Posts By: Jessica

Aug 19
Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

4 Stars, Reviews 0

OH BOY. So I really didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. The plot was definitely what caught my attention because the main characters meet online and then become romantically involved. That’s not a spoiler, I promise. But then the blurb on the back also had some cheesy and predictable lines about Bailey having an archnemesis who just happens to be “irritatingly hot”and whoops surprise they fall in love. Yeah… totally seen that line before and totally read… Read more »

Aug 15
Top Ten Non-YA Recommendations for YA Readers

Top Ten Non-YA Recommendations for YA Readers

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I almost exclusively read YA, as I have for years, but occasionally I do venture into adult books. Although, in the past, it hasn’t been of my own free will. I typically read non-YA only for my literature classes. So that limits my scope a bit to the literary fiction category. Despite that limited scope, I’m going to recommend ten Non-YA books that every YA reader should consider reading. What I love MOST about YA is the exploration of so… Read more »

Jul 22
Review: Little Forevers by Katie Kaleski

Review: Little Forevers by Katie Kaleski

2 Stars, Reviews 0

Little Forevers was a let down for me. First, I must mention that I read an Advanced Reader Copy of the book, so there were still edits to be made to the version I read before it would be released. That means the final version could be better than my copy. But even so, I think this book was poorly edited and that the writing was not up to my expectations. Despite that, I still enjoyed the plot, characters, romance,… Read more »

Jul 18
Top 5 Books I Would Rate Differently Today

Top 5 Books I Would Rate Differently Today

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I’ve noticed that I mostly rate books with 3 or 4 stars. I don’t know why. Maybe I’m both difficult to extremely disappoint and impress when it comes to books, so I just typically dump all books into the 3 or 4 star category. Who knows? Anyway, noticing that made me think about what books I would rate differently now, or if I had read them today. So without further ado, here are 5 books I would rate differently: 1. Insurgent… Read more »

Jul 12
Why ‘The Bold Type’ May Be My New Favorite Show

Why ‘The Bold Type’ May Be My New Favorite Show

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I’m a show repeater. I rarely ever watch new shows. When I do decide to watch a new show, it’s after the first season has already aired. I don’t like waiting each week for new episodes. Plus, I  just like the comfort of re-watching my favorite characters and knowing exactly what is going to happen. So when I decided to watch The Bold Type’s series premiere, it was because it sounded exactly like my type of show. (Get it?) While I… Read more »

Jul 11
June Update | Favorite Moments, Blog Stats, and Popular Posts!

June Update | Favorite Moments, Blog Stats, and Popular Posts!

Blog & Life Updates 2

Hello! I hope everyone’s month of June went well. If you live in the US, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! June went by SO quickly! I can hardly believe I’ll be going back to school in less than two months now. While I’m pretty excited to start classes, I’m bummed the summer is flying by so quickly. Let’s talk about June! I’ve decided to look back at blog stats, posts, and some of my favorite moments… Read more »

Jul 04
Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

3 Stars, Reviews 0

I’ve read many of Ellen Hopkin’s over the years and I’ve enjoyed almost all of them. Hopkins’ writing style is so unique and unlike what you usually see when reading YA fiction, and that’s because Ellen writes her YA books mostly in verse. I love this. However, this time around, I just couldn’t really love this book or its characters. The Plot ♥ Ariel is used to living on the run, except she’s never been aware that that’s what it’s been…. Read more »

Jul 01
Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Caraval has gotten a lot of hype since it’s release. Which is maybe  why I’m struggling to write this review. First, let me say that I absolutely loved reading this book. It kept me captivated until the last page and left me wanting more! However, I also feel a little let down in some ways. Plot ♥ The plot of Caraval is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Which could possibly be due to the fact that I don’t often read fantasy,… Read more »

Jun 29
Mick and Michelle [Cover Reveal]

Mick and Michelle [Cover Reveal]

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Mick & Michelle Nina Rossing Published by: Harmony Ink Press Publication date: October 31st 2017 Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Young Adult Fifteen-year-old Mick Mullins has a great life: his parents are sweet, his sister is tolerable, and his friendships are solid. But as summer descends on Queens, he prepares to turn his carefree existence upside down by disclosing a secret he has kept long enough. It’s time to work up the courage to reveal that he is not a boy, but… Read more »

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

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

Bookish Lists, Top Ten Tuesday 2

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 »