Starkissed by Brynna Gabrielson {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

4-stars
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: Starkissed
Author: Brynna Gabrielson

Synopsis:

Kissing movie star Grant West may be every teenage girl’s dream, but when it happens to Sydney Kane, it’s nothing but a nightmare. Sure he’s cute, but having her face plastered all over celebrity gossip blogs is not something she’s interested in. Now cheerleaders are trying to befriend her, reporters won’t stop calling, and her mother keeps chasing her with a curling iron so she won’t be caught by the paparazzi with flat hair ever again.

Forgetting Grant is all Sydney wants and Colin, the guy she’s had a crush on since seventh grade, seems like a pretty good way to do it. Then Grant shows up at Sydney’s door begging for a second chance and the more she gets to know him, the more she isn’t sure she wants him to go away. But with Grant in the picture, Colin is backing off and she definitely doesn’t want that. Everything is a mess and Sydney doesn’t know what to do, who to choose, or how to make those pesky cheerleaders leave her alone. She only knows one thing for sure, being STARKISSED isn’t a dream come true at all.

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Review

My heart is still beating for this book even after I’ve finished it!

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Chantress Fury (Chantress Trilogy #3) by Amy Butler Greenfield {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Chantress Fury
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Series: Chantress Trilogy #3

Synopsis:
The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.

With a song, Lucy can control the wind and the water; she can bring castles and kingdoms to their feet. Since Lucy mastered her powers, King Henry has kept her close as he’s rebuilt England. She’s his best ally—and his workhorse. And now he’s called her to investigate attempted murder: His men claim they were almost killed on the Thames…by a mermaid. All Lucy can glean from the creature they’ve captured is a warning: The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.

And then the floods begin. Swaths of London are submerged as the people scramble to defend themselves against the water—and the monsters—that are flooding their streets. As mistrust of Lucy’s magic grows, the king relies on Nat, Lucy’s great love, to guide them through the storm. But Nat is cold and distant to Lucy. He swore his love only a year before, and now he calls her “stranger.”

Lucy is determined to defeat this powerful new magic alone if she must. But then she hears an eerie song within the water…can it mean that she’s not the last Chantress after all?

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Review

I finished this book in one day…and I think by that you can figure out how I felt about it!

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Endlessly by Kiersten White (Paranormalcy #3) {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Endlessly
Author: Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #3

Synopsis:
In Endlessly, pink-loving, butt-kicking Evie has way too much on her to-do list. Paranormals are begging her to open a faerie gate so they can leave the human world, something Evie’s not sure she has the power to do. The Dark Queen is torturing humans and must be destroyed.

On top of all that, Evie’s prom is coming up. She’s not sure what to wear, and, oh, yeah, her shape-shifting boyfriend, Lend, has been cursed so that he falls into an enchanted sleep whenever he and Evie are in the same room…and even Evie’s ex-boyfriend, the faerie Reth, can’t reverse the dark magic.

An epic battle is looming, and the choices Evie makes will determine the fate of whole paranormal world—and her own life.

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Review

I finished the entire series and now I’m wondering what I’m going to do now that I’m not soaking up those books all day!

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The Wicca Series (aka The Sweep Series) by Cate Tiernan {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

4-stars
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: The Complete Wicca Series/Sweep Series
Author: Cate Tiernan
Series: Wicca Series

Synopsis:
Something is happening to me that I don’t understand.

I see things, feel things in a new way. I can do things normal people can’t do. Powerful things. Magical things. It scares me.

I never chose to learn witchcraft. But I’m starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing me.

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Review

15 book later, there is a review!

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Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

4-stars
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: Reached
Author: Ally Condie
Series: Matched

Synopsis:
After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.

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Review

Poetry can be underrated in books but let’s all be honest, IT SHOULDN’T!

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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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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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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

5-stars

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han

[Audiobook Purchased from Audible]

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

This was an adorable YA Romance with such a great premise. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was an absolute pleasure to read.

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