A Blogging Reader’s Review for: Paper Princess by Erin Watt.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Paper Princess’ (The Royals Series – Book #1) by Erin Watt.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: PAPER PRINCESS
Author: Erin Watt
Series: The Royals Series
Publishing date: April 4th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘PAPER PRINCESS’ by Erin Watt:

“Paper Princess” is a dynamic novel filled with drama, sexy characters, and emotional highs and lows. This novel is the first of “The Royals Series” by author Erin Watt. Paper Princess walks the thin line between being a mature Young Adult and New Adult novel due to it’s intense dialogue, actions from the characters and the emotional roller-coaster ride their lives go on. This is also a Contemporary Romance story with some interesting turmoil between The Royals’ family members, the people in their lives, and their newest addition: Ella. Paper Princess is written solely from one main character’s P.O.V.(point of view), Ella.

Ella Harper has never known the royal treatment of anything in life since she grew up with a mother struggling with personal-dark-issues and never had much money. After tragedy hits her life, Ella chooses to pick up the pieces on her own. She makes choices to survive, no matter the possible consequences of those choices. When it seems she’s destined to follow in her mother’s foot-steps in some aspects of her life, someone surprisingly enters into her life.

Unbeknownst to Ella, a rich man named Callum Royal comes forward claiming to be her guardian and offers a mind-blowing deal. Soon after, Ella is introduced to a whole new lifestyle of the privileged, stuck-up, and the deceptive. Callum introduces Ella to his five sons who instantly seem to dislike her from the start while giving her a hard time as she struggles to adapt to this new change in her life. She learns a huge part of her history and where she comes from.

There is one brother in the Royal family in particular who seems to really take the lead in causing Ella so many problems in her new life. His name is Reed Royal. He’s dangerously attractive, intimidating, sexy as sin, and seems to run the school they attend. As Ella moves in, she quickly realizes that her rich peers love their high school drama. Unfortunately, she seems to be the main focus in most of the latest drama and rumors going around.

“Paper Princess” has many emotional twists and turns that will entertain you, piss you off, make you feel happy butterflies in your tummy, and may even break your heart. The characters were all awesome in their own ways. The main female character Ella is a strong-willed, street smart, savvy young lady and her imperfections just make her more real, relate-able, and likable. Reed and the other Royal brothers are protective of their family and its reputation. Despite that, they are fun to read about because of the wide-range in their personalities.

So, will Ella be able to adapt to her new lifestyle after having such a different social upbringing or will she be scared-away from this new life? Will the Royal brothers ever accept Ella into their world? And why is Reed the hardest on Ella? What will Ella learn about her past? This was a riveting, enticing, and all-together an enthralling read. I definitely recommend this for readers who enjoy a story that has some major drama, touches on some deep topics, and delves into the beginning of what looks to be a wild new series! Please Note: This touches on an attempted sexual-assault. Also, even though it does end on a cliffhanger, you should check this one out, it’s worth the read! The wait for the follow-up will not be long at all. I’m excited to get my hands on the second installment “Broken Prince” coming out very soon! :)

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘PAPER PRINCESS’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

1 star rating 4.5

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘PAPER PRINCESS’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘PAPER PRINCESS’

Ella’s thoughts:  A chill runs through me. He’s the one to worry about. He’s the one I need to watch out for. And he’s the only one who tilts his head toward me in a calculated slant. As our gazes lock, my heart beats a little bit faster. Out of fear. Maybe under different circumstances, my heart would be pounding for another reason. Because he’s gorgeous. They all are.

Ella and Reed:  “All I want to do is make it to college.”
“And take a chunk of Royal money with you?”
“Maybe with a few Royal hearts in my pocket, too,” I say sweetly.
“You’re playing a dangerous game,” he rasps out.
“I don’t know any other way to play it.”
That bit of truth stuns him and I slip away.

Ella and Easton:  “Kiss me like you mean it,”I tell him.
His eyes darken and his tongue pokes out to run across his lower lip and it’s sexy as hell.
My gaze flicks over to Reed, who hasn’t stopped glowering. “Kiss me,”I repeat.
He lowers his head and whispers, “It doesn’t matter that you’re pretending I’m Reed. I’m pretending you’re someone else, too.”

Ella’s thoughts:  The apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but, like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake.

Reed and Ella:  “I’m mad at myself. I did this. Well, Easton and I. I brought this on you. I’m Reed the Destroyer.” He sounds sad. “Didn’t you know that?”
“I don’t like that name.”
“Yeah, and what would you call me instead?”
I open my mouth and say, “Mine.”

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: How To Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘How To Disappear’ by Ann Redisch Stampler.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: HOW TO DISAPPEAR
Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
Series: None
Publishing date: June 14th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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How To Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler

The Synopsis:

This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she witnessed—or committed? —and the boy who’s sent to kill her.

Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything…until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicolette’s house. Which is why she has to disappear.

Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A’s and athletic trophies can’t make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to graduate from his Las Vegas high school and head east for college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find this ruthless Nicolette Holland and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price.

As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high. Told in alternating voices, this tightly plotted mystery and tense love story challenges our assumptions about right and wrong, guilt and innocence, truth and lies.

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘HOW TO DISAPPEAR’ by Ann Redisch Stampler:

How to Disappear is the first novel I’ve had the opportunity to read and review from author Ann Redisch Stampler. This novel is of the Young Adult genre with a somewhat face-paced murder mystery story-line with a blend of suspense, some thriller and romance aspects to it. The mystery aspect of the story keeps us guessing as we follow the two main characters from their two different perspectives in the story. One is the hunter and the other is the prey, or so it seems. This novel has been written from the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Nicolette Holland and Jack Manx.

Nicolette Holland is on the run. She’s a seventeen year old, who’s always blended well with her peers as popular student, cheerleader and her friendly persona. But now her life has been spun into a whirlwind of suspense as she disappears from her life back home in order to get away from the ordeal that has become her life now. A young lady had her throat slit and Nicolette is the main suspect. Did Nicolette really commit the crime or is she being framed? Will she be able to ever return to her life?

Jack Manx is set to go to college, make something of his life, and not follow in his father and older brother Don’s footsteps. Unfortunately, Don has requested that Jack do a huge favor for him while he’s incarcerated. The lifestyle Jack has tried to escape from, seems to be pulling him in. Their childhood friend Connie Marino has been killed, throat slit, and he’s been asked to hunt down the person responsible: Nicolette Holland. Will Jack be able to find Nicolette? What will he do to her once he finds her?

There are many twists and turns in “How To Disappear” that will keep you guessing and questioning your initial assumptions. That makes for an entertaining mystery novel. The characters share a strength and some fun sarcasm that adds an amusing quality to the dialogue. I do recommend this if you enjoy reading a novel that keeps you intrigued but also delivers mystery and suspense with a taste of romance. The plot thickens as the main characters run down the paths of their lives that lead them to an intersection, leaving them to decide how to proceed.  Check this one out if this piques your interest!:)

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘HOW TO DISAPPEAR’  4 out of 5 stars:

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: Piece Of Infinity by Emily Bold.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Piece Of Infinity’(The Curse Series- Book #3)by Emily Bold.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: PIECE OF INFINITY
Author: Emily Bold
Series: Curse Series – Book #3
Publishing date: April 26th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

In the third and final volume of Emily Bold’s The Curse Series, Sam returns to the present day from seventeenth-century Scotland, reunited with her love, Payton, and relieved that the curse has been lifted. But their happiness is tempered by Sam’s unsettling feeling that all is not yet right. Overburdened with the guilt she feels for unwittingly causing the curse that destroyed Payton’s life for nearly three centuries, Sam is determined to return to the past to fix it. Fearing that the love of his life will want to remain with his past self, Payton follows Sam into history, desperate to bring her back to the present—and to the new life they’ve made together.

As the past and present clash, the two lovers face the most difficult choice of their lives: allow their history to remain as it was, with all its dangers, injustices, and pain, or fight to improve it—and risk the very love that binds them together.

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘PIECE OF INFINITY’ (The Curse Series – Book #3) by Emily Bold:

***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous novels of The Curse Series yet.***

In the third and final installment of The Curse Series titled “Piece Of Infinity” by author Emily Bold, there is so much to say about the conclusion. This novel series was originally written in German so I had to wait patiently(actually anxiously) for the American-English version which was hard to do because the first two novels just progressed in such a breathtaking kind of way. The storyline, these characters, and the way it travels from the present-day to the past, has all been written in such a beautiful and magical way. This third novel ended perfectly and will leave readers feeling full-filled completely. This novel was written in five P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Samantha, Payton from both the Past and the Present-day, Nathaira, Alasdair, and Sean..

Samantha “Sam” Watts has returned to the present day from seventeenth-century Scotland. The curse that was put upon her love, Payton McLean, was finally lifted. Their happiness should’ve felt wonderful now that they could be together for good. It should feel like their “Happily ever after” but it hasn’t been that easy.

Payton is able to finally feel again after so many years under the curse but it hasn’t been so good for his relationship with Sam. The heartbreak he suffered after Sam left him hundreds of years ago, still lingered in his heart. Sam had to leave to return to her time but it was becoming hard for Present-day Payton to forgive her for the pain he felt from the past. Sam has also been carrying her own pain from the past, that she can’t shake this need to return to that time in order to fix mistakes that were made.

When Sam returns to the past, not completely by her own choice, she sets out to correct what she can while trying to stay alive and unharmed. When Payton realizes that Sam has gone back to the past, he follows his love back to that time to bring her back with him. His only worry is making sure not to run into his past-self. Can he fix a few issues he left unsettled upon his return? Can Sam and Payton beat the test of time, once and for all or is their love destined for heartache? Will danger and vengeance seek them out causing them more problems? And can forgiveness give them the peace they seek in order to love without the weight of those past choices?

This entire series has been a phenomenal journey, with breath-taking moments, and heart-wrenching growth between the characters through out the story. Everything that was left in question, unravels in such a marvelous way and everything is settled, one way or another.  The author blended the time differences in such a smooth and beautiful method. This novel has such depth that I really hope no one turns away from it because it falls in the YA(Young Adult) genre because it goes well beyond that. Bravo, on this conclusion. I really hate to see it end but the ending was still perfection! Check this one out. I highly recommend this novel and the entire series. It’s definitely a “Must Read!”:)

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘PIECE OF INFINITY’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘PIECE OF INFINITY (Curse Series)’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘PIECE OF INFINITY’

Sam’s thoughts:  We loved each other. More than I’d ever believed was possible. We were meant to be together, no question. Each of us had looked Death in the eye for the other. We’d defied a curse- no, two curses, in fact- and our love had held strong throughout all time.

Sam and Payton:  “Do you think about the past a lot?” I asked quietly.
“Sam, not a day goes by where I don’t think about the dark times. I still feel that emptiness somewhere inside me. Even though my love for you is helping gradually forget that… that horror, and even though every new, wonderful memory with you lifts my heart a little more, I still know I’m no longer the man you left back then.”
“Every time I look at you, Sam, I wonder whether you loved me more back then than you do now.”

Payton’s thoughts:  By God, he would love her, would show her that he was the only one- for the rest of her life. The cold water closed over their heads, washing the memories, the blood, the pain, and the humiliation away.

Payton to Sam:  “Samantha Watts, you changed my life such an infinitely long time ago, and even my old, cursed self has come to understand what a gift fate gave to me. The time for doubt has passed. You and me, we belong together.”

Sam’s thoughts:  I lifted my eyes to Payton’s and saw boundless love. Like the carefree Payton he’d been before the curse, he let me gaze to the bottom of his soul, showed me all his emotions: his hopes, his fears, and the guilt that would always follow us, but could never hurt us again.
The only thing that existed for me was this one moment beneath the stars, in the glow of the candlelight, and the certainty that everything was coming together as destiny had planned for me.

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘A Thousand Boy Kisses’ by Tillie Cole.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: A THOUSAND BOY KISSES
Author: Tillie Cole
Series: Standalone
Publishing date: March 15th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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The Synopsis:

One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.

One boy.
One girl.
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade.
A bond that neither time nor distance can break.
A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe.
When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation?
Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.

Standalone Young Adult Tearjerker Romance.
For ages 14 and up.

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘A THOUSAND BOY KISSES’ by Tillie Cole:

This is the latest novel by the amazingly-fabulous author Tillie Cole. This novel is titled “A Thousand Boy Kisses” and it can fall under a Young Adult and New Adult book, but primarily should be listed as a brilliant Contemporary Romance novel. This one is by far one of my new favorites! It received the rating it has because the depths it reaches are astronomical in the romance charts. A Thousand Boy Kisses is written in the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views), Rune Erik Kristiansen and Poppy “Poppymin” Litchfield.

When young 5 year old Rune Erik Kristiansen first learns of his family’s move to America, he doesn’t understand it completely and really hates the idea of leaving his home in Norway. When he meets his new neighbor in Georgia, he quickly finds himself not hating his new home so much anymore. Now that he made a new best friend in the upbeat neighbor-girl named Poppy with her unique personality and that interesting white bow in her hair.

Since Poppy Litchfield was a child, even before meeting Rune, she had always been an adventurous and spirited child. Upon meeting her new neighbor Rune, she finds a partner and long-lasting friendship that seems strong enough to stand against the test of time. But not everything works out the way we’d hope for in life sometimes. When someone near and dear to her, gives her a jar with one-thousand hearts and tells her to have a long adventure living and collecting one-thousand memorable kisses, she doesn’t hesitate to begin her journey.

In this heartfelt, deeply-emotional, and passionately-touching story, we see that not everything is predictable and doesn’t go as expected when it comes to life. Sometimes we find ourselves doing things for others that they may not always understand, when love and heartbreak are involved, even if it comes from a good place. Will Poppy and Rune be able to hold onto what they share with the promise of “infinity, forever and always?” Or will time tear them apart? And can you truly and wholeheartedly promise yourself to one person for the rest of your life?

As per request of this amazing author, to respect the storyline of this beautifully written novel, and to make sure other readers get the chance to be enchanted by the emotional journey this story promises, I will keep my review as spoiler free as I can. The story of Rune and Poppy is such a wondrous tearjerker, breathtaking contemporary romance, that will touch your soul in such a substantially-intense way. I highly recommend this novel completely! This is only the second novel that I’ve rated a perfect 5 star rating! It’s that remarkable. “A Thousand Boy Kisses” is perfection and Tillie has gone above and beyond. Be ready with the tissue and for the feelings you will strongly experience reading this. It’s so worth a read! Make sure you get this one today!❤

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘A THOUSAND BOY KISSES’  5 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘A THOUSAND BOY KISSES’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘A THOUSAND BOY KISSES’

Rune’s thoughts:  I liked her laugh and I liked the big white bow in her hair.
Maybe Georgia won’t be so bad after all, I thought, not if I have Poppy Litchfield as my very best friend.
And that was Poppy and me from that day on.
Poppy and Rune.
Best friends for infinity.
Or so I thought.
Funny how things change.

Poppy and Rune as young children:  “When the boy I love kisses me, when it feels so special that my heart might almost burst-only the extra-special kisses- I’m to write the details down on one of these hearts.”
“You’re my best friend, I don’t want you to kiss boys!”
“But I have to. I have to for my adventure. A thousand kisses is a lot, Rune. A lot! You’d still be my best friend. No one will ever mean more to me than you, silly thing.”
Poppymin! It means my Poppy. For infinity, forever and always. You’re MY Poppy!”

Poppy:  “Kiss number three hundred and fifty-four. With my Rune, in the blossom grove… and my heart almost burst.”

Rune and Poppy:  She was like a bird: at its most beautiful when flying free.
“Can you feel it, Rune?” she asked, her eyes still closed as she soaked up the warming sun.
“What?” I asked, finding my voice.
“Life!” she called, laughing harder as the wind changed direction, almost knocking her off her feet.

Poppy to Rune:  “When I look at you, when you touch me, when I see your face… when we kiss, my heart plays a song. It sings that it needs you like I need air. It sings to me that I adore you. It sings that I’ve found its perfect missing part.”

Poppy’s thoughts:  Because I didn’t need grand gestures or fairy tales; a normal life with the boy I loved would have always been enough. Even in this moment, it was worth everything.

Poppy’s thoughts:  When Rune pulled back and stared into my eyes, I knew that this kiss would be handwritten on a pink paper heart with more devotion than any of those that had gone before.
Kiss eight hundred and nineteen was the kiss that changed it all. The kiss that proved that a long-haired brooding boy from Norway and a quirky girl from the Deep South could find a love to rival the greats.

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: ‘Whispers In The Dark’ by Chase J. Jackson.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Whispers In The Dark’ by Chase J. Jackson.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: WHISPERS IN THE DARK
Author: Chase J. Jackson
Series: (None at this time)
Publishing date: May 26th, 2015
(Review based on an ARC-early copy)

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Whispers In The Dark by Chase J. Jackson

The Synopsis:

College graduate Adrian Ramirez has finally landed his first job, and it’s the opportunity of a lifetime: teaching at the elite Finley Academy in his hometown of Newnan, Georgia. Life is on the upswing, and Adrian returns home with girlfriend Lea and high hopes – but the Academy is not the idyll he imagined.

Along with the new pressures of adulthood, and a rising anxiety disorder he’s having trouble hiding, Adrian discovers there’s been a string of unexplained dropouts at the school. He suspects something is amiss with two of his students, identical twins Raven and Robin. One outgoing, one withdrawn, both keeping a secret.

When Adrian is accused of being at the center of a student’s breakdown, he is forced to dig deeper to unravel the mystery, finding influences of the paranormal along the way. Will Adrian be able to unlock the dark secrets of Finley Academy – and his own past – in time?

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘WHISPERS IN THE DARK’:

This is my honest review after reading a copy of Whispers In The Dark by author Chase J. Jackson. This young adult novel definitely delivers a decent amount of horror, paranormal aspects and revolves around a teacher and high school students. The novel is written from the main character Adrian Ramirez’s P.O.V.(point of view), but there is a second brief P.O.V. from a student character named Robin, also.

Twenty six year old Adrian Ramirez just recently moved back to his hometown and into his late-grandmother’s home. His girlfriend Lea moved with him, leaving behind her life to start a new one with Adrian. He was recently hired at a prestigious private academy to teach English to middle school students. Adrian begins catching up with his old buddies from town which begins to cause some tension in his relationship with Lea because he’s always gone, leaving her alone at home. To top it off, Lea has been hearing strange noises in the house when she’s there alone.

As quickly as Adrian begins his job at the academy, unexplainable incidences begin to occur. What is the cause of the noises at the house Lea and Adrian are living in? And is there a reason behind these eerie dreams that Adrian has been having? What is with the strange students in Adrian Ramirez’s class? There are so many questions and the story leads you down a creepy path to get the answers.

The storyline was catchy, had some really creepy moments and was a quick little entertaining read. There were a few flaws but nothing that truly takes away from being able to enjoy the story completely. The scary points in the story are what kept my interest while reading this story but some of the characters didn’t seem believable in small ways. “Whispers In The Dark” doesn’t fall short and delivers enough suspense to be enjoyable. This book is something to read if you’re into a book with a mix of paranormal and horror in the young adult genre. It was a decent read. Check it out if this sounds like something you’d be into. 

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘WHISPERS IN THE DARK’  3 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘WHISPERS IN THE DARK’

Adrian’s thoughts:  …I heard the noise again. My heartbeat sped up. It did sound like someone was upstairs. I used to hear noises in this house all the time when I was growing up. My grandma always said it was just the house settling, and that I didn’t have anything to be afraid of.

Lea and Adrian:  “So, what do you think she wanted?” Lea asked.
“I don’t know. I never found out,” I explained. “I think she ended up going to a different school after that year. I mean, I never saw her again.”
“That’s creepy,” Lea replied. “I wonder what happened to her?”

Raven, Adrian and Justin:  “Yeah, she and Isabelle seem to talk all the time,” Raven said. “Isabelle always seems to have a bad attitude to me.”
“Oh, you noticed that, too,” I said.
“Yeah, she always has some little smart comment to make,” Raven continued. “And I tried getting Robin to sit with me and my friends, but I think it’s awkward for her when she’s around too many people.”
“Was she always like that?” Justin asked.
“Well, she’s always been the quiet one, and I was the more outspoken one, but all this bad stuff didn’t start happening until we came to this school,” Raven explained.

Adrian’s thoughts:  This was it. All those panic attacks had taken a toll on my body. I couldn’t control it anymore. “It was my fault. I was selfish. You deserved someone better than me. I should have been there for…for…you.”

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ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘The Truth About Us’ by Janet Gurtler.

ARC-Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘The Truth About Us’ by Janet Gurtler.

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Title: THE TRUTH ABOUT US
Author: Janet Gurtler
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)
Publishing date: April 7thd, 2015

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The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler

The Synopsis for ‘The Truth About Us’:

A powerful and gripping contemporary YA from the author of I’m Not Her that’s “Just right for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jodi Picoult.”-Booklist

The truth is that Jess knows she screwed up.
She’s made mistakes, betrayed her best friend, and now she’s paying for it. Her dad is making her spend the whole summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen.

The truth is she wishes she was the care-free party-girl everyone thinks she is.
She pretends it’s all fine. That her “perfect” family is fine. But it’s not. And no one notices the lie…until she meets Flynn. He’s the only one who really sees her. The only one who listens.

The truth is that Jess is falling apart – and no one seems to care.
But Flynn is the definition of “the wrong side of the tracks.” When Jess’s parents look at him they only see the differences-not how much they need each other. They don’t get that the person who shouldn’t fit in your world… might just be the one to make you feel like you belong.

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ for ‘The Truth About Us’:

This is my first time reviewing the work of author Janet Gurtler. The Truth About Us is a captivating and emotional YA novel about trying to find yourself by hiding behind a false lifestyle. Even for a YA genre novel, this read was still very enjoyable and a wonderful coming-of-age story. Readers will get to enjoy this story from the main female character’s P.O.V.(point of views), Jess.

When Jess’s strong and successful mother experienced a horrendous ordeal, it changed not only her mother’s life but also it changed the dynamic of their family. Being told by their father not to speak of it and to basically bury it, left teenaged Jess an emotional mess. She tried to deal with it by throwing herself into parties, getting drunk out of her mind and dating a boy that she really wouldn’t have went for soberly. This change of persona put a huge wedge between her longtime best friend Penny and brought her closer to her party friend Nance. Her life began to spiral out of control until her father had enough. He signed her up to volunteer at a local soup kitchen that was on the other side of town away from the posh and luxurious part of town where Jess and her family lived.

Jess would push her limits and not in a good way. On her way home after hanging out with Nance, she ends up taking a chance by taking a ride from a stranger named Braxton Brooks. He seemed harmless but his passenger friend was the one that catches Jess’s attention. This dark haired, handsome guy, who definitely looked like he had no interest in her was the one that she was attracted to. Too bad he definitely looked to be from “The wrong side of the tracks.” His name was Flynn.

When Jess begins working at the soup kitchen, she hates it. But when she realizes there is more beyond the privileged lifestyle she is accustomed to and learns that everyone has a story, she begins to grow beyond what she could’ve ever expected. Making unlikely friends, she begins to change little by little. Then, Jess comes across the very attractive stranger she never thought she’d see again and her life begins to take a completely different path. Flynn is not everything she assumed he was. He was more. As they get to know each other, their lives begin to evolve into something else. Coming from two different worlds and backgrounds, others around them begin to interfere with their growing friendship because of those differences.

Will their family and friends drive a wedge between Jess and Flynn? Why is Flynn always giving Jess mixed signals? Will Jess be able to fix her mistakes or will she always just be the rich little party girl? And will Jess’s family always be distant from each other and will her mother ever be the same again? This story was beautiful and rich with interesting characters. The Truth About Us flows great and is well-written which makes the story amazingly good. Regardless if you read Young Adult novels, this one can still be enjoyed by those who prefer New Adult novels as well because the story has fascinating qualities. If you’re looking for something nice to read, give this one a chance. It’s worth checking out.

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘THE TRUTH ABOUT US’  4 out of 5 stars:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘THE TRUTH ABOUT US′

Jess’s thoughts & Flynn’s words:  They don’t go to my school. But they would get me home by curfew. Besides, rapists and murderers don’t give out their names. I won’t lose my phone privileges. I’ll stay out of trouble. A swoop of adrenaline bungee jumps up and down in my gut as I consider my options.
“You’re not actually going to accept a ride from perfect strangers?” Flynn asks.
I glare at him. That’s an even bigger challenge.

Jess’s thoughts:  I wish every day for my mom to be back. The mom I used to know. I don’t blame her for the way she is now; how could I? But still. I miss her.

Jess’s thoughts: My cheeks burn remembering how Penny and I swore we’d be mature teenagers, not girls who cared too much about makeup, clothes, and boys. We swore we’d never do stupid things just to be popular. Like drinking or smoking. One of us was wrong.

Flynn and Jess:  “Maybe you convinced me not to judge a book by its cover.”
“You don’t like my cover?” I ask, trying to keep my voice light. But it sounds husky in my ears, husky and slightly desperate.
“I don’t have to tell you you’re beautiful,” he says.
You don’t? I think. Yes, yes, you do.
“Because you are. But you’re good people too, Jess. Even if you don’t know it yet. I can be completely honest with you. I can be myself. And I really like that. I don’t have that with many people.”
It’s nice, to be seen with fresh eyes that don’t have all sorts of preconceived notions about me. In some ways I feel like he’s looking inside. At the real me. And amazingly, he seems to think I’m okay.

Jess’s thoughts:  I remember what Mom used to say about Dad before she retreated into her shell.
“We don’t always choose the ones we fall for. Sometimes the chemistry chooses us.”
Is that what this is? Chemistry? Because it feels wonderful. And also scares the shit out of me. It’s more real than anything I’ve felt lately. And dangerous. I like it.

Wilf to Jess:  “You’re going to be all right, no matter what you did to land yourself in this place. In some ways, I suspect that my Rhea had a spiritual hand in it. Bringing you here. I’ve no doubt she’s up there, an angel, looking out for me. I think she wanted us to meet. The daughter I never got to have. Or maybe the granddaughter of the daughter I never got to have.”

Jess’s thoughts:  The glow on his face dulls my fear that maybe everyone is right about us. His mom doesn’t approve of me. Stella doesn’t approve. Nance doesn’t approve. But when he smiles, it doesn’t matter what other people say.

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