A Second Book and a Sequel That Have Nothing in Common // Mini-Reviews

To Be Honest (Maggie Ann Martin) | Goodreads | 3.5 stars I think I rated this second book from Maggie Ann Martin the same as her debut, The Big F, but I think this one is my favorite from her so far. A combination of characters I liked better and storylines that interested me more all made that possible. … More A Second Book and a Sequel That Have Nothing in Common // Mini-Reviews

High School Drama and Relationships Go Hand in Hand // That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Title: That’s Not What I Heard Position: Standalone Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm (Love à la Mode) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 353 Rating: 3.5/5 What did you hear? Kimberly Landis-Lilley and Teddy Lin are over. Yes, the Kim and Teddy broke up. At least that’s what Phil Spooner thinks he overheard and then told Jess Howard, Kim’s best friend. Something about Teddy not liking Kim’s … More High School Drama and Relationships Go Hand in Hand // That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm

This Girl is On Fire and Wants the World to Burn // Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Title: Girls of Paper and Fire Position: Book One in the Girls of Paper and Fire series Author: Natasha Ngan Genre: Fantasy Pages: 400 Rating: 4/5 Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel. But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of … More This Girl is On Fire and Wants the World to Burn // Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

This Was a Confusing and Lush Series Starter // The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Title: The Gilded Wolves Position: Book One in The Gilded Wolves series Author: Roshani Chokshi Genre: Fantasy Pages: 388 Rating: 3.5/5 No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them. It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient … More This Was a Confusing and Lush Series Starter // The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Sometimes Covers Reflect the Stories Within Them // Mini-Reviews

This Adventure Ends (Emma Mills) | Goodreads | 4.5 stars I’ve been hearing more and more about Emma Mills over the years, but I never picked up her books – until I saw this beauty in a Barnes & Noble. Even though I hadn’t read any of her stuff, the cover was pretty and it … More Sometimes Covers Reflect the Stories Within Them // Mini-Reviews

In Order to Root For a Final Girl, You Need to Actually Care About Her // Final Girls by Riley Sager

Title: Final Girls Position: Standalone Author: Riley Sager Genre: Mystery Pages: 342 Rating: 2/5 Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in … More In Order to Root For a Final Girl, You Need to Actually Care About Her // Final Girls by Riley Sager

Sometimes Schools Don’t Teach Us Anything // The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

Title: The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me Position: Standalone Author: Olivia Hinebaugh Genre: Contemporary Pages: 304 Rating: 4/5 Seventeen-year-old Lacey Burke is the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. For starters, she’s never even kissed anyone, and she hates breaking the rules. Up until now, she’s been a straight-A music geek that no … More Sometimes Schools Don’t Teach Us Anything // The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

The Only Thing These Books Have in Common Are Romance and Some Miscommunication // Mini-Reviews

Love à la Mode (Stephanie Kate Strohm) | Goodreads | 3 stars Oh book, you had so much promise, and although you manage to fix some things up by the end, there was still so much you failed to get right. I know this sounds like I hated the book, and I’ll admit that there were moments when I did … More The Only Thing These Books Have in Common Are Romance and Some Miscommunication // Mini-Reviews

March is All About the Read-a-Thons!

Over the past few months, I’ve started participating in more and read-a-thons. I never really do things officially – last month, I did post multiple pictures on my Instagram to go along with the Contemporary-a-Thon, but Bookstagram is the closest I get to being “official.” I’m still not “officially” participating, I just wanted to look … More March is All About the Read-a-Thons!

Dear Rachel is the New Dear Diary // Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

Title: Dear Rachel Maddow Position: Standalone Author: Adrienne Kisner Genre: Contemporary Pages: 272 Rating: 5/5 Brynn Haper’s life has one steadying force–Rachel Maddow. She watches her daily, and after writing to Rachel for a school project–and actually getting a response–Brynn starts drafting e-mails to Rachel but never sending them. Brynn tells Rachel about breaking up with her first serious girlfriend, about … More Dear Rachel is the New Dear Diary // Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner