Saturday, July 30, 2016

Week 31 Review: Blood of the Demon

From Goodreads:
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL, MAN AND DEMON, SHE'S ABOUT TO FACE THE ONE THING SHE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SURVIVE.

Welcome to the world of Kara Gillian, a cop with a gift. Not only does she have the power of "othersight" to see what most people can't even imagine, but she's become the exclusive summoner of a demon lord. Or maybe it's the other way around. The fact is, with two troublesome cases on her docket and a handsome FBI agent under her skin, Kara needs the help of sexy, insatiable Lord Rhyzkahl more than he needs her. Because these two victims, linked by suspicious coincidence, haven’t just been murdered. Something has eaten their souls.

It's a case with roots in the arcane, but whose evil has flowered among the rich, powerful, and corrupt in Beaulac, Louisiana. And as the killings continue, Kara soon realizes how much there's still to learn about demons, men, and things that kill in the night—and how little time she has to learn it.

My Review:
I just absolutely loved reading this book! The first was so enjoyable, and I just really enjoyed this book! It was so awesome to spend more time with these characters and in this world! It's only the second book, but a lot has happened, and yeah, so great to read!

This book was pretty dark! There was dealing with the aftereffects of the past book, with her aunt's essence somewhere not in her body. And that Kara had been thought dead for 2 months. Yeah, those were kinda big things!

And essences were a pretty big thing in this book, seeing as someone or something was eating them. Besides that it was all pretty horrible, that's going to lead to some consequences in the future from the lack, in population numbers and overall health. Which sucks.

Really enjoyed how everything came together! There was a lot to learn, and not a lot of time to learn it, and dealing with everything was not easy! But she did it, and it worked out pretty well in the end, besides a few things!

Loved reading this book, and I can't wait to read the next book, though I'll probably have to, since August is for reading ARC's! But maybe, hopefully, I can squeeze in a few regular books!

Author: Diana Rowland
Series: Kara Gillian #2
Read: July 29th, 2016
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Loved the first book and I want to read more! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Bantam
Published: February 23rd 2010
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: Wild Things

From Goodreads:
Since Merit was turned into a vampire, and the protector of Chicago's Cadogan House, it's been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan's vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead…or both.

But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit's closest friends are caught in the crosshairs. Gabriel Keene, the Pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who—or what—could possibly be powerful enough to out-magic a shifter?

Merit is about to go toe to toe, and cold steel to cold heart, to find out.

My Review:
Another excellent book in this series! I loved reading it, seeing these characters again, and dealing with some more out of control messes, and yeah, some really interesting things happened, and I can't wait to read the next book!

So of course, the mayor is still being horrible about sup rights, and takes it the next step, and that causes a lot of problems. And involves them in their latest case of kidnapped supernaturals. And some revelations there that were really interesting!

Of course, there was a lot of snark, and some really awesome movie references, which were great! And inter-spaced with that was investigative work and romance and politics. Because she owed a favor, and she paid up, and that's going to be a big thing in the upcoming books, I can't wait to see how it's going to play out!

Enjoyed the ending so much, it wrapped up nicely a great twist and I'm not sure if that's the end of Seth Tate's story, but all in all, things are better than when they started, and the future looks pretty bright, even the challenge Ethan is going to be making!

Such a great, enjoyable book, and I can't wait to read more of this series! I've almost caught up to what's been currently published, yeah!

Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #9
Read: July 29th, 2016
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Published: February 4th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: Finding Perfect

From Goodreads:
How far will you go for perfection? 

For "Perfect Paige" Westfield, today is "D" Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test. With her dreams of Stanford, her reputation, and her parents' expectations at stake, Paige needs to find a way to save face before everything she's worked for goes up in flames.

Ben Franklin (yes, he's related) is from the wrong side of town, with the wrong clothes and the wrong kind of life. He also knows an opportunity when he sees one, and he'll be happy to tutor Paige—if she makes him into the kind of guy her best friend, the hottest girl in school, will date.

It's the perfect arrangement. And Paige is determined not even the inconvenient—and utterly imperfect—attraction simmering between her and Ben will ruin it…

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a lot of fun, and I've really enjoyed Kendra C. Highley's books, and this was another fantastic one! I'm so glad that it's now a series, so we'll be able to have another happy ending for Zoey!

This was a really fun book! To have an exchange of making him over so he'd be appealing for her best friend in exchange for calculus tutoring? What could go wrong with that? Of course, she's a better match for him, as they discover!

A good deal of this book is about the stress that Paige is under, to get good grades to get into Stanford, and then become a scientist/doctor like her dad. But she wants to help them in a more personal, one on one way. So yeah, that was going on!

For some reason, I though that they would deny themselves for longer. They did do it for about the middle of this book, but yeah, I'm glad that they got together-and we could see some drama there before things all worked out! So yeah, that was great!

Such a great, enjoyable book! I loved it, and I can't wait to read Defying Gravity!

Author: Kendra C. Highley
Series: Finding Perfect #1
Read: July 28th, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really fantastic, I love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Published: September 14th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: The Predicteds

From Goodreads:
Daphne is the new girl in town and is having trouble fitting in. At least she has Jesse… sort of. He wants to be more than "just friends," but there's something he's not telling her about his past. Something dangerous. When a female student is brutally attacked, police turn to PROFILE, a new program that can predict a student's capacity for violent behavior, to solve the case. As the witch hunt ensues, Daphne is forced to question her feelings for Jesse—and what she will do if her first love turns out to be a killer.

My Review:
So fantastic to read this book! It was real, and people were flawed! I enjoyed it so much, and I can't believe that it took me so long to getting around to reading it! I know I read a lot of books, but this one was just so easy to read and so enjoyable!

For some reason, I thought that this was set in the future. And apparently, I'm not alone in that, it's shelved in dystopia. But it's set around now, with school shooting. And PROFILE, which doesn't seem like something we can't have right now. So that was a good shock!

The way that people jumped on the PROFILE/predicted bandwagon, and wouldn't listen to the fact that maybe it's a bit early to do so because it's a new thing, wasn't really surprising. Things like school shootings scare people, and when people are scared, well, they're not the most rational! But it was still really frustrating, because it did a lot of damage!

There was two big things wrapped around the social commentary-romance and mystery. There was Jesse who acted oddly, and was a bit violent sometimes, but he was a pretty great guy. And then there was whoever beat up January. And I really enjoyed who it turned out to be, that wasn't expected!

Really enjoyed this book, so glad that I finally read it, it was really amazing!

Author: Christine Seifert
Read: July 28th, 2016
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a RR Book and a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Sourcesbook Fire
Published: September 1st 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Reviews: Wondrous Strange, Darklight, Tempestuous



17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn't believe in Faeries. Not unless they're the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, wishing is probably the closest she's going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that's what she thinks... In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelley's off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare's plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.

From Goodreads:
Much has changed since autumn, when Kelley Winslow learned she was a Faerie princess, fell in love with changeling guard Sonny Flannery, and saved the mortal realm from the ravages of the Wild Hunt. 

Now Kelley is stuck in New York City, rehearsing Romeo and Juliet and missing Sonny more with every stage kiss, while Sonny has been forced back to the Otherworld and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the remaining Hunters and Queen Mabh herself. 

When a terrifying encounter sends Kelley tumbling into the Otherworld, her reunion with Sonny is joyful but destined to be cut short. An ancient, hidden magick is stirring, and a dangerous new enemy is willing to risk everything to claim that power. 


Caught in a web of Faerie deception and shifting allegiances, Kelley and Sonny must tread carefully, for each next step could topple a kingdom . . . or tear them apart. 

With breathtakingly high stakes, the talented Lesley Livingston delivers soaring romance and vividly magical characters in Darklight, the second novel in the trilogy that began with Wondrous Strange.


From Goodreads:
"I don't love Sonny Flannery."
That's the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn't know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that's hidden deep underneath New York City.
But Kelley's not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she's got to find out who's after his magick—and how to use her own. She's got to uncover who's recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She's got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she's got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he's around Kelley.
The intrigue and romance that began with Wondrous Strange and Darklight come to a stormy head in Tempestuous, the breathtaking conclusion to Lesley Livingston's ravishing urban Faerie trilogy.

My Review:
Yeah, it was so awesome to read these books! It's been about 5 years since I last read them, and it was about time, now that the spin off series has been completed! Which I'm going to be reading next, yeah, which will be great, what with Fennrys Wolf in both series!
I loved diving into this world again, and being with these characters! They have a lot of adventures, with some pretty high stakes, and yeah, it was just so great to go along with them again! Some things I remembered, or partially, like Kelley's parentage, and others, I didn't, like Sonny's abilities. So lots of fun rereading these books!

It's like a roller coaster, the emotions that they got through! They love each other, but outside forces are tearing them apart, and all these things to deal with, and with Fae politics and deals and ways around lying!

Knowing that Fennrys Wolf makes a huge sacrifice in the end. And it was great to see him knowing who he is in this series, when he doesn't in the first book. I think he remembers in the end, but it's been so long, thus, reread! But yeah, so great to have that in this series!

Loved reading these books, they were fabulous, and I can't wait to read more! 
Author: Lesley Livingston
Series: Wondrous Strange #1, 2, 3
First Read: November 12th-13th, 13th, 13th, 2011
Reread: July 27th, 27th, 28th, 2016
Source: Ebook.bike, Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books! And Tempestuous is a End of Series 2016 Book!
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, HarperTeen
Published: September 22nd 2009, December 22nd 2009, December 21st 2010

Wondrous Strange:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Darklight:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars









Tempestous:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: Night of a Thousand Stars

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn returns with a Jazz Age tale of grand adventure 

On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat's wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing—she flees the chapel in her wedding gown. Assisted by the handsome curate who calls himself Sebastian Cantrip, she spirits away to her estranged father's quiet country village, pursued by the family she left in uproar. But when the dust of her broken engagement settles and Sebastian disappears under mysterious circumstances, Poppy discovers there is more to her hero than it seems. 

With only her feisty lady's maid for company, Poppy secures employment and travels incognita—east across the seas, chasing a hunch and the whisper of clues. Danger abounds beneath the canopies of the silken city, and Poppy finds herself in the perilous sights of those who will stop at nothing to recover a fabled ancient treasure. Torn between allegiance to her kindly employer and a dashing, shadowy figure, Poppy will risk it all as she attempts to unravel a much larger plan—one that stretches to the very heart of the British government, and one that could endanger everything, and everyone, that she holds dear. 

"Raybourn skillfully balances humor and earnest, deadly drama, creating well-drawn characters and a rich setting." —Publishers Weekly on Dark Road to Darjeeling

My Review:
Absolutely loved reading this book! It starts around the middle of City of Jasmine, and yeah, it was great to see these books come together! And that we got to go to Damascus again, and visit some new, and some familiar places, was really fantastic!

The fact that Poppy is a March, well, yeah, she's a lot like her aunt Julia, and I just loved reading her adventures! And that it started with her running away from her wedding, was just a perfect and hilarious place to start!

Loved the mystery and intrigue of this book! There was the search for Sebastian, which morphed into looking for the treasure while watching their backs from the rival-and deadly-group who was also looking for it!

Just absolutely adored everything from learning more about the Lost Boys group, to looking for the gold, to Gabriel being in this book to the romance between Poppy and Sebastian to how everything turned out in the end! Just really great, and awesome to read! I kinda had a suspicion, and when it turned out to be true, it was bittersweet, because I was right, but it wasn't a very good thing!

This book was utterly fantastic, and I think I need to reread, and read the novellas, of the Julia series, because Deanna Raybourns books are just so great!

Author: Deanna Raybourn
Read: July 26th, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded good, it's a Historical Fiction 2016 Book and a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Published: September 30th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: Savage

From Goodreads:
Sidney and her friends must race to find the origin of a storm that has hit their small island home—turning every animal into savage weapons—in this suspenseful thriller from New York Times bestselling author, Thomas E. Sniegoski.

The future is looking bright for Sidney Moore as she as she gets ready to leave the small island of Benediction behind for one of Boston's top veterinary schools. Only a few small bumps in the road to navigate before she can go—her father's recovery from a debilitating stroke, and her own guilt for ending her relationship with her high school sweetheart. But she's always been strong willed, and she's not about to let anything stop her from achieving her goals.

Now a storm is bearing down on Benediction, a hurricane that will bring devastating winds and rain, rising tides...and something else. Something deadly; something that will transform all the things that creep, crawl, and flutter into instruments of terror and death.

The future is looking bright for Sidney Moore…if only she can survive the storm...

My Review:
Reading this book was really fantastic! It was creepy, and a definite horror book, and it was just so enjoyable! There was a lot of gore, but not a lot about the pain, which was a good thing, because I kinda have a fainting sympathetic response to pain!

I enjoyed the way this story was told-we had Sidney as a main narrator, but we also got a bunch of other perspectives, and so we get to see more of what was going on. Of course, we lost some of them as they died, but then we got some new ones!

In a way, this reminded me of Zoo, the TV show based off the book (I haven't read the book, so I can only compare to the show) and with the animals working together-and the insects. Which is pretty creepy, and adding in that it follows the storm? Yeah, kinda good, kinda bad-know where it is, but that it's moving to more populated areas. And how they figure out what was going on, yeah, that was some good use of the information and skills available to them!

We knew there was something weird going on, with how they were behaving-and the one body that was animated after either death, or near death. And the silvered right eyes. But to find out what it was? That was just scary! But also interesting, and I'd like to explore it more!

Loved that ending, it leaves it open for another book, like, it's basically a cliffhanger ending, because they survived, but it's not over, not by a long shot! And yeah, I'd really love another book!

Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Read: July 25th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great! And it's a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: May 31st 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: The Sinner

From Goodreads:
I am a living ghost, a wanderer in search of my purpose and place… 

I'm a cemetery restorer by trade, but my calling has evolved from that of ghost seer to death walker to detective of lost souls. I solve the riddles of the dead so the dead will leave me alone. 

I've come to Seven Gates Cemetery nursing a broken heart, but peace is hard to come by…for the ghosts here and for me. When the body of a young woman is discovered in a caged grave, I know that I've been summoned for a reason. Only I can unmask her killer. I want to trust the detective assigned to the case for he is a ghost seer like me. But how can I put my faith in anyone when supernatural forces are manipulating my every thought? When reality is ever-changing? And when the one person I thought I could trust above all others has turned into a diabolical stranger? 

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book so much! I've loved this series from the beginning, and I've really enjoyed this second half of the series with her increasing abilities! Now the wait for The Awakening! Which is going to be pretty evil-there are a few big threads that will be tied up! And yeah, her relationship with Angus is better, if not as good as it was in the beginning, it is better than it was in The Visitor!

Taking place just over a year after The Visitor, this book continues the decent into darkness. Amelia meets another ghost seer which complicates an already completed situation where nothing is to be trusted, because all can be manipulated. Which just added another level to the terror/horror!

We learn more about the various secret societies-especially the ones that Devlin was obligated to join. Which really sucked, because they were in opposition to what Amelia is. The emotions are still there, but there's this between them, and it isn't going to be solved-or not-until the last book!

Really enjoyed this mystery! There were so many parts, and it was more like there were at least two puzzles going on at one time, and you had to figure out which puzzle the piece belonged to first before finding a place for it! Lots of complex and harrowing clues! So enjoyable to read!

Darius Goodwine was a part of this story, as well as his daughter, who has been in every other book, it seems. Hopefully, she's not in the last book, because after the events of this book, she deserves some time to heal!

I kinda thought that there was something else going on in the story of the deaths in the house she's staying up. There was just something hinky going on! So when that was all dealt with, yeah, another great part of this book!

Such a great book, fantastic ending, and there's still a good number of plot threads to tie off in the last book, and I can't wait for it!

Author: Amanda Stevens
Series: Graveyard Queen #5
Read: July 25th, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books and this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Mira
Expected Publication: September 27th 2016
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: Anything to Have You

From Goodreads:
Nothing should come between best friends, not even boys. ESPECIALLY not boys.

Natalie and Brooke have had each other's backs forever. Natalie is the quiet one, college bound and happy to stay home and watch old movies. Brooke is the movie—the life of every party, the girl everyone wants to be.

Then it happens—one crazy night that Natalie can't remember and Brooke's boyfriend, Aiden, can't forget. Suddenly there's a question mark in Natalie and Brooke's friendship that tests everything they thought they knew about each other and has both girls discovering what true friendship really means.

My Review:
I just really enjoyed this book! I enjoyed reading about Natalie-if she read books more like I did, then I think we'd be pretty good friends, both awkward, and not really party animals! And then there was the whole being with her best friend's boyfriend. Sticky and sucky situation!

This was the story of two girls who were best friends, who both liked a guy around the same time and one girl getting him. Fast forward about a year and a half, and the other girl hooks up with him, gets pregnant. While the girlfriend was starting something with another guy. Yeah. It was a bit complicated!

I enjoyed how the friendships between all these girls were shown, Natalie and Brooke weren't the only girls in this book, there was Alexa, and Bethany and Morgan. Natalie and Brooke were the main ones, and those feelings of jealousy and betrayal, of not keeping each other's confidences, yeah, I really enjoyed how that was dealt with! Neither girl always made the right decision, and that lead to some consequences and drama!

The way that this story as told, was pretty awesome! We got Natalie, at the start of her forced "take charge of senior year" and some of the events afterwards. Then we got Brooke, from when they were first meeting Aiden, to what Brooke was doing in the important moments of senior year, and then switching back to Natalie after the timelines matched up. Which made for a very satisfying ending! It was very sweet, and it all worked out in the end!

Really enjoyed reading this book, it was another fantastic Paige Harbison read!

Author: Paige Harbison
Read: July 24th, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded good, enjoyed her first 2 books, and it's a SAC 2016 Book!
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: January 28th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: Spare and Found Parts

From Goodreads:
You have never held a boy's hand

It's not easy to make friends when your heart ticks like a clock. Like a bomb. When your father is a genius who saved you—and many others—from a devastating virus with his invention of biomechanical limbs. When everyone expects the same revolutionary ideas from you.

You have never connected.

Not until you find that mannequin's hand on the beach.

The hand that gives you an idea.

If your father can build parts, why can't you build a whole person?

A whole person who understands you, when no one else does. Who could be the key to everything your society has tried to keep hidden and forgotten.

All life begins with a spark. But you aren't the only one who knows that.

Or the only one keeping a secret.

My Review:
I enjoyed this book! It was weird and quirky, and I enjoyed the way it was told, 3rd person for the present, and 2nd person for the past inching to the present, and there was a reason why it was that way, and that reason was amazing once you got to that part! But it was that  Adding in this post-apocalyptic world with bio-mechanical limbs, there was a lot of interesting things going on in this book!

It was kinda funny reading about the technology in this book, and finding and using the technology of pre-Turn, which is basically from now. Like iPods, and how they were described, yeah, pretty interesting!! Because they think pretty much everything is a computer. Which is a little sad, how much was lost! But I think what they really mean to be afraid of, is artificial intelligence, which her dad, Julian, agreed with me!

Or how they were like, deathly afraid of code, to the point where it was banned, and being by paper from before the turn, is a sacrifice to be made-because some of that paper could contain code. Which is a bit ridiculous, I'm pretty sure the majority of code isn't in paper format besides some exceptions!

There was a few mysteries in this book. Like what exactly happened to cause the Turn and the disease? And the favour that her father-and Nell by extension-owed the Kelly's. They were more background, only noticeable because they were strange, but unnoticed by the occupants because it was normal to them. And yeah, really enjoyed how everything turned out there!

Really enjoyed this book, and I'd love to read more by Sarah Maria Griffin!

Author: Sarah Maria Griffin
Read: July 24th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2016 Book, Sophomore Challenge Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Expected Publication: October 4th 2016
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 31 Review: The Female of the Species

From Goodreads:
Edgar Award–nominated author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and riveting contemporary YA novel that blends the unflinching honesty of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak with the relentless pacing and alternating perspectives of Gone Girl. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner.

Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn't feel bad about it.

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can't be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna's body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher's kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.

As their senior year unfolds, Alex's darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

My Review:
This book wasn't an easy one. It dealt with rape and murder, of violence to those who had committed some pretty horrific crimes. And that violence, since it wasn't real, we could understand and root for, and in real life, we're torn between "those people got what they deserved, the law couldn't/wouldn't work" and "you shouldn't take the law in your own hands." Yeah.

I enjoyed these characters, Alex with the broken family and the violence, Peekay or Claire, the Preacher's kid who was raised with good values and is testing the limits, Jack, knowing he hasn't always made the best decisions, but is trying to do better!

The depictions of the kids dealing with these subjects, rape, assault, and these situations was genuine. I could see teens acting like that in real life, it felt real. And the way that the adults acted with the subject, was intelligent and I hope there's more of these people in real life!

There were some really hard parts to read in this book. How some people were treated, but mostly, for me, the cases at the shelter. The animals were either mistreated, abandoned, or killed. And that was just horrible-I love my dogs, I plan to adopt from shelters, and yeah, those parts were hard to read!

I guess I should've known that there wasn't going to be a happy ending. After all, it starts with Alex killing someone. But on the whole, the world was better in the end then in the beginning, if missing a vital piece, it's still going on, and there's more awareness and understanding, less double standards, and girls sticking up for other girls! So that was great!

Absolutely loved this book, another fantastic Mindy McGinnis book, and I can't wait to read the next one! (Though I still have to read In a Handful of Dust!)

Author: Mindy McGinnis
Read: July 23rd, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing! And it's a SAC 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: September 20th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars