The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: The Replacement Crush
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Series: None

Synopsis:
After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.

But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.

Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

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Review

After reading The Replacement Crush, I’m 100% sure I have found my ultimate book boyfriend!

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Broken Ties (Prequel, The Mentalist Series) by Kenechi Udogu

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

4-stars
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: Broken Ties (Prequel Novella)
Author: Kenechi Udogu
Series: The Mentalist Series
Format: eBook provided in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis:
Paul Colt has a problem, and it is not one most teenage boys face. Yes, he likes a girl; one he’s pretty certain he’ll do foolish things for, given the chance. But he can’t go after her, or any other girl for that matter. That’s what he gets for being an Averter; forced to toe the line for the propagation of the collective. He knows some rules are okay to trifle with, and there are some which should never be broken. The gravest of them all?

Don’t fall in love.

Ever.

This is the story of how Paul breaks that rule.

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Review

First thing’s first, I was so intrigued when I found out that the book was in Paul and Nora’s point of view!

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Keepers (The Mentalist Series Book 3) by Kenechi Udogu {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

4-stars

Keepers (The Mentalist Series Book 3) by Kenechi Udogu

The dust appears to have settled after the brief descent of the Progressive Empaths on Sandes. But, if there is any truth to Anthony’s story, Gemma and her friends know they might soon have to face the mysterious Keepers. Myth or real threat, one thing is certain; running is no longer an option, for any of them. Can Gemma protect the ones she loves without forming an unlikely alliance?

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

The moment I found out that this was told in Gemma and Russ’s point of view I got so excited!

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Sentient (The Mentalist Series #2) by Kenechi Udogu

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

4-stars

Sentient (The Mentalist Series #2) by Kenechi Udogu

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Mastering her Progressive Empath abilities isn’t going as well as Gemma hoped. In fact, months after finding out what she really is, she still has no clue what this truly means. All she can do is wait to see if any new abilities will eventually manifest. Things aren’t going great with Russ either. Unsure of how to handle her Sentient Link with him, she tries to integrate herself in his busy social life but struggles to adjust to her new circumstances.

When she is plagued by recurring nightmares, Gemma realises things are changing and knows she has to do something, fast. The arrival of two sets of strangers in town, both offering the much needed assistance she needs to unearth her powers, escalates the situation even further. Gemma attempts to decipher whose intentions are genuine, but does she have enough time to figure out who has her best interest at heart?

Synopsis from Goodreads

Review

This book was so intense! My heart is still rapidly beating.

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Aversion (The Mentalist Series #1) by Kenechi Udogu

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

4-stars

Aversion (The Mentalist Series #1) by Kenechi Udogu

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

For Gemma Green’s first time, things should have been straightforward. Find your subject, hold their gaze and push a thought into their head to save them from future disaster – Aversion complete. A pretty simple process given that the subject was to have no recollection of the experience. But Russ Tanner doesn’t seem to want to forget. In fact the more she tries to avoid him, the more he pushes to get to know her. Gemma knows she has a problem but is she facing the side effects of a failed Aversion or has the school’s tennis champ really fallen for her?

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Right away I was intrigued by Aversion. I have never really read a book like this and I thought that it was such a cool concept!

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Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

4-stars

Ripple by Mandy Hubbard

Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. The water calls to her, draws her in, forces her to sing her deadly song to unsuspecting victims. If she succumbs, she kills. If she doesn’t, the pain is unbearable. To keep herself and those she cares about safe, she shuts herself off, refusing to make friends or fall in love – again. Because the last time she fell in love with a boy, he ended up dead.
Then Lexi finds herself torn. Against her better judgement, she’s opening up again, falling in love with someone new when she knows she shouldn’t. But when she’s offered the chance to finally live a normal life, she learns that the price she must pay to be free of her curse is giving him up.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Ripple was an enjoyable book that kept me guessing until the end and surprised me with some plot twists.

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Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

4-stars

Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

Torn between two destinies…

Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she’s the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: she’s a werewolf.

As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger. Claire’s new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt. Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin. With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, she will make a choice that will change her forever…

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Every single time I read a supernatural book, I remember just how much I love them!

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Kayla’s Favorite Teen Reads of 2017

Written by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

 

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long


This story was so magical and just completely took me to a whole new world.
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The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


Loved this series because not only did it remind me of how supernatural romance novels are amazing, it was just such a good story idea and was enjoyable through each and every book.
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The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

4-stars

The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia’s led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when it’s revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she’s ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins – long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control – she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor’s history, forever.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

The False Princess was definitely a story that I enjoyed reading. I finished it in two days (which is the usual time I read a good novel) and I did not stop turning the pages!

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Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

 

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

3-stars

Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney

Seventeen-year-old Julien is a romantic—he loves spending his free time at the museum poring over the great works of the Impressionists. But one night, a peach falls out of a Cezanne, Degas ballerinas dance across the floor, and Julien is not hallucinating.

The art is reacting to a curse that trapped a beautiful girl, Clio, in a painting forever. Julien has a chance to free Clio and he can’t help but fall in love with her. But love is a curse in its own right. And soon paintings begin to bleed and disappear. Together Julien and Clio must save the world’s greatest art . . . at the expense of the greatest love they’ve ever known.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Starry Nights was an interesting story, one that I never really read anything like it.

It was about paintings coming to life with magic muse dust and other events that relied heavily on fantasy. It takes place in Paris. When Julien makes a new friend Bonheur, he realizes he is not going as crazy as he thinks and he soon comes to realize that his love for art is now in a whole new perspective.

Not only does he discover that he plays a big role in the art world, but he also discovers that the paintings are alive and the painted people are coming out of their frames! One girl, in particular, comes out of her painting at night in the museum like all other paintings do.

The terrible part is that she is trapped and Julien is falling for her. And the paintings are dying.

Overall this book wasn’t one of my top favorites. I wish there was a little more to Clio and Julian’s relationship.

I think this was an interesting story that I, ultimately, enjoyed reading.

 

Butterfly Rating: 1 star

1-star
I didn’t get any butterflies.

 

Book Boyfriend Rating: 3 stars

3-stars

 

Age Recommendation: 12+

 

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