American Street by Ibi Zoboi

❝ My two paths meet at this corner, and it seems like I have to choose one. One street represents a future, the other leads to a different kind of life. Papa Legba, the keeper of the crossroads, will help me choose.❞

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Title: American Street
Author: Ibi Zoboi
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Barnes & Nobles   

Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads: The rock in the water does not know the pain of the rock in the sun.

On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life.

But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.

Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?

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March Wrap-Up & April Most Anticipated Releases

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Hey Guys!

For the month of March, I decided to slow down when it came to blogging and just read more instead. The major reason for this is because I’ve developed carpal tunnel in my left hand and it’s become very hard to blog some nights. Blogging with one hand is no fun at all and while there isn’t much that I can to fix the damage done, I’m hoping that a little rest keeps the pain from getting worst. I did manage to read a great number of backlist books on my TBR this month and I’m hoping that I can somehow keep this up so I can start cleaning up my shelves. With further ado…

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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

❝ Bailey, I’ve been yours. I’ve just been waiting for you to make up your mind.❞

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Title: Alex, Approximately
Author: Jenn Bennett
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Links: Goodreads | Barnes & Nobles | Book Depository 

*ARC Borrowed for Review*

Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads: In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent half of her junior year falling for a sensitive film geek she only knows online as “Alex.” Two coasts separate them until she moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist trap, the oddball Cavern Palace Museum. Or that she’s being tormented daily by Porter Roth, a smart-alecky yet irritatingly hot museum security guard. But when Porter and Bailey are locked in the museum overnight, Bailey is forced to choose whether she should cling to a dreamy fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex. Approximately.

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Dirty Souls by Karina Halle

❝ I love her with my dark and dangerous heart. I love her with my wicked and dirty soul.❞

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Title: Dirty Souls
Author: Karina Halle
Series: Sins Duet
Publication Date: March 20, 2017
Publisher: Metal Blonde Books

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Rating: ★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads: Violet McQueen has always been a sensitive soul. Troubled and misunderstood, she never realized her place in the world, nor her true potential…until she met Vicente Bernal.

From birth, Vicente Bernal has always known his place in the world – he’s been groomed to be a ruthless king. Yet for a man whose soul has become morally bankrupt, it’s only through Violet he’s realizing the worth of someone’s heart.

But at what cost?

With a deadly game set in motion taking them from the stark deserts of California to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Violet and Vicente’s forbidden relationship will be put to the test. Boundaries will be pushed, lines will be crossed and souls will get very, very dirty.

Because how do you choose between blood and love when both might get you killed?

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Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie

❝ Every moment is wild, even the quiet ones.❞

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Title: Some Kind of Perfect
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters
Publication Date: May 20, 2016
Publisher: Self-published

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads: Falling in love was just the beginning

The conclusion to the epic ten-book series about the unbreakable strength of family, friendship, and love.

Lily & Lo are back one final time. Childhood best friends and soul mates.

Ryke & Daisy are back one final time. Wild risk-takers and flirty adventurers.

Connor & Rose are back one final time. Genius rivals and intellectual teammates.

Ten years of laughter. Of heartache. And love.

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A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott

❝ We’re two kids who found each other when each needed someone to believe in them the most. Our bodies have grown. Our hearts are still the same. And they knew…Mine knew all along, and his remembered.❞

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Title: A Boy Like You
Author: Ginger Scott
Series: Like You
Publication Date: March 3, 2017
Publisher: Self-published

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads: They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.

We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe.

And then he disappeared.

Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream.

I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy.

He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer, and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me—his eyes constantly questioning, doubting…daring. Still, something about him—it feels…familiar.

He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else. Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.

This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew, is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.

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