Genre: Contemporary

Book Review: ‘The Poss..

Book Review: ‘The Possibility of Somewhere’ by Julia Day

Oh, where to even begin with Julia Day’s The Possibility of Somewhere? I wanted to like it, I really did. The cover is gorgeous, the summary sounded like every contemporary YA love story that I’ve fallen for repeatedly…it should have been instalove. Instead, I found myself giving The Possibility of Somewhere the stank eye more than once as I was reading, and it left me with a sour taste in my mouth when all was […]

September 6, 2016
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Book Review: ‘We Own the Night’ by Ashley Poston

We Own the Night by Ashley Poston is the kind of feel-good YA novel that most young-at-heart readers can get behind. It’s witty, youthful, and chock full of fresh-from-high school drama. But Poston included a lot of heart in her second novel in the Radio Hearts series, and that’s what makes We Own the Night so good. The novel follows Iggy, aka Ingrid North, aka Niteowl, a girl embarking on her summer after high school […]

July 11, 2016
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Book Review: ‘The Memory Book’ by Lara Avery

The Memory Book by Lara Avery was a delightful and heartbreaking surprise of a novel. Going into it, I wasn’t really sure just where I was going to fall on the love-it-or-hate-it scale, especially after my experience with Avery’s other novel A Million Miles Away, but I am totally team LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS now. Avery crafted a real gem with this novel, and I think there are a lot of people who will fall in […]

July 8, 2016
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Book Review: ‘The Unexpected Everything’ by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything was a book on my MUST HAVE IMMEDIATELY list since its cover was released, because what book doesn’t scream best summer read EVER when there are puppies and ice cream trucks on the front? And honestly, just as all of Matson’s other novels, it’s perfection on paper. Andie, an intense, do-it-all, Congressman’s daughter, is the character The Unexpected Everything is centered on. She’s driven, focused, and completely out of her element when […]

July 7, 2016
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Book Review: ‘The Heartbreakers’ by Ali Novak

Sometimes, like any other book lover, I just need a read like Ali Novak’s The Heartbreakers. It’s fluffy, fun, sappy, and just kind of perfect. Basically, The Heartbreakers is the kind of fun dream that everyone has, whether they admit it or not. Girl meets cute guy out of nowhere. Cute guy turns out to be a megastar. Girl and guy fall in love and a song gets written and everyone lives happily ever after. […]

May 6, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Anything You Want’ by Geoff Herbach

I feel really, really bad that I couldn’t finish Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach. Let me explain why. At first, I started reading and thought “Wow, this is not what I signed up for at all.” Taco, the main character, has such a childish, naive air about him that I almost felt like I was reading the narrative of a 10-year-old, not that of a high schooler-turned-soon-to-be-father. I just found his character to be […]

May 6, 2016
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Book Review: ‘My Kind of Crazy’ by Robin Reul

My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul is not the kind of book you read if you want to feel happy. This novel, while it has its moments of light-hearted fun, gets seriously dark at times. But those dark moments combine to make a compelling story with characters that you genuinely care about. It’s not a page-turner, by any means, but it’ll be a read you’ll finish. Hank Kirby has one goal in mind when […]

April 21, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Don’t Get Caught’ by Kurt Dinan

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan was a novel I couldn’t wait to start reading, and it turned out to be one of my favorite books of 2016 thus far. Prank wars, pop culture references, and life lessons fill the pages of this incredibly fun read, and I can’t wait to share with you all of the reasons why this is a novel you need to pick up. Don’t Get Caught is a first-person narrative told through […]

April 13, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Girl Online On Tour’ by Zoe Sugg

Girl Online On Tour, Zoe Sugg’s follow up to her massively successful first novel, Girl Online, kept the campy, corny feel of its predecessor while expanding Penny’s world view, something I appreciated as a reader. And that’s why Girl Online On Tour works. In this sequel, our favorite klutz Penny gets a taste of her rockstar boyfriend’s life, joining him on a three-week tour across Europe. What 16-year-old girl wouldn’t love that? But what was […]

April 8, 2016
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Book Review: ‘You Were Here’ by Cori McCarthy

I can honestly say that You Were Here by Cori McCarthy was absolutely nothing like I expected, and yet after finishing it, I can’t imagine this novel being anything other than what it is – a heartbreaking, yet uplifting, tale about loss, tragedy, and finding light in the darkest of places. I have to start off this review by stating that my excitement for this novel went IMMEDIATELY through the roof as soon as I […]

April 3, 2016
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