Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Book review - Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn’t home nearly enough to know about Mercedes’ extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won’t even say the word “sex” until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on Angela’s boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn- or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.

(I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review)

I didn't think I'd enjoy this as much as I have but I really liked it!

Mercedes is a seventeen year old with a mission - she's out to help virgins master their first times so that they can give the perfect first times to their respective girlfriends.

Now, did that sound a bit wrong? I mean why did Mercedes think that was a good idea? Why would the virgins think they're actually doing their girlfriends a favour by first sleeping with Mercedes? How would Mercedes even know if a boy really was a virgin or not?

All of these questions ran through my mind while reading this book but I didn't care, it was just too entertaining!

Apart from sleeping with the virgins, Mercedes has a regular boy in her life - Zach aka Chemistry Partner or Wednesday Friend. Every Wednesday lunchtime is reserved for Zach but they're nothing more than that. Zach wanted to make Mercedes his girlfriend but she refused. She knew Zach deserved better...

Something drastic happened and now the whole school knows about Mercedes and her sleeping with the virgins. She became the most hated person in the school and she felt like she's lost everything.

She was saved by one of her best friends Faye and Zach. It didn't make things go away but they gradually became whispers in the hallways instead of outright insults in her face.

I've always loved a happy ending and would you believe it but Mercedes and Zach got together in the end! :)

Goodreads link to Firsts

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Saturday, 16 January 2016

SALE - Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis

Saven Deception will be discounted on both Amazon.com ($1.00 instead of $2.99) and Amazon.co.uk (£1.00 instead of £2.49) from January 16th to 23rd (inclusive)!



I’ve fallen hard for an alien, but he’s harboring secrets.
Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?

Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day.
Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person—herself.

Despised by her family and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government’s new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn’t all he appears to be.

Confused over Logan’s true intentions and concerned when best friend Jenna starts transforming in front of her eyes, Sadie partners with newcomer Jarod in a bid to uncover the government’s real agenda. The truth is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined.

When Sadie finally understands why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?


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