Battle of the Book Boyfriend (round 2)

This is the fourth match in round two in our battle to find the best boyfriend of the week from 2012. We will bring you a new match every three days. Each winner will move on to round three. So now enjoy our fourth battle of the book boyfriends in the second round. But first here is why we picked these three boyfriends:

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Alex is everything you should stay away from but everything you want. He knows how to kiss you just right that you’ll feel it in your knees. He’ll take you to places you were too scared to go. Alex will treat your sister right no matter what is wrong with her. He’s the kind of guy you want to save, but somehow he’ll end up saving you. Sure he’ll drive you crazy with his pride, but he’ll also drive you crazy with his looks. Alex is the bad boy who turns out to be really good.

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Drew might be dating another girl, who happens to be a twin, when you meet him but the way he looks at you will still make your heart skip a beat or maybe a couple beats. Drew won’t be thrilled to be a co-drum major with you but he’ll still work with you to be the best co-drum major out there. As much as you want to hate him you just won’t be able to. He’s not only gorgeous but also sensitive the perfect combination. He will listen to you complain about your parents and share his secretes with you. Drew is the kind of guy you can fall deeply in love with. Besides who can’t resist a guy that will make out with you on a tractor?

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Jordan is the type of guy that will start off as your friend. When he knows he’s too old for you he won’t try to take it any further than a friendship. Jordan doesn’t care if you’re the most popular girl in school or the prettiest. He will be there for you when you really need him. He understands you in a way no one else does. And when things do go bad he will be able to forgive you and himself to find happiness to be with you. Jordan is worth falling in love with. You don’t believe us, then read For Always to see how you feel about him.

 

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Battle of the Book Boyfriend (round 2)

Round two starts today in our battle to find the best boyfriend of the week from 2012. We will bring you a new match every three days. Each winner will move on to round three. So now enjoy our first battle of the book boyfriend in the second round. But first here is why we picked these three boyfriends:

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John After  is caring, loving, and even moody at times but we still love him. Especially his love for Meg. He is one cop we would love to pull us over.

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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.

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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.

A Vision of Green (Florence Vaine #2) by L

story: Since moving to Chesterport Flo has discovered new friends and a hidden world. After spending seventeen years as an Empath, thinking she was either delusional or very, very different, she has found others who are different too. She helped battle a coven of dark witches and watched as their leader got sent to her judgement. All now seems peaceful in her new town, but it’s not going to last. For one, Flo’s dad is back on the scene and has taken over her dead grandmother’s house with his new girlfriend. Dealing with him makes Flo think that maybe everyday people can be monsters too, as he blackmails her into giving up the one person she needs the most. Secondly, Flo hears a story about strange goings on in the nearby forest, and becomes obsessed with the magical things that might lie in its green depths. A Vision of Green is the second instalment in the Florence Vaine trilogy, where Flo finds herself yet again immersed in mystery, romance and things that are just a little bit scary. She will come across new adversaries, supernatural and otherwise, discover more about her own identity and grow in ways she had never anticipated.

Our review 5 out of 5 mythical stars

If ever there was a reason why you should check if your favorite authors have written anything new this book is it. We had no idea Ms. Cosway had put out the sequel to A Strange Fire until we checked it out on Amazon. We were shocked to see that not only this book was out but also many others, which have already been added to TBR list. Anyway, lets start by saying LH Cosway is a brilliant writer. She knows exactly how to bring you into this world of paranormal mixed with fantasy and mythology. We all agreed we had a hard time putting this book down. Florence is back standing stronger than ever with great friends around her. And let’s not forget about Frank. There is a reason why we picked him as our boyfriend of the week, we LOVE him. Things do turn when Flo’s drug and alcohol addict father comes back. Tears built in my eyes just thinking about this relationship. Experiencing something like this myself, at times it became difficult and scary to read the things her dad would say and do to Flo. I (Chelsea) personally felt like I knew exactly what Florence was going through. Sorry I had to let that out. Anyway, LH Cosway does an incredible job bringing the forest to life. We all felt like we were actually there and could see everything Flo does. The new mythical creatures are as or even more scary than the witches from the first book. What also made us love this book is how the characters from A Strange Fire continue to grow. They didn’t become stale or stay flat. We might have a new favorite (Josh). This book made us fall deeper in love, broke our hearts, made us hold our breath, and cheer. We are truly in love with this series and LH Cosway style of writing. We can’t wait for the next one.

So get ready for one amazing book and read A Vision of Green.

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Chasing Nikki (Chasing Nikki #1) by Lacey Weatherford

Story: Chase Walker’s life does a 180 after the death of his father. He goes from being a lovable athlete with a promising future to getting caught up with drugs and alcohol. Things go from bad to worse when Chase gets arrested. His mother decides to move him to Arizona to live with her father. It is here Chase meets Nikki and falls in love with her at first sight. Unfortunately, Nikki has given up on guys, especially athletes. Chase begins to chase her (this is where the title fits in). He finds everything he needs in Nikki. She helps him to become a better person.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 sobbing stars

Review: It’s been days since we finished reading this book and yet our eyes still tear up when we think about this story. Chase and Nikki are two great characters with so much depth. The romance in this book is beautifully done. We loved the make-out scenes that made us feel like a fly on wall. It was nice to see how Chase and Nikki help each other to overcome so much pain in their lives. The strength they both have is amazing. Nikki became one of our favorite female characters from the moment we were introduced to her. This story felt so real even with the fast pace. As we got closer to the end the box of tissues came out. We all agreed we couldn’t stop crying once we were done reading. For a minute we thought we were reading a Nicholas Sparks book. Now we must say the only reason this book got 4 stars instead of 5 stars is because of the epilogue. It took us for a turn that we aren’t sure we liked. With that said, we really enjoyed this story that set off every emotion in us.

So find a good place to cry and read Chasing Nikki.

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Our Books of the Week for the Month of September

These are four books that you should be reading if you haven’t yet

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Official Description:

Sixteen-year-old Piper Wesley has always been better at hooking fish than guys. But with her best friend Benny by her side, she’s never minded. And besides, her fishing skills have made her a celebrity in her hometown of Islamorada, an island paradise in the Florida Keys. So when a slump in tourism threatens to sink her family’s fishing charter business, Piper recruits Benny to help her win a major fishing tournament and the $25,000 grand prize. It seems like a perfect plan. Put her skills to use, win some money and help her parents weather the storm. Except that now Benny cares more about hanging out with his girlfriend Marina than helping Piper. And he keeps disappearing, usually after something suspicious happens on the island. Add in Logan, a Michigan transplant with a growing interest in something other than Piper’s fishing, and it looks like practicing for the tournament will be anything but easy. Leaving Piper to wonder how she’ll win. And who will be there when it’s over.

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Official Description:

A Cinderella who spends her nights as a wolf. A prince with a taste for blood. Seventeen year old Cydney struggles against her werewolf nature, trying to keep everyone around her safe. No way will she risk exposing the beast at the prince’s ball, no matter how her two cousins try to persuade her. Even as she attempts to get on with her life, Cydney can’t forget the boy she loved three summers ago — or what she did to him after losing control. Turned into a vampire to save his life, the prince refuses to live up to his royal duties. He just wants to find the girl he loved and lost…the werewolf girl who bit him. But his father, the king, commands him to attend a ball where he must choose a wife. Can he find his Cinderella before he’s forced to marry another? He doesn’t even have her real name, much less a glass slipper.

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Official Description:

Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She’s ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything. With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we’ll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

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Official Description:

Seventeen-year-old Lily Rossow is used to taking care of her burnout mother and 6-year-old sister Rose. But when her mother’s attempt to move the family to California only months before graduation goes horribly wrong, Lily faces the challenges of making a life for her and her sister in a new town while hoping her complicated past doesn’t find her. Things take an unexpected turn when two beautiful and helpful strangers come into Lily and Rose’s life. But nothing is easy for Lily. And when she uncovers a dark secret about these two mysterious men, she must make a life-altering decision-one that threatens to break the balance in an ancient battle between good and evil.

 

Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Story: For almost ten years the journalist Adrian followed two teen girls in the Bronx: Jessica a nineteen year old flirt and Coco a fourteen year old romantic. Adrian follows these two girls through their struggles with living in poverty, dating men who lead criminal lives, having children at a young age, being locked-up, being homeless, and dealing with abuse from when they were children to having their own children be abused. It’s a real look at what life is like in the ghetto.

Our Rating: 5 out of 5 eye-opening stars

Review: We were told about this book by Sarah’s mom a few years ago and have been begged to read it ever since. We finally broke down and can’t thank her enough. Reading it felt as if we were a fly on the wall witnessing these real people live their, at times, very sad life. Both girls struggle with the same thing most teen do, but with the mentality of being part of the tough streets. It broke our hearts how these girl thinking process worked. The teen girls and their mothers live for their men, and even put them before their own children. Adrian does an amazing job showing how this vicious cycle works and continues with even Coco’s and Jessica children. It’s also sad to see how drugs really do effect how a family functions. Coco really broke our hearts. It seemed like every time she tried to better herself something would happen that would shatter any hope of a better life. We wanted to go find her and help her achieve the better life she wants. This book shocked us, made us mad, made us sad, but most of all it opened up our eyes to a life that’s right in our backyard which we didn’t really know. We feel like this book changed our lives in a way, and has also made us appreciate what we have.

So turn off the fake reality shows and read Random Family.

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