Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Of Triton (Of Poseidon # 2) by Anna Banks Review

Name: Of Triton
Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: May 28th, 2013
Format: Library Book
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246 pages
In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?


My Review:
As everyone knows, I really love reading YA mermaid novels...there is something about them that just intrigues me so much! Anyways, Of Triton definitely was a great followup novel to Of Poseidon! While it did lack some of the magic that was present in the first novel, I still really enjoyed this one!

One of my favorite parts about this series definitely is the relationship that Emma has with Galen! I did wish they had more interactions in this book..but it was still fun seeing them together! I really think they are a great couple and I can't wait for them to progress more in the next book. The plot of this book was really great as definitely wasn't too fast paced and I liked seeing more of the underworld kingdom and how the Syrena's live.

The only thing that kind of bothered me in this book was Emma's mom. She just became a totally different person in this book and it annoyed me. She just completely forgot about her husband..just saying that their relationship was an "agreement" and nothing else. I don't think that was okay for her to tell that to just made things even more confusing. I mean, who wants their parents to tell them that their relationship is just an agreement? She just became more annoying in this book and I was sad to see her change so much from the first book.

Overall, I really enjoyed Of Triton! I definitely can't wait to read the next book in the series and to see what is in store for all of our favorite characters: especially Emma and Galen!

My Rating:

Waiting on Wednesday 100 (!!!!): Waterfell

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: Waterfell
Author: Amalie Howard
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 29th, 2013
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Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father's betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa's upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age. 

Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa's mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?

My Thoughts:
This book sounds really great! I'm interested to learn more about Nerissa and why she has to hide in a human form. I'm a huge fan of this whole mermaid book trend so I can't wait to read this one in October!!
What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Giveaway Reminder!!!

Hey guys!! Just wanted to remind you all that Catching Books' two year birthday giveaway is ending soon!! Make sure to enter (posted below is the link to the giveaway) and share with all your friends!!

lots of love and thanks for sticking with us!!
xx Sarah and Jaime

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Reality Boy by A.S. King Review

Name: Reality Boy
Authors: A.S. King
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 22nd, 2013
Format: Arc copy
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368 pages

Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality television crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he’s still haunted by his rage-filled youth—which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle—and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school.

Nothing is ever going to change. No one cares that he’s tried to learn to control himself, and the girl he likes has no idea who he really is. Everyone’s just waiting for him to snap…and he’s starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that.

In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, highly acclaimed Printz Honor author A.S. King explores the desperate reality of a former child “star” who finally breaks free of his anger by creating possibilities he never knew he deserved.


My Review:

Not only was the writing in this book incredible and exciting, but I also thought that this was one of the most interesting plot lines I have seen in a long, long time.  I'm not exactly a fan of reality television, but I have seen a nanny show once or twice in my life.  However, the one thing I never thought of while watching those shows was what would happen to those kids when they grew up.  Who would want their worst, most embarrassing and difficult years to be aired on television for the world to see?  And especially when your episode is as widely known as Gerald Faust's was; there was no way he could ever grow up to be a normal kid after that.

I loved how, as the reader, I was able to see many different perspectives of Gerald: at almost every moment in the story, A.S. King showed us how strangers viewed Gerald, how his friends and family viewed him, and most especially how he viewed himself.  With the exception of a few characters, strangers and Gerald's classmates generally treated him either still as the little boy who pooped everywhere on television or as a complete dimwit who didn't even know the alphabet, which was entirely untrue.  His family and few friends mostly treated him as a normal person, but the way he treated himself was most interesting of all.  He always thought that he belonged in special education classes even though he was clearly too intelligent for them, and he was constantly trying to calm himself down, worried that he might say or do something rash; I, however, like many of the other readers, I would assume, believed in him.  Most of the time these three perspectives stayed separate, and for that reason I loved noticing the few moments when they collided.

There were two main relationships that caught my attention throughout this book: Gerald with his family, and Gerald with his girlfriend, Hannah.  Gerald's family was much more messed up than it outwardly appeared.  His older sister was legitimately insane (she constantly abused Gerald and their other sister as a child, plus was a sex addict since the age of twelve), his mother always backed up his sister no matter what, his second sister left his family the second she was old enough, and his father passively sat back and allowed his family to crumble to pieces.  Gerald also finds himself with a girlfriend named Hannah, who he originally refers to as the girl who works at register one.  She likes him for all of his faults, and he likes her back, even though she is far from perfect herself, definitely harboring a few secrets of her own.

This book was not particularly happy, but nor was it so sad that I was bawling my eyes out.  Instead, it was just raw and painfully real, which was one major reason why I enjoyed it so much.  King is a superb writer who had many, many great lines (such as one of my favorites: "What's crazy and what's sane when everything is possible and yet nothing ever happens?") and even better scenes.  I thought this was a great book, and would definitely recommend picking up a copy when it releases in October!

My Rating:

Saturday, July 27, 2013

All The Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry Review

Name: All The Truth That's in Me
Authors: Julie Berry
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: September 26th, 2013
Format: Arc copy
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288 pages

Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family. Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently pouring out her thoughts to the boy who’s owned her heart as long as she can remember—even if he doesn't know it—her childhood friend, Lucas. But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around her, forever. This startlingly original novel will shock and disturb you; it will fill you with Judith’s passion and longing; and its mysteries will keep you feverishly turning the pages until the very last.

My Review:

I had a really, really hard time deciding what to rate this book.  It took me a while to get into the story.  I had trouble following the timeline of events, I disliked how Judith spent the entire book saying "you" (talking to Lucas), and I thought that I had the plot figured out within the first few pages.  However, by the time I got about halfway through the book, my thoughts changed drastically.

After Judith returns to her family under mysterious circumstances with her tongue cut out, not only is she unable to speak, but everyone in town also ignores her; they assume either that she is cursed, that she has been violated and is thus an adulterer, or that she is too simple-minded to participate in society.  However, it turns out that Judith has a complex and entirely intriguing mind beneath her silent and passive exterior.  After spending years silently pining and pouring out her heart to her childhood best friend Lucas, an attack on her hometown forces her to come out of her shell.  She makes friends, she begins to use her voice, and she learns to never back down on her beliefs.  Judith's transformation throughout this novel was absolutely astounding, and was by far my favorite part; I loved seeing her grow into her own skin and show everyone the wonderful young woman that had been hiding all those years.

The plot turned out to be much more complicated than I had anticipated.  It wasn't until the conclusion of the book that Judith's entire story was explained, and the so-called "clues" that led me to believe what I thought had happened were actually not quite as obvious as they had seemed.  I found myself riveted by what had occurred in the past, and even more excitingly, what would happen in the future for Judith, especially regarding Lucas.  For the entire first half of the book, we really only see Lucas from afar as Judith spies on him, and as she relives her childhood memories with him.  However, by the second half, Lucas really develops as a character, as does Judith's brother.  I loved seeing her interact with everyone in town, and how she was able to stay strong when conversing both with those who disapproved of her and those who enjoyed her company.

Overall, after much deliberation, I decided to give this book four stars.  The beginning was quite slow and I was not very impressed by it, but I found that the second half of the book more than made up for it.  It was suspenseful, dark, and thrilling, not to mention that it took place in the indeterminate past, which is always a plus in my book.  That being said, if you can get past this book's slow beginning, I would definitely recommend it!

My Rating:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fae by CJ Abedi Author Interview!

Hi everyone! Today I have the lovely Jasmine & Colet Abedi here to talk about their new book Fae!

Can you tell us a little about your novel, Fae?
FAE is the first installment in what we think is a gripping trilogy of Light versus Dark and is inspired by a mystery that remains unsolved today, more than 400 years later – the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. We explore the world of the FAE, both Light and Dark and feature ancient mythology from different cultures.

The story is set against Roanoke Island, North Carolina and Manteo High School. Caroline Ellis, the stories heroine has just turned sixteen and her birthday has set in motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries.  Little does she know that she is the rightful heir to the throne of the Light Fae, and it is believed that she is the one to unite the Light and the Dark through union with her soul mate: heir to throne of the Dark Fae, Devilyn Reilly.
Devilyn is the only one of the Fae who is both of the Light and of the Dark, and must struggle to maintain that precarious balance and not to succumb to the power of the Dark within him. Understanding his mission, that he is the only one who can save Caroline from the Dark Fae who intend on destroying her and all hope for unity amongst the Fae, he is reluctantly enrolled at Manteo High School and quickly becomes its star quarterback.

After a tumultuous relationship, Devilyn tells Caroline who she is and who he is. He promises her that he will protect her from his people at all costs, but this also means protecting her from him. They can and never will be together, for the prophecy also makes clear that the union that will bring peace amongst the Fae will also bring Caroline’s own destruction.

We think that what makes Fae so interesting and so different from other YA novels is that we told the story scene by scene through the eyes of both Caroline and Devilyn.  So you get to see each scene through their respective perspectives.  

Fae is currently available for pre-sale on iBookstore and Kobo.  Fae’s release date is July 30, 2013.

Where did you get the idea for this novel?
The idea behind the novel was two-fold, like many we were curious about The Lost Colony and what ultimately happened to these men and women?  Beyond that we also both loved all things mystical and magical and after reading about the Tuatha de Danann, we thought there was so much there that lent itself to a great story/world.  And so it began…
If you could be any character in Fae, who would you be and why?
Jasmine: Wow.  During the process, you honestly fall in love with all of the characters, but to “be” one of them is a tough one to answer.  For me, I think it is a toss up between Caroline and Devilyn. Given that Fae is told from the eyes of Devilyn and Caroline (our hero and heroine), they occupied so much of my mind so I feel such a sense of relatedness with them.  I adore and admire Devilyn’s loyalty and Caroline’s grace, even though they are flawed in so many ways their core is pretty amazing.
Colet: This is a difficult question because I love so many of the characters. But I think for me the character that I’d love to trade places with would be Odin. He’s the ultimate hero in my eyes. He’s strength, honor and love. Imagine being someone that can see past human or Fae flaws and still have all of that unconditional love? It's pretty awesome.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Jasmine:  The best part about is that you escape from the monotony of everyday life.  The world you’ve created in your mind makes its way onto paper and finally finds a home.  There’s no greater feeling.
Colet:  Writing. Once we have an outline and have done the research, I love nothing more than just sitting down with my music playing and  getting lost in this fantasy world. It’s the ultimate feeling.

Is this is a series? If so, when can we expect the next novel?! :)
Yes, this is Book 1 of a planned 3 part trilogy. We are currently working on Book 2 and hope to see it released toward the end of the year.

Do you plan on writing any other books in different genres? 
Right now we have this series planned together and then we both have projects we’re working on individually in different genres. We haven’t really looked past what comes after FAE together because we’ve been so focused on it.  But we’re always thinking of ideas…

What was your favorite book growing up and why?
Jasmine:  I could never get enough of the Judy Blume books.  I think I read them over and over again and it always felt like the first time.  I also loved Pride and Prejudice….but then who doesn’t. 
Colet: My favorite books as a kid were Indian in the Cupboard and Island of the Blue Dolphins and then in highschool, I loved A Separate Peace.  Then in college, Milton’s Paradise Lost. Yes, I know, you asked for one book but I can't just say one and I’m all over the map but it's because each of these author’s inspired me, made me dream and honestly, made me believe.

Are there any books you would recommend to fellow bloggers and readers out there?
Jasmine: I’m a big fan of Judith McNaught.  In fact I am totally obsessed with her books and wish she would come out with another one, as it has been a while. I just finished Sophia Kinsella’s “Can You Keep A Secret,” and it was really funny and am working on One Tiny Lie (per my sister’s recommendation). 
Colet: I just read One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker and I totally enjoyed it. I also finished Beautiful Disaster, which I loved and then there's always Paradise by Judith McNaught.

Last question..if you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Jasmine:  An African safari….everyone I know that has gone has said that there is nothing like the roar of a lion in an African jungle. 

Colet: I’ve been really lucky because I’ve seen so much of the world with my husband. We don’t have kids… only dogs (yes, one is named Famous) and so we travel a lot. I’ve seen so many different cultures and experienced so much beauty that I’m now wanting to go back to places I’ve been before. So for me I’d like to return to the Hill of Tara in Boyne Valley, Ireland and hug the Stone of Destiny. 

Thanks guys! Make sure to check out Fae when it's released next week on July 30th! Also, be sure to stop by Catching books this weekend for my review :)

xx Sarah

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 99: The Brokenhearted

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: The Brokenhearted 
Author: Amelia Kahaney
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: October 8th, 2013
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320 pages

A teenage girl is transformed into a reluctant superhero and must balance her old life with the dark secret of who she has become.

Prima ballerina Anthem Fleet is closely guarded by her parents in their penthouse apartment. But when she meets the handsome Gavin at a party on the wrong side of town, she is immediately drawn into his dangerous world. Then, in a tragic accident, Anthem falls to her death. She awakes in an underground lab, with a bionic heart ticking in her chest. As she navigates her new life, she uncovers the sinister truth behind those she trusted the most, and the chilling secret of her family lineage…and her duty to uphold it.
The Dark Knight meets Cinder in this gripping and cinematic story of heartbreak and revenge. From Alloy Entertainment, this inventive new superhero story is sure to captivate any reader.

My Thoughts:
Ooh this one sounds so good!! It reminds me a lot like Iron Man (which is one of my favorite movie series!). I'm interested to learn more about Anthem Fleet and the tragic accident that changes her life. I will definitely be checking this one out in the fall! 
What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Runaway Groom by Sally Clements Review

Name: Runaway Groom
Author: Sally Clements
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: June 7th, 2013
Format: E-Book ARC
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185 pages

Seven years ago, Matthew Logan ran out on his wedding to June Leigh.

Life is good for fledgling dress-designer April Leigh. She couldn’t be happier that her sister has found a new love, and is excited about her very first commission, June’s wedding dress.
When April discovers June has invited runaway groom Matthew Logan to the wedding, she has to intervene. Matthew’s presence will ruin everything – her father hates him, and just the sight of him in the church might give her mother a heart attack.

Matthew Logan has no intention of going to June’s wedding, but when intriguing April arrives on his doorstep, he can’t resist getting to know her better. When a disaster forces them together neither can deny the passion that combusts into a red-hot affair.

Discovering the truth about the past shifts April’s feelings from lust to love, but bitter experience has taught Matthew to guard his heart.

When it looks as though Matthew will lose her forever, will he fight or flee?


My Review:
Lately I've decided that I wanted to give some New Adult romances a try and when this popped up in my netgalley feed I definitely wanted to read it! Overall this book was didn't wow me as some other novels do, but I really liked the main characters and I thought the story was well written and well done.

What I really liked about this book was the two main characters, April and Matthew. At first, April seems sort of weak and she pretty much lets her sister walk all over her. By the end of the novel, however, April is able to stand up to her sister and realize that she's not all that great that she seems to be. When you first read the summary of this book, you definitely have some assumptions about the male lead in this book, Matthew. I definitely thought he was going to be a jerk, but as you see throughout the novel, there are definitely two sides to every story and I am really glad that we got to see how kind and caring Matthew could be.

What I didn't love about this book was that a lot of scenes felt super rushed and the ending didn't feel very realistic. Yes, it was the typical "happy ending" but I kind of wish we delved deeper in how people actually feel about April dating Matthew, instead of rushing there relationship.

Overall, this was a cute, quick new adult read. I definitely think you should check it out if you are looking for a light summer read!

My Rating:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 98: Teardrop

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: Teardrop
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 22nd, 2013
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472 pages

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn't, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn't know Eureka's darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away. 


My Thoughts:
This book sounds really interesting! I definitely want to know what this secret is and why Ander's mom died. I'm definitely intrigued by the plot and I can't wait to see where this one goes. Very excited for this book to be released in October!! Also: isn't the cover gorgeous :D

What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths # 2) by K.A. Tucker Review

Name: One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths # 2)
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: June 11th, 2013
Format: E-book copy
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336 pages

Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.


My Review:

Every once in a while you read a book that makes you want to pick it up again and re-read it literally two minutes after you put it down, and boy, was this one of those books.  I loved the first book, Ten Tiny Breaths, but K.A. Tucker absolutely blew me away with this sequel!

Livie walks into college as the perfect girl--she's smart, she's pretty, and she never does anything wrong--but at the same time she is perfectly innocent; innocent, as in, not only had she never kissed a boy or been to a party, but she rarely even talked to boys at all.  At her first night in college, her sister Kacey drags her to a college party, creating a wild night filled with Jell-O shots, tattoos, secrets, firsts, and the gorgeous and teasing Ashton, a night that is mostly gone from her memory when she wakes up the next morning.  What isn't gone, however, is her attraction to Ashton.  Hot, arrogant, sweet, and a bit of a man whore, Ashton is exactly who Livie knows she should stay away from, from the moment he wakes up the next morning calling her "Irish" and refusing to tell her what she said when she was drunk to inspire that nickname.

I loved the way Livie and Ashton acted around each other, especially in the beginning of the book.  The two were constantly dancing around each other, especially because there are real, true reasons why they can't be together: Livie is sort of seeing his best friend, the courteous and charming Connor (though I was never really particularly a fan of his), and Ashton has some really, really sad and difficult home problems that he doesn't tell anyone about, including an out-of-town girlfriend who is not going anywhere.  The love triangle, however, didn't really bother me; that may have just been because it was obvious which boy was perfect for Livie from the first chapter, though.  At any rate, I thought it was a bit rude of Livie to keep dragging on both boys throughout the whole story, but it was difficult for her, as the "perfect" girl, to not want both boys to be happy.

Although I loved just about every scene with Livie and Ashton--K.A. Tucker, by the way, has a way of just completely breaking your heart in one chapter and then putting it seamlessly back together in the next--I also enjoyed how Livie really found herself in college.  Though it was quite difficult for her, she eventually broke out of her shell: she stopped following the path that she had set for herself since she was very, very little, and found out what she wanted and, more importantly, who she wanted to be.  Finding herself was just as important in the book as was finding the right boy, though I did enjoy the latter much more.

Overall, One Tiny Lie was an excellent, electric, exciting, and any other amazing adjective you can think of that starts with an e, book!! If its 4.43 star rating on Goodreads (and that's with over 3 thousand ratings!) doesn't make you want to read this book, then I really hope my review does.  Trust me-- this is one new adult book that you do NOT want to miss!

My Rating:

Friday, July 12, 2013

Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review/Blog Tour

Hi everyone! I am so excited today to be a part of the Frigid tour!

Name: Frigid 
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (writing as J.Lynn)
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Release Date: July 30th, 2013
Format: ARC
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240 pages

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. 

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have. 

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.


My Review:
I absolutely LOVED Frigid. There is something about Jennifer Armentrout's writing that sucks you in...once you start you can't stop!

One of my favorite parts about this book was the main character Syd. I really feel that she was so relatable and she really was a great girl. It was fun seeing her progress throughout the novel from the quiet best friend, to the girl that takes a couple risks and falls in love. This girl really has some spunk as well and some of her lines had me actually laughing out loud! Syd definitely was different then the normal types of heroines that Jennifer writes about, but I really liked Syd and I have to say she is probably one of my favorite characters out of all of the books I have read by Jennifer.

Now onto Kyler...OMG. What I liked so much about him is that we really got to see that he really wasn't that perfect as Syd brought him out to be. Especially with the alternating chapters between the two, we really got to see inside of his head and see how he feels for Syd. I liked that we got to dive a little bit deeper into his mind and find out what he was thinking and he really feels for her. Jennifer's writing is this book is outstanding...the book sucks you in right away and I was hooked on all of the characters. The way she writes just wants you to read more and I just felt hooked once I started this book.

Overall, I really enjoyed Frigid! Has to be one of my favorite NA novels that I have read in awhile and I can't wait to see what other books Jennifer has to offer!

Now onto Kyler's Question...
3.      Tell us about your first kiss, Kyler.  Who was it?  Where was it?  What was it like?  My first kiss wasn’t important enough to remember.   Seriously.  But, I can tell you all about the time I first kissed Sydney.  Actually, I think you’ll read about it.
4.      You don’t really do relationships.  Ever have a girl try very hard to change your mind about that?  How did that go for ya?

Question 4 will be answered on BookLoving Mom 7/15

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