Showing posts with label sourcebooks fire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sourcebooks fire. Show all posts

Review: The Summer I Wasn't Me by Jessica Verdi

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Why I chose this book: At the beginning of this year I promised myself I would read more LGBT oriented books. I saw this book pop up in several conversations between book bloggers, so my interest was piqued. Furthermore, I already felt for the book, as I know many LGBTQ identifying people who come from religious backgrounds. 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 Summer I Wasn't Me by Jessica Verdi
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date: April 1, 2014
Format: Netgalley ARC
Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQ, Realistic Fiction
Buy: B&N || Amazon || Indiebound 

Synopsis:
Lexi has a secret.
She never meant for her mom to find out. And now she's afraid that what's left of her family is going to fall apart for good.

Lexi knows she can fix everything. She can change. She can learn to like boys. New Horizons summer camp has promised to transform her life, and there's nothing she wants more than to start over.

But sometimes love has its own path... (Goodreads)  

Review: My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Why I chose this book: I noticed this was a book that originated on Wattpad; a website  my co-author Amanda has a popular following on. I know that a few books have become popular on Wattpad and later received publishing deals, so I wanted to see what the hype was about. 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. 


Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date: March 1, 2014
Format: Netgalley ARC
Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction
Buy: B&N || Amazon || Indiebound 

Synopsis:
My Life with the Walter Boys centers on the prim, proper, and always perfect Jackie Howard. When her world is turned upside down by tragedy, Jackie must learn to cut loose and be part of a family again.

Jackie does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy! The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades-the perfect daughter. And then...

Surprise #1: Jackie's family dies in a freak car accident.

Surprise #2: Jackie has to move cross-country to live with the Walters-her new guardians.

Surprise #3: The Walters have twelve sons. (Well, eleven, but Parker acts like a boy anyway)


Now Jackie must trade in her Type A personality and New York City apartment for a Colorado ranch and all the wild Walter boys who come with it. Jackie is surrounded by the enemy-loud, dirty, annoying boys who have no concept of personal space. Okay, several of the oldest guys are flat-out gorgeous. But still annoying. She's not stuck-up or boring-no matter what they say. But proving it is another matter. How can she fit in and move on when she needs to keep her parents' memory alive by living up to the promise of perfect? (Goodreads)
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