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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Catching Kind by Catie Quinn

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The Catching Kind by Catie Quinn was so good. The story is about Hailey Tate, a successful YA author, who's agent uses her as a bet in a poker match and loses. The outcome is that she is paired with America's Sexiest Athlete, Conner Ryan to help him create a better public image. Hailey and Conner both have to get over their initial opinions of each other in order to make this strange relationship work.

This book was super cute and I did not want to put it down. Hailey was a great narrator. She was very down to earth and real about her situation and her story. Conner was believable and very charming. The supporting characters were also believable inside the story and really helped to bring everything together. 

This is book three in the Brew Ha Ha series by Quinn. I downloaded Books .5, 1, 1.5 and 2 right after finishing this one. While I loved the story of The Catching Kind, I kept noticing small grammatical issues. There would be a word missing so that a sentence didn't make complete sense. I figured this was because I was reading an advance copy of the book. When I started The Last Single Girl (Book 1) I noticed it in there as well. Just a note for you grammarians out there. It might drive you crazy.

I think you should check out The Catching Kind and the whole Brew Ha Ha series by Catie Quinn. It is a fun and entertaining read. 

I received a copy of The Catching Kind by Catie Quinn from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne

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Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne was an interesting read. The story focuses on Edie Fraser, a teenage girl who has been on the run with her mom. They find themselves in a new country but facing the same fears. Edie tries her best to adjust to another new school and a new culture. She works to develop some new friendships and deals with the school bully on several occasions. 

The story was interesting and fast paced. The book really focuses on the main plot and left a lot of holes concerning the relationship with Edie and the school bully, Precious. It was predictable in developing the obvious love story, which thankfully was not a triangle. Some of the events were random and did not necessarily help the story along. It felt a little bit underdeveloped. Overall, the story was interesting and was not a waste of time. 

I would recommend this for a younger reader or someone who isn't a voracious reader. There was little about the book that was too racy for the average teenager. (If it is a sheltered kid, then it is probably too racy.) If you are a big reader, you probably won't enjoy this book, except as a guilty YA pleasure.

Since You've Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne releases later this year.

I received a free copy of the book through the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.