REVIEW: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

 
 Title & Author: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
 Series: N/A
 Publisher: Walker, 342 pages
 Release Date: April 14, 2014
 Genre: Contemporary
 Source: ARC provided at ALA Midwinter 
 
  Amazon  |  Goodreads  | Emery Lord

 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

This is a book about Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes and how the record companies want them to fall in love.  Instead there is this girl from a cruddy family who gets punched in the face by some dumb boy.  She is a no name roadie who quickly becomes the 3rd wheel in this romantic country love triangle.  Cheers!

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Random Rantings: Organizing ALL THE ARCs

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When I went to BEA last year, I had only been blogging for about 3 months.  I was not getting any books from authors or publishers, so when I got there and had access to ALL THE ARCS, it felt like Christmas morning!

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 I grabbed almost everything I could get my hands on and came home with a giant suitcase full of books.  Mr. Betty was thrilled.  Almost a year later, I still haven’t read all of those ARCs, yet all of them have been on bookstore shelves for half a year!  I am embarrassed to admit that, considering the whole purpose of having access to these books at events like BEA and ALA is to review them shortly before they are released!  I felt guilty because I hadn’t followed through with my end of the bargain.

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REVIEW: What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

 
 Title & Author: What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
 Series: N/A
 Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, 416 pages
 Release Date: April 15, 2014
 Genre: Contemporary
 Source: ARC provided by author (thank you!!)
 
  Amazon  |   Goodreads  | Huntley Fitzpatrick

 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

Girl hooks up with the whole swim team because she thinks she is a ho even though she really is not.  She lives on an island and works for rich people in the summer.  Some rich boy is there to work too.  They hit it off.  This is also a great book because there are really funny old ladies with erotic novels… tee hee!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I’ve Read

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A lot of books in the YA genre tend to blend together – similar themes, characters, and plots.  Sometimes I come across a book that just blows me away.  It is either written in a unique way or is just so creative that I can’t compare it to any other book.  Here are ten books that I found to be quite unique for different reasons.
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