Category Archives: Contemporary Reviews

All the Rage – Book Review

 
Title: All the Rage

Author: Courtney Summers

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication date: April 14, 2015

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I am in love with Courtney Summers’ writing. I may be in love with Courtney Summers herself. This is a moot point. Her book This is Not a Test is arguably one of the best zombie books not about zombies ever written, and Cracked Up to Be is the definition of a meaningful YA read. So on the day All the Rage came out, I ran, not walked, to the bookstore to pick it up. And let me tell you, this did NOT disappoint.

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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend – Book Review

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A book about reading . . . a book about a reading obsession . . . a book about a woman who would rather read than do just about anything else, who almost requires books just to survive?  Sounds like my kind of book.  In fact, it almost sounds like it might be about me (although my horses, my dogs, music and hiking give the books a run for their money on most days too).

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Tell Me Three Things – Book Review

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Title: Tell Me Three Things

Author/s: Julie Buxbaum

Publication Date: April 05, 2016

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages:336

 

Synopsis

“Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

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The Sun Is Also a Star – Book Review

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Title: The Sun Is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release: November 1, 2016 (Delacorte Press)
Copy: Paperback
Rating: Four and a half out of Five Stars

Before anything else, I received a physical Advance Reader’s Copy (ARC) of this book as part of my participation in this blog tour hosted by Book Freak Revelations – this, however, neither affects my opinion nor the content of my review in any way. Thank you very much, JM and the wonderful people from Penguin Random House for the opportunity!

 

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Twisted Perfection – Book Review

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Twisted Perfection

Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Paages: 247
Released: 29 August 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Series: Rosemary Beach #5

Della Sloane yearns to break free of her dark, sheltered past and experience real life on her own terms. However, her discovery trip is nearly cut short, until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than happy to help a pretty girl in need.

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Building it Up – Book Review

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Building it Up

 

Summary

It was supposed to be the start of their lives, not the end. After a tragic accident as teenagers, Jensen Owens and Autumn Miller found themselves miles apart but fate would soon have other ideas. Jensen returns to the place he ran away from, but he is not the man he once was.

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Forget Me Always – Book Review

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Brought into the world by: Sara Wolf
Series: Lovely Vicious #2
Published by Entangled: Teen on November 1st 2016
ISBN: 163375328X
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Kindle
Source: Entangled

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Find out more: Goodreads

Buy here: Amazon UK | Amazon US

I am an affiliate of Amazon UK and The Book Depository.

Star rating: 3.5 / 5
Heat rating: 4 / 5

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Red Clover – Book Review

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Read from July 01 to 03, 2015 — I own a copy

 

Synopsis: Imagine feeling like an outsider. Now imagine feeling like an outsider in your own family.

The troubled son of a callous father and socialite mother determines his own meaning of success after learning shocking family secrets that cause him to rethink who he is and where heʼs going. In Lee Winekoop’s reinvention of himself he discovers that lifeʾs bitter circumstances can actually give rise to meaningful consequences.

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The Lake House – Book Review

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The Lake House

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Readers who enjoy historical fiction, gothic mystery, and family saga would do well to check out the works of Australian novelist Kate Morton, who knows how to combine these elements into an intriguing tale. The Lake House is set in Cornwall, at the family home of the wealthy Edevanes, who like most families, have their share of secrets.

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Bury the Living – Book Review

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Bury The Living by Jodi McIsaac

Published September 6th 2016 by 47North

285 Pages

Summary: Rebellion has always been in the O’Reilly family’s blood. So when faced with the tragic death of her brother during Northern Ireland’s infamous Troubles, a teenage Nora joined the IRA to fight for her country’s freedom. Now, more than a decade later, Nora is haunted by both her past and vivid dreams of a man she has never met.

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