Ninja Girl, from Cookie O’Gorman

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Good day, lovelies! Welcome to my review for Ninja Girl, from Cookie O’Gorman! In case you’re recognizing the author’s name, you may have heard of Adorkable – a title that also awaits me on my KindleApp, haha! I received my copy from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and the time is upon us. Thank you so much, guys!! Let’s go =D

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Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But when Girls Night rolls around, Snow decides to prove to her friends (and herself) that she’s not just some boring tomboy. Impulsively, she kisses a hot stranger and even manages to escape his two security guards.

One stolen kiss…

Ash Stryker’s senior year sucks. His politician father pulled him out of Chariot High, separating him from his championship-winning soccer team. Now he’s stuck at a prissy private school with no friends, no team and no chance of being scouted. On top of that, thanks to the death threats his dad’s received, Ash has a security tail aka professional babysitters. When the mystery girl from the movies shows up at his school, rappelling from the rafters, Ash knows one thing: he won’t let her get away again.

One interesting job proposition…

After a seemingly random attack, Ash’s mother surprises everyone. She hires Snow to be Ash’s personal bodyguard until after the election. But can Snow’s kick-ass skills hold up against the rising threats to Ash’s family? More importantly, can Ash convince his ninja girl to screw ethics and kiss him again?

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Me after finishing this book:

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BOOK BLITZ + GIVEAWAY: Adorkable, by Cookie O’Gorman

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Hi, there! Last book blitz of the day and for a book that I want to cuddle with: Adorkable, by Cookie O’Gorman! This one is also from YA Bound Book Tours, it was their day over here, haha!

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Adorkable

by Cookie O’Gorman

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 31st, 2016

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Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

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HONESTLY, I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! It fits perfectly into my more than successful recipe for a perfect contemporary so far! *–* I wish I had been selected for the tour too, ugh! 😦

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You can find Adorkable in ebook format only for now 🙂

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And we have a killer excerpt! *–* I laughed hard already, haha!

“You’re not seriously going to listen to them,” I said flatly.

     “What else can I do?”

     “Becks, beware the dark side.”

     “What’s that supposed to mean?”

     “It’s a Yoda-ism,” I said, “and you know exactly what it means.  Becks, have you no shame?”

     “Nope,” he said, lifting the jersey over his head in one swift pull, causing a mixture of applause, screaming and appreciative sighs.

     I shook my head, struggling to keep my eyes north of his jaw line.

     “What can I say, Sal?” he said, backing away.  “It’s like that line from that show Oklahoma.  I’m just a guy who can’t say no.”  Flicking his jersey at one of the cheerleaders, he hot footed it out to center field, grinning all the while.  He gave a frowning Coach Crenshaw a swat to the backside, and then the team got down to business.

     I wrote down Becks’s quote, making a side note to include it in my next article, while the girl who’d caught Becks’s jersey gripped the shirt to her heart and pretended to faint.

     At least, I hoped it was pretend.

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And Cookie is such an awesome soul that she put together a playlist for the book! *–*

ADORKABLE Book Playlist

  • “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap
  • “Can You Tell” by Ra Ra Riot
  • “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson
  • “July Flame” by Laura Veirs
  • “So Insane” by Discovery
  • “The Trial of the Century” by French Kicks
  • “Hysteric” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • “Powerful Stuff” by Sean Hayes
  • “Call It Off” by Tegan and Sara
  • “Your Song” by Kate Walsh
  • “Nicest Thing” by Kate Nash
  • “Hyperballad” by Whitley
  • “Syrup & Honey” by Duffy
  • “Oh Boy” by Duffy
  • “She’s Got You High” by Mumm-Ra
  • “Heart Skipped a Beat” by The XX
  • “Tessellate” by Tokyo Police Club
  • “I’m With You” by The Stills
  • “Crash Into Me” by Dave Matthews Band (Live at Folsom Field, Boulder Colorado)

I’d love to know why not a single author that puts a playlist together includes Britney Spears, but okay.

the author

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Cookie O’Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas.

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The ADORKABLE Challenge

In Cookie’s own words:

I wanted to do something special and fun to celebrate the release of my debut novel ADORKABLE.  Since the book is all about the dorky, the awkward, and embracing your inner-nerd, I came up with the ADORKABLE Challenge!

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Take a picture of yourself being adorkable.

Step 2: Post that picture on social media (facebook, twitter, instagram etc.) with the hashtag #AdorkableChallenge.

Step 3: Enter the link to your picture in the Rafflecopter and earn as many extra entries as you can.

Step 4: Sit back and relax while 4 adorably dorky winners are randomly chosen :).

3 winning runners up will each receive: $10 Amazon gift card.

The ADORKABLE Challenge Champion will receive: $50 Amazon gift card.

 And that’s it!  If you’re adorkable and you know it, this is your time to shine.  I can’t wait to check out all of your pictures.  Now, show me your ADORKABLE!

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TIME TO SHINE, PEOPLE! Let’s be adorkable together! I’m already into the challenge 😀

That’s it, thanks for reading! Do you like nerd high school/college life books? *–*

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