ARC Book Review: Burning Gold by Clea Calloway

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Title: Burning Gold
Author: Clea Calloway
Publication Date: May 9, 2014
Publisher: Createspace/Clea Calloway
Series: N/A
Format: ebook
Acquisition: from the author

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This is a story of family, love and loss.  It takes a look at a strong young woman, Jennifer Ann, and her journey in life.  As a small child life was idyllic. Then, through her teens, things unravel when horrific and tragic events occur, leaving her in a new home in a new school and with new rules. With the help of her family she gains some control again in her life and finds her tremendous gift as an artist.  When the handsome Ashton Holt Parker, Jr. enters her life she knows that love and happiness could be hers — if he doesn’t discover her secret and her lies from her dark past.

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ARC Book Review: Camp Payback by J.K. Rock

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This review is spoiler-free. There is a part, however, after the rating that has spoilers. You have been warned. 😛

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Title: Camp Payback
Author: J.K. Rock
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Series: Camp Boyfriend #2
Format: ebook
Acquisition: Netgalley / Spencer Hill Contemporary

Alex has big plans for camp this year, starting with making it the best summer ever. Having fun and breaking some rules will get her the payback she wants against her parents and her ex-boyfriend. Because of his disgusting texts, she’s headed to a super strict all-girls school in the fall. Then she meets Javier and revenge doesn’t seem nearly as important as getting to know the troubled loner determined to keep a low profile at camp. But Alex’s trouble-magnet personality and Javier’s need to stay in the background don’t mix nearly as well as their irresistible chemistry. With her home life eroding under her feet and her last year of summer camp speeding to a close, Alex wants to make her mark on the world and squeeze every bit of fun out of her time with Javier. Too bad her old plans for revenge turn back on her just in time to ruin everything. Will she lose Javier too?

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#ReadCampBoyfriend by J.K. Rock (ARC Book Review)

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Title: Camp Boyfriend
Author: J.K. Rock
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Series: Camp Boyfriend #1
Format: ebook
Acquisition: Netgalley / Spencer Hill Contemporary

The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.
They said it couldn’t be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren’s nerves and she can’t wait to return to summer camp where she’s valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she’s broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn’t even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.
But Matt isn’t giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn’t really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she’s more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren’s friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she’s changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?

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[Book Tour] ARC Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

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Title: The Geography of You and Me
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Headline | Poppy
Date of Publication: April 10, 2014 | April 15, 2014
Genre: contemporary YA romance
Acquisition: borrowed from Pinoy Book Tours

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
Lucy and Owen’s relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and — finally — a reunion in the city where they first met.
A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

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[Blog Tour + Giveaway] Book Review: Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles

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Title: Twelve Steps
Author: Veronica Bartles
Date of Publication: March 25, 2014

Purchase at: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble

Acquisition: YA Bound Book Tours

Sixteen-year-old Andi is tired of being a second-class sibling to perfect sister Laina. The only thing Andi’s sure she has going for her is her awesome hair. And even that is eclipsed by Laina’s perfect everything else.
When Andi’s crush asks her to fix him up with Laina, Andi decides enough is enough, and devises a twelve-step program to wrangle the spotlight away from Laina and get the guy.

Step 1: Admit she’s powerless to change her perfect sister, and accept that her life really, really sucks.
Step 4: Make a list of her good qualities. She MUST have more than just great hair, right?
Step 7: Demand attention for more than just the way she screws things up.

When a stolen kiss from her crush ends in disaster, Andi realizes that her twelve-step program isn’t working. Her prince isn’t as charming as she’d hoped, and the spotlight she’s been trying to steal isn’t the one she wants.
As Laina’s flawless façade begins to crumble, the sisters work together to find a spotlight big enough for both to shine.

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Rough Waters by Nikki Godwin

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*FANGIRL SQUEALS* MORE AJ!!! I mean more Drenaline Surf! 😛 We finally have a cover for the sequel to Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin. It’s my favorite out of all of her books so I’m really really really excited for this one. And it comes out next month so yay! The cover matches the new cover of the series and it’s really really pretty. I actually saw it days ago, and I immediately wanted to share it, but that goes against the rules of a cover reveal. Haha!

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Title: Rough Waters

Author: Nikki Godwin

Release date: April 27th, 2014

Genre: New Adult

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Synopsis:

Haley’s future has been waiting on the west coast for the past year, but she isn’t the only new face in Crescent Cove this summer. When Colby Taylor’s parents locate him and interrupt his surf competition, the surf star spirals out of control, dragging Drenaline Surf’s reputation through the mud and into the ground with him.

With Colby’s secrets plastered across surf magazines and tabloid headlines, Haley takes on the job of playing damage control for Drenaline Surf – which isn’t easy when Colby breaks everything he touches, Topher breaks the law, and Miles breaks his leg.
Instead of chasing dreams of forever, Haley spends her summer chasing the unraveling careers of the hottest new faces in the surf world, and she’s about to learn what happens when forever doesn’t last.

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About the Author:

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Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she’s not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.
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Book Review: My Life From Hell by Tellulah Darling

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Please Note: This is a review of a last book in a trilogy, but this is a spoiler-free review. You can also check out my reviews on the other books in the series:

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Title: My Life From Hell
Author: Tellulah Darling
Publication Date: March 20, 2014
Publisher: Te Da Media
Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #3
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Netgalley/Te Da Media

To say that Sophie Bloom is at the top of her game with one only week until spring equinox and the final showdown with Zeus and Hades would be, well, lying. The Goddess of Spring feels more like the Goddess of Bzz Thanks For Playing than the savior of humanity. And could her relationships be any more messed up?
Good times.
Sophie is convinced that things can’t get any worse than crawling back to her mother Demeter and begging for help. But she’s about to find out how very wrong she is.
It’s a race against time for Sophie to implement the big battle strategy in the YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology finale My Life From Hell. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book three of this teen fantasy romance series. Save herself; save the world. Humanity may be screwed.

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