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 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!

13 Aug 2018

Top 5 favourite books of 2018 (Guest post written by Leslie)

Shirley asked me to pick my top 5 favourite books and there was no way that I could pick my top 5 favourite books. It’s just impossible and it would take me forever to get it down to 5. Instead, I’m going to do my top 5 of this year! It’s been a great year so far, this is not easy. These are books that I have read this year, not necessarily books released this year. These are in no particular order. I have full reviews of all these on my blog.

1. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi 

I loved this book so much because I really related to Penny. There were just a lot of similarities. I really enjoyed the story and thought that Choi’s writing was amazing. I think it’s so relevant to today because everyone is so immersed in social media. A great book!

2. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff 

I haven’t read anything like this before. This book is dark and brutal but I loved it so much. Mia is such a fascinating character. There are a lot of twists and turns. Surprisingly, there’s a lot of humour too.

3. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia 

This was an unexpected love for me. I’m not a huge contemporary fan and I wasn’t sure that I was going to like it. I loved the online forum aspect and what happens because of it. There’s talk about mental illness and I just adored Eliza! A must read.

4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black 

This book really kicked off my reading this year. I had really stepped away from the reading world for a couple of years. A couple of friends recommended it to me and I loved it. I really enjoy fantasy but I especially love the Fae. A book with great characters!

5. Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen 

I’m really surprised that I don’t hear more about this book. I loved it. It’s really dark and heartbreaking. It’s brilliantly done and I couldn’t put it down. It was a slow start but once it gets going, it doesn’t stop.

What are your favourite books of 2018 so far?

Leslie