Us Against You by Fredrik Backman *Review+Book Tour*

I cannot thank Atria Books enough for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour!  I won’t lie when I say I was scared to start this book.  It is one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and I LOVED Beartown.  So like any true sequel I worried it wouldn’t be as good as the first.  I also was scared of all the emotions Backman was about to put me through.  But I did it, I just dove in and I fell in love all over again, with his writing, these characters, and this story.  From chapter one I was already tearing up, Backman’s writing is by far some of the best writing I’ve ever read and Us Against You is no different, it is Backman at his best.  I give this 5 whole stars.

“We are the bears! We are the Bears! We are the Bears! The bears from Beartown!”

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The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Graydon House for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour.

Following four best friends over the course of many years, this book explores hard topics such as abuse, miscarriages, and betrayal, but even more importantly tells the story of love, friendship, and family.  I give this genuine story of friendship standing the test of time 4 out of 5 stars!

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Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry *Review+Book Tour*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Harlequin Teen for sending me a copy of Say You’ll Remember Me in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour!

I will say I wasn’t sure about this book at first since it took me a while to really get into it, but by the end I was so invested in these characters that my emotions were all over the place.  I rate this beautifully touching coming of age romance 4 out of 5 stars!

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A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay *Review+Giveaway+Tour*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Atria Books for sending me a copy of A Hundred Small Lessons in exchange for an honest review, and for having me on this tour!

Following the lives of two different women intertwined by a single house, this story touches on the changes and daily struggles experienced through different stages of life.  A heartwarming story with out all the drama, but all the realities of life and lovable characters I rate this book 3.5 stars!

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Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni *Review*

I rate this young adult story 2 out of 5 stars.  Thank you so much Penguin Teen for sending this book to me in exchange for an honest review.

I was incredibly excited for this book.  As someone who suffers from severe depression I like to read books that focus on mental illness or have story lines relating to it.  I went into this book expecting something completely different from what it ended up being.  Unfortunately, after some thought, I was mostly just disappointed in a book that had great potential.

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If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout *Review + Book Tour*

Thank you so much Harlequin Teen and TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

I rate this emotional read 3.5 stars! A story about how one decision can impact your tomorrow, Jennifer explores the consequences of certain choices and the changes gone through after these actions.  While I found a bit of the story to be forced and a little uninspired, being similar to many story lines out there, the writing was well done and the characters were easy to relate too.  This was a perfect afternoon read when you’re feeling the need for something eye opening and emotional all while having a cute romance to make you swoon.

“Because sometimes happily-ever-after existed only in the books I read.”

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Stolen Songs by Samantha Armstrong *Review*

3.5 out of 5 stars!  Thank you Koru House Press for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

From page one I was sucked into this world of drugs, parties, reckless parents and music.  As the story unfolds I found myself becoming more and more attached to Maddison and her siblings and her future with the cello.  I finished this story in a day and adored so much of it.  There were a few things I wasn’t big on, but in general for a debut novel this was such an enjoyable read!

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