Underrated Books!

An underrated book is a book that is so good, but it doesn’t get recognition. I have a whole list of books like this. All books should the recognition it deserves. Everyone should at least read the synopsis before they decide not to read it. Here are some of my loved books that are underrated.

My Life With The Walter Boys – Ali Novak

You can check it out here.

I read this and within the first 5 pages I was hooked. It’s a story about Jackie, who’s parents and sister recently died. She is sent to live with a family friend for the summer, to help her find a sense of family again. The Walter’s have 12 kids! All boys except for one girl, who mostly acts like a boy. Jackie connects with some of the kids but not all of them like her. The Walter’s feel that Jackie is taking away their moms art studio. Jackie struggles to find herself without her parents and sister. She learns to live on her own.

The Heartbreakers – Ali Novak

You can check it out here.

Stella would do anything for her sick sister. She even stood in line for hours waiting for a signed book from her favorite band the Heartbreakers. While waiting in line she meets a cute boy, who later turns out to have been the lead singer of the Heartbreakers. Stella starts to talk to Oliver the cute band boy. She loves to take pictures and in general loves photography, she even gets to be the media publicist for the Heartbreakers. She starts to talk with Oliver, but she doesn’t know if she can be happy about it. Stella doesn’t think she should be happy and in a relationship with a guy who her sister has been crushing on for forever, while Cara is at home sick with cancer.

Come Back To Me – Mila Gray

You can check it out here

A love story about a sister’s brother’s best friend. There is so much saddness, love, and anger. An Army love story.

Willow – Julia Hoban

You can check it out here.

One night Willow’s parent had to much to drink, they asked her to drive them home. They didn’t make it home. Willow lived but her parents died.  She has to go live with her brother and his wife and kid. She had to leave her house, friends, and school, but to cope, she starts cutting herself. The harder and deeper, the less pain she feels about her parents. She feels that everyone blames her for their deaths. She meets Guy, a senstive and complicated person, who she ends up bonding with. Guy makes her feel not alone and he helps her stop feeling the urge to cut herself.  Even if its one blade at a time.

 Nowhere But Here – Katie McGarry

Emily is a sheltered child lives with her mom and stepdad (who’s really like her dad) he adopted her when she was little. Emily loves the four walls she lives in, in Florida. She has her life planned out for her. She wants to graduate and go to college. Then her dad gets an e-mail that Eli’s (her biological father) mom has died. So Emily goes to Kentucky to see Eli and pay her respects. While at the funeral home she meets Oz. Oz is a charming eighteen year old who wants to be apart of Eli’s motorcycle club- the Reign Of Terror- not everyone gets to be apart of this group,only the ones who become prospects or are part of the family up until they are eighteen when they choose whether they want to be apart of the club. Eli gets to spend more time with his daughter. Oz also gets to spend time with Emily also,  he’s put as her guard dog to make sure no one harms her. As they spend more time together, they shift from more than friends.

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Popular Books I haven’t read!

So, I like to think of myself as a big reader, picking up books left and right,  but there are still many books I want to read that I haven’t. So, today I am going to share popular books I haven’t read.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare               

I have tried to read this a few years ago, but I found it quite boring. I plan on reading it some time in the future. When I honestly don’t know, but I do own the book.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab yet. 

I bought this book on my kindle months ago, but I haven’t read it. I really want to but I just haven’t done it.

 

                          The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

    I had heard a lot about this on bookstagram and booktube,but I never bought it. I am still interested in reading it, I might pick up a copy soon.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I did buy this but I haven’t found the time to read it. I do plan on reading this one this year.

 

 To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny HanTo All the Boys I've Loved Before by [Han, Jenny]

This is a book I will probably never read. I don’t have the will or do I care enough to read it. I also don’t like Jenny Han’s other series The Summer I Turned Pretty.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading, Emily!

 

 

Love and Vandalism – ARC Book Review

“Do you believe in signs?” My water glass clinks down in front of me. “Yeah, sure. The big red ones that say stop are my favorite.”

Title: Love and Vandalism

Author: Laurie Boyle Crompton

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Pages: 320

Publication Date: May 1, 2017

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: Rory has been keeping secrets. She is the towns graffiti artist who has been painting lions all over their little town. She has been planning a big lion but she needs some accomplices. While she’s out painting one of her most recent lions. there’s a guy watching her. He introduces himself as Hayes and that he had become connected to the lions and saw how much raw pain is in them. Rory has been having a rough time at home thinking of her mom, her dad is a sergeant, who is against her creating art, he doesn’t want her to turn out like her mom. Does Rory and her dad make up? Do they find a way to become a family still or is there bond broken.

Thoughts:  Hurt, Pain, Love, Art, some big themes in this story. There is such raw feeling and I loved it. The feelings that are shared and the ones that aren’t, are so beautifully and realistically written. I just loved this story so much. I plan to get the physical book when it comes out. Overall this story is amazing! I would highly recommend you pick it up in May!

*Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion*

 

Incriminating Dating – Book Review

“”Yes.” He moved closer, his thumb trailing down my jawline. “You don’t need to blackmail me into liking you, Ayla.” “I don’t” I stared at him, loving the way his blond hair flopped over his forehead, hiding the bandage. The way his eyes glittering when he was teasing me about something.”

Title: Incriminating Dating

Author: Rebekah L. Purdy

Publisher: Entangled Crush

Pages: 250

Publication Date: March 10, 2017

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: Ayla and Luke come from two different worlds but brought together by blackmail and a school paper. One night Luke was trying to blow off some steam by getting drunk and recking statues in the towns park. He was trying to forget working and taking care of his little brother Landon, an his mother who is never home. He thought he could just let lose one night and he didn’t think anyone was watching them. Ayla had recorded the whole destruction scene and watched Luke and his friends wreck the place. She had already been on edge with her principle telling her they were taking the funds away from the school paper and the drama club not being able to afford new scripts, because the principle thinks the sports teams need more of the money than the arts. Ayla had also been upset because Luke didn’t show up for his interview with her for the school paper, that’s what the principle thinks people will read, not about what’s happening in society, like with transgender bathrooms. Ayla goes to the the pizza place where Luke works and blackmails him into being her fake boyfriend to win the school election and make a change. Luke reluctantly agrees because what else can he do, he would lose his scholarship and get bad marks on his record. They start to share themselves with each other and really get to know each other. Alya helps him and Landon out when bad stuff happens with his mom (check the book out to find what happened) It’s true what they say opposites do attract.

Thoughts: Raw, real, rough. These works describe the book, the characters, the emotions, the whole story. I don’t think I’ve read a book with such raw and real emotions. There are so many great aspects to this story as a whole that you just need to read it. This one of those books you stay up late to find out what happens at the end and how it wraps up. This is probably one of my favorite reads of the year. I feel so attached to this story. I was absorbed into the story for many hours and I will be going back into it when I reread it (which might be soon.) I thank Rebekah for writing such a beautiful story. 

You can buy your copy here.

Thanks for stopping by, Emily.

 

Gold Rush – Book Review

“A little mob action won’t scare me away from you.”

Title: Gold Rush

Author: Jennifer Comeaux

Publisher: Jennifer Comeaux

Pages: 338

Publication Date: November 14, 2016

Rating: 5⭐️

Synopsis: Liza is on her way to become an Olympic Gold Medalist. She lives with her dad most of the time. She is usually in New York with her mom or in Massachusetts with her dad and stepmom Emily, along with her step-siblings Alex and Quinn. Liza spends most of her time practicing and practicing. She rarely eats junk food or going out to party like most other 19 year old’s. The rare times she’s not practicing, she’s out with her siblings or close friends. She took her brother and sister to a baseball game where she meets Braden, a quarky, sexy, muscular guy. He makes her heart flutter and make her stumble over her words. They connect almost instantly. When her mom and dad find out about this, they are less than thrilled. They don’t understand why she needs to see someone two months before she’s to go to the Olympics.  Liza and Braden decide they can just be friends, who are really close and face-time and text every day.  Liza finds out things that her parents never told her. Braden was there throughout it all.

Thoughts: I adore this book. If I had the physical copy I would pick it up and hug it. The story as a whole is so satisfying.  The emotions of everything that Liza deals with is unreal but real. She puts so much pressure on herself to be perfect. The feelings she feels, makes if feel as if it was you who were going through them. Braden is very swoon worthy. He is there for her, helping her calm down, just being there for someone to talk to. These characters are ones that you wish you had in your life. Since it has already been out for a year, YOU should go buy it. you can buy it on Amazon here. You can also get it on Barnes and Noble here.

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Thank you for stopping by, Emily

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What I read in March 2017! April TBR!

What I Read In March!!

This month I was struggle busing. For the most part I enjoyed what I read but, there’s that little bunch that weren’t that great. I didn’t read as much as I usually do. I am quite sad about this, I can usually read about 15 books but school has been a bit rough.

  • 4 Books were Ebooks and 5 physical books
  • 2 paperbacks – 3 hardcovers
  • 8 authors were woman and 1 was a man
  • 4 (4/5) stars – 3(5/5) stars – 1 (3/5) stars

I read a Total of 9 books totaling in 2,865 pages!!! The majority of these books were really easy reads.

I read:

Swinigng at Love by Kendra C. Highley  4/5 stars

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Fylnn    4/5 stars

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern   4/5 stars

Come Back To Me by Mila Gray    4/5 stars

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman   5/5 stars

Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray   3/5 stars

All Things New by Lauren Miller    5/5 stars

Not After Everything by Michelle Levy  5/5 stars

Home is Burning by Dan Marshall  4/5 stars

I really loved Not After Everything, Home is Burning, and Girl Out of Water. I would highly recommend you pick these up or look for them at your local book stores. I have some reviews for these books on my blog here and here.  If you would like for me to do a review for one that isn’t already made tell me in the comments.

My April TBR!!!

I have a very ambitious selection of books. I want to read: This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl, The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, and the entire first 6 books from Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. So whether or not I finish these all, I don’t know but I am going to try to make up for last months reading. I plan to read Throne of Glass over my Easter vacation.

In the comments, tell me what you are planning on reader this month or if you’re a mood read like I am.

Thanks for hanging out, Emily