Wait for you by J. Lynn

Title:  Wait for You

Author: J. Lynn (Pen name for Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Series:  Yes; Wait for you Series

Format: 1st Edition Signed Paperback

Page Count:  360 Pages

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Age Range: 17+

Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Description on Goodreads:

Some things are worth waiting for.

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago–an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe–please God–make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing.

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet.

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for.


I’m not gonna lie. It took me a year to read this book. I kept picking it up, putting it down, picking it back up again, loving it, setting it down, etc etc. I didn’t finish this book until a few weeks ago.

And I regret not finishing it immediately.

I fell in love with the characters almost instantly when I first started, but because of life, I never really gave it the time it deserved. I never took the time to really get to know them, get the gentle flow of J. Lynn’s writing.. Until I got sick at my husbands family reunion.

Avery is a bit like me.. Quiet, reserved, shy, and a hell of a lot of trust issues. And she has her reasons. I really identified with this book for many reasons. I highly suggest it.

I really like the open ending with it, and hope as I pursue the series, I get to see a conclusion.

My Rating: 5/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): People who love contemporary, people who love a light smut, people who have anxiety issues.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17314430-wait-for-you




… My return to the book world!


Expected between 18th – 31st.

I have a lot of reviews to catch up on, and books to read!


I hope to see you on my journey back into the book blog world.


  • Reisa Reads

Why I have been gone.

So… as some have you may have noticed…

I have been gone for over a month, and was spotty since…

Well, two months ago.

Because of medical reasons, and trying to get things sorted out, I really haven’t had the time or energy to read, let alone blog. Any down time I have had was spent worrying, sleeping or trying to forget what is happening. I have had a lot happen in the last two months, that is still ongoing. I won’t be coming back at full force, but I will be ASAP.

I plan on making posts at random, but I won’t up and dissappear. I miss doing this and I miss you all.

Please forgive me for being so lacking?

~ Rei’sa

#FridayReads [6/19/15]


Hello and welcome to #FridayReads!

This next weeks books will possibly be:

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Finishing up this beauty!


Starting this one!!


Hopefully reading more on this!


And possibly starting this so I can be on my way to reading…



Anyways, I am extremely tired, so I will be going back to bed!

What are you reading this weekend/upcoming week?

~ Rei’sa

Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway

Title: Emmy and Oliver

Author: Robin Benway

Series: No.

Format: ARC (Thanks Heather Doss!)

Page Count: 352

Publisher: Harper Teen

Age Range: 15+

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Description on Goodreads:

Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.


I loved this. So much. I have honestly never read a Sarah Dessen book, so I cannot tell you if it is like one, but if Sarah Dessen is like THIS, I need to get on that. Like now.

I felt so much for both Emmy and Oliver. With all that both of them had been through, how Emmy had to hide part of her life, how Oliver just wanted to reclaim part of his… I can’t tell you how many times I laughed, I cried and whimpered.

This was the perfect book at the perfect time. I am VERY happy I got a review copy. I will DEFINITELY be purchasing a finished copy.

A shout out to Miss Heather Doss for sharing her love of this book!

My Rating: 5/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Anyone wanting a nice, summer, emotional read!

Goodreads Link:



Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Series: Yes. Companion novel trilogy.

Format: eBook and Paperback

Page Count: 372

Publisher: Dutton

Age Range: 16+

Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary

Description on Goodreads:

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?


I actually did a boo-boo with this series. I read it out of order.I read Lola first. Which made reading Anna a little daunting. I already knew how it was going to end, so I was like eeeeeh.

I regret that eeeeh. It was very cute! I disagree with some of the choices made, but I can see WHY they were made. I over all loved the picture she painted! Anna, while a bit quirky in both good and bad ways, I loved the heck out of her. She was a good example of a flawed human. A real human. Same with St. Clair.

While this wasn’t my favorite so far of the trilogy, it is still one of my re-readable books. 🙂

My Rating: 5/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Anyone who likes a cutesy contemporary with a bit of drama and good world building.

Goodreads Link:



The Gathering Dark/Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Title: The Gathering Dark/Shadow and Bone

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: Yes, trilogy.

Format: American Hardcover

Page Count: 358

Publisher: Henry Holt/Mac Teen/Macmillan Publishing

Age Range: 16+

Genre: High Fantasy/Young Adult/Mild Dystopia

Description on Goodreads:

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy.


I read this book last year, going into it blind; only knowing it was heavily based off Russia.

Here is the review I originally gave it on Goodreads:

I simply am in love. Just… wow. I did not have high hopes for this book; and it blew me away. The rating is 5/5 only because while I may have thought it was slow at first, the world building, getting to know everyone was well needed. I found myself expressing almost every possible emotion. Well done. I cannot wait to start Siege and Storm.

Almost a year later, I stand by this rating. While it was slow to start, I found myself absolutely loving the main character of Alina. She is 100% one of my favorite main character females from a fantasy novel.

I have TWO copies of this book, and plan on keeping BOTH. I have gifted people this book. I plan on gifting people this book even more.

I remember going into this, thinking I would hate it. It was, and STILL is a VEERRRRYYY hyped book. It’s been 3 years since it’s publication on June 5th 2012, and people STILL rave about it, and I am proud to be one of the people.

I love how well crafted all of the characters are, especially the Darkling. He was one of my favorite parts.He is the type of villian I like to see. The kind that is willing to do anything to get his way, even seduce, threaten and enslave his way to getting it.

Miss Bardugo has an amazing talent that I am very happy to have seen so far.

I have read half way through Siege and Storm,  but had to put it down a while ago due to complications. I plan on finishing it soon enough though.

You cannot understand my excitement for Six of Crows, hell! Even my other blogs, twitter, facebook, instagram is named that. I need to read that book.

My Rating: 5/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Instant answer? EVERYONE. Reasonable answer? Anyone who is a fan of great character crafting, world building and a story that may stand the test of time.

Goodreads Link:



Top Ten Tuesday [6/16/15]

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Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.

Today’s topic is ‘Top Ten Books on My TBR for Summer 2015!’ 

Click on the pictures to goto the GoodReads page about them!




















Is there anything I should prioritize first? Any you have read? Leave me a comment down below! 😀

~ Rei’sa

[Top Ten Tuesday Graphic was used from aimalfarooq’s blog!~]