Hi guys! Today I bring you some more Book Recommendations. This time, instead of recommending only new adult books, I’m going to be talking about some of my new favorites. We’re more than halfway through 2017 and I’ve been reading some really amazing books and I want to talk about those books. So today I’m talking about a few new additions to my favorites. But anyway, let’s see which books made to this list 🙂 .
The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren
Last summer, Lucy’s and Ben’s lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie—Lucy’s best friend and Ben’s sister—was gone, her heart giving out during a routine swim. And just like that, the idyllic world they knew turned upside down, and the would-be couple drifted apart, swallowed up by their grief. Now it’s a year later in their small lake town, and as the anniversary of Trixie’s death looms, Lucy and Ben’s undeniable connection pulls them back together. They can’t change what happened the day they lost Trixie, but the summer might finally bring them closer to healing—and to each other.
I’ve been growing out of young adult in the past few months but this one was one of my favorites of 2017 without any doubt. I absolutely loved The Last Thing You Said. It made me laugh, it made me cry… basically it made me feel all the feels. Sara Biren created such a stunning story. I loved it and how deep the characters where. I loved the relationships and I loved how much it shows you about grief and how it affects everyone. This is one of those books everyone should read. You can read my review here.
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.
Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.
While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.
Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
This is one of those books everyone talked about a few months ago and with reason because it’s such a great book. I loved everything about it. First of all, it’s set in a convention and the main characters are quite fangirls/fanboy. How can you not like that?? It also has an openly bi character and another one who deals with anxiety. I just loved the representation in this book. Also, I can’t forget how much I loved Taylor. That girl is basically me. There are a lot of things that make this book amazing and everyone should read it without any doubt (and have I told you one of the girls has pink hair?? How awesome is that?)
A Boy Like You (Like Us #1) by Ginger Scott
They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.
We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe.
And then he disappeared.
Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream.
I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy.
He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer, and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me—his eyes constantly questioning, doubting…daring. Still, something about him—it feels…familiar.
He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else. Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.
This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew, is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.
By now is not a surprise to anyone how much I love Ginger Scott’s books. Either it’ss young adult or new adult I just absolutely adore it and this one was not different. A Boy Like You was such an amazing book. I loved everything about it… well, almost everything because I’m not a fan of cliffhangers XD. I did love everything else and Joss was such a strong character. Her development was one of my favorite things in this book because seeing her becoming such a strong person was amazing. Be aware that this book is quite heartbreaking. Everything happens and when you think nothing worse could happen it turns out you were wrong. And have I talked about Wes?? NO? Let’s just say that everyone would love a Wes in their life without any doubt. You can read my review about this book here and if you want you can read my review about the second book, A Girl Like Me, here.
Steadfast (True North #2) by Sarina Bowen
She’s the only one who ever loved him—and the only one he can never have.
Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there’s no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere.
For Sophie Haines, coming face to face with the man who broke her heart is gut-wrenching. Suddenly, he’s everywhere she turns. It’s hard not to stare at how much he’s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn’t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he’d never turn up volunteer in the church kitchen.
She knows it’s foolish to yearn for the man who returned all the heartsick letters she wrote him in prison. But the looks he sends her now speak volumes.
No one wants to see Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie’s police chief father. But it’s a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.
Ohhh, look… a Sarina Bowen book in one of my recommendations posts. What a surprise… NOT XD. I actually just finished this book and I loved everything about it. First of all, I love second chances romances. Those are some of the best romances out there. Secondly, I love Jude Nickel. He’s such a great guy. Jude has his demons and went through some sh*t in his past but he’s such a great guy and he really cares about his friends and family. Sophie was also amazing and I loved these two together. Just be aware that this book is heartbreaking and there was a point I had chills. Actually, be ready if you read any of the books I’m talking about today because almost all of these are heartbreaking and emotional.
Good Boy (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.
Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score.
But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?
Let’s just ignore that Sarina Bowen also wrote this book okay! I love her book and there’s nothing I can do about that. I also love Elle Kennedy’s books and every time these two write something together it’s always something I end up loving. I was really excited about this book right from the moment I heard about it. I had loved Blake in Us and I was excited to know more about him. He was such a puppy in human form that it was impossible not to like him. I loved him and I loved him with Jess. I especially loved that we got more Wesmie in this book (and a Wesmie wedding!!!). You can read my review for this one here.
So these are a few more books that I want to recommend. Have you read any of these books or would you read any? Which New Adult books should I read? If you have any recommendations tell me in the comments 🙂 .
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I’ve only read Queens of Geek out of these, but it’s a new favourite of mine as well! 🙂 Loved it so much
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Queens of Geek is definitely one of my favourites of the year! I also really enjoyed The Last Thing You Said 🌸
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