Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens 
will be released on
 July 7, 2015


Jess, Courtney and Dani have a less than stellar life. Their mother is dead and they live with their alcoholic abusive father. They are often left on their own and to fend for themselves. One night an event occurs that irrevocably changes their lives forever. 

They are forced to run away from "home"  and on their path to freedom they find themselves stranded in a strange town when their truck breaks down. The naively trust the very people who are out to hurt them. Things spiral out of control rather quickly but the strong bond they have forged over their young lifetime helps them survival.

18 long years pass and the sisters find themselves having to revisit the town they wish they'd never set foot in or remembered. Sometimes the very things you run from come back to get you. The stakes are higher and sacrifices will be made.

Stevens doesn't disappoint. She can write! Be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions and a good read! This is one book you won't want to put down!

Grade: A+

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Those Girls by Lauren Saft.

Lauren Saft "gets" teen girls! Her book, Those Girls is crafted in such a way, that you become the character(s). She captures the insecurities, heartache and drama that come along with being a teen girl and how everything is the "end of the world".

Alex, Mollie and Veronica are "friends" and juniors in High School. They live in a posh area in Philadelphia (  Am, I the only one who sings the The Fresh Prince of Bel-air themesong whenever I see the world Philadelphia?) and their stories unfold in the pages of this impossible to put down novel.

Each character has their own unique voice and their stories are told in their own chapters. Alex is in love with the boy next door, Mollie is popular and in a toxic relationship and Veronica just wants to be loved and seeks it with sex and unhealty relationships.  The girls have a love, hate friendship between them and judge one another harshly.  They all have mean girl qualities but one event based on revenge may or may not break the weak foundation of their friendship apart.

This is an excellent debut novel and I can't wait until, Saft writes another novel! 

Grade: A+

If you are one of those people who have issues with strong language and sex you might want to skip this book.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oh! You Pretty Things by Shanna Mahin

Jess Dunne is a hot mess! She has a tremulous relationship with her mother, quits her job before having a second one lined up and doesn't know when to keep her mouth shut!

Luckily, Jess lands a job as a first time celebrity assistant to an agoraphobic, Oscar wining composer. She quickly finds out that things are never quite what them seem to be and working as a assistant to the stars required a lot of quick thinking and jumping through hoops in particular when the celebrities manager a bit more than she can handle.

Jess jumps ship and moves on to another star. This one more demanding, needy and famous. At first things are smooth sailing but Jess ends up hitting rough patches of water and it just might cost her more than she ever bargained for!

Jess's mother reemerged into her life complicating things further but Jess being the stubborn person she is ---- cant' see past the past and reconnect with her mother until it's too late!

This book is predictable but the read is easy and fun! A great way to spend the day at the beach or lounging around at home!

Grade: B+

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