Review: Untitled Beauty (Somewhere-in-between #1) by C.E Wilson

 

23157773Eleven. A name. A title. A sentence passed. If you aren’t a Beauty, you’re less than a person. You’re a commodity known as a Potential… and you only have so many chances to qualify as a human being.

In her seventeen years, Eleven has seen the best and worst in humanity. She’s been passed around and abused by the bad. She’s hoped and dreamed for the good. And she’s despaired for the hand she’s been dealt. Now she’s been purchased by a wealthy man who has the ability to improve her life and help her become a Beauty – if she can put up with his erratic and controlling personality for long enough, that is. Complicating things is the appearance of a stunningly beautiful young man with amethyst eyes who treats Eleven to the rarest form of attention for a Potential: kindness.

Does Eleven trust her powerful owner to help her escape this life of servitude and enslavement, or does she gamble everything on the enigmatic young man who seems to offer her more than she could ever imagine possible?

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About the Author: C.E Wilson

C.E. Wilson is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, beautiful daughter, a chubby beagle and two cats. They are all the loves of her life. When she’s not writing youngadult fantasy novels, she enjoys writing short stories on her Deviant Art page. She loves to write stories involving giants and little people (also known as GT) and she can’t decide what she loves more: horror movies or shoujo manga. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Education so she has a soft spot for older literature authors including John Milton, William Shakespeare, and stories such as Paradise Lost and Beowolf. On a side note, nothing helps her to write more than drinking good beer and watching The Twilight Zone

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The Review:

I’ve received a free e-arc of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

What can I say about C.E Wilson that I have not said before. She is becoming one of my favorite authors. I absolutely love her novels and series and everything she writes. Heck…I’ll even read her shopping list. TeeHee! Anyhow, I absolutely loved Untitled Beauty and everything about it.

The Story is about a girl called Eleven who is ranked 11 on the scale of beauty which runs from 1 to 20. In the world Eleven lives in, you cannot prosper if you are not a Beauty. If you are not a Beauty, you are called a Potential, meaning that you have a chance at becoming a Beauty, but depending on where you rank, you might need some surgical procedures done and such to make a Beauty out of you. You’ll need a sponsor to pay for those procedures and that is what Eleven is hoping for. She has been abused in the past and is sold to someone wealthy who can sponsor her for surgeries to make her a Beauty. When Eleven encounters a boy who treats her differently than anyone else has, she is confused. Why it this person, out of all the Beauties, is the only one who treats her as an actual person? On top of that, Eleven does not feel so good about her new owner…will he even help make her a Beauty? Or will she be stuck as a slave? You will find out once you read the book.

Wow…that sounds awesome! And it is. I knew before I read the synopsis of this book that it was going to be epic and it was. I loved the story line and all of the characters. My favorite was…Eleven. She had so much depth and I connected with her from page 1. I felt so much pity towards Eleven and her abusive life. I felt the pain she did and I seriously was affected whenever she was abused or when anything else ever happened to her. Eleven was so amazing of a character that I always hoped for the best for her, even though she is not a real person…I kind of felt that she was. That is how amazing a writer C.E Wilson is. I love her.

All of the characters in this story were amazing and I felt they added to the whole world Wilson created. I just don’t know what else to say besides that I loved this book so very much! I absolutely loved the world that Wilson created. Basing a whole world on the idea that Beauty is everything? Who could have thought that!? In this world, to some people, beauty is everything. I feel that the people of today give looks a whole lot of importance when it is whats on the inside that counts. I loved how C.E created a world that is quite believable considering that looks are what people think about. They say never to judge a book by its cover but that is what everyone is doing. People judge you by your looks because that is the first thing they see…not the person that you are. I loved the idea the Wilson created with the world giving importance to Beauty as it kind of does now.

I’ve fallen in love with the things C.E Wilson writes. I love how all of her books are different and creative and original. I loved her writing style, it was easy to understand and I thought it was very clear and the words just flowed together. Also, I liked the pace of the book. It was quite a quick read, but the content of the story does not make it a light read. Some heavy things happen in this book. There were so many places where my mouth was agape. So many times I’ve swooned and so many times I could not put my Kindle down…I was literally jumping everywhere trying to contain myself. So much excitement and oh so much happening. That ending was lovely but I felt that many of my questions were left unanswered…and then I found out that there will bee a second installment in this series so hopefully those questions will be answered soon. And I cannot wait for the next book. I WANT IT NOW!

I did love Untitled Beauty very much, but I felt that it was too short. Like I wanted more. At one point, I was a little confused at a particular part of the story, but other than that, it was amazing. I really wish Wilson writes more about Eleven and I really do hope that my unanswered questions are answered in the coming books.

This is a must read. It is amazing, different and captivating. It is so interesting that the first few lines just suck you into the story. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is a quick read…but it is quite heavy as to the events that take place in the book. You must read this book and all other books by C.E Wilson because they are all amazing.

I really hope you give this book a read and I do hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Thank you for reading my review and I hope you liked it!

Happy Reading!

Toodles!

~Sam

Scoring: 

Characters: 9/10

Plot/Story line: 9/10

Pace: 8/10

Romance: 9/10

Writing style: 9/10

Entertainment value: 10/10

Overall Score: 54/60 (90%)

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This Is Me by C.E Wilson

A-SIST

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Rogan is a robot. More specifically, he is an Asist – a personalized humanoid servant that provides protection, assistance, and companionship for a lonely young woman living on her own in the city. Chloe is trying to get her big break, singing at bars and clubs all over the city at night while she pays the bills as a substitute teacher during the day. Ever since she activated him many months ago, Rogan has been her beautiful, dependable, obedient, dead-eyed secu
rity blanket.

One morning she is shocked when he disobeys a direct command in an attempt to please her and his dull artificial eyes flash a hint of something new. Is this the result of the adaptive Asist servility programming or is Rogan actually thinking? Can a robot think? Can a robot feel?

As Chloe struggles with these thoughts she is blindsided by the singular Niven Adams, a handsome, confident man with the voice of an angel who is everything she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. He’s the perfect guy for her, except for one problem. Niven doesn’t approve of Asists and takes an immediate dislike to Rogan. As Niven charms his way deeper and deeper into Chloe’s heart, Rogan tries to convince her that he is more than a mass-produced disposable servant.

With Rogan doing everything in his power to prove that his thoughts and feelings are real and Niven trying to persuade her to abandon her robot and have a normal human relationship, Chloe is trapped between the two things that mean the most to her. Does she embrace her relationship with the blond newcomer, or face that her Asist’s feelings may be more than features of his programming?

What really makes a person a person?
Is it a ticking muscle inside their chest, or is it something more?

 

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About the Author: C.E Wilson

C.E. Wilson is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, beautiful daughter, a chubby beagle and two cats. They are all the loves of her life. When she’s not writing youngadult fantasy novels, she enjoys writing short stories on her Deviant Art page. She loves to write stories involving giants and little people (also known as GT) and she can’t decide what she loves more: horror movies or shoujo manga. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Education so she has a soft spot for older literature authors including John Milton, William Shakespeare, and stories such as Paradise Lost and Beowolf. On a side note, nothing helps her to write more than drinking good beer and watching The Twilight Zone.

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The Review:

I’ve recieved this eARC from the author in exchange of an honest review.

         I want to start of by saying that this book was absolutely amazing! I loved it I loved it I loved it! I dont know what else to say except for the fact that it was beautiful, creative and nothing like I’ve ever read before. I also loved the characters. They were epic and amazing and I feel like they really added to the book. So basically, the character Chloe is an aspiring singer who sings in bars and stuff and she is trying to make a career off of her singing. She has an Asist who is a personalized humanoid servant, sorta like an android but more humanlike. His name is Rogan. One day, when Chloe gives an order to Rogan, but he refuses…which makes Chloe think… Are Asists really more humanlike than they seem? On the other hand, Chloe seems to be falling for a hotshot singer names Niven who doesnt like the whole humanoid servant idea…while a particular humanoid servent disapproves of the hotshot singer…its all a mess. Rogan desperately wants to prove to Chloe that he is more than a robot…he is so much more…and Chloe has to decide…what makes a human, human?

I absolutely loved this book. It was so much more than what I thought it would be. C.E is starting to become an author that I love. First with her Five Seven Five book ( You can read my review for this book here) and now with this book. She never let me down with her books, writing, and ideas. Wilson just has an amazing imagination in which she created worlds with robots and many other different worlds you would never even think of. I’m in love with Wilson’s writing. It is beautiful and I just…I dont know what else to say. This is a must read for all those readers out there. If you love a Romance with a splash of Sci-Fi, then this is a book for you. I highly recommend this book but to the right audience…because this book is sort of New Adult..so yeah… maybe 18ish and above…or whoever is comfortable with New Adult…whatever floats your boat :).

All in all, I loved this book very much and do recommend this. This is absolutely a must read! So go on and get this book and start reading people! What are you waiting for?

Score:

Characters: 9/10

Plot/Story line: 9/10

Pace: 8/10

Romance: 9/10

Writing style: 9/10

Entertainment value: 9/10

Overall Score: 53/60 (88%)

Thank you so much for reading my review! I hope it helped you alot and I do hope that you start reading this book and love it as much as I do. Thank you once again and please read my other reviews :).

Toodles!

~Sam

 

Review: Emerald Green (Emerald Green Series #1) by Lindsay Marie Miller


On a chilly December night in Savannah, Georgia, seventeen-year-old Addie Smith dreams of an alluring young man, too mysteriously handsome to be real. When spring semester commences the following week, at Maple Creek High, a new student, named Tom Sutton, arrives, bearing a striking resemblance to the beautiful stranger from Addie’s dream.
Addie feels inextricably drawn to Tom, and his rare, unwavering resiliency, as the enchanting nature of first love takes hold. But when a cold-blooded criminal returns to Savannah, in pursuit of a long-forgotten possession, Addie must confront the darkest secrets of an elusive, hidden past that threaten to destroy her future.

 

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About the Author: Lindsay Marie Miller

Lindsay Marie Miller

 

Lindsay Marie Miller was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL, where she graduated high school as Valedictorian. Afterwards, Lindsay attended Florida State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with an English Literature major, Psychology minor, and Specialized Studies in Markets and Institutions.

Lindsay is the author of S.I.N.G.L.E., Jungle Eyes, Me & Mr. Jones, and Emerald Green. An incurable romantic at heart, she enjoys writing about strong heroines and the honorable gentleman who claim their hearts, often utilizing elements of suspense, adventure, or even comedy. While the context of her writing is diverse, one factor always remains at the center of every novel: Love.

In her free time, Lindsay enjoys singing, playing the piano and guitar, and writing songs. The author resides in her hometown of Tallahassee, FL, where she is currently working on her next novel.

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The review:

I received a free e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

This book was all kinds of amazing. It was written beautifully and I loved every word of it. It was  captivating and interesting and beautiful. To set the scene, Addie is at a school dance that her school holds each year. A few things happen that make her leave earlier than expected. Then she has a dream about a terribly handsome young man and she can’t get him out of her head…until one day, she sees a boy in her school that looks exactly like him. His name was Tom Sutton and was new to the school. Addie is really drawn to him and she does not know why. Throughout the story, Addie uncovers some secrets about her past that leaves many more of her questions unanswered. Who is she and who is Tom Sutton and why is she so drawn to him.

This book was actually really good. I expected it to be good… but I did not expect it to be that good. I felt that there were some parts in the beginning of the book that seemed a little dull…which made me not read the book for 3 days. Then, I picked up the book again and did not stop reading until  I was finished. Oh it was good. Sooo good! There were characters in this book that just helped make the story as good as it was. I found that the main character Addie was well thought out and very relatable. She is your average girl who has workaholic parents and was always alone at home. She has a lot of depth. I did not find her to be a damsel in distress. She was amazing and not like any character I’ve read about. I really loved her. I also loved Tom…obviously. Who wouldn’t? Hahha.

The story was very interesting. It was captivating and thrilling and had me at the edge of my seat a few times. Miller just dives right into her story from page one. This book had everything: suspense, thrill and romance. Don’t get me started on the romance. Swoon worthy romance that made me blush and all tingly. This book held so many surprises. So many twists and turns and an ending I was not expecting…an ending that left me in tears. This book was a really really good book and I was not disappointed at all.

I loved Miller’s writing. It was very easy to understand and I just love how her words just flowed together. All in all, Emerald Green was a really good book and a promising start to an epic series. I really hope to read the other books in this series. I.Can’t. Wait. \

I hope y’all found my review helpful and hope you start reading this book.

Characters: 8/10

Plot/Story line: 8/10

Pace: 8/10

Romance: 8/10

Writing style: 8/10

Entertainment value: 9/10

Overall Score: 49/60 (82%)

 

 

Review: Royals by R.L. Reid

In25878240 their world they had it all. Youth, fancy houses, beauty and money that most could only dream of. But without all of that, they still had each other. Their lives were perfectly simple and nothing could bring them down. Peta Fitzgerald, aspiring art student, loyal best friend and doting girlfriend to the hottest guy in school watches that world fall to pieces right before her very eyes. When Peta finds herself drawn to the art teacher that every girl wants, including her best friend, her life turns upside down.
She takes her boyfriends little indiscretions as an opportunity to act on her fantasy, but will she get what she wants?
With each of them battling their own demons, this final year of high school see’s new challenges and hardships that will push, pull and tear the group apart.

 

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About the Author: R.L Reid

R.L.Reid is a 33 year old mother of one. When she isn’t wriR.L. Reidting or reading, she enjoys rock climbing and golf. Rebecca lives in Perth, Western Australia and loves the coastal life.

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The Review:

I received a free e-copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. 

I want to start off by saying that this book was amazing! I loved every second of it and I just got sucked into the whole story. It was cleverly written and was very different than any other high school book. This book had it all… drama, romance, heartbreak, thrill and more….so much more! This is a serious must read.

I did not know what to expect with this book so I started reading without having any expectations. Basically, this book is set in Australia, with the main character being Peta Fitzgerald. She is a senior and is enjoying life with her boyfriend and best friends. That is, until she has the hots for the art teacher everyone is in love with. Not only is she falling for someone who is off limits, but everything around her is changing. Peta has no idea what to do…she’s stuck.

One thing I really loved about this book is that it was very original and was a break from PA Romance, Fantasy Sci-Fi etc. It was refreshing and I loved it! I also loved the fact, and applaud the author for showing us readers the other side of high school. We always see the typical high school drama of having a cheating boyfriend or trying to nail a boyfriend or trying to fit in or whatever. This book showed the dark side of high school. Drugs. We all hear about high school students dealing drugs in school, but I have never read about it in a book. This book had everything! I loved it! It gave us a new side of high school to look at.

There were many parts in the book where I just could not put the book down. There was a point where I was about halfway through the book and I did not put my Kindle down until I read the ending…which was epic. It was a roller coaster of emotions! So much happened in the book that I just loved it! It was never boring. However, I felt that the story was a little dull in the beginningish, but that is all a part of creating a story, the buildup can be a little tricky. The story the author wrote was believable, it was realistic. I loved it!

The characters in this book are amazing. They were beautifully written and I think my fave is Peta. She is just all sorts of greats. I just loved her and her whole character in the book. I loved her friends too. They were the best! They reminded me of my close friends too. Anyhow, all of the characters had their backgrounds and it really played out well how each person’s personality showed in the end.

There was a HUGE turning point in the book where I just could not put it down. I neglected my Uni assignments to finish this book. THAT is how great it was. There were just so many twists and turns that I could not even keep up! And the story just took off! I was so amazing I cannot even put together words to describe hoe amazing it was! Tears were involved, and so so so many twists! ESPECIALLY in the end. WOAH! I did not see any of that coming. Reid just nailed everything that concerns teenagers. I just loved the story and the effort Reid put into making an amazing story. I really have not seen this at all…maybe I just don’t come across books like this. Also… this book is New Adult/ Adult and is not suitable for all ages because like the title says…there is sex, drugs and violence and language. If you like that stuff then you do you…but this was my first NA/A book and it was nice…but I like to stick to the YA books.

All in all, I loved this book but the ending. OMG the ending! asojdjhsdgbksdgbqjrgv. I cannot. Its kind of a cliffhanger…it just hits you right in the feels. Seriously. This book is loaded with everything that a reader wants in a book. I promise you will like it! Now go get this book and read it and feel how I felt when reading this book. And I hope you  cry.. That was mean. Im sorry. But I hope it makes you feel a certain way.  I hope you loved this review and I really hope you read it. Thank you!

Characters: 9/10

Plot/Story line: 9/10

Pace: 9/10

Romance: 9/10

Writing style: 9/10

Entertainment value: 9/10

Overall Score: 54/60 (90%)

Review: Lost (The Caelian Cycle #1) by Donnielle Tyner

During WWI, a meteorit25773067e crashed, releasing a mist that changed the DNA of all who were exposed. One hundred years has passed and society is divided between the Norms and the Caelians, whose changed DNA awakened dormant gifts, called Talents.

Sadie is over it!

She’s an orphan, her boyfriend was murdered, and she’s the only Caelian at St. Vincent’s without a Talent. Once she turns 18, there will be no place for her in the world. That is, until a chance encounter with Kian, a Caelian boy who makes her feel uncomfortable and alive at the same time.

Secrets of her past are uncovered and Sadie’s latent, rare Talent is exposed. With great power comes the hunters, hired by an egomaniac who wants to use Sadie’s power to establish Caelian dominance. On the run with Kian and her friends, Sadie will have to decide: hide or fight.

Will Sadie accept her new reality or will she stay lost?

About the Author: Donnielle Tyner

 Donnielle Tyner has held down many jobs, but never found satisfaction until she became a freelance writer and stay at home mom. She’s from North Texas and enjoys her chickens, garden, and most of all her children. LOST is her debut novel. Watch for the second installment of The Caelian Cycle in the fall of 2015.

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When starting the book…

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The Review:

I received a free e-copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

To start off, I want to say that I really enjoyed reading this book. It was better than I anticipated it being. I have to say, I have never read a book quite like this one. It was an adventure. I fell in love with the characters, felt what they felt and really understood them and their struggles, especially the main character’s: Sadie. Sadie, and other people at the Orphanage are Caelians. Caelians are people with altered DNA and gifts that are called Talent. Some talents include: invisibility, strength, fire bending etc. Because of this difference, Caelians are treated differently than normal human beings, or Norms. Almost every Caelian is left in the orphanage because no one want them. The thing is that Norms can have Caelian babies and they do not want them most of the time. This is what the kids at the orphanage have in common, they are not wanted by their family. Sadie is different. She has no talent…yet. This sets her apart from her peers.

I actually really loved this book. I loved the characters and everything. Each character was very different and had their own struggles and I just love that they added so much to the story. I really loved how Sadie had the best friends. They were awesome and they stuck to her no matter what happened…and a lot happened in the book. It was just heart-touching see how much they cared about Sadie. Don’t get me started on Kian. Hes so HOT! I’m sorry…I’ll control myself. He is sooo amazing and I just love him. He’s so mysterious and oh gosh he is mine. Everyone needs a Kian in their lives.

I love the way Donnielle writes! It is so easy to follow and understand. Its good to know that this author writes so you don’t need to reread every line 20 times just to understand what she is saying. I loved the world she created. It is so colorful and I love how its not perfect, Its like our world today. Her story is so creative and It is a must read. It is amazing, has wonderful characters, a heck of a story line, and a smidge of romance that I loved. It was nice to see that the romance in this book wasn’t too much. I loved it. Amazing! It did make me swoon though…. 🙂

Oh yeah…the ending and the events leading to the ending….It was a wild roller-coaster with twists and turns  and drops that I did not see coming. The whole story builds up to this wild ride and the ending just left me sort of satisfied…because I need the next book…i want it now. But that ending…omg…..what. It has left me craving for the next book. I need it!

As you can probably tell, I really loved this book! It was really good and I recommend this to anyone and everyone. Just pick this book up and start reading. I promise you will love it! Thank you for reading my review. I hope you found it helpful!

Characters: 8/10

Plot/Story line: 9/10

Pace: 8/10

Romance: 8/10

Writing style: 9/10

Entertainment value: 9/10

Overall Score: 51/60 (85%)

Review: A Lost Legacy: Awakening (Lost Legacies #1) by C.E Dimond

Finn Adams thought she knew what her life had in store for her; a mundane existence of day to day life. The arrival of a stranger in town turns her world upside down. When her mother goes missing, Finn soon discovers that she is a witch and she is being hunted for her power. Ripped from the only life she’s ever known, Finn is transported across the country to Broadhaven, Maine to discover the secrets she never knew about herself, her heritage, and the tremendous power that’s been kept from her for so long. Her loyalties are tested when she learns of her true parentage and discovers she is part of a prophecy, destined to awaken an ancient power that has been lost for centuries . As she struggles to learn from her mother’s past, she is faced with the ultimate struggle of good and evil, family or friends, she must learn who she can trust and find the power within herself to stop the prophecy from coming true.

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About the Author: C.E Dimond

C.E Dimond is an Irish-Canadian author. She has always had a passion for literature and from a young age indulged her mind in the fantasy fiction world. As a child her bedtime stories consisted greatly of Irish folklore and songs that inspired a true love of her heritage. She has a love of World Religions, psychology, languages and history and has put all of these inspirations to work in her writing. She is an alumna of St. Mary’s Academy and studied Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg. Currently she lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 

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The Review:

I received a free e-copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

I would like to thank C.E Dimond for letting me read her book. It was fantastic and I loved every word of it. This book is about a girl named Finn who is your normal girl…until her mother goes missing and she finds out that she is a witch. She gets transported to another place to learn more about her powers and everything that concerns her.

I actually liked reading this book. It picked up pace from page 1 and I was hooked. I loved Finn. I loved her childishness, her boldness, her selflessness and her personality. I loved how Dimond built the characters. Each of them were different and had some story to them that explained why they were the way they were.I also really liked how we see the vulnerability of the characters. I really liked how Dimond was not too quick to make Finn mature. Usually when a main character finds they are not normal, they go full on mature mode. I loved how we got to see childishness in Finn, however, there were some parts where she made important decisions and they showed that she was maturing.

The pace of this book was nice; I liked it. I just found that the book was so short! I want more! Especially after that ending. Oh My! But I will talk about that ending later. For now, lets discuss the writing. I utterly enjoyed Dimond’s writing. It was easy to understand and just really nice to read. I really liked how Dimond explained things in the book without it sounding like a history lesson; like when Finn was learning about her heritage and powers. I loved every second of this book and I really think you should read it.

Yes. Yes there was a smidge of romance in this book and yes..I loved that smidge of romance. It was enough to make me swoon a little heheh. Oh I almost forgot! The ending!! That was one heck of an ending. It left me craving for the next book the way one craves chocolate. That ending seriously left me shocked. Another thing I loved about the ending is the way the author built the story to that point. The ending wasn’t dull. The events leading to the ending were sad and it just showed Finn and who she is and what she stands for.

I really loved reading this book. It was a really quick read. There were some questions unanswered that I would love to be answered in the next books. I loved everything about this book. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. So go and  get this book and read this book and yeah…. Toodles! I hope you found my review helpful.

Characters: 8/10

Plot/Story line: 8/10

Pace: 8/10

Romance: 8/10

Writing style: 8/10

Entertainment value: 9/10

Overall Score: 49/60 (82%)

Review: Just a Few Inches by Tara St. Pierre

All Carrie Roberts wants is to be a little bit smaller.

To fit into the perfect dress for the Valentine’s Day Dance. To look beautiful for her boyfriend, the school’s star basketball player. To keep his jealous ex-girlfriend, a rival cheerleader, away from him. And to be noticed by her classmates.

Exercising and dieting don’t work, but an advertisement for weight loss pills promises a quicker solution to her problem. As time runs out, she takes more than the recommended dose until she’s just a few inches slimmer. Heads turn when she arrives at the dance, and the wonderful night with her boyfriend is beyond what she dreamed it would be.

Days later, Carrie discovers that her body is changing in ways that should be impossible. While her doctor searches for a cure, she desperately turns to her friends and family for support. Everyone is noticing her now whether she likes it or not, and even the media is intrigued by her incredible story. Getting everything she once wanted has created new problems—problems that are growing more terrifying every day.

Because Carrie Roberts is shrinking.

 

About the Author: Tara St. Pierre

Tara St. Pierre enjoys classic science fiction movies and television shows. When driving, she sings along with the radio loudly and off key. She prefers tea over coffee, spring over autumn, vanilla ice cream over chocolate, and caramel over hot fudge. Though she lives by herself, one of her two cats enjoys cuddling with her.

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The Review:

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for and honest review. 

I want to start of by saying that I freaking loved this book! It was amazing! I loved every page, sentence, word, period of it. I enjoyed reading this book so much! I finished it in 2 days. I stayed up until 1am to finish a good chunk of this book until my mom started complaining about the lights being on. And so I had to stop reading. But then, the next day, I finished it. And I loved it. And it was amazing.

This book just touched so many places in my heart. Carrie Roberts is an 18 year old girl in high school who is on the cheerleading squad in school, has a popular boyfriend, amazing best friends and a loving family. Her boyfriend has an ex-girlfriend who Carrie thinks is hotter than her with a better body; more appealing to everyone. A dance is around the corner and Carrie found a fabulous dress but there is one problem… it is one size too small and Carrie has to wear that dress to impress her boyfriend and the student body. Trying to shed a few pounds, Carrie tries diets and starving herself, but when that doesn’t work, she is drawn to an advertisement for weight loss pills and just gets them without thinking; hoping she would lose those pounds quicker. She lost the pounds and fit into the dress in time for the dance, but it did not stop there. No. Carrie not only lost weight, but height as well. Carrie is shrinking and she has no idea what to do. Now that is a problem.

I loved how this book focused on problems of today with the whole body image issue. Society tells us what a woman should look like, dress like, talk like, act like and so on and so forth. Society is wrong and that is what Tara tells us in this book. That is what Carrie tells us in this book. Like Carrie, I too had a problem with my body. Now, to stay healthy and fit, I exercise…but whenever I see an actress or a model or someone famous who is skinnier than me, I look at my self an I don’t see what they have in me. But after reading this book… I can say that Society can kiss my butt. I love me just the way I am.

This book is amazing and inspiring and something girls should read, especially if you have body image issues. It is sweet and seems normal. I feel that girls,and boys for that matter, will relate to this character more than any character because Carrie is a human being. Not a vampire, witch, ghost…frog. She is like us and she just wants to catch people’s attention…but the people she tries to be noticed by aren’t noticing her and she misses those who are. I loved reading this book because it felt so real and I just was sucked into Carrie’s life, hoping she would get better in the next chapters. I have to say, this book was the perfect length and was going at a perfect pace, which I loved!

Let’s talk about the characters. There are a bunch of characters in this book who have their own story and their own struggles that make them who they are. I loved Carrie. Her strength, her compassion, her determination, and they way she just inspired people. Even though she was shrinking, Carrie did not lose hope, and I found that just utterly amazing. Carrie has two best friends and I loved loved loved them. Friendship goals! They were so sweet in the book and stuck with Carrie throughout everything and I just loved this relationship. It brought tears to my eyes reading how they were so caring and supportive and just overall great friends. Evan is also an amazing character! I loved him. Literally every character was amazing to me. They all added to the book.

The romance. There was romance in this book. It was so sweet it made me tear up thinking about how sweet and swoon worthy it was. Goals! I loved the chemistry between the characters and I loved every second of this book. Every time I felt things were getting normal, something would happen that would make me happy, sad, angry, scared and just wow. I loved it. I can’t stop saying that! There were twists and turns in ever chapter and there were many parts that would just make me tear up and OMG I can’t explain it. I want to point out that I loved the heading for the chapters. They were measurements. Carrie’s measurements. I thought it was creative and I loved it.

I fell in loved with Tara’s writing and will look forward to her future books. I loved the way her words flowed so beautifully together. The dialogue she created and the sentences she made were just insane! Can you teach me how to do that? All in all, I loved this book. I loved every sentence of this book. I will read this book over and over again and I would love it the same every time, maybe even more. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Seriously. Go get this book. What are you waiting for? Go on…Shoo! Teehee!

 

Characters: 9/10

Plot/Story line: 10/10

Pace: 9/10

Romance: 9/10

Writing style: 9/10

Entertainment value: 10/10

Overall Score: 56/60 (93%)

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