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Monday Reviews - Lost and Found by Brooke Davis

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I am back with another book review! I was sent a copy of Lost and Found by Brooke Davis to review by Penguin Canada. Thanks so much! Although I was sent a complimentary copy of the book, all opinions are my own.

As always, lets start with the synopsis!


Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie’s father, leaves her in the big ladies’ underwear department of a local store and never returns.

Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, hasn't left her house—or spoken to another human being—since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silences by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on the TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule.

Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife’s skin. Now that she’s gone, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl’s been committed to a nursing home, but in a moment of clarity…

Monday Reviews on a Friday! - Summer by Summer by Heather Burch

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I am back with another Monday Reviews - on a Friday! This week, I am reviewing Summer by Summer by Heather Burch. Thanks so much to BookLook Bloggers for sending me this book for an honest review! All opinions are my own.

As usual, lets start with the synopsis!


When Summer took a job as a nanny for a couple vacationing in Belize, she imagined it would be a fresh start before starting college in the fall. And while she adores her charge, Josh, she can’t say the same for her employers’ oldest son, Bray. He’s cocky, inconsiderate, and makes her feel she’s a chore he has to put up with. In short, he’s everything she dislikes in a guy.

Bray had a plan for the summer: party, hang out with friends, and forget all the responsibilities waiting for him back home. But every time he’s forced to be around Summer, her dour, serious mood sets him off. Not to mention she has a habit of picking up on what he already knows is wrong with him.

Then the two find themselves on a dive trip gone…

Top 5 Wednesday - Debut Novels

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I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it.
This week's topic is top 5 debut novels! This was really hard to come up with, there are so many awesome debut novels, especially recently. 

5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherI'm a little bit upset because I absolutely love this book but Jay Asher has only written this book and co-written another book, and I loved his writing style.
I would love to read more by Jay Asher, but I will settle for rereading his debut novel!








4. New World: Rising by Jennifer WilsonThis is a recent read for me, and I loved it! Jennifer Wilson did an amazing job of explaining a unique world and making a book that was 200 pages feel like it was really 400 pages (in a good way!) It was so beautifully written, I savoured every page!
I can't wait to read the sequel to this book and another books Jennifer Wilson writes!






3. Snow Like Ashes by Sara RaaschSara Raasch ha…

TBR Tuesday - The Fearless by Emma Pass

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I just wanted to quickly share my current read!



I received an e-ARC of The Fearless by Emma Pass via NetGalley, and I figured it was time to pick it up!

It sounds like a great dystopian, and I am really looking forward to it! The synopsis compares it to The Hunger Games, Matched, Divergent and The Fifth Wave, all of which are huge names in this genre, so I'm hoping it doesn't disappoint!

What are you currently reading?


Monday Reviews - New World: Rising

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson. I was lucky enough to receive a complimentary copy of the book from the author, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

As always, let's start with the synopsis!

Since witnessing her parents' murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix's only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother's dying words- to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls- outside of The Sanctuary- is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, "Join or die." Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. Trusting no one, she lives as a rogue, fending only for herself. Then in a moment of rash judgment, she breaks all of her rules to save a child, and in that moment her life is turned upside down. When the rescue mission goes awry, Phoenix…

Monday Reviews on a Friday! - Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

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I am back with another Monday Reviews - on a Friday! Today, I am reviewing a book that is coming out June 2, 2015, Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced readers copy of this book from HarperCollins Canada. All opinions are my own.

As always, let's start with the synopsis!


BEFORE: It was the perfect summer of first kisses, skinny-dipping, and bonfires by the lake. Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe knew their final summer at Camp Okahatchee would come to an end, but they swore they’d stay friends.

AFTER: Now, two years later, their bond has faded along with those memories.

THEN: That is, until the fateful flash of a photo booth camera transports the four of them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed.

NOW: The girls must recreate the past in order to return to the present. As they live through their second-chance summer, the mystery behind their lost friendship unravels, and a dark secret threatens to tear…

Top 5 Wednesday - Summer Covers

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I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it.
This week's topic is top 5 covers that remind me of summer! I am excited about this one because although I am in school for another month, I am definitely feeling the joys of summer!


5. My Life Next Door by Huntley FitzpatrickThis cover is just bright and sunny and the couple makes think about summer romances. Plus, this is a great read!
















4. The Cost of All Things by Maggie LehrmanThe sun is setting, there's water and a dock, its summery and pretty!








3. Golden by Jessi KirbyAgain, sunny and just reminds me of summer!




TBR Tuesday - Lost and Found by Brooke Davis

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I am back with another TBR Tuesday! If you are new to TBR Tuesday, essentially I share the book I am currently reading, and the book I am planning on picking up next!



Right now, I am reading Lost and Found by Brooke Davis. I received it from Penguin Canada for review, and I am about 100 pages in. I wasn't sure if I would like it, I have read similar books in the past, but so far I am really liking it! The writing is so enchanting, I don't want to stop reading it!

I will probably be done it sometime tonight.

Once I finish Lost and Found I think I will either start Love in Rewind by Tali Alexander or Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer.

What are you reading today? What are you planning on picking up next?


Monday Reviews - The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week I am reviewing a book that comes out tomorrow, The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from HarperCollins Canada/HCC Frenzy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

As always, let's start with the synopsis:



What would you pay to cure your heartbreak? Banish your sadness? Transform your looks? The right spell can fix anything…. When Ari's boyfriend Win dies, she gets a spell to erase all memory of him. But spells come at a cost, and this one sets off a chain of events that reveal the hidden—and sometimes dangerous—connections between Ari, her friends, and the boyfriend she can no longer remember.

Told from four different points of view, this original and affecting novel weaves past and present in a suspenseful narrative that unveils the truth behind a terrible tragedy.













Ok, so this book. I liked it but I didn't love it. I was confused most of the…

Monday Reviews (on a Friday!) - My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

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As Mental Health Week in Canada draws to a close, I decided to post a review for one of my newest favourite books that deals with mental health, specifically depression and suicide. The book I am reviewing is My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga.



Before I get into my review, I will just say that there is a major trigger warning with this book, if you are struggling with depression, or suicidal thoughts, I don't recommend you read this or similar books. The majority of this book is set in a very dark place, and won't help you.

Alright, so let's get to the review! As always, the synopsis:


Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There's only one problem: she's not sure she has the courage to do …

Top 5 Wednesday - Top 7 Books Dealing with Depression and Teen Suicide

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I am here today with a Top 5 Wednesday that is a little different. I made my own topic up, and I picked a top 7 instead of 5!

I will just say that there is a trigger warning for all these books, I wouldn't read them if you are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts.

If you are struggling with depression and/or thoughts of suicide, please check out the CMHA's website and get help. You are not alone and there are resources to help you.

7. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila SalesMaking friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.
I really enjoyed this book, and I feel…

TBR Tuesday - Books to Read that Deal with Mental Health

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I hope you are enjoying your week so far! I am here today with a very special TBR Tuesday! This week, I wanted to talk about mental health and some really great YA books that deal with the serious issues of mental health and mental illnesses.

I have a few really great books to share with you that I think would be an awesome addition to your TBR!

Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen (Dissociative Identity Disorder - DID)

It was supposed to be just another flight, until Clara found herself seated next to an alluring boy named Elias Phinn—a boy who seems to know secrets she has barely been able to admit to herself for years. When her carry-on bag is accidentally switched with Elias’s identical pack, Clara uses the luggage tag to track down her things. At that address she discovers there is not one Elias Phinn, but two: the odd, paranoid, artistic, and often angry Elias she met on the plane, who lives in an imaginary world of his own making called Salem; and the kind, sweet, and s…

Monday Review - I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios.

As always, the synopsis;


If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their diffe…