Kissed (The Thorn Chronicals #1) by Kimberly Loth

Naomi is trapped within a cult and forced to do her father’s bidding until the threat of being married off to a disgusting bully has her trying to figure out a way to run away and find her aunt in Las Vegas.
She has a knack for comparing each person’s character to that of a particular rose.  Will the comfort of her greenhouse be enough to get her through this ordeal?
This is an intriguing story written in a young adult’s point of view and the narration was superb.  The ending took me by surprise!
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Just Like Me

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Just Like Me by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

This book came to me at just the right time.

When I was a kid, I used to pretend I was adopted and that some day my “real” parents would come and “rescue” me. Of course that never happened, but it was fuel for endless daydreams.

I have always been interested in genealogy and discovering my roots. My father has worked on tracing our lineage back and has discovered some surprises, and there is still a huge chunk of unanswered questions. Does that alter who I am at my core, though?

Just Like Me was written for a young adult audience by an adoptive mom of a Chinese daughter about a young girl and her cohorts at summer camp. Can they overcome their differences and learn to get along? What will Julia say for an article about her and her “Chinese sisters?”

It’s worth reading to the end to find out.

I received this book for free through a  Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.