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– Rei’sa.

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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera BLOG TOUR

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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Published by: Soho Press

Release date: 06/16/15

Genres: Fantasy/Magic, LGBQT, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 304


“A brilliantly conceived page-turner.” -Kirkus Reviews, starred review.
“Vividly written and intricately plotted.”-Publishers Weekly, starred review.

The Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto — miracle cure-alls don’t tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can’t forget how he’s grown up poor or how his friends aren’t always there for him. Like after his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it’s not enough.

Then Thomas shows up. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn’t mind Aaron’s obsession with a popular fantasy series. There are nicknames, inside jokes. Most importantly, Thomas doesn’t mind talking about Aaron’s past. But Aaron’s newfound happiness isn’t welcome on his block. Since he’s can’t stay away from Thomas or suddenly stop being gay, Aaron must turn to Leteo to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he is.

Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut novel offers a unique confrontation of race, class and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.

“[A]n engrossing, intense narrative.”-School Library Journal, starred review.
“Thought provoking and imaginative.”-Booklist, starred review.


This book sounds amazing. I cannot wait to read it. Rarely do books captivate me so much to the point it makes me want to drop what I am reading and read something solo. I have a feeling this will be one of those magical books. 😀

Having paralells to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, just makes me wish I could reach through the screen and have it now! And kinda wanna watch the episode of Futurama where Leela tries to forget Fry.

Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway

Title: Emmy and Oliver

Author: Robin Benway

Series: No.

Format: ARC provided by Heather Doss from HarperTeen (THANK YOU!!)

Page Count: 342

Publisher: HarperTeen

Age Range: 16+

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Coming of Age

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.

Review:

I don’t normally review books DIRECTLY after finishing them. I don’t normally gush and ugly cry either. Emmy and Oliver is one of those books you HAVE to talk about after finishing. You need someone to talk to about it.

I started this book on a whim. I was wanting a fluffy, light hearted romance. I got that and so much more.

I don’t want to spoil anyone, so I will be as detailed yet not as I can.

I felt like I was there with the characters the whole time. Like I was a member of their group of friends. There with them as they surfed, talked and just confied into each other.

This story was heartbreaking, and worth every fracture along the way. The love and the friendship felt so genuine between more than just the main characters. I felt something for every single character. I love that the parents were so involved and just the fact that every character was so strong.

This is how contemporary should be written. This is a story that will be sticking with me for a long time. This is easily one of my favorite books of this year. It comes out on 5/23/15, my only regret is I have to wait til July to get a finished copy. ;_;

BUT! It will be well worth the wait.

My Rating: 5/5 all the way.

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Anyone who loves to ugly cry. Anyone who loves a good, well rounded love story.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13132816-emmy-oliver


Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn [DNF]

Title: Broken hearts, Fences and other things to mend by Katie Finn

Author: Katie Finn

Series: Yes, Trilogy.

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 339, I stopped at 164.

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Age Range: 15+

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Social Issues

Description on Goodreads:

Hot sun. Blue waves. New romances. Old secrets.

Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes a sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence.

Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friends (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). But people don’t hold grudges forever. Do they?

Gemma intends on making amends, but a small case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago—including Hallie and her dreamy brother, Josh—to believe she’s someone else. As though the summer wasn’t complicated enough already.

Filled with summer sun, boys, and friendships gone sour, Katie Finn’s first novel in the Broken Hearts and Revenge series sizzles and delights.

Review:

Now, before I start I want to say this: I loved the writing style and I will be picking up other books under her other name; Morgan Matson. I loved the prose and how the story flowed… I just didn’t like the story. From the beginning I was getting through it quickly, but just as quickly it fell apart for me. The idea behind the series is great! Revenge, remorse, heartbreak, new romance, drama… it has it all!

But.. it just didn’t click with me. Something about the characters seemed overly predictable. I didn’t like how it was painstakingly obvious what was going on between Hallie and Gemma. I got it the first moment they saw each other again. I also flipped to the back and was right about another prediction I made.

The story wasn’t for me, but it might be for you! 😀 I am not going to rate this, since while I didn’t like the story and it felt overly predictable where it was going, I loooovveedd the writing and style. I will be picking up Since You’ve Been Gone hopefully soon!

My Rating:

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Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Anyone who likes a good contemporary novel!

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18525657-broken-hearts-fences-and-other-things-to-mend

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Invincible by Amy Reed

Title: Invincible

Author: Amy Reed

Series: Yes, a duology.

Format: ARC provided by HarperCollins. (Thank you!)

Page Count: 325

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Age Range: 16+

Genre: Contemporary

Description on Goodreads:

The Fault in Our Stars meets Go Ask Alice in this dramatic romance about a teenage girl who survives a terminal cancer diagnosis, only to get trapped in the deadly spiral of addiction. Fans of Gayle Forman and Sara Zarr will be swept away by this gritty romance, the first in a duology.

Evie is living on borrowed time. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer several months ago and told that by now she’d be dead. Evie is grateful for every extra day she gets, but she knows that soon this disease will kill her. Until, miraculously, she may have a second chance to live.

All Evie had wanted was her life back, but now that she has it, she feels like there’s no place for her in it–at least, not for the girl she is now. Her friends and her parents still see her as Cancer Girl, and her boyfriend’s constant, doting attention is suddenly nothing short of suffocating.

Then Evie meets Marcus. She knows that he’s trouble, but she can’t help falling for him. Being near him makes her feel truly, fully alive. It’s better than a drug. His kiss makes her feel invincible–but she may be at the beginning of the biggest free fall of her life.

Review:

Oh my god I devoured this. This was like a heavenly mix of Gayle Forman and Ellen Hopkins. The pure transformation of Evie from sick “Cancer Girl” to her recovery to downfall is just pure magic. Amy Reed really knows how to write. I will definitely be looking more into her books.

I will say, if you are trigger sensitive to drug use, LGBQT, and family issues, please be careful.

Everything felt genuine. Like, I was actually there. God. I want the second book now!

My Rating: 4/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Fans of Ellen Hopkins, John Green, Gayle Forman. 😀

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22960609-invincible

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99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Title: 99 Days

Author: Katie Cotugno

Series: No.

Format: ARC

Page Count: 384

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Age Range: 16+

Genre: Contemporary/Young Adult/Romance/Social Issues

Description on Goodreads:

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.

Review:

Well. This is one whopper of a book. I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. When I first recieved it from the wonderful Heather Doss at Harper, (thank you again!), I was skeptical. Very skeptical. I know How to Love had been hyped quiiitteee a bit on Twitter and on Booktube… but I had heard very little about 99 Days. Heck, part of me forgot it was even coming out.

This book will live up to any of the hype it gets. Despite some iffy subject matter, I really enjoyed this book. I flew through it, and while I did have some problems with a few characters, the over all development was nice. The story building was nice, and a bit refreshing. It’s been a little bit since I read it; and I still find myself thinking about Molly.

I really found myself emotionally charged and invested in the story. I still want more! I need to know! I felt like a teen again, caught in what felt like “real life” was. It actually motivated me to grab her first book!

This book comes out on the 21st!

My Rating: 4/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Anyone who needs a good reminder of youth/Loves drama/Loves soap operas.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22836575-99-days

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Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Title: Everbound

Author: Brodi Ashton

Series: Yes.

Format: Hardcover.

Page Count: 358

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Age Range: 15+

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Description on Goodreads:

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

Review:

I could not have loved this more. If I wasn’t already a fangirl of Ms. Ashton’s writing, I would be after this. This is actually the book that broke my fear of secondbookitous. Without being too spoilery, what Nikki goes through in this section of the Everneath series has to be one of the most heartwrenching things I have read in a book in years. We were introduced to some new, very well rounded characters, and delved a bit deeper into some already established ones.I have to say, I really started to like Cole in this one. Just the sheer personality that you see in this one, how far he is willing to go for Nikki… it’s damning. No pun intended. An amazing installment to this series. I cannot wait to read the last book. 🙂

My Rating: 4.5/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too):

Anyone who likes a good paranormal romance, great twists and good adventure.

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13115995-everbound

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Sectional Saturdays #1 [3/14/2015]

So, I on a whim I decided to make this a thing.

Sectional Saturdays are going to be a blog post about random things. They might have books. But it’s going to be more, personal posts. Like, about life and the like. How I am feeling. Thoughts I have been having. Ideas. Basically a place I can just jot down things.

I have high hopes for this.

I mean, it can fail horribly and I could just look stupid but uh.

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So! Introverted me is a little sad and happy today. The friend that was to come over couldn’t because she had to work over time cause they were swamped. Which, is okay. I understand. So we rescheduled for next Tuesday. While part of me is actually kind of sad it didn’t work out, the introvert in me is like:

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Don’t get me wrong! I really wanted too, but I have been so damn nervous. I sprayed Febreeze all over the house, carpet, and toliet.

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The house is saturated in fresh linen smell now. There isn’t a square inch of the apartment (outside of the kitchen, which oddly smells like bacon) that isn’t chokingly clean smelling.

We live in a slightly… non girly household. It looks more like a bachelor’s pad. Which is fine with me. The bedroom looks like a library. It’s perfect. Except for the lack of bookshelves. That’s the only downside.
We have gaming posters, wizards, roman soliders and my little pony everywhere. We also have a lot of Funko Pops. I flipping love Funko Pops. I recently got two new posters. One from the amazing Eric Smith; author of INKED and GEEK’S GUIDE TO DATING and another from a friend that is Harley Quinn! Both are going to be showcased in the back of my videos once I have thumbtacks.

Harley Quinn is another great love.

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I have loved her since her debut in 1993, same month as my birthday. She was a 5 year old’s dream. At first I thought she was just a crazy antithesis to my fear of clowns and jesters. Someone who wasn’t scared of anything. The first real DC comic character I loved.

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I will probably go more into my love of her later.

SO! In lieu of current circumstances, I decided to have some fun today, since my plans were cancelled and I cannot dye my hair /light/ purple anytime soon…

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I did this. I didn’t want to open my toner yet, since my roots are already showing, and I wanted a little flair to my hair. Yes, I love the blonde (as does most everyone else…), but I wanted to add a little me to my hair.

My big plans were to do my hair like this:

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But, due to the toner arriving a day after the latest date, it won’t be able to be like that or at least a month. I have been devistated. So, I decided to take another approach.

My thoughts on first glance

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I like it. I honestly do. It gives me an idea of what to expect next time. I love the contrast of the blue and purple hues of the Manic Panic Ultra Violet. I think I will have fun with this. Makes me want to try out many different hair styles!

Kind of reminds me of this guy:

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Since my Saturday is more free, and less me panicing over the fact that I have to try to be not… different.

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I think I will dabble in a little playing of Pokemon, or Persona Q. I know I need to check on my Nintendogs… It’s been a while. :S Maybe even another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX.

Does anyone else play these games?

I also have a thing for Rogue Legacy.

But… I probably should be playing Five Nights At Freddys.

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I own all three, but haven’t finished ANY of them. In terms of which one scares me the most, I will always (until the next possible one comes out) say 1.

My favorite animatronic is Bonnie Bunny.

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Something about him being a bunny, being purple, and reminding me of Frank from Donnie Darko. I think it’s kind of subliminally why I want purple hair. I also like Toy Bonnie.

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I also have a thing for another animatronic.

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Do you play FNAF? Do you take part in the fandom? I am actually kind of active in one part of it. (No, not that part.) 🙂

I blame this guy for my major love of the fandom/series:

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Anyways, I think I am going to go read The Girl at Midnight now. Since, I have the time and all.

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Please feel free to leave comments, I love to talk to peoples!… online.

You all have a wonderful weekend, and until next time; bye bye! 😀 ❤

Bloggingly yours,

Reisa