Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend

18660447Title: The Fill-In Boyfriend

Author: Kasie West

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 352

Format and source: Paperback, Purchased from Fully Booked

Buy it here: Amazon


GOODREADS SUMMARY

When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend’s graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

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Review: Tiny Pretty Things

18710209Title: Tiny Pretty Things

Authors: Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 448

Format and source: Hardback, Purchased from Fully Booked

Buy it here: Amazon 


GOODREADS SUMMARY

Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school.

Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette’s desire to escape the shadow of her ballet star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.

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Contemporary Lovin’: August 2015 Book Haul

Last month, I did a lot of damage to my TBR by adding more than 20 books to it but this month I tried to restrain myself and buy less books. This month I also went back to school so that meant living right next to my favorite bookstore again. Nonetheless, I was able to exercise some restraint and I’m happy to report I only bought 13 books and 3 of the ones included in this hall were actually sent to me for review!

ALL THE BOOKS

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Review: Everything, Everything

18692431Title: Everything, Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Pages: 350

Publisher: Random House Children’s: Delacorte Press

Format and source: eARC from NetGalley

Expected publication date: September 1st, 2015


GOODREADS SUMMARY

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

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Review: The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting

22533460Title: The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting

Author: Holly Bourne

Pages: 448

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Format and Source: Paperback copy purchased from National Bookstore


GOODREADS SUMMARY

Apparently I’m boring. A nobody. But that’s all about to change. Because I am starting a project. Here. Now. For myself. And if you want to come along for the ride then you’re very welcome.

Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. Most of the time she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes.

But when she’s told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.

From the bestselling author of Soulmates comes a fearlessly frank take on school, cliques and crushes.

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Review: Bully by Penelope Douglas

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**This is a review for a new adult novel

Title: Bully

Author: Penelope Douglas

Pages: 290

Publisher: Penelope Douglas (Self published)

Format: eBook


GOODREADS SUMMARY

My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all.

We’re neighbors, and once, we were best friends. But then, one summer, he turned on me and has made it his mission to screw up my life at every opportunity. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to hide from him. I worried about what was around every corner and behind every door.

So I left.

I spent a year studying abroad and bathed in the freedom of life without Jared. Now I’m back to finish up high school and get the hell out of here forever. I’m hoping that after a year of breathing room, he’s moved on and forgotten all about me.

But even if he hasn’t changed, I have. I’m not interested in avoiding him or turning the other cheek anymore. We’re going to go head to head, because neither of us wants to back down.

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