The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

PUBLISHER: HACHETTE
PUBLICATION DATE: 14TH JUNE 2018
RATING: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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Aubrey and Rae have been planning their trip around Europe practically from the moment they became BFFs in primary school. And, now, it ought to be the perfect way to spend their last summer together before university.

But things are more complicated at eighteen than they were at ten. There’s Jonah, Aubrey’s seemingly perfect boyfriend, and his best friend Gabe, the boy Aubrey may have accidentally kissed. And there’s Clara, the friend Rae is crushing on, hard, even though there’s no hope because Clara is definitely into guys, not girls.

Five friends. Ten days. Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Florence, Barcelona. And a messy, complicated, can-this-really-be happening love story, or two … because how could there not be?

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Sortin’ My Life Out | Prologue

So no one told you life was gonna be this waaaaaay 🎶

Surprisingly enough, no. No one told me I’d be writing a blog series about trying to sort my life out at 25. I wanted to avoid talking about fresh starts, new beginnings, and rebirths, because nothing of the sort is going to be happening here. My body is still my body, my mind is still my mind, my history and career and past are all still there, and instead of dropping it all and starting with a clean slate, I’m going to be moulding my life into something that makes me happy, confident, and good.

I’m sortin’ my life out.

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Soul Ripping Romance Tag | Hollieblog

There are so many blog tags going around, I can barely keep up. But I feel this one is going to be especially exciting because, while not reading a whole lot of romance, if it’s a romance I love, I LOVE IT. It’s crazy how much a hit and miss romance can be, but you know it’s good when you can’t stop smiling, your heart flutters just like the characters’ hearts do. A romance can make or break a book/show/movie, and the heart-wrenching, soul-ripping ones are the best.

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An Amateur’s Guide to Prague

Good afternoon, and welcome to 2018.

Ok, it’s been 2018 for a hot minute now, so instead, welcome to the first Amateur’s Guide of 2018! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and the start of your new year. I’m writing this at the end of April, despite visiting Prague mid-March. It’s fine, this is a long blog post and takes a lot of time so you know what you’re in for when you visit Prague as an amateur too.

 

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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

PUBLISHER: Harlequin Teen
PUBLICATION DATE: 10th April 2018
RATING: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems. 

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

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Satellite by Nick Lake

PUBLISHER: Hodder Children’s Books
PUBLICATION DATE: October 2017
RATING: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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A teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to Earth.

He’s going to a place he’s never been before: home.

Moon 2 is a space station that orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth. It travels 17,500 miles an hour, making one full orbit every ninety minutes. It’s also the only home that fifteen-year-old Leo and two other teens have ever known.

Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They’ve been “parented” by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight.

But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma? Because while the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is more treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds. 

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If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

PUBLISHER: Titan Books/Flatiron Books
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2017
RATING: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it.

Ten years ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extra. But in their fourth and final year, the balance of power begins to shift, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent.

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