Why I’m Flunking Fangirl 101 — Books By My Favorite Authors I Haven’t Read Yet {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today should have been about authors I’d love to meet but since I did that a while ago and skipped last week’s topic because I was busy moving and stuff, I’m cheating and doing that one now.

So today’s all about books by my favorite authors (yay!) that I haven’t read yet (oops). But despite whatever the reason is that I haven’t read these yet, I’m still totally planning on reading these!

So without further ado, here’s my list of shame:

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Trapped In A Library But Not As Awesome As It Sounds — By Your Side by Kasie West {Book Review}

By Your Side by Kasie WestTitle: By Your Side
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date:  January 31st, 2017
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary – Romance

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My rating in stars: 3,5 stars
My rating in words: I liked it

What it’s about:

In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

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Monthly Wrap Up: December 2016

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Hi and welcome to a new monthly wrapup! The last one for 2016…

Can you believe it’s the end of 2016? This year has flown right on by. It also means that next month I have my 1-year blogoversary coming up and I am super excited about that. This whole blogging journey has definitely been one of the highlights of the year for me. I am infinitely thankful that I started this journey and got to know all of you in return. So here’s to many more wonderful years to come!

But first, let’s wrap up December.

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Not Just A Little FIB — The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West {Book Review}

the-fill-in-boyfriend-by-kasie-westTitle: The Fill-In Boyfriend
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date:  May 5th, 2015
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary – Romance

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: I loved it!

What it’s about:

When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend’s graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

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Lots Of Delicious Sarcasm — The Distance Between Us by Kasie West {Book Review}

the-distance-between-us-by-kasie-westTitle: The Distance Between Us
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date:  July 2nd, 2013
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary – Romance

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: I loved it!

What it’s about:

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

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Top Ten Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about my favorite new-to-me authors I read for the first time in 2016. I feel like I’m just massively behind on my TBR, because I seem to discover new amazing authors all the time. And most of these authors are already quite popular with a ton of books out. But, even though I am behind, I kind of don’t mind because it means I can BINGE-READ! And if there’s one thing I love, it’s binge-reading series. Not having to wait years for the next installment = HEAVEN <3

Of course, I’m also discovering amazing debut authors every day, so there I will have to wait for new material along with the rest of the world. But you know what? That’s okay too! Because I can anticipate and obsess over them with my fellow book bloggers and that’s part of the fun!

So anyway, here are 10 of my favorite author discoveries in 2016!

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