Saturday, September 6, 2014


EBR Guest Review: Heart Tales by Celine Garcia (Angela Vasquez)

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EBR Guest Reviewer: Angela Vasquez

Three charming tales of that never ending roller coaster called life, each one sure to pack a sweet punch of candy for the heart. One story involves a girl and a mystery box with handwritten song lyrics. The second follows a guy on the road with memories of the girl that got away, and finally a teen girl who can actually speak to the source of her angst…her heart.

Book Trailer:

Audio Frequency
Geraldine works the counter at Audio Frequency, a small music store that was once the hub of the local music scene. The best part of her day is a little brown box that is delivered to the store with song lyrics written inside, a playful guessing game between a mystery guy who seems to totally get her. Geraldine finds she is ready to make big changes at Audio Frequency and thankfully her best friend Sam just scored her a ticket to the biggest music benefit in town. Geraldine may get everything she wants when she discovers that her mystery guy may be at the event.
A sweet little story about friendship, expectations, and the leaps that must be made to take the love you want.

Legal U Turn

Gwen and Dean share an awkward drive home for their first college break because of convenience. But with hate comes a confiding friendship that may mean more to Dean. After his true feelings slip during a trip home, his friendship with Gwen ends abruptly and they don’t speak or see each other again.

Two years later Dean finds himself driving the same route he and Gwen used to take home years ago and it’s accompanied with the best memories of Gwen. A journey filled with a fun combo of memorable road trips and not so great first impressions causes Dean to wonder, is there a possibility of rekindling one of his greatest friendships?

Heart Set on You
A funny thing happened to Ellie when she woke after her heart transplant. Her donor didn’t exactly die. Instead he stayed behind to both of their confusion and can only be seen by Ellie. Ellie is unable to make friends at school and her only confidant is her heart donor, who she coincidentally nicknames Heart. After thinking she would always be socially challenged, she comes across someone who could change everything. Can this new someone help free Ellie and Heart from their bond? Or will new feelings arise that neither of them expected?

A unique story that reveals how friends can compliment and challenge each other told with fun sarcastic humor and heart.
(Taken from Goodreads)

Stars Given:(5 Stars)
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***this book was given to me by the author through Ethereal Book Reviews (Guest Reviewer Program)***

What a beautiful book, this is the kind of book that you grab from your bookshelf for especial moments. That you give to your daughter went she is upset for a boy, or you talk of it with your friends, these are 3 stories about love, and friendships, and really powerful and realistic relationships. Well maybe not all but the feelings were real.

What I like about this, was the fact that all the characters were friends at the beginning, and for me that's the best way to start a relation, because they know you, know what you like, what you hate, they accept you for who you are, your good and bad. My favorite was the last one, maybe because I'm weird and I like that freaky things, but I think it was because of the fact that Ellie was the only girl of my age, and I can relate on the feelings of being bully, and misunderstands, we all at one point feel the same.

Anyways all these stories were wrote beautifully, I like that it wasn't overwhelming, it was all the opposite I wanted more, I still do. 

My only concern was that it was too short; I want to read more, more story, and more about the ones who were already in it. Celine you did and amazing job, putting in words what love and friendship is, and what it can be. I'm looking forward for the next you're going to give us.

My favorite quote of the book

“That you can still love the way you wanted to with me. You always could, maybe you needed to love yourself first to know that. We were doomed before act one of this play hit the page, with me cast as the soul of your heart, but I can leave knowing someone out their in what I thought was a sucky world loved me. While you get to stay living in this world you can remember me and know you can be loved because you matter.”