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 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

Let’s Hear It For the 3 Star Books I Actually Really Enjoyed // Mini-Reviews

Two Dark Reigns (Kendare Blake) | Goodreads | 3 stars This book, and this series in general, is so odd to me – I really enjoy it and wanted to read it, from beginning to end, but I also dislike most of the characters. There are multiple characters whose perspectives we follow, and because I dislike so many … More Let’s Hear It For the 3 Star Books I Actually Really Enjoyed // Mini-Reviews

Hollywood’s Golden Age Wasn’t All That Bad // The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Position: Standalone Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Historical Pages: 388 Rating: 3.5/5 Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why … More Hollywood’s Golden Age Wasn’t All That Bad // The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Ghosts Like Messing With Famous Literature // My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

Title: My Plain Jane Position: Book Two in the Lady Janies series Author: Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton Genre: Fantasy/Historical Pages: 464 Rating: 3.5/5 You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite … More Ghosts Like Messing With Famous Literature // My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

Give It Up For the Director // From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

Title: From Twinkle, With Love Position: Standalone Author: Sandhya Menon (When Dimple Met Rishi) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 328 Rating: 3.5/5 Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming … More Give It Up For the Director // From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

Trouble Goes to Theme Parks and Raises the Dead // Mini-Reviews

Trouble Never Sleeps (Stephanie Tromly) | Goodreads | 4.5 stars I’m sad to see this delightful series come to an end. It was just as much fun rereading the first two books before this finale, though, so hopefully I have plenty of great rereads ahead of me. If you’re coming into this book expecting answers, then you’ll get them, … More Trouble Goes to Theme Parks and Raises the Dead // Mini-Reviews

Girl Power Can Be Found in All Kinds of Places // Mini-Reviews

Restore Me (Tahereh Mafi) | Goodreads | 4 stars I loved the original Shatter Me series for how it focused less on world-building and instead on character building. Juliette’s journey from a broken, totally insecure and weak girl into someone who could take control back from a terrifying dictator-esque leader was a good one, even if we … More Girl Power Can Be Found in All Kinds of Places // Mini-Reviews