Tag: contemporary

Book Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Book Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

I’ve been sitting here staring at this blank screen for a while now. I’m not exactly sure how I’m supposed to review this. How do I put into words all the grief and heartache and fear and frustration this book brought out in me? I loved every second of it, but it ripped me apart and did not have the decency to put me back together. Nina LaCour just did an amazing job. As someone who has never lost someone […]

Posted April 7, 2017
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Book Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Book Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

I had no idea what I was in for when I picked up The One Memory of Flora Banks. I just knew the book had been calling to me, and as soon as I was granted access, I downloaded it and dived right in. I’m so happy I did so because I love books like this. It’s been a while since I read a convincing amnesia story. It seems that there’s always holes in the story. The amnesiac character always […]

Posted March 30, 2017
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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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