Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

TTTHappy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is Books On My Summer 2019 TBR. Top Ten Tuesday is a “meme” hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, every week there’s a new bookish theme and this week I’m listing, as said before:

  1. How To Break a Boy by Laurie Devore

29102902“Keep your enemies close, but your friends closer.

Olivia Clayton has mastered the art of tearing others down to stay on top. She and her best friend, Adrienne, rule their small southern town like all good mean girls do–through intimidation and manipulation.

After Olivia suffers a family tragedy and catches Adrienne sleeping with her boyfriend, Olivia is over it. She decides to make a change–but it’s impossible to resist taking Adrienne down one last time. Up to her old tricks, Olivia convinces golden boy Whit DuRant to be her SAT tutor and her fake boyfriend. But when it starts to feel real, Whit gets caught up in Olivia and Adrienne’s war.

Olivia may ruin everything she touches, but this time she won’t go down without a fight–not if it means losing Whit.

And definitely not if it means losing what’s left of herself.”

 

2. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

30075662“The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.”

 

3. Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

35481848 “Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch…

Before Merik returned from the dead…

Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.

Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight—and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.

On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.

Set a year before TruthwitchSightwitch is a companion novella that also serves as a set up to Bloodwitch, as well as an expansion of the Witchlands world.”

 

4. The Antidote by Shelley Sackier

37868550“Magic is not allowed, under any circumstances — even if it could save someone’s life. Instead, there are herbal remedies and traditional techniques that have been painstakingly recorded in lieu of using the mystical arts. Fee knows this, so she keeps her magic a secret.

Except her best friend, Xavi, is deathly ill. He’s also the crown prince. Saving him is important, not only for her, but for the entire kingdom.

Fee’s desperation to save her friend means she can barely contain the magic inside her. And after the tiniest of slips, Fee is thrust into a dark and secretive world that is as alluring as it is dangerous.

If she gives in, it could mean she can save Xavi. But it also means that those who wish to snuff out magic might just snuff her out in the process.”

 

5. Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston

38880852Once, Ana was an orphaned space outlaw. Then she was the Empress of the Iron Kingdom. Now, thought dead by most of the galaxy after she escaped from the dark AI program called the HIVE, Ana is desperate for a way to save Di from the HIVE’s evil clutches and take back her kingdom.

Ana’s only option is to find Starbright, the one person who has hacked into the HIVE and lived to tell the tale. But when Ana’s desperation costs the crew of the Dossier a terrible price, Ana and her friends are sent spiraling through the most perilous reaches of the Iron Kingdom to stop the true arbiter of evil in her world: an ancient world-ending deity called the Great Dark.

Their journey will take the sharp-witted pilot, Jax, to the home he never wanted to return to, and the dangerous fate he left behind. And when Robb finds out who Jax really is, he must contend with his own feelings for the boy he barely knows, and whether he truly belongs with this group of outcasts.

When facing the worst odds, can Ana and her crew of misfits find a way to stop the Great Dark once and for all?”

 

6. The Princess and The Fangirl by Ashley Poston

39725622The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.”

 

7. Maybe This Time by Kasie West

41473823“One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . . .

Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.”

 

8. As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

43152985“In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions. Told in non-linear, vivid first-person chapters, As Many Nows As I Can Get is the story of a grounded girl who’s pulled into a lightning-strike romance with an electric-charged boy, and the enormity of the aftermath. Cerebral, accessible, bold, and unconventionally romantic, this is a powerful debut about grief, guilt, and reconciling who you think you need to be with the person you’ve been all along.”

 

9. Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

35429999“Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.

Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.

After the accident, the magic drained from Quinn’s life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows it’s her fault.

But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined.”

 

10. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

32333296“Summer in Sand Lake isn’t complete without a trip to Meade Creamery—the local ice cream stand founded in 1944 by Molly Meade who started making ice cream to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while all the boys were away at war. Since then, the stand has been owned and managed exclusively by local girls, who inevitably become the best of friends. Seventeen-year-old Amelia and her best friend Cate have worked at the stand every summer for the past three years, and Amelia is “Head Girl” at the stand this summer. When Molly passes away before Amelia even has her first day in charge, Amelia isn’t sure that the stand can go on. That is, until Molly’s grandnephew Grady arrives and asks Amelia to stay on to help continue the business…but Grady’s got some changes in mind…”

 

Summer is my favorite time of the year for reading. When else can I just laze around and read books in one sitting until my heart bursts? (the answer, by the way, is never)

 

What books are you looking forward to reading this summer? Let me know!

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Time of Our Lives COVER REVEAL

Happy Monday everyone! Today is one of my favorite days of the year because today my favorite author duo is sharing the cover of their next book that will be coming out April 21st 2020! It’s no secret I adore Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s books. . . so I am extremely excited to be helping spread the gorgeous cover of their next book: Time of Our Lives.

BUT, before we get to the cover, since this book won’t be out for a bit I would HIGHLY recommend you check out their other books the are currently available if you haven’t. You can purchase Always Never Yours and If I’m Being Honest wherever books are sold!

Now. . . onto the cover:

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HOW AMAZING IS THIS? I’m in love.

Synopsis:
“A boy desperate to hold on, a girl ready to let go.

Fitz Holton has made up his mind. He’ll attend college close to home and care for his single mom while she battles early-onset Alzheimer’s. Spending ten days touring out-of-state colleges is wildly unnecessary, not to mention a colossal waste of time. If it were anyone but his mother asking, he’d stay home over winter break.

Juniper Ramírez is counting down the days until she can leave her crowded home with five younger siblings and zero privacy. Against the wishes of her tight-knit family, Juniper plans her own college tour with one goal in mind: get out.

When Fitz and Juniper cross paths on their first stop in Boston, they’re at odds from the moment they meet. Then their tours overlap again in Providence. Then New York. With every unexpected meeting, Fitz and Juniper begin to realize finding each other might just be the first step toward finding themselves, and a love that carries them out of the past, and into a wide open future.”

If you need me I’ll be gushing about this cover until the day this comes out, which lucky for us, is ONLY 302 days away. . . so add this book to your TBR and prep yourself for another amazing Wibbroka story coming April 21st 2020!

http://www.penguinteen.com/cover-reveal-time-of-our-lives/

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Book Review: The Similars

111Author: Rebecca Hanover

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: YA Sci-fi

My Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis:

When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class.

The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn’t care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi—Oliver’s exact DNA replica and one of the Similars.

Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper and deeper into their clique, uncovering dark truths about the clones and her prestigious school along the way. But no one can be trusted…not even the boy she is falling for who has Oliver’s face.”

It’s official everyone, I HAVE NOW READ MY FIRST BOOK ABOUT CLONES! As a newbie to this whole clones in YA thing I have to say that this book felt like a great place to start. It was an intriguing fast paced book with a ton of mystery and a dash of romance. I really enjoyed the story and would have given it a perfect 5/5 stars if there weren’t some things about it that I personally get annoyed with as a reader.

I loved the pacing of this book. It was hard to put down and easy to breeze through in one sitting. It kept a nice pace throughout with tons of different twists and mystery to keep everyone guessing. Most of the twists were done well but a few of them were  predictable. I’m obviously not going to say them here, because hello spoilers, but I was a little bitter that I guessed the biggest twist in the book long before I got there. However, a lot of it still threw me off! I loved having to continuously guess about what was happening in this book. The writing delivered every twist well and It has left me eager to read the next book the moment I can get my hands on it!

The characters in this book were well written. Their personalities and development played perfectly with the plot. I loved Emma and Levi and couldn’t get enough of their romance! I’m a sucker for hate-to-love and their relationship dynamic was written perfectly.

The clones in this book were really interesting too! (and I really enjoyed how they were so different from their originals). I would read the crap out of novellas about each of their lives individually before they came to Darkwood Academy just to understand them a little better!

Overall I had a great time reading this book! It was interesting, quick, and full of mystery that kept me guessing. I CANNOT wait for the next book to see how this story wraps up and until then I will be hugging this book and trying to guess exactly how everything will play out.

PS Thank you to @bookish_kali on Instagram for gifting me an ARC copy of this book!

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Book Review: If I’m Being Honest

blackandwhite.pngAuthors: Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA contemporary

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Release Date: 4.23.19

Synopsis:

“High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good.

In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…

But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.”

Everyone grab your popcorn, get comfy, and strap in for one of the longest and most gushy reviews I think I will ever write. Because guess what. . . I LOVED this book! Just when I thought Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka couldn’t impress me anymore they blew me away with this adorable book full of perfectly written character development and laugh out loud humor.

My absolute favorite thing about this book was the characters. Cameron and Brendan officially have taken resident in part of my heart. Cameron’s brutal honesty was written masterfully and I loved how authentic she felt. Cameron had amazing realistic development as she learned who she was becoming. This author duo has a talent for making a character more than a trope and that is clearly demonstrated here! I cannot get over how well their characters are built and developed. Cameron and Brendan are easily two of the best, most real and well developed characters I have read. Ever.

Speaking of Brendan, I LOVE HIM. He is such a sweetheart and I officially need a Brendan in my life. He was nerdy, adorable, and such an overall sweetheart. I couldn’t get enough of him! I could read this book again all in his perspective and not be bored for second. In fact, I think I would cry tears of joy to ever read even one page of this book in his perspective.

I love how these authors take on soft boys and hard girls in their stories. The character development in this book for both Cameron and Brendan was plotted out in such a perfect way it delivered all of the feels. I could talk about how these two developed in an extremely detailed power point presentation for hours if you would let me (and PLEASE let me). If I’m Being Honest should be pointed to as an example of well thought out character development for YA books.

Not only was the development on point, but the plot was PERFECT. It was a well balanced character driven story full of heart that flowed naturally. I loved Cameron’s quest of becoming “tamed” and the way that the different parts of the story danced together. The development and plot intertwined in harmony and OH MY GOSH it was glorious.

And yes, of all the glorious things the romance was among them. The chemistry and interactions that came out of Cameron and Brendan were electric and hilarious. They complimented and challenged each other in a way that keeps any reader dying for more, it makes the book almost impossible to set down. Overall, the new relationships (romantic and platonic) from this book felt like raw expressions of what it means to grow up and find your people. Seeing Cameron discover herself among such a unique group of friends was a real and beautiful thing I’m in awe of. Spending an afternoon with the friend squad from this book in their signature bookstore sounds like the dream and I am so glad I go the chance to experience that magical friend group through the pages of this book.

Speaking of said bookstore, if you’re a lover of a vivid setting this one is for you. I loved the atmosphere of LA through Cameron’s eyes. I loved every minute of exploring this city I have never been to in a way that felt so very alive. I can’t lie when I say Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka are magical writers.

To put it simply I loved this book. That’s what I would tell someone in passing if they asked and I didn’t want to have a total book lover melt down in front of them. I would tell them I loved the characters, I loved how they grew. I would mention that the story is funny and the romance is cute. I don’t know if I could handle going into my feels to tell them how much this story captured growing up, how it felt like getting to be a teenager, or even how it feels like experiencing a world I’ve never been to . . . so I’ll tell you that here. I loved this book. You need to read it.

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CariPRO Electric Toothbrush GIVEAWAY

As I talked about in my previous CariPRO Electric toothbrush post (which you can read here ) my dental history has never been the cleanest- literally. I can’t remember a single dentist appointment I didn’t walk away from feeling miserable. BUT, things have officially changed for the better and I owe absolutely all my thanks to my CariPRO Electric toothbrush.

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After just a few weeks of using this toothbrush I could already feel an improvement but I was shocked to hear all the positive differences my dentist noticed after I began using this brush. Not only did my CariPRO Electric toothbrush improve the general cleanliness of  my teeth BUT it also removed years of stains after just a few weeks of brushing. For the first time I could ever remember I left my dentist office feeling genuinely happy. I mean, no cavities and the news that long term stains are disappearing? I was practically skipping out of the building!

My smile feels and looks better than ever and I give all the credit to just a few weeks of using my CariPRO Electric toothbrush.

Best of all, because I have partnered up with Smile Brilliant for this review I have a discount code and giveaway to share with you all! The code to get 20% off your order is ” cinnamonsummers20″ and can be used on cariPRO Electric toothbrushes. One lucky winner will win one of these amazing brushes! Go to the giveaway site and enter your name and email. Then, BAM. You’re entered to win an electronic toothbrush that is unprecedented in it’s cleaning abilities.

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ARC Review: Wild Savage Stars

bookreviewwssAuthor: Kristina Perez

Publisher: Imprint

Genre: YA Fantasy

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Release Date:

Synopsis: 8/27/2019

** This book is a sequel and therefore the synopsis (and review below) will contain some spoilers for earlier books in the series **

Branwen has a secret powerful enough to destroy two kingdoms.

Her ancient magic led to a terrible betrayal by both her best friend, the princess Essy, and her first love, Tristan. Now this same magic is changing Branwen. Adrift in a rival court, Branwen must hide the truth from the enemy king by protecting the lovers who broke her heart―and finds herself considering a darker path.

Not everyone wants the alliance with Branwen’s kingdom to succeed―peace is balanced on a knife’s edge, and her only chance may be to embrace the darkness within… ”

I FEEL LIKE A GIANT BALL OF EMOTIONS AND I JUST WANT TO CRY IN A CORNER. I adored Kristina Perez’s debut Sweet Black Waves, so obviously, when I got this ARC in the  mail I pretty much dropped every responsibility off a cliff so I could read it. And oh my gosh. This book was amazing and somehow even managed to be better than the first one. The magic, world building, writing, characters, and plot were unreal. I don’t know how I’m expected to wait a year for the final book?? How can I be patience when a story is this good??

The character development in this book was beautiful. Watching Branwen’s dark descent into more villain like waters was captivating and written brilliantly. It was addicting to watch her slowly becoming more powerful and cunning. I was getting to the point where I was thinking “okay, so this thing you’re about to do it totally wrong BUT you should do it anyways because I love you and I’m here for this”.  IT WAS AMAZING AND SO PERFECTLY KIND OF EVIL. I think I love Branwen even more now.

Speaking of characters, the more I got into this book the more I found myself disliking Essy (Branwen’s cousin) . She’s never been my favorite character to begin with, but I just found her annoying in this book. Not annoying in the way that I wanted to pull my hair out, but annoying in the way that I wish I understood her actions better. I would read the crap out of a novella from her point of view to really get into her mindset.

Kristina Perez is a literal GODDESS of world building. It was obvious she had done her research and her vivid writing style really made Kernyv feel authentic. It was magical and balanced so perfectly between showing and telling. Watching Branwen explore the new lands and castle were some of my favorite scenes of the book. The entire story was beautifully written.

This book starts soft and goes into a violent crescendo of drama and the ending BROKE MY HEART. The build up to the final events was laid out in the perfect way to absolutely destroy a reader and I am upset. After initially finishing this book I sat on my couch and just cried. I cried for my girl Branwen, I cried for everything that was going to happen, and I really cried that I’ll have to wait over a year for the next one of Kristina Perez’s masterpiece books in this trilogy. It was a perfectly sculpted dagger of an ending and all I’m left saying is: “how could you do that??”

Okay, but actually, I’m left saying that this book was even better than the first. This trilogy is a must read and I love it. Wild Savage Stars was the perfect follow up to Sweet Black Waves that’ll leave you speechless and wanting more. Do yourself a favor and read these books.

Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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CariPRO Electric Toothbrush Review & Giveaway!

For most of my life I preferred to hide my smile . . . but just in the last few weeks of using my cariPRO Electric Toothbrush that had changed completely. I have never felt so confident in my smile.

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I spent about five years trapped in braces, another year trying every whitening solution I could get my hands on, and another year after that accepting that my teeth would never be perfect. Explaining my smile history in that sentence makes it sound simple, however, it passes over every time I cringed at a year book photo. It glosses over how many times I would cover my mouth when I laughed. It skipped every single time I felt dread from having a cavity or noticing my teeth looked yellow.

After getting my braces off, thankfully just a few months before high school began, I was only accustomed to using a non-electronic toothbrush.Despite my efforts to have a cleaner smile none of my experiments payed off. I tried a large variety of whitening strips and home remedies that tasted gross. I spent months brushing my teeth three times a day in desperation to feel better about my smile.

My smile journey has been a long time coming. It’s never been pretty and I’ve felt like throwing in the towel more times than I could count. But, things have taken a more positive turn! For several weeks now I’ve been regularly brushing my teeth with a CariPRO Electric Toothbrush. During that time I have noticed a visible difference in my smile that has left me feeling more confident than ever.

As someone who had never had an electronic toothbrush before it took me a few days to become accustomed to. I had to start off primarily using the Sensitive setting. The new feeling of having a toothbrush do all the work for me was a new feeling I had to get used to! But, after getting settled into that new feel I’ve loved using the different settings! There’s five in total: Clean, White, Massage, Gum Care, and Sensitive. They each have a unique brushing style that completely alters the feeling of cleaning your smile. It’s truly magical how an improved two minutes of brushing can change how a smile feels and looks. I’ve been all over the whitening setting which has made a massive improvement in the color of my teeth! My cariPRO electric toothbrush leaves me with a prettier and cleaner smile every time.

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One of my personal favorite features of this brush is it’s automatic timer! Every thirty seconds of brushing is met with a short pause so you know when to move to the next corner of your mouth and it stops automatically after two minutes! Until I had begun brushing my teeth with a cariPRO Electric Toothbrush I never realized how much I would rush brushing my teeth. . . and now? Two minutes hardly seems like long enough!

Another bonus is that it holds up to a THIRTY DAY CHARGE! How convenient is that? The charge makes transportation, trips, and daily usage significantly easier to manage without the stress of wondering if the brush is charged.

Two minutes of brushing everyday has never been easier to fit in and manage! I actually look forward to brushing my teeth now (younger me would be appalled by that statement). But, the work this brush has done for improving my dental cleanliness and confidence is unmatched.

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You can check out more information about this lovely brush at Smile Brilliant’s Website here. To purchase your own cariPRO electric toothbrush you can find that here OR to check out their amazing (and very cute) replaceable heads go here!

Best of all, because I have partnered up with Smile Brilliant for this review I have a discount code and giveaway to share with you all! The code to get 20% off your order is ” cinnamonsummers20″ and can be used on cariPRO Electric toothbrushes. One lucky winner will win one of these amazing brushes! Go to the giveaway site and enter your name and email. Then, BAM. You’re entered to win an electronic toothbrush that is unprecedented in it’s cleaning abilities.

Thank you so much to Smile Brilliant for sending me a cariPRO Electric toothbrush in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Book Tour: Happy Messy Scary Love

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Author: Leah Konen

Publisher: Amulet Books

Release Date: May 14th, 2019

Genre: YA Contemporary & YA romance

Synopsis:

“As everyone at her Brooklyn high school announces their summer adventures, Olivia harbors a dirty secret: Her plan is to binge-watch horror movies and chat with her online friend, Elm. Olivia and Elm have never shared personal details, apart from their ages and the fact that Elm’s aunt is a low-budget horror filmmaker. Then Elm pushes Olivia to share her identity and sends her a selfie of his own. Olivia is shocked by how cute he is! In a moment of panic, assuming she and Elm will never meet in real life, she sends a photo of her gorgeous friend Katie. But things are about to get even more complicated when Olivia’s parents send her to the Catskills, and she runs into the one person she never thought she would see. This sweet and funny summertime romance is perfect for fans of Love and Gelato and The Unexpected Everything.”

Leah Konen is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and creative writing. She’s the author of the forthcoming HAPPY MESSY SCARY LOVE, LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS, THE ROMANTICS, THE LAST TIME WE WERE US and THE AFTER GIRLS. She lives in Brooklyn and Saugerties, NY, with her husband and their dog, Farley.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://www.leahkonen.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6613718.Leah_Konen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/leahkonen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leahkonenauthor/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/leahkonen

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