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Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Candida Hopper

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (The Italian Saga, #4)Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga)
by Gaia B Amman

In this book Leda and Nico are a little bit older and with that comes more peer pressure. Leda gets more of an understanding as to why Nico is the way he is. Leda finds herself questioning when is a good time to decide to have sex, it seems everyone has a different opinion on this subject. The author did a wonderful job touching on some difficult issues that I thought were handled very well. The things some of these characters go through are a very realistic depiction of what a lot of teens go through. The detail written of different places in Italy they traveled to made me feel like I was there. This book is well written, and I couldn’t help but get invested in these characters. I recommend this book.

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Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (The Italian Saga, #4)Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman

5-Stars

Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman was amazing. Leda is in her teens and she thinks she is in love with Nico but something happens which causes betrayal and pain. This leaves her with trust issues. She later meets Ange and the two explore new things and a relationship together. Reading how their relationship builds was sweet, frustrating, and at time hilarious. Nico is still on of my ever present on again off again favorites but Ange grew on me. Lena’s teenage experience took me back to my own teenage years. I loved her various reactions and how her friend dynamic changed. She is such an amazing main character. If you haven’t read any of the books in this series I highly recommend it. This is one of my favorite out of the series. Easy 5-Stars.

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Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (The Italian Saga, #4)Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman

Wow What a story, I highly recommend if you haven’t already read the previous books in this series to read them as they follow Leda. First off teenage years can honestly suck and you have to make the best of any situation. There’s peer pressure and raging hormones and it’s hard enough adjusting to all the changes a teenager goes through. With that being said I found myself a bit emotional at times with everything Leda was dealing with. She’s in love with Nico who is considered a bad boy. Leda isn’t read to go to all the way, will he wait ? Will she change for him? Find out what happens next in this series absolute must read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces Book 2) by Jean Gill – Review by Angela Hayes

Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces #2)Arrows Tipped with Honey by Jean Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Arrows Tipped With Honey is the second book in the Natural Forces series by Jean Gill. As this is my first read from Ms. Gill, I really didn’t know what to expect from her writing. But the premise intrigued me, as did the cover. So, I took a chance and grabbed myself a copy. I didn’t initially register that this is book two to a continuing series, but a short way into the story I realised- and so I closed and set aside this book while I went back to read book one, first. So, if you haven’t read book one yet, I highly recommend reading that story before embarking on this book. This story continues from book one, so there is a lot of important information, backstory, and character details in the first book- which will enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of this story.
This is a very original and imaginative YA fantasy adventure story- with action, drama, political intrigue, magic, danger, and a little romance. There’s a bit of a dystopian feel to this fantasy- and it’s all brought to life by Ms. Gill’s superb world-building abilities.
It is a wonderfully detailed and descriptive story- so much thought, skill, heart, and soul was put into the creation of this book. Reading was more like ‘watching’ everything unfold, as the imagery was so well crafted. From the characters, to the scenery, and all the other captivating details, I could see and ‘feel’ it all.
There were emotive elements, as well as times when I was held in suspense wondering how things would play out. I read the two books back to back and enjoyed every minute. The ending has me clamouring to get my hands on Book Three ASAP!
Fantastic!

Thank you, Jean Gill!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces Book 2) by Jean Gill – Review by Jonell Collins

Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces #2)Arrows Tipped with Honey by Jean Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Just wow! I don’t mind telling you, I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting. Because….Yes it is that good. This is a story about perfection. Who says what perfection is? Is it the same for all? Should it be? And if it’s not what happens to the “others”? Such great characters and such a wonderful world the author has led us to. Although Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces Book 2) by Jean Gill is the second of this series, it was my first read through this world. I will be rectifying that issue before dawn tomorrow. In many ways this book reflects some of the social change that is going on in our world today, but it is so skillfully written you almost don’t notice. If you are looking for a great adventure….Read this Book!

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Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Michelle Austin

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (The Italian Saga, #4)Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time
(The Italian Saga #4) by Gaia B. Amman was a great 5 star read.

We start where we left off in the previous book. This is Leda’s story told in her POV about her first time and the emotions that she deals with, among other things. Nico is Leda’s best friend and the man she has feelings for. Problem is he’s not always nice to Leda. Can she get past the trust issues?

There is so much more to this great read. Leda grows up to be a beautiful young woman and we get a great final book in the series. We get all the teen issues, eating disorders and so much more. My emotions were all over the place, I was laughing and crying at times. We get lots of great characters that added a great element to the story. If you’re looking for a great coming of age series with wonderful characters this is the one for you. 1-click and get started today.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Heather Lovelace

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (The Italian Saga, #4)Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Amman is a very gifted storyteller which is further evidenced in this installment in her Italian Saga. I anticipated a very interesting exploration of a poignant time for most and I was certainly not disappointed. I love the added layer of a foreign (to me) culture and upbringing. Very richly detailed and some great characters. Recommend reading this in series order for best understanding.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Jenni Bishop

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (The Italian Saga, #4)Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B. Amman is a YA story of a young woman who finds boys and first-time love and giving in to a sexual experience. As with the other books it is honest and raw and Gaia’s fictional tale of a younger self through her childhood/teens/womanhood, set in beautiful Italy. It deals with expectations and insecurities and exploring different things.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces Book 2) by Jean Gill – Review by Katie Matthews

Arrows Tipped with Honey (Natural Forces #2)Arrows Tipped with Honey by Jean Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I remember when I first read book 1 in the series I wasn’t sure I was going to like it – a book about bees – but I was pleasantly surprised so when I saw book 2 I wanted to see where the author was taking the story and again I enjoyed it. It’s still not the type of book I would normally read but I really like the author’s detailed writing, it is very vivid and descriptive. I actually think I enjoyed this story a little more than the first, the characters were great to read about and follow their adventure and the story had quite a few layers to it which I enjoyed. It tied in well to book 1 and definitely answered some of the questions that I had in my head after I had finished it!
A great read that I highly recommend! Book 1 needs to be read first.

@katiem
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Sex-O-S; The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (Italian Teens, novel 2, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time (The Italian Saga, #4)Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sex-O-S: The Tragicomic Adventure of an Italian Surviving the First Time is the next book in the Italian Teens series by Gaia B Amman. It should be read following Forget Nico, in order to get the backstory. The whole series follows Leda, an Italian teenager in a coming of age story. Leda is a teenager now and has experienced her first heartbreak and big breakup. Now she is on to her first long term, serious relationship. She is torn between being a “good girl” and experiencing sex like her friends. She struggles with acceptance and love, and many aspects of her relationship. She is dating an older boy, and with that, comes it own struggles. I love that it is based on a true story, and is brutally honest, relevant to the age of the characters. It deals with real issues girls this age have. Including crushes, love, loosing virginity, pregnancy, and eating disorders. Despite the heavy topics, it is done in a tasteful way that keeps the reader interested but not upset. There are a lot of emotions felt throughout this book, from the characters to the reader. I highly recommend the series and have been thoroughly enjoying it.

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