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Oh my gosh I picked this book up a few hours ago and didn’t put it down until I finished.

I didn’t want to like it at first, because a dystopian society based on depression didn’t settle right with me. It still doesn’t, really. Forcing people to take medication and erasing their memories is really against my moral code; although, it separates this novel from others of its genre.

Sloan and James are really good together — and this novel definitely promotes the ‘if it’s meant to be it’ll happen’ ideal.

I felt bad for Michael and I’m anxious to find out about Ally from the epilogue.

I’m definitely going to read the sequel, and I definitely recommend this! It is different, though; be aware, the theme is not for the light of heart. I cried at many parts.

I’ve had this book for a longgg time, but I never got around to reading it till now.

This was a cute read that sparked a lot of travel envy! I want to travel the world. One day…

The only part of this novel I couldn’t grasp was the realness of it. Her parents let her go to Europe alone??? Really??? After her aunt disappeared??? Oh well. It’s fiction.

I’ve read a few other books by this author, and I can’t say that I loved them, but I did enjoy them for the most part. This one was a good one, and I recommend Devilish, too — although I read that awhile ago and should probably reread it!

'The girls are like that when they dance.
Some are wide-open, large flowers, and some are tiny little flowers.’

I like this more than I thought I would, considering I’m on the opposite side of the political scale.

There were a few unrealistic things, but then again, it is fiction.

I think it should have been more than 20 years — maybe 50. 20 really isn’t all that long…

Also, I think the author should have either stuck with the developments in technology, or focused on going back into nature. Having both seemed like a paradox.

“Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?”

— Mary Oliver

"Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life? -Mary Oliver

I first picked this book up at my aunt’s house and flipped through it as a 12 year old, I soon realized I should be at an older age to read this!

I’m now at an older age and I have to admit this novel was a bit cheesy… But in a good way, of course!

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Ivy is a young doctor who catches a rapist’s eye, and her attractive neighbor happens to be the police officer investigating him. It’s not too long before they’re both after her… Dun dun dunnn.

I’d give it a go if you’re into romantic thrillers (thrillers with romance? What genre is this exactly?)

Anonymous
any updates on the giveaway?

I have made contact! craftaddictsanonymous was in for the win with The Beautiful and Damned! 

“Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or working on some stage in L.A.?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
Risin’ against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry?”

— Alan Jackson, Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

Anonymous
Ditto on that latest anon. I'd love to win this/any giveaway. Or just get asks in general, hahahha!

Well, I’ve learned you’ll never get asks if you’re on anon! :*)