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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A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole

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:

5 star rating

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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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How I imagined the characters of  “The Truth About Us”:

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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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BOOK: COVER REVEAL: ‘Wild Reckless’ by Ginger Scott.

New! COVER REVEAL for the upcoming novel:
‘WILD RECKLESS’ by Author Ginger Scott.

Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott( PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!)

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Synopsis for ‘WILD RECKLESS’:

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.

Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things…they were the scariest of all.

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ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ by Mary Jennifer Payne.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ by Mary Jennifer Payne.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE
Author: Mary Jennifer Payne
Publishing date: February 17th, 2015
(Review based on an ARC-early copy)

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Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne

The Synopsis:

Is it possible to outrun your past? Fifteen-year-old Edie Fraser and her mother, Sydney, have been trying to do just that for five years. Now, things have gone from bad to worse. Not only has Edie had to move to another new school she’s in a different country.
Sydney promises her that this is their chance at a fresh start, and Edie does her best to adjust to life in London, England, despite being targeted by the school bully. But when Sydney goes out to work the night shift and doesn’t come home, Edie is terrified that the past has finally caught up with them.
Alone in a strange country, Edie is afraid to call the police for fear that she ll be sent back to her abusive father. Determined to find her mother, but with no idea where to start, she must now face the most difficult decision of her life.”

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE’:

This is my review of “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Mary Jennifer Payne. The story follows a young fifteen-year-old girl from Canada who is on the run with her mother. They have been running for about five years from her father who was abusive towards her mother and the last straw was when it finally was directed toward Edie. The story is written in the main character’s P.O.V.(point of view), Edie Fraser.

Being on the run from her own father has left her feeling scared and worried. Her mother is all she has and they are both careful about not leaving a trail that can be followed. Edie is starting at yet another new school, this time in an entirely new country. There are the usual loner kids, bullies and friendly people as there are anywhere else. Edie’s mother, Sydney lets Edie know that she will be starting a new cleaning job in London. Everything is looking up for them in this new place.

But as soon as everything seems to shine a little glimmer of positive possibilities, the worst thing that could happen, does. Sydney doesn’t return home after her first night at her night-time cleaning job. Edie tries her best to not think the worst has happened and that maybe her mother simply got lost in a new place. When Edie begins to feel lost and alone, she finds herself confiding in and making a potential ally in a classmate who the school thinks the worst of.  The rumors are that he is a killer.

Can Edie actually trust the classmate that she has began to open up to? Will Edie find her mother or has the worst happened? Is her father involved in her mother’s disappearance or is there a new threat? The story had a nice but mild suspenseful storyline but something about it just kept it falling short of being enthralling. The mystery behind the mother’s disappearance was captured well but it seemed like there were many characters and plot points that ended up feeling unnecessary. I enjoyed it enough to read it all the way through, the ending was entertaining and it wasn’t a bad plot at all. It was an okay story but it just fell short because of too much extras that weren’t relevant to the story. Check it out and make your own assessment on it.

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE’  3 1/2 out of 5 stars:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE’

Edie’s thoughts:  It’s nearly six o’clock. Mom should be home by now. We have this pact, this unspoken rule, that if one of us is going to be late, no matter what the reason, we have to call. And we can’t just leave a message; we need to speak to the other person. That way we can be sure we’re both safe.

Edie’s thoughts:  The frustrating thing is that each time my life changes, I leave little pieces of myself behind. Sometimes it’s a photograph or a gift I really liked or even just a project I did at school that I was really proud of. More often, it’s a best friend, a supportive teacher, or a boy I’m crushing on. I was ten years old when we began running, and I’ve been leaving pieces of myself, of my heart, in different apartments, cities, and school ever since. This time it’s much worse.

Edie and her mother Sydney:  My mother smiles at me. “I just want to let you know that I love you more than anything in this world.”
“You needed to pull me out of the shower and make me late for school just to tell me that?”
“I felt it was important that you know.” She leans in and kisses me on the cheek.
“Now get into that shower and get to school so you can someday rule the world, Edie Fraser!”

Edie’s thoughts:  Suddenly I realize how tired I am of running. And that’s when I decide there’s no way I’ll be scared into running again. I’m older now. This time I’m ready to fight.

Edie’s thoughts:  I’m so tired of saying goodbye to all the people and things I care about in my life.

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ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘Gone Too Far’ by Natalie D. Richards.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Gone Too Far’ by Natalie D. Richards.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: GONE TOO FAR
Author: Natalie D. Richards
Publishing date: January 6th, 2015
(Review based on an ARC-early copy)

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Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards

The Synopsis:

Keeping secrets ruined her life. But the truth might just kill her.

Piper Woods can’t wait for the purgatory of senior year to end. She skirts the fringes of high school like a pro until the morning she finds a notebook with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. She’s sure the book is too gruesome to be true, until pretty, popular Stella dies after a sex-tape goes viral. Everyone’s sure it’s suicide, but Piper remembers Stella’s name from the book and begins to suspect something much worse.

Drowning in secrets she doesn’t want to keep, Piper’s fears are confirmed when she receives an anonymous text message daring her to make things right. All she needs to do is choose a name, the name of someone who deserves to be punished…

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘GONE TOO FAR’:

Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards is a thriller, young adult novel with a great dose of mystery and suspense. As with any YA novel I read and review, I’m not within the target audience but I can still appreciate an entertaining story when I come across one. The story is completely written in the main character’s P.O.V.(point of view) named  Piper Woods.

Piper Woods is a brown haired, average-seventeen year old in high school who loves photography and has a passion for it. She isn’t the most popular but has a decent life and plenty of friends. After running late to class on morning she finds a forgotten notebook on the steps leading to the school’s entrance. Piper doesn’t think much of it until she digs deeper into it, discovering strange photos of fellow classmates and codes with secrets that could possibly hurt those that are simply listed by code names only.

The story begins to follow down a road of twists-and-turns and turns when a very popular and beautiful classmate ends up dead. To add to the pot of deception and secrets, Piper begins receiving mysterious text messages from someone who seems to know so much about her and her classmates. The mysterious “Texter” begin using her confused emotions about the classmates death to go down a path of thriller-suspense and revenge on those who are deemed “popular”.

Piper doesn’t know who to trust or who may actually be the “Texter” behind the events that take place after each time she mentions a name of a classmate. Could it be one of the smart kids’ wanting payback, a jock looking to get his kicks, a bitter mean girl playing games, or someone else behind it all? Will Piper become a victim or join in on the vengeance? Who can she really trust? This story is an entertainingly good book with quite a few fast paced moments that leave you trying to solve the mystery of who is the “Texter” all the way until the very end. I recommend this for readers who enjoy a semi-dark mystery with a tinge of romance intertwined. Check this out if this seems right up your alley! And yes, YA is not just for teenagers to enjoy.:)

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘GONE TOO FAR’  4 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘GONE TOO FAR’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘GONE TOO FAR’

Piper’s thoughts: I close the notebook, pressing cold, damp hands into the cover. Time to get a grip. I’m not the girl who covers my eyes during scary movies. I’m the one who tells everyone where the special effects suck. The pictures are creepy, but I can name a handful of kids in this school that I’m pretty sure are future felons.

Piper’s thoughts: Goose bumps rise on my arms. The book. Whoever’s texting me must have seen me with it. I flipped through it in homeroom and in the parking lot, so anyone could have seen. But it wasn’t just anyone. It was someone who knew what was inside that book. Someone who’d read it. Maybe even the person who wrote it.

Piper’s thoughts: I bit my tongue until I tasted blood, silently swearing to never so much as look at their kind again. In the here and now, Jackson and Nick hit the corner of the hallway. Nick looks back then, his green eyes begging me to break every vow I made that day. He’s one of them. But it’s hard not to like him just a little when he smiles.

“Texter” and Piper’s thoughts: “We could change things. Make it better.”
Could we? Could we stop people like this? Adrenaline flares through me at the idea. But fear is close on its heels. This could be trouble for me. Big trouble.

Piper’s thoughts: The world I’ve lived in for seventeen years is going to end tonight, and I don’t know what comes after. I turn around, looking back at them. They’re watching me go.

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MOVIE Coming Soon: ‘THE GIVER’ [2014] Interactive Websites, Trailer + More.

A Poster for the film ‘THE GIVER’:

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Plot for ‘THE GIVER’:

“The Giver” is story that follows Jonas, who lives in a perfect world of contentment and conformity, where there’s no conflict, racism or sickness.  Each and every member of this society is given a special role.  Young Jonas is given his life assignment as the Receiver Of Memory, which is when he begins to realize the complex, dark, secrets behind the society he is a part of.  He discovers that many years earlier, the forefathers of his community gave up humanity in order to develop their ideal of a stable society.

Adapted from Lois Lowry’s 1994 young adult novel and Newbery winning book of the same name.  The adaptation is directed by Phillip Noyce and the screenwriter is Vadim Perelman.

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In support of the upcoming film THE GIVER, The Weinstein Company recently launched three fully immersive, interactive online experiences: The Giver Challenge, The Memory Deposit, and The Giver Experience.  Designed to reflect upon the themes present in the film, the sites create a deeply immersive experience for fans and newcomers alike, and allows them the opportunity to experience THE GIVER for themselves.

TRY TO WIN!  With The Giver Challenge, participants have the chance to WIN $10,000, while users can interact with Jeff Bridges (as The Giver) using Google Chrome’s speech recognition tech with The Giver Experience.  Visit the links below:

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Release Date for ‘THE GIVER’:

August 15th, 2014 (U.S.)

Starring Cast:  Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift

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