Posts Tagged: contemporary

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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

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

Bookish Lists 1

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 »

May 09
Review: By Your Side by Kasie West

Review: By Your Side by Kasie West

4 Stars, Reviews 6

I started reading By Your Side by Kasie West because I’ve been on a contemporary romance kick after reading Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson, and I desperately needed another dose of cuteness. By Your Side totally delivered, of course. This is only the second book I’ve read by Kasie West, the first being The Distance Between Us, and now I’m eager to read more of her books. Reading By Your Side immediately after reading Since You’ve Been Gone… Read more »

Feb 25
Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

5 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review ♥ Jennifer Niven HAS to be one of my new favorite authors. I’m actually pretty sure that I said this, or at least thought this, after reading All the Bright Places, but it is absolutely true now that I’ve read two of her books and completely adored them. After reading AtBP, I expected this book to be SAD, and there were definitely sad aspects of this book and tragic stuff, but overall, Holding Up the Universe has a super… Read more »

Feb 18
Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

4 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review ♥ I didn’t expect to like A List of Cages quite as much as I did, but I really enjoyed it and all the emotions it induced. Adam and Julian have the kind of mentor/friend relationship that most people long for. Adam is a senior in high school who takes Julian, a quiet fourteen year old, under his wing. Adam was previously partnered with Julian in elementary school as reading buddies, and when Julian startes seeing (or ditching,… Read more »