Title: Where I Found You (Sea #1)
Author: Heidi R. Kling
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published date: 4th December 2017
Published by: Entangled Teen
Rating: 3 / 5 stars
After her mother’s plane went missing over the Indian Ocean, seventeen-year-old Sienna Jones gave up everything she loved about living in California. No more surfing. No more swimming. No more ocean, period. Playing it safe, hiding from the world, is the best call.
Until her dad throws down the challenge of a lifetime: spend the summer with his humanitarian team in Indonesia, working with orphans who lost everything in a massive tsunami.
The day they arrive, Sienna meets a mysterious boy named Deni, whose dark, intense eyes make her heart race. Their stolen nights force her to open up and live in a way she thought she couldn’t anymore. When she’s with Deni, she remembers the girl she used to be…and starts to feel like the woman he sees in her.
A woman he wants for his own.
But when Deni’s past comes looking for him, Sienna’s faced with losing another person she loves. She can’t do it. Not again.
Fortunately, this time, she has a plan.
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Title: The Sweetheart Sham (Southern Charmed #1)
Author: Danielle Ellison
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Published by: Entangled Teen: Crush
Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars
In a small town like Culler, South Carolina, you guard your secrets like you guard your cobbler recipe: with your life. Georgia Ann Monroe knows a thing or two about secrets: she’s been guarding the truth that her best friend Will is gay for years now. But what happens when a little white lie to protect him gets her into a fake relationship…and then the boy of her dreams shows up?
Enter Beau Montgomery: Georgie’s first love, hotter than ever, and much too much of a southern gentleman to ever pursue someone else’s girl. There’s no way to come clean to Beau while still protecting Will. But bless their hearts, they live in Culler—where secrets always have a way of revealing themselves.
Hi everyone~ I have been such an inconsistent poster when it comes to Top 5 Wednesday. Hopefully, this coming month will be different.
Top 5 Wednesday is a discussion group started by GingerreadsLainey, and now moderated by Sam (thoughtsontomes). This week’s topic is ‘Authors You’d Want to Write Like’. If I’ve been asked this question years ago, I would probably have a lot to list out. But now, hopefully, I can think of five.
Title: Sad Girls
Author: Lang Leav
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Published date: 30th May 2017
Published by: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Star rating: 2 / 5 stars
Your first love isn’t the first person you give your heart to—it’s the first one who breaks it.
School is almost out for Audrey, but the panic attacks are just beginning. Because Audrey told a lie and now her classmate, Ana, is dead. Just as her world begins to spin out of control, Audrey meets the enigmatic Rad—the boy who could turn it all around. But will their ill-timed romance drive her closer to the edge?
Title: The Running Dream
Author: Wendelin van Draanen
Published date: 11th January 2011
Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Disabilities, Sports
Source: Paperback copy (owned)
An award-winning and inspiring novel. When Jessica’s dreams are shattered, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before.
Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She’s not comforted by the news that she’ll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?
As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don’t know what to say, act like she’s not there. Which she could handle better if she weren’t now keenly aware that she’d done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she’s missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.
With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that’s not enough for her now. She doesn’t just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her
Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
Hello everyone~ It is November, and all of you writers and future writers know what that means. Yup, it’s NaNoWriMo time~ I am participating again this year, and decided to work on the same WIP I worked on last year, with mostly everything scraped because I decided it needs a new plot. The first week has ended, but I’m not satisfied with my progress. I have a goal of writing at least 10, 000 words for the first week, but I only managed to write 8, 000 words, more or less.
Hello everyone, and welcome to this ghost town that is my blog. It’s officially Halloween, yay! Sadly, I live in Malaysia, where we don’t celebrate Halloween, unless you’re invited to private Halloween parties by friends or colleagues (which I wasn’t).
Anyways, I didn’t grow up with decorating the house for Halloween, dressing up, and going out to other people’s house for trick-or-treat. However, I do have a Halloween tradition. When I was younger, there will always be Halloween-themed movies (usually on Disney Channel) playing back-to-back for days leading to Halloween’s Day itself. And I used to camp out in front of the television with snacks in my hand to watch these movies.