TITLE: Ugly Love
AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover
PUBLISHER: Atria Books
NO. OF PAGES: 337
GENRE: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
DATE READ: January 12-13, 2015
SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.
Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.
TITLE: Blood Promise
AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
NO. OF PAGES: 503
GENRE: YA, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
DATE READ: June 2015
SYNOPSIS: *from Goodreads*
Rose Hathaway’s life will never be the same.
The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose’s neck, a mark that says she’s killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters … Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life’s vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She’ll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?
Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir’s and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love?
TITLE: The Wishing Stone and Other Myths Learned on Gull Cliff Island
AUTHOR: J.M. Lavallee
PUBLISHER: Morning Rain Publishing
NO. OF PAGES: 112
GENRE: Fiction, Children’s Fiction, Middle-Grade Fiction, Canadian Historical
DATE READ: April 27-30, 2015
SYNOPSIS: The Wishing Stone and Other Myths Learned on Gull Cliff Island by author J.M. Lavallee is a novel primarily about friendship, family and “the simple life”.
AUTHOR: Claudia Gray
NO. OF PAGES: 328
GENRE: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Supernatural
DATE READ: April 3, 2015
SYNOPSIS: Tess Davies has been a maid for the less than perfect Lisle family for years. Virtually penniless before employment, she has now saved enough of her wages to start a new life in New York after the Titanic docks.
What she doesn’t know is that while on the journey, she’d meet Alec Marlowe and be privy to dozens of secrets, some that can take her life even before the Titanic does. Claudia Gray spins a tale set on the doomed ship-one filled with romance mixed with werewolves, secret societies and one of the greatest tragedies of all time.
March 22, 2015. The day I met the author of the award-winning and the NY Times Bestselling author of ‘We Were Liars’-Emily Lockhart, a.k.a. E. Lockhart. There are no lies to be found in this blog post 🙂 🙂 🙂
AUTHOR: Amanda Quick
PUBLISHER: Bantam Books
NO. OF PAGES: 343
GENRE: Historical Romance, Regency, Mystery
DATE READ: February 22-25, 2015
SYNOPSIS: *my own*
The story starts with Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, asking for the hand of country-bred lady Sophy. He is more than annoyed at her grandfather’s announcement of her refusal to marry him so he takes matters into his own hands. What Julian doesn’t know is that Sophy has ulterior motives for her refusal-one of them vengeance, the other love. A story with a feisty heroine and a brooding yet charismatic earl, Seduction is a tale of romance mixed with mystery and suspense-the mark of a true Amanda Quick novel.
TITLE: Grimm Memories
AUTHOR: Janna Jennings
PUBLISHER: Patchwork Press
NO. OF PAGES: 262
GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Fairytale Retelling
DATE READ: February 2015
SYNOPSIS: *my own*
Much like Janna Jenning’s first book (A Grimm Legacy) in the Grimm Tales series, Grimm Memories is a tale of friendship, adventure, teenage love and a few fairytale characters along the way.It takes place six months after Andi, Frederick, Quinn and Dylan escaped from the world of Elorium. With unfinished business on the world they escaped from, the four decide to return…but this time, they come prepared.