Monday, February 24, 2014

Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Better off FriendsBetter Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg 
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Format: ARC, 288 pages
Publisher: Point
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Description from Goodreads:
For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?   

I've read a couple of other book by Elizabeth Eulberg, and I highly enjoyed them both. They both sort of stuck with me in a way, too--I now have an even larger appreciation for the Beatles, and Take a Bow...I can actually think of more than one here. But that was the first book with more than just two POVs that I loved. And now we have Better Off Friends. I was all kinds of excited from the moment I heard about this book, because it SOUNDED cute. And you know what? It was. And it is also my new favorite friends-to-more-than-friends YA book. And goodness knows I've read my fair share of those.

The absolute first thing I love about this book is how completely adorable it is. The story starts from where Levi and Macallan become friends, which was fantastic. I liked being able to see their relationship from the very beginning and how it grew throughout the years to the end of the story--from both of their POVs. And these two...they are just so perfectly cute, I cannot even. I loved it. 


And then we have Macallan who I flipping adored. She was kind and sweet, but then she had CLAWS, man. You try to bully anyone around that girl and you have a slim chance of making it out the way you went it. I think that was awesome. A great trait to have. She had her problems and bad days, and parts where I wanted her to just NOT. But she still impressed me, and if she were an actual human being on this earth, I'd totally be best friends with that chick.  

Macallan's best friend is Levi. First of all, I love the name Levi. So he already had that going for him. But beyond that, he was a wonderful character. Elizabeth Eulberg wrote him super well--he WAS a guy. Have you ever read a book where you could in no way believe that the character that is SUPPOSED to be male sounds know...FEMALE? That is not an issue here. Levi is a total boy. A very nice, cute, lovable boy who I would also be best friends with, no doubt about it. 

As I said, we get to see the story of Levi and Macallan from the day they meet. I loved that. It was awesome to watch their story unfold from the very beginning, and to get to see such an ending that made me at least twelve levels of happy. I also liked how in between each chapter, there were little conversation breaks where Levi and Macallan talk about the events we just read. I liked that it gave the feel of the characters both actually going back and recollecting their little Story of Us and I LOVE that. LOVE IT. 

Overall, Elizabeth Eulberg has written another book that has definitely been added to my favorites list. Better Off Friends is cute, funny, and everything I could ask for in a story of best friends blossoming into more. I am way more than excited to read whatever comes next from Elizabeth Eulberg (and hopefully catch up on those couple of titles that I haven't gotten my hands on yet)! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott 
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Format: ARC, 320 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Series: Fire & Flood #1
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Description from Goodreads:
A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own.

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

Victoria Scott's Dante Walker books are some of my favorites. Goodness knows Dante's my boy. So after reading the first two Dante books, I kind of figured that Victoria Scott's next book would be fantastic. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, since Fire & Flood seemed so different--and it totally IS. But still, I was excited. So excited.

And goodness gracious, y'all. Now that I've read it, I can say that this book is not only fantastic, it is fan-FREAKING-tastic and I love it so much. 

It was my favorite book of 2013, even though it doesn't come out until this February. It's now on my all-time favorites shelf on Goodreads. I have so many happy feelings for this book, I'm not even sure where to begin explaining it.

Oh, wait. I do. TELLA. I swear, I've loved that girl since she pointed at her reflection and said "I hate your face." Tella is awesome. She's outgoing and kind and funny and I adored being in her head throughout this story. She is definitely not the type of person anyone would ever expect to be in a race such as the Brimstone Bleed, and I admire her for entering the race anyway. She loves her brother that much, and I get that. I like that a lot. And as the race goes on, she gets better. Stronger. She's still herself, but she does what she has to do. All of that leaves me with all kinds of happy feelings for our MC.

And then there's Guy Chambers. Who is someone to side-eye for a bit of the beginning of the book, but then we get to know him and OH GOODNESS. He is hot on a stick. And he's so flipping cool. He smart and strong and pretty darn mysterious, but not in an annoying way. It's just the way he is. He's quiet and more focused. Kind of stern. But as we get to know him better, those things endeared him to me even more to the point where he's one of my favorite book boys. Ever.

The Pandoras are some of my favorite things. I want so bad for them to be real, so I can have one. Or three. It was so cool to wonder what Tella's Pandora would be, and then he turned out to be such a sweetheart. I'm quite fond of adorable little Madox. I am also a fan of M-4 and AK-7. Some kickass Pandoras right there. (All the Pandoras are actually awesome. But I can't help but have favorites ;)) 

As a whole, the story flowed well. Around the beginning, there were small parts where I'd get bored, but then something would happen to dissipate that pretty quick. Victoria Scott's writing does a darn good job of keeping me in the story, even when I shouldn't be. You know, like when I should be sleeping or something... This book was so worth the loss of that sleep, though. 

The romance between Tella and Guy wasn't a huge focus in this book, but it was THERE. And it was THERE enough that I feel all kinds of happy about it. They had moments. Their own little moments to be them and get closer and grow fond of one another. They don't rush into anything by any means, and they are cute as all get out as a couple. I love the contrast of Tella being all talkative and bubbly and Guy being all quiet and serious. They're such opposites yet so perfect. 

Overall, Fire and Flood is one of my absolute favorite books. Victoria Scott has written a fantastic, compelling story with a main character I admire, a love interest I love, and a premise that completely drew me in. Contenders racing to save someone they love? Heck yeah, I'm reading that. Now where is book 2? ;)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Review: For All You Have Left by Laura Miller

For All You Have Left

For All You Have Left by Laura Miller 
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Format: Paperback, 270 pages
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Buy It: Amazon 

Description from Goodreads:
"This is certainly one of my favorite love stories ever." ~A Novel Review

Logan Cross married her high school sweetheart when she was eighteen. But life had different plans for Logan, and now, at twenty-two, she is in the midst of starting over when Jorgen Ryker moves in next door. Jorgen suspects that Logan might be hiding a few secrets, but neither he nor Logan is ready when she reveals her biggest secret from her past—a secret that neither of them realizes they share.

Set in small-town Missouri, For All You Have Left is a love story with an unexpected twist centering around three lives, two great loves and one epic journey in learning to love again.

Going into this book, I wasn't expecting too much. Just a cute story that I'd enjoy and hopefully be able to go back to sometime when I need a dose of sweetness. After reading the story, I'm left with those expectations kind of met. For All You Have Left is a good story, and it definitely has some of those cute moments I hoped for, but I didn't really love it. But I did like it, definitely.

The premise isn't completely out of left field, but Laura Miller's writing was great enough so that the story was hers. I wasn't speculating about other stories similar to this one as I read, I was completely there with the characters Laura introduced us to, and the world in which they lived. 

While the writing was wonderful, the plot didn't hold up for me. I understand that this is the story of Logan Ada Cross trying to move on and find love again. I love that, because it's sweet. But a pivotal issue she has, her first love, is something she hides from Jorgen. I hated that. She outright lied, and if she hadn't things would have been different. I am still very happy with how this story ends, but the little problem of her lie gets on my nerves. Also, I was a little confused about the timeline of the story every now and then. First they'd meet, and then it'd be a week later without me knowing it until after the interaction is over and I'm like WHAAAT? That wasn't a huge problem, and neither was the lie thing, really--but these things did bother me some.

I love the characters in this book. Logan/Ada isn't my favorite person ever, but she isn't really terrible, either. If she hadn't lied, I'd probably not be able to think of anything about her that straight up bothers me. Jorgen was the perfect sweet, noble guy that fit into this story like a glove. I liked that there weren't any horrible people in this book. There weren't really stereotypes. And honestly, how many absolutely horrid people do we all actually know? I liked that the story was realistic in that sense--in the people Ada and Jorgen surrounded themselves with.

Another thing I adored about For All You Have Left was Andrew. Everything about him. Laura did a fabulous job of creating Logan/Ada's backstory with Andrew. I am truly sad about how things happened with him, and I actually missed him as I was reading. Some of the absolute sweetest moments come from Logan's time with Andrew, and I loved that so much.

The romance overall was certainly something I approved of. They didn't jump into things, but they didn't drag out their relationship and its growth, either. I liked watching them move forward at a pace that wasn't hard to believe, yet was still satisfying. Plus, Jorgen and Ada are adorable. Though, honestly, I prefer Andrew myself. What happened with him couldn't be helped, though, and I (obviously) don't hold anything against Ada for moving on to Jorgen. Moving on was so, so important. And I'm glad she did.

Overall, For All You Have Left is a wonderfully written story with characters I loved and romance I very much enjoyed. I honestly felt this story, and I find that impressive. This book may not be my favorite ever, but it was definitely worth my time.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cover Reveal: Feral by Holly Schindler

Feral by Holly Schindler 
 Release Date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins

About the Book:
It’s too late for you. You’re dead.

Those words float through Claire Cain’s head as she lies broken and barely alive after a brutal beating. And the words continue to haunt her months later, in the relentless, terrifying nightmares that plague her sleep. So when her father is offered a teaching sabbatical in another state, Claire is hopeful that getting out of Chicago, away from the things that remind her of what she went through, will offer a way to start anew.

But when she arrives in Peculiar, Missouri, Claire quickly realizes something is wrong—the town is brimming with hidden dangers and overrun by feral cats. And her fears are confirmed when a popular high school girl, Serena Sims, is suddenly found dead in the icy woods behind the school. While everyone is quick to say Serena died in an accident, Claire knows there’s more to it—for she was the one who found Serena, battered and most certainly dead, surrounded by the town’s feral cats.

Now Claire vows to learn the truth about what happened, but the closer she gets to uncovering the mystery, the closer she also gets to discovering a frightening reality about herself and the damage she truly sustained in that Chicago alley. . . .

With an eerie setting and heart-stopping twists and turns, Holly Schindler weaves a gripping story that will make you question everything you think you know. 


 Creepy and mysterious. If the description hadn't already convinced me that I need this book in my life, the cover very likely would have. *grabby hands*

What do you think of the cover? 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yeah, it's my birthday. Eighteen years ago today, I was born. GO ME. I am officially an adult. And I'm, like, not 17 anymore. Cray cray, right?

I don't remember what I did last year for my birthday on the blog... So I just went and looked it up. I posted a giveaway with a giveaway hop on the 7th, and then did a character interview with Daniel from the TOUCHED series by Nancy Straight on my actual birthday. I actually really freaking love that. If you want to see the interview, just click here. (It shows as February 11 because I'm CST, and I wanted it to go up not too long after midnight EST. Just so you know.)

This year, I have done pretty much no planning. I wish so hard that I had done another interview with Daniel or something, though, because I luuuurve character interviews. Especially ones with Daniel. He is a favorite of mine. Hehehe.

Even though I have done little to no planning, I have still done some thinking. And I AM going to do a giveaway this year. Two, actually. One will be international and the other will be US only. Because shipping is impossible.

Not really. But it is expensive.

So yeah.

Read on for all the info and...stuff. (I'm so good at words today, y'all!)

US Only Giveaway 

I can't remember if I signed up for any of those hops for cleaning out your shelves, but oh well. I'm giving away my doubles (and in two of these cases, triples). Because why the eff not, eh? Here's what will go into one pretty box for the winner:

 (The Collector and Obsidian aren't actually doubles, but I'm going to throw in copies because I love those books so hard, they need to be given away in honor of today. They NEEED IIIIT.)

Wait For You is signed. Not personalized or anything, but signed. 

Now, for the rules:
- One winner will be randomly selected for the prize indicated above
- This giveaway is US only (sorry, my lovely international peeps!)
- My giveaway policy applies, so make sure you've read it
- Enter through the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!

International Giveaway 

This one is more simple. One winner will get a $15 Amazon GC! 

So, rule time:
- One person will be randomly chosen to receive the GC
- This giveaway is international! 
- My giveaway policy applies, of course 
- Enter through the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win! 

So...that's all I've got for you lovelies today. There will be more from me this week and so on. Like reviews. And that Monthly Re-Read thing I was talking about last month. It's all gonna happen. 

But not today. Today I eat cake. With Four. (I wish.)

Have a great Wednesday!!


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (7)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews! 

For Review:
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Three by Kristen Simmons
The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax by Trinity Faegen

Nil by Lynne Matson

Thank you to Disney Book Group, Tor Teen, and Erin from ARCycling for the review copies, and to Lynne Matson for Nil! I can't wait to read all these pretties! :)

What do you think of my additions to my shelves? And what did you add to yours this week?

Friday, February 7, 2014

Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1)White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Format: ARC/eARC, 304 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Dark Elements #1
Source: Print copy won/eARC from NetGalley

Description from Goodreads:
One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

It is not a secret that I heart me some JLA something fierce. Her books are freaking awesome. And yes, White Hot Kiss is a book to add to all of the awesome. The premise is interesting and different, the characters are pretty darn great, and the romance made my heart happy.

The protagonist, Layla, isn't my favorite MC ever, but she's better than most. I don't love her or anything, but she could be funny and I liked the little spark of an attitude she had at times. She definitely has loads of personality, which leads me to believe I'll end up liking her more and more in the next books in the series. She'll grow on me, I'm sure. Zayne is one of the love interests and...well, I'm okay with him. He had his sweet moments. I would certainly not protest if I had a Zayne in my life. But I'm not really on his team, either. It's not really his fault, though. We don't know him very well yet, and this book had Danika around, and my jealousy affected my opinion of him. So we'll see how my feelings for him change as the series goes on. 

And then we have Roth. I AM on his team. I am WAY more than okay with him. The big thing about him is that he's the guy Daemon from the Lux series was based off of. I can totally see that, but I also saw how Roth was his own character. I am quite fond of him already, and I know I'm going to end up head over heels for this boy (I actually think I am already but I'm just in denial) by the time these books are through. In this book, he was my favorite character to be around. He was funny and I love his little comments that he makes, and I want to learn ALL OF THE THINGS about him. He may be a demon, but he's a good guy, too. He is. He is he is he is. 

Now, the actual story and writing work so well. Not very surprising, since this book is by Jennifer Freaking Armentrout. The book starts off in the way that eases us into the story and the world, and we meet the characters (that we later end up hearting very hard). This book flew by pretty quick, and I felt ALL OF THE EMOTIONS in the process. It was a very enjoyable experience. Oh, and of course Jen's writing was kind of perfect. This book HAD ME, y'all. 

As I said, the romance in White Hot Kiss made my heart happy. Very happy. Roth had some rather sweet moments. I loved how he was with Layla--he was amusing, of course, but he wasn't mean to her or rude. And Layla was so innocent...he worked well with that. He didn't act like a demon and take advantage of that and I just really, really love these two as a couple. After reading this book, I definitely like Roth & Layla better as a couple instead of Zayne & Layla. Zayne was fine and all, but...ROTH. We'll see if that changes at some point. 

Overall, White Hot Kiss is yet another fabulously compelling story by Jennifer L. Armentrout with an interesting premise, fantastic characters, and a rather heartbreaking ending that left me wishing extra hard for the next book. If you're a fan of JLA or marvelous paranormal romances, you need to get on this book and this series, ASAP. 

**The print edition of White Hot Kiss has a bonus scene from Roth's POV. It's kind of amazing. And it is ONLY in the print edition! Just thought you should know ;)**

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review: Sempre by J.M. Darhower

Sempre (Forever, #1)Sempre by J.M. Darhower 
Release Date: November 25, 2013
Format: eARC, 258 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
Series: Forever Series #1
Source: Edelweiss

Description from Goodreads:
This is a story about sacrifice... death... love... freedom. This is a story about forever.

Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco had vastly different childhoods. Haven, a second-generation slave, grew up isolated in the middle of the desert, her days full of hard work and terrifying abuse. Carmine, born into a wealthy Mafia family, lived a life of privilege, never having to answer for anything he did. Both now seventeen, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide, making them question everything they ever believed.

Entangled in a web of secrets and lies, they learn that while different on the surface, they have more in common than anyone would think. In a world full of chaos, where money and power rule, Haven and Carmine yearn to break free, but a string of events that started before either were born threatens to destroy them instead. Murder and betrayal are a way of life, and nothing comes without a price — especially not freedom.

How much will they have to sacrifice? Can they escape their pasts? And, most of all, what does it mean to be free? Not everything is as it seems, and no one can possibly come out unscathed, but maybe, just maybe, it’ll be worth it in the end.

Sempre is one of those books I was extremely skeptical of when I started it, but I wanted to give it a try anyway because it looked like it could be cool. That skepticism, however, faded mighty quickly when this book stole all of my reading attention and more than a couple hours of sleep. I swear, this book was so addicting!

First of all, these characters are magnificent. I feel like I know every single one of them and want to be friends will them all. I felt for Haven, Carmine, and Vincent, and want to be best buds with Dominic. Haven was innocent but strong, and I enjoyed watching her change from completely closed off against everything--against hope--to making jokes and being comfortable around people she used to fear. And Carmine... goodness. There was so much to him, and it was great to learn more and more about him throughout the story, and to see him open up just like Haven did. 

The romance in this book made my heart explode. Well. Not really. But I'm pretty sure it wanted to. Because there was so much sweetness, and I felt SO. DARN. HAPPY. For Carmine and Haven. I loved seeing them grow individually along with their relationship. So. Freaking. Cute. GOODNESS.

So much went on in this book. I couldn't even tell you how many times I was surprised, or happy, or downright flabbergasted. The whole thing was awesome, and I really love this book. The story was told in 3rd person POV, moving between Haven, Carmine, and Vincent. The only parts that felt like they dragged a little in comparison to the others were when we were in Vincent's head, but as the book went on, his parts became more and more interesting as we learned more and I started trying to figure it all out.

Oh, and I heart me some Carmine, but Corrado was my favorite character in this book. I am quite fond of that fellow.

Overall, Sempre was utterly addicting. I adored the characters, enjoyed the story, and ended up highlighting the crap out of all the sweet, funny, and outright awesome parts this book is filled with. I plan on jumping into the sequel, Sempre: Redemption as soon as I possibly can swing it. Because, seriously--CORRADO. (And Carmine. And Haven. And ALL OF THE THINGS.)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (25)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine
The One by Kiera Cass 
The One (The Selection, #3) 
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: The Selection #3
Description from Goodreads:
The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.
Why I can't wait: 
Because I'm me, I am totally here for the luuuuuurve. LOVELOVELOVELOVE. I am DYING to find out how this one ends. And I honestly think I may ugly cry if she doesn't end up with Maxon. Also, I do not like Kriss. Because I'm jealous like that. But for real, I cannot wait for more Maxon. I want more of his sweetness. This trilogy can easily end up as one of my favorites if this book goes well. PLEASE LET THIS BOOK GO WELL.
What are you waiting on this week? And are you excited for The One right along with me? If so: WHAT TEAM ARE YOU ON? *stares* 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic: Top ten books that made me cry.

And here we go, in no particular order...

The Fault in Our Stars
This one is completely obvious. If you have even the faintest clue as to what this book is about, then you can easily guess why this book is on this list. I just... AUGUSTUS WATERS. And he lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace. And I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend. And I NEED TO STOP.

I cry for pretty much every character in this book. Even Sarah. A lot for Sam. And especially for James. I've said it before and I'll say it again--he could have been the best person, big brother, EVERYTHING if only he hadn't grown up the way he did. Just. GOODNESS. This book gives me feels.

 TY. Ohmygod Ty. I can't think about this book too long without crying. I can't even LOOK at this book too long without crying. And I'm pretty sure I'm crying for all the wrong reasons. Well. The right reasons for me. I can't even. 

Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2) 
It was one thing to go through everything from Sky's point of view, including Holder breaking down. But to experience it inside his head? I feel for this guy. And I heart him.

 Slammed (Slammed, #1) 
"Sometimes life gets in your way.
It gets all up in your damn way.
THAT POEM. "Schooled." Totally made me cry. Also made me love Colleen Hoover even more.

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead 
My very favorite thing about this book is Santana. This was one of the books I read in my early days of reading avidly, and Santana was one of my first book boys. My heart hurts so much for him, but it got light when HE was all lighthearted, too, and I don't even know. All I know is that I cried, and I love Santana. And that this book is one of my all time favorites. Just in case you were wondering. 

The Outsiders 
You know what part got me? That letter. The one Johnny left. Not because I was particularly fond of Johnny (I'm terrible, I know!), but because I was SUPER fond of Dally, and that letter had Johnny telling Ponyboy to "Tell Dally. Tell Dally." And I was all OHMYGOD DALLY. So yeah. That happened. Fun fact: this is the first book I ever remember crying over. 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
 The part that made me burst into tears in this one was when Charlie reads the poem. You know the poem. I LOVE that poem. But it also stabs my heart. 

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) 
The ending of this book did a number on my emotions, y'all. Pretty much from Liam's "amazing story of us" until the end, I was fighting tears. That part was one of the sweetest things ever and my heart fell apart all over the darn place. I practically know that whole part by heart now. So I read it and I finished the book and then I spent AT LEAST the next twenty minutes balling like a baby. I am so serious right now. And I love this book so hard, there aren't enough words. 

True Love: Three Novels 
Yes, this is three novels. But I don't care. I'm counting it as one since it's all bound into one book. SO YEAH. This is the book I pick up whenever I need a good cry. Mostly I go to Don't Die, My Love and lose my shiz, but A Rose for Melinda makes me cry, too. I'll Be Seeing You is the sweet to balance out the heartbreaking that fills the other two novels. But on a serious note, I love these books, and Lurlene McDaniel writes some really good books. Goodness. SO MANY TEARS FOR THIS BOOK. So many.

And that's my list! What do you think? What would you put on your list? Did you make a list? I WANT LIIIIINKS! :)