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{Arc Review} Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Book Summary:
High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy’s fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.

My Review:

Frankly in Love was such a good read. I enjoy the Korea culture in the book and the characters within it. The storyline was very interesting. Some parts of the book was fun, while there was some serious stuff going on in between.

Frankly life is complicated, since he part American and Korean. He works hard in school and do anything to please his parents. Then one day, Frankly falls with a girl, that his parents will never approve of.

Now Frankly must come up with a plan to keep seeing his girl and hiding from his parents. That’s where his Korean girl best friend comes in. They pretend to date. I mean what could possibly go wrong?

This book was kinda heartfelt read. It deals with some racist in it a bit. I feel bad for Frankly in the book, he deals with hiding from his family and the girl he love. This book has some family bonding moments in it and also some romance. Hopfully Frankly gets his life together in the end. This book is kinda like a Korea Drama which why I liked it so much. Looking for a good family book read, then you might like Frankly in Love.

Happy Reading and Release week of this book!!!

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Past, Perfect, Life by Elizabeth Eulberg

Book Summary:
Small-town Wisconsin high school senior Allison Smith loves her life the way it is-spending quality time with her widowed father and her tight-knit circle of friends, including best friend Marian and maybe-more-than-friends Neil. Sure she is stressed out about college applications . . . who wouldn’t be? In a few short months, everything’s going to change, big time.
But when Ally files her applications, they send up a red flag . . . because she’s not Allison Smith. And Ally’s-make that Amanda’s-ordinary life is suddenly blown apart. Was everything before a lie? Who will she be after? And what will she do as now comes crashing down around her?

My Review:

Past, Prefect, Life was such a good read. I liked the heartfelt storyline and was very connected with some of the characters in the book. A prefect story about family and finding yourself.

Ally has this prefect life with her father. They do everything together and live in a nice town so everyone is like family to her. When she starts filling out college applications, her life gets turn upside.

Her father gets arrested for kidnapping. Ally find out she has this new life with a new family. She is so torn to leave the life her father have given her. She is force to leave everything behind and get to know her new family, but what she longs for her old life back. How will Ally handle these new challenges in her life?

This book is about finding one self and where they belong. Ally’s father made a mistake, but it doesn’t mean he is this bad guy. He raised Ally best he can, they had food and roof over their heads. This book is heartfelt read and trying to understand how this all happen. Hopefully for Ally sake she can find closure at the end. If you looking for a new read, you might like this book.

Happy Reading!!!

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WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my editor Stay Fetters at Acourtofcoffeeandbooks for this new banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

How the light gets in was an alright read for me. Got it at the library and will review it soon. Mostly a sad read on a girl who is grieving over her sister death.

Currently Read:

I’m excited to dive into Frankly in Love.

Reading Next:

Will pick one of these arcs next to read.

Finally done having tech issues. Will be getting a lot more reviews out when I can. Also please enter my arc giveaway.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review & Giveaway} Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

Book Summary:
For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…
Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.
Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor’s dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen… and a plot to destroy the home she was once so eager to leave.
In order to save her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules. But discovering her own formidable strength may be the one move that costs her everything: the crown, Varenia and Zadie.

My Review:

Crown of Coral and Pearl is such a great read. I really liked this book. The storyline was so good and I’ve fallen in love with the characters. This is one book that you must add to your TBR.

Nor and Zadie are twin sisters, they grew up thinking being beautiful will get you far in life. When an accident leaves Nor’s cheek scarred, it’s up to Zadie to become the king’s bride. Yet, Zadie dreams of staying home and marrying her best friend.

When Zadie is chosen to leave the island, she panics and forces her sister to do the unthinkable. Now it’s up to Nor to pretend to be Zadie and protect her family from the prince’s wraith. Will she be able to fool the prince?

This book was such a fast paced read. The sisters bond for each other is well written. They would do anything to help each other out. The world itself is amazing and pretty neat on the magical aspects of it. If you’re looking to start a new fantasy read, then you’ll be in luck with this book.

Crown of Coral and Pearl comes out August 27th.

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The Best Lies by Sara Lyu

Book Summary:
Remy Tsai used to know how her story would turn out. But now, she doesn’t even know what tomorrow will look like.
She was happy once. Remy had her boyfriend Jack, and Elise, her best friend—her soulmate—who understood her better than anyone else in the world.
But now Jack is dead, shot through the chest—
And it was Elise who pulled the trigger.
Was it self-defense? Or something deeper, darker than anything Remy could have imagined? As the police investigate, Remy does the same, sifting through her own memories, looking for a scrap of truth that could save the friendship that means everything to her.
Told in alternating timelines, Thelma and Louise meets Gone Girl in this twisted psychological thriller about the dark side of obsessive friendship.

My Review:

The Best Lies was such a thrill ride. I really did enjoy the story and love the characters in it.

Remy and Elise are prefect for each other. They been through a lot of tough times together and are hardly ever a part. What happens when one of them just snap?

Right off bat the book starts off with Jack’s death. It is told in flashbacks on Remy and Elise friendship, and up until that night. With Remy still in shock and trying to come into grips what happen. Is she willing to protect Elise, and what really happen to Jack?

This book was a roller coaster ride. I really was hooked onto the story from begining until to end. I’m glad I picked it on sale for 50% at barnes and nobles, and gave it a shot. The cover is so sweet and innocent. Could read this book over and over again. If your in mood for some new mystery/thriller reads, you’ll be in for a treat.

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Arc Review} Maybe This Time by Kasie West

Book Summary:
One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?
Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.
Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . . .
Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.

My Review:

Maybe this Time is a good summer read. Especially after I been reading some so many heavy and fantasy reads. I always like Kasie West books. Yea her books are always predictable for me. Her new one has some fun laughs with the main the characters and the story was pretty cute.

Sophie is a hard worker, she loves putting together the flowers for events. Her dream is to go to NYC and become a fashion designer. Then a change is coming for work and Andrew might detailed her plans.

I found it funny at times how Andrew and Sophie butt heads all the time throughout the book. Also like seeing the friendship between Micah and Sophie. The girls are close and are like sisters. What will become of Sophie during the course of the year?

This was another fast read, which I like. The cover is cute also for the summer. It mostly Sophie discovering what she wants in life with help from her best friend and new guy Andrew. Looking for something fun, than this book is for you. This book just recently came out this week.

Happy Reading!!!!

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The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess

Book Summary:
Victoria Parker knew her dad’s behavior toward her was a little unusual, but she convinced herself everything was fine—until she found herself locked out of the house at 3:00 a.m., surrounded by flashing police lights.
Now, dumped into a crowded, chaotic foster home, Victoria has to tiptoe around her domineering foster mother, get through senior year at a new school, and somehow salvage her college dreams . . . all while keeping her past hidden.
But some secrets won’t stay buried—especially when unwanted memories make Victoria freeze up at random moments and nightmares disrupt her sleep. Even worse, she can’t stop worrying about her stepsister Sarah, left behind with her father. All she wants is to move forward, but how do you focus on the future when the past won’t leave you alone?

My Review:

The Quiet You Carry was such an emotional read. I did enjoy the storyline and like some of the characters in it.

Victoria life gets turn upside when her father kicks her out of the house. Now dealing with the foster care and being unwanted, she has to start her life over. Starting a new school in the middle can be tough, especially when she hiding from her past. When the past has a way catching up to her, will she be strong enough to face it?

This book deals will a sensitive subject of abuse. I thought the book was very detailed written and connected good with the main character tough life. This book is somewhat a heavy read. If you looking for something new to read, then you might want to pick up The Quiet You Carry.

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{Arc Review} How to Make Friends with Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

Book Summary:
Here is what happens when your mother dies.
It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart.
That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.
Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.

My Review:

How to Make Friends with the Dark was such an insightful read with one girl’s grief. The story is very well written and get to feel for the characters.

Tiger lives comfortable life with her mom, who gets on her nerves at times. One day Tiger’s mom suddenly passed away, then she has to learn to defend for herself. Now she bouncing around foster homes, while trying to grieve. It’s a lot for a young girl to deal with alone, will she be able to find peace in the end?

This book was such a good read. The struggles the main character face, leaves you heartbroken. If your in mood for some good fiction, then your in for a treat. This book already came out.

Happy Reading!

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Letters to The Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Book Summary:
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.
Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.

My Review:

Letters to The Lost was such a eye opening read about grief. I did love this book a lot and the story it told. I did connected well with the characters on what they going through.

Juliet always writing letters to her mom and leaving them at her gravesite. But one day a mystery boy replies back to her. He seems to understand on what she is going through. At school Juilet seems withdrawn from everyone after her mom death, she slowly comes out of her shell thanks to writing back to mystery boy. Will Juliet ever find the guy who wrote the letter?

Delcan is the bad boy in school. Always the trouble making. During his community service at gravesite, he stumble upon on Juliet’s letter. He slowly connects with the letters and can express how he feels. Opening up his secrets to a girl he can relate to. Will he be able to come confront his secrets?

This book was a quick read to me. I was so engrossed with the story and the characters lives. I’m looking forward to reading more Brigid Kemmerer books. If you looking for a book that deal with lost, then you might like, Letters to the Lost.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

Book Summary:
Perfect for fans of RED QUEEN and UPROOTED, Crystal Smith’s debut novel, BLOODLEAF, is an imaginative retelling of the Grimm Fairy tale “The Goose Girl” that takes a ghostly mystery and sets it inside an epic fantasy world.
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?

My Review:

Since I’m such am huge fantasy reader, I got to say Bloodleaf was such an great read. The storyline was epic and can relate to the characters in the book. Hope more people get a chance to discover this read.

Aurelia is a different kind of princess. She must hide her powers from her people and protect herself, until she can become queen. She watches helplessly as others around her are dying because they have magic. With an attempt on her life, she must now go on the run.

Zan is the kinda guy you might fall for. He is very mysterious person at first. But he shows some kindness when he first finds Aurelia. Little does he know who this girl is. I enjoyed how these two interact with other and also butting heads at first. Will they be able to work together and save the kingdom?

This book was action packed, and filled with a lot of magic. It was such a fast pace read and very hard to put down. Bloodleaf is prefect for fantasy lovers a like. Comes out March 12th.

Happy Reading!!!