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ARC Book Review: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

ARC Book Review: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

I think I’ve surrendered myself to the fact that I will never not be attracted to a celebrity romance premise. It’s turning out to be kind of a curse, because for the life of me, it seems like I just can’t find one that’s good. Indeed, even My Unscripted Life, written by an author I have loved before, fell short. This story follows Dee, a high school student who fills up her summer by working as a PA on set of a movie after she got rejected from a precollege fine arts project. There, she meets teen heartthrob Milo Ritter – who she has of […]

Posted October 8, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

ARC Book Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

I was already a fan of Emma Mills’s first book, First & Then. It was cute and happy and romantic, and so I thought, this is an author I should keep an eye on. I did NOT think that she would level up so supremely for her sophomore title. This Adventure Ends is heartfelt, lovely, and so, so meaningful. Sloan is a soul friend. I mean this in the sense of the side characters that she befriends, but also because she’s such an understandable and relatable character. Her voice is awesome, and her personality is one that just instantly draws you (and other people) to […]

Posted October 4, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

ARC Book Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

How… did we end up… here. After loving Brodi’s Everneath series and her latest co-writing adventures in My Lady Jane… Between all of that, I figured this was an author that couldn’t possibly lose my love. But I guess there are still some surprises to be had in the world. Diplomatic Immunity just wasn’t good. So this is a story of the uber-privileged kids in Washington D.C. Piper winds up at their school on a special scholarship and hopes that it’ll be able to get her a win in a journalism competition that would get her a college scholarship. Considering her family’s financial struggles, it’s […]

Posted September 11, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill

ARC Book Review: The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill

I picked up The Cat King of Havana for one simple and perhaps shallow reason: I’m going to Cuba in November. And I know basically nothing about the island, the culture, the history, and only bits and pieces about the political situation. What better way to get a taste of all of that than through fiction? Well, The Cat King of Havana, while for the rest not being a typically me story, did deliver on that. The Cat King of Havana is about Rick, a Cuban American webmaster of a cat video site who may be considered… a geek. He doesn’t get out much, but […]

Posted September 6, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

ARC Book Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

It’s kind of weird to start a review with an arguably positive rating on a rather disappointed note. But that’s kind of just how it is when one of you absolute favorite authors writes a book that is still good but didn’t exactly blow you away. I enjoyed This Savage Song, but I do feel like it’s not Schwab’s strongest work. It’s a story of expectations. I came into this book having read 5 other novels by Schwab, each of which I absolutely adored from start to finish. But Schwab is an innovator. Every book or series she writes has a different tone, a new […]

Posted May 28, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

ARC Book Review: Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

I love Dahlia Adler, yadda yadda yadda, so yeah, I needed to read Out on Good Behavior the instant it was available to me. And man. This does it. The Radleigh University series is one of the best and most solid new adult series out there. Consider this my vehement recommendation to anyone who has ever expressed any interest in new adult books. Whereas the previous books in the series have been a combination of romance and familial drama, Out on Good Behavior is pretty much pure romance – and not that drama-filled either. This would be the fluffy and bantery book of the series. […]

Posted May 26, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill

ARC Book Review: Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill

As a huge fan of When Joss Met Matt and Ellie Cahill’s YA books (under the name Liz Czukas), I honestly couldn’t resist Just a Girl. But if there’s anything this book has proven, it’s that not all new adult books – even by the same author – are created equal. Sure, there are things that I like about Just A Girl. In fact, the whole music / celebrity aspect of the story would have had me picking this up even if I didn’t know the author’s previous works. There’s something about those kinds of stories that always catches my attention. I just like characters […]

Posted May 24, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

ARC Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

I don’t think there’s been a co-author combination I’ve ever been this excited about. Having read Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows’s individual works and liking all of what I’ve read meant that this book shot up to the top of my wishlist the instant I heard about it. It doesn’t hurt that I have a soft spot for historical fiction – especially when it concerns the Tudors. So yeah, this book had all the ingredients to be amazing… and it was. The premise will let you know that this story concerns Jane Grey, a very real person from history, but that this take […]

Posted May 17, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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