Kasie West is one of my “happy place” authors. I can count on her to write a great young adult story that won’t weigh me down with angst, nasty unnecessary drama, or leave me dangling off a cliff when all is said and done.
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A middle grade book? Really, Kristin? YES!!! Why? Do you NOT see that awesome cover? It’s got Merlin and his adorable dog on it!
I enjoy reading young adult when it’s written from a teen boy’s point of view, especially if it’s authored by an actual MALE. Female authors do okay with […]
What Light by Jay Asher came out on October 18th but I really wanted to wait a bit to put my review out because this is such a great story to help you get in the mood for Christmas! It’s about Christmas trees! Lots and lots of Christmas trees!!
Before I begin, can I just say that I love that the main character’s name is “Jill”?! What a completely normal, everyday name!! I have total love for that.
You ever look for something so hard, say for instance your eye glasses, and you look… and you look… and you look, only to suddenly find them shoved up on your head? A lot of times, that’s what love is like.
I can appreciate a deep, meaningful read but sometimes, I love a good no-brainer romance that’ll put a smile on my face as I’m reading the last sentence. Anytime […]
How did you learn about “love”? I’m talking romantic love. Not the family, you got to love ’em kind of “love”. Most people learn from watching the people around them. You learn what kind of love you want…
Ahhh… the sun shines brighter on the days I read a book by Kasie West. She is one of my favorite summer-time authors. I think my head might explode if […]
Realistic and an impossibly horrible situation – that’s what drew me to this young adult contemporary story of hope and a bit of romance.
I’m not one to read girly, friendship-type books. I actually run away in the opposite direction from them. But when I picked up the review copy of The Unexpected Everything, I had no clue that ‘friendship’ was a pretty big part of the story’s plot. Turned out, it wasn’t that painful for me to endure.
This completely appropriate-for-the-YA-crowd story is about what happens when everything you’ve been taught to believe is complete and utter nonsense, just to get you to comply for the greater good.
I was hesitant to begin reading When We Collided. And then the reviews started coming. I just couldn’t ignore it anymore. This book would be important to me, I just knew it.
Disclaimer right off the bat: I adore Sophie Jordan’s writing. I’ve read some of her romances and I like what she does with a romance. So it was about time I got to her more fantastical reads.
Sword and Verse is getting some very polarizing reviews out on Goodreads. Just quickly looking at the ratings, it appears you either loved the story or you gave it a valiant try and DNF’d it around 50%. I can actually support both viewpoints.