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❈ Huge thanks to HarperCollins for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a fair review ❈   Title: Like Water Author: Rebecca Podos Release Date: October 17th, 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary, Romance Content Warning: Illness, D slur, some Homophobia Synopsis: In Savannah Espinoza’s small New Mexico hometown, kids either flee after graduation or …

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Title: Alex, Approximately Author: Jenn Bennett Release Date: April 4th 2017 Publisher: Simon Pulse Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Content Warning: Guns, Death, Past Stalking, PTSD Synopsis: Pitched as a teen version of You’ve Got Mail, Alex, Approximately follows Bailey “Mink” Rydell, who is developing a crush on her online film geek friend “Alex”. Soon after Alex invites …

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Title: Wild Beauty Author: Anna-Marie McLemore Release Date: October 3rd 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Magical Realism Pages: 320 Synopsis: For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, …

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Title: The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys #2) Author: Julia Quinn Publication Date: May 30th 2017 Category: Adult Genre: Historical Romance Pages: 384 Synopsis: With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses …

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❈ Huge thanks to Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a fair review❈ Title: Saints and Misfits Author: S.K. Ali Release Date: June 13th 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary Pages: 338 Content Warning: Attempted Rape Synopsis: How much can you tell about a person just by looking at them? Janna Yusuf knows …

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Title: Talk Sweetly to Me (Brothers Sinister #4.5) Author: Courtney Milan Publication Date: August 18th 2014 Category: Adult Genre: Historical Romance Pages: 109 Synopsis: Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through …

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❈ Huge thanks to Berkley Publishing Group for providing me with an ARC❈ Title: Merely a Marriage Author: Jo Beverley Release Date: May 30th 2017 Category: Adult Genre: Historical Romance Pages: 384 Synopsis: As England mourns the death of Princess Charlotte, Lady Ariana Boxstall has another succession in mind. Her brother, Norris, is a strapping young man, but he’s also happily …

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Title: I Believe In a Thing Called Love Author: Maurene Goo Release Date: May 30th 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 336 Synopsis: Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s …

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❈ I received an ARC of The Love Interest from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group in exchange for a review ❈ Title: The Love Interest Author: Cale Dietrich Publication Date: May 16th 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Thriller, LGBT Pages: 384 Synopsis: There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people …

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Title: The Upside of Unrequited  Author: Becky Albertalli Release Date: April 11th 2017 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 338 Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. …

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