Caterpillars Can’t Swim – Review

IMG_0059editedI am having a difficult time with Young Adult novels these days. Most of the time I find them too cheesy and not believable and this is why I usually keep my hands off them. Only when a blurb really piques my interest do I pick it up. Caterpillars Can’t Swim was one of those novels.

Ryan and Jack can’t be more different: Ryan sits in a wheelchair and swims successfully for the school’s swimteam. Jack on the other hand is a loner and the kid everyone picks on, since the school is full of rumors about his sexuality. When Ryan saves Jack from drowning, their lives become connected, whether they like it or not. Ryan keeps his promise to Jack and doesn’t tell anyone about that day, although he knows that Jack needs help. In an attempt to do so, he invites Jack to accompany him and his best friend Cody to Comic Con. Now the three will get the chance to defy society’s stereotypes. Continue reading “Caterpillars Can’t Swim – Review”

May Recap

Hey there book lovers!
“What time is it?” – “Summer time, it’s our vacation!” Yeah, I had to quote these phrases from High School Musical 2, because High School Musical! 😉
So what are your plans for this summer? Will you stay at home or will you go on vacation? What books will you read? Here’s a list of books we reviewed in May. Maybe there’s a book that will pique your interest so much that you will pick it up during the summer? 🙂

Besides our reviews, we published special posts about our reading history. If you haven’t read those yet, you can find them here: Ashley and Sabrina.
If you want to know what happened at the bookstagram meet up in Hamburg, Germany, click here.

And last but not least, here’s our list of possible reviews in June:
Here’s To Now by Teagan Hunter,  My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Caterpillars Can’t Swim by Liane Shaw, Edge of Regret by Molly E. Lee, The Evolution of Ivy by Lauren Campbell, Low Over High by J.A. DeRouen,  The Wildly Sisters by Eve Chase, Black Box by Cassia Leo, Infinite Us by Eden Butler, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

Enjoy your first month of Summer,
♥ Ashley & Sabrina ♥

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Here’s To Yesterday – Review

IMG_9914editedIf you’ve read my review of Here’s To Tomorrow, you probably know that I really enjoyed it (and that you should pick it up too!). Here’s To Yesterday is the second installment in the Here’s To series and I couldn’t wait to dive into it.

To others, Maura Doughers lives the perfect life: she has money and the perfect soldier boyfriend. But appearances can be deceiving. Maura starts to realize that the person everyone wants her to be, is not the person she is meant to be. The boyfriend she should be happy with, makes her everything but happy.
What Maura really wants is forbidden, but she wants it, no matter the consequences! Continue reading “Here’s To Yesterday – Review”

Here’s To Tomorrow – Review

IMG_9901edited“Teagan Hunter who?” I have to admit, that was my initial reaction about a year ago too, when I heard her name for the first time. But you know what I love? Indie authors! It is a shame that too many of them are still unknown. On top of that, they have to compete against the big well-known published authors. So why not take a chance on them? And that’s what I did with Teagan Hunter‘s Here’s To Tomorrow – and Teagan didn’t disappoint.

Rae Kamden just graduated from college and can’t wait to conquer the big world – or at least that’s what she thinks she wants. She’s torn between leaving her small town and moving to Boston to start a big career. This is when she runs into Hudson Tamell. Although the last seven years haven’t been easy for him, he finally has his life exactly where he wants it. However, meeting Rae and her unfiltered mouth that day makes him rethink everything. Can both handle each others baggage? Continue reading “Here’s To Tomorrow – Review”

Excess Baggage – Review

IMG_9873editedBack in March, when it was still cold and depressing outside, I got an ARC sign-up form from Laura Barnard who was going to release her new book, Excess Baggage, in May. The novel promised to be full of sunshine, summer and old feelings – the perfect getaway from this weather. Now it is May and the weather over here in Germany still hasn’t improved since March. So what was better than turning on your ebook reader and seeing the ARC loading? I couldn’t wait to start with this second chance novel under the sun of Luna Island.

Erica Bennett and her friends are on vacation to have a few days to themselves and away from the hectic and stressful life at home. Erica doesn’t expect to stumble upon Jack Lawson – her first holiday romance back when she was fifteen. It is not long until sparks fly and Erica and Jack rekindle their old feelings. But what happens after their vacation is over? Is their chance meeting a second shot at something real or will this stay another holiday romance? Continue reading “Excess Baggage – Review”

The Siren – Review

IMG_9791editedThere were actually two reasons I bought this book last year in England: the first one was the cover. I know, “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” but I couldn’t leave Waterstones without buying this book. The second and much smaller reason was Kiera Cass, the author of this book. You probably all know her from The Selection series. I read book one in that series and wasn’t too impressed to be perfectly honest. I know that a lot of you guys loved The Selection series but it wasn’t for me. I wanted to give Kiera another chance and the blurb sounded interesting enough.

Kahlen has been a Siren for almost a century. She and her sisters live as much of a secluded life as possible and barely interact with humans. But then one day Kahlen meets the guy of her dreams and everything changes in both their lives. Continue reading “The Siren – Review”

The Summer Remains – Review

IMG_9796editedI was in need of an ugly cry read for quite some time now. You know, I love a great and funny NA book; they make me happy and swoon over the guys, hoping to meet one of those book-boyfriends in real life one day. But sometimes I don’t need a happy ending, I need a book that breaks my heart and makes my eyes tear up over the story. And since The Summer Remains by Seth King made it on the Huffington Post’s list of Ugly Cry Books, I was hoping this novel would do the trick.

Summer Johnson is used to hospitals and doctors. And when she gets the news of having to undergo a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end up with her being dead, she decides to go against doctor’s orders and live her life like a normal 24-year-old. In hopes of falling in love in her possible last few months on earth, she downloads a new dating app. But what she doesn’t expect is Cooper Nichols, the beautiful surfer boy who turns her world upside down in the best possible way. Continue reading “The Summer Remains – Review”