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Book Review: "Cat and Mouse" by Jacquelyn Phillips



Title: Cat and Mouse (The Games We Play #1)
Author: Jacquelyn Phillips
Published: March 19th, 2017
Publisher: A Lady And Her Pen
Find the Author: Goodreads 

Disclosure: I was sent this book for review. As always, my reviews are fair and unbiased.


My name is Roxanne Vaughn. Most people just call me Roxy. My parents call me a disappointment. I’m not gonna lie—I hate how much they detest me, but I’ve learned to embrace their scepticism. What better way to write poetry than to feel like an outcast? Insecure. Ugly. Stupid. Even writing about my failure in pre-med has earned me some notoriety in my creative writing classes. Although, some people believe I should write fiction, I don’t know if I could do that. It would probably end up being some distorted version of my own sick reality. I’m originally from San Diego, the daughter of two well-known doctors, and the younger sister to the perfect God-send of an offspring. I moved to Rohnert Park to attend Sonoma State, to escape the pressures related to living with my parents and in the hope of creating some friendships along the way.
I just so happened to meet two extremely different boys—one in San Diego, one in Rohnert Park—on this journey to self-discovery.
I just so happened to fall in love with the wrong one.
I’m not one of those “typical” party girls. Well, at least I wasn’t. My three best girlfriends converted me to their religion of drinking and bad decisions every Thursday through Saturday night. I guess you could say I live two lives. Possibly three, if you count hiding in my bedroom from societal pressures one of them. I’m just a normal girl who puts her pants on one leg at a time. Except I’m sleeping with two different guys every time I put on said pants.
Life could be worse.
I could be striving to live the life of a penniless poet, bussing tables to afford an education my parents refuse to pay for. I could also be in a relationship built off of a foundation of lies. But who am I to judge? I’m just a simple twenty-something year old girl looking for her place in life.
Maybe you’re in the same position as me. But if you’ve already found out who you are—all that soul searching crap—don’t rub it in my face. I’m working on it. It’s just taking me longer than expected.
I’m a poet. I’m a bad daughter. I’m a good lover. I’m a loyal friend. I’m a hot mess. But is there more to life than just that?

First Thoughts
So, as you all may know, my Blogger dash has been acting seriously weird lately. Every post takes forever to load and then on top of that, several of my reviews (old and fairy new) have been deleted! Every trace of them, except the links on twitter, directing to nowhere, have vanished. Silly me writes everything here and I didn't have a back-up, which I really should have done. But, with that said, I'm slowly starting to find out which book reviews were deleted and put them right back up. Cat and Mouse is one of them - one of the best, lesser-known novels I've read this year! 

Review
My first thought when I started reading Cat and Mouse was that I knew some part of me would resonate with Roxy, our main character. She's a college student, kind of lost in the midst of growing up and it sucks - and that, I totally get. She was like one of my best friends, I could just feel myself thinking, "Yes, a thousand times yes" when she would say something, or think something, about being a twenty-something girl trying to live up to her siblings image and find a place in her Parents - who refused to pay for her education - hearts, no matter how small. 
But, Roxy's life is a little more complex than my own. For one, she's dating two people. At the same time. So, ultimately things are up in the air where her own heart is concerned. Her friends are there for her, but more so on the party scene. I thought that Jacquelyn wrote these college experiences and lifestyles with the feelings about going out with your friends and the pressures, so well written and thought out. In fact, her writing didn't feel forced or unnatural at all and it was just like reading something from Gemma Burgess, a twinge of New Adult mixed with the remnants of leaving YA behind and Adult ahead. 
Overall, I can't fault Cat and Mouse for anything. I don't get to read a lot of lesser-known novels, because I get so many requests for them, but I am so thankful that I got to read this book. Roxy is a poet (and so am I), she was strong and wise (even if she didn't know it) and I can't wait to read more in the series (soon, I hope!). Jacquelyn - you have something epic to be proud of! For fans of New Adult, Roxy's story about finding your place in the world (or faking your way there) will be your new favourite book. Highly recommended, four star read. Amazing!

Rating & Recs
For fans of New Adult, but Adult readers will love this too! 


Have you read Cat and Mouse?

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Paperless Post: the chic & modern take on tradition


At some point in your life, you've probably written out a card, sent out invitations or planned a party of some kind, either for yourself or someone else. But nowadays, for the modern lifestyle, everything is online. It's a blessing at the end of our fingertips, just a tap away. I knew you could buy cards online for a few years and I've used a few services over the past few months to send birthday cards to friends in various countries across the world without having to go to the Post Office. 
But then I was introduced to Paperless Post. The name was bewildering. Paperless, I thought, surely that doesn't make sense. How will they get the cards - and what will the quality and options be like? At Paperless Post, sending cards for any event, making invitations to parties or even for your business, is all digital: completely paper free - endless designs, colours, fonts and occasions and can be organised easier than you think. I was asked to test out some of their designs, cards and various and vast services they use and let you all know what I thought! 





Designers are your new (and affordable) best friends
There are many things in life that I get heart-eyes for, and one of them is Kate Spade New York. I have a few Kate Spade items myself and seeing her designs in card format are so gorgeous. Here, there's a card that I sent to my sister, Sophie. There's something awe-worthy and beautifully seamless about it. When it came to designing, it was super simple. The designer collection of birthday cards are gorgeous, but they also include more than just birthdays, but branches into events, save the dates and occasions to fit your life!








The attention to detail is incredible
Many of my Pretty Little Memoirs readers will know that Halloween Week of Horrors is a yearly theme on my blog for Halloween; one week of scary reads and awesome giveaways. So, I thought that maybe using the events section and sending out test invites to close friends for my Halloween event could be different to creating something myself. Just see for yourself the eerie and magical holiday cards they have! I am so excited to create more.





The possibilities are endless
When I was designing my Halloween invitation, I was surprised at just how creative you can get! Of course, being a cat lover, I had to pick one with a cute kitten on it! But even the envelopes are customise-able (sometimes for free, or for an extra coin, which I'll talk about what coins are later). The fonts are quite unique and pretty and below, you can see that you can alter the size, shape, spacing and more as well, to fit your design. I created this particular card on my iPad using the Paperless Post app from the iTunes store, which is free to download. 

I wanted to test out some designs for the upcoming Christmas season, so I chose this gorgeous, chic design by the creator Jessica Hische. You can also buy some of these designs in paper form. Shipping is more expensive if you don't live within the USA, so digital cards are probably better for those who aren't looking to splash out too much for a card. This card, for example, starts priced at 2 coins, but additions including the envelope, custom stamps for the front of the envelope, can cost extra coins from 1 to 3 extra. A full list of how much the coins cost can be found here, but I'll also add a snapshot of the prices below for those interested! 

 




What can you get for free?
Actually, a whole lot! On my travels through Paperless Post's website, I found many of the free cards (minus envelopes, which cost, but the card itself is free - so those who don't want to pay anything can delete the envelope option and pay nothing) and they were just as striking as some of the cards that cost coins. But it is nice to add that extra little touch that costs a coin or two, but you can buy a lot of coins for a small amount of money if you want to save up them for the year. 

 


















Above is one of my favourites I made. I love the option that you can upload an image - and edit it too, plus add a filter. Adding a picture to a card that you can have pictures on doesn't cost any extra. This combination looks so professional and it's perfect for sweet sixteens, twenty firsts, or any big birthday celebration where you want to send out invitations to close friends and family! Especially since opening the email, clicking RSVP attend, is as easy as it comes. Anyone could make a masterpiece.  

As you can see, buying coins isn't as expensive as you would think. Just 20 coins can get you a little stack of cards, or you can splash out and keep a little stash of coins in your account for the year as birthdays and events come up. I think for the quality of the cards, service and design options, the prices are well worth their money. The user interface is such a seamless process, so it's honestly so much easier than having to go out and buy a card, if you're in a hurry or someone who likes to keep things digital and save some paper!

I was kindly gifted some coins by Anagram Interactive and Paperless Post to showcase and review their items to you, but you know that I will always 100% be honest with you. You will never see me lie about any book, website or post for anything in the world - honesty is what I'm about, wholeheartedly. 
Overall thoughts
I was unsure what Paperless Post would be about. But now that I know everything there is to know about the site, it's safe to say I'll be going back for more! There are so many options for different occasions, and if there's not the option you want, you can create your own! It's so awesome. I truly love everything about it and I'm so surprised I haven't heard of the website sooner! Everything about it is gorgeous. So if you're the modern kind, or you want to reduce your paper for the environment, or even if you're running late and forgot a birthday, Paperless Post is your new best friend. The chic and modern take on tradition.
This post was sponsored by Paperless Post.

happy creating!
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Book Review: "The Best Kind Of Magic" by Crystal Cestari


Title: The Best Kind of Magic
Author: Crystal Cestari
Published: May 16th, 2017
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Find the Author: Goodreads 

Disclosure: I bought this book myself! As always, my reviews are fair and unbiased.

Amber Sand is not a witch. The Sand family Wicca gene somehow leapfrogged over her. But she did get one highly specific magical talent: she can see true love. As a matchmaker, Amber's pretty far down the sorcery food chain (even birthday party magicians rank higher), but after five seconds of eye contact, she can envision anyone's soul mate.

Amber works at her mother's magic shop--Windy City Magic--in downtown Chicago, and she's confident she's seen every kind of happy ending there is: except for one--her own. (The Fates are tricky jerks that way.) So when Charlie Blitzman, the mayor's son and most-desired boy in school, comes to her for help finding his father's missing girlfriend, she's distressed to find herself falling for him. Because while she can't see her own match, she can see his--and it's not Amber. How can she, an honest peddler of true love, pursue a boy she knows full well isn't her match?

The Best Kind of Magic is set in urban Chicago and will appeal to readers who long for magic in the real world. With a sharp-witted and sassy heroine, a quirky cast of mystical beings, and a heady dose of adventure, this novel will have you laughing out loud and questioning your belief in happy endings.


First Thoughts 
When I saw this on Wordery, I was really enticed. The cover, for one, is freaking beautiful and then to match it - that blurb! I couldn't believe I'd finally stumbled upon a Realistic Fantasy Novel that sounded totally plausible and unique. I posted my reading progress on social media and SO MANY of my followers were really excited to see my views on this. 

Review 
Amber Sand isn't a witch. She's not mad over it, but it's a little disheartening. The Sand family gene seems to have skipped her (almost) and left her a somewhat matchmaker. With this power, she can see your perfect match and your future together. But there's not a lot of perks of the job, telling people that their significant other isn't the one for them doesn't sit well with a lot of the public. Although, much to her dismay, she can't see her own perfect match (but she gets closer and closer to seeing her best friend's love story every time they meet up, despite Amani - a fellow supernatural - not wanting to find out). But that doesn't stop her from being a crucial part of the Sand family Wicca shop, enchantingly named Windy City Magic. 
When Amber's Mom starts acting odd, hanging out with a frequent visitor into the shop, the Mayor, she desperately wants to find out what's happening. But because Amber isn't a witch, she's magically sealed off from listening in and whenever she tries to dig for details, she gets nothing but stale information. But when the Mayor's son, Charlie (the most desired boy at school) comes into the store wanting to find his Father's missing girlfriend, Amber ties the two situations together. The more that they start hanging out together, trying to solve the mystery of their Parents secretiveness and the actual mystery at hand, Amber can't hide her feelings any longer. She's falling for Charlie, hard. But she's seen his perfect match, and it's not her, so she feels like the magnetic pull isn't enough to dispute the Fates plan for his own match. As they work together in a bustling, lively Chicago, it's more than clear that they're in for startling revelations and intriguing supernatural enigmas.
I just can't stop thinking about this book (and the next in the series!) and it definitely shows. I finished it a little while ago, but it's taken me so long to try and sum my words up into a considerable amount and not reel on for pages. Crystal has written a world of wonder with down-to-earth characters, sass (lots of it) and a killer vein of romance with an eager pulse on magical elements. As much as I loved Amber and Charlie, Amani was definitely my favourite character. I really loved her personality SO much. Overall, this is probably the best Fantasy book I've read this year, or maybe even longer than that. Huge five-star read! 

Rating & Recs
For fans of Magic Realism and Fantasy! For younger to older YA readers.


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Book Review: "The Fall of Butterflies" by Andrea Portes

Title: The Fall Of Butterflies
Author: Andrea Portes
Published: May 10th, 2017
Publisher: HarperTEEN
Find the Author: Goodreads 

Disclosure: I was sent this book for review purposes. As always, my reviews are fair and unbiased.
We Were Liars meets Looking for Alaska in a uniquely funny and heartbreaking teen novel about a passionate-yet-doomed friendship, set against a backdrop of wealth and glamour.

Willa Parker, 646th and least-popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life. Did she choose this life? No, because that would be too easy—and nothing in Willa’s life is easy. It’s her famous genius mother’s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and Willa has no intention of fitting in. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world—a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit in. When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel Remy spinning right out of her grasp.

Andrea Portes, author of Anatomy of a Misfit, spins a similarly incandescent, heartfelt story that explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place—a person—with wings.
First Thoughts
When a book is described as We Were Liars meets Looking for Alaska, you don't think about reading it - you just do it. That's the first thing that stood out for me, aside from the gorgeous autumnal cover and provoking blurb. I just want to take a moment to thank Harper360 and the whole team for their amazing opportunities that they give me to read these incredible books. I feel so much more than blessed to get to read these books ahead of time (even though most of my reviews are late, so sorry!) and really get to hold these characters so close to my heart. It's one of the best feelings in the world!

Review
Willa is somewhat of a misunderstood character. She lives with her Dad, but her whole academic life has been put under close and precise orders by her famously smart Mother. She's not popular, far from it, and she's consumed in a cloud of never-ending depressive clouds above. Her life in Iowa is simple and consistent, but then her Mother decides that Willa will be attending a new school: a high-class, exclusive prep school that cost more than Willa can contemplate thinking of those kinds of numbers. 
Pembroke Prep is different. Willa meets Remy there, a highly popular girl with more than a few problems of her own. When Willa sees Remy, this girl who has everything she could ever want in the world, she can't understand why she would ever need to feel this troubled. But Remy knows the true price of having everything she could ever want, and it's not pretty. They start a twisted, borderline crazy friendship that brings Willa's live to turmoil as she follows a crowd that she shouldn't be in. Pembroke Prep isn't like Iowa, and it's more than clear that it has it's deep, dark secrets. 
I just loved this book so much that it's hard to think of a time when I hadn't been consumed by these characters and this friendship. It's not your usual kind of friendship - it's borderline doomed, on the verge of complete failure. But Willa finally feels a part of her is home, and that changes everything. Remy is out of control most of the time and Willa can feel their connection slipping in parts, despite their unbreakable bond. Still, there's something magnificent about this book, a feeling that makes me want to cry and smile and just fall into the pages over and over. 
Overall, The Fall of Butterflies will make your heart soar with compassion. The POV is a different kind, but it just makes it all the more unique. I was really going to give this book such high standards to live up to the books it's compared to and although it didn't blow them out of the water, it landed right among the greats perfectly. So much love for this book! 

Rating & Recs
I'd recommend this book to YA readers that loved Jessi Kirby, E. Lockhart and John Green.



Have you read The Fall of Butterflies?

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Blog Tour & Review: "The New Mrs Clifton" by Elizabeth Buchan


Title: The New Mrs Clifton
Author: Elizabeth Buchan
Published: August 11th, 2017
Publisher: Penguin 
Find the Author: Goodreads 

Disclosure: I was sent this book for review purposes. As always, my reviews are fair and unbiased.
As the Second World War draws to a close, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton surprises his sisters at their London home. But an even greater shock is the woman he brings with him, Krista - the German wife whom he has married secretly in Berlin.
Krista is clearly devastated by her experiences at the hands of the British and their allies - all but broken by horrors she cannot share. But Gus's sisters can only see the enemy their brother has brought under their roof. And their friend Nella, Gus's beautiful, loyal fiancée, cannot understand what made Gus change his mind about their marriage. What hold does Krista have over their honourable and upright Gus? And how can the three women get her out of their home, their future, their England?
Haunted by passion, betrayal, and misunderstanding these damaged souls are propelled towards a spectacular resolution. Krista has lost her country, her people, her identity, and the ties that bind her to Gus hold more tightly than the sisters can ever understand... 

First Thoughts
I tend to stray toward Young Adult literature, but for a refreshing change every now and again, I'm totally open to other types of reads. So when I was offered the chance to be on Elizabeth's blog tour for her new novel, I thought it would be the perfect one to seal in the end of Summer and the start of darker reads, twined with mystery. 

Review
I started reading The New Mrs Clifton with an open mind, intrigued by the historical fiction genre. I haven't read any of them recently, and neither anything from Elizabeth Buchan, so I was going in for a totally blank slate. The storyline opens with a picture painted for us - set shortly after the second World War, everyone's lives changed by the devastation that's happened. Gus returns back to home in London with his new wife Krista, but with a twist, that he's still got a fiancee at home called Nella. His family are distraught, particularly his sisters, by his actions, but Gus and his wife know the truth of why he did it - but that's just the tip of the iceberg of the events that would unravel.
From a few chapters in, you could definitely say that I was hooked. The more that I breezed through the chapters, the more that the truth began to tell itself, and the cultural divide of The New Mrs Clifton, Krista, felt in London as a German. The way that Elizabeth described the emotion of the aftermath of the War, raw and heartbreaking, was totally believable and I loved the way that she takes the readers to that very place in time. She didn't comb over the harsh details and told everything exactly how it is. 
Overall, The New Mrs Clifton was passionate, eye-opening, inviting and truthful. If I only read a few Historical reads in the year in Adult Fiction, I am so very thankful that this was one of them. Although at times I felt the plot dipped off and became less interesting than other parts, the story as a whole was more important and didn't effect the way that I feel about this book as readable, because it was a major four star page-turner with a certain kind of spark that filled my heart with remembrance and enthralment. Adult fiction readers, you don't want to miss this one. 

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DIY Bookmarks!


If you’re thinking of ways to brighten up your reading time, there’s nothing better than a cute bookmark to slip between the pages when it’s time to take a break. Of course, there’s always Etsy, Waterstones and Barnes and Noble for your bookmark needs, but if you’re feeling creative but you’re not the best artist in the world, DIY Bookmarks are easier than you think.

I wanted this tutorial to be something that anyone with any skill level or budget can achieve. That's why I’ve loaded this tutorial with alternatives to some of the items I’ve used and I will link all the products that I own too. I bought most of these items at either Hobbycraft (for the paper) and Amazon (for the sharpies) but for countries that don’t have these stores, feel free to comment below and I will do my best to find you some substitutes where you’re from.

So let’s get started!

All you’ll need for this tutorial is:
-     Sharpies (or colouring pencils, felt-tip pens or crayon)
-     Thick card or paper (craft store card over 180gsm works best)
-     Scissors (please be responsible)
-     Laminator (totally optional, but adds a professional touch)



First you’ll need to find out what kind of size you’d like your bookmarks to be. I chose bookmarks to be 2 inches to sit nicely in the book. I’m making these with A4 paper. Feel free to customise this part of the tutorial to suit your bookish needs! In this picture below, you can see the blank piece of coloured card. If your card is white, you can colour in your card with the sharpie, or leave it it’s original colour. I feel like the coloured card gives the bookmark a bit more quirkiness, but I like to play up the shade using metallics (which I’ll be using as a POP of colour - but if you haven’t got metallic sharpies, gel pens are a cheaper and great alternative).


Second, after you’ve cut your card into a bookmark size using steady, precise lines to make sure it’s nice and straight, you’ll want to get that pen on paper! I like to start by adding a background. For this tutorial, I’ll be making a floral design that’s perfect for reading a cute YA book in the sunshine. I’ll add the colours one by one (as shown below in step 3) and fade the different shades of pinks, purples and reds into an ombré. Be sure to add something behind the paper as you do this to make sure that the colour doesn’t bleed through too much, as this can happen sometimes with wet colours.



Third, DECORATE IT! This step is my favourite, when you get to add some pretty touches to your design. I’ve opted to draw some flowers and metallic dots around the edges, but this is totally up to you. If you’re not that great at drawing flowers, swirls are your new best friend. They can take up those little free spaces that you don’t want to leave blank. If you want to add quirky little sketches, those can look so adorable, too!



Fourth is where the magic happens. You’re ready to add your text! Personally, I love making bookmarks that feature a nice scripted message or title, like above. Below are some bookmarks that I made as a beginner at bookmark DIY. If like me, you’re a huge fan of big and bold letters, go ahead and write what you want to make a statement about. For those of you who are looking for a sentence or mini message to write, you can use alternating scripts and styles to create your masterpiece. When you’ve written your fabulous text on your bookmark, feel free to let it dry for a little while to make sure that your design doesn’t smudge if you’re using felt-tips or any sort of Sharpie calligraphy.



Your final and fifth step is totally optional: to laminate your design! I’m using a TEXET laminator for this tutorial, and some A4 pouches of the same brand. All you’ve got to do is follow the instructions for your laminator settings and then you’re done: you’ve made your own bookmark! Now that wasn’t too bad, right?!

If you’re skipping the laminator step, make sure to let your design dry fully before using it in your book pages because of the risk of smudging. If you’re laminating, also wait a small while before putting them through the laminator because the heat might make your design bleed and smudge.

Thank you so much for reading my DIY Bookmark tutorial! Stay tuned for another bookish tutorial coming very soon that will feature even more ways to get creative while you read. This post was in no way sponsored and everything was bought myself!

happy reading!
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Book Review: "Once And For All" by Sarah Dessen




Title: Once And For All
Author: Sarah Dessen
Published: June 6th, 2017
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers 
Find the Author: Goodreads 

I bought this book myself and was not gifted in any way! As always, my reviews are fair and unbiased.

As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen's thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine. 

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm's length. But Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged, now that he's met the one girl he really wants. 

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humour, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.

First Thoughts
Sarah Dessen is a staple author for those books that make you feel all the feels. I've read a few of her books before I started blogging a few years ago, and since then, collected her releases. But Once And For All just appealed more to me than anything else when I saw it in Waterstones. It just had one of those gorgeous covers and intricate, delicious sounding blurbs that I couldn't help but fall in love with. So ultimately, I had to feature it. I finished it a few weeks ago but because of some busy IRL stuff, my blogging schedule has been all over the place. So I'm back with a bang!

Review
Let me just start by saying that this is THE novel you want on a summer vacation, cooped up on a beach somewhere or at a Lake House, absorbed in another beautiful Sarah Dessen world (or maybe to take along to a destination wedding?). I finished it in three sittings, mainly because I was busy, but I would have devoured it in one sitting if I had the time, trust me. 
Despite the happy cover, our main character Louna doesn't have a bright and beautiful life. Her story is hard-hitting and emotional, working at a wedding planning business and keeping everyone's special day the best day of their lives. She wants everything to go smoothly, but it doesn't always, and the stress that she was under definitely echoes though the pages to me as a reader. Bonus; I loved Louna's relationship with her mother and business partner. They had this chemistry all together as a dynamic and it was just so realistic, you know? Like I could honestly believe every word. 
But, enter Ambrose. He's Louna's love interest and the kind of boy that's your typical bookish boyfriend material. He's charming, suave and kindhearted through and through. After Louna's bad relationship in the past, she's forced to feel like she needs to distance herself from Ambrose - so they become friends instead. In fact, they begin caring for each other in ways Louna feels bittersweet about. She can't help but remind herself he's got female attention all the time and enjoys it, but this changes the more that they spend time together. He becomes more attentive and drops the annoying act, and they click and spark like a wildfire together. Something inside Louna tells her that she can open her heart back up to love, in many forms and ways, if she believes that she deserves a little happiness, too.
I love, love, loved Once And For All. Although at times I felt it was slow, or a tad predictable (it's not hard to be in YA romances, though) I can't deny that this was such a pleasantly sweet book that I fell head over heels for. Overall, you will definitely benefit from reading this! Sarah Dessen has truly outdone herself with characters, words and romance to make your heart soar with love.


Rating

Perfect For
YA romance and contemporary fans!


What do you think of Once And For All? 

Have you read it?

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