BOOK REVIEW | All Things New – Lauren Miller (ARC)

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Title                : All Things New
Author           : Lauren Miller
Genre             : Young Adult
Publish          : August 1st, 2017
Rating            : 5/5

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Synopsis 

Seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten good at hiding it.  No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that doesn’t help, the meds that haven’t worked.  But when an accident leaves her with a brain injury and terrible scars, Jessa’s efforts to convince the world that she’s fine finally crumble.  Now, she’s broken on the outside, too.  Fleeing from her old life in Los Angeles, she moves to Colorado to live with her dad, but things go from bad to worse when Jessa realizes she’s hallucinating bruises and scars on the people around her.   She blames it on the accident, but as she gets better and the hallucinations continue, she begins to wonder if what’s she’s seeing could somehow be real.   While searching for answers, she falls for Marshall, a boy whose kindness and levity slowly draw Jessa out of her walled-off shell and into the broken, beautiful, real world —  a place where souls get hurt just as badly as bodies, and we all need each other to heal.

ALL THINGS NEW is a love story about perception and truth, physical and emotional pain, and the messy, complicated people we are behind the masks we put on for the world.

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BOOK REVIEW | Infini – Krista & Becca Ritchie

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Title               : Infini
Author           : Krista and Becca Ritchie
Genre             : Contemporary Romance
Published      : January 31st, 2016
Rating            : 5/5

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Synopsis

Some love is infinite

“Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl” — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, “friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her.”

It was terrible advice.

My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the best and worst decision of my life.

He should have told me to protect her from what was coming.

He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net.

Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past.

“You can help me fix it,” she says.

And then she hands me a list.

Recommended for readers 18+ for mature content.

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BOOK REVIEW | The Heiresses – Sara Shepard

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Title: The Heiresses
Author: Sara Shepard
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Published: May 20th, 2014
Rating: 3.5/5

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Synopsis

You know the Saybrooks. Everyone does. Perhaps you’ve read a profile of them in People or have seen their pictures in the society pages of Vogue. Perhaps while walking along that choice block on Fifth Avenue, you’ve been tempted to enter the ornate limestone building with their family name etched into the pediment above the door.

The only thing more flawless than a Saybrook’s diamond solitaire is the family behind the jewelry empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes, and style mavens, they are the epitome of New York City’s high society. But being a Saybrook comes at a price—they are heirs not only to a dizzying fortune but also to a decades-old family curse.

Tragedy strikes the prominent family yet again when thirty-four-year-old Poppy, the most exquisite Saybrook of them all, flings herself from the window of her TriBeCa office. Everyone is shocked that a woman who had it all would end her own life. Then her cousins receive an ominous threat: one heiress down, four to go.

Was it suicide… or murder? In the aftermath of the tragedy, the remaining heiresses—Corinne, the perfectionist; Rowan, the workaholic; Aster, the hedonist; and Natasha, the enigma—wrestle with feelings of sadness, guilt, and, most of all, fear. Now they must uncover the truth about their family before they lose the only thing money can’t buy: their lives.

The Heiresses is a whip-smart mystery that simmers with the wicked sense of humor and intrigue that made Sara Shepard’s number one New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series a must-read, must-watch phenomenon.

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