My favorite books of the summer

Summer is nearly over! Of course, here in Texas, it’s hot all the time so summer is a relative term. I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary YA lately, and I’d like to share some of my favorites with you. I’ll keep this post short and sweet because I have a pizza in the oven and nothing comes between me and my pizza. First up on the rec list: Resisting the Rebel by Lisa Brown Roberts. This book was cute, well-written, and had me smiling the whole time. Plus, it had a broody bad boy and who can say no…

Review of Em and Em by Linda Budzinski

Em and Em by Linda BudzinskiMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This was one of those books that made me smile on almost every page. I actually took longer to finish the book because I didn’t want it to be over. I love the premise of a girl in the witness protection program-not only did it have me guessing the whole time about what had happened to put her there, it made for a super interesting story. Ember couldn’t be totally genuine with her new friends no mater how much she wanted to, and trust me, you’re going to love…

Pieces of You and Me by Erin Fletcher

Pieces of You and Me by Erin FletcherMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This was another great Entangled Crush read! Chase and Rylee were best friends before Chase disappeared five years ago. Now he’s back and he’s keeping his distance so as not to hurt her again. I am a big believer that soul mates can’t stay apart for long, and in this case I was right! I thought they had a sweet romance and I loved how Rylee was there for Chase to help him put back together all of the broken pieces of his life. There’s also an…

Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance by Shellee Roberts

Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance by Shellee RobertsMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Although I love all Entangled Crush books, this was probably my favorite so far. As a Texan myself, I loved that the book was set in Austin and I am a sucker for romances that both A) start off fake and B) show how two people from totally opposite sides of the social ladder can fall in love. Mariely has an excellent friend group in her life and I really admire how the story handled Mariely’s ex-boyfriend throughout the story. It really says a lot when someone can be…

Review – Pieces of You and Me by Erin Fletcher

Pieces of You and Me by Erin Fletcher My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was another great Entangled Crush read! Chase and Rylee were best friends before Chase disappeared five years ago. Now he’s back and he’s keeping his distance so as not to hurt her again. I am a big believer that soul mates can’t stay apart for long, and in this case I was right! I thought they had a sweet romance and I loved how Rylee was there for Chase to help him put back together all of the broken pieces of his life. There’s also…

Review of Dark Touch by Aimee Salter

Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salter My rating: 5 of 5 stars I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I was a massive fan of this author’s first book, Every Ugly Word, and was thrilled to get an ARC of Dark Touch. Luckily, it didn’t disappoint. Once again I was transported deep into the heart of the main character, Tully, as she navigates her life. She’s tough because she has to be, putting on a brave face for the world that treats her like crap. Why? Because her hand has a mysterious power to show people her…

Review of PEARL by Deidre Riordan Hall

Pearl by Deirdre Riordan HallMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was comprised of several things I love: traipsing around New York City, boarding school drama, and a main character you desperately want to root for. Pearl is the daughter of a drug addicted, has-been rock star. Unlike the typical rock star tale, Pearl and her mother are not filthy richβ€”they are far from it, living in a slum and struggling to get by. Pearl is a victim of her circumstances but when her mom goes away to rehab, Pearl’s wealthy uncle sends her to boarding school. This is…