I Want You …

To choose what book I read next! I can’t decide and figured since you guys are the ones reading my reviews, I’d let you choose which review you’d like to see next. I’m going to include seven books, both published and ARCs in the mix as well as different genres, and I will include the summary given for each book. I’m going to attach a poll at the bottom of this post and all you have to do is choose the book you want and click submit. If no one votes (I only have about 35 or so followers 😦 ) I will just randomly choose one.

1.) 17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen

No matter how many boys Claire kisses, she can’t seem to find a decent boyfriend. Someone who wouldn’t rather date her gorgeous best friend, Megan. Someone who won’t freak out when he learns about the tragedy her family still hasn’t recovered from. Someone whose kisses can carry her away from her backwoods town for one fleeting moment. Until Claire meets Luke. Luke is adorable and he’s lived all over the world. But Megan is falling for Luke too, and if there’s one thing Claire knows for sure, it’s that Megan is pretty much irresistible. With true love and best friendships on the line, Claire suddenly has everything to lose. And what she learns-about her crush, her friends, and most of all herself-makes the choices even harder.

2.) The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

“Take her out back and finish her off.” She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that two men are arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run.

3.) The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

What if you were the target of a kidnapper, but the kidnapper got the wrong girl? Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also delivers pizzas part-time. One night, Kayla, another delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza, goes out with and order and never comes back. To Gabie’s horror, she learns that the man who called in the fake pizza order had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Was Kayla’s fate really meant for Gabie? Obsessed with finding Kayla, Gabie teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete’s. Together they set out to prove Kayla isn’t dead and to find her before she is.

4.) The Dare by Hannah Jayne (ARC-Pub. July 1, 2014)

Brynna Chase was a normal fifteen year old; a little on the wild side, a little bit of a firecracker, and always with her best friend, Erica Shaw. They were shoulder-to-shoulder through everything – parties, boys, beer runs – and shoulder-to-shoulder the night of the end of summer bonfire at Harding Beach, where Brynna dared Erica to jump off the end of the pier. Erica and Brynna did that together too, but only Brynna made it back to the surface. Bryn tries to make a fresh start by burying her memories of that awful night. But when a Twitter post from “EricaNShaw” pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realizes that someone isn’t ready to let go of the past…

5.) Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson 

Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter’s town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimpse of him. Which apparently makes her perfect for the secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam’s girlfriend while he’s in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn’t at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what’s real and what’s fake, and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds – her future. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?

6.) My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter

Right before they started high school, Colette’s best friend, Sadie, dumped her. Three years later, Colette is still lonely. She tries to be perfect for everyone left in her life: her parents, her younger brothers, her church youth group, even her boyfriend, Mark. But Colette is restless. And she misses Sadie.Then Sadie tells Colette that she needs her old friend to join her on a family vacation to the Greek Islands, one that leaves in only a few days, and Colette is shocked to hear their old magic word: need. And she finds herself agreeing. Colette tries to relax and enjoy her Grecian surroundings but it’s not easy to go on vacation with the person who hurt you most in the world. When the reason for the trip finally surfaces, Colette finds out this is not just a fun vacation. Sadie has kept an enormous secret from Colette for years…forever. It’s a summer full of surprises, but that just might be what Colette needs.

7.) Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Rachel died at two a.m…Three hours after Skyler kissed me for the first time. Forty-five minutes after she sent me her last text. 
Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before…before that terrible night at the old house. Before Rachel shut Jaycee out. Before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to do with that night at the old house. Rachel’s text is the first clue—starting Jaycee on a search that leads to a shocking secret. Rachel’s death was no random crime, and Jaycee must figure out who to trust before she can expose the truth.

Okay so, you pick…which book should I read and review next?  If you have any other suggestions, like a book you just read and loved and think I should get it and read it next, leave a comment! (Remember though, I am sticking mainly to teen/YA books because those are the readers I am aiming towards.)

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I Need Your Help

If you read my blog and my posts, you know how much I love summery themed young adult books. I am currently in the process for looking for more online, but would love to hear suggestions from everyone on here as well. I really only stick to teen and young adult novels and they can be based at the beach, summer camp, over summer vacation…doesn’t matter. I just love reading a good summer book in the summer. I can name a good amount of the books I’ve already read or have, but if there is a book that you think I’d like please, please, PLEASE leave the title and author in the comments because I will definitely want to check it out. (Also if they just deal with the beach, even if it isn’t summer, or it’s based during a tropical vacation, or a road trip, I am also interested in.) Here are the titles I know of:

-The Rules of Summer (and I do plan on getting the sequel)

-Nantucket Blue & Nantucket Red

-The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy

-Cruel Summer & Laguna Cove

– Second Chance Summer

– Fifteenth Summer and Sixteenth Summer

– The Summer of Skinny Dipping

– The Summer of No Regrets

– Seventeenth Summer

– Twenty Boy Summer

– Pool Boys

– The Last Song

– Peaches

– Lost Summer

– Moonglass

– Unbreak My Heart

– How My Summer Went Up in Flames

– Beach Lane

– Every Little Thing in the World

– Snapshot

– Five Summers

– Things I Can’t Forget

– Sleepaway Girls & Summer State of Mind

 

So, those are the ones I can see on my bookshelf from where I am sitting now. I also have a few books by Hailey Abbott. There may be more that I am not thinking of and/or might be on the Kindle.

I am also unsure when my next review will be. Most likely Wednesday, but I can’t promise it will be posted then. With training for my new job and a total of 2 hours in driving everyday, I have been relaxing a bit more and basically just sleeping when I am home.

 

A Little Favor

I just want to thank everyone who has followed my blog so far and to those who have favorited my posts. This is my first serious blog and I am still pretty nervous about getting this right because my goal is to get a few hundred followers and meet other fellow bloggers who enjoy reading and reviewing teen/YA novels. I know it is going to take time, but any support I can get is greatly appreciated and if you like my blog and my posts, which I promise I will be writing a lot of reviews over the next few weeks, please tell your friends or other bloggers that you think may like my blog about it. I am considering starting up a YouTube channel as well and doing reviews on there as well. Maybe every other review will be a video review and I will post the YouTube clip in a new post under the reviews section. So please, if you can help me out and help my blog get more recognition I will be so grateful, and am already very thankful for those of you who are following me and reading my posts. It means a lot to me since I am jumping right into something I haven’t done before. Thanks everyone and happy reading!