Another Amazing Angsty Book! :D

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Ok, ok I know the title makes things seem a little been there done that right? Here’s a New Adult Romance with some major angst and mature subject matter. But lemme tell you Another New Life… it’s different.

 

Very different, and most definitely refreshing.

Info on the Book:

Miranda Preston is determined to start a new life when she ventures off to college. She wants to experience new things, meet new people, survive her classes, but most importantly, she wants to leave her past where it belongs – in the past.

 

However, there’s nothing quite like walking into her first day of classes and discovering that her past may not be as far behind her as she thought.

 

The boy who catches her eye turns out to be someone she’s known her entire life, and with him comes memories that represent the best times of her life – but it’s also tainted by the worst. Determined to keep her secrets her own, she develops a relationship with Troy, but when they get closer and closer what will happen when this past and her secrets threatens to completely tear them apart?

 

Things Not Found in the Synopsis:

I’m so excited that I found a book for this song!

Like Real People Do

by Hozier

I’m actually really glad I ended saving this song, because I feel like it suits Miranda and Troy’s struggle perfectly. They are so desperately trying to be normal, but there’s so much going on around them that just threatens to break them apart.

Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars ****1/2

Alrighty, so I had the absolute pleasure of beta-reading Another New Life and I have to say I was so incredibly surprised by it! Those who know me, know I absolutely LOVE angst in my books. I NEED it. I thrive off it. So the subject matter touched on in this book completely drew me in right off the bat.

I was reading this story and racing to find out the secret and waiting to find out when everything was going to go south. It had me on the edge of my seat and I think I ripped through the book like race reader (is that even a thing?). Anyways, but what was so ‘surprising’ was just how incredibly real and touching and heart warming and infuriating these characters were. Usually these types of books have a specific recipe that they follow, but this one completely threw it out the window – and I LOVED IT!

This is the story of a girl haunted by her past and the journey of the boy who loved her. It was a story that had you pulling your hair because you couldn’t help but think “This isn’t how fictional Heroes’ are supposed to act! The Heroine shouldn’t be doing this! According to every other book out there this and this should be happening!” and yet it was. This story was gritty. It was messy. It was emotional and heartfelt. It pissed me off as much as it had me rooting for them. Sydney Aaliyah Michelle does an amazing job at creating characters who were flawed as much as they were good.

Anyways, highly recommended!

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

One Tiny Breathtaking Lie

… Annndd K.A. Tucker does it again.

What exactly does she do?

Well she creates a beautiful story of love, letting go, moving on, and finding yourself even when you’re drowning in the deepest of waters.

I know I haven’t even written a review for her other books Ten Tiny Breaths or Four Seconds to Lose and it’s not from lack of trying let me tell you. Unfortunately, I just haven’t found a song for them yet. Humph.

But one day, I assure you… one day.

Anyways, Info on the Book:

One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths, #2)

Livie Cleary has always been the ‘stable’ sister. Between the death of her parents and dealing with her self-destructive older sister, Kacey, she’s still managed to get good grades, and be at the top of her game.

However, her father’s last words: make me proud, have left her seeking perfection and an ideal life where everything was apart of the plan.

However, life threw her for a tailspin, when she finds herself facing okay grades, career aspirations she isn’t sure she can handle and a man who has the capability to rub her in all the wrong ways.

What happens when everything she thought she knew about herself is turned upside down and she’s left reeling with emotions and decisions she isn’t sure she can handle?

One Tiny Lie <—- Check it out on Goodreads

What’s not Found in the Synopsis:

My song for this book is…

Medicine

By Daughter

Oh yes, Daughter. How much I love her. Her album If You Leave is absolutely breathtaking. Anyways, here’s an older song, that I felt like it fit Livie’s situation wonderfully. It’s so sad, and to me it’s about the pressures of everything building up and clouding one’s judgement. How do you guys feel about it?

Overall Rating: 5 Stars *****

*Fans self*  Okay first off – the most important thing – Book Boyfriend: Ashton Henley. Wow. What a guy. I quote the reasons for loving him:

“1. I’m brilliant
2. I’m charming
3. I’m hung like a thoroughbred
4. I’ve stopped all philandering
5. I’m highly skilled, as you’ve learned the other night.

P.S. Stop staring at my hands. I know what you want me to do with them.”

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And on top of that, he’s a damaged soul ….

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SOLD! I want him. (Yes, I’m a sucker for damaged characters. I LIKE THE PAIN!)

And Livie… oh Livie. Not going to lie I was disappointed to hear that this book was going to be about her. I just fell in love with Kacey from TTB and Livie just didn’t strike me as someone I would have LOVED to read about ….

I was so very wrong.

She was fascinating to read about. Her ‘perfection’ was such a stretch and it was tragic and heartbreaking watching her ‘fall from grace’, but yet it was something good. It was journey that took twists and turns and left you hurting, confused, searching and wanting for something I think everyone who is/was ever a new adult trying to find who they were and where exactly they belonged.

If you haven’t read this book yet… pick it up or add it to your TBR list! I was extremely impressed with this book – just as I was with TTB  and FStL – and I can’t wait to read Five Seconds to Fall.

Cheers,

Tianna