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Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

 Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He […]

Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

“No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?” In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, […]

Hold on Tight by Abbi Glines

Hold on Tight by Abbi Glines

Six years ago, Dewayne Falco’s life changed. He lost someone he never expected to lose. Resigned to punish himself for something he felt he could have prevented, he goes through life without getting too close to anyone. What he didn’t expect was the girl across the street to move back home and remind him of what they both lost: Dewayne’s younger brother Dustin. However, when a miniature version of Dustin opens the door to greet him, Dewayne realizes he might not have lost everything after all. Sienna Roy loved Dustin Falco most of her life. He was the boy next door, the high school basketball star and her best friend. But when his life was cut short, she realized he left a part of himself behind. Now, she’s back in Sea Breeze, thankful to have a home for her and Dustin’s son, but not sure if she can ever forgive the people across the street who abandoned her when she needed them the most — The Falcos. Betrayal lies, and forbidden attraction might end Dewayne and Sienna’s story before it’s even begun.

Honestly, I have all the books of Abbi Glines but I won’t say I’m a fan. I’ve read only two books, this one is the second and I was quite disappointed with the first book of hers that I’ve read so I didn’t try to read one more. But then I had to kill time and Moon Reader have this feature in it that would randomly select a book for you and it happened to be Hold On Tight and I was like, “Oh well. Why not?’

I’d say that this book is not much of a disappointment. I already expected that it would turn out like the first book I’ve read but this one is a little better than that. I didn’t know the plot of the book nor did I try to research about it coz I like to be surprised and I don’t want to judge the book by its plot coz let’s face it, some of the plot written on the back of the books aren’t as appealing as when you really read it.

The story isn’t so much of an excitement for me. I actually found myself just skimming through the page or skipping it altogether. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t able to notice that the story seems fast. I think it would be better if Dewayne and Sienna didn’t hook up that easily. There are issues that needed to be solved or important things to be thought of first. I didn’t like the whole video/phone sex.

Again, it seemed too fast for them to go on that level. And to think Dewayne is the uncle of Sienna’s son and that there are a lot of adjusting that needs to be done. I guess I feel like Sienna’s character is too easy. At first, the thought of them together seemed unappealing to her since he is her ex- boyfriend’s brother and uncle of her son and she was being hard to get and I liked that but then she let him see her masturbate and I was like, “Why don’t you just have sex with him and stop being all hard to get when you can’t even stand your ground?”

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The sex scenes are quite all right. It is totally something I would not let the tweens read so I guess that’s enough reason to give the smut a thumbs up for the adults.

Unfortunately, it’s kinda sad that the sex scenes are the only things in the book that I enjoyed and found amusing. Sienna’s character was doing good in the first few chapters but then when she met Dewayne, her character just flunked.

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Alienated by Melissa Landers

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her […]

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection. After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the […]

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts… Is that what she’s supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

I love Eleanor & Park that’s why I have high expectations for this book and I have great respect for Rainbow Rowell but I just can’t hide my dismay upon reading Landline.

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In all honesty, I wasn’t able to finish the whole book. Shocker? Nah. I just really can’t put myself into that kind of misery so I had to stop and make this review for once and for all.

I tried to give it a chance a couple of times but nada, there’s no connection between me and the story. I found myself just skimming the pages the whole time.

“Even if your heart is broken and attacking you, you’re still not better off without it.”

The premise is just horrible. The characters are barely tolerable. Not a single character appealed to me. People may say, it’s not a YA novel, you couldn’t connect with them because you just can’t relate to them being that they’re adults and a married couple. In my defense, YA or not, if a book really has a WOW factor in it everyone could totally feel a connection one way or another. I guess what happened here is that the idea is interesting, it’s promising but sometimes, the great idea stays as an idea. When you try to put it in work, it’s not what you actually visualized and it all just flunk. Like a “what you want is not always what you get” kind of thing. But at least Rainbow was brave enough to try and make a story like this to happen just not in the standards it was supposed to be.

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