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Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen – So, if someone were to ask me if I would recommend this, I’d give a million enthusiastic thumbs up. Some of you will be like me-you’ll pick this up, you’ll think, ‘eh’, and then you will fall-hard. You won’t realize you’re obsessed with it or that you think about it constantly or that you are staying up way too late just to get ‘one more chapter in’… (Chelsea’s Review)

 Lady Thief: A Scarlet Novel by A.C. Gaughen – There’s something special, magical, mesmerizing about this series.
(Chelsea’s Review)

Reading Next

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi – Things happen when people touch me.  Strange things.  Bad things.  No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.  But Juliette has plans of her own.

Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires #8) by Chloe Neill – The series continues about a Chicago graduate student’s introduction into a society of vampires.

Upcoming Releases: Next Week

Maybe Not: A Novella by Colleen Hoover – SUPRISE!  A new novella with characters from Maybe Someday!  When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.  Or maybe not.  Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette.



Keep Me (Grayson Sibling #1) by Faith Andrews – Sexy, tatted up, underwear model Marcus Grayson is every girl’s dream. But when his older sister’s friend comes back from the past, he may just have the chance to turn some of his adolescent fantasies into reality.  Tessa Bradley is a self-sufficient, take-no-bull, single mother—well, now she is.  When she runs into Marcus, she has no idea how he’s about to rock her world. (Jen’s review)

Darkfever: Fever Series Book 1 by Karen Marie Moning – MacKayla Lane’s sister is murdered.  Leaving a single clue to her death-a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone-Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. (Chelsea’s Review)

Nash: A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover – Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school.

Rome: A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover – Cora Lewis knows how to keep her tattooed “bad boy” friends at the Marked in line. But beneath all that flash and sass is a broken heart. Cora won’t let herself get burned again. Then she meets Rome Archer.  Rome Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He’s stubborn, rigid, and bossy. And he’s returned from his final tour of duty more than a little broken.

Variant by Robison Wells – Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.  He was wrong.  Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.  Where breaking the rules equals death.

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers – Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. She learns the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts-and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay, she will be trained as an assassin & serve as a handmaiden to Death.

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi – Aria’s lived her life in the protected dome, when her mother goes missing she knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.  Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s a savage but might be her best hope at staying alive.  If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers. (Chelsea’s Review)

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness – In Prentisstown everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts. Todd and his dog, Manchee stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.  How do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?
(Jen’s review) (Chelsea’s Review)

The Mighty Storm (The Storm series #1) by Samantha Towle – A rock-and-roll love triangle…a music journalist’s story of a lifetime…the bad boy front man who broke her heart.

Wethering the Storm (The Storm series #2) by Samantha Towle – Tru and Jake’s story continues.

Better When He’s Bad: A Welcome to the Point Novel by Jay Crownover – Shane Baxter- sexy, dark, dangerous, he’s the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison for five years. Now Bax is out and looking for answers, and he doesn’t care what he has to do or who he has to hurt to get them. But there’s a new player in the game, and she’s much too innocent, much too soft…and standing directly in his way.


Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth – Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factions—Candor (honest), Abnegation (selfless), Dauntless (brave), Amity (peaceful), and Erudite (intelligent). Sje must choose between staying with her Abnegation family & transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community, but the newly christened Tris also has a secret she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world,what makes you different makes you dangerous.
(Jen’s review) (Chelsea’s Review)

If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman – In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz. (Chelsea’s Review)

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater – Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.  His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem.
(Chelsea’s Review)

The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner – When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.  Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
(Chelsea’s Review)

Shine Not Burn (Shine Not Burn #1) by Elle Casey – Holy hot cowboys, I love this book! I laughed A LOT, Mack is sooo sexy, Andie is a hysterical drunk, the chemistry between the two of them is HOT and the story reads as though you are watching a movie.
(Jen’s review)

Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross – Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas’s life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she’s living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school (no boys), and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals’ super-hot rookie pitcher.

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake – Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.  So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead. (Chelsea’s Review)

 Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. Cast – In 16-year-old Zoey Redbird’s world, vampyres have always existed.  Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire–that is, if she makes it through the Change.  Not all of those who are chosen do.  It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks – Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children; and another with her neighbor, Jo. Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.  But she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her. (Chelsea’s Review)



iBooks ONLY click here →Existence – Abbi Glines – Pagan Moore sees souls. They don’t speak to her but they know she sees them. It’s a part of her life she keeps hidden from everyone else. She’s different… And he knows it.  Pagan begins seeing him everywhere. In her classroom and her bedroom. The soul is stalking her and she can’t make him go away.

The Boys of Summer (The Summer Series #1) by C.J. Duggan – Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

 Finding Cinderella: A Novella by Colleen Hoover – A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

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