We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han is the third installment in The Summer I Turned Pretty series. The book begins with Belly and Jeremiah in a long term relationship and going to the same college. Jeremiah does something that makes Belly question the whole relationship. To make things better Jeremiah asks Belly to marry him. The wedding plans brings its own issues, including having Belly deal with the feelings she still has for Conrad. Belly finally picks who she will spend her life with.
Our rating: 5 out of 5 wedding stars
This was the perfect way for this great series to end. The love triangle of Belly, Conrad, and Jeremiah captured our hearts. We found ourselves shocked, happy, and even crying as we read this book. It was great to see how much all the characters grew throughout the three books. This is one of those series you want to read over and over again.
So go sit by the beach and read We’ll Always Have Summer.
April 2-8, 2012
Our very first boyfriend of the week for the month of April is Conrad from The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. Conrad is moody, but caring. He has all the right to be so sad. You must read the book to find out why he’s so sad and moody. We love the way he touches Belly’s hair when he’s drunk. No we are not crazy. Once again you must read the book to know what we are talking about. We love you Conrad, oh yes we do!
April 9-15, 2012
Our new boyfriend of the week is Will from Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott. Will is a player, who seems to have fun with many different girls. But deep down inside is a boy, who is caring, loving and ready to dedicate himself to one girl. Oh Will, we’ll sneak off to back of the mall with you anytime you’d like. If you haven’t read about Will yet, you must! He’s one of those characters that will get your heart pumping.
April 16-22, 2012
Our new boyfriend of the week is Jeremiah from It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han. A couple of weeks ago we picked Conrad but now it’s his brothers turn. In this book Jeremiah outshines Conrad. He treats Belly better and is not so moody. As much as we loved Conrad in The Summer I turned Pretty, in the second book it’s all about Jeremiah. He’s the one that’s makes us melt.
April 23-29, 2012
Our new boyfriend of the week is Eli from What I’ve Done by Jen Naumann. It’s hard to say why, without giving any of the surprises away. Let’s just say we picked him for his perfect eyes, hair, body, and heart. He looks after Lily in a way no one else can. He can make us drool in a way no other character has. You must get to know Eli.
His Kiss by Melanie Marks is the story about Ally, who happens to have her perfect life just right. Until one day when she is bribed by the bad boy Griffin to kiss him to save her boyfriend out. After that kiss Ally’s world turns upside down. All she can think about is the kiss and Griffin’s lips. She begins to obsess over “The Griff,” and even leaves him anonymous gifts. She needs to fight her inner battles to see if she should be with the bad boy.
Our Rating: 3 out 5 kissing stars
We thought this book was cute. It is what a lot of teen girls go through when dealing with someone they like (we are not too sure about the anonymous gifts, that was a little spooky.) We loved Griffin, he was well developed and had our hearts beating fast. On the other hand, we found ourselves annoyed with Ally. She was just a bit too insecure. Even when it was more than obvious that Griffin liked her, she was second guessing his feelings. This drove us crazy. We also did not like the ending, it seemed rushed.
So If you are looking for a quick cute read, pick up His Kiss by Melanie Marks.
What I’ve Done by Jen Naumann is about a 17 year old girl named Lily Rossow. The story starts off with her coming home from the hospital after trying to commit suicide, to her drug addict mother and little sister Rose. Her mother annouces they are moving to California, taking Lily away from her home only months before her graduation. It is in California that things change. Things that will challenge Lily. She will have choices to make as trying to keep her difficult past behind her. New strangers in her life will help her discover a secrete that will change her life forever.
Our Rating: 5 out of 5 secretive stars.
This was another one of those books we could not put down. The author does an amazing job drawing the reader in. Each character is so well developed. And as you discover the secret, which we cannot reveal, we guarantee your jaw will hit the floor. This book has everything, and will spark every emotion from the reader, from sadness to fear to love. By the way, did we mention this book is also equipped with two very hot guys: Gabe and Eli. Trust us, this book is a must read.
So, get ready to be surprised and read What I’ve Done
Hold on Tight by Maria E. Monteiro is a story about a girl named Emma who has just gone through a tragic loss. The book starts off at the end of her sophomore year. She is in a new relationship with Court, and is about to start her job at an amusement park named Fairland Park. It is at this park that she meets Nash, who turns her world upside down. She begins to battle her heart to see which boy she wants to be with. Making a choice is only the beginning of this story.
OUR RATING: 5 out 5 mind twisting stars
All four of us at Forever YA Fiction could not wait to read this book after watching her book trailer on YouTube. We are all suckers for a love triangle. We could not put this book down, and constantly kept calling each other to share our thoughts. We instantly fell in love with Court and were rooting for him, until we got to know Nash. All the sudden our hearts were split in two. We felt as if we were on an emotional roller coaster. It brought us back to being a teenager and feeling intense emotions that only teens can feel. Oh who are we kidding, so can many adults. Some of us even needed a box of tissues. Maria does a great job playing with your heart-strings. We can’t wait for the squeal.
So grab yourself a bowl of ice cream and read Hold on Tight
In Shirts and Shoes Not Required by Todd Strasser a group of strangers move into a house for the summer in the Jersey Shore. There’s Avery, who only wants to spend a romantic summer with her boyfriend Curt. Curt on the other hand, just wants to get a gig and make his band something he can invest in for his future. Then there’s Polly, who wants to loosen up and have some fun. There are four other characters who are all looking for something out of the summer.
OUR RATING: 1 out of 5 confusing stars
Okay we hate to give any book 1 lonely star, but with this book we couldn’t help it. Tell us if you’ve heard this story before, “This a is story of 7 strangers picked to live in a….” We really felt like we were watching an episode of The Real World in the Jersey Shore. We kept hoping someone from the Jersey Shore would show up to wake us up. Biggest issue we had with this book was it had way too many points of view. Each house member took over the story at random times without warning. Every time the story started getting good, the author would change the point of view to another character that was not involved in the plot at the moment. It was as if the author didn’t know how to resolve the climax that was happening, so instead would switch over to another character. It was way too confusing. We had to keep re-reading paragraphs to see who was telling the story.
Go watch an old episode of The Real World or the Jersey Shore and skip this book.