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All Your Perfects follows the relationship between Quinn and Graham, two individuals who
found themselves next to each other the night they found out that their significant others had
cheated on them with each other. The story is told from the point of view of Quinn in two
different timelines. One timeline is from when they first began dating, and the other takes place a
few years into their marriage. Quinn, struggling with infertility, feels that she is bringing nothing
For Lily Bloom, life hasn’t been easy and she’s had to work hard to start the business she has. But when neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid comes into Lily’s life everything seems too good to be true. Ryle is stubborn and arrogant but also sensitive and sweet. However, Ryle has a “no dating” rule that Lily can’t help but find disturbing. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan who was her first love and also a connection to her past that she thought she had left behind.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger describes two days in a sixteen-year-old teenager named Holden Caufield. But Holden Caufield does not live a normal teenage life as he does not have a healthy relationship with his parents or with anyone for that matter. As a result, he is an outcast with no desire to succeed in his education, causing him to get expelled from prep school and journey hopelessly across New York.
Vicious is an incredible read that grips the reader all throughout. Each character is flawed, if not evil. The book takes you on a journey where you cannot side with either of the characters since you know deep down that they both are not good people. This story of two best friends turned enemies is heartbreaking as it represents the fragility of relationships and how wanting to get to the top may leave you miserable. Vicious mainly follows Victor Vale and how he sets out to seek revenge.
This novel is great for older teens looking to get into reading. The book I would say is not for anyone younger than high school ages. The book takes a different view on abusive relationships. It allows the reader to understand how it feels to be in a relationship like this and why one might stay in it. It creates a new perspective following Lily’s relationship with her new boyfriend Ryle. An ex of Lily’s comes in the picture challenging their relationship in many ways. The book is written wonderfully with so many surprising moments.
Verity, by Colleen Hoover, is a fiction novel filled with suspense and romance. The book is told from the perspective of Lowen who is an author with a struggling career in New York. However, her career takes an unexpected turn when Jeremy Crawford shows up in her life. He offers her the job of a lifetime: finishing his wife’s famous book series. As Lowen begins her new job she is faced with challenges along the way. Lowen discovers secrets that Jeremy’s hurt wife, Verity Crawford, never intended to get out.
17-year-old Syd works in a bakery while struggling with the aftermath of a breakup. When baking brownies, Syd discovers that they can bake their feelings into sweets. When Syd’s brownies end up breaking up the relationship of whoever eats them, Syd tries to fix the problem by baking sweets with good feelings. Can Syd fix the broken relationships? Read more to find out!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn follows a married couple living in Missouri into a world of darkness and terror when Nick’s wife, Amy, suddenly disappears. When Amy does not show up for a couple of days, police begin to suspect that Nick caused the murder. Within the book, told from Nick's perspective, a few excerpts from Amy’s diary appear, which reveal the truth about her marriage with Nick.
Prince George has tried his entire life to be like his father, but in his magic, he will always be like his mother. Animal magic, the ability to understand and talk to animals, has never been officially outlawed by his father, but those with animal magic are rarely left to live in peace, and before her death, George’s mother made it clear that his magic was best left a secret—even from his father. When the king of a rival kingdom offers his daughter, Princess Beatrice, in marriage, George can’t refuse. Princess Beatrice is unlike any woman George has ever met.