If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin *Review*

Some days I look back on my high school career.  On those days I am embraced with a sort of sadness, the kind that leaves you filled with regret, pain, and sorrow.  My high school life was not one I look back on and miss or long to go back too.  It was the kind of experience that makes me cringe and wish never happened.  I will never go to any high school reunions and I will never tell my kids (if I ever have kids) how awesome high school was.  I was not popular, but I was also not a misfit.  I had a few friends but they were the kind drama followed and left you wondering what was real and what was fake.  Seven years out of high school now and I have found that I love having very few friends, being genuinely honest, and letting myself focus on me whenever I need too.

If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin depicts high school in the most realistic way that I have read in a while.  I felt myself back in those halls among people I never felt truly myself with.  Her main character Autumn felt things that I am sure everyone has felt or been through, but has been to afraid to say so honestly.  From the moment the book starts you know there will be a tragic death at the end.  Despite this knowledge you find yourself still wanting to follow Autumns life and find out what happens…

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Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover *Review*

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover was my first book by her and it automatically got me hooked to her writing! Im not kidding when I say this book gave me all the feels. I happy cried, sad cried, “oh my gosh this is too cute” cried, cried because I was crying cried. I don’t know, you name it I felt it.

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Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead *Review*

Wine. Wine is a glorious drink that those of us old enough certainly like to enjoy from time to time. Today I am enjoying my glass of wine after finally finishing what was one of the worst series I have ever read. I had such a headache getting through this last book that quite frankly I would have poured myself a glass of wine at 9 this morning before starting this book as I knew by the last book that I already hated this series.

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First blog post, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner Review

It is only so often a book truly grips my soul, holds on tight, and never lets go. There is no magic realm in which to get lost in, no epic romance to find your heart breaking for, no thrill to keep you at the edge of your seat. This book is simply about life, the trials, the tests, and the hardships. Jeff Zentner captures reality in a raw and unforgiving way. He beats around no bushes and tells it like it is. Through the eyes of three high school seniors, Jeff shows just how scary, magical, loving, sad, amazing, and horrible the world around us is.

“We are a fallen species, spitting on the gift of salvation. Humanity is irredeemable”

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