Review: The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel

Apr 30, 2014

Title: The Break-Up Artist
Author: Philip Siegel
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publishing Date: April 29, 2014
Pages/Format: 336, ARC

Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the Gap. Becca Williamson breaks up couples. 



After watching her sister get left at the altar, Becca knows the true damage that comes when people utter the dreaded L-word. For just $100 via paypal, she can trick and manipulate any couple into smithereens. With relationship zombies overrunning her school, and treating single girls like second class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even her best friend Val has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend.

One night, she receives a mysterious offer to break up the homecoming king and queen, the one zombie couple to rule them all: Steve and Huxley. They are a JFK and Jackie O in training, masters of sweeping faux-mantic gestures, but if Becca can split them up, then school will be safe again for singletons. To succeed, she'll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date and wiggle her way back into her former BFF Huxley’s life – not to mention start a few rumors, sabotage some cell phones, break into a car, and fend off the inappropriate feelings she’s having about Val’s new boyfriend. All while avoiding a past victim out to expose her true identity.

No one said being the Break-Up Artist was easy.


Book in One Word: Fun!

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Things I would do for this book: Give away/sell my unborn first child (and any children after). Sell my soul. Shave off my eyebrows. Marry Justin Bieber. So pretty much anything. I would do ANYTHING FOR THIS BOOK. And if you haven't read this series? Get on it, get on it right now.

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Apr 29, 2014

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Top Ten Books To Read If You Like

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Apr 27, 2014

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Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting

Apr 25, 2014

Title: The Taking
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publishing Date: April 29, 2014
Pages/Format: 368, ARC

A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing. 

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day. 

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men. 

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?


Book in One Word: Addicting.

Song As Old As Rhyme: Alternative Rock

Apr 24, 2014

My favorite radio station is 107.7 The End, and it's where I find most of my music and fall hard for songs...before they go mainstream. The End has been a bit of a gold mine lately, full of lots of great new music. Here are a few that my ears like!

Waiting on Wednesday (79)

Apr 23, 2014

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Pretty cover: Check. Horned boy in a glass coffin: Check. Release date that's too far away: Check.

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Apr 22, 2014

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Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

Apr 18, 2014

Title: Angelfall
Author: Susan Ee
Publisher: Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publishing Date: August 28, 2012
Pages/Format: 283, Paperback

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


Book in One Word: GREAT.

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Apr 16, 2014

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I've been on a bit of a fantasy kick lately, so YES PLEASE.

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Apr 15, 2014

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March On, Spring Into April

Apr 12, 2014


Ack, better late than never, right? It's time to say goodbye to March and hopefully say hello to better weather! (And for the mostish part, I'll be pretending April hasn't happened yet.)

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Apr 9, 2014

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I have yet to delve into the NA world, but this book sounds just too fun to pass up!

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Apr 2, 2014

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I loved the thrill ride that the first book was in this series, and I am SO EXCITED for its sequel. It just sounds awesome, and I'm hoping it's as amazing and flawless as its predecessor. Seriously, it was SO GOOD and I need this book like yesterday and I'd totally kill for it.

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Apr 1, 2014

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