Friday, May 30, 2014

Review: The Treatment by Suzanne Young

The Treatment (The Program, #2)
The Treatment (The Program #2) by Suzanne Young 
Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”
How do you stop an epidemic?
Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.
Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?
Publishes in US: April 29th 2014 by Simon Pulse
Genre: YA Scifi
Source: library
Series? The Program #2

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    I wanted to read The Treatment because I really enjoyed The Program. At this point, I don't remember a whole lot except I loved Sloane and James as a couple. The chemistry and the way they were so comfortable and open with each other was great to read about. Also, the issues of mental illness and suicide, bringing up questions like what is normal? What's risky behavior? Can suicide be prevented with erased memories? And then there was the whole mystery of Realm, the guy who protected Sloane and seems to have a few answers where everyone else only seems to have questions. 
    The Program erases the memories of teens, and they are considered cured. But its cruel and when you come out, huge pieces of your life are missing. So, Sloane and James are on the run. I know there is a whole sector of us who really don't enjoy the on the run books that seem to follow this sort of story line. I have liked the first books more by a huge margin in these cases, but went in hopeful that it would be different. 
     James and Sloane are together just as I remember them in the first. They have questions and they are found by the rebels and they hope to bring the Program down. They have one single pill that Realm said could bring back lost memories, but Sloane is afraid of the risk of death, and James won't take it because it is Sloane's and he wants her to. So they keep it while they are newly joined with the rebels and getting the lay of their land. I think that the point they are meant for each other and seem to be destined to be together. 
     Realm. Oh my gosh. He annoyed me so much and I hated him most of the time. But he does do a lot, he's saved people and gives a lot. He gives so much to Sloane even if he's kept a lot from her that she doesn't remember. His lies and secrets as well as some of his advances made me want to smack him. I really think the love triangle thing could have been cut out. I know that he's offered a lot to Sloane as well as given them leverage and also the pill. And I know that him loving her is the perfect stage for it, and Sloane would have to have had some feelings for him or he'd have no reason to help. But still, I just wish that it didn't exist so that there would be no doubts on the love between Sloane and James, because for me that has been some of my favorite aspects of these books. 
     There were other characters that were introduced as well as repeat performances from some old buddies. I liked Dallas especially, she is such a fighter and survivor, even if she can be stand-offish and cold at first, but she has to let others gain her trust and she has more than enough reason for the way she is. 
     The whole premise is chilling, and I like the reveals in this book, and what is finally done to take down The Program. Call it a spoiler if you want, but really, what else can you expect going in. The way they succeeded and some of the people that helped as well as some of the people who ended up working against them were twists and surprised me at times. Other characters you just got what you expected, and that's great to add some balance. This series has been laced with tragedy and sadness, but I think that the romance, devotion, friendship, fierce fight for freedom and to survive in general seems to balance the scales and while I felt for and with the characters, it didn't leave me depressed. 
     The ending was satisfying but I think a few things were a little rushed. It is not perfect ending, and it doesn't give each character a HEA, but I have enough that made me happy, and have hope for Sloane as well as her love for James. 
Bottom Line: Satisfying ending to exciting and romance laced duology.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you take a pill to get back your memories if chances are it could kill you? 
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Book Blast: Labrinth Society: The Versailles Vendetta

Silhouette of a horse carriage and a medieval castleLabyrinth Society: The Versailles Vendetta
When 12 year-old Mia Cornell is sent to live at the Tarpley Estate, her ninth foster home, she has no idea what she's in for. Having a kind but mysterious foster mother and three quirky foster sisters is all well and good. Discovering that her new family is a secret society—they use a portal in their garden labyrinth to travel the globe seeking lost art, artifacts, and OSOs (objects of supernatural origin)—is something else entirely.

Mia barely has time to wrap her head around the truth when the Society's latest job, tracking down Marie Antoinette's necklace, goes sideways. Mia and her new siblings—Tomi, the historian; Devon, the hacker; and Lily, the muscle—must use their wits, plus a few cool OSOs filched from the Society's vault, to stay a step ahead of a sinister enemy from their foster mother's past. But just how far back does Mrs. Tarpley's past go? And will Mia stand by her new family or cut and run when they need her the most?

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Angie Kelly is the pseudonym of a former member of the Labyrinth Society. When she’s not writing about her adventures, or reading about other people’s adventures, she’s busy traveling the world and indulging her inner twelve year-old. Although she was last sighted lurking around the British Museum after hours, her current whereabouts are unknown.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review: My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter

My Best Friend, Maybe
My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
Colette has been bored and lonely ever since her best friend, Sadie, dumped her the summer before they stared high school. She tries to be perfect for everyone left in her life: her parents, her younger brothers, her church youth group, even her boyfriend, Mark. But Colette is restless. And she misses Sadie.
When Sadie tells Colette that she needs her old friend to join her on a family vacation to the Greek Islands, one that leaves in only a few days, Colette is shocked to hear their old magic word: need. And she finds herself agreeing.
Colette tries to relax and enjoy her Grecian surroundings but it’s not easy to go on vacation with the person who hurt you most in the world. When the reason for the trip finally surfaces, Colette finds out this is not only a fun vacation. Sadie has kept an enormous secret from Colette for years...forever. It’s a summer full of surprises, but that might be what Colette needs .

Publishes in US:  June 3rd 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genre: YA contemp
Source: Bloomsbury via Netgalley 
Series? No

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    I wanted to read this because it sounded like a nice summer read, and also based on friendship. I wanted to find out what happened between their friendship and what it is that Sadie has been keeping from Colette.
    The story is mostly told in Collette's present, but she does have sections that go back to when her and Sadie were such close friends as kids. It is nice to get these glimpses of how they were together and that they had a long history as best friends. It also makes me relate with Colette even more because it shows me what she is missing in her life. 
    Where we start with Colette's story there is so much change going on. She is supposed to go on a summer mission trip with her straight and narrow chaste boyfriend Mark, who is graduating and going to college while she will be in her senior year. One of her current closest friends, Luisa is applying for a senior year abroad. So, after being dumped by Sadie (as she sees it) those are the closest people to her because even though she has a lot of people in her youth group and town that she knows she isn't really close to them. 
    When Sadie approaches her about the summer in Greece, Sadie says yes right away, surprising them both. But then she is waivering on if she can go, if her parents would approve, and what about her planned and fund raised trip to Costa Rica? She isn't sure about that status of her future with Mark. This began the process that continued through the book of Coley (her nickname) realizing who she really wants to be instead of playing a balancing act from the "Good Colette" that her parents and their high expectantions and moral/religious values weigh on her. On the other side she wants to break out the brave/fun Coley that says yes to trips and wants to get to the bottom of the seperation with Sadie. 
     I actually didn't guess Sadie's secret until a little before Coley herself found out. I guessed a lot of things, things that could actually make an interesting story if it were the secret, but finally all of the "you don't know" and the judging/downer/mean looks from others. Sadie's side of the story actually makes a lot of sense and I could see how she could have percieved everything that happened, but I also feel for Coley. Over time she lost her best friend and the fun and lightness from her life. 
    But she realizes that she needs to open up and let others in more, as well as make decisions for herself based on feelings, on facts and not on expectations. I ended up enjoying her talks with her father, because even though he has the same beliefs as her mom, I think that he goes about showing them better. Yes, there is talk of religion, but Coley isn't quite sure I don't think, she's just grown up with the background, and in church, so she is a little more towards the conservative because of her upbringing. But Coley's mom is the more vocal and pushes it to Coley as well. I know that, as a christian mom, she wanted to protect Coley, and wanted to pass along what she believes and values. But... the makes mistakes, but I also liked that she finally admitted she was wrong how she handled things and was more willing to actually listen to Coley. So, it is really one of the first times I can think of where a parent shows such growth. 
    The romance is nice, although at times, I think it is coming close to stepping into areas that make me a little mad. (There is semi-cheating, dishonesty/secrets.) I know that Mark is a good guy and he will be great boyfriend, but I just think that he and Coley hid too many things from each other, and they were just comfortable together, it was accepted, but I don't think that they were really in love, and didn't have the chemistry that Coley for sure desired. There is another guy that comes into the picture, and their chemistry and eye flirting as well as him being semi-forbidden made my toes curl, but I also think it taught Coley a lot. 
     I like the direction and the emphasis on friendship, and second chances, as well as actually verbalizing problems instead of making big decisions and actions based on assumptions. Where they ended up and how things looked for the future really fit the book, and I was satisfied with the wrap up. But mostly I love the hope for the future, for new things, maybe even a sequel, hint hint Ms Carter. But even if I don't get more of their stories or romance, then I like where it ended. 
Bottom Line: Story of Colette discovering who she is as well as big emphasis on friendship and second chances.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever majorly drifted from a childhood friend? Did the gap remain or ever reconcile? Or do you still have friends from childhood?
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday, WoW

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. I also feature books that may have already released, but I am anxiously waiting to read.

This week, I'm featuring:
My Last Kiss
What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy? 

Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss—the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died—is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn’t a suicide as everyone assumes. She can’t remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she’s worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend. 

If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she’ll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made—good and bad—that led to her last kiss.

Bethany Neal’s suspenseful debut novel is about the power of first love and the haunting lies that threaten to tear it apart.

Releases: June 10th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

What are you waiting on?

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review: Third Degree by Julie Cross

Third Degree
Third Degree by Julie Cross
Fans of Monica Murphy and Tammara Webber will savor this New Adult novel—a story about coming of age in the heat of the moment—from Julie Cross, the internationally bestselling author of the Tempest trilogy.
I used to be “Isabel Jenkins, child prodigy.” As lame as that sounds, at least it was an identity. But now I’m not sure what I am. I just failed the most important exam of my life—the emotional readiness test required to get into a medical residency program—and it turns out my parents can’t stand each other. Now I’m trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces of my life, and that means re-enrolling as a college freshman, but this time I’m shutting the books and majoring in being eighteen.
But so far, my roommate hates me and I’m not into the party scene. The only good thing about school has been getting to know my insanely hot RA. Marshall Collins makes me wonder about everything I missed while I was growing up too fast. Pretty soon we’re hanging out constantly, but for the first time, I find myself wanting more than a no-strings-attached physical relationship. And the lesson I really need is one Marsh definitely can’t teach me: love. Because I’m going to be alone forever if I don’t learn fast.


Publishes in US: March 25th 2014 by Flirt
Genre: NA contemp (yes, another one. If you are burnt out or don't like NA, this probably isn't for you)
Source: Netgalley
Series? No

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    I wanted to read this because my attention went to the medical student and I love medical drama, it makes my heart happy. I loved ER, love Grey's, and although Izzy is going to college to learn to fit in to keep practicing medicine, you can tell it is written on her DNA and she can't help herself but be nerdy. 
   Nerdy girls make me happy. She is hardcore smart and did everything at an accelerated pace, but now she is told she doesn't have empathy and that she isn't connecting her delivery to patient care, so off she goes to "regular" college to experience some of the life she missed because of school work. She is so awkward and it makes for some pretty blush inducing and interesting situations, making me laugh and feel for her at the same time. 
    She slowly learns how to interact with her peers, and she has the help of her hot RA Marsh. He is certainly swoon-worthy because they have an intense chemistry causing feelings for Izzy that she isn't sure what to do with. She's done the affairs, the benefits, but no real boyfriends persay. So, they flit on that forbidden line because as an RA he isn't supposed to cross the friends line, and she is frustratingly smart and something in him is turned on and drawn to help her. 
    After a bad start (not to mention hilarious and embarrassing) with her roomate, Marsh manages to get Kelsie on board with helping Izzy. Marsh knows Izzy's full story but she isn't telling anyone that she was a medical intern, so the cover story is that she was homeschooled to cover up the social awkwardness. But Marsh grew up in the same town and had Izzy's mom as a teacher so he knew about prodigy child from the start, and he keeps in on the DL for Izzy. 
    The chemistry was amazing and overall fun and fast NA read. The twist in this one did surprise me though. I liked that it was more the guy that had some vulnerabilities and weaknesses. It didn't show in his character, he still put others first, was a family guy, and always put forward his best foot and tried his best at school. Marsh loved hard, but his secret broke my heart. Maybe I should have seen it coming with Izzy being a doctor in training and all.
   With the medical stuff involved Julie handled subject very well, it can be embarrassing and debilitating, but I think that she handled that well. It gave details, but not enough to freak anyone out or gross out (unless pretty squeamish). 
    I liked how everything wrapped up as well as the epilogue. I would have liked a little more closure from the epilogue I think, if it is going to be there, then give me a wrapped in a bow ending, but that could just be me. 
Bottom Line: The chemistry was amazing and overall fun and fast NA read with a twist that surprised me.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Did you know as a kid what you wanted to be when you grew up? Is that what you are or related?
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

The Truth About Alice 
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault. Now the only friend she has is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it. Told from the perspectives of popular girl Elaine, football star Josh, former outcast Kelsie, and shy genius Kurt, we see how everyone has a motive to bring – and keep – Alice down.

Publishes in US: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Genre: YA contemp
Source: MacMillan via netgalley
Series? No

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    I wanted to read this one because I wanted to know the truth behind what happened as well the motives to (possibly lie) and bring down Alice. 
     The way that Alice's stiffer was told was pretty unique, again a bullying story that sticks out because of the way it is presented. I think it would have been nice tho get more of Alice point of view but if we did then I think the story wouldn't have stood out just another in the sea of bullying tools from first perspective. And I know I might sound a little cold but don't get me wrong they are necessary and powerful stories but there are several and it makes it more challenging to me personally when I get to know some of the other characters involved because I know their motives and the hard things going on with then. Not that it gives then any excuse for talking negatively about another person and then trying to keep then down. 
         The first of the four characters that made an impression on me was Kelsie. I was always more of what Elaine described Alice as before the incidents, middle of the road, except instead of being on the edge of the popular gang, I felt I got in more with the outcasts or the other middle. So I had a lot of friends like Kelsie was before she moved. I honestly can't imagine moving and then spiking in popularity. But it was hard to hear his honest she was. While I did appreciate that she wasn't lying to herself butt if was hard to suggest that she used to be best friends with Alice and then assist the party knowing that Alice was being put down and it wasn't considered cool or okay when she got implicated in the car accident, Kelsie decided to side with the others at school. And through the story especially at the very end, she is also the character who I think grew the most. I understood more and more that she was so afraid and that effected every thing she did, and that made me be able tho get over the mean things she did and be able to relate to her. Well, I know I said get over what she did, I never forgot about it but I could see around it. 
     All of the other characters had their unique voice and way of seeing and relating tho Alice. At first I didn't quite get and appreciate each because I wanted tho get to the bottom of the story but as the plot got thicker I really saw the answers, through the lies tho the truth, no matter how ugly or hard.
      Josh was Brandons best friend, and through him we see the accident as well as some of the story behind what happened at the party and see Brandon through other' eyes. One thing I want sure of is if he was gay or bi. Some of his actions and the way he describes Brandon at times makes me wonder. Speaking of, the romances seem to all take a back seat. Though Josh talked about girls it was never a focus. It was more friendship and what that looked like. I loved when Josh was remembering Brandon and was able tho recognize his flaws but still see through them. It was also a carried over theme with Alice and kelsie, how they used tho be best friends and then the gradual dissolving of it. We also focus on ke'll kelsies relationship with her mom and how she wishes it was different. She wanted more from her... emotional support and physical comfort of a hug. From Elaine, who by the way was my least favorite of the four. I didn't hate her or anything, it is just harder for me to relate to her because she was always in the popular crowd. From her though we get her relationship with her mom. She wanted to be her friend but also pressured her to ssh hi things like weight watchers with her and Elaine had to learn to stand up for herself.
   And finally we get to Kurt. He was a boy genius and didn't really fit into their then. He was happy for the most part to be ignored and it gave him more time to read and study. He is the ultimate nerd and he stole my heart. He accepted people for who they were and he had a secret, knowing the truth behind one of the many lies about Alice through a semi friendship with one of the characters. It was mostly kept on the down low which is why no one would suspect he knew the truth. I love that befriends Alice when she was at a low and all of the rumors were at their highest. He had a crush on her for the longest time and I was cheering for him when he finally got up the courage to initiate. Through him we get sort of a view into how Alice is handling everything as their friendship grows. 
    I think that the ending was well shove. I plot down the book emotional but with a smile on my face. At several points I was pretty unsure how it was possibly going to wrap up in any way that would satisfy me but she managed it.  The story was paced very well and I didn't want to stop reading because it was a character driven story and I knew their would be events and things to make the characters realize more about themselves as well as uncovering the truth about Alice. 

Bottom Line: character driven story uncovering the truth about Alice through multiple perspectives.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Has anyone ever tools a lie about you ?  How did it turn out?
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Giveaway and Guest Post: No Alligators in Sight by Kirsten Feldman

No Alligators in Sight by Kirsten Feldman
In this coming of age novel, Lettie and Bert squeak by in a tiny town on Cape Cod, one parent an alcoholic and the other absent. After a string of bad decisions on Lettie’s part, their father ships them to their barely remembered mother for the summer, where they will learn hard lessons about themselves, their family, and their future by way of the Florida swamp. Throughout Lettie keeps her biting humor flowing, her razor-sharp pen at the ready, and her eye on her quest for a “normal” life.
A quick visit with Kirsten Feldman, author of No Alligators in Sight
What is one thing you would tell your 15-year-old self?
Sometimes the things that seem most important, like your friends at that moment, turn out to not be important at all in your life later, and the things that just seem like a drag, like your family, turn out to be everything.

Is there anything else you want to add or say to your readers?
Reading can help you figure out what’s important in your life.  Books take you away to every corner of the world that you might otherwise never see.  I hope my book gives a window into a life maybe different from yours in huge ways or maybe small, but a life worth investigating, just like yours.
Lightning round: this or that?
Vanilla or chocolate?  chocolate
Video or Board Games?  board
Summer or Winter?  summer, baby, always summer
Edward or Jacob?  pretty much anything but Twilight at this point
Hockey or soccer?  hockey
Ebook or paper?  paper
Salty or sweet?  salted dark chocolate with nuts, now we’re talking
Beach or mountains?  beach
Phone call or email?  phone if it’s someone I care about; email otherwise
Early bird or night owl?  early, early bird
Dog or cat?  cat
Messy or neat?  super neat
Ninjas or pirates?  pirates all the way
Brief Author Bio
I grew up on Cape Cod and the Connecticut shoreline and now live outside of Boston, much too far from the ocean and the sand. Reading and writing have played a central part in my life both personally and professionally. I am rarely without a book in my hand. 

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post, Bought Borrowed and Bagged

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews,  check it out and sign up  here
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Bought, Borrowed, & Bagged is a weekly meme, hosted by TalkSupe, where I share with you the books I have bought, borrowed, or bagged. Link up here.

What I read:
Third Degree
source: netgalley
Take Back the Skies
source: netgalley
The Truth About Alice
source: netgalley

 Thank you Harper Collins!

Last Week on the blog:
Red at Night
free on amazon
Nova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova, #3)
Source: Grand Central via Netgalley
Reborn (Shadow Falls: After Dark #1)
Source: St Martin's Griffin via Netgalley 
Whisper to Me (Between Breaths, #3)
Source: Netgalley

My week: Super busy. I have been stressed because I have requested or been sent way too many books. I have left them right to the publication date, and have review after review scheduled and reading the books the night before. Then I get sent books that I didn't request, and I feel bad that I will not get to them, or that I haven't read the first in the series, or just plain not interested. I try to at least post them here, but having a hard time keeping up with that too. Hate to complain about free books, but I feel responsbile and that I made a committment. I don't want to get burned out though, so some of it may start to get pushed back or say no more often.
My knee has been getting better, but I still have a limp and its effecting my back and neck and causing a bit of a fibro flare. I am considering asking for a handicapped tag, and I feel like my hubby isn't really supportive of that or the disability application process.

What are you reading? Any of my books new to you or have you read any of my books? If so, what did you think?
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Review: Red at Night by Katie McGarry

Red at Night
Red at Night (Harlequin More Than Words) by Katie McGarry
In Red at Night, Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She's the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He's a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella's favorite refuge…the local cemetery.
Stella knows she should keep her distance—after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah's friends. Once he's sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won't have time for her anymore. Too bad she's already fallen for him.


Publishes in US: April 1st 2014 by Harlequin Special Releases
Genre: NA contemp
Source: free on amazon
Series? Harlequin More Than Words

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    I wanted to read Red at Night because I have really enjoyed everything by Katie McGarry and wanted to know what would make two teenagers hang out in cemeteries. 
    Stella has a rough upbringing and she finds comfort in being there, where no one makes fun of her.When Jonah appears day after day at the cemetery where she frequents, they both are curious about each other. I can't imagine the bullying and how Stella must feel to rather be around the dead. Also the pain that Jonah feels, the guilt, and not many people gets what he went through. 
    With a traumatic event like he experienced, a complete stranger, and how he had the bravery to do what people can't understand, putting themselves aside and doing something for a person in desperate need. 
     Their romance was sweet, and so was the novella, but I think it did the characters justice, and I think their issues were pretty well explored. 
    I loved the writing style and so far anything in this world that Katie has written I have enjoyed and will continue to read that one.
Bottom Line: Short but sweet.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Where is the weirdest spot you've hung out?
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