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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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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TITLE: Vampire Academy

AUTHOR: Richelle Mead

PUBLISHER: Razorbill

NO. OF PAGES: 322

GENRE: YA, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

DATE READ: June 1, 2015 (reread)

SYNOPSIS: *my own and Goodreads*

The first installment of the widely-acclaimed Vampire Academy series, this novel introduces the world of a different set of vampires: morois (ordinary vampires that can wield elemental magic but are relatively weak), dhampirs(half-human, half-vampires that are the protectors of morois ) and strigois (evil vampires that aim to wipe out the moroi race).

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires—the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger…and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever

REXY’S RATING:4 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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MARCH AUTHOR OF THE MONTH: Claudia Gray

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Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New York-based writer Amy Vincent. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her lifelong interests in old houses, classic movies, vintage style, and history all play a part in creating the world of Evernight.

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