Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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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.

REXY’S RATING: 4 stars

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Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

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TITLE: Blood Promise

AUTHOR: Richelle Mead

PUBLISHER: Razorbill

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?

REXY’S RATING: 5 stars

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The Wishing Stone and Other Myths Learned on Gull Cliff Island by JM Lavallee

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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”.

REXY’S RATING:3 stars

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Fateful by Claudia Gray

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TITLE: Fateful

AUTHOR: Claudia Gray

PUBLISHER: HarperTeen

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.

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

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Seduction by Amanda Quick

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TITLE: Seduction

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.

REXY’S RATING: 4 stars

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Grimm Memories by Janna Jennings

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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.

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

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