A Week Of Mondays by Jessica Brody

28958920Title: A Week Of Mondays
Author:
 Jessica Brody
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication: August 2nd, 2016
Pages: 464

5 sterren

Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!

As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day? Or will she be stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever?

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Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

17978160Title: Open Road Summer
Author:
 Emery Lord
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary /Romance
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Publication: April 15th, 2014
Pages: 352

5 sterren

After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own.

Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence.

This summer, Reagan, and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking.

 


I’ve been wanting to read this book for quite a while now, and since summer is coming up I was just craving (another) one! So off I went – reading Open Road Summer.

The thing about Open Road Summer is that it made me feel really good. It made me feel happy, it made me feel glad and most important of all – it made me feel summery (is that even a word?). Yup, I haven’t actually experienced a book yet that made me feel this into the story – into the world of the characters. It felt like I was literally with them, and it was the best feeling in the world.

So onto the characters and their storyline. Dee is a singer-songwriter from Nashville, and Reagan is her best friend. Dee is so famous that she gets to tour the country for the summer and Reagan is coming with her. They experience a lot of things on their road trip, including a specifically cute boy, Matt.

I loved Dee and her storyline – I never read anything that compares to her story at all. I loved that she was super bubbly and very sweet which was a perfect contrast to Reagan, who was very wild and also very rebellious. Their friendship was the strongest thing throughout the book – you could feel their on-going support and love for each other. I wish I get to go on a road trip with my superstar best friend, it would be so cool.

So onto Matt – which I loved. He’s also a singer, just like Dee, but kind of needs to get back on track when it comes to writing songs and performing. From the second he enters the story – I can feel his ‘affection’ to Reagan, and her affection towards Matt. I was like they were actually made for each other. I seriously loved everything about their relationship – even the ending which was very cute (I would have like an epilogue though).

This book wasn’t only cute and romantic, sometimes it was also sad. And since I got a really great experience reading from Reagan’s perspective, I got to feel her emotions too. And it almost wrecked me. When the moment came when “she felt betrayed” (the people who’ve read Open Road Summer will definitely know which part I mean), her emotions were so strong comparing it to the beginning of the story, where she acts to be this tough girl that doesn’t cry, but when that moment came, she went out and so went I. I cried so hard guys, it felt like I was a part of Reagan, somehow. Which means that Emery did a great job. So twelve points for you, Emery.

Open Road Summer is a fun, cute and romantic story about music, friendship and finding love. It will definitely give you a summer feeling.

Faking It by Cora Carmack

16172634Title: Faking It
Author:
 Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #2
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary /Romance
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication: June 4th, 2013
Pages: 325

4 sterren

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel. 


Back in December, I got to read Losing It – it was my first New Adult and I really liked it. A few weeks ago I was craving a New Adult and I decided it was time for me to read the sequel, Faking It.

So, what is Faking It about? Max her parents are in town and they want to see her boyfriend – expect her boyfriend is not the boyfriend her parents would want to see. So she searches for a guy who would want to pretend to be her boyfriend for just the afternoon. And tada – there is Cade.

This is the main reason I really wanted to read Faking It because there’s this fauxmance trope which I really love – I love reading about two characters faking a relationship and while doing that actually fall in love.

I liked reading from both Max and Cade their perspectives. I also liked both characters – both in their own way. Max is very wild and outspoken, while Cade is very sweet and cute – like a boy next door. Even tough their characters wouldn’t match on paper, they actually did in the story. Their chemistry was off the charts and they surprisingly matched perfectly.

Another thing of Faking It which I liked was that it was written quite easy. It was easy to follow, and I just like Cora her writing style. It’s easy and funny – simple but affective.

There actually wasn’t anything I didn’t like about Faking It. If you want to read to read a New Adult book about a fauxmance developing into a real romance – you should definitely check Faking It out.

The Epic Reads Book Tag

I found this book tag somewhere along the internet, and I really wanted to do it! So, let’s get into it.


1. IF YOU COULD INVITE ONE AUTHOR AND THEIR FICTIONAL CHARACTERS TO TEA, WHO WOULD YOU INVITE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SERVE THEM?

OF COURSE, it would be my favorite author ever because my favorite fictional characters are from her book: Since You’ve Been Gone (which is my favorite book ever). I would invite Morgan Matson along with Emily and Frank and I would serve them some ice cream (from the place where Emily and Dawn work)

2. WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU LIKE A PREQUEL FOR?

I would like a prequel of The Hunger Games of what exactly went down before they divided Panem into 12 districts and the capitol. We all know a little bit what went down, but I’d like a story told by someone who actually experienced it.

3. WHICH TWO CHARACTERS (not from the same book) DO YOU THINK WOULD MAKE A GOOD COUPLE?

This is actually a really hard question! Let me think for a while…

Okay yup, I’ve figured it out. Tyler from Did I Mention I Love You with Reagan from Open Road Summer. They’re both wild and rebellious and I think they would fit perfectly together.

4. IF YOU RAN INTO YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR ON THE TRAIN AND COULD ONLY SAY ONE SENTENCE TO THEM, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

Actually, I think I would be too shocked to say anything, but if I could find the courage to actually form words I would say: “Morgan you’re the absolute best and I love your books and I want to thank you for creating them YOU’RE THE BEST”

5. WHAT BOOK MADE YOU A READER AND WHY?

The Hunger Games! My friend Merle said I should watch the movie and I did. After that, she told me I needed to read the books and I did. And here I am, with my own blog, completely obsessed by books.

6. YOUR BOOKSHELF JUST CAUGHT ON FIRE! WHAT ONE BOOK DO YOU SAVE AND WHY?

THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING BY MORGAN MATSON. I know – It’s not my favorite book ever (like Since You’ve Been Gone) but it’s my most beautiful hard cover so yup, The Unexpected Everything it is.

7. WHAT DYSTOPIAN WORLD WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE AND WHY?

Living in a dystopian world is kind of a nightmare, but if I had to live in one I think I’d probably choose Illea from the Selection because that wouldn’t be too bad. I would join The Selection and Maxon would probably fall for me (because I’m obviously super charming) and we could get married and I would be safe in his palace. That doesn’t sound like a nightmare AT ALL.

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST EPIC READ OF ALL TIME?

TOUGH QUESTION! I think I would still go for The Hunger Games because that series opened my eyes to the book world and it’s just the best series ever.


So that was my tag! I tag:

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