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Blood Red Road




Blood Red Road
Author: Moira Young
pages: 458
publication date: June 7 2011





Summary:
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.
Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.




Review:
I had no idea what to expect when reading, I heard so many people raving about how much they loved it and so I was eager to start reading it.
While I was 100 pages in I thought “if this books doesn’t get better soon I’m rating it 2 stars.” Soon after that the book started picking up. It took me awhile to get used to the writing, the writing was different, there were no quotation marks but I soon got used to it and enjoyed reading the story of Saba’s adventure.
This whole book was one whole adventure, Saba finding her brother and getting in trouble along the way, boy were there a lot of bumps in the road, nothing seemed to work the way they were supposed to.  This whole book is about Saba’s quest to find her twin brother Lugh. Along the way finding true love, a whole bunch of friends, forgiveness and finding out the truth.
What I loved about Blood Red Road were all the relationships Saba had with everyone, her stubbornness and love to get to her brother, then the love that she has for Jack, the cute boy who makes her heartstone get hot whenever he is near, the relationship between and Saba and her little sister Emma, who she hates, and then finding the Free hawks. Their friendship meant a lot, and without them all working together none of them could have won the battle.
What an incredible cast of characters! Everyone is so different and each one is important to the story, each one unique and interesting. I really liked getting the feel of each character and even though it was only told through Saba’s eyes I could feel and know what each one was thinking and felt for each character. The love was just spread throughout the book.
I feel that if Saba didn’t have a bad temper or hatred for her sister the book wouldn’t be as good as it was. She did soften up some throughout the book but her stubbornness shone through.
I also wanted to mention Nero, he was incredible. The most intelligent bird in the world, it was almost as if the bird was a human stuck in a bird’s body, he understood everything she said and the closeness the bird and Saba had is just amazing.
Moira created a beautiful story, that painted a picture in our minds while reading the story, I have read so many dystopian novel and I almost always love all of the, Blood Red Road was no exception. The beginning started out slow but it soon picked up pace and I was speeding through waiting to see what would happen next.
4/5 stars

Contest Craze mini challenge: Alternate Ending




I get to host a mini challenge from Princess Bookies's contest craze :D




My mini challenge is...........

You have to pick one of your favorite books and write an alternate ending to it, must be at least two paragraphs long (can be longer) and post it to your blog, then leave a comment with the link. (Be as creative as you can!)


To Enter:
1-do this challenge up above
2- put a link to your post in the comments below

Extra Entry:
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Contest ends- October 11th



Prize: a $10 Amazon gift card

Dark Souls



Dark Souls
Author: Paula Morris
Pages: 288
publication date: August 1 2011






Summary:
Welcome to York, England.
Mist lingers in the streets.
Narrow buildings cast long shadows.
This is the most haunted city in the world. . . .

Miranda Tennant arrives in York with a terrible, tragic secret. She is eager to lose herself amid the quaint cobblestones, hoping she won't run into the countless ghosts who supposedly roam the city. . . .

Then she meets Nick, an intense, dark-eyed boy who knows all of York's hidden places and histories. Miranda wonders if Nick is falling for her, but she is distracted by another boy -- one even more handsome and mysterious than Nick. He lives in the house across from Miranda and seems desperate to send her some sort of message. Could this boy be one of York's haunted souls?

Soon, Miranda realizes that something dangerous -- and deadly -- is being planned. And she may have to face the darkest part of herself in order to unravel the mystery -- and find redemption.




Review:
Dark souls is a captivating ghost story with a whole lot of mystery. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I read the plot awhile ago and though this sounds really good, and then I got an ARC of it to review, I didn’t get to right away but when I found myself disappointed.
I don’t know why I didn’t like the story, there was a slight bit of romance until the guy went crazy, and there were lots of action and above all a big mystery to be solved. What I loved about this book was that I was able to solve the mystery before she did, I didn’t see all the signs but I did figure it out.
This book held my attention, and by the end I was biting my fingernails waiting to see what would happen next but I was unsatisfied. I felt like there should have been more to the ending, I would have liked to see what happened to Nick, I wonder if there was a happy ending between them.
I am not a big fan of Ghost stories, for once I don’t believe in ghost, if I did I would drive myself nuts, especially because my house is inside of a cemetery and there is dead people surrounding my house. This paranormal ghost story was different though. It was such a unique plot. I feel like when I read paranormal stories about vampires and werewolves and demons, it just seems like all the stories are similar but this was one was different than all the other ghost stories.
Paula did a good job creating a unique and creative ghost story and the cover is just absolutely beautiful. Is this a standalone book?

3/5 stars

Top 5 books of 2012

#1
#2 in the Divergent series

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.


#2

#2 in the Delirium trilogy

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with Delirium, the first book in a thrilling dystopian trilogy in which Lena Haloway dared to fall in love with Alex and escape the cure, the government-mandated procedure that renders a person immune to the disease of love. Lena and Alex staked their lives on leaving their oppressive society, but only Lena broke free.

Pandemonium continues Lena’s gripping story. After escaping from Portland, Maine, Lena makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease. Swept up in a volatile mix of revolutionaries and counterinsurgents, Lena struggles to survive—and wonders if she may be falling in love again.

Full of danger, forbidden romance, and exquisite writing, Lauren Oliver’s sequel to Delirium races forward at a breathtaking pace and is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes action of The Hunger Games and the bittersweet love story of Romeo & Juliet.


#3




#5 in the Gone series







#4

An intense look at the rules of high school attraction -- and the price that's paid for them.
It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.
This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.



#5

#2 in the Nevermore series
While Varen remains a prisoner in the dream-world, Isobel is haunted by his memory. He appears to her in her dreams and soon, even in her waking life. But is she just imagining it? Isobel knows she must find a way back to Varen. She makes plans to go to Baltimore. There, she confronts the figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster—the same dark man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams, calling himself “Reynolds.”
Isobel succeeds in interrupting the Toaster’s ritual and, in doing so, discovers a way to return to the dream-world. Soon, she finds herself swept up in a realm which not only holds remnants of Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world comprised of fear, terror, and anger.
When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. With his mind poisoned by the dream world, he becomes a malevolent force, bent on destroying all—even himself. Now Isobel must face a new adversary, one who also happens to be her greatest love.

Glow




Glow
Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan
pages: 307
publication date: September 27 2011





Summary:
What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside



Review:
It always makes me nervous when authors compare themselves to The Hunger Games series. The Hunger Games is an amazing series and when they compare themselves to it, they put high expectations on themselves and then readers compare it to The Hunger Games.
I went into this book with high expectations, I have wanted to read this book for a long time and when I finally got my hands on a copy I was thrilled. I started it and had to keep putting it down and picking it up. It didn’t capture my attention for long. And it was a good book but for some reason I just couldn’t read the whole thing in one sitting.
I loved the whole dystopian ship in space thing. It kind of reminded me a lot like Across the Universe. I loved the love triangle and the twists that came while reading it. There were times when I felt like grabbing a hold of Kieran and Seth’s neck. It took all the will power I had not to throw the book across the room.
I loved Waverly’s character, she was sweet and brave and she put herself through a whole lot of pain just to save her mom and all the girls that got captured. I really felt the character’s sadness and pain in the book. The characters were very easy to relate to and I did cringe at some parts I felt like I was one of them.
The hardship that the girls and boys had to endure was just unbearable. It was so surreal and I can hardly imagining that happening much less having to live it. I read a lot of dystopian novels and after each book I sit back and think to myself will this really happen in the future? Will we have to go through this? We’d probably be dead before any of this would happen, but it’s still something to think about.
I give Glow 4 well deserved stars. I can’t wait to read the second one and I will have to check out her other books.

4/5 stars

In My Mailbox #15



I just realized that Awake at Dawn comes out in October of this year not April! silly me

Waiting on Wednesday #16





waiting on wednesday is a weekly event
hosted by breaking the spine





This week's book I can't wait for is..........



Audition
Author: Stasia Ward Kehoe
publication date: October 13 2011







Summary:
When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional dancer-in-training. Living in a strange city with a host family, she's deeply lonely-until she falls into the arms of Remington, a choreographer in his early twenties. At first, she loves being Rem's muse, but as she discovers a surprising passion for writing, she begins to question whether she's chosen the right path. Is Rem using her, or is it the other way around? And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more? This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent.





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Pregnant Pause




Pregnant Pause
Author: Han Nolan
Pages: 340
publication date: Spetember 19 2011





Summary:
Nobody gets away with telling Eleanor Crowe what to do. But as a pregnant sixteen-year-old, her options are limited: move to Kenya with her missionary parents or marry the baby’s father and work at his family’s summer camp for overweight kids.

Despite her initial reluctance to help out, Elly is surprised that she actually enjoys working with the campers. But a tragedy on the very day her baby is born starts a series of events that overwhelms Elly with unexpected emotions and difficult choices. Somehow, she must turn her usual obstinance in a direction that can ensure a future for herself—and for the new life she has created.



Review:
I stayed up all night just to finish this book, I literally was so engrossed in this book I couldn’t stop reading. I wanted to find out what happened to her and the baby, and who she would end up with.
This book had me frustrated, laughing and crying all in one. Pregnant pause is about a 16 year old who gets pregnant. Her parents are missionaries and obviously disapprove of the situation. They want her to give the baby to her sister who has been trying to get pregnant for some time. Her parents go back to Kenya to help the AID’s children and she’s stuck with living with her boyfriend (well now husband) in some cabin at the fat camp that his parents own.
Eleanor has no choice but to listen to her mother and father in law who she hates. There rude and mean to her and she can’t stand them. But at this camp she gets to teach dance class and attempt to help the kids with craft time while making some new friends and being snubbed by her in-laws and husband.
I did not like how her parents made her marry Lam just because she’s pregnant with his kid. She’s only 16 and already has a husband and a not so stable relationship. I honestly wanted to rip Lam apart limb by limb. He didn’t deserve to be treated with respect and he definitely would not make a good father. He couldn’t even make a good husband and I realize he’s young and doesn’t want to be tied down but to act like that and be a jerk, ugh! I became so frustrated with him.
Pregnant pause isn’t one of those books where everybody lived happily ever after. In fact it was quite the opposite. I thought the ending was perfect and I do hope she comes out with a second one just to show how everything is working out with her and her baby.
It’s so hard not to give any spoilers. I just want to write so much stuff about the book but I would be giving the book away and then it just won’t be as enjoyable. Pregnant Pause had me in suspense. This book was higher than my expectations. Good job Han Nolan!
4/5 stars

Everblue Blog Tour




Everblue
Author: Brenda Pandos
Pages: 305
publication date: July 30 2011





Summary:
Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.

Ashlyn is about to discover what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.




Review:
This is my first book of Brenda’s that I have read and I can honestly say I am going to be reading all of her books from now on. Everblue was amazing! I can’t believe I liked this book so much.
I knew this was going to be a mermaid tale and while I don’t read much books with mermaids, I am starting to become a fan. Everblue was perfect; it was better than I expected it to be.
All the characters made this book, even though some of the characters made me angry. What makes a book is the emotion in the book and how they relate to the readers. I feel like even though mermaids aren’t real that readers can relate to the characters and the book. This book will make you angry, happy and cringing with cheesiness.  

Everblue Is told in two perspectives, Fin and Ash. Both have liked each other for a long time but Fin couldn’t do anything about it because he was hiding a huge secret from Ash. He was a merman, he couldn’t kiss Ash like he wants to because kissing another person means that you’re bound to that person, both love each other unconditionally and they go a little bit mad if there separated. 
Fin also has a twin sister named Tatiana. Tatiana and Ash are best friends and for years she and Fin had to hide what they really are from Ash. I really liked the relationship between Tatiana and Ash and Ash and Fin. Fin and Ash are perfect for each other!
The whole book was filled with drama and suspense, I had no idea what was going to happen next and I just wanted to keep reading on and on. And while this book didn’t exactly leave us with a cliffhanger, It ended with an opening for the next one; I’m excited to see what the outcome with be between the whole family.
When the book ended I felt sad but also hopeful that a year will go up quickly, I hope I can be included in the book tour for the second book!
5/5 stars

How to make a blog button




This is not my tutorial but I thought it was so good and I thought I should share it with you just in case you were thinking about making a blog button.
The blog who posted it is The Little Hen House


Tutorial:
By now you guys know that this isn’t a blog about blogging, but every time I learn something new about blogging (usually invloving HTML code) I like to share it. If you are visiting for the first time, I also have a tutorial about how to add custom social media icons to your blog as well as how to add custom feedburner/RSS icons.
I recently helped A Day in the Life of a Surfer Wife make a button with a grab box for her blog, which turned out to be a learning experience for both of us. I even found a way to fix the wonky button I had made for The Little Hen House a few months ago. It took a lot of trial and error to get both of the blog buttons right, and there was a lot of conflicting information out on the internet.
I was so frustrated with the tutorials I found online that I decided to make my own. Here are the most basic instructions I can provide on how to make a blog button with a grab box for your blog. I’m sure there are different ways to do it, but this is what worked for me. Let’s get started!
How to Make a Blog Button with a Grab Box
Step 1: Decorate and size the image you want to use for your button.
I use Photobucket to do this. It’s free. Open an account and upload the image you want to use.
Helpful tip: Keep in mind that the blog button is going to be a perfect square. I find it helpful to crop my image as close to a square as possible before I start working with it. This helps me stay within the boundaries and get a better visual of the end result.
Once your image has been cropped, you can add effects, letters, fonts, borders, icons- whatever design pleases you. Photobucket has a lot of different options and I highly recommend playing around with a few looks until you find something you are happy with. Try to make a button that is representative of your blog and will catch a reader’s eye. Using a graphic or photo from your blog, as well as the same color scheme, is a great way to keep everything consistent.
Helpful tip: Make sure you have the name of your blog somewhere on the image and it should be easy to read. The image is eventually going to be pretty small, so you want to make sure your blog name stands out. If the lettering doesn’t stand out on its own, you can try to add a text box with a colored or white background to make it easier to read. You can see examples of this in the photos at the top of this post.
After you get the image to look the way you want you want to save a copy of the image. Then you need to re-size it. The standard is 125 x 125. Some people use 150 x 150. My button is 125 x 125 if that helps you get a visual. Save a copy of the re-sized image as well. So, you should have three images: the original, a decorated one in the same size, and a decorated one in the small size. Having copies of the original and large sized images will help you make changes in the future so you won’t have to start from scratch.
Now that your image has been decorated and re-sized it is officially ready to be put to use.
For Blogger users ONLY: Once the image is saved, Photobucket will provide you with the direct link to your image. You will need this later. Write it down, save it on a Word document, or keep the internet window open.
For WordPress users ONLY: Save your Photobucket blog button image onto your computer. Go to your dashboard. Under “Media” on the left hand column click on “Add New”. Upload the blog button. Once the image has been uploaded, WordPress will provide you with the “File URL”. You will need this later. Write it down or save it to a Word document.
Step 2: Adding a widget.
I use WordPress, so I’m going to use WordPress language, but I know that all you Blogger users will be able to adjust as needed. Go to your dashboard, then look under “appearance” in the column on the left hand side of the screen and click on “widgets”. There you will find a list of WordPress widgets. Find the “text” widget for arbitrary text/HTML. Click on the “text” widget and drag it over to your sidebar on the right where all your other widgets go.
Step 3: Writing the code.
This is the part that always gets me. One little mistake and I have to go back and write it all over again. It can be maddening.
Helpful tip: I find working with the code on a Word document really helps me fix mistakes and it gives me a nice, clean space to work with.
I’m going to give you two different codes: one for WordPress and one for Blogger. You will need to take these codes and fill in the appropriate information for your image and blog.
WordPress Blog Button with Grab Box HTML Code
[div align="center"][a href="http://www.YOURBLOG.com" target="_blank"][img src="http://YOURIMAGEURL"][/a][/div]
[div align="center"][form][textarea rows="3" cols="19" readonly="readonly"][a href="http://YOURBLOGL.com" target="_blank"][img src="http://YOURIMAGEURL"][/textarea][/form][/div]
YOUR BLOG= The URL for your blog.
YOUR IMAGE URL= The image URL from WordPress that I had you write down earlier.
YOU MUST REPLACE ALL THE BRACKETS IN THE CODE WITH < > ie: [ = < and  ] = >
Input the appropriate information into the HTML code. Put the code in your text widget. The spacing needs to be the same. Click “save” and then “close”. Go to the homepage of your blog and you should see it there in all its glory. If it doesn’t look right, start over with the code. Double check the image URL. Double check everything.
Blogger Blog Button with Grab Box HTML Code
[center][img src="PHOTOBUCKETIMAGELINK"/][br/][br/][textarea style="width: 129px; height: 129px; overflow: scroll;"]&lt;a href=”http://BLOGURL/” style=”border: none;”]&lt;img alt=”BLOG TITLE” src=”http://PHOTOBUCKETIMAGELINK” style=”width: 129px; height: 129px;”/]&lt;/a][/textarea][/center]







YOU MUST REPLACE ALL THE BRACKETS IN THE CODE WITH <> ie: [ = < and ] = >


Helpful Tip: in the code where it says “BLOG TITLE” enter the name of your blog with spaces. If I were doing it, it would look like this: “The Little Hen House”. Also, the / after BLOGURL needs to be there.
Once the appropriate information has been inputted into the HTML code put the entire code into the text widget. Save it and go to your blog homepage. If the blog button and grab box doesn’t look right then you will need to start over. Double check your Photobucket direct link.
Helpful tip: This works for both codes- anywhere you see the word “center” you can replace it with “left” or “right” to adjust the alignment. For example, I replaced “center” with “left” and now my button is aligned to the left of my sidebar.
THE END

Ditched: A Love Story




Ditched: A Love Story
Author: Robin Mellom
Pages: 288
publication date: January 10 2012





Summary:
High school senior Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. So she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.

Ian, who always passed her the baseball bat handle first.

Ian, who knew exactly when she needed red licorice.

Ian, who promised her the most amazing night at prom.

And then ditched her.

Now, as the sun rises over her small town, and with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven, Justina must piece together — stain by stain on her thrift-store dress — exactly how she ended up dateless. A three-legged Chihuahua was involved. Along with a demolition derby-ready Cadillac. And there was that incident at the tattoo parlor. Plus the flying leap from Brian Sontag's moving car...

But to get the whole story, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. And discover if losing out at prom can ultimately lead to true love.

Filled with humor, charm, and romance, Ditched: A Love Story by debut novelist Robin Mellom will have readers dreaming of love on their own prom nights.



Review:
Ditched is such a fast paced lovable book. The crazy characters really brought the story to life and it was so easy to picture Justina in the 7- Eleven telling her story of her crazy night at prom.
I loved reading Ditched, it was so easy to get into the story and really get the characters, I don’t think I have ever had a love hate relationship for a character before.
The whole time Justina was telling her story of how Ian ditched her at prom I just went back and forth between loving him and hating him. One minute I thought he was so sweet and loving and the next minute I just wanted to bash his head in. My emotions were everywhere.
I don’t think anyone has EVER had as bad as a night as Justina. It’s hard to think that her crazy story happened all in one night. I will never complain about having a bad day again that’s for sure. If I were her I would have been so embarrassed with her dress and matching accessories and then when all the questionable stains got on it. She is one tough girl.
Even though this story is very unrealistic, I loved every second of it. I can’t believe the turn of events that happened. It was like a drama rollercoaster, each and every character in the book played a huge part and brought the book together nicely although I would have liked to read more about her best friend. I completely forgot about her by the end of the book.
Ditched is a fun loving and  crazy prom story that you won’t forget!

3.5/5 stars

In My Mailbox #13

Love Story




Love Story
Author: Jennifer Echols
Pages: 243
publication date: July 19 2011





Summary:
She's writing about him. he's writing about her. And everybody is reading between the lines..

For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions--it's her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family's racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin's college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter . . . so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment?

Then, on the day she's sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in. He's joining her class. And after he reads about himself in her story, her private fantasies about him must be painfully clear. She only hopes to persuade him not to reveal her secret to everyone else. But Hunter devises his own creative revenge, writing sexy stories that drive the whole class wild with curiosity and fill Erin's heart with longing. Now she's not just imagining what might have been. She's writing a whole new ending for her romance with Hunter . . . except this story could come true.



Review:
I’m in love with Jennifer’s writing! I have read every single one of her books and loved them all; I was so excited to dig into her new book “Love Story”.
I was a bit disappointed with Love story though. There were parts where I just wanted to skip and go to a more exciting part of the book, of course I didn’t but some parts were just a bit slow.
I didn’t love this book but I didn’t hate it either, for some reason Love Story just didn’t capture me, I kept putting the book down and doing something and then coming back and doing it again. I just couldn’t get into it.
I loved reading the stories that Erin and Hunter wrote in class, I honestly would have liked to read more of their stories, it seemed like I learned more about their characters in the stories that they wrote than reading about them.  I always hate the awkward characters that embarrass themselves in front of their crushes. But it’s what makes the story I guess, without all the tension it just wouldn’t have made the book.
All the characters really connected and I felt a connection between them, my favorite character was Manohar. He was sarcastic and witty and I love that in characters, he definitely made the story.
I’ve been reading lots of reviews for this book and a lot of people think that Love Story is not one of Jennifer’s best books, and I have to agree but I still did really like it. Jennifer will continue to be one of my favorite authors and I really can’t wait till the next one comes out!

3/5 stars

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