Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

11988046Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

PUBLISHER: HarperTeen

PAGES: 343

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I read this book on a plane to Dallas and finished it in roughly 24 hours. I think I’ve come to the conclusion that two of the most important factors of a novel are the writing and the plot. If the plot is amazing, I can often disregard poor writing. If the writing is amazing, I can often disregard the poor plot. Continue reading

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Review: Brentwood’s Ward by Michelle Griep

225713323Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.

PUBLISHER: Shiloh Run Press

PAGES: 314

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I won this book from a giveaway on Goodreads! Yay!

I’ve read plenty of bad Christian fiction books in my lifetime, and this was not one of them. This novel was pretty much everything I look for in the Christian fiction genre. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Had Their Own Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week we’re talking about characters we absolutely adore… those characters that you wish had entire books dedicated to their awesomeness. I don’t really know if I need this in my life–I definitely don’t need more feels to feel if you know what I mean. But, here it goes anyways! There are some spoilers for Mockingjay in here… so, if you haven’t read that book yet… beware.

Also, most of these are men… I swear, I’m not obsessed. I read more female-driven books than male-driven books, so I’m more likely to want to read more about the males in my reading life. Continue reading

Review: A Matter of Heart by Tracie Peterson

20665062Beloved Author Tracie Peterson Concludes Her Popular LONE STAR BRIDES Series
Texas born and raised Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman whose heart was broken when the man she intended to marry wedded another. But her world is upended when two men come into her life and both manage to stir her heart. Harrison Gable is a rich young lawyer who intends to travel the world and live a life of opulence. His ambitions match Jessica’s dreams, but her heart has begun to change.
Austin Todd, former Secret Service agent, enjoys working now as a Texas Ranger cattle inspector. But learning of forged gold certificates and missing printing plates, he’s drawn back into the world of intrigue and agrees to help solve the case. Austin is well-thought-of and admired in the community. Jessica is drawn to his kind nature and the unspoken pain she sees in his eyes.
Will Jessica choose financial security or follow her heart?

PUBLISHER: Bethany House

PAGES: 313

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A big thanks to Bethany House Publishers and Tracie Peterson for sending me this book to read and review! I appreciate it. As always, the following review is completely honest and not affected by the fact that I was given this book for free.

A Matter of Heart follows the story of Jessica Atherton, a young woman of wealth and prestige, who decides to change her outlook on life after a particularly hard heartbreak. When two men come into her life, she finds herself torn between the two. One man is a reflection of who she is, and one man challenges her to become a better, stronger woman. One is an easy choice and the other is much harder. Whom will she choose? Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday #13

img-thing-pink2Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Gah, have I been a loser with posting content on this blog in the past couple weeks! I’m usually so on top of things, but school has seriously taken a hold of my life. Reading has taken the backseat, but I’m hoping that I can find time to start posting more content and reading more books as soon as possible. 🙂

And… that brings me to this week’s WoW pick! 🙂

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Waiting on Wednesday #12

img-thing-pink2Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book centered around dance… In fact, I don’t even know if I’ve ever read a dance-centered book. So excited!

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Fictional Boyfriends Tag!

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This was super fun to do and I’d like to thank She Blogs, She Reads for tagging me in the first place! She has a lovely book blog and updates it quite regularly on all things books! If you’re a book lover, her blog should be part of your life. Go check it out, peeps!

It took me quite awhile to make this post because, as you know, there are so many amazing fictional men to choose from (and college has just started up for me)… 🙂 Continue reading