Sunday, January 31, 2016

REVIEW: All I Need by Susane Colasanti

All I NeedThe last night of summer is only the beginning.

Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever. 

I've read many books by Susane Colasanti before, and enjoyed them. So, when I saw this book at a used book sale, I picked it up without seeing what it was about. While I enjoyed her other books, this book was most definitely not for me. If I read the synopsis beforehand, I would've known that. This book was just way too cheesy.

This book is told in dual POV between Seth and Skye. The two meet over the summer for one night, but before they meet again, Seth unexpectedly leaves early. They both wonder if they will see each other again or if the other felt the same way about that night. When they do see each other, they'll try to make it work, but it is much harder than either of them expected.

This book wasn't bad, but it's just not my kind of book. It's hard to get me to like a romance, and this book had almost everything that I don't like in romance. First of all, I don't believe in the idea of soulmates. Since that seems to be what a majority of this book is about, it was hard for me to get into it. And as the two go hand and hand, there was insta-love. Not a fan of that.

To be honest, this book was just not Susane Colasanti's best. As I mentioned, I've read many of her books and this one is by far my least favorite. Again, this was mostly because of the romance, but the characters and story also just fell flat.

I know I'm making this book sound horrible, but this really is just not my kind of book. If you believe in soulmates, this might be more of your cup of tea. It's a really quick contemporary read, it did have it's moments, but I couldn't look past the romance. This is definitely not my favorite book from Susane Colasanti.

I hereby give this book
2 Stars
Meaning: It was okay

New Releases in YA! (February 1st-6th)

Every week I list all (or almost all) of the YA books (and the occasional MG) that are coming out within that week!
Here's what you get to look forward to this week:
P.S. Click on the book's cover for the Goodreads page!

What books, if any, do you plan to buy?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Contemporary Romance Challenge, Monthly Topic: Top Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016

I'm really late on this, but I kind of just found out about the monthly topic for the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. This month's topic is anticipated releases for the first half of 2016! There's not a whole lot of contemporary romances I want to read for the first half, in fact I kind of cheated and added some from July, but I really want to read these!

Are you looking forward to any of these?

Stacking the Shelves (January 29th 2016)

Hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is where all the book nerds can post about the lovely (or not so lovely) books that they've got this week.

So, last week I started school and went back to work! As a result, I've been busy and my blogging time has been taken over by homework, hence the fact that this is a two week haul. This will probably happen often this semester (since Stacking the Shelves is the only blog post that I haven't schedule weeks before hand and I have to write it the day before it goes up!). I was also busy because my left eye gave my trouble! I just started wearing contacts and the eye got really irritated. I just got new contacts and figured out what happened (there's bacteria on my eyelid! How fun!) yesterday. Hopefully I won't have any more trouble.

P.S. The covers take you to the book's Goodreads page!

Books I've Read in the Last Two Weeks

From the Library

Books Bought

Ebooks Bought

Amazon Freebies

Ebooks Borrowed


I add books to my TBR pile so often, that I decided to include the new additions to my ever-growing list.
I DID NOT RECEIVE OR BUY THESE BOOKS. I only added them to my TBR list.

Anyway, what books did you haul in this week?