marriage is facing its greatest ever crisis, and Marietta, too, is distracted by the reappearance of an old flame, ex-Showband-singer and lothario Patrick Realta. Soon Jo enrols with a colourful local amateur dramatics group and begins a flirtation with the handsome young Ronan Forest. But is she really ready to move on from her old life – and from her years of marriage to John? And what was it that happened three years ago that sent the couple into free-fall? Before long Jo will realise that is only by looking back that she will ever truly be able to move forward…

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The Agent by Mark Dawson

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links**The AgentThe Agent by Mark Dawson is the third book in the Isabella Rose Thrillers series. After reading the first two books in this series, I was excited to read this book. Michael Pope and Isabella Rose are caught up in a conspiracy to blame ISIS by right wing elements in the United Kingdom and the United States. The pair travels across the globe to try to find answers. Dawson does an amazing job with the plot line in this book, always making you want more. I like how the characters develop more in this book then the others. However, I feel like this book does not end, instead there are a lot of loose ends that make you wonder if another book will be written in this series. I really like the action packed story that Mark Dawson gives us and I look forward to more from this series and other books written by Dawson. ** I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**  You can get your copy HERE. 

(from amazon.com) Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope’s family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators. Chased from the poverty of Mumbai’s slums into the sights of a sniper’s rifle amongst the lavish wealth of Shanghai, Isabella and Pope hunt fleeting shadows in a race against time. And they can’t afford to lose. The Agent is the third part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that also includes The Angel and The Asset.

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At First Blush by Beth Ellyn Summer

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I was very excited when I got to read an Advanced Readers Copy of At First Blush By Beth Ellyn Summer! When I read the book summary I knew this would be a book I would like to know more about. I also read this book in one sitting! Summer does an outstanding job with the plot line, characters and settings. You really can relate to a lot of the things happening in this book. Lacey Robbins has a YouTube channel called Lacey Blushes and manages to land a summer internship with On Tread Magazine doing a vlog about the new featured August edition. This is where Lacey meets fellow YouTubers Felicia and Jordan. Then the shock of her life happens when the famous teen heart throb and new solo artists Tyler Lance come in to the picture changing everything. I really like how Tyler is made out to be a real bad boy rock star. However Lacey soon realizes that looks can be deceiving and sees the real Tyler that no one else sees. This story is different then a lot I have read lately. I like how many teenage YouTubers can relater to the struggles that Lacey faces and all the obstacles she is thrown into. This is a really great read. I really like the ending but I will not ruin it for you. So you will have to read it to find  out. ** I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**  You can get your copy HERE. 

(from amazon.com) Finding the perfect lip gloss? Easy. Finding your way in the world? A whole lot harder. Who would have thought that a teenager could have a successful career creating makeup tutorial videos on YouTube? For Lacey Robbins, this dream has been her reality. An up-and-coming YouTuber, she has thousands of fans and can’t wait for the day when her subscriber count reaches the one million mark. And when she is offered a high school internship at On Trend Magazine, she figures that this could be the make it or break it moment. But sometimes your dream job isn’t all that it seems. Her editor is only interested in promoting junk products, and her boss in the Hair and Makeup department introduces her to the larger world of makeup artistry, making her wonder if making tutorials online is all she is meant to do. To top it all off, when the magazine’s feature subject, musician Tyler Lance, turns his broodingly handsome smile her way, falling for him could mean losing her fans, forcing her to make a decision: her YouTube life or her real life? Fans of Zoella’s Girl Online will fall right into the world of this YA The Devil Wears Prada and stay hooked from the first blush to the last glossy kiss.

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Famous by Default – M.K. Harkins

mk harkinsFamous by Default – M.K. Harkins is a remarkable story of love, coming of age, life and loss. This story centers around two characters named Jax and Sivan. Jax is the youngest brother of a famous boy band. While he loves music and can play the guitar, he wants no part of that world. Sivan becomes a foster child of the state after losing her immediate family and having no relatives. She has seen more than her fair share of the abuse and neglect that sometimes accompanies foster care. They both get sent to Miss Betty’s, a farm in Iowa that is in the middle of nowhere. Betty is Jax’s aunt and Sivan’s foster parent. At first there is tension between the two, both have different pasts and are struggling to deal with their own issues. However, they soon begin to rely on each other and finds ways to help the other deal with their own demons. This book has many ups and downs making you want to cry one moment and smile the next. There are a few issues in this story that involve the hardships that some foster children have to face. Harkins does an amazing job of addressing such issues! His style of writing is easy to follow and he seamlessly goes from Jax’s point of view to Sivan’s. I really enjoyed reading this story and look forward to reading more of his books.  ** I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** You can purchase your copy HERE

(from amazon.com) Jax Buried, By my family’s fame. Dying to escape the limelight, And finally, I do. Being raised as a Jayne, I’m under constant scrutiny. The rock band my brothers formed makes it impossible to stay under the radar. Paparazzi, tabloids, rabidfans–you name it and I’ve got it. It all makes me sick. But getting shippedoff to crazy Aunt Betty’s house in my senior year of high school isn’t anybetter. After all, there isn’t a stray kid or pet in the world that my auntwouldn’t take in. Then I meet her. She’s cautious, suspicious, and not interested in me at all.But that’s fine by me. Sivan Holt may be beautiful and intelligent, but she’snothing I’m looking for.

Sivan Drowning, In my past. Struggling to feel settled. And finally, I do. Growing up in the foster care system, I longed for a sense of belonging. All Iwanted was a place to call home. At the age of seventeen, I’m finally startingto feel it here. Home. When he comes along, it unsettles me. I don’t want him to ruin everything we’vebuilt–everything that matters. Jax Jayne is arrogant, privileged, and I wantnothing to do with him. But those green eyes of his keep drawing me in. If Ilet down my walls, will it be my final undoing?

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Salem’s Curse by Sydney Bristow

2017-03-17-17-15-26Salem’s Curse by Sydney Bristow is a really great young adult novel. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves young adult fantasy. Bristow as a truly amazing way of writing this unique story that makes you feel like you a right there in the middle of the story. I love books like that! The way she describes her characters is breathtaking. The characters are truly one of a kind making this a novel unlike any other I have read. The story has a exceptional plot that follows many ups and downs along the way. I cannot wait to read more in this series and author. **I received this book free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

(from amazon.com) There’s no instruction guide to saving the world, so…apologies in advance if I make a mess of it! An ancient mage plans to unleash an army of vamps, demons, werewolves, and shifters onto an unsuspecting Chicago, and I’m the last protector of humanity, a witch who goes into panic-attack mode just talking with a stranger. My name is Celestina Sykes, and I have two potential allies, my aunt, who may have murdered my mom, and a guy I sorta have a thing for, only he may be working for the other side. All told, I’ve got two days to stop the apocalypse, so wish me luck…and multiply that by infinity because I’m gonna need it.

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