Category: Contemporary


Author Interview: Heather Van Fleet

Posted 1 June, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Interviews, Mature, Romance, YA / 3 Comments
Author Interview: Heather Van Fleet

This, my friends, is the very first time we’ve EVER had the privilage of interviewing an author. I sat staring at this screen for way too long trying to come up with how to introduce this blog post… I am terrible at writing introductions as I’m sure you know if you read the about me section on this blog. “hash-tag epic fail”. Anywho… let’s get this thing rolling with an awkward start! Go me! I had the amazing opportunity not too long ago to read […]


Review: 4 stars to When it’s Least Expected by Heather Van Fleet

Posted 14 May, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4 stars to When it’s Least Expected by Heather Van Fleet

Moving on after a tragedy can be impossible – especially when you’ve been dealing with them for over two years. But it’s her senior year, and Harley Anderson is more than ready to do just that, even though the skeletons in her closet can’t exactly be hidden. Enter Mason Daniel, the egotistical, sexy, surfer boy from California – a boy with his own hidden demons, and an even bigger secret agenda. Mason isn’t right for Harley. He knows this better than anyone. He’s the epitome […]


5 stars to The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

Posted 28 April, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Dystopian, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
5 stars to The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection. Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea. America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is […]


5 stars to Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park

5 stars to Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park

Matt is a junior at MIT. He’s geeky, he’s witty, he’s brilliant. And he’s also very, very stupid. When beautiful, cool, insightful Julie moves in with Matt’s family, why (oh why!) does he pretend to be his absent brother Finn for her alleged benefit? It seems harmless enough until her short-term stay becomes permanent. And until it snowballs into heart-squeezing insanity. And until he falls in love with Julie, and Julie falls in love with Finn. But … Matt is the right one for her. […]


5 stars to Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

5 stars to Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.Sky struggles to keep him at […]


4 stars to You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane

Posted 17 March, 2013 by katheryn13 in Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments
4 stars to You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane

What happens when the one that got away comes back? Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart. It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away. From the moment they met they’d been a gang of two; partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on. Ben is married. Rachel is definitely not. In fact, the men in her […]


5 stars to Never Too Far (Too Far, #2) By Abbi Glines

5 stars to Never Too Far (Too Far, #2) By Abbi Glines

He had held a secret that destroyed her world. Everything she had known was no longer true. Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him. Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again. What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately? You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your […]


Review: 5 Stars to WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn

Posted 3 March, 2013 by elenafx in Contemporary, New Adult, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: 5 Stars to WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn

    Some things are worth waiting for… Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change […]


5 stars to The Selection by Kiera Cass

Posted 15 February, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Dystopian, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
5 stars to The Selection by Kiera Cass

  Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals… It’s the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon’s love. Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others. Rivalry within The Selection is fierce […]


5 stars to Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Posted 1 February, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Fun, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
5 stars to Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting—or stealing—whatever they want. No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when […]


5 stars to My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Posted 24 January, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
5 stars to My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze. Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, […]


4.5 stars to The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen :)

Posted 19 January, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, New Adult, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
4.5 stars to The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen :)

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe. For as long as […]


4.5 stars to Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

4.5 stars to Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

To want what you’re not supposed to have… She is only nineteen. She is his new stepfather’s daughter.  She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.  But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no. Blaire Wynn left her small […]


4 Stars to Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

Posted 11 January, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
4 Stars to Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

After a car accident–an event he considers a prank gone bad–pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work. Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s […]


4.5 stars to Crush by Lacey Weatherford

Posted 9 January, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
4.5 stars to Crush by Lacey Weatherford

Cami Wimberley has a plan, and that plan includes no room for boys—especially the big time party animal, Hunter Wilder, no matter how handsome and charismatic he is. She’s beautiful, a senior, extremely talented, gets good grades, and is working her way toward her dream college to be a musical theater major. Everything is perfect. Hunter Wilder does not want a girlfriend—that would complicate his life way too much right now. He especially doesn’t want this girl, Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes, so how come he can’t keep his […]