Saturday, December 29, 2012 0 comments

What Happens Next

Pages: 320
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published Date: October 9th 2012 
Publisher: Poppy
Rating:  ❤❤❤❤❤

How can you talk about something you can’t remember?

Before the ski trip, sixteen-year-old Cassidy “Sid” Murphy was a cheerleader (at the bottom of the pyramid, but still...), a straight-A student, and a member of a solid trio of best friends. When she ends up on a ski lift next to handsome local college boy, Dax Windsor, she’s thrilled; but Dax takes everything from Sid—including a lock of her perfect red curls—and she can’t remember any of it.

Back home and unable to relate to her old friends, Sid drops her college prep classes and takes up residence in the A/V room with only Corey “The Living Stoner” Livingston for company. But as she gets to know Corey (slacker, baker, total dreamboat), Sid finds someone who truly makes her happy. Now, if she can just shake the nightmares and those few extra pounds, everything will be perfect... or so she thinks.

Witty and poignant, Colleen Clayton’s stunning debut is a story about moving on after the unthinkable happens.

Such an amazing book! It was just flawless that I really don't know what to start with. The characters, the plots and pace was just simply brilliant. My heart ached for Sid, for what had happened to her, for how people treated her... But I was somehow happy that it happened, otherwise she would not have met Corey. Their paths would have never crossed and we would not have this fascinating book.

What I truly loved about this book was the fact that the main characters were human beings. In several books I have read, the main characters were so unreal. They are flawlessly beautiful, super smart, extremely charming and so on. Please! No one is that perfect. I was glad that Sid was not out-of-this-world pretty or had 4.0 GPA. She was just... normal.

And Corey. God, what should I say? I want a Corey too. He was so sweet and romantic. He might not be super smart or very handsome or popular at school, but who cares? I really liked his character. Well, I liked every characters in the book, but Corey was my favorite.

In short, Ms.
Friday, December 28, 2012 4 comments



Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
May 17th 2011
Wild Child Publishing
Rating: ❤❤❤

Sadie White's summer job isn't going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother's increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother's job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn't spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.

Even though Sadie isn't impressed by Jax's fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationships never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can't breathe without Sadie.

I wish I could say I liked the book more than this because I really love Ms. Glines's books. Her The Vincent Boys series is very fascinating (I still need to read book 2, though.)

This book started out pretty interesting and I did enjoy flying through the pages. Then it felt a bit too sugary sweet and unrealistic to me. I don't want to sound impolite, but Sadie was just so annoying as h*ll. I knew she was supposed to get hurt when Jax ended their short-life romance, but seriously, she should have gotten a grip. Not eating or going out was just too pathetic.

Moreover, why did every guy (yes, every one of them) have to fall for her? Yes, I know she was sweet, pretty and naive (seriously?), but does it have to be every one of them? I cannot remember how many times I asked myself, "Him too?". 

Let's move on to her mother, the character that bugged me even more than Sadie. A grown a** woman who had a 17-year-old daughter should not have acted like that. Got knocked up, walking around in her underwear, whining about everything and her daughter had to buy condoms for her. Are you for real? Here is what pushed me over the edge:

Jessica slept all night, and if I tried to wake her, she burst into tears. When she cried, Sam cried, so I just left her alone.

For those of you who haven't read it yet, Jessica was Sadie's mother and Sam was the newly born baby boy. This was the scene after Jessica gave birth to baby Sam. I assumed Jessica was at least in her late 30 and the fact that she cried when her daughter wanted her to take care of the baby was unbelievable.

Anyway, I am still  going to read book 2, just to find out what else is going to happen.