Monday, April 7, 2014

BLOG TOUR - TTYL by Bethany Lopez



Book 4

The last few months have been a rough road for Melissa. Her grades have slipped, her parents treat her like a prisoner, and her closest friends are too involved in their own lives to spend time with her. Desperate to escape her depressing funk, she starts spending more time with Layla, who introduces her to a new crowd...the wrong crowd. When Melissa starts to go down a dangerous path, can anyone get through to her before she does something she'll regret?

Yeah, not fair! I NEED the next book please!!! No seriously... Please?? 

This book was just as good as the others in this series and I think that once the series is complete they would be great in a box set. I had absolutely no problems reading this series. It's Young Adult Contemporary done right. I like the issues that are addressed and definitely want this series in paperback for my daughter. Not only do I think she would benefit but I think she would fall in love with the cast of characters just like I have. I like the journal approach and i like the storyline, it's very unique and easy to associate with real life. 

I highly recommend this series to any Young Adult and Teen readers! Five stars across the board, no doubt!

There were some shockers in this read for me and I was unsure how things were going to get better but I enjoyed the realistic feel of it all! I would definitely read this series again and am looking forward to the next installment!

5 of 5 stars

Book 1

Melissa begins her freshman year with one goal in mind, getting Brian Jackson to be her boyfriend. She will soon learn that things don't necessarily turn out the way you plan them, the value of true friendship, and the importance of family.

I really liked this!

Melissa is fourteen and just beginning high school and we get insight into her life through her journal. I like that concept. All journal entries yet we get a complete story.

The characters were really good although I thought that the sudden closeness of Layla and Melissa was unnecessary, especially since it didn't stick. I totally understood Jess' situation, but I don't see anything wrong with the Gothic style.

Anyways I was a little annoyed at how the relationship with Brian was such a huge focus for such a young girl. I do remember being boy crazy at that age though and I was pretty focused. The whole dating at that age was way new to me because I didn't get to date until I was eighteen!

I could relate to the four kids thing too. Although I have four siblings I grew up with just three of them so I got that part! :)

I really liked the story and I liked the POV too. I liked and disliked some of the characters but all in all this was a really good YA read!

 5 of 5 stars

Book 2
Melissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn't over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids. She, Jess, andJimmy are inseparable, and she is having a fantastic time although she can't help but miss Brian as she tries to learn how to deal with his relationship with Layla. Everything seems to be happening at once and that is when she is introduced to Ben Campbell, a senior at Dearborn High, who becomes an interesting distraction as he helps her deal with the new developments in her life.

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I really like this series alot. I like that it all takes place from Melissa's POV and in her journal. I like that it isn't necessarily about love but about Melissa. Her family and friends make a great cast of characters and it gets really interesting when she meets Ben but I was a bit miffed because of his age. But I liked the way the story played out and I will just say I am rooting for Jimmy.

The entire plot is good in this series and the descriptive nature that Missy writes in is easy to keep up with. I sped through this read and I was laughing at memories of being a fourteen year old fickle girl, so I get it!

I like the family dynamic and I love that issues are dealt with here. I think that it is a subject not broached enough. Love loved it!

I recommend this series to anyone who likes YA!!

 5 of 5 stars

Book 3
Melissa has had a fantastic summer hanging out with her friends and making new ones. Life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months?

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Oh my gosh! I was so shocked at the turn of events in this book! I cried seriously! 

I encountered alot of things in my teen years but never this sort of thing and it is so relevant and a brave subject to broach. I want to congratulate the author on capturing true life and putting it into these stories. This book in the series drew me in and I could not put it down! I am so proud of our MC right now and everything she has accomplished. It ends on a pretty good spot but I was happy i had the next book to read. 

I love this series and the characters are some of my favorites for sure!

 5 of 5 stars

 Book 1 - Ta Ta For Now


Book 2 - XOXOXO


Book 3 - Ciao


Book 4 - TTYL


Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.


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  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing the series. I'm so happy that you enjoy Melissa and her journey so far.

    1. Can't wait for the next book! It was my pleasure!