April 30, 2013

Book Review: Riding On Air by Maggie Gilbert

At First Sight: At 16, Melissa dreams of becoming a champion at Dressage with her horse Jinx, an already difficult goal that is even more complicated due to the fact that Melissa has JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) and sometimes her hands get so stiff she can barely stand the pain.

But now, her dream seems to be within reach as she and Jinx caught the eye of the person in charge of selecting the national juvenile team and they have a big competition coming up.

Yet everything is put in jeopardy because of Melissa's illness and what she's doing trying to manage the pain - sneaking pills, and working through it even though she knows she shouldn't - as she clings to her dream, without realizing how much she's damaging herself, her chances and her relationships with friends, family and her new boyfriend.  

Second Glance: There were two things the drew me to Riding on Air, one that it featured horses and horses are awesome and not nearly in enough books! We need more horses!! And the second was the JRA thing - I used to be tested for it once or twice a year when I was in elementary school, so I knew what kind of disease it was and was intrigued to see how it was woven to the story.

And I have to say that Ms Gilbert did a great job addressing JRA and it's effects on Melissa's day to day life, not only her riding - she is always mindful of her hands, she has to have special mugs and has to get her brothers to do her hair because she just can't handle a brush most of the time, etc - and you get the sense that it really does suck to have JRA - which totally does.

Beyond that, it was a great story in other aspects too, Melissa has a great relationship her stepmom and stepbrothers Gavin and Brendan (even though they are older and kind into doing their own things, they still care about Melissa), and her parents actually pay attention to what's going on with her, even if they are divorced.

Melissa's friends were a bit more of a mixed bag because sometimes they were really annoying, particularly Tash, but they were there for Melissa when needed be. Melissa herself could be kind of reckless and annoying sometimes too, but she was also very likable, and I felt for her and for what she goes through.

William was a great boyfriend, by the way, there was definitely some swoonage going on for me, though sometimes he sounded a bit older than the 18 year old he was supposed to be.

The whole horse aspect was fun too, though I admit some of the stuff mentioned just went over my head because I'm not very familiar with Dressage and horse sports, but you could tell Melissa was very passionate about it.

Oh, and I loved the Australian setting!

Bottom Line: I quite liked Riding on Air, it was a sweet contemporary romance, I loved the setting and  the characters and I look forward to reading more from this author. 

April 28, 2013

At the Movies: Iron Man 3

Tony Stark is awesome, and no one knows it better than himself. However, he's starting to realize he might not be invulnerable, as he tries hard to protect the one person who loves the most, his girlfriend Pepper. 

And that is before a terrorist called The Mandarin starts wrecking havoc in his life. 

All right, so I just went to see Iron Man 3 and it ROCKS! I love Tony Stark and pretty much everyone in the Iron Man/Avengers continuity and this movie totally gets why people goes to see big super hero movies: to have a good time and eat lots of pop corn and it delivers. 

It's great fun all the way through and you don't have to have seen the previous movies understand what's going on. There are plenty of laughs, a plot that actually says something without punching you on the face with it and it's just insanely fun. 

Unabashedly recommend it!!!
APersonal Favorite 

April 26, 2013

Book Review: Covet Thy Neighbor by L. A. Witt

At First Sight: Ever since he came out to his ultra conservative christian parents and was shunned because of it, tattoo artist Seth Wheeler has stayed far away from religious people in general and christians in particular.

Until Darren Romero moved across the hall from him. Darren who is funny, and nice and easy to talk to... and who also happens to be the new youth pastor at the local church.

Now, Seth doesn't know what to do, Darren is the person he has been most attracted to in years, maybe ever, and he seems to be just as into him.

But there is the issue of their respective beliefs and of the fears and worries they each have because of the lives they have lead. 

Second Glance: I really liked Covet Thy Neighbor. First of all, I'm going to come out and say that if you are worried this book was going to turn out preachy or hating on grays or christians, well, you can rest assured that it doesn't.

Even though Seth's beliefs are pretty extreme on the religion front because of what he went through with his family, he's not annoying about it, and Darren is someone that's pretty open to dialogue and who doesn't try to cram his beliefs down anyone's throat.

This struggle, however, does take a big chunk of the plot, it's not exactly a complaint and I'm glad they didn't swept it under a rug, but yeah, sometimes I felt like other aspects of their relationship weren't as well explored. And I also felt like I got to know Seth a lot more, since he's the narrator and I would have liked to learn more about Darren.

On the other hand, the cast of characters for Covet Thy Neighbor was very small so Darren and Seth do spend a lot of time together, which is always a plus for a romance novel. And they are sweet together, and make sense.

My only real complain about the book is that it was a bit on the short side, but other than that, I had lots of fun reading it. And it was nice to be back in Tucker Springs.

Bottom Line: Covet Thy Neighbor was a fun book, the main characters were interesting and likable, it was fun seeing them get together and had an interesting perspective and something to say about love and religion and prejudice, without being a dense book. 

Review copy provided by the publisher, via Net Galley. 

April 25, 2013

Book Review: Reboot by Amy Tintera

At First Sight: Wren Connolly was dead for 178 minutes before she woke up as a Reboot, a stronger more resilient version of her former self, and all thanks to a deadly virus that has decimated the population and brought he world to it's knees.

Years before, when the virus started to make the rounds and humans started to return from the dead, the Reboots rebelled against humans who were terminating them as soon as they rose, and after the war, when the humans in charge realized that Reboots could be useful, they became sort of slaves, living in segregated facilities, always under the supervision of the HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation), which is the governing entity of the former US of A.

Reboots to the HARC's biding without question, taking care of all the dirty work, and Wren is the best at it. She's kind of like an enforcer of whatever laws and policies HARC tells her to enforce. And part of this includes training the new Reboots, and this time around she got stuck with Callum 22.

Callum was only dead for 22 minutes, and still keeps a lot of the human emotions and affectations that seem alien to Wren: His physical strength is average, he keeps asking questions and is under the delusion that he can pick and chose which orders to follow.

Worse, he's making Wren feel things again, for the first time since she Rebooted.

Second Glance: Well, there is a lot more to Reboot than I what I just tried to recap, and I have to say that I'm not really the target audience for this because I'm not that into dystopia in general, but the concept of Reboot sounded quite interesting and it was.

There is a lot of stuff going on in some aspects, and there is a lot of set up (because it turns out this is the first book of a trilogy), but the book takes some time to explain and the whats and hows of the world, as far as Wren knows and understands them both in her inner monologue and when she's trying to explain the rules to Callum. 

I appreciated that because, while you get thrown into an already on-going situation, you never really feel lost, you can understand there is something a foot, but it also becomes evident very early on that Wren might not know all the facts.

Callum was a good contrast to Wren's coldness, he's basically still human and from a middle class family he got along well with, so his outlook is very different from Wren whom as a human lived in the slums and knew very little of healthy family dynamics or friendship.

I also really liked the character of Ever, though I do think the author could have explored her character a little more.

As for the not so Stellar stuff, well, sometimes Wren acts really out of character, both by what other think of her and what she thinks of herself, so that was weird, and there are parts of the story that just aren't all that interesting, and some things in the world building never finish making sense or are explained.

For example, I'm pretty sure the people who reboot smell different than the humans - like rotten or something - and it's constantly mentioned, but no one ever stops and explains what's that about? and it only seem to really bother Wren and the humans, none of the other reboots seem to dwell on it.

Plus, this is a set up book and it feels like a set up book, but a bit strange at that because the ending is a little anticlimactic and I didn't feel like there were any real major stakes (for Wren at least) to carry into a second book.

Bottom Line: Again, I'm not really the target audience for Reboot, as dystopia isn't a go-to genre for me and I'm actually very critical of it, but, Reboot has an interesting set up, and at times tries to say some pretty interesting things. Is it perfect? not really, but it's not bad, it sounds like there is a method to the madness that goes on - even if it's never fully explained - and the characters were distinct enough between them. 

April 20, 2013

DNF Review: The Academy: Game On by Monica Seles and James LaRosa

Summary (courtesy of GoodReads)*
The Academy is an International Sports Mecca for teen athletes of all sports. There are only two ways in. Deep pockets or enough talent to score a scholarship. 

Young tennis star Maya's dreams have finally come true when she earns a scholarship to The Academy. Plucked from her small town, Maya moves to the sports training facility/boarding school to (hopefully) start the beginning of her pro career. But Maya's fantasy of The Academy doesn't quite match the reality. Because where there are hot, talented teens, there's a lot of drama. Meet the players:

Cleo: Maya's rebel/punk roommate who is nearing the top of the golf world.
Renee: The gorgeous swimmer with enough money to buy her way into The Academy.
Nicole: A tennis star who feels threatened by Maya (but she'd never admit it).
Travis: The son of The Academy owner--perfectly groomed to be the next NFL star. 
Jake: Travis' younger brother--the bad boy to his brother's good.

My Thoughts:
I don't even know where to start with the Academy, so I'll just start with the most obvious things: It reads and feels fake. And, save for maybe Renee (who isn't around nearly enough, but we'll back to that later), it has no likable, endearing, engaging or worth-rooting-for-characters, not even the "villains". 

The Academy is supposed to be this super awesome place part boarding school, part high performance sports training facility. Everyone who goes there is supposed to be the next big thing to happen in their respective sport, or they have enough money to buy their way in, which is kind of ridiculous on the face of it since in the world of the Academy everyone who is talented is also super rich, except for the poor little scholarship students, but not even they take it seriously enough even though they say they do.

Maya is the new scholarship student and from the start she's awestruck by the Academy - which sounds more like a spa than any school I've ever heard of - where none of these supposedly super competitive athletes ever do any training other than run a few laps every once in a while. 

This includes Maya who is supposed to be on a trial period at school but who spends most of her time hearing her roommate Cleo bitch about something or other, worshiping the obviously fake and mean Nicole King (who almost gets her expelled from the Academy in her second day) and alternatively drooling over brothers Travis and Jake without ever being clear why she likes them other than because they are hot and rich and popular (and that is the extent of their personalities.). 

In fact all the characters are just as bland and have zero motivations or traits other than being the good hot guy, the bad hot guy, the bitchy unpopular girl, the bitchy scheming and popular girl and the ingenue, just because that's who we are told they are. 

The one exception, somewhat is Renee - the resident dumb, rich girl that Maya befriends early on and then proceeds to take advantage of and ignore when its convenient. I know more about Renee's background from her first interaction with Maya than about any of the other characters by the point I stopped reading the book around page 100. A lot of it is exposition - Renee basically says "I'm a poor little rich girl, and my parents don't love me" and yes it is cliched, but at least Renee was likable. 

No one else was. 

There was also slut shamming in this book, courtesy of Cleo who has an opinion about everyone she doesn't like and often criticizes them even though she doesn't know them, like, at all. 

Anyway, I made it to page 100 before I gave up, not because they book was any good - I stopped caring around page 50 when the first overt slut shamming happens - but because I kept playing a game of "Oh, this sounds like that bit of Mean Girls/Insert Teenage Movie Here" with myself. 

I don't think The Academy even gets the sports side of it right (or at least it doesn't sound like it) and it should because it was written by Monica Freaking Seles whom, in case you are too young to remember, is a legendary tenis player, often considered one of the best in history. 

To close, The Academy was a mess of overly-broad, archetypal and bland characters, slow as hell pacing and a plot based on worship of the rich. And it's boring to boot. 

* Can't be bothered to write my own summary.
** This book was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange of an honest review. 

April 18, 2013

Speed Date: Summer's Desire by Olivia Lynde

The Plot: Seth's life has not been easy, living with his neglectful, drug-addict mother. The only good thing about his life is pretty much his Grandmother, with whom his mom leaves him when she disappears for weeks and months on end. Until the year he's 7 and 5-year old Summer Moore came to live with Mrs. Lewis, who fostered kids from time to time.

Orphaned but a few months before, Summer suffers from awful night terrors that have gotten her kicked out of at least 5 other foster homes already. But from the moment she and Seth look at each other, even as young as they were, they know that they are finally home again.

From the first time Seth wakes her from her nightmares and they realize she doesn't get them when he's around, they become inseparable. They do everything together whenever they can, and pin for each other when they are apart - a rare occurrence during the following six years, even though they are at different grades in school and Seth's mom tries to take him away sometimes.

But then they are separated and betrayed and many years pass before they can find their way back to each other. But even then, their battle to be together again, isn't over.

First Date: I'm sensing a bit of a fan-fictioney vibe here. It's not bad, just kind of how things are set up. I do believe the bond between Seth and Summer, even if it is a bit over the top. 

Second Date: All right, I admit I got a little misty eyed sometimes. Now we are in the Big Misunderstanding Part of the Book and it's fun, a little frustrating but then I remember that they are sixteen and almost eighteen - even if they don't always sound that way - and it'a ok I can buy into it. Jessica and some of the other characters are a bit one dimensional. 

Third Date: Well... was that a bit on the unrealistic side? yeah, kinda, but it was a fun romp none the less. Lots of drama and cray-cray stuff but it was fun to read. And I have to say I liked the ending. 

Relationship Status: Going Steady.

Summer's Desire is not a perfect book, it's melodramatic and over the top and what have you, but Ms Lynde has a very engaging voice and she makes you care for and like her characters so much and so fast that you stick to them and watch them jump hoops (no matter how out there some of them are) and you root for them. She's a really good story teller.

Sometimes, however, I did feel like I was reading a fanfiction - one of those really good ones that you can't stop reading and check obsessively to see if there are any new entries - it just has that vibe, and I honestly don't mean it in a bad way, just a descriptive, and it doesn't have to do with the quality of the writing really, again, it's just a vibe I got.

On the other hand, I did love Seth and Summer, the nature of their relationship could have gotten out of hand and turned into a Twilight/Beautiful Disaster/That-Type-Of-Book Clone, but it doesn't. Seth is overprotective and what have you but Summer keeps him in check, doesn't want to just hang to his coat-tails and is adamant about taking care of him, just as much as he has about taking care of her.

And I honestly couldn't stop reading, I stayed up most of the nigh reading because Summer's Desire was just that compelling. And I already want to check out Olivia Lynde's next book. 
starstarstarstar (just for the lot of fun I got reading this story).

PS - Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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April 17, 2013

I'm Turning 5!!! and Giveaway Winner Announcement

Hello my peeps!!!

So, today is my actual Blogversary and I'm officially 5!! YAY!!!

No one is more surprised than me to see this day come, I swear. There was a time around year 2 when I was seriously thinking of quitting, but here we are still. And I'm so glad because around year 3 things started to get interesting and I met so many awesome bloggers. 

So thanks for hanging out and letting me talk about books and random stuff! 

Also, I want to congratulate Mandy R - winner of my Fab Five Blogversary Giveaway (as chosen by Rafflecopter)  whom I've already notified and has 48 hrs to respond. 

Thanks to all to participate and I hope I can host another giveaway soon!! 

April 16, 2013

Book Review: My Everything by Heidi McLaughlin

WARNING - POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR My Forever Girl (Book 1 of the Beaumont Series) - I'll try it to keep it free of Spoilers but be warned. 

The Deal: After breaking up with his fiancée, Nick Ashford decided to go forth with his plans to volunteer for a year in Africa, using his knowledge as a doctor to help others while he tries to figure out what went wrong with his life. 

He wasn't expecting meeting Aubrey after a few months, or feeling the connection he feels toward her. 

My Thoughts: So, again, I'm keeping it vague both because of stuff that happened in the previous book and ties in with this one and because this one is fairly short and I don't want to just say whats all about. 

Right after I finished reading Forever My Girl, I didn't want to leave it's world just then so I went on and read My Everything after and it was nice. I liked how it took the time to address something that happened in FMG and that was sort of left hanging in the previous book. 

As for the story of Nick and Aubrey, well, it was in fast forward because of how short is the story, but it was okay, I could believe it for the most part and I hope it develops a little more over the course of future books. 

My Everything was a fun, super fast read and a nice complement to Forever My Girl. 

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April 14, 2013

Book Review: Never a Mistress No Longer a Maid by Maureen Driscoll

At First Sight: Lord Edward Kellington met Jane Wetherby when they came across each other behind the enemy lines in or around the time of the Battle of Waterloo. Ned is an British Officer and Agent of the Crown returning to camp after a mission while Jane, the daughter of a surgeon and granddaughter of an Earl, was nursing the wounded.

Jane saves Ned's life and, after a night of passion between them, she never expects to see him again - and the fact that he offered to set her up as his mistress don't help the odds.

Seven years later, Jane is living in the countryside, trying to survive best she can even though her grandfather won't release her inheritance to her and she works as a doctor of sorts to the poor people of  the village of Marston Vale while trying to raise her daughter.

Edward has just returned to England and now his older brother William is pressuring him to go see about the business of his "agreed since childhood" betrothal to the daughter of a viscount. He's not excited about it but figures he might as well get that over with and call off the quasi-engagement.

But, soon upon arriving to Martson Vale, he comes across an accident and sticks around to help - partially because he's basically an OK human being, and partially because he doesn't want to get to his almost fiancée's house - and is surprised when the doctor called is none other than the woman who saved his life seven years before.

Second Glance: I'm going to come out and say it: This is a rather silly book. But that doesn't mean it's bad at all. I mean, it's not stellar, there are some serious clunky parts - the first transition Jane and Ned going from acquaintances to let's go have sex is not exactly smooth, for example - but it's a fun read.

Ned and Jane are basically nice people, Jane's daughter is nice too (She's not an annoying little kid, though she does tend to get in trouble fairly often) and there is a whole host of characters whose names I can't really remember just now but that were pretty okay.

I quite liked Ned's family and, to that point, Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid serves mostly as the set up book for Ned's siblings stories (of which I really want to read the one about his sister and about his oldest brother). Lots of the stuff going on is not exactly accurate, even by Historical Lite standards but meh, it was fun enough that I wasn't bothered by it. 

Bottom Line: Fun brain candy, Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid, it's not bad, even if it's title is rather non-sensical (Jane is NEVER A Maid, none of the main characters is ever a maid, why put MAID on the title?) but other than that it's cute, takes an hour or two to read, tops, and it's OK, or at least, it's not boring. 

April 11, 2013

Speed Date: The Registry by Shannon Stoker

The Plot: Mia Morrissey is beautiful, and in her world that's a good thing to be. Every girl gets "apprised" and entered into The Registry - a database that men can access when they want to look for a wife - as soon as they turn 18, and they are basically sold to the highest bidder, the fee being divided between the girls's father and the government.

Mia knows she'll fetch a good price, probably even more than her three older sisters and she can't wait. Until the night, a few months before her 18th birthday, when her sister Corinna shows up, a shell of her former self and trying to escape her husband.

At first, Mia is confused by Corinna's claims of abuse but the bruises on her sister don't lie. Then she's shocked when her parents turn Corinna back to her husband without a second thought, and don't seem to care at all when they learn, a mere week later, that Corinna has died (likely murdered by her husband).

With all her beliefs shattered  Mia begins to wonder what exactly is The Registry? why does it exists? and how is she going to escape it?

First Date: This is oddly compelling. I'm not that into dystopia, but this screwed up version of the US is interesting. I like the introduction of Andrew's POV and learning about The Service and how being a boy isn't really easier in this world. Mia's friend Whitney is annoying me. 

Second Date: Good to know that things only went crazy on the US, I somehow find that easier to believe than that something happened globally  I like that Mia keeps wanting to find out why The Registry came into existence. I'm not sure I like where the story is headed, though. Grant is way psycho, btw, almost cartoonish-ly so. 

Third Date: Well, that was a bit of a let down. The love-triangle a little haphazard and hard to buy but whatever. Would have liked to know this was a series first. Ending is totally a "First of a series" ending. 

Relationship Status: Close, but no cigar.
Here is the thing about the Registry: it started with a bang. I really liked the beginning and Mia's and Andrews voices, I liked the set up of this world - how it sucks for both boys and girls, just in different ways  - and I was really excited when Mia and Whitney decide to runaway and force Andrew to help.

But as soon as they hit the road, this book started to go south. The road-trip-ish part of the book was, well, boring, it went no where and I grew tired of it pretty on. And then the book started to fall into all type of cliches.

The love triangle was totally tacked on, and out of character. And the whole third act of the story was rushed and bad. And I really hated the parts with Grant, he was such a cartoonish bad guy that it was boring and annoying to read his section of the book.

There is a sequel on the works but I'm not sure I'll be picking it up. I don't care about the characters at the end of the book like I cared when it started.  

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April 10, 2013

Book Review: Ten Reasons to Stay by Sabrina Jeffries

Well, my peeps, it had been a long while since I really read a Sabrina Jeffries book, mostly because by the time I was introduced to her stories, her School for Heiresses Series was well on the way and though I was intrigued by the idea of it, I just never got around picking up the series. 

Enter Ten Reasons to Stay, which is set in the same timeline of The School for Heiresses - in fact, it was previously published on an anthology by the same name sometime before now, when it's being released as a e-book novella. 

The story goes like this: Colin Hunt, the new Earl of Monteith was just about to retire after his first day in his new home when he noticed someone was sneaking into his stables. Not one to let others take what's his, Colin rushed out to caught a thief but found Miss Eliza Crenshawe instead. 

Badly disguised as a boy, Eliza was trying to escape her Uncle and guardian, and his plans to wed her to a friend of his that she had never met before. She hadn't planned on Colin being in residence, but now he's one more thing that he needs to deal with. On the other hand, he might be able to assit her... if she can convince him the story she's telling is the truth, much as it sounds like a gothic novel. 

Basically, the story takes place over the course of two days, during which Colin and Eliza fall in love with each other and deal with their fears and misconceptions. 

It's a very quick read (about 90 pages or so) and its fun. Ms Jeffries has a knack for writing likable characters, even when they aren't as well developed and the story moves entirely too fast, but for a novella it works okay. 

Ten Reasons to Stay comes out May 6th, 2013.

April 9, 2013

Book Review: Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin ( + Giveaway)

At First Sight: 10 Years ago, Liam Westbury was poised to be the next big thing to break into college football. He was good, he was a the right school and everyone - family, friends and his whole hometown of Beaumont - expected him to join the NFL sooner rather than later, and live the All-American Dream.

No one expected this more than Liam's girlfriend Josie, whom he loved with all his heart.

But then something changed and Liam decided that football wasn't really what he wanted to do, so he quit school, broke up with Josie and left... to become a rockstar, breaking both Josie's heart and his own in the process.

Now, he's music is a huge success but not a day goes by where he doesn't wonder if he made the right choice after all. With tragedy forcing his hand, he has to go to where everything started, and maybe he'll get some answers.

Tragedy is the foremost thing on Josie's mind as she preps for the funeral of a close friend, but in the back of her mind she's wondering if this, finally, will be the reason that makes him come back. Not that she wants to see him, she has moved on with her life, her business and her family... but do you ever really get over the person you loved the most?

Second Glance: Believe it or not, I'm being super vague here regarding the summary of Forever My Girl, because there are somethings that just aren't hinted at in the official blurb and I don't want spoil anything for anyone.

But I must say that the official summary only touches on the very surface of what the story was about - it was pretty surprising that way, mostly because part of me thought that Forever My Girl was going to go into this "New Adult*"-ish thing similar to Where She Went, but it wasn't even close (other than the fact that both Liam and WSW's Adam are both successful musicians).

Forever My Girl goes more the traditional, contemporary romance route and I for one was very happy about it. The story is soap-opera-y** and fun, fluffy and easy to read. I quite enjoyed it all in all though there were points went it went a little in circles, but I didn't mind - the story is in the neighborhood of 250 pages and it moves at a brisk pace, so even when things stalled a little, it didn't last for long.

Plus, I really liked Liam and Josie and their friends, sometimes I felt like they could have been developed a little bit more but they were likable and they mostly made sense. I'm roughly they age now and they totally made sense to me both back when they were 18 (and made lots of mistakes) and now when they are trying to make things right. 

Bottom Line: The long and short of it is that I like Forever My Girl, it has the breezy, chick-lit feel to it that makes for quick read, but it also has all the fun of a contemporary romance***. Wasn't totally perfect for me, but I definitely want to keep on reading both this author and this series****

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* I still don't suscribe to this New Adult thing, hence "quote marks"
** Mean this in the best possible way, I love soap-opera-y books.
*** Pretty tame sex-scenes, btw.
**** Forever My Girl launches the Beaumont Series, with a the novella My Everything (which I'll be reviewing on the 16th) coming out soon, and a third book planned for September 2013.

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