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YA book blogger, paranormal addict, sucker for a good love story. Adore fairies and angels, and enjoy getting lost in a good dystopian or fantasy novel. Tons of reviews, giveaways, and other fun bookish stuff on my blog, The Little Pink Book Boutique.

Over You

Over You - Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus quick, light easy read. i definitely enjoyed it - and was completely submerged in Maxs story. would recommend to anyone who loves a good contemporary romance set in NYC that deals freely (but tastefully) with sex, relationships and swear words lol

Starters

Starters - Lissa Price I didn't love this book, but I didn't hate it either. The writing was fine, the concept was very unique and seemed well planned out. The characters were OK. I did have some connection with them, but not a super in depth connection, which isn't necessarily bad. My main issue I would say, was with the world building. I was confused and couldn't get an image in my head of it at all. Taking place in a futuristic/dystopian LA there were themes of today, the 1950s, the future as far as technology, and it just all didn't seem to fit together for me. While this played a huge part in my overall enjoyment of the book, it didn't ruin the story for me. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dytopian or sci-fi. I am curious to read the sequel because the ending was pretty crazy!!!!

Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits - hands down, this is the BEST book Ive read yet this year!!! wow, its left me speechless. if you havent read this book yet, then you need to go get it now!

The Selection

The Selection - I was really surprised by this one and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was refreshing to see the relationship between America & Maxon grow and change. The only thing I would say I have an issue with, is the world building. Check out my full review on my blog: The Little Pink Book Boutique

A World Away

A World Away - Nancy Grossman I did not finish this book. The main reason is that it definitely reads very juvenile, more middle grade than young adult, even though the main character is 16. the writing is very simple, which is fine, but makes the characters come across as flat. The event taking place - a young Amish girl choosing to leave home for her rumspringa to live as a nanny in Chicago - would in my opinion evoke way more emotion than I felt. I had trouble connecting with Eliza, and when I realized that her explanations and experiences of the English world for the first time werent interesting to me, I decided to just move on. Rating this book up to Chapter 13 where I left off, I would give it 2.5 stars. I can really see a younger reader enjoying this one.

Sweet Venom (Sweet Venom Series #1)

Sweet Venom (Sweet Venom Series #1) - pretty good stuff! review to come :)

Fated (Soul Seekers Series #1)

Fated (Soul Seekers Series #1) - Unfortunately I did not finish this one. I really enjoy Noel's Immortals series, and the premise for Fated seemed like something that is right up my alley. I found the pacing to be a bit slow, and the first half of the book was good, really laying everything out. And then towards the end the main character goes to high school. I just felt that it worked it's way backwards. Noel's writing is wonderful, I did enjoy it, and still enjoy her as an author. I will probably finish this book one day but for right now unfortunately it wasn't able to hold my attention. I will actively recommend this book to anyone who enjoys spirit animals, vision quests, and herbal remedies and potions.Visit my (new) blog at The Little Pink Book Boutique

Insurgent (Divergent Series #2)

Insurgent (Divergent Series #2) - Wow. Read my full review HERE

Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)

Switched - Amanda Hocking I DNF this one, but not for lack of enjoyment. It was okay it just wasn't holding my attention at this exact moment. I will most likely reread this one in the future. No rating since I didn't finish.

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin Trilogy Series #1)

Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers working on the review now; will post shortly.

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead Pleasantly surprised with this read :))Check out my full review and many more at My Enchanted Bookshelf

The Goddess Test

The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter I did not finish this book. I'm not sure what precisely it was that I didn't care for. I don't think the writing was all that bad, but I couldn't connect with the characters at all, and I was having a hard time connecting with the plot as well.

Embrace

Embrace  - Jessica Shirvington My Review BreakdownStory/Plot: 4/5Characters: 3/5Writing: 4/5Ending: 4/5Cover: 4/5Final Score: 19/25=5 CupcakesMy Rating: Positively Enticing!!!View this review and many more on my blog!

Cardboard Characters

Cardboard Characters - Julie Seifert My Thoughts: I typically don't read very many YA Contemporary Romances, so when approached to review this title, I figured I'd go for it, maybe get myself back into the genre that I used to read exclusively. Leah Bergan is a breath of fresh air. She's quirky, and spunky, and engages in silly games of "pretend war" with her best-guy-friend, Eddie. Leah is okay with the fact that she's not popular, because she likes who she is; even if she has moments of insecurity, wondering if her actions have gone too far. Overall she is a very loyal character to her friends.Leah is part of the drama club, and when time comes for auditions, she decides to botch it, so that there's no hope of being cast, and so she can join her best friend, Olivia, on set design. Of course that would be too easy, and the show directors, Mr. Treeny and Minerva Watson, decide she's perfect...for the lead!A lot of the story centers around Leah going from knowing who she is, to suddenly questioning everything in her life. She's always worried about what her confident, successful mother is thinking of her - and assuming she wishes she'd had a normal daughter, and not gotten stuck with Leah; she knows that Eddie - whom everyone in school thinks is gay - is secretly in love with her; and then there's Nathan aka Treasurer Boy. Leah and Nathan had a class together last year, but Nathan had a girlfriend, one that Leah knew was pretty, and confident, and didn't do anything silly or ridiculous like Leah does. Therefore when Nathan starts popping up at rehearsals since the student government is monitoring the drama club, she's surprised to find herself getting closer to him.We all can recall that year of high school where it seemed that everything went wrong, only to somehow right itself in the end. When a scholarship is given to Eddie to use as he wants (aka give it to the drama club to save their production of "Afterland") because he brings "diversity" to the school, things start to go downhill and fast. Leah suddenly finds herself torn between her loyal buddy, Eddie, who's suddenly hanging with the wrong crowd; and Nathan, who deserves the truth but Leah finds herself lying to, to protect Eddie. Everything reaches a pivotal moment where Leah thinks she's lost everything and everyone; including herself.I really loved Leah's character. She's so easy to relate to, that when she suddenly finds herself unsure of everyone in her life, and everything around her, I found myself rooting for her! She doesn't give herself enough credit, and when she runs away and finds herself in a tiny town, back on stage at the local theater near where her car broke down, Leah finally realizes that the thing holding her back the most, has been herself.Seifert's writing style is a fresh spin on the YA world. Reading Leah's story was like reading a note or a journal entry that she'd written and let me have a peek at. It's witty and engaging, and keeps you rooted to your seat, wanting to keep reading no matter what else demands your attention! With a happily-ever-after ending, and character's you truly grow to love, I'm glad to have read this book and will definitely recommend to any lovers of Young Adult novels.My Rating: Simply Delectable!!!

Spellbound

Spellbound - Cara Lynn Shultz My Review BreakdownStory/Plot: 3/5Characters: 3/5Writing: 4/5Ending: 4/5Cover: 3/5Final Score: 17/25 = 4 CupcakesMy Rating: Simply Delectable!!! *Read the full review and many more Here

Glow (Sky Chasers Series #1)

Glow (Sky Chasers Series #1) - My Review Breakdown Story/Plot: 5/5Characters: 4/5Writing: 5/5Ending: 4/5Cover: 3/5Final Score: 21/25 = 5 CupcakesMy Rating: Positively Enticing!!!**My full review and more available on my blog: My Enchanted Bookshelf