17 Aug 2018

Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart | Review

Title: Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart
Author: Courtney Peppernell
Pages: 224 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing and Netgalley!

Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart is a poetry collection of inspirational and comforting poems for those who are mending their broken heart.

You shouldn’t lose sleep over somebody any more than they should lose sleep over you. Buy you do, we all do.
And we call this love.

Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart is such a beautiful poetry collection. I loved every poem from this collection because they were so relatable and beautifully written. I requested this book on Netgalley because the cover intrigued me and the synopsis sounded promising, but I didn’t expect Pillow Thoughts II to be this good!



The only negative thing I have to say is that the poems had no titles, which made it hard to make a ‘favourite poems’ list. But hey, if all the poems had titles, the list would probably never-ending!

It’s in the moments you want to turn to them and share good or bad news that you realise how much of a hole is in your heart when they aren’t with you. All you want is for the person you love most to be by your side.

I really enjoyed reading this poetry collection, I finished it in one day and I cannot wait to read more poetry books written by Courtney Peppernell!

15 Aug 2018

Surviving Adam Meade | Review

Title: Surviving Adam Meade
Series: Surviving Adam Meade #1
Author: Shannon Klare
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Rating: ★★★★★
*4.5/5*

Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Swoon Reads and Xpresso Book Tours!

Surviving Adam Meade tells the story of Claire and Adam. Claire changed schools in her senior year and she just wants to finish high school and go to college. Everything is going well until she meets Adam. Adam is determined to get a football scholarship and always gets what he wants until he meets Claire.

I really liked this story because I think every senior who’s in a relationship can relate to this book. When I was a senior, I was also thinking about studying and missing my boyfriend. I also really like Surviving Adam Meade because it’s such a light read. You can read this whenever you’re feeling down or happy because it’s such a nice distraction but not something that takes too much effort like some of the fantasy books I read.

I really loved Surviving Adam Meade because it was fast paced and well written. I had to keep reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen between Claire and Adam. I think that this book would’ve been even better if it would be New Adult instead of Young Adult. There was so much chemistry between Claire and Adam and a New Adult version would’ve made the book perfect!

Overall I loved reading Surviving Adam Meade and I cannot wait to read Finding Claire Collins!

Surviving Adam Meade | Blog tour


Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare
(Surviving Adam Meade, #1)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 14th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.
Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…
With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.


Author Bio
Shannon Klare is a southern housewife, born and raised in Texas. When she isn’t writing or daydreaming new plots, Shannon is a reality TV fanatic and movie connoisseur. Surviving Adam Meade is her debut novel.

Link to tour schedule: http://xpressobooktours.com/2018/05/31/tour-sign-up-surviving-adam-meade-by-shannon-klare/


Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Swoon Reads and Xpresso Book Tours!

Surviving Adam Meade tells the story of Claire and Adam. Claire changed schools in her senior year and she just wants to finish high school and go to college. Everything is going well until she meets Adam. Adam is determined to get a football scholarship and always gets what he wants until he meets Claire.

I really liked this story because I think every senior who’s in a relationship can relate to this book. When I was a senior, I was also thinking about studying and missing my boyfriend. I also really like Surviving Adam Meade because it’s such a light read. You can read this whenever you’re feeling down or happy because it’s such a nice distraction but not something that takes too much effort like some of the fantasy books I read.

I really loved Surviving Adam Meade because it was fast paced and well written. I had to keep reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen between Claire and Adam. I think that this book would’ve been even better if it would be New Adult instead of Young Adult. There was so much chemistry between Claire and Adam and a New Adult version would’ve made the book perfect!

Overall I loved reading Surviving Adam and I cannot wait to read Finding Claire Collins!



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14 Aug 2018

The Longest Night | Review

Title: The Longest Night
Author: Ranata Suzuki
Pages: 184 pages
Version: Paperback (ARC)
Release date: 24 August 2018
Rating: ★

Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ranata Suzuki!

The Longest Night is a poetry collection about heartbreak and grief. We all experience heartbreak and grief in our lives and that’s what this book is about. The Longest Night is divided into three chapters, and each chapter has a different theme of poems.

When Ranata Suzuki asked me if I was interested in reviewing her book, I was really thrilled. She was my first ever poetry author that reached out to me, so I was really excited to read her book. And to be honest, I just loved it. I couldn’t stop reading The Longest Night, I also finished it in one day. It’s just such a beautiful poetry collection!


My favourite poems:
  • A Parallel Universe
  • Fate
  • A Letter to the Sun From the Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Descent
  • Loves Reason
  • She Wears It Well
  • ‘Tu Me Manques’
  • Tainted Memories
  • The Depths
  • I Loved You
  • Hurt
  • I Wish We Could Pretend
  • Happy You’re Happy
  • Love of a Lifetime
  • Crossing Paths

A lot of these poems were so relatable or just so beautiful! I also really liked the drawings. I love it when it’s not just poetry but some drawings because it makes the book even more beautiful! 
I cannot wait to read more poetry written by Ranata Suzuki because I just know that I’ll love it too!