Say yes to the book! I was so happy to have had the chance to read the first few chapters for free from Netgalley and the last bit that I was able to read had to end at a cliff hanger that made me pre-order this book like no tomorrow. I'm reading it currently and it's incredible so far! Very fast-paced and easy to read. Sarah Dessen has always been a great contemporary writer.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
This has been a book on my list to buy ever since I heard of it. It sounds like the perfect summer contemporary read! It's said that it's super cute, funny and it's hitting bookshelves by storm. Dimple just graduated and she's on her way to have an amazing summer attending a summer program for web developing. She's ready to break away and be independent but her parents have other plans in store for her. They've agreed on an arranged marriage for her and Rishi, a romantic who just so happened to be going to the same summer program.
Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney
I've always been a fan of books that involve royalty so I pre-ordered this one fairly quickly as well! Libby just started attending the same boarding school as her sister Charlotte and Charlotte feels it's her sisterly duty to bring her into her inner circle. In said circle, she meets Edward who is not only a prince, but the heir to the throne and they surprisingly get along very well. The only problem is, she's not the only one falling for the prince. Charlotte's been crushing on him too. Is romancing the throne worth it if it means breaking a sisterly bond?
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Eliza is known as LadyConstellation online where she's famous for her webcomic Monstrous Sea. Everything is perfect online and she can't even imagine a better world in real life until Wallace, a Monstrous Sea Fanfiction writer transfers to her school. To him, she's just another fan. To him, she's Eliza and to her, real life just might be looking better. But what if her secret ruins everything?
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
I heard many great things about this book and I've been more interested lately in reading chick lit novels. This one really caught my attention! Katie Brenner loves to show off envy-worthy pictures of her wonderful life on Instagram but the truth is, life isn't as glamorous as she makes it appear online. When she finally starts to feel like things are looking up, she gets fired and is forced to move back to Somerset with her parents and help out with the glamping business. She can't help but have revenge on her mind when the woman who had her fired books a holiday there.
I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
This book sounds perfect for the Summer! It's said to have travel, friendship, some drama and unexpected romance! Sydney plans the perfect summer with her friend but when her friend's cheating ex shows up out of nowhere with his friend, plans start to unravel but maybe in a good way. I love books that involve travel and this one is definitely one I look forward to read very soon.
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
There are so many books this summer that were insta-buys for me. This one had royalty and and sounded super intriguing! It's about twins Carys and Andreus who have never had any worry as they weren't next in line for the throne but when their father and older brother get murdered, the crown has to fall on one of them. Being so close, their family bond is tested when they have to compete in a Trial of Succession. Will they betray each other's secrets for power?
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
This book is said to possibly be one of the best YA contemporaries of this summer and it sounds like it's going to be really good! Kit was always pretty popular but when her father dies, she doesn't feel like sitting with her usual group of friends as they don't really understand what she's going through. David has been going at that school for years and never had anyone sit with him before until now when Kit joins him at his table. An unlikely friendship begins in there journey to seek out what really happened behind her father's car accident.
Miss You by Kate Eberlen
This book caught my eye at the store and I fell in love with everything about it. The cover, the blurb and the overall general idea of what it was about. It's about Tess and Gus who cross paths as they travel to Florence. In the next sixteen years, life comes in the way when they both face many challenges. They're meant to be but they continuously seem to miss each other. Will they ever officially meet?
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery
Kelly has a busy life working as a tulip farmer. Every day is pretty much the same until one summer when two changes happen at the same time. Olivia, her annoying sister is back in town after a decade and Griffith aims to sweep Kelly off her feet. After being alone for so long, her life takes a dramatic turn when so many long-kept secrets get uncovered and her and Olivia's sisterly bond gets tested now more than ever. Will they ever be able to forgive each other – and themselves?
Caraval by Stephanie Garber, the UK Edition
Caraval is by far my favorite release of this year and I've always been tempted to buy the absolutely stunning UK Edition! I finally broke down and pre-ordered it. It hasn't arrived yet but I'm really excited to see which design mine will have under the book jacket! I'll keep you guys posted.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, the UK Collector's Edition
Red Queen is a book that still has a big space in my heart and there has been every since I read it a few years ago. This is a series where, when a book releases, I don't pre-order it. I show up at the store right when it opens its doors on the book's release day so that I can be one of the first people there to buy it. When I heard there was going to be a UK Collector's Edition, and may I confess how BEAUTIFUL I think the red cover is, I went to Bookdepository.com and pre-ordered it right away. I can't wait to get my copy sometime in August!