Posts Tagged: Sarah Dessen

Jul 18
Top 5 Books I Would Rate Differently Today

Top 5 Books I Would Rate Differently Today

Bookish Lists 5

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 »

May 30
My Top Ten Most Anticipated 2017 Books

My Top Ten Most Anticipated 2017 Books

Bookish Lists, Top Ten Tuesday 14

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 »

Jun 21
Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

3 Stars, Reviews 0

After having read all of Sarah Dessen’s books, thinking back on them, This Lullaby was different. Remy, our main character, was bold and daring which contrasts a bit with the usual protagonist we see in Dessen’s work. At first, I thought that maybe I was just overthinking the differences since it’s been awhile since I’ve read her other works, but while skimming her website, Sarah says something similar about Remy being different for her too.  I thought this was kind of… Read more »

Dec 19
Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Every time I find out Sarah Dessen is releasing a new book I freak out and get super excited… but of course these announcements are always wayyy too early and by the time the book is released I forget because clearly my memory is a mess. If you guys remember the giveaway we hosted a few weeks ago, the winner, Anjanette, choose Saint Anything as the prize, and it fortunately reminded me that I also wanted to read this book. (Anjanette,… Read more »

Nov 05
Book Outlet Haul!

Book Outlet Haul!

Book Haul 2

Hello everyone! A small while back, I discovered bookoutlet.com, and it wasn’t until about a week ago when I actually placed an order, because obviously I have no self control when it comes to books… or pizza. But you know what I’m sayin’. Book Outlet is an online book store that sells bargain books at greatly discounted prices. Their selection isn’t the most varietal, but they have lots of sales and new books coming in all the time! So what are… Read more »

Jan 10
Review: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Review: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

4 Stars, Reviews 0

I went through a phase a few years ago where all I read was Sarah Dessen. I’ve read every single one of her books, except This Lullaby which I purchased the audio book of, but somehow lost it… but that’s another story. Point is, I was addicted to reading all things by Dessen, so of course, I read Lock and Key with huge expectations. I wasn’t disappointed. The main thing I love about Sarah Dessen’s books are the characters. They’re… Read more »

Oct 12
Review: The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen

Review: The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen

4 Stars, Reviews 0

I really liked the plot, the story, the voice, but I had a really hard time taking to the characters, aside from Emaline, who I only started to like towards the end. It’s not that I thought they were bad characters, because they weren’t. They were great, as are most, if not all, of Sarah Dessen’s characters, but I found it hard to relate to any of them. I found myself against most of their choices, actions, etc. Other than… Read more »

May 08
Double Review: Keeping the Moon & Just Listen

Double Review: Keeping the Moon & Just Listen

4 Stars, 5 Stars, Reviews 2

Title: Keeping the Moon Author: Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary Series: — Length: 228 Publication: May 11th 2004 by Speak Source: Barnes&Noble Other:– Summary: Colie expects the worst when she’s sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast-first for being fat and then for being “easy”-Colie has no friends at home and doesn’t expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina. But then she lands… Read more »