Luna’s Picks 2014: The Books Are Now Reviewed!

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My good friend Luna at Luna’s Little Library recommended some awesome books for me. Each month of 2014 she gave me a selection of choices out of her collection of books. I picked one and then I left it to readers to decide my next read. Here are the books that I reviewed over the year.

January

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February

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 March

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 April

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May

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May brought me the first book that I didn’t agree with Luna with. That is Riot. Please check out my review if you’re interested in why I didn’t enjoy it as much. You’ll find a link there to Luna’s review so you can read a differing opinion.

June

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 July

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August

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 September

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October

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November

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December

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As you can see, I had an amazing year with the books Luna recommended! I have found some authors that I will certainly looking out for in the future. Luna’s Picks will return again, but not this year as both Luna and I are incredibly busy! Thanks once again to Luna for providing this wonderful feature for me!

Decked With Holly

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How did I get it?:
Downloaded with Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis:

Taking a Christmas cruise with her two cousins from hell isn’t Holly’s idea of a good time. And when seasickness forces her into an open suite, she’s pepper-sprayed by a gorgeous guy called Nick. But when Holly makes her exit, she’s greeted by a horde of screaming teenage fans. Because Nick happens to be Dominic Wyatt, drummer for one of the hottest bands in America. Suddenly rumours are swirling and Holly’s face is plastered all over the Internet. The band can’t risk a scandal destroying their family-friendly image, so Dominic convinces Holly to be his fake girlfriend – just for two weeks. How bad could it be to be “fauxmantically” involved with a cute rock star? She’s about to find out…

Thoughts:

Decked With Holly is a cute festive read. It’s not got the most original or stand out storyline, but it is incredibly cute. The characters are quite standard for this sort of book. You’ve got the seemingly unobtainable rock star, the plain girl who isn’t stick thin and her horrible aunt and step-sisters. What stands out with Decked With Holly is the writing style. Marni Bates writes in such a way that you can’t help but keep reading.

There’s no insta-love in this story, which is refreshing in Young Adult books. Of course, there is an attraction to Nick for Holly, but it never really seems forced. I thought it was great how they didn’t initially get on. I loved their banter with one another, but at other times, I really wanted to tell them to get on with it! I loved reading how their relationship developed over time.

I could totally tell where this story was going, however that didn’t affect my opinion of the book. It was funny, well written, sweet, festive read which is perfect for this time of year! I’m definitely glad I picked it up. If you ever want a quick, contemporary, Young Adult read then this book might be perfect for you!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A little predictable, but quick, enjoyable and easy to read!

WWW Wednesday #100

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodreads page for the book.

What are you currently reading?

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I am halfway through Heir of Fire. I’m absolutely loving it! I hope to finish the second half of the book today in between some essay preparation. I know how to treat myself! 😉

What did you recently finish reading?

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I’m trying to squeeze in some Christmas reads, so in between bigger reads I’m slotting in and writing reviews for festive reads! This was a cutesy short novella. My review has already been published. You can find it HERE.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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It’s time for another festive, short read. This book was picked for me to read by my friend Luna from Luna’s Little Library. It looks like another cute festive read!

What are you reading this week? Please feel free to answer in the comments or leave a link to your posts! I can’t believe this is my 100th WWW Wednesday post! Happy Reading! 🙂