Category: Contemporary


Review: 5 Stars to Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher #YA #mystery #contemporary #fabread

Posted 12 October, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 5 Stars to Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher #YA #mystery #contemporary #fabread

Secrets, romance, murder and lies: Zoe shares a terrible secret in a letter to a stranger on death row in this second novel from the author of the bestselling debut, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret—a dark and terrible secret that she can’t confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of […]


#ReleaseDay Blitz: Two Faced by Melissa Pearl #YA #NA #Paranormal

#ReleaseDay Blitz: Two Faced by Melissa Pearl #YA #NA #Paranormal

 ت ت ت TWO FACED BY MELISSA PEARL RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2014  Caitlyn Davis has an unusual gift. She knows exactly how people feel. Everyone wears a mask, but she sees the hidden truth. This ability has changed her life, both for the better and worse. She can choose to ignore what she sees…but what happens when it involves the guy she loves? Eric Shore knew getting involved with a girl who could read people was risky, but he couldn’t help himself. Caitlyn is […]


Review: 3.5 stars to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han #YA #Contemporary

Posted 10 October, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3.5 stars to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han #YA #Contemporary

Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she’s ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control…           May contain spoilers Review: So many people have […]


#ReleaseDay Blitz: Heat by Kailin Gow

Posted 6 October, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, New Adult, Romance / 0 Comments
#ReleaseDay Blitz: Heat by Kailin Gow

  Release Day Blitz       Purchase on Amazon: http://bit.ly/HeatAmazon Bobby Cummings went to Paris to study at the same international culinary institute as his sister Taryn Cummings. Instead of taking it seriously as she did, he wanted to sample all the goods in Paris, especially the pretty girls there. Why not? He was 19 and the world was his oyster. He wanted to be just like Errol King, a Master Chef, who taught at the Institute and was a notorious bad boy chef. The only […]


Review: True Colors by Melissa Pearl #DNF

Review: True Colors by Melissa Pearl #DNF

Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything. Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people’s masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and high school is filled with secrets…some very sinister ones. Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, […]


#CoverReveal: The Trouble With Faking by Rachel Morgan

#CoverReveal: The Trouble With Faking by Rachel Morgan

  Cover Reveal   The Trouble With Faking by Rachel Morgan is released November 27th 2014. ღ ღ ღ   ☺☺☺   After a stupid miscommunication, everyone in Andi’s new res thinks she’s secretly dating Damien, boyfriend of resident queen bee Charlotte. Since the rumor’s already out there and refuses to be squashed, Andi and Damien decide to keep up the facade in the hopes of snagging the attention of the people they/really/want to be with. What could possibly go wrong? ☺☺☺ Find on Goodreads: […]


Review: 4.5 stars to Model Misfit (Geek Girl 2) by Holly Smale #YA

Posted 22 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Funny, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4.5 stars to Model Misfit (Geek Girl 2) by Holly Smale #YA

My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.” Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this. What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives. With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems […]


Review: 3.5 stars to The Trouble With Flirting by Rachel Morgan #Contemporary #YA

Posted 20 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, New Adult, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3.5 stars to The Trouble With Flirting by Rachel Morgan #Contemporary #YA

Labelled a nerd for most of high school, Livi sees her first year of university as a chance to redefine herself. She can finally enter the popular crowd and maybe even land herself a super hot boyfriend. But Livi’s about to discover that the price of popularity may be more than she’s willing to pay, and that what—and who—she wants most has always been right in front of her.     Review: Okay so it’s probably somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars but putting that […]


#ReleaseDay: The Empress Chronicles by Suzy Vitello #YA

Posted 4 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Contemporary, Release Day Blitz, YA / 0 Comments
#ReleaseDay: The Empress Chronicles by Suzy Vitello #YA

Are…you…ready? . . . For something EPIC? Published by Diversion Books Purchase on Amazon Purchase on Barnes & Noble Purchase on iBooks Purchase on Kobo In this dazzling first book in the EMPRESS CHRONICLES series by the author of THE MOMENT BEFORE, one courageous girl seeks keys to the past to unlock the future… When city girl Liz is banished to a rural goat farm on the outskirts of Portland, the 15-year-old feels her life spiraling out of control.  She can’t connect to her father […]


Review: 4 stars to Vivian versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle #YA #Contemporary #RoadTrips

Posted 30 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4 stars to Vivian versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle #YA #Contemporary #RoadTrips

A chilling vision of a contemporary USA where the sinister Church of America is destroying lives. Our cynical protagonist, seventeen-­year-­old Vivian Apple, is awaiting the fated ‘Rapture’ -­ or rather the lack of it. Her evangelical parents have been in the Church’s thrall for too long, and she’s looking forward to getting them back. Except that when Vivian arrives home the day after the supposed ‘Rapture’, her parents are gone. All that is left are two holes in the ceiling…Viv is determined to carry on […]


Giveaway Time: Score a signed copy of Eleanor & Park!!! #YA #International #Giveaway #Books

Posted 25 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Fun, Giveaways, YA / 0 Comments
Giveaway Time: Score a signed copy of Eleanor & Park!!! #YA #International #Giveaway #Books

It’s giveaway time!! I realise since I’ve had my blog for quite some time now, that I’ve yet to actually do a giveaway. You’ve all been so nice and welcoming that you  deserve SOMETHING! It’s only small, but here goes: I’m giving away a signed copy of Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. The giveaway lasts for a week starting today, through to next Monday 1st September. Enter below!  And good luck! EDIT: SO IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT THIS GIVEAWAY IS BECOMING […]


My #Top5 To Read #YA #Supernatural #Dystopian #Contemporary #GottaReadThese

My #Top5 To Read #YA #Supernatural #Dystopian #Contemporary #GottaReadThese

Are you like me and have a pile of books ready to be read but you just don’t know where to start? I feel your pain. I’ve been reading a lot lately, but mostly new books. And It’s so hard to choose out of the pile I have. *counts all 60 odd books* Yeah, it’s becoming a library in here.  So I thought I’d write up a list of the top 5 books I want to read from my pile. So here goes (in no […]


Review: 3.5 stars to Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins #YA #Contemporary #Romance

Posted 21 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3.5 stars to Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins #YA #Contemporary #Romance

The café is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips: “Josh!”His head jolts up. For a long time, a very long time, he just stares at me. And then…he blinks. “Isla?”Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they […]


Review: 4 stars to Geek Girl by Holly Smale #YA #Contemporary #Funny @HolSmale

Posted 17 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4 stars to Geek Girl by Holly Smale #YA #Contemporary #Funny @HolSmale

Harriet Manners knows a lot of things. She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn’t quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she’s spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and […]


Review: 5 stars to Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins @NaturallySteph

Posted 14 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance, YA / 2 Comments
Review: 5 stars to Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins @NaturallySteph

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion… she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit – the more sparkly, more wild – the better. And life is pretty close to perfect for Lola, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend.That is, until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt that Lola thought was long buried. So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally […]