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review 2018-08-19 18:05
You Promised Me Forever (Forever Yours #1) by Monica Murphy
You Promised Me Forever - Monica Murphy

 

A love in transition equals a heartbreak on the horizon. Can Jordan and Amanda forgive the mistakes of their young love and take a chance on building something new? Nobody does the angst of teen aged love like Monica Murphy. You Promised Me Forever takes a detour on the highway of regret and pain before it reaches the ramp of goodbye. It's hard to appreciate what you have until you lose what you always wanted. A life lesson hard earned, but that we're so much better for. What started with a sweetness ends with drama. A bond severed by neglect. Can the damage be repaired by a little time and distance. From lovers to friends then back again. Murphy puts her heart in this tale of second chances.

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text 2018-01-24 03:49
SpotLight for Book Tour I am Involved in.
Pretty Dead Girls - Monica Murphy
PRETTY DEAD GIRLS BY MONICA MURPHY BLOG TOUR – DIGITAL ASSETS Tour Date: January 8-26, 2018 (Posts should be up by 08:00 AM EST on your scheduled date) Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32972117-pretty-dead-girls Purchase Links: Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo Tour Schedule: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-pretty-dead-girls-by-monica-murphy/ Giveaway: Signed copy of Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy a Rafflecopter giveaway Pretty Dead Girls by Monica MurphyPublication Date:  January 2, 2018Publisher:  Entangled Teen Beautiful. Perfect. Dead. In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed. The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she's next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she's never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her. There's something he isn't telling her. But there's something she's not telling him, either. Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and Harper Collins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson. She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA. Website • Twitter • Facebook • Instagram • Pinterest • Snapchat • Goodreads

 

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review 2018-01-01 16:22
While writing up this post…I realized I had to lower my rating because it just didn't deserve what I originally gave it…this happens to me quite often.
Pretty Dead Girls - Monica Murphy

 

 

 

Book TitlePretty Dead Girls

Author:  Monica Murphy

Genre:  YA | Mystery

Publisher:  Entangled Teen

Setting:  Cape Bonita

SourceI received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plot:  2/5

Main Characters:  2/5

Secondary Characters:  2/5

The Feels:  1/5

Pacing:  2/5

Addictiveness: 2/5

Theme or Tone:  2.5/5

Flow (Writing Style):  3/5

Backdrop (World Building):  2.5/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  2.5/5 Cliffhanger:  Nope.

Steam Factor 0-5:  2.5

Total:  2/5 STARS - GRADE=D

 

 

 

This might appeal to a younger audience, especially if they like to read about sexually promiscuous teenagers being total bitches.  Right from the beginning, I was skeptical of the mystery, the pacing felt off.  The characters are completely unlikable, basically, all of them.  The conversations between them are just over-the-top bizarre and contradictory. These girls are just so flipping mean and I kind feel like they got what they deserved, well sort of... 

 

I was compelled to read this until the end, although I'm not sure why, just to see who it was, maybe.  Which I more or less guessed. 

 

Will I read more from this Author?  No, I will not.  Her writing is just not for me.

 

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text 2017-12-31 15:39
December Re-Cap
The Last Place You Look - Kristen Lepionka
Marrow - Tarryn Fisher
Undone (Unknown Trilogy Book 3) - Wendy Higgins
Dear Daughter: A Novel - Elizabeth Little
The Butterfly Project - Emma Scott
Down to the Liar - Mary Elizabeth Summer
Certain Dark Things: A Novel - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
RoomHate - Penelope Ward
Undertow - Michael Buckley
Pretty Dead Girls - Monica Murphy

Ohhhh...December!  I had very good Christmas, and I hope you all did too.  I even managed to read a few books. I'm having a difficult time reconciling the end of 2017.  Not sure why that is???  I just can't believe the new year is here, already.  On to my re-cap...

 

 

 

 

 

(Audiobook) The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

Finish Date: 12/01

4.3/5 STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Audiobook) Marrow by Tarryn Fisher

Finish Date:  12/08

4.5/5 STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Kindle eBook) Undone by Wendy Higgins

Finish Date:  12/13

4.8/5 STARS - GRADE=A

 

(Audiobook) Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Finish Date:  12/14

3/5 STARS - GRADE=C

 

(Kindle eBook) The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott

Finish Date:  12/19

5/5 STARS - GRADE=A+

 

(eBook Novella) Down to the Liar by Mary Elizabeth

Finish Date:  12/20

2.5/5 STARS

 

(Audiobook) Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Finish Date:  12/20

3.7/5 STARS - GRADE=B

 

(Audiobook) RoomHate by Penelope Ward

Finish Date:  12/23

3.8/5 STARS - GRADE=B

 

(Audiobook) Undertow by Michael Buckley

Finish Date:  12/29

4.2/5 STARS - GRADE=B+

 

(Netgalley eArc) Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy

Finish Date:  12/30

2.5/5 STARS - GRADE=D+

 

Plus 1 DNF...I just couldn't get into this.

 

11 BOOKS TOTAL

3,316 Pages 

6 Audiobooks, 1 Novella, 2 eBooks, 1 DNF eBook and 1 Negalley eArc.

 

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review 2017-11-03 05:29
Solution
Saving It - Monica Murphy

Eden & Josh have been best friends for so long.  They share each other's secrets.  When a new secret arises, can Eden help Josh to solve his problem?

 

Josh wants Eden to help him find a girl.  She does not want him finding just any girl.  So he enlists her help.  Along the way, they see their relationship in a whole new light....

 

These characters are just such a joy to read.  I love their solidarity.  The banter is so much fun too.  I found myself eagerly absorbing every page.  Such a great read.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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