The Fill-In Boyfriend

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Title: The Fill-In Boyfriend

Author: Kasie West

Series: N/A

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: May 5th 2015

Rating:

Five Stars

When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favour and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend’s graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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On the Fence

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Title: On the Fence

Author: Kasie West

Series: N/A

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: July 1st 2014

Rating:

Four Stars

For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her long-time neighbour and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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The Distance Between Us

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Title: The Distance Between Us

Author: Kasie West

Series: N/A

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: July 2nd 2013

Rating:

Four Stars

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten All Time Favourite Books in the … Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten All Time Favourite Books in the … Genre.

YA Contemporary.

When I saw this week’s theme it took me a while to actually come up with a genre to which I could feature my favourite books. I’d already used my favourite genres for previous Top Ten Tuesday themes – fairytale retellings, mythology, fantasy, sci-fi and I had no new ideas. Then I came up with YA contemporary. It’s a genre I’m slowly exploring more of and I have read some amazing books that have not only become all-time favourites of mine but that I will be going back and re-reading at some point.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Loved Set in School

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is a Back to School freebie, so I picked Top Ten Books I Loved Set in School.

Most of the ones that made it onto my list this week are YA contemporary books, just because most of them are set in high school. However there are a few fantasy books that, while they’re not technically set in a standard high school, they are set in some form of school, and as they’re favourites of mine of course they were going to make it on my list for this week.

You also may notice that, in spite of my topic pick for this week, I haven’t included Harry Potter. Mainly because it’s such a standard answer, and I wanted to include other books that I love. By now everyone should know how much I love Harry Potter.


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P.S. I Like You

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Title: P.S. I Like You

Author: Kasie West

Series: N/A

Publisher: Point

Release Date: July 26th 2016

Rating:

Five Stars

Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favourite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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