Book Review: Sweet

Title: Sweet

Author: Emmy Laybourne

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Publication Date: June 2, 2015

Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis:

Solu’s luxurious celebrity-filled “Cruise to Lose” is billed as “the biggest cruise since the Titanic,” and if the new diet sweetener works as promised—dropping five percent of a person’s body weight in just days—it really could be the answer to the world’s obesity problem. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv’s invitation. She’s already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host, Tom Forelli (otherwise known as the hottest guy ever!) and she’s too seasick to even try the sweetener. And that’s before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange.

Tom Forelli knows that he should be grateful for this job and the opportunity to shed his childhood “Baby Tom-Tom” image. His publicists have even set up a ‘romance’ with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get a bit wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when his celebrity hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it’s Laurel that he’s determined to save.

Emmy Laybourne, author of the Monument 14 trilogy, takes readers on a dream vacation that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly, wrong. 

My Thoughts:

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodness, where to start?

This story starts out fun and lighthearted, with a cute cruise romance. It was full of fun personalities and lots of laughs.

The the story took a creepy turn towards the end, but I found myself still reading, which is particularly odd for me.

The problem I usually have with dual POV is that I always like one POV a lot more than the other. However, I didn’t have that problem here, since I found both sides of the story really entertaining.

There is a quirky, unconvential romance feautured that I think fans of Elanor and Park might enjoy, though the romance definitely doesn’t take over the story. 

Let’s say, Cute Contemoporary Romance meets The Walking Dead.

Book Review: Dream a Little Dream

Title: Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy #1)
Author: Kerstin Gier

Genre: Young adult, Fantasy

Publication Date: April 15, 2015

Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis:

Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals. 


The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what’s really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn’t possibly know–unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute….

My Thoughts:

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Well, Kerstin Gier really never disappoints, now does she?

From the very first paragraph, this book was adorably hilarious, and all the interactions were entertaining throughout! 

The synopsis is really vague, but I feel like this is the kind of book that’s best if you just go into it not knowing anything. If you liked the Ruby Red trilogy, I promise you will love this book.

I love the mysterious air in this book, it really kept me turning those pages.

If you’re looking for a fun, lighthearted read with fantasy elements and a contemporary feel, read Dream a Little Dream!

Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2015

Okay, I know I’m insanely late on this post, but I still really wanted to write this.

Enjoy!

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Release Date: March 3, 2015

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Release Date: April 21, 2015

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Release Date: May 5, 2015

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Release Date: September 2015

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Release Date: October 2015

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Release Date: November 2015

What to-be-released books are you excited for?