[Blog Tour] The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli


The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Publication Date: April 11, 2017 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to the publisher and to Jasmine of Jasmine Pearl Reads for the review copy of the book!]

Goodreads Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

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[Blog Tour] Summer Crush by Six de los Reyes, Tara Frejas, and Jay E. Tria


Summer Crush by Six de los Reyes, Tara Frejas, and Jay E. Tria

Publication Date: April 9, 2017

Genre: New Adult Romance

Goodreads Summary:

Beach. Love. Rock and roll.

When life, love, and rock and roll come together on the sandy beaches of La Union for music festival Summer Crush, expect nothing less than the crashing of lips, bodies, and waves against the shore, against each other, and against your soul.

Allow these three tales of love to take you away for an unforgettable weekend.

Ana’s life as a corporate warrior, graduate student, and girlfriend to indie rock band boy Miki starts to spin out of control, and she wonders if it is love that has to give. (You Only Need Reminding, Jay E. Tria)

Newly reinstated EG Project roadie Filipina Legaspi flies with her band back to the Philippines for Summer Crush, unaware of the emotional waves that engulf her when she sets foot in the beaches of San Juan, La Union. (Almost There, Tara Frejas)

Rhys has three problems: Arabella, the theme song with the Trainguy, and singing live for the first time—and now also on that list is Isaiah, sea-sweet Mango Rum kisses, and long overdue decisions she’s intent on avoiding. (Ocean Eyes, Six de los Reyes)

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[Blog Tour] Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith


Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Publication Date: May 2, 2017 by Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy and to Kuya JM of Book Freak Revelations for letting me join the blog tour!]

Goodreads Summary:

Let luck find you.

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

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Sounds Like Summer by Six de los Reyes


Sounds Like Summer by Six de los Reyes

Publication Date: 2016 by Anvil Publishing

Genre: New Adult Romance

Goodreads Summary:

It’s not just a weekend for Lux Castelo. She has a plan, of course.

Phase One: Escape to the beach for a music festival.
Phase Two: Deal with what she can’t control.
Phase Three: Return to reality whole and ready.

Nowhere in that plan is Micah Jacinto, self-proclaimed adventurer and the kind of boy with his head stuck in the clouds and the moon inked on his arm—everything her rational sense tells her to stay away from. And yet Lux finds herself welcoming the distraction. As they spend the entire weekend together, Micah leads her to rediscover the lost pieces of herself amidst the excitement and the confusion of a raving mosh pit.

But all weekends come to an end and Lux needs to return to the dreaded reality she’s running away from. Does being brave enough to leave summer behind mean being brave enough to ask Micah to stay?

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[Blog Tour] Feels Like Summer by Six de los Reyes


Feels Like Summer by Six de los Reyes

Publication Date: April 12, 2017

Genre: New Adult Romance

[Special thanks to the author for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

Five-minute girlfriend. That’s what Jett signs up for when she meets Adrian and his band Arabella at beach music festival Summer Storm. One kiss and the attraction is too electric to ignore, but Jett has no room for love and Adrian is Mr. Relationship who’s getting over his recent breakup. The solution? Keep it simple. Keep it casual. For three months (that’s the rule about breakups, right?), Jett helps Adrian move on and Adrian shows up on Jett’s bed whenever she wants.

Then the three months are up and neither of them are in a hurry to be the first to leave. Does Jett walk away from a potential disaster or does she finally let someone into her closely-guarded heart?

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Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Publication Date: June 6, 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.

Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore.

As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.

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[Cover Reveal] Summer Feels: A #romanceclass anthology


I didn’t know my hiatus would hit this early. My last post was over a month ago, and my last book review was two months ago!

But alas, I’m back with something really cool!

Check this out:

This, my bookish friends, is the cover for Summer Feels, the latest anthology from #romanceclass. 🙂

But wait, there’s more.

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#BookMadness17: Tris Prior


When Maggie Ann Martin told me about #BookMadness17, I thought of a character immediately and crossed my fingers she wasn’t chosen yet.

Because this character is not just a character. She’s my hero.

She’s the girl whose name is as powerful as her spirit to fight for what she believes in.

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What About Today by Dawn Lanuza


what-about-todayWhat About Today by Dawn Lanuza

Publication Date: April 24, 2015

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Note: This is a review of the edition from BuqoYA 4: Heart Choices

Goodreads Summary:

Aiden’s stuck working for his family’s amusement park, Funtastic World, for the whole summer. Nothing amuses him, until he met this terrified girl.

Gemma’s stuck in Funtastic World thinking she could handle the park’s rides. She couldn’t. Good thing she met someone to guide her.

As the day comes to a close, Aiden and Gemma ask themselves if one day is ever enough to decide if they were better off as friends or strangers.

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Break-Up Anniversary by Dawn Lanuza


break-up-anniversaryBreak-Up Anniversary by Dawn Lanuza

Publication Date: April 8, 2016

Genre: Romance

[Special thanks to Ate Dawn for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

It’s Beck’s break-up anniversary! Not that she’s been counting the days but there’s a possibility of a relapse. So what’s a girl to do? Call her best friend and tag her cubicle-mate turned drinking buddy, Jamie, along for the ride.

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