First book I would HIGHLY recommend because I loved it-
Slammed by Colleen Hoover is an epically good book! As far as content goes for this one-some cussing and a couple of make out sessions.
Here's a little synopsis for you! Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection. Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.
So if I am a fangirl for any book it would be Slammed. This book will make you sigh and cry and feel a whole bunch of emotions so heads up for that! It makes my heart flutter just thinking about it while writing this review! You will fall in love with EVERY character in this book! One specific thing that I did love about this series is the actual slam poetry in it! I recommended these books to one of my best friends Julia. We are both English majors and big literature nerds! We had many discussions about this book! And some crazy discussions about the use of the word abdomen is not sexy...but that's a different story. Then she left me and went back to her homeland aka Virginia so now I have to freak out about this book by myself! If you really want to enjoy a book make someone else read it with you! It's the BEST! Ahh Jules, miss that woman! Anywho, after reading Slammed we decided that we wanted to be slam poets! (It's still gonna happen Jules!) Want a little sample of what slam poetry looks like? I thought you'd never ask-this is from the book.
“And if you've ever grown up with dreams in your head about life, and how one of these days you would pirate your own ship and have your own crew and that all of the mermaids
Well, you would realize...
Like I eventually realized...
That all the good things about her?
All the beautiful?
It's not real.
So you keep your ocean,
I'll take the Lake.”
This leads me right on to the second book in the series! Hooray for sequels when the first book was AMAZING!
Sometimes sequels struggle after a mind-blowing first book. I'm happy to say that Point of Retreat was not one of them! I have read this book too many times to count! I love it! In this book the point of view changes from Layken to Will's perspective. It is one heck of a roller coaster ride of a book! We come upon the characters dealing with new challenges and still figuring out relationship stuff! Content wise this one was more sensual because of character development and did have some swear words in it! Also the poetry is still slammin'! One of my favorite slams from this book was-
“I love being with you so bad
When we aren't together, I miss you so bad
One of these days I'm going to marry you so bad
and it'll be
So for fun I do love watching slams on Youtube and thought I'd post my favorite one that I have found! It will give you a taste of what slam poetry is all about with it's flow and rhyme. This is Mike Taylor and he's so amazing to watch and listen to!
Now there is a book three in the Slammed series but I SADLY haven't read it YET but as soon as I get it I will review it for you! I want it insanely bad so that review will probably be sooner rather than later!
Next book is yet again another by Colleen Hoover called-
Synopsis-Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried. Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
Losing Hope the sequel to this book is coming out this July! I can't wait! Okay! That's all I've got for now! Hopefully these aren't TOO scandalous but at the same time who are we kidding...life is all about the kissing! ;)