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Review: We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) – Jenny Han


We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) – Jenny Han

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Title: We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3)

Author: Jenny Han

Release Date: April 26, 2011

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 291

Source: Bookstore

It’s been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college– only, their relationship hasn’t exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It’s time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

4 out of 5 stars

Plot:

This was the perfect ending to the Summer Trilogy. I loved this book. I started this morning and finished it around 1:45. I really enjoyed this book and it makes me want summer to come. This book was about Jeremiah proposing to Belly right at the end of her freshman year in college. She loves him, so she says yes. They think the families will be happy for them, but it turns out they highly disapprove. Everyone says they’re much too young to be making big decisions, like getting married. She loves Jere, but does she love him enough to spend the rest of her life with him? Did she fall for the wrong Fisher boy in the end? We’ll Always Have Summer is a realistic take on a college couple getting in over their heads. I love the whole story and all the characters in it.

Characters:

I have been team Conrad for most of the time throughout this series and this book was no exception. Conrad and Belly are perfect together and tehy make the perfect couple. I didn’t like Jere in this book. I’ve never really disliked Jere, but in this one he got irritating and really selfish. People who have read this book understand why Jere is so irritating to me. That is one of the worst, most unforgivable things anyone could ever do. Jere and Belly weren’t meant to be and it really becomes obvious in this book. Belly and Conrad, though, they are perfect. :)

Who Would I Be?:

I would choose to be Conrad because what he did at the end of the book was really brave. I would want to feel what that kind of bravery would feel like. He risked his relationship with his own brother to follow the girl he loved. He chose to act on being in love and in the end it worked out for him.

Series:

It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) – Jenny Han

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Review: We Were Liars – E. Lockhart (ARC)


We Were Liars – E. Lockhart

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Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Release Date: May 13, 2014

Publisher: Delecorte Press

Format: ARC

Page Number: 225

Source: Random House

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
 
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

It takes someone very special to write poetry like that. I just cried when I read that. That is the first book I have ever cried during while reading. I love this book. I love this book so much and it will forever hold a spot in my heart no matter how cheesy that sounds. This book, like John Green said, is utterly unforgettable. I don’t even know what to do with myself. *cue the fangirling* This was a summer love story with three cousins plus an extra. A horrible accident occurs where one liar loses all memory of that summer. You had to think when you read this book. It was not a light read, but it was amazing. I don’t even understand how many metaphors can be packed into one book. This is just as good as The Fault in Our Stars – John Green and that is my all time favorite book…

Characters:

These characters were perfect All of them were so perfectly flawed; I cannot tell you how much I loved all of them. The four liars are Cady, Mirren, Gat, and Johnny. Cady, Mirren, and Johnny are all the perfect Sinclairs, and Gat is the one that turned them all into liars.

Who Would I Be?:

I would be Cady Sinclair. Cady doesn’t know what happened after her accident and she spends the summer trying to figure it out. I love Cady and E. Lockhart had me entranced with the story in every way humanly possible. But always remember, Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. #wewereliars

Huge thanks to Random House for sending me this wonderfully enticing book that had almost too many feels to handle. It will seriously hold a spot in me forever.

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I found these pictures on the We Were Liars official Tumblr page and fangirled a lot…

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Review: It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) – Jenny Han


It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) – Jenny Han

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Title: It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2)

Author: Jenny Han

Release Date: April 27, 2010

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 288

Source: Bought from bookstore

Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?

It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.

But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started–at Cousins Beach.

4 out of 5 stars

Plot:

I really enjoyed Jenny Han’s writing style and I really loved this story. I like that the summer house in Cousins is their place. It’s their real home and as long as they’re all together, it’s for all of them. I love that this book is touching but not cry-your-eyes-out sad. It does get sad at some parts, but then some parts make you laugh. I find myself liking the second books in trilogies better than the first because all the world building is over and you can concentrate on the characters and the storyline and the development of the characters. I love how this book has flashbacks all throughout the story. I really enjoyed this because through the first book there wasn’t many flashbacks and I really enjoy getting to know the characters more and more. I look forward to reading the third and final book in this trilogy.

Characters:

I love the characters in this trilogy. They are so… real. I feel like I could meet someone exactly like them and be comfortable talking to them. Belly grew so much in this book in particular vs. the first. She finally realizes that Conrad isn’t all that he’s cracked up to be. My favorite part about Belly is that she’s becoming more independent and the whole book wasn’t about her moping arounnd about Susannah. Jeremiah, Conrad’s brother, is definitely a new book crush. I’m team Jeremiah all the way. Conrad doesn’t understand Belly the way he should. He “cheated” Belly’s heart by dating Aubrey. (of course the evil girfriend and I would have the same name…)

Who Would I Be?:

I would want to be Belly because I would love to have a summerhouse to look forward to all year. I want that in my life. Wating for summer and then when it does come there would be no worries in the world. You leave your old life behind for the summer. If I was Belly I would have her be in love with Jeremiah because… he’s Jeremiah, enough said. :)

Series:

We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) – Jenny Han

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Woah, Dere Wednesday (5)


I just finished The Legend of the Moonstone: A Series for Kids and Young Adults – Meglena Ivanova. Check out my review! *linked above* I am currently reading It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) – Jenny Han. I really enjoyed the first one and need a quick and light hearted read right now. I finished the first one in a day, so I think I’ll be able to finish this one relatively quick. I’m very excited about this book because, like I said, I loved the first. If I can manage to finish this book before the end of the month, I will pick up Shadowland (The Immortals #3) – Alyson Noël to continue on with the story.

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Quick update:

The author of Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) – Elizabeth Miles and Envy (The Fury Trilogy #2) – Elizabeth Miles tweeted to me about my review on my blog and followed me on Twitter. *Elizabeth Miles Twitter* She also had someone tweet to her about my blog saying “Awesome to see @MilesBooks FURY on the top ten tuesday list!” This Twitter page also linked my blog in their tweet. *Paper Lantern Lit Twitter*

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