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Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Series #1)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Series #1) - Damn cliffhangers. If I didn't have Scarlet right now, I'd be peeved.

Altered

Altered - Jennifer Rush Strong start but a lot of things became unbelievable and/or didn't add up by the end. Review to come.
What a Boy Wants - Nyrae Dawn 3.5. Adorable.
Easy - Tammara Webber Perfect. Sexy in the right places, swoon-worthy guy, girl power to the max (but not in that annoying GIRLS RULE kind of way), a satisfying resolution in more ways than one. I can't even. Easy is a win so hard.Review to come.

Beta

Beta - Rachel Cohn The hell was that?Probably more like 1.5 stars.I'm feeling generous.Review to come.

Undeadly

Undeadly (Harlequin Teen) - Michele Vail Love this cover, but I'll tread this one with extreme care.Sounds like a mash-up of a bunch of bestsellers I've already read.
Survive - Alex Morel Review to come.

The Mephisto Kiss: The Mephisto Covenant Book 2

The Mephisto Kiss: The Mephisto Covenant Book 2 - Trinity Faegen Some good things and some bad things. Review to come.

Black City

Black City - Elizabeth  Richards Review to come.

Sweet Peril

Sweet Peril - Wendy Higgins This sounds love triangley. Ugh. I hope not. But I'm anticipating it anyway.

Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh, #1)

Blood Will Tell - Samantha Young 3.5 stars.Was originally going to be a four star book but the ending was so abrupt, it knocked it down a bit for me. I wouldn't say I'm disappointed, necessarily. I loved the rawness and the originality. I love Samantha Young's writing and her ability to craft such memorable stories and characters. This hasn't deterred me from her work one bit, and I will eventually finish this series. But I guess reading some of her other books and falling in love with them had me a bit spoiled, and I didn't love this one as much as I was hoping I would.

On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1)

On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) - Samantha Young 4.5 StarsUhm, can I just crawl inside of Samantha Young's brain please? Her writing just makes it seem so easy, when it is anything but. *sigh* Fun read, though I have a few qualms that I may or may not lay out in a full review, soon.
Speechless - Hannah Harrington Review to come.
A Midsummer's Nightmare - Kody Keplinger Probably my least favorite Keplinger book but I still really enjoyed it. There's something about her writing and characters that I just can't get enough of.

Time Between Us

Time Between Us - Tamara Ireland Stone I wanted to love this one, because I've been trying to find a time travel story that I actually enjoyed. And it seemed all contemporary-ish....Sorry Mr. Time Travel sir, I think we need to give up on this. I don't think it's ever going to work out for us.Aside from time travel apparently not being my thing, I had a hard time connecting to the characters and I felt a bit of insta-love. Or insta-lust, at the very least. It also bored me to no end. I gave up at page 146 and not much had happened by that point.

Skinny

Skinny - Donna Cooner I am so very torn on how to review this book.On the one hand, I felt it was a great insight into the mind of a young girl who is struggling with her weight, and an eating disorder.On the other hand, I felt it was an eating disorder, and the solution—gastric bypass surgery—doesn’t send a good message. Ever is an emotional eater. She needed psychological help. This should have been explored before she was thrown into the operating room. It’s claimed that she has tried dieting and exercising with no success, but never in the book do we see her practice any self-control. Jumping straight to gastric bypass surgery at such a young age, when she wasn’t doing anything to manage her weight herself, doesn’t sit well with me. I’m not saying everyone can lose weight through eating well and exercise, I understand that gastric bypass is a last resort for some people. But Ever claims to have tried every diet in the book, and yet we never see her pick up anything healthy—only sweets. The way the doctor convinced her father to allow the surgery—through asking Ever how many calories were in a few foods—seemed absolutely ludicrous. People struggling with anorexia can also tell you how many calories are in everything, that doesn’t mean they need surgery, does it?I feel like this book reinforces the stigma that anyone who struggles with their weight is just looking for a quick fix, and believe hard work and effort aren’t necessary. There was a lot of potential here. It could have given insight into gastric bypass in a way that may have opened some eyes. But to me, it was more about Ever’s quest to be skinny rather than healthy. Linking a book about a girl’s quest to be thin with such a controversial procedure just doesn’t seem like a great idea to me.When I was reading Skinny, I enjoyed it. Don’t allow my review to keep you from giving it a shot, as you may feel differently. It wasn’t until I sat and stewed on the book that all of these things started to bother me.