Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore

Just Like the Movies

 

Title: Just Like the Movies

Author: Kelly Fiore  @kellyannefiore

Published: July 22, 2014

Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers/Bloomsbury

Pages: 300

Genre: Young Adult  Contemporary  Romance

Source: NetGalley

Summary from Goodreads: Pretty and popular track star Marijke Monti is confident about almost everything – she’s got great friends, a great family, and she’s on her way to the State Track Championship. In fact, the only thing Marijke isn’t confident about is her relationship with Tommy Lawson.

Lily Spencer has spent her entire high school career preparing for the future – she’s participated in every extracurricular activity and volunteer committee she could. But, at home, she watches her mother go on date after date with dud-dudes, still searching for “the one.” Lily realizes that she’s about to graduate and still hasn’t even had a boyfriend.

While they live on each other’s periphery at school, Lily and Marijke never seemed to have much in common; but, after a coincidental meeting at the movie theater, Lily gets an idea – why can’t life be like a movie? Why can’t they set up their perfect romantic situations, just in time for their senior prom, using movie techniques?

Once the girls come up with the perfect plans, they commit themselves to being secret cohorts and, just like in the movies, drama ensues.

Average Goodreads Rating (as of 07/31/2014): 3.88

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No One’s Hero (Chadwell Hearts #2) by Kelly Walker

No One's HeroTitleNo One’s Hero

SeriesChadwell Hearts

AuthorKelly Walker

Published:  May 2014

Tired of living for the one who died, Lexi Feron is ready to throw caution to the wind. For eighteen years she’s been careful not to upset her fragile family, all the while knowing she’ll only ever be half of enough. Now, she’s done with careful. College is her chance to escape, to be free. To love. To live.

Someone wants her to die.

Kevin Morrison is haunted by the one he didn’t save. The one he wasn’t supposed to love. The mistake he can never take back, but is determined never to make again. A cushy job guarding a college freshman is exactly what he needs to get his confidence back. He’s just got to keep her safe until the drug dealer out for revenge goes on trial, then he can move on and forget all about her.

She has other plans.

No matter how much Lexi insists she doesn’t need a bodyguard, especially not one as mercurial as Kevin, she might be exactly what he needs. Because despite his best efforts, the spunky girl with a smart mouth and reckless streak awakens something in his heart that he thought was lost. But what if the real danger to Lexi, is Lexi?

***Note:  This book was provided to the Book Hookup by the publisher via NetGalley but that did not in any way influence this review!

Ana will put No One’s Hero on her second shelf!!

I need to start this with a couple of confessions.  First, I didn’t realize when I started this book is that it’s the second one in a series.  It’s not necessary to read them in order but, in 2nd Shelftruth, I would have been slightly less confused if I had read the first book.  I would have better understood the situation that these characters were facing and spent less time wanting more details.  However, my second confession is that, even with my periods of confusion at the beginning, I still enjoyed this book very much.

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Cover Reveal – Breaker (Ondine Quartet #4) by Emma Raveling

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This is the cover reveal for Breaker by Emma Raveling,

the fourth book in the Ondine Quartet,
an upper Young Adult Urban Fantasy series.
Ana loves this series and can’t wait to read this book!!
Check out her reviews herehere…and here!

But first…the cover……

Breaker
About the Book:
War. Prophecy. Freedom.
She fought for herself.
She fought for friendship and love.
Now, Kendra Irisavie fights for the survival of her world.

 
War rages on, leaving no one untouched. Destruction rips through elemental communities and terror flourishes in its wake. Suspicion soars, order fractures, and loyalties crumble despite Kendra’s desperate attempts to protect everyone she holds dear.
When an organized Aquidae army launches a series of merciless assaults, Kendra and her friends set out to end the bloodshed once and for all. With the fate of elementals hanging in balance, the Shadow and sondaleur hunt each other down in a brutal match of cunning and will.
Kendra has trained for this her entire life. But in a ravaged world where trust is scarce and no life is sacred, she soon realizes her battle may be against an invincible enemy and that her darkest days lie ahead.
Twists and turns shape her harrowing odyssey, leading to a stunning climax that challenges everything she believes in.
Torn between destiny and autonomy, Kendra must finally decide whether the cost of freedom is too high.
Heartbreaking decisions, turbulent alliances, and shattering revelations collide in Breaker, the explosive conclusion to the Ondine Quartet.

Cover Reveal! After the Rain by Renée Carlino

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You guys, I LOVE Renée Carlino.  LOVE. I will read anything she writes. Here's the cover for her upcoming release, and it's gorgeous! Title: After the Rain Author: Renée Carlino Publisher: Atria Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster) Published: November 11, 2014 Genre: New Adult Contemporary Synopsis: From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Undone (Unbreakable #2) by Rebecca Shea

Title: Undone Author: Rebecca Shea Series: Unbreakable Publisher: self-published Published: February 19, 2014 Genre: New Adult Contemporary Synopsis: I’ve found it’s easier to share my body but not my soul. I need no one, yet I crave her. Self-assured and independent, she doesn’t need me—but she wants me, and undeniably I want her too. At war with myself as I battle the secrets of my … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Cover Reveal – From the Inside Out by S.L. Scott

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From the Inside Out is a brand new 4 part serial from New York Times Bestselling Author S.L. Scott Here are the AMAZING covers for Scorned and Jealousy - Part 1 & 2 of the serial   Part 1: Scorned - Aug 18       Part 2: Jealousy – Sept 8    About the serial: We shared a love that regulated every heartbeat and every breath we took. It was all encompassing. I … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Jane’s Harmony (Jane’s Melody #2) by Ryan Winfield

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Title: Jane's Harmony Author: Ryan Winfield Series: Jane's Melody Publisher: Atria (Simon & Schuster) Published: August 5, 2014 Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Synopsis: Starting over is hard to do. That’s what forty-year-old Jane McKinney learns when she quits her job, sells her home, and leaves Seattle behind to start a new life and pursue the man she loves in Austin. … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Release Day Celebration! Before You by Amber Hart

We're so excited to celebrate the release of BEFORE YOU by Amber Hart from Kensington Teen! This multicultural romance has us swooning! check out my review here  Synopsis:  Some say love is deadly. Some say love is beautiful. I say it is both.Faith Watters spent her junior year traveling the world, studying in exquisite places, before returning to Oviedo High School. From the outside her … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief #1) by Livia Blackburne

  Title: Midnight Thief Series: Midnight Thief, Book One Author: Livia Blackburne ♠ @lkblackburne Expected Publication: July 8, 2014 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Genre(s): Young Adult ♠ Fantasy ♠ Paranormal Source: NetGalley/publisher Summary from Goodreads: Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Carnage (Carnage #1) by Lesley Jones

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Title: Carnage Author: Lesley Jones Series: Carnage Publisher: self-published Published: February 14, 2014 Genre: New Adult Contemporary, Coming of Age Synopsis: I love him, from the instant I set eyes on him when I was just 11 years old I have loved him and nothing will ever change that, he owns me, he owns my heart and he owns my body and no matter how many lies are told, no matter how … [Continue reading & get hooked!]