Genre: Realistic Fiction


Nov 01
Blog Tour: Book Revew – The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Blog Tour: Book Revew – The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Blog Tours, Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★★

One Line: Completely unputdownable! Such a fantastic and amazing book. In My Opinion: Must. Read. NOW! Nicola Yoon surprised me with her first book, Everything, Everything. I really enjoyed that one. However, she knocked it out of the park with this book. Hands down, The Sun is Also a Star is one of my favorite reads of 2016, and possibly ever. I always preface reviews of YA contemporary books by… Read more »

Apr 25
Book Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Book Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★½

One Line: Simply put, a MUST READ! In My Opinion: Add to cart! Once again, you all know how I feel about YA Contemp, so I love it when I find those gems that I not only enjoy, but also really love. This is actually my first Lord book and I’m very pleased. Her writing is very engaging, her characters (at least in this book) are so relatable, and the… Read more »

Sep 16
Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

One Line: A unique and interesting book that’s pretty hard to put down. What I Loved: Maddy was the star of the book and I genuinely liked her. Her view on the world, limited as it was, was great. She’s book lover, so that’s already a plus in her favor. She also has a Tumblr book blog and her one-lined reviews were spot on and entertaining. I also really loved… Read more »

Jul 20
Book Review: Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

Book Review: Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★½

One Line: Such a touching and emotional read. In My Opinion: Add to cart! This was my first book by Kirby and I really liked it. Everyone deals with loss in different ways and there’s no absolute way to do it. For Quinn, she coped with the loss of Trent by needing to know where his organs were now and how they helped those lives he saved. I can definitely… Read more »

Jul 15
Book Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Book Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★

One Line: I loved everything about this book. In My Opinion: Add to cart! I’ve read a few kidnapping books in my past and I have to say that this might be one of the better ones. Most of the time we get the story from the one who was kidnapped, so it’s interesting that Benway told it from the friend’s perspective. With that being said, I loved that she… Read more »

Jun 29
Audiobook Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Audiobook Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Audiobook Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★

One Line: A fun and cute story with an adorkable main character. In My Opinion: Add to cart! This is one of those Contemporary books that I normally wouldn’t care about in the slightest, but luckily Simon was a fun character whose head I enjoyed being inside of, so his thoughts saved the book for me. Nothing much happens, it’s basically about Simon’s daily life with his friends and family… Read more »

Apr 01
Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Young Adult Book Reviews 6 ★★★½

One Line: Finch was quite a character and one I really enjoyed getting to know. What I Loved: I really liked being inside Finch’s head. He was such an interesting character and watching his development and subsequent unraveling was what kept me going throughout this book. Although I wasn’t too keen on relating his condition to what happens to him in the end, it was still quite an experience. Maybe… Read more »

Dec 02
Book Review: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

Book Review: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★★

One Line: An excellent debut with a strong female protagonist and a powerful message. I loved it! Rites of Passage is just one of those gems that you never see coming. It definitely surprised me how much I enjoyed this book. I flew through it! It was just something about the storyline, the pacing, and the characters that drew me in. It was interesting seeing what students in a military… Read more »

Apr 09
Book Review: Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne

Book Review: Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne

Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★

When I first perused this novel while looking through Dutton’s latest catalog I was very intrigued. Melanie did an excellent job at telling Liz’s story and really making you feel for her. She really make me loathe her stepfather and mother, resent her father, and worry for her sister. The whole time I was wondering if she’d ever find a happy ending. When others would have lost hope a long… Read more »

Sep 19
Book Review: But I Love Him by Amanda Grace

Book Review: But I Love Him by Amanda Grace

Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

But I Love Him is a gripping tale of domestic violence, an issue I’ve always felt strongly about, through the mind of the victim. This is actually my first book I’ve read on the subject as I try to avoid this topic because of how I feel about it, but I’ve heard good things about the book so I wanted to give it a try. It was definitely different in… Read more »