Posts By: Jessica

Jun 27
My Best Books of 2017 So Far [Top Ten Tuesday]

My Best Books of 2017 So Far [Top Ten Tuesday]

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Since I’ve only read about 30 books this year, it feels unfair to list ten, or even five, books for this category. All of these books are contemporary YA, unfortunately. I love contemporary YA but I feel like I absolutely need to branch out a bit with the genres I read. These are my top 5 star rated reads this year! Here are my three best books of 2017! 1…. Read more »

Jun 24
Let’s Talk About Periods in YA

Let’s Talk About Periods in YA

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Personally, my period is something that I talk about frequently. I mean, how could I not? It happens so often. And while I absolutely wished it was something that occurred less often (ugh cramps are the worst), I wish it was a topic YA discussed MORE often. Because it’s a part of life. Even those that do not menstruate are affected or influenced – they are sure to know someone who does, whether that’s their parent, friend, or significant other. So… Read more »

Jun 20
Top Six Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t [Top Ten Tuesday]

Top Six Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t [Top Ten Tuesday]

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Hello! June is almost over and I feel super weird about it. I started my editorial internship two weeks ago so I’ve been busier than usual. It is also why I’m rushing to write this post at noon today (Tuesday) rather than having it scheduled to be up at 8am today like usual. Oh well. It is also why this list only has SIX lovely items instead of ten…. Read more »

Jun 13
Roar by Cora Carmack | Nerd Blast {Giveaway}

Roar by Cora Carmack | Nerd Blast {Giveaway}

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Hosted by JBN Synopsis ♥ In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them. Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to… Read more »

Jun 10
Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

5 Stars, Reviews 2

The Hate U Give is SUCH a powerful and emotional book. It’s nearly impossible to express just how much this book made me feel. It’s rare to come across a book that does so much in such an unbelievably great way. Angie Thomas manages to create a moving, powerful story with a message that NEEDS to be heard. But at the same time, she incorporates so many elements of everyday teenage life – friends, school, romantic relationships, familial relationships. LITERALLY… Read more »

Jun 06
Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

4 Stars, Reviews 0

The Infinite Sea wasn’t quite as good as The 5th Wave. Although I thoroughly enjoyed The Infinite Sea, I was really hoping to have the same reading experience that I had with the first book. Both followed a similar pattern in the plot, so it wasn’t like the sequel was off topic or anything. BUT, when I read the first book I stayed up all night long reading. I finished it in one sitting. So I was a bit disappointed when I wasn’t as… Read more »

May 30
My Top Ten Most Anticipated 2017 Books

My Top Ten Most Anticipated 2017 Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish There’s so many amazing books being released this year! It was nearly impossible to pick my top ten most anticipated 2017 books. BUT, I managed to narrow it down to ten. Here are my most anticipated 2017 books (in no particular order)! 1. Lucky In Love by Kasie West In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems… Read more »

May 23
5 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love ‘The Breakfast Club’

5 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love ‘The Breakfast Club’

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This post was originally going to be “5 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love 80’s Teen Movies,” but that was just too broad and specific at the same time. For starters, I feel like I didn’t need to limit it to any particular decade. The angst and problems the teens face in the Breakfast Club are timeless, although the 80’s were pretty awesome in terms of movies (and music). Also, The Breakfast Club just has a certain vibe that not… Read more »

May 20
Review: It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

Review: It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

4 Stars, Reviews 2

It Started with Goodbye is CUTE! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I love that its a modern take on the Cinderella fairy tale. However, I felt like it was lacking a bit in terms of depth. Don’t get me wrong, this is a wonderful story that has a some awesome characters. WHO HAVE FUN HOBBIES. AND A CUTE SHIP. I just kept expecting there to be some greater level of meaning at some point, but there wasn’t. That’s okay, though…. Read more »

May 16
Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

5 Stars, Reviews 4

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour made me want to go on a road trip so much! This is the kind of road trip book I’ve been looking for! Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour started off a bit slow. Since the first few pages are kind of like an info dump, it took me longer to become invested in the story. Right from the start, it’s pretty clear that something tragic has happened to Amy, but the details are unclear. Soon though, we… Read more »