Posts By: Jessica

Jul 02
Review: That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton

Review: That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton

4 Stars, Reviews 4

**There maybe might be spoilers… it’s kind of hard to discuss this book without spoilers, so… you’ve been warned.** I was expecting this book to be emotional, but mostly I was expecting it to make me sad like The Outsiders did. I guess in a way it did make me sad, but it made me more angry than anything, and incredibly annoyed. “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” Bryon… Read more »

Jun 17
Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

5 Stars, Reviews 2

Ask the Passengers is funny and honest, and an experience I will never forget. While it doesn’t exactly tackle anything new, the style and voice of A.S. King is unique and perfect. Add that to her ability to weave in a bit of magic, and it’s hard to doubt that Ask the Passengers is anything but original. Astrid Jones is struggling. Her family… well, it’s safe to say it sucks, her friends are pushy, and her town is small. Small-minded, mostly,… Read more »

Jun 16
It’s Been Five Thousand Years!

It’s Been Five Thousand Years!

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Okay, maybe not five thousand years. But it has been months since I’ve posted or done anything blog related. And I am so sorry! Please forgive me! How have you guys been? I’ve been alright. To catch everyone up, March was Strung Out On Books’ blogiversary (and my birthday!) which I unfortunately missed. I planned on doing a giveaway, but since that’s passed already I’ve been thinking of a new occasion to host a giveaway. I’m thinking a it’s-finally-summer giveaway could be… Read more »

Feb 14
Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

4 Stars, Reviews 3

plot The Distance Between Us was funny, sweet, and somewhat emotional. Caymen Meyers lives day to day working in her mother’s Doll Store because they can’t afford to hire any additional employees. When Caymen’s favorite customer sends her grandson, Xander, in to pick up a doll for her, a new relationship between the two starts to bloom. characters Caymen was smart, witty, and so sarcastic! It was wonderful and hilarious! I love sarcastic characters! I loved pretty much everything about Caymen, except… Read more »

Feb 08
Interview with Author Kyleigh Castronaro

Interview with Author Kyleigh Castronaro

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Hey guys! Kyleigh Castronaro, author of the Grace of Gods series, agreed to do an interview with me! We had a lots of fun discussing her books, writing habits, and she even shared her dream cast for the characters in her books!  You can find the interview below to read Kyleigh’s responses! About Kyleigh Castronaro Kyleigh Castronaro is the author of the debut series Grace of Gods. She is a self-published author who tackles many of her projects entirely on her own…. Read more »

Feb 05
Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

4 Stars, Reviews 20

plot Anna and the French Kiss was so CUTE. It was adorable and I couldn’t hold back my squeals of enjoyment. I’m such a sucker for cutesy romance. The book starts off with Anna being super bummed and annoyed that her father (a cheesy romance writer who just hit big success) was shipping her off to a boarding school in Paris. Anna quickly makes friends, though, and starts to see that maybe Paris isn’t so bad… especially if a little… Read more »

Jan 31
Review: Gods Save the Princess by Kyleigh Castronaro

Review: Gods Save the Princess by Kyleigh Castronaro

4 Stars, Reviews 0

plot A perfect continuation from Ode to the Queen, Gods Save the Princess follows Valentina as she struggles with adapting from the horrors of her mortal life to the glamour of being a Greek Goddess living on Olympus… but things aren’t always glamorous once she’s kidnapped and finds herself stumbling in the Underworld. While the first book in the Grace of Gods series was focused heavily on the characters and had little plot development, Gods Save the Princess fully makes… Read more »

Jan 29
How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

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Last week I was updating the feedback for some of the ARCs I read on Netgalley and there’s always an option to say whether or not you’d purchase a copy, and I started to think about how I click ‘no’ more often than ‘yes’ and how that doesn’t always reflect my opinion on the book itself. Sometimes it reflects the status of my wallet or the lack of room on my bookshelves. Typically, I only buy a finished physical copy… Read more »

Jan 20
Top Ten Books I Would Have Loved if They Weren’t Required School Reading

Top Ten Books I Would Have Loved if They Weren’t Required School Reading

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I tend despise things that I am required to do. It’s a little ridiculous. I could just choose to not do them, but there’d be consequences. Like not reading A Tale of Two Cities would have resulted in very bad grades and a failed test, and I start to panic when I think about abandoning homework assignments because I’m a nerd. Anyway, I almost always end up hating the books I have to read for school. I often start off enjoying them, but then… Read more »

Jan 16
Life of a Blogger: Bad Habits

Life of a Blogger: Bad Habits

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I’m a day late with this post, but who cares? (I do. I so totally do. It bugs me. I promise to post the meme on time next week lol!) My Worst Habit: picking at my nails. The one habit I have never been able to break is messing with my nails. I sometimes bite them, but I have strayed away from that in recent years, so now I pick at my cuticles and nails (often until they bleed! Ouch,… Read more »