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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Corralling the Stones, Part 1: The Chase - Ava Mitchell, Sydney Holiday Lily, Ethan and Jackson's book is a fairly good story so far. It is somewhat repetitive and I can think of no reason other than $$$ that it is being sold as two books. It certainly seems like it could have been edited down to one and would have been a better book. There are a number of loose ends but since I am only halfway through the story I am willing to accept that. There is one thing that kind of bugs me I cannot believe Jackson didn't remember driving the car into the lake. It hasn't been that many years since it happened and boys don't usually forget things about cars - especially not driving them into lakes! I can believe he forgot who restored the car. Teens can sometimes be self-centered and dense temporarily. But I can't buy him forgetting driving it into the lake.For now I am reserving judgment. I'll likely edit this review after reading the second half of the story.