Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: On the Fence

On the Fence by Kasie West

I finally, finally got this book from Amazon! It was supposed to ship in two days but it took eight.  I was basically checking my doorstep for a box every two minutes.

This book, not unlike The Distance Between Us, was super adorable. However, if I had to choose between On the Fence and The Distance Between Us, I would have to choose the later because there were more “aw, so cute moments.” However, we do get plenty of “aw, so cute moments” in On The Fence.

18298225 The main character of this book is named Charlie, and she is everything that a typical teenage girl is not. Her mother passed away in a car accident, so her whole life has been spent with her dad, her brothers, and her next door neighbor, Braden. She has quite the lack of femininity in her life. She loves playing sports, from disc golf to basketball to football. She considers herself the queen of all tomboys.

Then, after one too many parking tickets, her dad tells her it is time to get a job. The job she lands is quite the opposite of her personality.She is thrown into the world of fashion, makeup, and modeling.

And to her surprise, she kind of likes it.

She’s confused about who she is and who she wants to be. The only thing she is sure and stable about in her life is her late night fence chats with Braden. And as the chats become a regular habit, she realizes she has fallen for Braden. Hard.

But the only thing he sees her as is his sister.

Can Charlie figure out who she is? Is she the tom boy that plays football with her brothers? Or is she a girl, deep down, that wants to wear makeup and sparkly shirts?

Or can she be both?

“Hey guys,' I said. 'Don't be idiots. This is Evan. Evan, the angry-looking one is Jerom, the constipated-looking one is Nathan, and the goofball on the right is Gage.'
Gage laughed. 'Constipated, Nathan? We said to look fierce.”

This was an adorable story about family, friendship, and love. Charlie’s brothers were awesome. Family is definitely one of the main themes of this story, which I love. Nowdays the importance of family in our lives has faded. This story shows us that our family can become our closest friends.

And OMG I totally ship Braden and Charlie. Their ship name is Bradlie. Yes. Don’t question my weird ship names. Just go along with it :-).

Braden was one of those guys that you can’t help falling in love with. He’s funny, sweet, overprotective, concerned, and {occasionally} adorably awkward. Every time he and Charlie had their Fence Chats, I did a mental

And the end of the book is so. Cute. It was everything I could have asked for and more.

I hope you guys will take my word for it and pick up On The Fence. It is a perfect summer read and you will not be disappointed.

Sorry that this review is so short and sweet. I’m really trying to post more! <3 span="">

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July Newsletter

Sarah's Note: July has sooooooooo many good books coming out! YES! Just take a look below :-). 

Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth
Release Date: July 8th

Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.

18126198Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling divergent series, told from the perspective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy.

On the Fence by Kasie West
18298225Release Date: July 1st

She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.

Idols by Margaret Stohl {Icons #2}

11861743The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us.

Most of us. 

Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon's power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated - and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath a mountain, Dol makes contact with a fifth Icon Child, if only through her visions. When Dol and the others escape to Southeast Asia in search of this missing child, Dol's dreams, feelings and fears collide in an epic showdown that will change more than just four lives -- and stop one heart forever.

In this riveting sequel to Icons, filled with nonstop action and compelling romance, bestselling author Margaret Stohl explores what it means to be human and how our greatest weakness can be humanity's strongest chance at survival.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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