Tag: contemporary

Book Review: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

Book Review: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

I was so excited when the approval on NetGalley came through for this book. There’s always been something to compelling to me about reading a bunch of privileged kids doing fucked up shit. But I’ve recently learned something about myself. I don’t actually like reading about a bunch of privileged kids doing fucked up shit. At least not anymore. The Most Dangerous Place on Earth is about a group of high school juniors who are all tied together by a […]

Posted January 26, 2017
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Book Review: With Malice by Eileen Cook

Book Review: With Malice by Eileen Cook

Yet another contemporary thriller cuts through my awful reading slump. I was hooked into With Malice from the jump. Something about Jill’s easy voice and the Amanda Knox vibes of the plot just kept me turning the pages when no other book has been able to do that for two months. So even though it wasn’t perfect, this book gets huge props from me. The story is consuming and easily-consumed. The first thing that really stood out to me as […]

Posted October 7, 2016
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Book Review: It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

Book Review: It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

Ahhhh I am so annoyed. I had high hopes for this sequel, but I ended up so disappointed. I was let down by 75% of what happened here and where I actually wanted it to go. It’s Not Summer Without You delivered in the drama and the angst – and actually a couple other surprising ways – but all in all, it brought the same flaws the first book had and didn’t improve upon them at all. Firs thing – […]

Posted July 21, 2016
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Book Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Book Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

I’m not really the type of person to pick up a “beach read” just because it’s summer. But for some reason, I just felt compelled by this cover and had to have it. You all know I’m not the biggest contemporary romance reader, but something light and summery was just what I needed this week. The Summer I Turned Pretty was highly emotional but also fun and didn’t take a lot of brain power to read, so I’m very happy […]

Posted July 13, 2016
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Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway for Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway for Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano

Hi guys! Welcome to my tour stop for Elle Cosimano’s latest book. I am a huge fan of Cosimano’s books, so I knew that I wanted to be a part of this tour. Keep reading to find out my thoughts on her latest, Holding Smoke. Also, if you are in the US, don’t forget to enter the giveaway below! book information Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | iBooks | The Book Depository review First of all, this premise […]

Posted May 4, 2016
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Book Review: Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann

Book Review: Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann

This was absolutely fantastic. I had high expectations for Ask Me How I Got Here because Heppermann’s 2015 release, Poisoned Apples is one of my all-time faves. So, knowing that, and knowing that this was going to be excellent, I do not say this lightly: this book blew me the fuck away. Once again, Heppermann uses verse to tell us her story. This time, instead of a collection of basically unrelated, solitary poems, the poems in Ask Me tell us […]

Posted April 20, 2016
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Book Review: Exit, Pursued By A Bear by E.K. Johnston

Book Review: Exit, Pursued By A Bear by E.K. Johnston

When I first learned this book was about sexual assault, I knew it would be my kind of book. As you all know, I absolutely love tearjerker contemporary books about people other than myself facing their lowest of lows. It is my go-to of genres; this is where I know the most and am most comfortable reading. I obviously had very high expectations – especially considering the stunning cover and perfect title – so I do not say this lightly: […]

Posted March 28, 2016
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