Finally, Some ARC Reviews! // Mini-Reviews

The Avant-Guards: Volume One (Carly Usdin) | Goodreads | 4 stars I was extremely lucky to receive a digital ARC of this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book or the content of this review. This was such a cute story! This first volume combines the … More Finally, Some ARC Reviews! // Mini-Reviews

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

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

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

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