Top Ten Tuesday: Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is: Covers I Wish I could Redesign. This has no bearing on the actual story – some of these are books I actually really love, but the covers are just bad.

 Elemental (Elemental, #0.5)1. Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer. He kind of looks like creepy EuroTrash.

Runner

2. Runner by Patrick Lee. It’s such a clichéd cover. And it doesn’t really fit with the book.

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)  The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

3 & 4. The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves and by Maggie Stiefvater. I really enjoyed these books, but the covers are horrible.

Gone Girl

5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It’s such a simple cover for such a dynamic book.

6-10 belong to my 2 least favorite types of covers: Extreme Close-ups and Couples Coupling

  Requiem (Delirium, #3)  Before I Fall  Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)  Frigid (Frigid, #1)  Opal (Lux, #3)

6. Requiem by Lauren Oliver

7. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (does she NOT have a book cover that isn’t an extreme close-up?)

8. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

9. Frigid by J. Lynn

10. Opal by Jennifer Armentrout

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Trust in Me by J. Lynn – A quick review

Trust in Me (Wait for You, #1.5)

Synopsis from Good Reads:

It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery’s life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?

I think I may have actually liked Trust in Me better than Wait for You. I enjoyed the extra scenes of Cam with his family and friends a lot. However, I was disappointed in Cam’s POV from some of the scenes we already know from Wait for You. Most of them didn’t really add anything, other than Cam thinking Avery is awkward or beautiful. Or detailing his, ahem, anatomical reactions to her. I also was disappointed that not all of the scenes of Cam and Avery together were in this book. For example, the whole middle part of their trip to his house for Thanksgiving.

Overall, though, I enjoyed this book. It came out the same day as Allegiant and it took me 3 days to finish Allegiant because I kept getting distracted by this book. I think I would give this book 3 stars. I was going to give it 2 just because I don’t usually enjoy New Adult fiction and I gave Wait for You 2, but this was better than that and I enjoyed it way more than I did Allegiant. I would recommend this book to all those who read Wait for You.

Top Ten Books on your Fall To Be Read List

Today’s Top Ten are the books on your Fall To Be Read list. Some aren’t coming out until fall and some I just haven’t read yet. As always, it’s hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I’m pretty sure this has been on every list I’ve seen. It’s an obvious choice. I have been dying for this book since I finished Insurgent.

2. Trust in Me (Wait for You, #1.5)
Trust in Me by J. Lynn. I’m a total sucker for retelling of stories from another character’s POV.

3. These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman. I don’t not read books for their cover, but there are some books I definitely read because of the cover. This is one of those.

4. World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)
Word After by Susan Ee. I wasn’t in love with the first book, but I liked it. It’s an interesting take on the angel genre and I’m looking forward to see how it continues.

5. Resist (Breathe, #2)
Resist by Sarah Crossan. The second – and final – book in this series. I’m a fan of authors who don’t stretch things out to trilogies or beyond, when they can tell the story in less books.

6. The Dancing Master
The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen. Klassen can always be counted on for a sweet romance.

7. Untitled Shatter Me novella by Tahereh Mafi. This doesn’t have much info yet, but I’ve heard it will be from Adam’s POV.

8. The Unexpected Gift
The Unexpected Gift by Berna King. I got my signed copy a few weeks ago and am excited to finally start it.

9. Replica (Replica, #1)
Replica by Jenna Black. I thought this looked interesting and got it awhile ago, but I haven’t started it yet.

10. The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1)
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle. Amish + Vampires. I’m so in.

Trust In Me Cover Reveal

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Trust in Me is the companion novel to J. Lynn’s New Adult novel, Wait for You. It’s the story in Cam’s POV. While I have many issues with the New Adult genre, I found Wait for You to be the best I’ve read. It still contains many of the New Adult pitfalls, but there’s actually a plot and the characters are LIKABLE. I’ve mentioned before how I love multiple first person POV, so I love the idea of reading the story through someone else’s 1st person view. Here’s the official synopsis:

It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery’s life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?

 
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Frigid Trailer Reveal

I’m a big fan of the Young Adult Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout (Origin comes out next month!). Frigid is her latest New Adult book, published under her J. Lynn pen name. It’s available in digital format now and in print later this year. Check it out!

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For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

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Check out the trailer below. Just a heads up, it puts the Adult in New Adult.

Jennifer is also holding a giveaway on her website with a $100 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble grand prize. Click here to enter!

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.