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Book Watch: Miracle by Elizabeth Scott.

Posted June 1, 2012 by Rowena in Promotions | 5 Comments


Megan survived the plane crash—but can she survive the aftermath? An intense, emotional novel from the author of The Unwritten Rule and Between Here and Forever.

Megan is a miracle. At least, that’s what everyone says. Having survived a plane crash that killed everyone else on board, Megan knows she should be grateful just to be alive. But the truth is, she doesn’t feel like a miracle. In fact, she doesn’t feel anything at all. Then memories from the crash start coming back.

Scared and alone, Megan doesn’t know whom to turn to. Her entire community seems unable—or maybe unwilling—to see her as anything but Miracle Megan. Everyone except for Joe, the beautiful boy next door with a tragic past and secrets of his own. All Megan wants is for her life to get back to normal, but the harder she tries to live up to everyone’s expectations, the worse she feels. And this time, she may be falling too fast to be saved…

Lone survivor of a plane crash? Suffering from survivor’s guilt? Trying to live up to unreachable expectations? Yeah, sounds like a walloping of a good story so count me the freak in. I want to meet Megan and Joe and I want to find out all of their secrets and see them fall in love. I’m a sucker for those kinds of things so bring it on. I’ve enjoyed books by this author so I’m hopeful that I’ll enjoy this book as well.

This book comes out on June 5, 2012 so I need to hurry up and get my pre-ordering on. It sounds like a winner of book so mark your calendars readers.

..and that’s your scoop!

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Review: The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott.

Posted January 19, 2012 by Rowena in Reviews | 8 Comments


Rowena’s review of The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott.

Main Character: Sara
Love Interest: Ryan
Series: None
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He’s looking at me like—well, like he wants to look at me.
Like he likes what hes sees, and he’s smiling and hiw eyes are so blue, even in the faint flow of the porch light they shine, and I nod dumbly, blindly, and then grope for the door handle, telling myself to look away and yet not able to do it.

“Sara,” he says, softly, almost hesitantly, and my heart slam-bangs, beating hard, and this is what it’s like to want someone you can’t have. To want someone you shouldn’t even be looking at.

This book has been in my TBR pile for a long while now, for almost a year. It’s actually my first book read in this year’s TBR Challenge. Ames reviewed this book here a long time ago (you can read her review here) and just like Ames, this book came onto my radar when Mollie reviewed it on her blog (you can read her review here).

Both Mollie and Ames loved this book so I knew that I would enjoy it as well and enjoy it, I did. This book follows Sara as she tries to move on from having a massive crush on her best friend’s boyfriend, Ryan.

All of this young love in the air going on in this book had me sighing all over the dang place. Not only was I sighing all over the place but my heart hurt for Sara and for Ryan. Right from the jump, you’re thrown into Sara’s world. She’s in love with her best friend’s boyfriend and being around them hurts her but she can’t not be around them. Especially when her best friend Brianna insists that Sara play third wheel to them everywhere they go.

Scott does a fantastic job of making the reader sympathize with Sara’s plight. In this book, Sara’s been in love with Ryan since the eighth grade but because she’s the under dog best friend, she bows out when Brianna (the super star best friend) goes after Ryan. So she likes Ryan from afar and does everything she can to keep her feelings for him masked from everyone.

This book is a pretty short story, I read it all in one sitting and enjoyed the story as it progressed. Sara feels bad for having these feelings for Ryan but the heart wants what the heart wants and even Ryan’s heart wants Sara. You won’t be able to stop yourself from cheering Sara on because Brianna wasn’t the best of friends. With all of the constant put downs and the backward compliments she threw Sara’s way, I wanted Sara to speak up long before she did.

Ryan was a cutie patootie and I totally got why everyone liked him. He was cute and sweet and I liked that he regretted not saying anything about his feelings for Sara. I loved the way that he tried to shield Sara from the fallout that came when Brianna found out and I loved the way that he stood up to Brianna for Sara even though I would have liked Sara to do that herself, to know that Ryan had her back was just too cute for words.

The characters in this story were easy to connect with and I enjoyed getting to know all of them. From Sara’s parents to Sara and Ryan, hell even Brianna were all great characters with problems that leaped right off the pages and into my heart. It was a great story to be drawn into and my heart went out to everyone involved, even Brianna. I was really happy with the way that things turned out for everyone and I loved Sara’s parents. They were adorable and I would totally recommend this book to anyone who is in the mood for a great contemporary YA story with characters with real problems and a cast of characters that are too cute for words.

…and that’s your scoop!

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Review: Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott.

Posted May 24, 2011 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments


Main Character: Abby
Love Interest: Eli
Series: None
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Abby accepted that she can’t measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible. Until the accident. Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby’s life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it’s nothing compared to living without her. She’s got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she’d never seen. Abby is about to find out that truth isn’t always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could…

I was interested in reading this book right from the moment I read the blurb. It just seemed like it would be a good book and while I think it was a good read, it was hard for me to connect with the main character, Abby.

Abby has always lived in her older sister Tess’ shadow. Tess is everything Abby is not and Abby is okay with it. She learned her lesson a long time ago and it’s a lesson that has stayed with her since. It was hard to live in Tess’ shadow but now that Tess is in a coma, Abby is starting to realize that living without her doesn’t really work for her either.

Abby visits Tess every single day. She sits with her and she talks to her and then she starts pleading with her to come back to them. To come back home and one day, the most gorgeous guy comes into the room and talks and Abby, who is watching Tess sees Tess move. She doesn’t know what to make of it all but she saw what she saw and she rushes over to make a deal with the new guy. She seems to think that if Eli (the guy) comes by everyday and talks to Tess, she might wake up and they’ll (Eli and Tess) live happily ever after and Abby will have her sister back. She wants to hook Tess up with Eli because she thinks that hot people should be with other hot people.

Getting into this book was kind of hard because there’s so much angst and emotion in the things that are going through Abby’s head. The longer Tess stays in a coma, the more Abby starts finding out about Tess. She learns things she never knew about her sister and the singleminded way she went after her answers sometimes got on my nerves. She was quick to assume things about everyone concerned and there were times when I would shake my head, annoyed that yet again, Tess is picking at problems that have nothing to do with her and throwing accusations that she knows nothing about.

I got it, she was just trying to get to the bottom of everything that brought Tess to where she is now but a lot of the things she was trying to find out were none of her business and it annoyed me the things that would come out of Abby’s mouth.

Now, don’t go thinking that I hated Abby or anything like that because I didn’t. To me, Abby was that friend that you don’t really know what to do with. She said and did things that made you shake your head but she was someone that you came to care about despite everything that annoys you about her. Scott did a great job of making Abby’s character real to me. The romance that blossomed between Eli and Abby was what kept me invested in the story. I wanted to know more about Eli and learning more about him through Abby made the story pop for me.

Overall, this story was good but it left me wanting a lot more than I got from the story and that’s the main reason I gave it the grade I did.

..and that’s your scoop!

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Book Watch: Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott.

Posted November 26, 2010 by Rowena in Promotions | 3 Comments

Abby accepted that she can’t measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.

Until the accident.

Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby’s life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it’s nothing compared to living without her.

She’s got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she’d never seen.

Abby is about to find out that truth isn’t always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could…

This book looks pretty interesting so I wanna read it. It doesn’t come out for a while though but still, I want to read it. The book comes out May 24, 2011 so mark your calendars dear readers!

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Review: Bloom by Elizabeth Scott.

Posted October 19, 2010 by Rowena in Reviews | 6 Comments


Main Characters: Lauren, Evan, Dave, Katie
Series: None (that I know of)

There’s a difference between falling and letting go.

Lauren has a good life: decent grades, great friends, and a boyfriend every girl lusts after. So why is she so unhappy?

It takes the arrival of Evan Kirkland for Lauren to figure out the answer: She’s been holding back. She’s been denying herself a bunch of things (like sex) because staying with her loyal and gorgeous boyfriend, Dave, is the “right” thing to do. After all, who would give up the perfect boyfriend?

But as Dave starts talking more and more about their life together, planning a future Lauren simply can’t see herself in — and as Lauren’s craving for Evan, and moreover, who she is with Evan becomes all the more fierce — Lauren realizes she needs to make a choice…before one is made for her.

This was another book that gifted to me by my favorite book fairy in all the land. It’s a fast read, one that could be read in a couple of hours and the story is one that is easy to fall into without as well.

Anyway, this book follows Lauren as she maneuvers around high school. She’s an average, everyday girl who is from a broken family. Her mother left her when she was very young so it’s been Lauren and her neglectful father since. Her Dad has had girlfriend after girlfriend move in with them until Lauren has had enough and tells him that he can’t have any more women move into the house until after she moves away to college.

The emotional gap between Lauren and her father is great. Her father is a workaholic and she spends most of her home time alone. Being alone at that age isn’t good because it’s lonely and she’s too young to be lonely. I can’t imagine living the kind of solitary life Lauren lived at that age. There’s no one to tell her when she’s being a butthead and she has to live her life as a great big giant bowl of trial and error. She needs someone older that can show her the ropes and give her the kind of guidance that only adults can give so with that in mind, a lot of the crap that she went through in this book, I let her slide because in my head, she didn’t know any better.

The whole thing with staying with Dave even though she wanted to be with Evan bothered me but I had to keep reminding myself that Lauren was all alone and she had no one to show her how to do things. Yeah, she knew that what she was doing is wrong but she couldn’t help it. Look at the examples she had in her life? She had a father who was never around and even when he was there in person, his mind was on other things and he never bothered with her, he was also a serial dater who brought home women and then took them away from her so really, where was she supposed to learn that not everyone is good for you and not everyone will leave you just because your Mom did.

It was like she wanted to be with Evan but she didn’t want to keep losing people in her life so she tried to hold on to everyone, please everyone so that she could keep the people around her…around her.

Lauren did the best that she could with the hand that she was dealt and I admired her. I admired her for wanting to make things right with both Dave and then with Evan. I will say that I was horribly disappointed in her whenever she would go out with Dave because I knew that she didn’t want to be with him but alls well that ends well and I appreciated Lauren’s struggles and I rejoiced in her triumphs.

This book was a little slow going at times and I kept getting angry at the lack of adult supervision in Laurens life and then her friend Katie got on my nerves (even though her intentions were good) and then when Mary (Evan’s Mom) comes back into the picture and she starts mouthing off to Lauren, I got defensive of her as well. All in all, Lauren wasn’t the best heroine but she wasn’t a bad person. She lived and she learned and that’s what mattered to me in the end.

Evan, Evan, Evan. I loved him. I thought he was a good guy and one of my gripes in this story was that we didn’t get nearly enough of him. I loved him with Lauren and I loved the way that he loved her. The romance between Lauren and Evan was my favorite part about this book, I totally ate it up.

I’ll be honest and say that when I first finished the book, I didn’t like it all that much. I hated the things that Lauren got herself into, I hate the things that she knowingly did but when I sat back and thought about Lauren’s character, her lifestyle and her home life, I couldn’t be mad at her anymore because she didn’t know any better so I had to re-read this book again to better appreciate it and I’m glad that I did because I did enjoy it a lot more. So instead of the low C, I was going to give this book, I’m giving it a high C and high C’s are good dangit!

..and that’s your scoop!

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