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Slide by Jill Hathaway

Slide - Jill Hathaway

Date Published: March 1, 2012

Dates Read: 1/14/15 to 1/16/15

Rating: 3 stars



SynopsisVee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth–her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting distant lately, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.



My Thoughts: I wasn’t sure how I was going to end up feeling about this book. It has a cool premise and the tag line drew me in, but at the same time I don’t really here much about it. I ended up liking it quite a bit. The whole time I am trying to figure out the truth about what is going on and who is doing all the killing or if it really is just suicide. I was pretty surprised when the truth was revealed because my guess ended up being wrong when I was convinced it was correct. The mystery about the whole situation made for a really good read. I loved the main character Vee. Personally I would not want to be able to “slide” into other peoples heads. That does not sound like a fun thing to do. There weren’t any characters in the story that I didn’t like which is always nice. Everyone was a good character whether they had a bigger role or a smaller role in the story. I would definitely recommend this book if you want something with a little mystery to it.

Soulprint by Megan Miranda

Soulprint - Megan Miranda

Expected Publication Date: February 3, 2015

Dates Read: 1/11/14 to 1/14/15

Rating: 5 stars



SynopsisAlina Chase has been contained on an island for the last 17 years—whether that’s for the crimes of her past life, or for her own protection, well, that depends on whom you ask. With soul-fingerprinting a reality, science can now screen for the soul, and everyone knows that Alina’s soul had once belonged to notorious criminal, June Calahan, though that information is supposed to be private. June had accomplished the impossible: hacking into the soul-database, ruining countless lives in the process.

Now, there are whispers that June has left something behind for her next life—something that would allow Alina to access the information in the soul-database again. A way to finish the crimes she started.

Aided by three people with their own secret motivations, Alina escapes, only to discover that she may have just traded one prison for another. And there are clues. Clues only Alina can see and decipher, clues that make it apparent that June is leading her to something. While everyone believes Alina is trying to continue in June’s footsteps, Alina believes June is trying to show her something more. Something bigger. Something that gets at the heart of who they all are—about the past and the present. Something about the nature of their souls.

Alina doesn’t know who to trust, or what June intends for her to know, and the closer she gets to the answers, the more she wonders who June was, who she is, whether she’s destined to repeat the past, whether there are truths best kept hidden—and what one life is really worth.



My Thoughts:  I received this book early through NetGalley.


I loved this book. It was so good and it flowed so well. There were no parts in the story where things were moving slow. Something was always happening. I liked the idea that someones soul just keeps getting reborn and you can somehow have a part of that persons thoughts in your mind like Alina and June. I loved Casey and Cameron’s characters, however, I was not a fan of Dominic. I thought he was a psychopathic jerk and half the time I wanted to slap him. I liked the way that the clues just kind of showed themselves to Alina and they were able to get to exactly what it was they needed at that time. I was happy with the way that this story ended and that things kind of wrapped up but I feel like it was left open enough so that there could be a second book in the future. I am really happy that I was able to read this early and I can’t wait for everyone else to get to read it and love it like I do! I also can’t wait to buy the actual copy and add it to my book collection!

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

The Book of Ivy - Amy Engel

Date Published: November 11, 2014

Dates Read: 1/9/15 to 1/11/15

Rating: 5 stars!


SynopsisAfter a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…


My Thoughts: I heard nothing but good things about this book before I read it and I was not disappointed at all. This book was so good. Ivy is an amazing main character and I loved Bishop just as much as I loved Ivy. I didn’t like Ivy’s father or sister or Bishops mother one bit. They were horrible people! I liked that as the book went on Ivy grew into her own person. The story itself was great and I like the way that things happened. I however did not like the way it ended simply because I wanted the book to keep going. Once I started reading earlier today I just couldn’t put the book down. I needed to know what happened. I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel when it comes out later this year. This is another one of the books that I just can’t recommend enough!

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

The Truth About Alice - Jennifer Mathieu

Date Published: June 3, 2014

Dates Read: 1/8/15 to 1/9/15

Rating: 3 stars



SynopsisEveryone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.

But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?

It’s true. Ask ANYBODY.

Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of control.

In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students—the girl who has the infamous party, the car accident survivor, the former best friend, and the boy next door—tell all they know.

But exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there’s only one person to ask: Alice herself.



My Thoughts: I’m honestly not sure how I feel about this book overall. I liked that the point’s of views flowed well together. I liked Kurt and Josh’s characters/points of view the best. I was not a fan of Elaine and Kelsie what so ever. They were the worst kind of high school girls, the ones who say things and start rumors just because they are bored or so they have something to talk about. I liked that Alice’s point of view was last and she didn’t talk about anything that happened throughout the story really. I also liked that the truth about what happened came out throughout the story. I am rating this book a 3 out of 5 stars for right now, I may change my rating later on. I liked it, but I don’t feel like it was anything spectacular.

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson

Date Published: May 4, 2010

Dates Read: 1/6/15 to 1/8/15

Rating: 5 stars



SynopsisAmy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.



My Thoughts: This book was amazing and is now one of my favorite books that I have read! The way things go with Amy and Roger is so natural and there is NO instalove thank goodness. The road trip aspect of this book was so cool. I have always wanted to go on a cross country road trip! I can relate to Amy in a lot of ways having lost my father myself, so it was nice to have normal main characters in this book. This book is really easy to get absorbed into. I was reading and before I knew it had read over 100 pages in no time at all. I love books like that and I can’t recommend this enough, honestly.

The Vault by Emily McKay

The Vault - Emily McKay

Date Published: December 2, 2014

Read from: 12/21/14 to 1/6/15

Rating: 5 stars


Synopsis: There is no rest for the damned in this thrilling follow-up to Emily McKay's The Lair and The Farm, in a series New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill calls, "Equal parts Resident Evil and Hunger Games."


* The actual synopsis is completely full of spoilers from the second book!! Here is the link to the synopsis of book one The Farm


My Thoughts: This book was even more amazing than the first two were. So many things happened and we got a lot of answers that we didn't get in the first two books. The way things ended in the book were great. I think it ended just like it should have and I was very happy with it. It was action filled and there were sad moments and you are kept guessing as to what's gonna happen next. I am almost 100% positive this is the last book from the way things wrap up through out the whole book and at the end of the book. I would highly HIGHLY recommend this if you have not read this yet.This series is hands down one of my

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Uninvited - Sophie Jordan

I liked this book. The theory that a gene in our DNA could predict that we will one day kill someone is an interesting thing to think about. I liked the main characters Davy, Sean, and Gil. I liked Sabine too. The way the Agency is trying to handle things is horrible and I can’t wait to see how things play out in the second and final book. Thankfully it comes out next month so I don’t have too long to wait! I would most definitely recommend this book! 

The Geography of You and Me - Jennifer E. Smith

I really liked this book and Lucy and Owen's story. The writing style was so easy to read which is always nice.

My review of: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to You - Nina LaCour

I really enjoyed the story and the writing style of this book. I love the fact that the main character Emi  is gay, but that is not the focus of the story; its more of a background type thing, while the main focus was on the movie and Ava and finding out what her history is and the friendships that they all make. I had to stop myself from staying up all night to read this book because I have had to work almost everyday this past week. It was just such a good story and the characters were great and I really enjoyed the relationships between all the main characters and even the smaller characters. AND not to mention that the cover of this book is so beautiful!! Overall I would highly recommend this book!

Review: The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop

The Isobel Journal - Isobel Harrop

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 


I usually won't give books a one star rating, but in this case I had to. I thought this book sounded interesting and that it would be a fun little book to flip through, but I found it to be awful. It was poorly put together, and pretty much looked like something my 8 year old cousin could do. It made absolutely no sense at all. It was just a bunch of poorly drawn pictures and random words that didn't make me feel like HEY! That's exactly how I felt at 18 years old. I just didn't think that it was worth reading. Maybe somebody else will find this book entertaining to read, but it just did nothing at all for me. 

Everything Leads to You - Nina LaCour Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare

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