There’s More to One of These Books Than Romance // Mini-Reviews

Bridal Boot Camp (Meg Cabot) | Goodreads | 2 stars This was a really short novella, and yet it was too long for me? Really, it should have been longer, because it seemed too rushed, but it just didn’t work for me, so I didn’t want more. I’m still excited for the official first book … More There’s More to One of These Books Than Romance // Mini-Reviews

Have Some Bisexual and Demisexual Cuties // Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson

Title: Technically, You Started It Position: Standalone Author: Lana Wood Johnson Genre: Contemporary Pages: 384 Rating: 4/5 When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you’re talking to. Except there’s two of them (it’s a long story), and Haley thinks she’s talking to the one she doesn’t hate. A question about a class project … More Have Some Bisexual and Demisexual Cuties // Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson

Creepy Books Are Creepy, But Oh-So-Good // Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

Title: Teeth in the Mist Position: Standalone Author: Dawn Kurtagich (The Dead House) Genre: Historical/Paranormal Pages: 447 Rating: 4/5 Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil’s Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations… Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the haunted, burnt-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House for as long … More Creepy Books Are Creepy, But Oh-So-Good // Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

Happy-Looking Contemporaries Should Not Make Me Sob // Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

Title: Don’t Date Rosa Santos Position: Standalone Author: Nina Moreno Genre: Contemporary Pages: 336 Rating: 4/5 Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar … More Happy-Looking Contemporaries Should Not Make Me Sob // Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

More of a Discussion Than a Review // Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Title: Red, White, and Royal Blue Position: Standalone Author: Casey McQuiston Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Pages: 423 Rating: 4/5 A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends… First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a … More More of a Discussion Than a Review // Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I’m So Glad I Didn’t Live in the 1970s // Daisy & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: Daisy Jones & the Six Position: Standalone Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo) Genre: Adult/Historical Pages: 368 Rating: 4/5 Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. … More I’m So Glad I Didn’t Live in the 1970s // Daisy & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Pretty Book, Not So Pretty Happenings // Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Title: Summer Bird Blue Position: Standalone Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman Genre: Contemporary Pages: 375 Rating: 2/5 Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest of her life writing music … More Pretty Book, Not So Pretty Happenings // Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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