Paper Hearts by Ali Novak {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Paper Hearts
Author: Ali Novak
Series: The Heartbreaker Chronicles #2

Synopsis:
“When I met Alec Williams, I nearly fainted. Totally embarrassing, but how often does a regular girl get to meet a famous heartthrob?”

Felicity has been living in the shadow of her best friend Lucy since they were kids. But things change when she is introduced to a quiet guy named Alec. At first Felicity is intimidated by his fame, but as the two grow closer she starts to realize that Alec just might be the guy of her dreams. No other guy has ever made her feel so alive.

The only problem? Lucy has different plans for Alec—plans that start with prom.

Felicity quickly realizes that she will have to make a decision. Will she choose her best friend who has always been there for her, or the mysterious boy that she can’t stop thinking about? Whatever her choice, someone is going to be left broken hearted.

Meet… The Queen of Hearts.

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Review

So cute and so much to swoon over!

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The Heartbreakers (The Heartbreakers Chronicles #1) by Ali Novak {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

4-stars
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: The Heartbreakers
Author: Ali Novak
Series: The Heartbreakers Chronicles #1

Synopsis:
“When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music.”

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.

Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer?

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Review

This was such a cute story that had me laughing and on the verge of tears!

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Nevermore (Nevermore #1) by Kelly Creagh {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Nevermore
Author: Kelly Creagh
Series: Nevermore #1

Synopsis:
Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.

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Review

This was an amazing paranormal book that satisfied my craving for a perfect supernatural book!

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The Redeemable Prince (Star-Crossed #7) by Rachel Higginson {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: The Redeemable Prince
Author: Rachel Higginson
Series: Star-Crossed #7

Synopsis:
Seraphina Van Curen and Sebastian Cartier thought they were soul mates once upon a time. But for over a year, they have been well aware of just how quickly love can turn to hate and how cruel fate can be.

They might not be able to stand the sight of each other, but that’s okay since they avoid each other like the plague.

When danger strikes too close to home, and ancient Magic surfaces, they find themselves in the center of a deadly war. Seraphina and Sebastian strike an uneasy truce in order to end Dmitri Terletov, once and for all. They must work together to save what’s left of the Kingdom and protect the people they love most.

Along the way, they discover fate isn’t finished with them yet.

Fate is just getting started.

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Review

The last book in the series and I’m so happy with it yet SO sad it’s over!

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Fateful Magic (Star-Crossed #6.75) by Rachel Higginson {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Fateful Magic
Author: Rachel Higginson
Series: Star-Crossed #6.75

Synopsis:
Lilly Mason has had a rough life. And an even rougher relationship with her fiancé, Talbott Angelo.

She has felt hopelessness in hopeless situations and despair when the world seemed to crumble around her. But one person has been her rock through it all, the love of her Immortal life, Talbott.

Their relationship has been through as many ups and downs as Lilly’s safety. There was a time when Lilly was certain they could never have a future. And then, when a future together became possible, there were too many other reasons for Lilly to put off the man who wanted to marry her.

Talbott wants to finally give Lilly the wedding she deserves. And Lilly just wants to say “I do” to the man she has loved since she was a teenager.

When outside forces threaten to rip these two Immortal soul-mates apart once again, Talbott and Lilly will do whatever it takes to make their union permanent. They will sacrifice whatever they need to in order to turn their fateful love into something that lasts as long as they will.

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Review

Love!

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The Relentless Warrior (Star-Crossed #6) by Rachel Higginson

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: The Relentless Warrior
Author: Rachel Higginson
Series: Star-Crossed #6

Synopsis:
Jericho Bentley is disillusioned by life. He feels lost in a world of peace and restless in a time threatened by war. He has given up on love, forgotten how to trust others and decided a lifetime of bachelorhood is all that remains for him.

Olivia Taylor was struggling to find her way in a human world. Now taken from the only life she’s ever known and changed on a molecular level, she is more lost than ever. With her sister struggling to survive the after effects of one of Dmitri Terletov’s experiments, Olivia sets off with Jericho to find a cure for both herself and her sister.

Together, Jericho and Olivia find more than vengeance and answers, they find a deep friendship that might teach them both to trust again. Maybe even to love again. As long as they can both put the hurt of their past behind them for good.

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Review

Love and literal magic.

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The Reluctant King (Star-Crossed #5) by Rachel Higginson {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: # Stars
Title: The Reluctant King
Author: Rachel Higginson
Series: Star-Crossed #5

Synopsis:
Avalon St. Andrews has endured Hell and war in an attempt to secure freedom and immortality for his people. Raised and conditioned to be both warrior and leader, he now sits on a throne with his sister Eden, governing the Kingdom in peace. While his people enjoy the benefits of his struggle and loss, he is restless, bored and alone.

Avalon is summoned to fight to save his people once more as the Kingdom is threatened by a brand new evil. In addition to reigning in a kingship he doesn’t want, he is fighting against the very people he has fought so hard to protect. They are determined to throw away their newfound freedom and their newfound leaders.

In this war and in this kingship he feels alone. And for the first time he feels hollow. That is until Amelia Cartier shows up, invading his every thought and shaking up his carefully controlled world.

Now he faces yet another battle—making Amelia his queen.

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Review

The book ended, and my mouth dropped. I couldn’t believe it was already over

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Endless Magic (Star-Crossed #4) by Rachel Higginson {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Endless Magic
Author: Rachel Higginson
Series: Star-Crossed #4

Synopsis:
In the fourth installment of the Star-Crossed Series, we find Eden Matthews a prisoner in the very household she set out to destroy. She is without magic and engaged to the same boy who betrayed her and everyone she loves.

With her wedding looming on the horizon, conditions for her people continue to worsen and her goal of offering her kingdom freedom seems further away than ever.

Her brother is free however, and building a Rebellion that hopes to rescue her. Eden’s parents are working with the Resistance and inside the Citadel Eden finds more allies than she thought possible.

However, there is more at stake for Eden than just an unwanted marriage. Her heart is on the line too, as she fights the pressures of palace life, the prejudice ingrained in her people and a seemingly unbeatable king.

The Star-Crossed Series continues in book 5 with The Reluctant King.

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Review

This is an emotional rollercoaster! I have so many different thoughts but this story just keeps changing my mind.

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Fearless Magic by Rachel Higginson (Star-Crossed #3)

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Fearless Magic
Author: Rachel Higginson
Series: Star-Crossed #3

Synopsis:
Eden Matthew’s world is in shambles. Her grandfather viciously murdered, her twin brother held without magic, and her best friends imprisoned, all at the hands of the one man that was supposed to love her for eternity. She has been betrayed, and now she is being hunted by a king that wants her dead. Eden must pick up the pieces of her life and stand alone against the tyranny that threatens to destroy her world. Alone she must find a way to rebuild the Resistance, locate her missing parents, save her loved ones and take down the monarchy. Everything is against her, including forbidden feelings of a love that she thought was buried. She has declared war and now stands on the precipice of defeat. Losing is not an option however, and Eden must find a way to overcome her emotions, fight through her pain and restore the magic to her kingdom. Fearless Magic is the third installment of The Star-Crossed Series.

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Review

I don’t know why I didn’t give it five stars in the first place but I definitely am now!

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Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson (Star-Crossed Book 1) {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

4-stars
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: Reckless Magic
Author: Rachel Higginson
Series: Star-Crossed Book 1

Synopsis:
16 year old Eden Matthews has been in and out of private schools for the last two years. She can’t seem to stop herself from closing them down. Kingsley is her last chance to finish high school and the last private school willing to accept her.

She is focused on just getting through graduation until she realizes Kingsley is not like the other private schools she’s been to. The students may be different, but so is she. And after meeting Kiran Kendrick, the boy who won’t leave her alone and seems to be the source of all her problems, she is suddenly in a world that feels more make-believe than reality.

To top it off, she is being hunted by men who want to kill Kiran and her best friend Lilly is taken away to a foreign prison. Eden finds herself right in the middle of an ancient war, threatening everything she loves. She alone has to find a way to save her best friend and the boy who has captivated her heart.

Reckless Magic is an intricate story about mystery, adventure, magic and forbidden love. Eden Matthews is an unlikely heroine determined to save the world and be with her one, true love before it’s too late.

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Review

This book was so fun and I went right back to it every chance I got!

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