Tag: contemporary

Book Review: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

Book Review: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

I kind of took a chance on this book. For one thing, it’s a Persuasion retelling and I’ve never read the source material. For another, it’s an adult contemporary romance, a genre from which I’ve read exactly zero books. Oh, and on top of that, I’ve never read a second-chance romance. The One That Got Away is all of these things I’m inexperienced with, but the blurb sounded cute and the setting of a castle in England sounded great. And […]

Posted August 18, 2017
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Book Review: Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger

Book Review: Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger

You know, I kind of had low expectations for Follow Me Back. I’ve not gotten along with any other WattPad success stories, so I was a bit apprehensive going into this. But I was so wrong, because from page one I was completely addicted to this story. The easy reading, the social media aspect, so much of this was incredibly compelling. I really enjoyed the way this depicted fame for pop singer Eric Thorn. Just a few months before this […]

Posted August 16, 2017
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Book Review: Such a Good Girl by Amanda K. Morgan

Book Review: Such a Good Girl by Amanda K. Morgan

This was SO good! I went into it knowing as little as possible – there is a student-teacher romance and a twist – and I totally recommend doing the same. So I’ll do my best to avoid plot things while telling you all the ways this was such an awesome thriller that you absolutely need to read. First of all, I loved Riley. She’s a type A overachiever, but turned up to an 11. She works really, really hard at […]

Posted July 7, 2017
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Book Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Book Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This book was incredible. I’ve been so excited for this for such a long time, and I’m happy to report that it lives up to its every promise. Eliza and Her Monsters was honest, passionate, and the kind of book whose themes and ideas will linger for a long time after you’ve closed the back cover. I’m the kind of person who lives on the internet. I grew up as the first generation of kids to have internet access. First […]

Posted June 8, 2017
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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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