Tag: contemporary

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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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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