Thomas and Leigh meet as children and forge a bond that takes them into young adulthood. But their love is far from easy. It's an angst-filled, emotional roller coaster that's well worth the read. Innocents is only the first half of the story (the second book is set to come out in October) and it spans years and seasons, but it has that feeling of childhood summers spent with sticky fingers catching fireflies.
Lexie and Ryan make such an adorable couple and I love this series. They're finally together, but it's not all flowers and hearts. Lexie and Ryan have to deal with some realistic issues to make their relationship work. Lots of laughs (Grams and the condoms? I was practically rolling on the ground), a sweet romance, and just the right amount of steam are what makes this book stand out to me. 7
I can't say too much about this one since it is the fourth (and final) book in the series and I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone. It starts out many years past the happy ending of the third book and the changes in Anna's life are drastic. Mosaic takes the sweet, teenage romance of the first three books and makes it epic.
This book is set in LA so it has that beachy feel. Plus, it has a very Veronica Mars vibe and I absolutely love VM. Ruby is a funny and somewhat socially awkward teen vigilante out to solve her father's murder. A twist-filled and action packed mystery with a hint of romance, Ruby Rose kept me glued to my Kindle until I turned the last page.
Kylie's being stalked, at least she thinks so. After getting into some trouble she is sent off to Camp Shadow Falls where she finds out that she's more than human and that witches, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and shapeshifters are real... and some of them are quite attractive ;) Supernatural summer camp? Where do I sign up? I hadn't heard of this series before I attended UtopYA this June, but so many people raved about it, I just had to pick it up and I'm so glad I did.
From her Amazon page:
As an author of both nonfiction and YA novels, I have dedicated my life to helping people of all ages find their voice in a noisy world. In fiction, I craft psychological thrillers and sweeping romances that will take the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride through through the darker aspects of humanity, exploring themes that include sacrifice, love, and madness. My titles include the Gothic romance, the Requiem Series, and the Phantom of the Opera Inspired psychological thriller, Transcend.
In nonfiction, I draw on my training as an educational psychologist and address the issues of emotional intensity, resiliency, and giftedness, writing books for children, teens, parents and educators. My titles include Quiet Kids, the Girl Guide and Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students.
I live in Southern California with my husband and daughters. When I am not working with children or hanging out with the family, I can be found sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at my favorite coffee shop as I write my next book or play around online. For more information at me or my work, visit me at http://christinefonseca.com.
Nesy is the best of the warrior angels called Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan.
He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the love of her former life as a human girl—a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel.
Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty—damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell—or saving him, and condemning herself.
Some sacrifices should never be made...even for love.