Monday, February 21, 2011

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Yay! Computer is working again! I hope my list of anticipated books tied you guys over at least a little bit! I will post the second half of it tomorrow, but first I wanted to post a long over due review of Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols. Here's the description:

All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn’t make it back.
John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won’t soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won’t be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge—and over...

First of all, GO GET THIS BOOK NOW! I mean it! Right now, I say. I'll wait for you to get back.
Okay, so you've got it, right? Good.
Seriously, peeps? This is the best book i've read since The Truth About Forever. And that is saying a lot because I NAMED MY BLOG AFTER THAT BOOK.
Going Too Far is so many things. It is hilarious. It is meaningful. It is intense. It is romantic. It is angering. It is beautuiful. I've read this one three times in the matter of three weeks. I just can't stay away from it!
In the book, Meg is battling her own demons from the past. She's a rebel and insanely sarcastic. This has got to be the funniest book i've ever read, along with A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker. Going Too Far, though, is more of my style. I feel like this book was written just for me. Meg has my exact sense of humor, and I can definitely relate to her in a way. Her inner quirky dialogue was so entertaining I could not even believe it. Jennifer Echols is one hell of a writer, that's for sure. And John, oh man. He is just so irrisitable and dreamy and scarred and lovable and sexy.
Other than all of the previous things I listed, Jennifer Echols is also VERY good at writing intense chemistry between characters. This book has one of the most intense chemistry love stories that I've read in a YA book. The story is all about dealing with your problems, and how love can sometimes find you in the most critical moment, helping you along the way. John and Meg are meant for each other.
This book was meant for everyone!! Go out and buy it if you already didn't. I promise you will not be dissapointed. Check you're library if you can't afford to buy it, you do not want to miss reading this book. It has changed my life and I hope it will for you as well!
Happy reading everyone :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

My 2011 Top Anticipated Books (Part 1)

Hello, Peeps! Hope you are as excited about the weekend as I am. My computer is being a jerk AGAIN so that's why I've been absent. Today I thought I'd do something different for the blog and post a list of books that are on the top of my To-Read list. I thought it could be helpful to you guys so you know when certain books are coming out in case you're interested. There are so many that I'm going to do this list in two seperate posts. Today I am posting the first ten. Hope you enjoy!

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This one pretty much explains itself. Releasing in May.

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SO MUCH CLOSER by Susane Colasanti.
This one pretty much explains itself too. Releasing in May.

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DESIRES OF THE DEAD by Kimberley Derting.
This the sequel to the highly praised THE BODY FINDER. It comes out on Sunday, so if you loved TBF, you must get your hands on it!

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LOVE STORY by Jennifer Echols. Releasing in July.
I have read GOING TOO FAR and FORGET YOU by Jennifer, and those were absolutely amazing. I will have reviews of those up soon too!

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THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin. Releasing in Fall.
As soon as I read the synopsis for this book, I knew I had to have it the day it comes out. Plus, look at that cover! It just screams amazingness. And sexyness, of course. This will be Michelle's debut novel, so make sure to check out her website!

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THE HIDDEN by Jessica Verday. Releasing in Fall.
This is the final installment of the highly praised THE HOLLOW series. I have read the sequel, THE HAUNTED, so I should have a review for you guys soon. I am dying to know how it all ends!

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SHIFT by Jeri Smith-Ready. Releasing in May.
This is the sequel to SHADE. I love, love, loved SHADE so I cannot wait to read this one!

8. LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins. Releasing in September.
Unfortunately, this one does not have a cover yet, but I am sure it will be beautiful. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS was amazing (I don't think I have heard one bad thing about it yet!) so I know this one will blow my mind!

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BETWEEN HERE AND FOREVER by Elizabeth Scott. Releasing in May.
This one pretty much explains itself.

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WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER by Jenny Han. Releasing in April.
This is the final installment in the SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY series. I love these books to death. They are addictive.

Well, that's it for now. I will post the rest of the list soon! Are there any books you guys are looking forward to? Anybody going to get Desires of the Dead on Sunday? I know I will :)