The Witch’s Kiss by Katherine & Elizabeth Corr – Review

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Title: The Witch’s Kiss

Author: Katherine & Elizabeth Corr

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance

Publication Date: 30th June 2016

Publisher: Harper Collins Childrens 

Pages: 420

Summary: Sixteeen-year-old Meredith is fed-up with her feuding family and feeling invisible at school – not to mention the witch magic that shoots out of her fingernails when she’s stressed. Then sweet, sensitive Jack comes into her life and she falls for him hard. The only problem is that he is periodically possessed by a destructive centuries-old curse.

Meredith has lost her heart, but will she also lose her life? Or in true fairytale tradition, can true love’s kiss save the day?

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Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour Review

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Author: Nina LaCour

Genre: Romance, YA

Pages: 336

Publisher: Speak

Publication Date: May 12th 2014

Summary: “I want you to do something with the place. Something epic.”

Emi has been entrusted with her brother’s Los Angeles apartment for the summer as a graduation gift, but she isn’t sure how to fulfil his one condition: that something great take place there while he’s gone. She may be a talented young production designer, already beginning to thrive in the competitive film industry, but she still feels like an average teen, floundering when it comes to romance. 

But when Emi and her friend Charlotte discover a mysterious letter at the estate sale of a Hollywood film legend, Emi finds herself chasing down the loose ends of a movie icon’s hidden life. The search leads her to uncover a decades-old secret and the potential for something truly epic: love.  Continue reading

DASH AND LILYS BOOK OF DARES BY DAVID LEVITHAN AND RACHEL COHN

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Title: Dash and Lilys Book Of Dares

Author: David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Publisher: MIRA INK

Publication Date: 5th September 2014

Pages: 260

Summary: At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of dares on her favourite bookshop shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept. Curious, snarky Dash isn’t one to back down from a challenge – and the Book of Dares is the perfect distraction he’s been looking for.

As they send each other on a scavenger hunt across Manhattan, they’re falling for each other on paper. But finding out if their real selves share their on-page chemistry could be their biggest dare yet….

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WINTERS SNOW BY CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER REVIEW

Winters' Snow: An On The Other Side Novella (Paperback)Title: Winters Snow

Author: Carrie Hope Fletcher

Genre: Novella, Romance, Fiction

Pages: 42

Publication Date: 18th November 2016

Publisher: Little Brown

Summary: Now, Vincent has the chance to make right a mistake from his past and to potentially alter the course of events in his and Evie’s favour. While doing so, he realises he has embarked on a journey that will teach him all about love, life and humanity; but one thing he does not know for sure is whether it will lead him back to the only woman he ever loved.

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ATTACHMENTS BY RAINBOW ROWELL REVIEW

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Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Romance 

Publication date: May 12th 2011

Publisher: Orion 

Pages: 357

Summary: It’s 1999 and for the staff of one newspaper office, the internet is still a novelty. By day, two young women, Beth and Jennifer, spend their hours emailing each other, discussing in hilarious detail every aspect of their lives, from love troubles to family dramas. And by night, Lincoln, a shy, lonely IT guy spends his hours reading every exchange.

At first their emails offer a welcome diversion, but as Lincoln unwittingly becomes drawn into their lives, the more he reads, the more he finds himself falling for one of them. By the time Lincoln realizes just how head-over-heels he really is, it’s way too late to introduce himself. What would he say to her? ‘Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mails – and also, I think I love you’.

After a series of close encounters, Lincoln decides it’s time to muster the courage to follow his heart…and find out whether there really is such a thing as love before first-sight.

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ON THE OTHER SIDE BY CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER REVIEW

Title: On The Other Side

Author: Carrie Hope Fletcher

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Publication date: 14th July 2016

Publisher: Sphere

Pages: 352

Summary: Your soul is too heavy to pass through this door,
Leave the weight of the world in the world from before

Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It’s the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she’s become her twenty seven- year-old self and the door won’t open. Evie’s soul must be light enough to pass through so she needs to get rid of whatever is making her soul heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets that have weighed her down for over fifty years, so she must find a way to reveal them before it’s too late. As Evie begins the journey of a lifetime, she learns more about life and love than she ever thought possible, and somehow , some way, she may also find her way back to her long lost love…

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BILLY AND ME BY GIOVANNA FLETCHER REVIEW

Title: Billy and Me

Author: Giovanna Fletcher

Genre: Chick-Lit, Contemporary, Romance

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 23rd May 2013

Pages: 396

Summary: Sophie May has a secret.

One that she’s successfully kept for years. It’s meant that she’s had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop.

But then she meets the gorgeous Billy – an actor with ambitions to make it to the top. And when they fall in love, Sophie is whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy’s glamorous – but ruthless – world.

Their relationship throws Sophie right into the spotlight after years of shying away from attention. Can she handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? And most of all, is she ready for her secret heartbreak to be discovered and shared with the nation?

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