The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Is it possible for Sarah Dessen to write anything that isn’t gold? The answer is no….no it is not! Read at your own risk for spoilers. Emma Saylor is a delight to read about. The immediate love that she has for a family long forgotten {not her fault} is wonderful to see. She immediately accepts them and wants to learn as much about her history as possible. Even with the photographic evidence that she sees, she wants to learn more. And that’s also due to the photographs. She’s found a family that has missed her, and by doing that, she … Continue reading The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Desperate Forest by Cece Louise

Please note, I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that there are spoilers ahead in this review. When I first started the book, honestly I wasn’t super thrilled. A king was murdered, the uncle wants to now kill the princess in order to have control over the kingdom, and the Princess has run away. Okay, decently common theme throughout young adult fantasy books. I’m very glad that I kept reading though. Roselynn was a fantastic protagonist. She is a great combination of innocence and determination and loyalty to save her people … Continue reading Desperate Forest by Cece Louise

Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway

Please note, I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. And there are spoilers ahead! Okay….now to the review. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I’ve definitely read books in Instant message/chat format before… TTYL by Lauren Myracle for example. So when I started this book and it was in text message format, I wasn’t really phased. However, I love that Hemmingway also add it in excerpts from journal entries as well as regular letters also. It was a great way to provide background information around the story without breaking the format of the way it was … Continue reading Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway

Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler

High school. 4 crazy long years. Where every event seems like it is world changing. And at the time, it is to you. Relationships come and go. Friends come and go. At the end of the day, you are the most important person to yourself. Infinite in Between did a great job at showcasing how different 5 lives can be during the same 4 year time span. How people are capable of change and how your own life can change drastically at the drop of a hat. One person may be discovering their sexuality. One person may be discovering long … Continue reading Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler

Me Myself & Him by Chris Tebbetts

I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you net galley! Truth be told, I did not like this book. I had a very hard time getting into it and I struggled to find the motivation to continue reading. The way the book was set up simply made me very not interested in it. I did not like that each chapter essentially had two chapters in it, one version for each of the two storylines that was being told. I think the premise behind the book is great, and I love the idea … Continue reading Me Myself & Him by Chris Tebbetts

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

I don’t think it is possible for me to not enjoy a book from Emma Mills. And Famous in a Small Town was definitely enjoyable! Sophie’s enthusiasm for raising money for the band, her love and dedication to her friends, and her naive outlook on Megan Pleasant make her adorable and fun to know. As a former band geek who got to participate in trips, the importance of fund raising is huge. Especially if you are in a small town where parents might not be able to just write a check for you to be able to participate. Her enthusiasm … Continue reading Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Another fun and cute read from Emma Mills! I love the character of Claudia. She is the perfect blend of true friend/defender/introvert. While she is skeptical of people, and skeptical of them liking her, she is a true defender of her friends. Once she befriends someone, she is loyal. I wasn’t thrilled with the storyline between her and Gideon. I loved them as friends, and loved that they ended up together, but I felt that the tension and minor drama between them was unnecessary. It felt similar to most YA romcoms. Predictable but relatable at the same time. I did … Continue reading Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

This was a very cute book. It was light, quick, fun, and easy to read. It is a great book to read when you are stressed and you want something to distract you. While most of the story was predictable, the author did manage to have some surprises within the story also. I enjoyed watching Sloane learn what friendship truly is and learn more about herself. Her immediate dedication to her friends was a great recurring theme throughout the book. I would have liked the story to continue and delve further into her relationships as well as the relationships between … Continue reading This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

Two Like Me and You by Chad Alan Gibbs

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. From the first sentence, I was drawn into this book. Right away I knew that it would be humorous and entertaining. Edwin was a fantastic main character. I loved the way that the author showed Edwin’s progression throughout the book and it showed how Edwin grew to better understand himself and the situations that he was a part of. I loved the way that the author used Parker and Garland to teach Edwin who he truly was, without letting him know that they were doing so. … Continue reading Two Like Me and You by Chad Alan Gibbs

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins has a way of writing that is unparalleled. All of her books deal with tough and heart wrenching topics, and Perfect is no exception. Relationships, sexuality, eating disorders, stalking, crime, pleas for help, suicide, and so many others are all involved in this book. The author’s way of writing makes it easy to grasp these topics and to feel what the characters are feeling. You experience the highs and lows with them, without even realizing how much time is passing as you read. Without delving too in depth of each topic, Hopkins invokes feelings in the reader as … Continue reading Perfect by Ellen Hopkins