Showing posts from September, 2015

Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You

P.S. I Still Love You By: Jenny Han ★★★★ 80% out of 100 Teen Book  337 Pages Spoilers for To All The Boys I've Loved Before lie ahead.  Blurb: Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.

She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

What I Thought:

The characters in this book were adorable, just like they were in the last book, but I just didn't like them as much as I did before.  Jenny Han's writing style made this book fly by, as usual.  The dialogue was cute, as usual. It was very uplifting and just cute until about 3/4s of the way through this book. At this point, I realized that I was just done with the characters and the story.  

I feel that something about this series needed to change. I felt as P.S I Still Love You was just too long as it is. I did enjoy this book for the m…

Blog Tour: The Weight of Feathers By: Anna-Marie McLemore (Giveaway is Closed)

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS: A Novel By Anna-Marie McLemore St. Martin’s Griffin On Sale: September 15, 2015 Hardcover:978-1-250-05865-2/ $18.99 USD eBook: 978-1-466-87323-0 / $9.99 USD
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Blurb: The Night Circus meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning young adult novel about two teens who fall in love despite the almost impossible odds against them.
The Palomas and the Corbeaus have long been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows-the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. 
Lace Paloma may be new to her family's show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's bee…

Why I Failed At NaNoWriMo

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I am going to start this post by stating the obvious: I FAILED AT NANOWRIMO!!!!! I don't know why. I was doing fine the first week, then splat, my hopes of finishing that novel, or even making a dent, just disappeared.  
The first day of NaNoWriMo I was doing fabulous. I wrote 4,000 words that first day. I didn't know I could do that. Better yet, I wrote those 4,000 words in about 1 and half to 2 hours. I find that impressive. On the second day, I wrote 2,000 words. Not nearly as impressive as the first day, but still  pretty good. I was way ahead of my word count. On the third day, I wrote 2,000 words. The fourth day I wrote 1,250 words.  On the fifth day, I wrote a thousand words.  I was on fire!
Then I went to camp for a week and didn't write at all. I was about ten thousand words behind. I could have caught up. I could have written four thousand words a day.  Spoiler Alert: I didn't. I wasn't feeling it.  I was just out of it. I just w…

Book Review: Golden

Golden  By: Jessi Kirby
★★★ 1/2 70% out of 100 Teen Book  277 Pages
Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.
Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed…

Book Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door By: Stephanie Perkins
57% out of 100 
Teen Book
338 Pages


Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood  When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

What I Thought:

I expected to like this this book a lot, but I didn't.  I felt that this book had a plot extremely similar plot 
to Anna and the French Kiss, that it almost seemed the same.  In Anna the lack of plot didn't
bother me too much, but the characters were so lovable and cute.  In this book, I liked just a few characters. The characters that I did like were Cricket, Lindsey, Andy, and Nathan. I didn't even like the main character.…

How Griffin Teen Has Changed My Life and How It Can Change Your Life Too

Griffin Teen has changed my life, and I have only been working with them for a few months.  Their books haven't changed my life, the amount of books they have sent me haven't changed my life,  but their actions have exchanged my life.  When my copy of Brutal Youth arrived on my doorstep this past May, I screamed louder than I ever have before.  I didn't scream because I received a free  book.  I screamed because I couldn't believe that someone thought that I wrote quality book reviews.
When I received all seven of the books from Griffin, I was filled with insurmountable happiness.   The free book part was exciting, but the part where they thought I could advertise and promote  their book adequately.  My self confidence has lifted since. I am genuinely happy with myself.   I started something that seemed insignificant, small, but someone thought that I was important, that I  had a unique voice. 
Griffin Teen is just one of the things that have changed my life since I started my b…