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Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi – 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.  After a lifetime without freedom, she’s finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she’d lost forever. Jen’s Review

All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1) by Cristin Terrill – You have to kill him. Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.  Anna’s Review

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Scarlet (The Lunar Chonicles #2) by Marissa Meyer – Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of Marissa Meyer’s bestselling Lunar Chronicles.  Book #1 – Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

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Isn’t She Lovely (A Redemption Novel) by Lauren LayneNew Sale 5 Stars! It had the perfect amount of wit, banter, romance, angst, and laugh out loud moments.   Preppy Boy and Goth Girl are stuck as partners in school.  Ethan is desperate to make his snobbish mother forget the pedigreed girl who broke his heart. While Stephanie’s a stretch as a decoy, the right makeover and a pastel cardigan just might do the trick. She may not love the idea of playing Ethan’s brainless Barbie girlfriend, but the free rent and luxurious digs make a tempting offer. So does the promise of a ready-made screenplay idea inspired by their charade.   Chelsea’s Review

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Hopeless by Colleen HooverNew Sale  Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past she wishes could just stay buried.

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Wait for You (Wait for You #1) by J. Lynn New Sale Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at that fateful Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. What she never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself. Chelsea’s Review

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Stolen Songbird: Malediction Trilogy Book One (The Malediction Trilogy) by Danielle L. Jensen – New Sale 5 Stars! Okaaaaayyyy so…..a book about trolls? Really? In what way could this possibly be appealing? BUT – It was.  It was addicting, heartbreaking, hopeful, fun, action-packed, and sweet. I am obsessed with these characters and can’t wait to see how their story continues.
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Red Rising (The Red Rising #1) by Pierce BrownNew Sale 5 Stars! A young girl’s dream becomes a necessity-a reality that needs to come to pass. And the person who is responsible for making that dream, that vision, happen…is Darrow. And I
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LOVED it!  Chelsea’s Review

Losing It by Cora Carmack – Bliss Edwards is sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible—a one-night stand. But she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half a brain would ever believe.  And as if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theater professor.  She’d left him naked in her bed about eight hours earlier. . . .

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost – Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.  Chelsea’s Review

White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout5 Stars! Layla is half demon, half gargoyle, with abilities no one else possesses.   And even though Zayne (whom she’s crushed on since forever) is a Warden, part of the race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe, Layla’s kiss will kill anything with a soul—including him.  Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know her secrets. Harriet’s Review | Chelsea’s Review

No Turning Back (The Kathleen Turner Series #1) by Tiffany Snow -Being 23 & single wasn’t exactly a thrilling adventure, but then again, that’s not what Kathleen wanted. At least, not until she met Blane Kirk. Navy SEAL turned high-profile attorney, Blane is everything a woman could want. The only problem? He’s her boss. Blane is known for playing the field & the last thing Kathleen needs or wants is to get involved with him. But when her friend is murdered & it seems Kathleen will be next, she may not have a choice. Harriet’s review

Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines– Since Sadie White’s mom is pregnant and refuses to work, she will be taking over as a domestic servant for a wealthy family on a nearby island.  When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie were normal—if she hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house—maybe she’d be excited about working for a rock star. But she’s not.

Hold On Tight (Sea Breeze #8) by Abbi Glines – Dewayne Falco has been a fixture in Sea Breeze since his appearance in the very first book, Breathe. He always had the one-liners and smart remarks that made you laugh. But there was never any insight into his life. Other than being best friends with Marcus, Preston, and Rock all his life, you knew little else. Until now. In Hold on Tight, Dewayne’s past pain is brought front and center while he realizes not all was lost—and that there may be hope for him yet.

Take a Chance (The Rosemary Beach Series #7) by Abbi Glines – When Harlow Manning’s rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan’s room in nothing but his boxer briefs.

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter’s cheating on her–and she is left trying to decide what to do next.  Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either… Harriet’s review Chelsea’s review

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.

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Talon (The Talon Saga #1) by Julie KagawaNew Sale 5 Stars!   Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Chelsea’s Review

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarryNew Sale No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth.  But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common.

Better Than Perfect (Wild Cards #1) by Simone ElkelesNew Sale 5 Stars!  Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain–people you care about leave without a backward glance. So when her older sister comes home after abandoning her ten years earlier, with her hot new stepson in tow, Ashtyn wants nothing to do with either of them. Then she comes up with a plan that would finally give her the chance to leave, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and get the future she wants? Harriet’s Review

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 5 Stars! 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
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth – 5 Stars! 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

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.

 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.

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Never Too Far (The Rosemary Beach Series #2) by Abbi Glines 5 Stars! Just when Blaire allowed herself to fall for her stepbrother, Rush, he revealed a life-altering secret so devastating that she couldn’t forgive him. Unable to face him again, Blaire leaves the promise of true love behind in Rosemary Beach and returns to the comforts of her small town in Alabama, wanting nothing more than to put the summer behind her.  But unexpected news complicates Blaire’s plans, and she’s forced to trust the one man she shouldn’t. Trapped between Rush’s fierce desire to win her back and her own sense of self-preservation, Blaire doesn’t know if she’s doing the right thing…or if she’s making the biggest mistake of her life. Chelsea’s Review

Simple Perfection (The Rosemary Beach Series #6) by Abbi Glines – Woods had his perfect life mapped out for him. Rise up the ranks of the family business. Marry the rich girl of his parents’ dreams. Pretend that wealth and privilege was all he’d ever wanted. Then a girl named Della breezed into town, a beautifully imperfect stranger who captured his heart and opened his eyes to a new kind of future. Woods is ready and willing to sacrifice everything for her when the sudden death of his father leaves him with his mother to care for and a business to manage.

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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
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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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