Blog Tour: The Rules of Rebellion by Amity Hope

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A sweet and funny easy-to-read novel…

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The Rules of Rebellion
by Amity Hope
Published by Entangled Teen
on April 2nd, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance YA
Rating: 3_5_star
Steamy Level:
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  1. Skinny dip (her idea)
  2. Prank someone (his idea)
  3. Stargaze (her idea)
  4. Kiss someone (his idea)
    Leo Zimmerman has had a crush on his curvy best friend Kylie Jenkins since forever, so When he discovers the girl with a flair for baking has a newfound plan to rebel against her overbearing parents, he’s determined to be the one to help her carry it out. Who better than a self-proclaimed rebel like himself to show her the ropes of letting loose?
    Sure, taking her to her first high school party, helping her sneak out of the house, or watching a sunset together isn’t exactly a hardship, but much harder is masking his feelings the more time they spend together. And when he suggests adding “kiss a boy” to Kylie’s plan and she accepts…suddenly all his dreams seem to be coming true.
    But Leo’s got a secret that could change everything between them, and it’s only a matter of time before it comes to the surface.

 

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Something you need to know about me is how trash I’m about YA romance novels about friendships that evolve to something more. That’s the main reason why I asked for the opportunity to review this book. Thank you so much Entangled Teen for still trusting me with your author’s babies.

Being this baby the first book I’ve read by this author I kind of wanted to be surprised by her writing style but that didn’t happen, overall the book is pretty solid with a good plot with some exciting twist just to keep it spicy. Hope did surprise me because I did not expect Leo’s secret to be that sort of thing.

Kylie is this sweet goody-two-shoes girl, she kind of reminds me of Lara Jean @ToAllTheBoysIloveBefore, with a bratty little sister who dares her to step out of her comfort zone and she does it by creating a list of adventurous and illegal things she wants to do before her senior high school year is over. She never expected Leo, her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend (see what I did there 😉, to be the one who helped her complete her list and fill the blank spaces. But as you already know, Leo is infatuated by her and see this as a change to spend more time with his crush and maybe make her fall in love with him.

What I liked more about TRoR is that isn’t only centered in the kids and how rebellious they are, but also the importance of the family and how your parents opinions actually matter when you’re in high school. They’re not military-kind-of strict parents but have set up rules their daughters have to follow and all of that is having their best interest at heart. I really liked that.

That being said, The Rules of Rebellion was everything I expected it to be. A sweet and funny easy-to-read novel about friendship, family and how love can be right in front of you waiting for you to notice it. I wish I had read more books like this one when I was in high school all those years ago. Definitely what sixteen year old me would have liked.

 

Thank you for reading this review and see you next time 🙂

She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlop | Review

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She Regrets Nothing
by Andrea Dunlop
Published by Atria Books
on February 6th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary
Rating4_5_star
Steamy Level:4_steam

 

 

 

 

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This novel is all about family drama, the kind of soap opera every latina loves. Relationships complicated by money, ambitious and the importance of social status.

I certainly wasn’t expecting half of the things that happened in this story. When I read the blurb on NetGalley I was expecting a light read, a lot of fun and maybe some sad parts because Laila is an orphan who just found her father was the younger son of one of the wealthiest men in New York. Turns out Laila was a Bitch, and yes, that capital “B” was needed.

When Laila met her cousins, Libby, Leo and Nora she feels entitled to the lifestyle have in New York City, the lifestyle she had been denied to. They take her in because she is family and a novelty, they help her find her place in New York as the new granddaughter, but there’s no denying she doesn’t fit the mold. She’s tacky and extra. And when she is no longer the new cousin but just a girl spending their money they get tired of her.

A “normal” person would find a job but the minimum wage wasn’t enough for her anymore after living the life of the 2%. And this is where the plot thickens. So much betrayal and ambitious turns Laila into a cold-hearted bitch and after all the damage she has caused she regrets nothing. But in all my life I wouldn’t have believed all the things she was capable to do just to fit with the rich kids.

This is the first time I read Andrea Dunlop’s writing, I was surprised with her style. It was so easy to feel that I was there with Laila and Nora partying all the weekends in the most exclusive clubs in Manhattan. I praise her writing because I despised Laila along with other characters, Dunlop made her real, twisted and believable. Her actions along with the secrets she discovered were her downfall.

I plan on reading more books by Andrea Dunlop, her unique way of portraying a society I know little about captivated me and in some ways disgusted me because her characters were born to be disgusting human beings.

Can’t wait to hear what you guys think about #SheRegretsNothing. 

See you soon.

 

 

 

 

If There’s No Tomorrow | Quotes

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I haven’t felt the need to write anything in the last months, whether it was this blog or my book in progress, I have felt only grief, the worst kind of it.

There are a few authors out there for who I don’t need to know what their books is about, everytime they publish a new one I know I’ll read, eventually. Armentrout is in said group. I fell in love with her writing with the Lux series, and I’ve seen her grown as an author from the Covenant Series to her latest release, If There’s No Tomorrow. Her writing is so much better but the esence is still there in every silly reliable comment, in every well-written and devastating emotion.

It’s no wonder that it took me only four hours -with so many breaks -to finish this book. I don’t know if it has happened to you, but most of the time I see some of the characters in myself, but this time I saw some of myself in Lena.

Yes, I went through an unrequited love for a couple of years, I lost three parts of myself in the same couple of years and I’m trying to cope with grief every day. I know the pain won’t always be this intense, but some days it feels like it would never stop and is the only thing left inside of me.

I wasn’t sure if I should post this, it came from somewhere deep inside of me, it feels too personal but at the same time, I think is a good way to remember them, to let them know I’m still fighting to find myself once again.

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It’s a nice sentiment, though, isn’t it? Living life saying tomorrow will be better whenever something bad happens. Whenever we’re filled with disappointment. But tomorrow is never guaranteed.

Will I continue with this series? | Waiting on Wednesday

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This Waiting on Wednesday is going to be a bit different for the previous posts in this section.

Who doesn’t love a good fantasy book? A story about magical creatures who fell in love with humans in worlds divided by wars. Yeah, I love those kinds of stories so is quite obvious that I’ve read all the books published by Sarah J. Maas until yesterday when Tower of Dawn was released.

I’ve loved each one of the books she has published in both of her sagas there are so many great characters, plot-lines and battles. When she announced the novella about Chaol, I was even fine with it, a plus, for those who like him and I was going to read it, because why not? But then… Oh boy, she wrote so much about him that the novella turned into a WHOLE BOOK was centred in a character that has the worst development in the series, by doing this the publication date of the last book was postponed. THAT didn’t make me happy.

I was okay with the fact that Maas loved Chaol so much for her to write a novella about him, but pushing, even more, the publication date of the last book didn’t sit well with me to the point that I don’t want to read anything about Chaol.

What’s even more, that’s not the only reason I’m not sure about continuing with this series. After I read ACOWAR, I was so disappointed with all the cliches and boring battle scenes and how she refuses to talk publicly about diversity, we know she tried to make her books more relatable to all her readers for all over the world, but the way she chose to do it wasn’t okay.

She is one of my favourite authors but recently I’ve felt so let down for her decisions in both series to be excited about this new release, which doesn’t feature the main character at all and chronologically happens at the same time than the last book. Only George. R. R. Martin can do that.

So, yeah, I’m 90% sure I won’t read this book, the other 10% is all about my effing curiosity for knowing it all, but I’ll fight it because I don’t even care if Chaol dies in this novel. 

Let’s be sassy together.