Friday, April 19, 2013

The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han

Since I read the entire trilogy in a row I thought I'd do a post of them all at the same time and just tell you real quick what I thought about them.

Title: The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1)
Author: Jenny Han
276 pages, May 5th 2009, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Goodreads' synopsis: "Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place always from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Bella has known since her very first summer - they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way is should have been all along."

I think I read this book in a day, barely two sittings that was how much I loved it. I loved the whole idea of them coming together every year for the summer.
Just like Belly, I fell in love with Conrad immediately and Jeremiah was just this great best friend character. I loved how some chapters took you back in time and showed you a little bit of Belly's story with the boys throughout the years, it worked so well and made it all better. I felt so bad for younger Belly, when she wasn't allowed to come with the boys, when they went somewhere.
Really, just thinking about the books makes me want to read them all again. Can't say anything else than READ READ READ!

It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
April 27th 2010 ¤ 288 ¤ Hardcover         
Since this is the second book in a series, I am not going to write the synopsis, but I will say that I absolutely loved this book and I barely had an eye dry throughout reading it.
And also, we got to see the story through Jeremiah's point of view, too. Awesome!

We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
April 26th 2011 ¤ 291 ¤ Hardcover         
I won't write the synopsis for this book either, since it is the third - and last - one in the series. I will say that it was an amazing read and I wish that I hadn't read it so that I could experience the entire book for the first time again. I loved the way the series ended, it worked so well and I couldn't be happier.
Uh, and also in this book we saw some of the story through Conrad, could it possibly get any better? I don't think so. 


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dare You To by Katie McGarry


Title: Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2)
Author: Katie McGarry
462 pages, May 28th 2013, Harlequin Teen
Goodreads' synopsis: "If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him. But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all..."

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