July 31, 2013

WWW Wednesdays! (July 31st)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

To play along, simply answer the following 3 questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading?
I'm reading The Promise by C.E. Wilson. It seems pretty good so far and I'm enjoying it. I'm also still reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. I'm really enjoying it! I would be finished with it by now, but I've been busy since I've been on vacation this week.

What did you recently finish reading?
Sadly, I haven't finished anything. Like I stated above, I would be finished with Bloodlines by now, but I've been too busy!

What do you think you'll read next?
I don't even know. I haven't really thought about it. I'm thinking maybe Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann, but maybe I'll download a sequel to one of the books I've already read. I've got a few that I need to get the sequels.

July 29, 2013

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey #1)

  • Title: The Iron King
  • Author: Julie Kagawa
  • My Rating: 3/5 Stars
  • Format: Paperback
I heard about The Iron King through GoodReads. I had noticed that it was added/read by many of my friends, so I figured it would probably be pretty good. When I read the synopsis, I was definitely interested in it, but I didn't get the feeling of 'Oh my gosh I need this now!' I didn't really know for sure if I was going to enjoy this book because of all the fantasy aspects. Don't get me wrong, I do love fantasy, I'm just not big on reading about it.
The Iron King is about a girl named Meghan Chase, who lives a pretty normal life up until the day her little brother gets kidnapped. Meghan doesn't realize all the things living around her until she is finally exposed to the truth of who she really is. She is a half-human and half-summer faery. When Meghan realizes all the things going on around her, it certainly takes her by surprise. She finds out that her brother was replaced by an evil creature, called a changeling, and she knows she must do whatever it takes to get him back. She also finds out that her best friend, Robbie, is actually a famous creature named Puck.
Puck agrees to take Meghan to the Nevernever, the place where her brother has been taken. When they get to the Nevernever, they have been followed so Puck creates a diversion and throws Meghan up into a tree. There she meets a cat, named Grimalkin, who agrees to help her find Puck for a favor in return. Grimalkin leads Meghan to the Summer Court where she meets her real father, the king of the Summer Court.
When Elysium, an event where the Summer and Winter Courts come together, arrives, Meghan meets the Winter Prince, Ash. When a crazy monster crashes the party, chaos breaks loose. That's when Meghan decides to make a run for it to head to the Winter Court in search for her brother. On her journey, she runs into Puck and also Ash. Puck and Ash despise each other for reasons Meghan can't seem to figure out.
While Ash and Puck are attempting to kill each other, some strange creatures come along and take Meghan away. Ash and Puck are stunned and they join forces to get Meghan free. Then, they find out that there is someone named Machina, the Iron King, who took her brother. Ash and Meghan make a deal for him to go with her to find the Iron King. They go on their search for Machina and while obstacles get in their way, Meghan eventually arrives at Machina's court to get her brother back.
I feel like that was a really long summary, but I wanted to be a little more detailed so it would make more sense. Anyway, for me, this book was very boring in the beginning. I didn't really get into it at all and I felt like I was always forcing myself to read it. Like I said before, I really do love fantasy, but I don't think I enjoy reading about it as much. The only time I really got into this book was towards the end, when all the action was happening.
I'd say the characters in this book were decent. None of them really got on my nerves, but they weren't the most interesting characters I've ever read about, either. I think my favorite character might have been Grimalkin, just because I found him pretty funny. Also, there is a bit of a love triangle in this book, and so far I believe I'm team Ash. I think most people really loved Puck, but I just don't see what's so great about him besides his sense of humor.
Once you start getting to the more interesting part of The Iron King, I think most people will enjoy it. On GoodReads, it has a average of almost 4 stars, so obviously a lot of people have enjoyed it. I guess it just wasn't my cup of tea, but it was entertaining. I think I'll continue on with the series, but I'm in no rush to get my hands on the other books. I gave The Iron King 3/5 stars because while I did think it was extremely boring at first, it does pick up towards the middle and end. Also, can I just say that it really reminded me of Alice in Wonderland? Especially Grimalkin...he definitely reminded me of the Cheshire Cat.
Favorite quote: "Time to switch to decaf, princess. If you're going to shriek at every bogey that jumps out and says 'boo', you'll be exhausted before we reach the edge of the woods."
Do I recommend this book? Sure, especially if you're into fantasy. If you enjoy reading about faeries and magical creatures, this is definitely a book for you.

July 24, 2013

WWW Wednesdays! (July 24th)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

To play along, simply answer the following 3 questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I'm reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. I've only read 2 chapters so far, but I'm really liking it!

What did you recently finish reading?
I finally finished The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I had a rough time getting through this one, but I got really into it when it started picking up towards the end!

What do you think you'll read next?
I never know what I'm going to read next. Maybe I'll read Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. I'm not sure yet.

July 23, 2013

Bookshelf Tour! (Part 3)

Here's the final part of my bookshelf tour! This is the 3rd full shelf on my bookshelf.

From left to right:
  1. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen. I read this one pretty recently, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I was going to!
  2. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. I haven't read this yet, but I've heard really great things about it and will hopefully read it soon!
  3. Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti. I read this a while ago, and it was okay. Definitely not a favorite, but it was enjoyable.
  4. Across the Universe by Beth Revis. I haven't read this yet, and I'm not sure when I'm going to. I don't really know if I'll like it, but I bought it because it was like $2.00.
  5. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. I also haven't read this yet, and I really don't know if I'll like it. I also bought this one because it was like $2.00.
  6. Witch & Wizard by James Patterson. Wow, I read this one forever ago. I loved it. I remember reading it before I was really into books and I couldn't put it down!
  7. The Gift by James Patterson. I started this one a long time ago, but I never finished it. I don't know why, though. I don't remember not liking it or anything. I might pick this one up sometime soon and restart it.
  8. Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. I read this one recently, and I thought it was pretty good.
  9. Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Haven't read this yet, but I probably will pretty soon.
  10. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I just reviewed this one. You can check it out here.
  11. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I haven't read it yet, but I hope it's better than the first book!
  12. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Obviously, I haven't read this one yet either.
  13. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I haven't read it yet, but there are a lot of good reviews for it!
  14. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I just finished this one at around 2:30 this morning. I had a really hard time getting through this one, but I loved it when it started picking up!
  15. The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I read it a little while ago, and I also had a tough time with this one. Again, it was boring to me a first, but I loved it when it started picking up.
  16. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. I haven't read it yet, and I don't really know when I'm going to. I've heard great things about it, though!
  17. The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer. I've had this book for such a long time, yet I've never read it. The synopsis sounds really great, but I don't know when I'll get around to reading it.
  18. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I read this entire book on Christmas day. I couldn't put it down, and I loved it.
  19. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Don't get mad at me, but no, I have not read any of the Harry Potter books. I plan on it though!
  20. Twisted Summer by Willow Davis Roberts. I read this a long, long time ago. It's a murder mystery and it's incredible.
  21. Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson. I read this the summer before freshman year, and you can see my review of it here.
  22. Picture Perfect by Catherine Clark. I remember reading this in one day because I was so hooked. It's such a fun, short summer read.
  23. Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata. I read this in 8th grade for a book report. I knew about the book report for like two weeks, but I'm such a procrastinator that I waited until the night before to read the entire book and then write my report. Anyways, this book was great. It's sad, but it's great.
  24. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. I had to read this for summer reading before junior year. I made myself read it in one day, because it's not very long. Some parts I really liked, but others not so much.
  25. The Crucible by Arthur Miller. I really enjoyed this play. I loved that it was about the Salem witch trials, so it was totally interesting to me.
  26. The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Also had to read this for summer reading before junior year. Words cannot express my hate for this book.
  27. Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare. Yes, I have the No Fear Shakespeare version because I can't understand it if it's not translated into modern language. I really liked it though!
  28. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. This book is so boring during the first few chapters. I felt like ripping my eyes out when I was reading it, but once you actually get to the story, it's pretty good.
  29. Flight by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld. This is the 3rd book in the Smallville series, and I have not read any of them. I only have this book because in middle school, we had a during school basketball game and as we were leaving they told us to pick a book and I just grabbed this one.
  30. Goosebumps Monster Edition #1 by R.L. Stine. I've had this for a long time and I remember trying to read one of the stories in this and I had to stop because I got too scared.
  31. Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. So, technically, this isn't really a book, but I keep it on my bookshelf anyways.
Now starting from the top of the stacked books:
  1. The Bones in the Cliff by James Stevenson. I definitely think this is more of a children's book, but I liked it.
  2. The Flintstone's: The Computer that Went Bananas by Horace J. Elias. This was my mom's book when she was a kid, and now it's mine. I actually read this every now and then because it is entertaining, believe it or not.
  3. High School Musical: The Junior Novel by N.B. Grace. Yes, I do have a HSM book. I'm pretty sure I got it at a book fair in middle school because I was obsessed with the movie.
  4. The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney by Lauren Barnholdt. I've had this for long time. I was reading it in 7th grade, but I don't think I ever finished it.
Now we've come to the conclusion of my bookshelf tour! If you've read any of the books mentioned, let me know what you thought of them!

July 22, 2013

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Caster Chronicles #1)

  • Title: Beautiful Creatures
  • Authors: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
  • Format: Paperback
I first heard about Beautiful Creatures from the movie preview, I'm pretty sure. When I saw the preview, I was thinking 'Oh yeah, that looks really cool! I'll have to read the book!' So, obviously, I did read it! I thought it would be a neat book to read because it's about a curse and other things like that.
Beautiful Creatures is about a boy, Ethan Wate, and a girl, Lena Duchannes. Ethan keeps seeing Lena in his dreams, but he doesn't realize that it's her until he meets her one day at school. Lena has a secret that she can't tell anyone; she has powers. Ethan is determined to figure it out. Ethan feels this connection with Lena and all he really wants to do is get to know her.
The two of them start hanging out, but are told by family and friends that it's not a good idea. Of course, they ignore the warnings because they're falling in love with each other. Lena finally reveals her secret to Ethan, and Ethan is totally fine with it. The two of them are happy together up until Lena's sixteenth birthday. On her sixteenth birthday, Lena will be chosen by either the dark or the light. She hopes to be chosen by the light, but signs of darkness are showing in her more and more everyday.
When Lena's birthday arrives, it's absolute chaos. I don't want to give any spoilers, so I'm not going to say anything besides that.
I will admit, this book was extremely boring at the beginning. Once you get towards the end of the middle, it starts picking up. One thing in this book that I really didn't like were the flashbacks. I know that they were essential to the story, but they were way too detailed and they bored me. Every time I saw a flashback coming, I was thinking 'Oh great. Should I stop reading here and come back to it later?'
The characters in this book were not my favorite. The main characters, Ethan and Lena, were just alright. I feel like they could've had more depth to them and they kind of bored me. I would say that my favorite character was Ethan's best friend, Link, because he made me laugh. Other than him, the rest of the characters were just average.
I wouldn't say that this book was extraordinary, but it was enjoyable once it started picking up. I gave Beautiful Creatures 3.5/5 stars because it was great when it picked up, and even during the boring parts it kept me a little bit interested. I'm in no rush to read the next books in the series, but I do have them sitting on my bookshelf. I honestly don't know when I'll get to them, just because this one wasn't the greatest. Maybe they get better as they go?
Favorite quote: "You're so full of crap, you could pass for a toilet."
Do I recommend this book? Sure, if you think it seems interesting. If you're hesitant about it, I would say don't waste your time.
Okay, can I just talk about the movie for a second? Let me just say that the movie was a waste of 2 hours. It was seriously the worst movie I think I have ever seen. It was nothing like the book, the acting was horrible, Ethan's accent got on my last nerve, and it was just a terrible movie. I was so excited to get it in the mail from Netflix, but as soon as I started watching it I was extremely disappointed. If you're reading this book because you want to watch the movie, just stick to the book. The movie is not worth watching. It's 2 hours of your life that you'll never get back.

July 17, 2013

WWW Wednesdays! (July 17th)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

To play along, simply answer the following 3 questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I'm still reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I actually put this one down for a few days because it was boring me, to be honest. I started and finished a different book, but now I'm back trying to finish this one!

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished Ruined by You by Kelly Harper. It was very entertaining! I've already reviewed it, so you can see that here.

What do you think you'll read next?
It's really going to depend on my mood when I finish The Iron King, but I'm thinking I might read Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. Or, if the sequel to Ruined by You is out by time I finish, I'll probably read it because it ended on a cliffhanger and I'm dying to know what happens!

July 16, 2013

Bookshelf Tour! (Part 2)

Okay, so here's part 2 of my bookshelf tour! This is the second full shelf on my bookshelf, and it has some of my favorites on it!
From left to right:
  1. Matched by Ally Condie. I read this one back during the summer before sophomore year because it was for my summer reading. I really liked it, so I bought the sequel as well.
  2. Crossed by Ally Condie. This is the sequel to Matched. I can't say that this was better than the first because it took me forever to get through. I thought it was a bit slow for the most part, but it was still enjoyable.
  3. Reached by Ally Condie. This is the last book in the trilogy, and I haven't read it yet. I'm kind of hesitant because of how slow Crossed was, but I'll get to it soon enough.
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth. I did a review for this book, and you can find it here.
  5. Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I loved this one so much. This trilogy is fantastic and I can't wait until the third book comes out later this year!
  6. Wither by Lauren DeStefano. I don't remember exactly when I read this, but I do remember enjoying it. It was a little slow sometimes, but I still liked it!
  7. Fever by Lauren DeStefano. I recently read this one, and I think I liked it better than the first!
  8. Sever by Lauren DeStefano. I won an ARC of this one through GoodReads, but I haven't read it yet. I would've read it as soon as I got it, but I didn't even have the second book yet so I couldn't.
  9. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. This is seriously one of my favorite series ever and I think I'm going to read it again someday soon. I've also done a review of this one; you can find it here.
  10. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. This is the second book in the series, and it's so good!
  11. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick. This is the third book in the series, and it's also very good!
  12. Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick. This is the last book in the series, and, if you can't tell by now, I really love this series. I highly recommend it!
  13. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I really enjoyed this one. I don't know how soon I'll be able to read the next book because I have to find it somewhere first!
  14. Looking for Alaska by John Green. This one isn't my favorite John Green book, but it was my first. I really liked it and it was an emotion filled book.
  15. Paper Towns by John Green. This one definitely comes close to being my favorite John Green book, but it's definitely in second place.
  16. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This one's my favorite. I read it in just a couple of days and, basically, it's just amazing. I actually went to B&N for a gift card and found one about this book and I went crazy because I love it so much.
  17. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. This book was a cute, enjoyable read and it's great especially around Christmas time.
  18. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I know a lot of people really love this trilogy, but I've read the first two books, and I just think it's okay. It is very entertaining, but I though they were a little slow.
  19. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Like I said, it's not my favorite series, but it's entertaining.
  20. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I haven't read this one yet, so maybe it'll change my mind and make me really love the trilogy? Who knows.
  21. The Duff by Kody Keplinger. My first and my favorite Kody Keplinger novel. I loved this one.
  22. A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger. This one is definitely entertaining, but not a favorite of mine. However, I do really love the cover. Check out my review here.
  23. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. This is the first book in the spin-off series for the Vampire Academy series. I haven't read it yet, but I'm definitely going to soon!
There's the second full shelf of my bookshelf! Let me know if you have read any of these and what you though of them!

July 15, 2013

Ruined by You by Kelly Harper (Maggie & Haden #1)

  • Title: Ruined by You
  • Author: Kelly Harper
  • My Rating: 4/5 Stars
  • Format: Ebook
I heard about Ruined by You on GoodReads when I was looking at a list of New Adult books. When I read the synopsis, I thought that it would be a fun, easy summer read. It had an average of almost 5 stars, so I knew I would probably end up liking it a lot.
Ruined by You is about a girl, named Maggie, who's from a small town in Texas called Green Falls. Maggie and her parents moved to New Jersey about 8 years ago because her dad found a new job that they couldn't pass up. Maggie's dad ends up leaving them one day, so now it's just her and her mom. When the summer before Maggie heads off to college rolls around, her mom thinks it would be a good idea to go back to Green Falls for the summer to spend some time with their family.
Maggie and her mom have to stop at a gas station on their way to Green Falls, and that's where she meets the mysterious Haden. Maggie and Haden don't really talk much at the gas station because Maggie's mom ends up interrupting and forcing Maggie to get in the car so they can leave.
Maggie ends up running into Haden again, literally, at a bar called the Saloon. Maggie gets offered a job by the Saloon's owner, and Haden offers to help her out. That's when the whole roller coaster begins.
Ruined by You was a wonderful book and I loved every minute of it. I would've probably read it in one sitting if I didn't need to go to sleep. I would say that it's pretty fast paced and always keeps you wanting more.
I loved the characters in this book. Maggie was great and I loved that she always wanted to get things done the right way. I also loved Haden. He's a mysterious guy, but that just makes him even more appealing. Haden does have his secrets, but you don't find out about them until the end. To be honest though, I already knew what the secret was before it was even revealed. Then there's Maggie's younger cousin, who I loved. She wasn't a brat like I kind of expected her to be, so that was relieving.
Some of the other characters, such as Seth and Kyle, I didn't like so much. They were both idiots who didn't seem to care too much about other people's feelings. I wanted to punch both of them in the face most of the time.
Basically, the whole story was great. I gave Ruined by You 4/5 stars because I really loved it, but there were some parts that I felt were either drawn out too long, or didn't last long enough. Oh, and also the way Maggie kept saying how people had such 'soft eyes' really started to get on my nerves. But, other than that, I was a great book and I can't wait for the sequel!
Favorite quote: "'I found a beautiful, fire-haired angel," he said. His lips pursed, tight, for a second. "I found you. At a gas station.'"
Do I recommend this book? Yes. It's a quick, fun summer read and it keeps you interested the entire time! Oh, and this book ends on a cliffhanger, so be prepared!

July 10, 2013

WWW Wednesdays! (July 10th)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

To play along, simply answer the following 3 questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I'm reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I'm not very far into it, so I'm not sure what I think of it yet.

What did you recently finish reading?

I finished Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines. I also finished Easy by Tammara Webber for the second time.

What do you think you'll read next?

I might read City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, or maybe Never Too Far by Abbi Glines. I'm a very indecisive person, so who knows?

July 9, 2013

Bookshelf Tour! (Part 1)

Currently, I only have 3 shelves full of books so the tour is going to be divided into 3 parts. This first part is obviously the first shelf that is full on my bookshelf.

From left to right:
  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. I have yet to read this book, but I'm planning on it very soon!
  2. Clockwork Prince also by Cassandra Clare. I obviously haven't read this since I haven't read Clockwork Angel.
  3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I read this a while ago. It's a great book and I love the whole series!
  4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. Also read a while ago. Great book, even though I thought it was a little slow sometimes.
  5. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. Probably my favorite book in the series. I loved all the action in it!
  6. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. I remember it took me forever  to get through this book. I don't know why, but I just found it boring a lot. It's still good though!
  7. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. I haven't read this yet because I've been putting it off because of my mixed feelings about COFA.
  8. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. Read this back in 9th grade and I loved it so much.
  9. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles. I don't remember when I read this, but I remember I loved it even though I thought the first book in the trilogy was better.
  10. Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles. It's probably my least favorite out of the three, but it's still an enjoyable book!
  11. Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I remember wanting to stay up all night reading this. It's such a good book and possibly one of my favorites.
  12. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. It's my least favorite out of the trilogy because I thought it was very slow. It took me forever to get through, but it was still good.
  13. Requiem by Lauren Oliver. Oh gosh, so many mixed feelings for this book. I loved it and I hated it. There are so many unanswered questions at the end and I don't know what to think of it, really.
  14. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. AHH! Probably my favorite book series...EVER. Don't be fooled by the title of this book. It's amazing!
  15. Frostbite by Richelle Mead. Another great one! Really, every book in the VA series is incredible.
  16. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead. I have to confess that I don't remember much about this one, but I know I loved it because I loved all of them.
  17. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead. This one was my least favorite out of the series because, for me, it was a bit slow and it took me a little bit to read it.
  18. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead. This one is so great! I really liked it and was reading it nonstop.
  19. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead. The last book in the VA series. Wonderful book, I just wish there were more books in the series because it's so good!
  20. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I haven't read it yet and I honestly don't know why I keep putting it off. It has nothing but good reviews so I don't understand why every time I'm picking a new book to read, I always skip over it. Oh well, I'll get to it soon enough.
  21. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (it's sitting on top because I ran out of room). I read this the summer before 9th grade for one of my summer reading projects. I loved it. It's such a good story and it's one of my favorites.
Okay, so that's all of the books on the first full shelf! Let me know if you've read any of these and what you thought of them!

July 7, 2013

Easy by Tammara Webber

  • Title: Easy
  • Author: Tammara Webber
  • My Rating: 5/5 Stars
  • Format: Ebook
I first heard of Easy when I saw that a few of my friends on GoodReads had read it and really loved it. Once I read the synopsis, I knew I was going to like it. According to GoodReads, it has an average rating of 4.27 stars so it has to be good, right?
Easy is about a girl named Jacqueline who is starting her sophomore year in college. Jacqueline's boyfriend of 3 years decides that he wants more spice in his life, so he dumps Jacqueline and she ends up feeling depressed and skipping 2 weeks of her economics class because her ex is in that class. Obviously, after failing to attend for 2 weeks, she is failing her economics class. She explains everything to her professor and he takes pity on her because his daughter just went through the same thing. Jacqueline is assigned to a tutor, Landon, who she is never actually able to meet because of both of their busy schedules. The only way they can contact each other is through email. Jacqueline and Landon sometimes like to get a little flirty with each other through their emails.
Then, Jacqueline meets the mysterious Lucas, who always sits in the back row of her economics class sketching away and not paying much attention to the lesson. Lucas and Jacqueline become sort-of friends when he asks her if he can sketch her one day. They both end up having feelings for each other, but Lucas has a hard time with the relationship.
There are some big secrets that I don't want to spoil, but you can probably guess them once you start reading the book.
Easy is a book that is filled with emotions and it is such a wonderful feeling to know that a simple book can make you feel all of them. It is filled with laughter, some sad moments, lots of happy moments, scary times, and at some points, it will make you feel empowered.
The characters in this book were incredible. Jacqueline and Lucas were so cute together and I rooted for them the whole time. Jacqueline's friend and roommate, Erin, had me cracking up the in almost every scene she was in. Erin has a very outgoing personality and she doesn't give a crap what everyone else thinks and I loved that about her.
I loved the character development in this story as well. I loved that Jacqueline was able to overcome things from her past as well as some extremely scary events that have just recently happened to her. I also loved how Lucas was able to finally talk about his past and really open up his feelings instead of hiding them all the time.
All of the characters' personalities were wonderful and I loved all of them. Even the bad ones that I wanted to inflict pain upon were very well portrayed.
I gave Easy 5/5 stars because it's a great book and I was always thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. I've read it twice now, and I think I fell in love with it even more the second time around. Easy is just such an incredible book that I can't praise it enough. It's definitely one of my favorite books now. It always keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting to see what happens next.
Favorite quote: "If someone had asked, "How does this compare to kissing Kennedy?" I would have answered, "Who?"
Do I recommend this book? YES. It's a definite page turner and I loved every second of it.