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Monday, January 11, 2016

Not Okay, Cupid by Heidi R. Kling / Book Review

By: Heidi R. Kling
Published by: Entangled Crush
Released on: January 11th, 2016
Series: High School Heartbreakers #1
Rating: 3.5 stars - It's a Good Read
Purchase from: Entangled & other online retailers here 
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* I received an e-book from publisher to review, in exchange for my honest review

Her wicked revenge, or his wicked heart…
Hazel McCallister loves her life. Perfect grades. Perfect best friend. Perfect boyfriend. Until her perfect boyfriend cheats on her with her perfect best friend. Now Hazel’s in free fall—until her best friend’s brother, Felix, gives her the perfect idea. Reclaim her power by taking revenge on her cheating ex.
Felix James loves his life. Casual relationships. Loads of surfing. He’s as drama-free as they come. But he can’t stand by when his sister steals her best friend’s boyfriend, and the dude insists it was Hazel’s fault. So Felix vows to help turn Hazel into a girl her ex can’t resist—so then she can break his heart.
With an alliance in place, Hazel’s revenge is all but assured. But with each piece of payback, she feels a stronger attraction to Felix, even though revenge will turn her into a girl Felix could never be with. And soon Hazel has to make an impossible choice: revenge…or Felix, the boy who’s stolen her heart.
WARNING! This book contains betrayal, revenge, and that most tempting vice of all, the bad boy you know you can’t have.

Sometimes the best romances are the ones that happen when you least except them to. That's the case with Felix and Hazel. These have known each other for years. Being that Hazel and Felix's sister have been best friends since they were little. I loved that not only do Hazel and Felix have history, they also have the perfect banter that is obvious there's something more than lighthearted fun between the two of them. It's not obvious to the two of them, at least at first. 

What starts out as revenge against Felix's sister, and Hazel's one time BFF, and Hazel's less than stellar ex boyfriend (I side with Felix on his thoughts on him), turns into something much more. It's fitting that all this is happening right around Valentine Days! What makes this book's romance perfect is the way in which Hazel and Felix realized their feelings for each other. Through revenge. This revenge wasn't one that was mean, but more to get back at the two cheaters and make the ex-boyfriend realize what he's lost. It's through the revenge, and pretending to be dating, that readers are able to really get to know more about Felix and Hazel, and fall in love with the two of them, as they're falling for each other. 

I loved seeing these two work through their denial in liking each other, to liking each other, and not knowing how to really cross that line, and then admitting their feelings and becoming something much more real, finally! My favorite part of their story, is the banter between Felix and Hazel. It's comical at times. I loved that they both can dish out the comebacks and one lines they throw at each other, as well as take them. They love to razz each other. They also have those nicknames for each other you'd except from a relationship like theirs. Their relationship felt genuine and realistic to me. I loved that. It's one I'd except from your BFF's older brother, someone who's been apart of your life for such a long time, yet there's never been anything more than just that between them. Until now. Seeing these two realize how they both have always felt for each other was hilarious, and sigh worthy all at the same time. 

I'm not a huge contemporary YA reader, but I have been a long time Heidi Kling fan. This is one read I enjoyed. It was the perfect, fluffy, light hearted YA contemporary I needed to spend the afternoon reading. 

Pre-Order Your Signed Limited Edition of 'Lady Midnight' Exclusively from Waterstones!

This beautiful signed, limited edition of Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, can now be yours! Simon & Schuster UK are producing a special edition of Lady Midnight exclusively for Waterstones. This exclusive limited edition will only have a print run of 1000 copies of the special edition! Once the first 1000 pre-orders are pre-ordered, Waterstones will take down the edition from their website. Whilst this is an exclusive to a UK retailer, do ship internationally too, so fans worldwide can pre-order a copy. 

About the Waterstones Special Edition:

A limited edition signed hardback edition of Lady Midnight exclusively for Waterstones will go on pre-order sale at 11.00 GMT on Monday 11th January 2016. This sumptuous edition will be signed by Cassandra Clare, includes a short story from the world of the Shadowhunters, a special written piece from Cassandra Clare about Emma Carstair’s LA and a map of Emma’s world. With a gorgeous package and a print run of only a thousand copies, this deluxe hardback is only available at Waterstones and a must for all Cassandra Clare superfans. Priced £16.99. 

Purchase your copy HERE!

TLH Snippet / Mundane Monday #267

Recently Cassandra Clare treated fans to a new snippet to TLH! I've share the snippet below from her original post here

Cordelia clutched Lucie’s hand as they jolted through the streets in the Carstairs’ carriage, surrounded by the blurred traffic of omnibuses, motorcars, and pedestrians. Advertisements whirled past. THE HORSESHOE HOTEL. THREE GUINEA STOUT. NEW PALACE STEAMERS. Signs advertising tailors and fishmongers, hair tonic and cheap printing.
Matthew, sitting across from them on the upholstered carriage seat, was muttering and swearing to himself, his hair sticking out madly.
“Hidebound,” he muttered. “Weasels.”
“What?” said Lucie.
“I think he said hidebound weasels,” said Cordelia. “But who do you mean, Matthew? Are you angry at us?”
Matthew flung himself sideways so his long legs were pulled up on the bench seat in front of him, and his profile was presented to Lucie and Cordelia. It was a fine profile: he was much more delicate-featured than his brother, who had a broad, strong face. Matthew had a face that looked as if it had been meant to be painted on china.
“Of course not,” he said. “It’s just appalling how they all treat James.” He glanced at Cordelia, and then at Lucie. “She knows, doesn’t she?”