Sunday, November 30, 2014

November| Bookshelf #3 | New Reads♥ This Song Will Save Your Life & Pulled Within.

Sunday, November 30, 2014


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  • This Song Will Save Your Life
  • Leila Sales

  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 17, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0374351384
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374351380
  • Genre: Teen, Young Adult
  • Buy it: Amazon | B & N
  • Synopsis: Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.
  • Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, Leila Sales' THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.



  • This is one of the most saddest and incredible books I have read in 2014. Well, hello book you made me cry which is quite rare these days. Elise, the protagonist is lonely and she has no friends. She's apparently at the bottom of the social ladder and wants to make her up for it. I found her character quite unique, she just wants to fit in like almost every other teenager. 
  • Elise is edgy, sarcastic, and also brave. Her personality is amazing, how on earth does her school hate her? She's hilarious without even trying! At some parts, i just LOL'ed. This Song Will Save Your Life is not about popularity. It's about bullying and a journey towards self-discovery. Elise get's picked on because she's considered "weird." She has a love for music though! It's not that Elise wants to be popular, nope, she just wants to be liked. 
  • Elise soon runs into two girls Pippa and Vicky who take her into a different world of underground clubs and DJ's. No, Elise doesn't get into drugs or anything like that.  There is a romance with one of the other characters Char. His character sounded cute, I mean dreamy DJ anyone? I liked him most of the time though, but he was self-centered other times. Elise was focused on herself mainly too, but I loved her character and this book.
  • This  book isn't a love story though, even though it has it's itty bitty of it.  It doesn't have typical romance, and it's more realistic fiction. Leila Sales does a great job of writing this book, I loved it beginning to the end. It's well written, and engages the reader. I liked of the bullies weren't just all mean people. It's one of those amazing books once in a while that touches your heart.




  • This is a coming of age story that I LOVE! I loved it when Elise learned growth and self-worth, it's one of my favorite parts of this story. This is an amazing, amazing novel. I cannot say it enough. It has a unique story with unforgettable characters. I would recommend checking it out for yourself. It's perfection, 5 stars from me. This is one of my newest favorite book!


Pulled Within
Marni Mann

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  • ISBN: 1620153688
  • Publisher: Booktrope (September 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Buy it: Amazon |  View: Goodreads

  • Synopsis: Storms can't last forever…can they? For five long years, Rae Ryan has lived in a storm over which she has no control. Little by little, everything has been taken away from her—her job, her relationship, her best friend and her home. Plagued by nightmares and a terrible family secret, she carries her scars as much on the inside as she does on the outside. 

  • Hart Booker, another disappointment from her past, returns to Bar Harbor and shelters her from the rain. He reminds Rae that forgiveness is possible, happiness can be found on the other side of darkness, and beauty rests beneath her scars. But a sinister figure lingering in the background seems determined to pull Rae back into a past she’s been trying to outrun. Can she survive the storm and become part of the light she so desperately desires? Or is she destined to remain Pulled Within? 

Well, I'm on a roll here with depressing novels, but sad stories usually are quite good. They show a more realistic side of life. Rae Ryan is depressed, lonely, and alone. It seems like she has nothing left to life, which wasn't true because she still has herself. Then, her ex Hart walks back into her life who once hurt her. Does she accept him back? Let's see.



  • I noticed in the cover she has a scar, it's due to a tragedy she had. This novel is part of a series, but it can be read as a standalone novel. The previous story in the series was intriguing as well. I liked reading Pulled Within, but it has it's flaws.
  • This book deals with serious issues that can be hard to read about such as, drug addiction, rehab, depression, and just trying to survive. I would have liked it more if Rae had more of backbone instead of letting people crush her all the time. She was a strong character, but I wish she was more stronger. I wasn't a huge fan of the hero Hart, sometimes you cannot accept people again in your life even if you might love them. His character fell flat for me.
  • I like where Pulling Within is going in it's series, it's more realistic fiction. I liked how Pulling Within unravels and discloses the truth overtime. Pulled within is a novel that pulls you in within the beginning. You can understand Rae somewhat and even relate to her feelings at some point. 
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Disclosure: Ebook of Pulling Within was sent free of charge from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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27 comments:

  1. Very good and detail review but i cannot read too sad stories.
    GlamupGirls

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  2. These books look lovely - I'm very interested in reading the first one. It sounds stunning, heart-breaking and beautiful. I think I'd really relate to it because I was the butt of every joke in school... I'd get dumped into the dustbin and punched in the stomach by the boys. It was awful.
    So reading books like this are always lovely for me because they always have positivity and happy endings x

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy reading the first book, it's an amazing book :)

      I'm so sorry that happened to you, bullies can be quite harsh. I hope some people develop a conscious one day and stop picking on others.

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  3. I thought This Song was a great book too. I haven't read Pulled Within or any book in that series. Looks good though. Great reviews.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you liked This Song as well! x

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  4. They sound so interesting, I love reading books!

    Autumn in Neverland

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  6. So glad that you enjoyed these! I love books that make you feel like the characters are truly unforgettable. While I don't enjoy sad stories myself, they sound like wonderful reads. Great reviews :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. Thank you, you should try the first one out though :) It's really exceptional.

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  7. Look like nice books. Let me know if u wanna follow each other

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  8. Such a lovely review! Thank you for the recommendation xx
    June
    The Journeys of My Beating Heart

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  9. thanks for sharing this review...very nice books

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  10. Oh my goodness! I grabbed This Song Will Save Your Life just last week and now I am SO excited that I did. I can hardly wait to get to it -- I love a great story that touches my heart and fills me with emotion. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful thoughts. I'll be putting Pulled Within on my list now. Thank you for sharing! <3

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    1. Aw I hope you enjoy reading reading This Song, it's a beautiful book! ♥ You welcome, I love sharing books I like x Thank you.

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  11. I've heard so many good things about this song will save .. ! I don't usually reads on temporaries but it's on my TBR. Great review! Thanks for visiting my blog, I love yours! I just followed you on GFc if u wanna follow me back :o
    -Diamond @ Dee's Reads

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    1. I hope you like this book, it was truly an amazing book :) One of my favorites <3

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  12. I'm really looking forward to This Song Will Save Your Life! Recently bought it off Book Outlet and have heard nothing but good things. I'm ready to cry my eyes out and fall in love with the characters. I'm actually glad theres not too much of a romance. Great reviews!

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    1. You will love it, trust me! It did made me cry plenty, good luck lol <3 & Thank you :)

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  13. Oh wow, This song will save your life sounds like a beautiful book. I have already added it to my TBR list because I like the idea of book sounds awesome. I like the sound of a main character who can make you laugh, but still has a beautifully sad story. Can't wait to try it!

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    1. This was truly a beautiful book, it's one of my favorites. I'm sure you will love this one :)

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