Sunday, November 30, 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ One Song Away by Molli Moran!

Happy release day to One Song Away! I have an e-arc of this one, but I started it yet (it's my next read, though). I'm really excited for it because it has one of my favorite types of romance in it: a fake relationship!! There's something about stories about a fake romance that turns into something more that I just LOVE. I honestly flailed a little when I realized that this book had that in it.

Anyway . . . take a look at Molli Moran's new NA contemporary and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. Enjoy! ☺

Goodreads Description: 
She needs a fill-in boyfriend. He needs a favor. It’s the perfect, no-strings arrangement until they both realize it’s too real…

Sophie-Claire Wright’s life is like a bad country song on repeat. She keeps running into her cheating ex, her songwriting career isn't taking off, and her roommate just kicked her out of their apartment. With nothing to lose, she decides to do the one thing she said she’d never do: she moves back home. She left her small Southern town with big dreams, but now she’s going home with empty pockets.

Life moves at a slower pace in Sophie’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hometown, but her well-meaning, matchmaking mama doesn't have a slow gear. Sophie invents a boyfriend to hold off her mother’s efforts, but she’s out of luck when her mom wants to meet him. Sophie panics until she runs into Jake Cooper. Her high school crush (and former best friend) is back in town, too, and when he asks her for a favor, she agrees...on one condition. He says he’ll be her fill-in boyfriend, so it should be simple: re-introduce him to her family and then “break up” with him after a few weeks.

Sophie is sure she’ll be able to resist Jake this time. Sure, she was in love with him years ago, but that was then. This is now, no matter how great he looks, or how she feels around him. But she didn't bargain for moments that feel all too genuine. Dates that don’t seem fake. Kisses that leave her shaken and wanting more. Sweet moments where she forgets they aren't really dating. And she didn't count on old feelings resurfacing and complicating their arrangement—which is starting to feel less like acting and more like the real deal.

Soon, Sophie can’t tell which kisses are real or fake, but she knows she’s in deep...and she thinks Jake is, too. When she gets a chance to go back to Nashville and chase her dreams again, she has a choice to make: stay or go? Continue hoping that the life she wants is one song away, or finally write her own song?

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Molli is a Southern author who doesn't consider her day complete if she hasn't written. She loves coffee and talking fast, things she attributes to being raised by Gilmore Girls. She's a romantic at heart, and brings that to her books, which are usually about quirky characters chasing after their happily ever after. Although content when reading, she can often be found watching and flailing over Doctor Who, cuddling her various pets, or spending time with friends, family, or her girlfriend. Molli loves Oxford commas, country music, Stefan Salvatore, and scarves.


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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Review ~ Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

Series: ??
Genre: YA paranormal/mystery
Pages: 368
Publication Date: December 9th, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Goodreads Description: 
Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor.

"There's something hidden in the Maze." Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family's English country manor.

Haunted by her parents' deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin's untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and warily accepts her role as duchess.

All is not as it seems at Rockford, and Imogen quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind the mansion's aristocratic exterior, hinting that the spate of deaths in her family were no accident. And at the center of the mystery is Imogen herself--and Sebastian, the childhood friend she has secretly loved for years. Just what has Imogen walked into?

Combining a fresh twist on the classic REBECCA with a spine-tingling mystery and powerful romance, SUSPICION is an action-packed thrill ride. 
In this post, I shared my expectations for some books on my TBR. I'm bringing the statement I had with this book to compare with my thoughts after reading the book.
I'm trying to stay away from reviews of this one, but I haven't been hearing great things about it on Twitter. So, I'm a little nervous about starting this one. I'm expecting to have a couple problems with this book--maybe with the romance or parts of the story. 
Sadly, I had more than a couple problems with this book.

Source: I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Oh, Suspicion . . . why did you have to do this to me? This book started off pretty decently. I didn't dislike much of anything for the majority of the book. The story seemed nice and the mystery and paranormal aspects were a bit intriguing. Around 70 percent, though, I started wondering what I liking exactly and there wasn't much I could come up with. This was also the same time when I started getting annoyed. 

First of all, the romance. This part never once felt convincing to me. I had a hard time taking Imogen's crush on Sebastion seriously and I didn't see a connection between the two of them. When feelings were declared, I rolled my eyes--it felt insta-love-y. The romance didn't have enough development to make me believe in it. 

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(It's never a good sign when I roll my eyes at romance. I don't do that often.) 


A lack of development was my biggest problem with not only the romance, but the overall book. At that 70 percent mark, when I started getting annoyed, it seemed like the story finally started. Everything that happened before that point felt like it was part of an intro--a really long intro. Looking back, nothing much of importance seemed to occur. However, things started happening. Imogen's investigation into Lucia's death picked up suddenly, but didn't last very long (she figured it out very quickly). Some big plot twists happened and another theme/focus was added. They were suddenly there. They felt like they came out of nowhere because there seemed to be very little development in the lead up this last part of the story. It was like everything was just thrown in at last minute. It felt messy. Very messy.

The ending was a disappointment. I liked the twist that happened--I was suspecting something like it for a long time--but again, there wasn't enough development. It came out of nowhere, so it didn't seem to fit with the rest of the story very well (the extra theme added didn't fit in very well either). While it was a cool idea, it wasn't executed well enough for it feel convincing. The climax was . . . very anticlimactic, and the conclusion was meh. It didn't leave much of an impression on me.

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I need to quickly address the magic. I liked the idea, but what was the point? It seemed to have an importance for awhile, but once the mystery behind Lucia's death was brought up more, the magic seemed to be put on the back burner. It didn't seem to have a purpose anymore.

Overall, Suspicion was messy. Plot holes, insta-love-y romance, little development, a weak ending: there were a lot of flaws that made it tough to like. I liked reading a good portion of the story, though I don't remember why exactly. There was some great ideas to this book, but there were too many things going on without enough development to back them up. Suspicion was a disappointing read.



Stacking the Shelves (45) ~ The Last Haul of November

This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where we share what books we have recently added to our physical or virtual shelves. I like to use the meme to also give a recap of the week's posts.
(Click on the covers to go to Goodreads.)



Amazon Ebooks
I got Firefly Hollow for free and As You Turn Away for $0.99. I don't know when the prices will change.

Digital Review Copies
Thank you to Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins and Edelweiss! I have a feeling I'll love this one, so I decided to download it before it was still available.

Gifted
Thank you to my #OTSPSecretSister! I still have no idea who she is, but whoever she is, she's pretty awesome.☺

Blog
Review ~ Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Review ~ The 52nd by Dela
Waiting on Wednesday (36) ~ A Human Zoo
Review ~ Every Breath by Ellie Marney
DNF Reviews ~ Afterworlds, The Body Electric, and Sweet Unrest


Reading
I'm finished Veil of Anonymity (3.5 stars), Ignite (4 stars), Lies We Tell Ourselves (5 stars), Suspicion (2 stars) I'm still reading Stay With Me because I've been putting review copies before (I should really finish it). My next read will be For Real, One Song Away, Last Will and Testament, or Sweet Damage. They're all December releases.

Life
Thanksgiving went well. It wasn't anything special this year. I ordered some books from BookOutlet and some gifts (also books) from Amazon. Oh, and I watched the first season of The 100! It's such a good show. I didn't expect to like it as much as I do. Who else watches it?

Also, I've realized that I have two weeks left in fall term. TWO WEEKS. That's . . . wow. This year has gone by so quick.

That's it for me this week! How about you? How has your week been?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DNF Reviews ~ Afterworlds, The Body Electric, and Sweet Unrest

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Genre: YA contemporary / paranormal
Pages: 599
Publication date: September 23rd, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Goodreads Description: 
Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.
Source: I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm reluctantly DNFing this one . . . for now. As always, Scott Westerfeld is super creative. The ideas of this book were incredible and I really liked reading Darcy's story (Lizzie's story was okay; I don't have much to say about it). It was interesting to read about an main character that was an author. However, this book is so long. It was a bit slow for me too. I made the mistake of reading other books while reading this one, which just slowed me down even more. I tend to lose my connection with a book if I spend a long time reading it, and since I started this one almost three weeks before deciding to finally set it aside to read another time, my connection was completely lost. I'll try this book again sometime (probably in print) because it really is a great book. I just need to read it when I have the time to focus solely on the stories inside it.


The Body Electric by Beth Revis
Genre: YA dystopia / science fiction
Pages: 363
Publication Date: October 6th, 2014
Publisher: Scripturient Books
Goodreads Description: 
The future world is at peace.
Ella Shepherd has dedicated her life to using her unique gift--the ability to enter people's dreams and memories using technology developed by her mother--to help others relive their happy memories.

But not all is at it seems.
Ella starts seeing impossible things--images of her dead father, warnings of who she cannot trust. Her government recruits her to spy on a rebel group, using her ability to experience--and influence--the memories of traitors. But the leader of the rebels claims they used to be in love--even though Ella's never met him before in her life. Which can only mean one thing...

Someone's altered her memory.
Ella's gift is enough to overthrow a corrupt government or crush a growing rebel group. She is the key to stopping a war she didn't even know was happening. But if someone else has been inside Ella's head, she cannot trust her own memories, thoughts, or feelings.

So who can she trust?
Source: I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm DNFing The Body Electric at 76 percent because it wasn't holding my attention anymore. There were some cool concepts and decent characters, but I wasn't very interested in what was happening in the story. I became sort of . . . indifferent towards most parts. As a result, there isn't much of anything I can say about the book. Bigger fans of sci-fi and dystopia would probably love this because the technology and conflict seem to fit the genre really well.

Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell
Genre: YA paranormal
Pages: 336
Publication Date: October 8th, 2014
Publisher: Flux
Goodreads Description: 
Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But try as she might, she can’t come up with a logical explanation for the recurring dreams that have always haunted her. Dark dreams. Dreams of a long-ago place filled with people she shouldn’t know…but does.

When her family moves to a New Orleans plantation, Lucy’s dreams become more intense, and her search for answers draws her reluctantly into the old city’s world of Voodoo and mysticism. There, Lucy finds Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they’ve known each other forever. Lucy knows Alex is hiding something, and her rational side doesn’t want to be drawn to him. But she is.

As she tries to uncover Alex’s secrets, a killer strikes close to home, and Lucy finds herself ensnared in a century-old vendetta. With the lives of everyone she loves in danger, Lucy will have to unravel the mystery of her dreams before it all comes to a deadly finish.
Source: I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Unfortunately, Sweet Unrest was doing nothing for me. None of the characters nor the plot interested me and I didn't really care about what was happening in the book. I made it through 38 percent before deciding to move on to other books that I may enjoy reading more. This one just wasn't for me.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review ~ Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Series: Every #1
Genre: YA mystery
Pages: 352
First published: October 14th, 2013
Publisher: Tundra Books
Goodreads Description: 
When James Mycroft drags Rachel Watts off on a night mission to the Melbourne Zoo, the last thing she expects to find is the mutilated body of Homeless Dave, one of Mycroft's numerous eccentric friends. But Mycroft's passion for forensics leads him to realize that something about the scene isn't right--and he wants Watts to help him investigate the murder. 

While Watts battles her attraction to bad-boy Mycroft, he's busy getting himself expelled and clashing with the police, becoming murder suspect number one. When Watts and Mycroft unknowingly reveal too much to the cold-blooded killer, they find themselves in the lion's den--literally. A trip to the zoo will never have quite the same meaning to Rachel Watts again... 
Source: I received an e-arc of this book exchange for an honest review.

Gah! THIS BOOK. This book was hard to put down. The more I read of it, the more I wanted of Watts, Mycroft, and their crime solving. When I got to the end, I was sad that I didn't have the sequel to dive straight into. Every Breath and all its greatness--the characters, setting, suspense, romance, kissing scenes, murder, and feels--was definitely worth reading!

I'll start with the characters. They had personalities that popped off the page. Mycroft was such an odd guy, but I absolutely loved him. He wasn't the most likable person, but as a character? It seemed hard to NOT like him. Watts was also a great character. She always stuck to her real self, even though she did grow as a person. She was also very supporting of Mycroft--always being there when he needed help and support. I really liked that loyalty. Mai was my favorite side character. She was a great friend and was pretty helpful in Watts and Mycroft's investigation. When things went downhill or got suspenseful, I was very worried for these characters, which is always a good sign.

I absolutely loved Mycroft and Watts together! I kept wanted to push them together and yell, "KISS ALREADY!" They had such good chemistry and the romance was so, so good. They started off as friends and that just made them an even better couple. Also, when kissing finally did happen, it was wonderful. The author sure knows how to write a great kissing scene.

The mystery was done pretty well. It wasn't difficult for me to figure out who the killer was, but I didn't figure out the how and why the murder occurred until Mycroft and Watts did. Their investigation was very interesting (and dangerous at times) and I love the lengths they went to in order to discover the truth behind the death (they went pretty far--hence the "dangerous").

Overall, Every Breath was an amazing book that left me gasping for more (sorry, I saw the opportunity and couldn't resist). I'm definitely looking forward to reading the sequel!



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (36) ~ A Human Zoo

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

What am I waiting on?

The Cage by Megan Shepherd
May 26th, 2015 from Balzer + Bray


Goodreads description:
When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn't know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments--tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle--and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures and time periods, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn't alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora's past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer appears--a handsome young guard named Cassian--they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: their captors aren't from Earth. And they have taken they five teenagers to an otherworldly zoo--where the exhibits are humans.

When a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer--though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so…what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?
Why am I waiting on it?
This book sounds amazing! I love the idea of the cage and I really like Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter series.☺

That's my WoW this week! What's yours?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Review ~ The 52nd by Dela


Genre: YA paranormal
Pages: 461
Publication date: October 27th, 2014
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Goodreads Description: 
Not one of the sacrifices chosen over the long history had survived--until now.

On the tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the immortal Castillo family gathers in Tulum. Weary and haunted, they receive the names of fifty-two human sacrifices chosen once every fifty-two years for the Underworld, a tradition thought to have disappeared with the fall of the Aztec and Mayan empires.


Driving home one night, college freshman Zara Moss swerves to avoid hitting a ghastly figure in the road. Lucas Castillo witnesses the car crash, but when it comes time to supervise her abduction from the wreckage, he intervenes. Something is different about Zara: Lucas has been having dreams of her arrival for five hundred years.


As Lucas and Zara come together to put an end to the bloody sacrifices, they discover that the ancient tradition isn't so easily broken. The gods are angry, and they have until the Winter Solstice to drag Zara to the Underworld. 
Source: I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The 52nd was a refreshing read. The Aztec and Mayan influence/mythology was something new and it made the book so much more interesting than if the authors chose angels or Greek gods to focus on. With the Aztec/Mayan focus came diversity in the characters because many of them were Mexican. 

Zara was a decent heroine. She didn't impress me so much that she was super memorable, but she wasn't bad. I like reading her POV, though.

Lucas was so frustratingly stubborn. He got on my nerves somethings when he wouldn't tell Zara how he felt and go after her. However . . . I have to admit that it was nice that he was being so responsible. He may have annoyed both me and Zara, but I understand why he was being that way. Plus, it made it all the more sweeter when he wasn't being stubborn. I liked them together.

I preferred the romance related parts to the sacrifice/underworld part of the plot. The latter wasn't necessarily not as good. I was just more in the mood for romance at the time that I read it. As a result, there isn't much for me to say about that other side of the book. It was interesting, but wasn't what kept me reading. I stuck with this book to see what would happen between Zara and Lucas than anything else.

Overall, The 52nd was a refreshing read with a great romance. If you're interested in reading a paranormal book with Mayan/Aztec focus, you should give this one a try.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Review ~ Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Seres: Snow Like Ashes #1
Genre: YA fantasy
Pages: 422
Publication date: October 14th, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Goodreads Description: 
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.


Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.


So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own. 
Source: I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved Snow Like Ashes! It was one of my most highly anticipated fall 2014 releases and it (mostly) lived up to my expectations, which were pretty high. It was full of action, excitement, good world building, and great characters.

Meira was a fierce heroine that found her place in the world during this book. Theron was my favorite character, though. Whenever he was in a scene or was around the same area as Meira (as in, under the same roof but not in the scene), the book was AMAZING. Everything was so exciting and wonderful and . . . yeah, like I said, amazing! My thoughts went into all caps mode. When he wasn't around, though, I felt less interested in what was going on. It felt like a lull in the story. The other characters were great, too. I always liked Sir's presence. Mather was decent, but he didn't make much of an impression on me.

I really liked the world in this book. It was interesting and seemed to be well built. The world building didn't weigh me down by having too many details or info dumps, though I've heard that happened with some other readers (maybe there were info dumps, but I just didn't notice them). I loved the structure of the world with the eight kingdoms (four of which were seasonal ones) and how each had distinct characteristics.

Overall, Snow Like Ashes made me very happy. I had high hopes for it and it turned out to be so, so GOOD. The book didn't become one of my favorites, but the series has a potential to become one. Many readers will enjoy reading this one!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (44) ~ No New E-ARCs . . . Yet

This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where we share what books we have recently added to our physical or virtual shelves. I like to use the meme to also give a recap of the week's posts.
(Click on the covers to go to Goodreads.)

I forgot to post my haul last week, so I'm including all the books I got in the past two weeks for this post!


Digital Review Copies
Nothing! I'm putting this together right after finding new Harper titles (there's a bunch of new ones), but I haven't downloaded anything yet. I'm really behind in my e-arcs right now and I don't want to add any more (except maybe the ones I have requests pending on Netgalley for) to my Kindle until I get a little more ahead.

Let's see how long my resistance lasts, shall we? :D

In the Mail
 Thank you to Scholastic and NOVL/Hachette Book Group for these ARCs!☺

Blog
Review ~ The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Top Ten Tuesday (15) ~ Sequels I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On!
Waiting on Wednesday (35) ~ Book One of the Once Upon a Crime Series
TBR Expectations (1) ~ 2014 Releases

Reading
I'm still reading Veil of Anonymity (it's okay, but not great). I also started Stay With Me and Ignite (both are pretty good!), DNFed The Body Electric, and finished The Darkest Part of the Forest (which is such a great faerie book). 

Life
There were a couple clubs days at my college this week and I signed up for the Rotaract Club! I'm excited for it. It's the first college club I've joined so far. :)

That's it for me this week! How about you? How has your week been?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TBR Expectations (1) ~ 2014 Releases

I'm working on adding a few elements to my reviews to make them more than just a couple paragraphs about my thoughts on the book and maybe my Goodreads updates. One new thing I want to do is compare my expectations I have before reading the book to my thoughts on it after I review it to see if my expectations are not met, met, exceeded, etc. The plan is to share those expectations here before I read the book then bring back those statements with my reviews . Let's see if this goes as planned!

Because I have a lot of review copies to catch up on reading, I'm including 15 in this post. There will be a second post with the rest of my 2014 releases on it. 


Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler

I haven't read anything by Dahlia Adler yet, but I'm expecting her to do NA right. I feel like she knows a lot about this category and knows how to make a book within it a great one. I'm also expecting to absolutely love the romance.

For Real by Alison Cherry
I'm expecting this to be a lot of fun and I'm hoping that it'll suck me in.

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir
I'm trying to stay away from reviews of this one, but I haven't been hearing great things about it on Twitter. So, I'm a little nervous about starting this one. I'm expecting to have a couple problems with this book--maybe with the romance or parts of the story.

One Song Away by Molli Moran
I'm expecting to like this one, but not love it. I actually haven't read the description. The author is really nice, so I decided to request her upcoming NA from Netgalley. The cover makes it look like a sweet romance, but I tend to prefer my NAs with more edge and drama.

Anomaly by Tonya Kuper
I didn't purposely get this book from Netgalley and I haven't read the description, so I don't really have any expectations. The average Goodreads rating is good, so hopefully it'll turn out to be a great read!

(If you want to know how I got this, the author tweeted a link to Netgalley that turned out to be the invite link. I clicked on it on my phone, but didn't sign in, but when I went back to the site on my phone a day or two later, I somehow ended up with the book.)

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little
This one looks like it would have a rich feel to it, according to its genre (it looks like a fantasy with a lot of historical elements). I'm expecting to love the romance and the setting. 

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Okay . . . I got this book solely because of the cover. I know. Don't judge a book by its cover, right? But it's so hard to not do that! I've heard great things about it, though, so I'm expecting this to be one of those sci-fis that make me forget that the genre is one of my least favorites.

How We Fall by Kate Brauning
I'm expecting to rave about this one in my review. That is all.

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker
*cocks head and looks at book with curiosity* I have no idea what to expect from this book because a) I don't remember reading the description and b) I haven't read reviews for it. I'm going in blind. *crosses fingers and hopes it was a good idea to get book*

Bleed Like Me by C. Desir
I'm sure I'll love this one! I'll probably have a lot to say in my review, too. It seems like my type of read. ☺

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
I'm expecting to absolutely love this one and to end up highly recommending it in my review!

God's Play by H.D. Lynn
I'm not expecting to love this one because I'm not sure if it's my type of read, but it seems like it would have some pretty cool elements to it.

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
This one seems like it would have a lot of meaning to it. I'll probably rave about that and the writing in my review. There may be some parts that I feel a little meh about, though.

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
I'm expecting this one to disappoint me. It hasn't seemed to go well with my Goodreads friends.

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James
I'm expecting to be wowed! This one could become a new favorite of mine. The author's other YA thriller was amazing and hopefully this one is as good.

Have you read any of these books?