Showing posts with label new adult. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new adult. Show all posts

Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Monday, April 13, 2015
Why I chose this book:
All of you guys know how much of a CoHo fan I am. I will seriously read EVERYTHING this lady publishes. So needless to say, I read this book as soon as it was available via Amazon. Luckily I found the time to read it during spring break and utterly enjoyed it.


Confess by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
Format: Kindle
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
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Synopsis:
Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there's no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn't expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to love Auburn, but he can't seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin. (Goodreads)

New Adult Mini Reviews: Maybe Someday, The Deal, and Beautiful Oblivion

Monday, March 30, 2015







Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

All of you guys know how much of a CoHo fan I am. I have given five stars to every book of her I've read. I knew I needed to finally read the complementary novella, Maybe Not, before I started Confess, so I bought it and was ready to be blown away yet again... but sadly, that was not the case.

Though I actually liked Warren in Maybe Someday--I thought he was hilarious--but I felt like this novella could have been a little more integrated with Maybe Someday and it would have been even more amazing than it was. I feel like the sexiness of Warren and Bridgette's story would have been more evened out by Ridge and Sydney's love story. Warren and Bridgette's relationship is an odd one. It's based nearly entirely on sexual interest, but then there are some good moments and some really funny ones peppered through this novella that in my opinion kinda saves it. Even still, this book kinda fell flat for me. I felt like it was just more of a reason to write smut than anything else. I still love CoHo, it's just that this novella wasn't entirely my thing.

I gave this book 2 stars.

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Why I chose this book:
I have had the fortune of randomly deciding to buy Ugly Love this past summer, and ever since then, I have completely fallen in love with everything that is Colleen Hoover. She is my favorite contemporary novelist, and will most likely stay that way for a long time to come. Needless to say, I am slowly scattering her books throughout my TBR pile, and this week’s flavor was Hopeless.


Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: May 7th, 2013
Format: Kindle 
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
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Synopsis:
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever. (Goodreads)

Review: Be With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Monday, September 8, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I was told that Be with Me is the best of the series so far, so I decided to check it out. 


Be with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish Date: February 4th, 2014
Format: Kindle
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
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Synopsis:
Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not… (Goodreads)

Review: Wait for You by Jennifer Armentrout

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I originally bought this ebook when I was on a Jennifer Armentrout binge a couple months ago, but I never got around to reading it. Finally, I picked it up after having fallen head over heels for the New Adult genre (thanks goes to Colleen Hoover for that new found love). 


Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish Date: April 2nd, 2013
Format: Kindle
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
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Synopsis:
Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for… (Goodreads)

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Monday, August 11, 2014
Why I chose this book:
Immediately after finishing Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover, I had to get another one of her books, and that damn “Buy Now with 1 Click” button that Amazon puts on just the most tempting books (which happens to be all the books) just called my name… and loved every second of draining my already depleted bank account.


Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: March 18th, 2014
Format: Kindle
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
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Synopsis:
At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her--and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one... (Goodreads)

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
I have seen so many people raving about Colleen Hoover’s books for a while now, but since I was never much into the New Adult genre, I never really gave any of her books a second glance. I decided I would take a chance on her newest novel, Ugly Love, and I’m so glad I did because it brought me to my knees for all the feels it gave me. I loved this book, and I may even go so far as to say that Colleen Hoover may have just made me a contemporary genre convert. Did I mention that I just bought it yesterday afternoon and finished it within 5 hours?


Ugly Love 
by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: August 5th, 2014
Format: Kindle
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
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Synopsis:
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.

Love gets ugly. (Goodreads)

Review: Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Monday, June 16, 2014
Why I chose this book:
As most of you know, I don’t read enough contemporary novels, nor have a read many books in the NA category. After finishing a number of novels (more like binge reading), I decided to give some of her NA books a shot.


Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Publish Date: July 15th, 2013
Format: Kindle ebook
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic, Romance
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Synopsis:
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. 

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have. 

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one. (Goodreads)

Review: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
I have been on a Jennifer Armentrout binge. No lie. I think I have read 7 books of hers in a row, and I plan on reading more. This one piqued my interest because not only is it NA (which I really need to begin reading more of), but it is also a companion novel to the Lux series, which I really enjoyed. 


Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC
Publish Date: May 31st, 2013
Format: Kindle ebook
Genre: New Adult, Science Fiction, Paranormal
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Synopsis:
He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter? (Goodreads)

Review: The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian

Monday, March 17, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I saw a tweet about this from the author saying that this book would only be available on NetGalley for 24 hours. I decided I would give it a shot. The summary sounded intriguing, and it was part of the New Adult genre. This was my first dive into it, and I hope that this was just a bad representation. I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. 



The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian
Publisher: Penguin/ Intermix Books
Publish Date: March 18th, 2014
Format: Kindle ARC 
Genre: New Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
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Synopsis:
Evalyn Ibarra never expected to be an accused killer and experimental prison test subject. A year ago, she was a normal college student. Now she’s been sentenced to a month in the compass room—an advanced prison obstacle course designed by the government to execute justice.

If she survives, the world will know she’s innocent.

Locked up with nine notorious and potentially psychotic criminals, Evalyn must fight the prison and dismantle her past to stay alive. But the system prized for accuracy appears to be killing at random.

She doesn’t plan on making friends.

She doesn’t plan on falling in love, either. (Goodreads)
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