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Like You Care

(Devilbend Dynasty #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,396 ratings  ·  253 reviews
I am nothing.


I'd rather be invisible than deal with what happens on the days my classmates decide to acknowledge my existence.

But then Turner Hall shows up - all cool confidence and witty banter - and all of a sudden I don't want to be invisible any more. I want to be seen.

I want him to see me.

I'm not who he thinks I am but I'm starting to suspect he's not all he sa
Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published May 7th 2020 by Sonder Publishing Pty Ltd
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Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

I read the first half of Like You Care in the Bully Me: Class of 2020 Anthology and loved it. The storyline and the characters are fantastic. Kaydence Snow's writing style pulled me in from page 1 and kept my attention the whole way through. By the time I got to the end, I was obsessed with the hero and heroine, Tucker and Mena, and I couldn't wait for the full length novel to be released to find out their fate!

Now that I've read it, how do I feel about the book overall?

I loved it! It was e
The Book Bee
May 08, 2020 rated it did not like it
REVIEW: DNF AT 80% - skimmed to the end

I am so angry and so frustrated after reading this ridiculous story. I'm not going to beat around the bush and say something nice to offset the ridiculousness that this book offered me. First and foremost, this is nothing but a mean girl story with over the top exaggerated drama and actions by holier than thou teenaged girls, and a heroine that is literally TSTL. (I hate using that, but she fit the description perfectly) To top if off, I feel like I wasted
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "#DevilbendDynasty!!!" stars***


"He took a step forward, and I braced myself to find out if the boy I loved would be my salvation... or if my heart would be torn to shreds right along with my mind and soul."

Wow!!! Just wow!!!! This is my first book by Kaydence Snow, but I'm really impressed!!!!
You know how the book community these days are full of bully romances, which i freakin' love by the way, but with the boy usually bullying the girl and then they are falling for each

* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 5 Ride or Die Stars ~

This is my first book by Kaydence Snow, but I know it won’t be my last!!

This book blew my mind….I was left speechless after reading this story. I will warn readers out there, there were some really tough spots to read in this book.

My heart literally broke while reading Mena’s story, because I know that this type of behavior exists today in high schools everywhere. I truly just wanted to give Mena a huge hug and tell
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Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Bully romance books and I've read series by this author before. So when I saw this in one of my emails I immediately knew I wanted to read it. I may not immediately notice the cover, but I think it is cool. The story also sounds really good so I am very curious.

This book is not like any other bully book I have read, but what a rollercoaster this book is! I really enjoyed it a lot. I have to say that I had to get used to Mena in the beginning, but you often have that with a character that
Alicia Schultz
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kaydence Snow is a fresh voice in the bully academy genre, with characters so vivid they leap off the page and directly into your heart. Mena and Turner's story is full of angst and longing, and all those deliciously intense and painfully earnest emotions that surround first love. Mena's anxiety and fierce spirit make her instantly relateable, and Turner's earnest devotion is a joy to experience. And that ending gave me so many feels that even after immediately re-reading the book, I still canno ...more
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

Kaydence Snow is a new author for me and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I was really impressed from the get-go.

The writing style really drew me into the story. The narration was very inviting and smooth. I also really liked the plot of the story. This book shines a light on bullying and the effects it can have on people's lives. I really liked the
Heather Kerby
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book will suck you in, and spit you out with a "what did I just read?" reaction. This will make you go back to the beginning and start again!

This book looks at the dark side of life. Mena has been bullied most of her life at her public school, and does anything and everything to go unnoticed. She has low self-esteem, and doesn't want to make waves. Unfortunately the "popular" kids will not allow her to go unnoticed. She meets her new neighbor, Turner, without having to be seen. They develop
Karen Mc
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“You’re not nothing. You matter to me more than anything on this fucked-up world.”


Like You Care. A better title can’t exist for this bullying book that is both brutal and beautiful, bursting with loyalty and love. Cruel Intentions meets Mega Mean Girls in this unique and unputdownable bully romance that is truly special, a book that dares to be different in every way.

This is the tale of a strong but struggling teenage heroine, Mena, and the equally strong hero, Turner, who saves
Christina ( The MasqueReader )
I met Mena & Turner for the first time in the Bully Me: Class of 2020 anthology that came out a couple months ago. I only got to read half of the book in the anthology but I was hooked and I needed to know exactly what happened. This book had secrets, bullies and dangerous situations lurking around the corner. I think this was honestly one of the worst bully situations I’ve read and it hooked me in the prologue. I did feel that it kind of slowed down a bit for the first few chapters but it picke ...more
All Booked Out
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it

Like You Care is a high school bully romance that wasn’t overly dark, although that prologue had me preparing for a lot worse. The plot was great, and it progressed in a way that it didn’t feel rushed or exaggerated.

My heart broke for Mena and the bullying she endured. As a victim of bullying in high school myself, I really connected with her and felt her pain and suffering. I felt so angry at what she had to endure and just wanted to reach through my kindle and give her a big hug. I lo
Wendy *cr8zysockbookblock*
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it

Oh my heart!! I’ve got a girl crush! Y’all I love Mena! This character is amazing. I can’t even imagine all this poor girl went though. Oh the tears I shed for her, but she was surviving the best way she could. By being invisible. She got stronger as the book went on in my opinion.

When Turner moved in next door I just loved how she was able to be with him, it was behind a screen but she was a fun and normal teenager with a crush and the connection between them made my heart flut
HANNAH (Books, Films, and Tea)
Like You Care by Kaydence Snow was an amazing YA romance! Philomena, aka Mena, is a shy high schooler who has been bullied all her life because of a port wine stain birthmark on her face. Right before the start of her senior year of high school, she meets and starts talking to her new neighbor, Turner, behind a screen that separates them on their balconies. Turner and Mena have a great connection and she really likes him, but is worried about what he'll think if he sees the real her. As school b ...more
☆Tweety ~ purplebass ☆

Like You Care is the first book of the Devilbend Dynasty, and it's set in high school. I would consider it YA, but a mature YA, since the main protagonist Mena is a teenager but she's very mature for her age.

She has issues with herself and how others perceive her, but she tries to be positive despite everything. At first you don't know what is burdening her and you just understand that she's about to start school again and she dreads it. She just wants to be have a rea
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it

This was my first ARC from the author. I've also never read anything from her before so I didn't know what to expect. All I know was that I was excited because it's a bully, mature YA romance.

This is probably just me but... I don't know, it was such a slow burn and didn't pick up until the middle. I didn't like the heroine because I felt like she was being weak on purpose. What happened to her happened because she hadn't really been persistent in telling anybody herself, and although I'm no
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like You Care by Kaydence Snow is the first book in the Devilbend Dynasty series, and it has been perfectly named.

The emotion from the prologue is so gripping that I already felt heartbroken for what was possibly coming in this story. The emotions (good and bad) just keep building throughout this story, which eventually lead to teary eyes for me.

Mena’s character is well written, as are the other characters in the story and key parts they each play. Mena’s experiences of bullying whilst also be
Sunny Shelly Reads
I first read Like You Care as part of the Bully Me charity anthology, and I was hooked on Turner and Mena's sweet romance. So I was anxious to jump into the full novel and see what happens where the novella left off!

From opposite sides of their apartment balcony, these two high school seniors got to know one another in the purest of ways: by talking. Mena is definitely at an advantage as she's figured out who Turner is amongst her high school classmates -- but he is clueless that the girl next d
Daisy Delfin
Jul 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, ya
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⇝ b ⇝
May 16, 2020 rated it did not like it
Kaydence Snow missed the mark with this one.

» pacing: too rushed; you don’t get to know the characters well enough to care about them
» plot was just dumb
» if someone you’re interested in is a bystander for bullying, they gotta go: this includes the H & the h’s cousins

I’m really disappointed that someone like KS, who’s written some awesome stories, wrote this mess.
Rhonda Ziglar
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 EMOTIONAL TOUGH STARS!! The feels in this high school bully book was off the charts. Mena and Turner's story starts in a beautiful way, it was perfect and new to me. Their story is full of secrets with some mystery and will have you turning pages quickly. I read this book in one sitting. Looking for high school bully book look no further. ...more
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book I’ve been waiting for!

This is my most anticipated read and let’s just say that as expected, it was an excellent story. When I first read the preview of this book in the Bully Me Anthology, I knew that I need to read this book. So, I’ve waited weeks and when I got the ARC, I immediately read it without wasting any time. I devoured this book in one day and there’s no regret.

This story isn’t like those typical bully romances in which the hero bully the heroine, and they slowly fall in love
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Like You Care is by a new to me author so I wasn't exactly sure what kind of story I would be reading.

It's a bully romance but it's different from all the other bully romances I've read to date.

It's brutal at times. For every step Mena takes forward, there is someone to push her three steps back.

Then there is the other storyline that I wish would have been drug out a little more because it was suspenseful and nail biting.

This book intrigued me and I can't wait to see what direction the autho
Irma *Irma The Book Whisperer*
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it

My first book by Kaydence Snow and certainly not last.

All those who know me, would tell you that I'm a sucker for bully romances. I love angst and tension, and I feel like I get so much of that in this genre.

Like You Care is a bully romance. Mena has been bullied since forever. She has been bullied for so long, that it even doesn't faze her no more, which is so sad.

The only light in her life is doing her make up. She does like a pro and it's her gulity pleasure. Up until she gets a new neighb
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Mena (Philomena) is tormented daily by the more than mean girls and guys at her school, all because she has one birthmark on her face, and because she's not from the rich side of town. But this is not the kind of bullying you may be used to hearing about, it's much, much worse, and poor Mena faces it all alone. She knows she can't tell her parents because it would necessitate them leaving their jobs that keep the rent barely paid and food barely on the table, to come to the school
I read the first half of "Like You Care" in the "Bully Me" anthology that released earlier this year and was eager to read the second half to see what happened with Mena and Turner and all of the little breadcrumbs dropped in the first half. I liked the concept of their meeting - not seeing each other or knowing who the other was at first - but a lot of their getting to know each other was done off page so when they expressed strong feelings for the other I wasn't feeling it like they were, and ...more
Holly Elise
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first time reading Kaydence Snow, and I thoroughly enjoyed her work. Her writing style is smooth, consistent, simple and flows well, which allows for a quick and easy read and keeps your focus on the book. It is a really good quality to have as a writer.

Mena definitely isn't the kind of FMC that I am used to reading, but it was kind of nice to have a change. Mena was more realistic and true to life than a lot of the FMC's that I've read recently, and that was refreshing. It was beca
Laura G/ _page.turner
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After being introduced to Mena and Turner in the Bully Me anthology, I quickly became obsessed with them, instantly drawn in to their story. Now after finally getting my hands on their entire story, I can tell you it was worth the wait!

Mena is this sweet girl who is so openly and cruelly hated at her school, Devilblend North High School. My heart broke for her, but I was so angry on her behalf too. Upon meeting new neighbor Turner one evening, in the cover of darkness, the two quickly form a dee
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
Snow just wreaked me with this book! The prologue really sucks you in, you're dying to know what's happening. I loved Mena! Snow introduced me to something that I was never even aware of with this book and It completely stole my heart! This bully book will have you ready to square up! These girls are savage and so jealous! I would have loved to knock them down a peg for sweet Mena! Snow ripped all my emotions out! There’s also a lot of mystery surrounding Turner, lots of secrets being kept! And ...more
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
*Received ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Full review on my blog
Rating: 4 Stars!

This is a Bully romance but it is not the guy (Turner) bullying the girl (Mena)

This was my first Kaydence Snow book and I was not disappointed at all! This story is so heart-wrenchingly beautiful!

I'm not going to lie though, Turner was not my favorite. I didn't really care about him as a character but I did appreciate what he felt for and did for Mena.

I absolutely adore Mena and se
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