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review 2017-10-23 21:14
A very worthwhile story once you get past the beginning...
If There's No Tomorrow - Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

 

Book Title:  If There's No Tomorrow

Author:  Jennifer L Armentrout

Genre:  YA, Contemporary Romance

Setting:  Virginia

Source:  Kindle eBook (Library)

 

 

 

 

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Plot:  4.3/5

Main Characters:  4.5/5

Secondary Characters:  4.5/5

The Feels:  5/5

Addictiveness:  For the first 1/3; 2 for the rest 4 = 4 3/5

Theme or Tone:  5/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4.5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope.

Steam Factor 0-5:  3

Total:  4.5/5 STARS - GRADE=A-

 

 

 

If I rated this just from the first third of the book, I would rate closer to a 2-star.  At the 36% mark on kindle, which is right when part II starts, this book became a completely different kind of story. Where the first part is mostly just teenage kids behaving as teenage kids are liable to do.  Permeated with too many conversations between too many characters.  The rest of book is a heartfelt and genuine look at the aftermath of a tragedy, with a sweet romance that has all the feels. 

 

I wholeheartedly recommend this to all teenagers, if I could get my daughters to actually read a book, I would have them read this.  There are some important life lessons in here told in a very compelling way…instead of telling them don't do this, and don't do that…this gives them why of those don'ts.

 

Will I read more from this Author?⇜  Of, course!

 

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review 2017-08-29 23:03
Aww...this book was so good! ☼☾☆ The Sun, Moon and all the Stars...
I'll Meet You There - Heather Demetrios

 

 

Book Title:  I'll Meet You There

Author:  Heather Demetrios

Genre:  Realistic Fiction, YA

Setting:  Creek View, California

Source:  Kindle eBook (Library)

 

 

 

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Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  5/5

Main Characters:  5+/5

Secondary Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5+/5

Addictiveness:  5+/5

Theme or Tone:  5+/5

Flow (Writing Style):  5+/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope.

Total:  5+/5 STARS or A+

 

 

My Thoughts

 

Compulsively readable, and completely absorbing.  Skylar and Josh's Story is now one of my favorites.  I wanted to be reading this all the time, even if I only had like 60 seconds where I could read, I would be reading this, it was that good.  This story just felt so authentic, and so moving.  Just read it, Okay!!!

 

Will I read more from this Author⇜   I now want to read everything that Heather Demetrios has written and will write.

 

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review 2017-02-18 13:58
Why did it take me so long to read this...wow...so good!!!
Making Faces - Amy Harmon,Rob Shapiro

Book Title:  Making Faces

Author:  Amy Harmon

Narration: Rob Shapiro

Series:  Stand Alone

Genre:  Young Adult/New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Source:  Audible Audiobook

 

 

 

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♪♫MY PICK FOR BOOK THEME SONG♫♪

 

 Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara --A heartfelt song for a heartfelt story.

♫But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark

You should know you're beautiful just the way you are

And you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart

No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful…♫

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  5/5

Characters:  5+/5

The Feels:  5+/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme:  5+/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration: 5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Of course!

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

A beautiful story that's so much more than a romance…a story about all the different kinds of love and loyalty.  I don't know why I waited so long to read this book.  I ended up adding narration to this for a discounted price and I don't regret it one bit.  Rob Shapiro was amazing as a narrator.  He is a new fav for me. 

Yes, it made me cry, but most of it was the good kind of crying.  Everything about this book was amazing…as my ratings breakdown says.  I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

⇝Sex Factor⇜ No, there isn't any, really.

 

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review 2017-01-03 00:29
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
What We Saw - Aaron Hartzler

Book Title:  What We Saw

Author:  Aaron Hartzler

Series:  Stand Alone

Genre:  YA, Realistic Fiction

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

 

 

 

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♪♫MY PICK FOR BOOK THEME SONG♫♪

♫This book could inspire all kinds of songs, one for each of the main characters, easily…I picked Secrets by One Republic because it gets at the heart of everything that went wrong in this small town…sometimes...secrets should be told.  Plus what I picked originally would have been awfully spoiler-ish.♫ 

 

 

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

The Feels: 5/5

Addictiveness: 5/5

Theme: 5/5

Flow: 5/5

Backdrop (World Building): 5/5

Originality: 5/5

Book Cover: 5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger: no

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Yes, I wouldn't be opposed to it.

 

 

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

This was my final book I finished for the year 2016, and it's easily one of my favorites.  So out with a...

 

 

 

A compelling story, brilliantly written and based on a real life actual incident.  It left me wanting to read just a little more each time I had to stop reading, especially at work.  

 The story opens the day after the alleged raping of a girl at a party the night before; and it's told entirely from another girl's pov, Kate Weston.  Kate is just a girl the victim goes to school with; in a small town, where everyone knows everyone else.  It's told from this pov for a reason.  It shows you the lies and secrets that someone will keep just because of their fear of the repercussions.  And it shows how just one person who is brave enough to tell the truth, can change everything.  It's a shocking and enlightening take on a this heavy subject matter.

 ⇝Sex Factor⇜ Yeah, something like that.  It's somewhat graphic...but it's part of what makes this story so compelling.  It's real, and raw, and necessary to the story.

 

 

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review 2016-05-13 16:37
Hopefully, you can always look on the Bright Side...
Bright Side - Kim Holden

Book Title:  Bright Side

Author:  Kim Holden

Narration:  Lidia Dornet & Roger Wayne

Series:  Bright Side #1

Genre:  New Adult, Bring on the Tears

Source:  Audible Audiobook

“Today, my life is awesome.  I don’t want to think about tomorrow.  Or the day after that.  So I repeat to myself: Today, my life is awesome.

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  5/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5+/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5 ???

Narration:  5/5

Ending:   4.8/5  Cliffhanger:  No

 

Will I continue this series?  Yes. 

 

 

                          5/5 STARS

 

My Thoughts  (Goodreads Synopsis)

 

First Impression:  I think the reason I waited so long to read this is because I knew it was going to make me cry…and it did…it so did…but it was so much more than that too.

 

I literally loved every character in this book, especially Kate and Gus.  Keller is not to bad either.  This was such a touching story.  With that being said, I can see how some people wouldn't like Kate, because of the kind of person that she is.  She is one of those people everyone gravitates towards, and everyone loves.  This could be construed as unbelievable or just too much.  They're people like this, whether it's for their innate goodness or for their insatiable badness, they do exist. 

 

For a story that's ultimately sad, it's also very uplifting.  Very well written with excellent narration.  With a lesson to never let an opportunity to be awesome pass you by.

Sex Factor:  Yes, but it's not overly explicit.

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