On My Wish List (1)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. This is where you write books you’ve been dreaming of owning but haven’t bought yet. 

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

This cover is absolutely GORGEOUS. The synopsis is also amazingly delicious *grins* I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!

Firelight (Firelight, #1)

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will’s dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She’ll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.


Tan Lines by Katherine Applegate (#2 of Beach Blonde series)

I’ve actually won the first Beach Blonde from a giveaway recently so now I’ve set my sights on Tan Lines. I’ve basically been pining away for this series since the beginning of summer when i was searching for summer reads. Couldn’t find it ANYWHERE where i live and unfortunately no ebooks.

Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets; Rays, Romance, and Rivalry; Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal (Summer)

She, Marquez, and Diana have already decided to get an appartment so they can spend the whole summer together. But even with her friends by her side, Summer is in for more boy trouble.

Summer’s boyfriend, Seth, is ready to take their relationship to the next level, but he’s all the way across the country in California. Enter Austin, the hottie from spring break whom Summer hasn’t stopped thinking about.

With Austin flirting 24/7 and Seth hundreds of miles away, Summer is about to learn about true love…

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

If I Stay was SO beautiful and sad and heartbreaking that i am still not over it and I’ve been waiting to get my hands on the second one “Where She Went” but my library doesn’t have it. Hopefully very soon when I’ve got enough money i’ll order it and break my heart all over again.

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)

It’s been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future – and each other.

Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I StayWhere She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

Heartbreak River by Tricia Mills

I was recommended this book after i was looking for books similar to Jenny Han’s “The summer I Turned Pretty” trilogy and i’m glad they recommended it. It is not as light and happy (?) but it was a book that made me read it again less than two weeks after i finished it. I loved it and I SO want to own it and put it on my shelf

Heartbreak River

Hailey Abbott’s Summer Boys takes a weepy turn in this story of one girl’s attempt to tell her childhood friend how she really feels about him.

Alex thought she’d be spending the summer focused on her family’s rafting business, burying the memories of her father’s death last year, and leaving behind all the messes she made in its wake.

But when Sean returns to town, she is forced to reckon with her mixed-up crushy feelings for him – more powerful than ever before. It takes another tragedy to make Alex realize Sean has loved her, and forgiven her, all along.

What’s on your wishlist this week?

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Review: “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman

Title: If I Stay

Author: Gayle Forman

Genre: Young adult, Contemporary, Romance

My rating: *★★★★★

Synopsis (via Goodread.com)

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck…

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make -and the ultimate choice Mia commands

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My Review:

I have a love hate relationship with Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” Novel. Ever have a relationship like that with someone? It’s usually someone you’re in love with or will eternally love. You hate things about them but at the same time without those things they wouldn’t be the ones you love. That is exactly how I feel about this book. Last time I loved a book this much was when I read “Shout down the moon” by Lisa Tucker almost 3 years ago. If I Stay by Gayle Forman is a book that breaks your heart from the first 15 pages… then breaks it again 30 pages later… and again 50 pages later until your face is streaked with tear marks and you’re emotional as hell. I locked myself in my room and when my sister came to ask me something I told her I was at a VERY emotional part and she should come later. She saw my blotchy red face and the tears that never stopped spilling and literally sprinted away.

I officially declare myself an idiot for having this book on my shelf since may (4 months ago) and only now deciding to read it. I’ve read reviews about it but then I read the synopsis and decided it was another silly teen romance. This book is beautifully written. It felt like I was part of their world. While reading a chapter towards the end, I’d remember things I read at the beginning of the book as if they were a part of my memory, like I was there, with the characters, which is why I felt so invested in the story. Also, the book could have ended up in two ways and while I’m usually up for the happier ending. This time I didn’t know where my heart swayed. One page it was to the left, and the next page it was to the right.

I cried buckets and the book is filled with tear marks.. and even now, while writing this review I’m tearing up, because this book touched my heart. It made me thank god that I have a family and a life that many people end up losing.. when they least expect it.

Book 2 came out for this series. It is called “Where She Went” and I got it in ebook format. The covers for these books (the one with girl on them) are BEAUTIFUL. They’re so breathtaking… that’s what actually first attracted me to the book. I’m a sucker for eye catching book covers.

The book i had was the hardback and its cover is the one above. These two are the paperback covers