How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Elizabeth Fields

Story: L is ready to enjoy the summer before she’s off to college. She and her best friend Leah have decided to make this the best summer ever. But it’s slowly turning out to be the same kind of summer from prior years. That is until they find out their favorite band Brick Party Sundae is touring through Texas. L and Leah decide the only way to make this an epic summer is to follow them on tour. On their journey to their best summer ever they learn a lot about themselves. But most of all they also are introduced to a side of each other they didn’t know, making them question their friendship.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 rocking stars

Review: Who does not want to follow their favorite band on tour? Actually Chelsea, one of our reviewers, got to experience this when she followed Phish one summer across the country. She said a lot of this book reminded her of what she went through. Including getting to see another side of her friends. This is another one of those books that really is YA and not an adult book trying to hide itself under the YA genera. L and Leah’s friendship is believable, and it’s great to see how it unravels. What they experience with their friendship is what most teenage girls go through when they are getting ready to go their separate ways after high school ends. This book is a great read. Elizabeth makes you feel like you’re also part of their journey. This another book you should add to your summer reads.

So, put on your favorite tunes and read How I Spent my Summer Vacation

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**We received this book for free as a lend by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

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The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer by Lisa Orchard

Story: Sarah is not happy that she has to spend her summer at her aunt and uncle’s house with her younger sister Lacey in a small town in Michigan. It is here Sarah meets Jackie and they quickly become friends. The girls begin to have fun playing the game truth or dare. It is during this game that Sarah is dared to go knock on the Cat Lady’s door. When no one comes to the door she decides to peek inside. It is here when she finds the body of the Cat Lady. The three girls quickly become suspects, which leads them to do their own investigation in order to clear their names. They call themselves “the super spies.” While doing their investigation they learn some horrible and tragic secretes, which will not only shock the characters but also the readers.

Our rating 4 out of 5 suspicious stars

Review: This book reminded us all of reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys when we were kids. At first we thought this book might be a little young for us, but before we knew it we were sucked in. There is enough suspense in this book that it makes it hard to put it down. You can’t wait to turn the page to see what happens next. We loved the relationship of the girls. Sarah and Jackie’s friendship, though shorts, seems like they’ve known each other all their lives. Sarah also becomes closer to her younger sister Lacey, which was nice to see. The Super Spies and the Cat Lady is quick read that will have you entertained from beginning to end.

So grab your detective hat and read The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer

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**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

For Always by Danielle Sibarium

Story: The book begins when Stephanie is fourteen years old. Stephanie thinks she doesn’t fit in, but most important she believes she’s a death magnet. She becomes friends with Jordan, who’s an eighteen year old senior. With Jordan’s friendship she begins to feel like she belongs. Stephanie falls for Jordan and only trusts him with the truth about her father’s death. Jordan also has feelings for her, but because of her age, he does not pursue her. Stephanie decides she will wait for him to be ready to see her as more than a friend. On the night of her prom, Stephanie realizes that being with Jordan is more possible than ever, but then a tragedy happens that threatens to destroy any chance of them being together. Jordan blames Stephanie for what happened and pushes her away. It’s now time for Stephanie to be there for Jordan and help him realize they do belong together.

Our rating: 5 out 5 emotional stars

Review: Wow! What an amazing, sad, and beautiful story. We loved that this book took place over a four-year period. It was nice to see the characters grow throughout the book, while still holding on to their inner insecurities that come along with being a teenager. Stephanie broke our hearts, and made us remember what it was like to be a teenager. Now as amazing as this book is it did frustrate us many times, but in a good way. One minute you want to yell at Stephanie and Jordan and the next you want to hug them. You’ll find yourself rooting for them to be together. Danielle is an awesome writer who had us laughing one minute and crying the next. We really hope there’s going to be a sequel.

So grab yourself a box of tissues and read For Always

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**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

On the Line by Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper

Story: Piper is a sixteen year old who is really good at fishing. In fact she’s a¬†celebrity in the island of Islamorada, which happens to be a small island off the coast of Key West in Florida. Piper really hasn’t had much experience with boys, but she doesn’t seem to care because she has her best friend Benny by her side. Now tourism hasn’t been good, which threatens her family’s fishing charter. Piper enters a major fishing tournament that has a grand prize of $25,000. She knows this money could really help her family. As Piper prepares for the tournament she is met with lots of obstacles that could side track her. Including her best friend, who begins to date a girl and keeps disappearing when strange things happen on the island. Then there’s Logan, the boy from Michigan who is not only interested in her for her fishing skills. He makes Piper and the reader’s heart beat a little harder.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 fishing stars

Review: We hate to admit that at first we weren’t too excited to read a book about a girl who likes to fish, but boy were we wrong. This is one of those books once you start reading you don’t want to put down. Every character is so well-developed that you feel as they are real and you actually know them. They are authentic teenagers and not adults pretending to be teens. Jackie also does an amazing job describing Islamorada and making it part of the story. At the end of the book we wanted to jump on a plane and go there. Hopefully we could run into our own Logan. This is a great summer read. Trust us!!!

So sit by the beach and read On the Line.

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**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

Our Boyfriends for the Month of May

April 30 to May 6

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Our first boyfriend for this month is Doug from Forget You by Jennifer Echols. Doug at first seems like the bad boy we should all stay away from, but pretty soon we get to see his soft side. How can you not fall for a guy with long lashes and a swimmer’s body. He is strong and vulnerable at the same time. If we ever lose our memory we hope we have someone like Doug to help us remember.

May 7 to May 13

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Our boyfriend for the 2nd week of May is flienne St. Claire from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. St. Claire might be short and have a girlfriend when Anna meets him but he still drives us wild. He’s a good friend, has good taste in music, and likes to go to the movies. What more do we have to say. It’s all the little things he does for Anna that makes our heart jump. He’s irresistible. Besides who doesn’t love a guy with an English accent.

May 14 to May 20

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Our new boyfriend of the week is Court from Hold on Tight by Maria E. Monteiro. Yes Court is the rich popular golden boy, but that’s not why we love him. He is kind and will go out of his way to get you tickets to see your favorite band. He’s also the type that will notice you when no one else has. He wants to spend all his time with you. Court is to die for and he’ll treat you like gold. If you haven’t read about Court yet you must!

May 21 to May 27

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Our new boyfriend of the week is Marcus from Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty. He is the bad boy gone good who will wear T-shirts with funny sayings that only you will get. He knows exactly the perfect gift to get you, and will sacrifice his happiness to make sure you’re happy. He’s smart, funny, and caring. Everything you can want in a guy. But if you want to get to know Marcus we suggest you read Sloppy Firsts, 1st.

May 28 to June 3

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Our last boyfriend for the month of May is Parker from Cross My Heart by Katie Klein. He’s the loner bad boy type that is hiding a secrete. He’s the perfect person to do your English project with. He’ll sneak up to your room and stop you before things can go too far. Parker is the bad boy you want to save, but then find out he’s actually saving you. And even after you find out his secrete you’ll forgive him because you’ve realized he’s captured your heart.