Book Recommedations: 5 Books to Cure your Hangover

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You know how after you read a book that was so freaking intense, you feel like your heart is raising 1,000 beats per minute and that if this goes on you will have a full blown heart attack from which you will NOT be able to recover?

After you read this said book, the question on your mind is “What do I do with my life now?”

You end up rereading your favorite quotes over and over again being masochistic while still crying and smiling on the exact same places just like the first time you read it.

Book hangovers are the worst and best thing ever. How do we move on from this? Books that are light and swoony are the solution.

Безымянный-220801166A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

“They sit there in the window of the coffee shop for almost an hour, not talking much, but looking at each other over the tops of their books, flirting somehow even without words. It would be gross if it weren’t adorable.”

This book is super cutesy for sure it will cure your hangover! It’s a love story told from everyone’s point of view but Gabe and Leah! I don’t know about you guys but I really want to know what a bench would say when I sat on one.  I also really like the take of the squirrel in their love story. Let me give you a hint: It involves NUTS.

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Erika’s POV: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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Title: Ugly Love

Author: Colleen Hoover

Series: Standalone

Genre: NA, Romance, Contemporary

Format: Published August 5th 2014 by Atria Books

Source: Own copy; bought in Fully Booked

“But the second she opened her eyes and looked at me, I knew. She was either going to be the death of me . . . or she was going to be the one who finally brought me back to life.”

The Summary:

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

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Erika’s POV: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Author: Laini Taylor

Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance

Format: Published September 27th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Source: Own copy; bought in Fully Booked

“Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?”

The Summary: 

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actuallygrows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

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Erika’s POV: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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Title: Siege and Storm

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: The Grisha #2

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance

Format: Published June 4th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co.

Source: Own copy, bought in National Bookstore

“Why won’t you leave me alone?”

“Then I’d be alone, too,” he said…

The Summary: 

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

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Erika’s POV: The Beginning of Never by O.E. Boroni

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Title: The Beginning of Never

Author: O. E. Boroni

Series: The Never Trilogy #1

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Format: Published April 20th 2015 by Waves Corporation

Source: From publicist and author; for review

“Lennie, you need to be careful, and also, if knowing that he has been stealing glances at you for the last hour is all it takes for you to smile like this, then you’re so screwed.”

The Summary:

Twilight meets Eleanor and Park in this contemporary romance story about a love that insists on forever.

When Lenora Baker and Nathan Roqué run into each other in their boarding school courtyard, they have no idea that they are about to begin a journey that will take them the rest of their lives to recover from. Both scarred from parents who were once in love but ended up destroying each other, they are sworn off the possibility that there can truly exist a love that will never end.

But when with each other they find a passion so strong that it heals as powerfully as it burns, a love that will run out is no longer an option for them. Together, they discover just how far they are willing to go to preserve what they know they will only find once in their lifetime.

This is the start of their journey, and here you will come to realize, that falling in love is only the first part of the story…

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Erika’s POV: Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

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Author: Cecelia Ahern

Series: Standalone

Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Format: Published November 8th 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers

Source: Own copy; bought in a secondhand bookstore in Cambodia

“I wake up in the morning and I feel like I’m missing something. I know
that there’s something not right, and it takes me a while to remember what it is . . . then I remember. My best friend is gone. My only friend. It was silly of me to rely so much on one person.” 

The Summary:

From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as as they’re discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they’re separated. Alex’s family move from Dublin to America – and Alex goes with them. For good.

Rosie’s lost without him. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever – and keep her at home in Ireland.

Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each others lives, but neither of them knows whether their friendship can survive the years and miles – or new relationships. And at the back of Rosie’s mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them apart, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything for true love?

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Erika’s POV: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

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Title: The Summer I Turned Pretty

Author: Jenny Han

Series: Summer #1

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Format: Published May 5th 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Source: Own copy; bought in National Bookstore

“I had been lying to myself, thinking I was free, thinking I had let him go. It didn’t matter what he said or did, I’d never let him go.”

The Summary:

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along

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