on The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay.

Hello there. Is anyone here?

It’s been over a month since I posted an article/review but I actually do have a valid reason for it. Exams. And then my new obsession with The Flash and Arrow (but that’s for another time). Anyway, I am really sorry. While I have been reading, I was not really feeling in the blogger mode. However, summer is here and I plan to catch up on my reading and post more regularly. Maybe even some personal photos – I feel brave.

Back to the book though. The Sea of Tranquility was waiting for me for over a month and finally, I have finished. So without further ado, here’s my thoughts.

Synopsis:

the sea of tranquility

Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone discovering her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.

All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone, and everyone allows it because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. The more he gets to know her, the more of a mystery she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a slow-building, character-driven romance about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

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on Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

Hello there.

I have a bucket list. One of the things on there is “win something randomly”. Few weeks ago, I could cross it out because I got a “first-reads” book through Goodreads! Imagine how excited I was. I know, this book isn’t exactly new, but who cares. I haven’t read it and from what I saw, the reviews were very good. So here’s what I thought.

Synopsis:

before i fall

They say ‘live every day as if it’s your last’—but you never actually think it’s going to be. At least I didn’t.

The thing is, you don’t get to know when it happens. You don’t remember to tell your family that you love them or—in my case—remember to say goodbye to them at all.

But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you’d want to change…?

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on Charade (Games #1) by Nyrae Dawn.

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I know I kind of promised Point of Retreat (Slammed #2), but I didn’t want to write another review like yesterday. Long story story short: I read it, didn’t like it, found another book. Which was a great decision! My list of to-read is quite long and after that I have a longer list of to-read so it’s not like I should browse Goodreads more. But I did and stumble on Charade. And I don’t know why, but the preview was good enough to make me read this book. So I did. And I loved it. And here is more about it!

Synopsis:

Charade

Nineteen-year-old Cheyenne tries to portray the perfect life to mask the memories of her past. Walking in on her boyfriend with another woman her freshman year in college threatens that picture of perfection.

Twenty-one-year-old Colt never wanted college and never expected to amount to anything, but when his mom’s dying wish is for him to get his degree, he has no choice but to pretend it’s what he wants too.

Cheyenne needs a fake boyfriend to get back at her ex and Colt needs cash to take care of his mom, so they strike a deal that helps them both. But what if Cheyenne’s past isn’t what she thought? Soon they’re trading one charade for another—losing themselves in each other to forget about their pain. The more they play their game, the more it becomes the only thing they have that feels real.

Both Cheyenne and Colt know life is never easy, but neither of them expect the tragedy that threatens to end their charade and rip them apart forever.

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on Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover.

Hi.

I need to sort out my priorities. Last night, instead of cramming insanely boring financial accounting, I gave Slammed a try. It’s a quite popular new adult book on Goodreads, but I was resisting it for a while, because some of the reviews. I started Sins & Needles but because of my brain not working at midnight, I decided to defer that book and read something easy without the need to turn on my brain properly. So here we go again!

Synopsis:

slammed

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

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