Autumn Wish

Autumn Falls trilogy book 3

by Bella Thorne

Autumn Wish by Bella Thorne

 

Autumn Falls trilogy  has been a yearly event in this house. My middle grade reader has enjoyed them and is a big Bella Thorne fan. This one is a bit different from the other two books since this involves a special gift from her dad.  I know your thinking but each book is about a special gift from her dad. Yes that is true but I have to agree with my middle grade reader in the fact that this is best one by far. Are you ready for it, Time Travel! I mean you have a YA book that has time travel and you will hook the reader. I know these books are geared more towards the YA genre but many of her fans are middle grade and read these books as well. Bella Thorne did a great job with the final book. She keeps the reader flipping the pages and fans of the books will love reading all about their senior year. The ending was a solid ending that was realistic and while we are sad to see this series end we are hoping she continues her writing and publishes more books.

summary: Senior year is here, and everyone has a plan—except Autumn Falls. So many crazy-important decisions lie ahead, and she’s scared to make the wrong one. So when she receives a magical locket that enables her to travel through time (!!!), Autumn hopes she can correct all her past mistakes—with her friends, with boys—and maybe even prevent her dad from dying. But the locket doesn’t work that way. Instead, Autumn discovers that she’s only able to visit the future—and she doesn’t like what she sees. Autumn can change her destiny . . . but what does she really want?

thank you Delcorte Books for Young Readers, Random House and Bella Thorne for allowing us to read and review Autumn Wishes. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free book.

The rest in the series:

Autumn Falls (our review)

Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne

 

 

summary: With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn’t flying below the radar at Aventura High. Luckily, she makes some genuine friends who take her under their wing. But she also manages to get on the wrong side of the school’s queen bee, and then finds out the guy she’s started to like, funny and sweet Sean, hangs with the mean crowd. Now her rep and her potential love life are at stake.

When Autumn vents her feelings in a journal that belonged to her late father, suddenly her wildest wishes start coming true. Is it coincidence? Or can writing in the journal solve all her problems? And if the journal doesn’t work that way,  is there a bigger purpose for it—and for her?

Autumn’s Kiss (our review)

Autumn's Kiss by Bella Thorne

 

 

summary: Everyone knows how crazy junior year is, but Autumn Falls never imagined it would be so flirty. The wish-granting diary her father left her stopped working, leaving Autumn to decode what’s going on with her and Sean on her own. He seems into her…and he also seems into Reenzie. But when J.J. steps up and tells Autumn he’s the one she should be with if she wants someone who really cares about her, and a pop star makes a major play for her, Autumn is totally confused. Her friends have Big Drama issues going on, too, and Autumn wants to be there for them. Then something mind-blowing happens. She’s suddenly given an incredible, crazy-fun opportunity: a map that takes her anyplace she wants to go. At first it seems like an amazing gift. But showing up IRL where you’re least expected has life-changing consequences. Is Autumn ready to handle the fallout?

thank you Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Random House and Bella Thorne for allowing us to read and review The Autumn Falls trilogy as the books were published. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free books.

The Darkest Corners

by Kara Thomas

“Everyone has something to hide”

First Line: Hell is a two hour layover in Atlanta

The Dark Corners by Kara Thomas

 

The Darkest Corners is a great thrilling roller coaster ride. You have no clue where this book is going and what is going to happen next. The only thing you do know is The Monster is back and the police are not looking for him. It is up to Tessa, Callie and a small group of friends to solve this mystery. The will be putting themselves out there and in danger but that isn’t the only mystery to solve. Tessa finds out her family has a few skeletons in the closet that some will do anything to make sure they stay there. The Darkest Corners was so good I flew through this book and while I figured out part of 1 mystery the others I didn’t figure out till they were revealed to the reader. I loved that about this book, I usually figure this stuff out. The characters were all very well developed and likable. Tessa and Callie are two girls who use to be best friends till they had an event happen that shattered the innocence of childhood and they each dealt with it in different way. However when they are thrown together again the bonds of their friendship and the event prove that it was unbreakable and they are in this thing together. The plot was so good and I loved that there was mysteries within The Monster mystery. I could really see this being a movie and man would it be good. Add The Darkest Corners to your summer reading list and your teen’s summer reading list. I really hope Kara Thomas writes more thrilling mysteries like this one. I enjoyed this one and will be checking out her Prep School Confidential Series. Callie and a small group of friends to figure out who he is before one of them is the next target.

summary: There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them.


Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day they’ll disappear for good.


Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch.


But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth.


Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.

thank you so much Random House Children’s, and Kara Thomas for allowing us to read The Darkest Corners. All thoughts and opinions are our own and were not influenced by the free book.

 

Arrows

by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

 

I love mythology, I love it so much I took every college course I can on the subject. My guidance counselor was like if it was possible this would almost be your minor. 🙂 So when I saw this YA book that was about Cupid’s son I knew this book would be cute. It was a really  sweet story about love, fixing wrongs and figuring out what is right even when you’ve been always told the opposite of what your feeling. Aaryn is the son of Cupid and when he was down on earth to complete his final things didn’t go as planned. Instead Karma his target was hit with the arrow of love, no matter how bad Danny treats her she just can’t seem to break that spell. To right Aaryn’s wrong his dad sends him down to earth and he has to fix it. But now he is a human and human emotions are coming into play. I know at times Karma drove me crazy with never giving up on Danny but sometimes it’s not that easy to give up on the one you love with all your heart.  Arrows was a great little YA book and while it does deal with adult situations and teen pregnancy / first time teen parents. I think the author did a great job at not making all fun and games. Can Karma find love? Can she continue with her dance dreams? Can Aaryn make the council realize that love isn’t just an easy hit with cupids arrows?   I think teen’s that enjoy romance books or mythology will enjoy Arrows.

summary: Dance prodigy Karma Clark’s unrequited love for Danny is unbearable until Aaryn, son of Cupid, tries to fix his mistake and ends up falling in love with the beautiful dancer from Wisconsin who can never love him in return.

thank you Random House Children’s, Delacorte Press, and Melissa Gorzelanczyk for sending me a copy of Arrows. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.