Genre: Contemporary

Book Review: Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

Book Review: Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

Book Reviews | August 11, 2016

Hand me a premise involving fandom and fanfiction, and I’m on the hook, man. It’s no exaggeration that that premise made Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here my most anticipated debut of the year. But, sadly, this book wasn’t quite like I expected. Scarlett is an introverted, fandom-loving loner. She doesn’t have a lot of real life friends, and […]

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Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Book Reviews | July 9, 2016

Sometimes you just need something cute. After being sick for a week and falling slowly into a reading slump, I couldn’t help but order, receive, and then immediately read Wanderlost, which Christina was all atwitter about. This book is basically the perfect summer book: cute, sweet, funny, and full of European love. Wanderlost is about Aubree, a recently […]

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Book Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Book Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Book Reviews | June 11, 2016

Since reading Since You’ve Been Gone, Morgan Matson has pretty much gotten on my auto-buy author list. Especially when her covers turn out to be LITERALLY CUTE AS PUPPIES – LIKE, WITH ACTUAL PUPPIES. I mean, I couldn’t picture a book more fluffy and all about summer fun times – and that’s exactly what this book was. It […]

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Book Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Book Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Book Reviews | June 9, 2016

I don’t think I’ve ever been this conflicted about a rating and, even more generally, my opinion about a book. When We Collided is a well-written, important story with characters that are arguably presented in a realistic manner considering their circumstances. It has all the depth that you would expect from an Emery Lord book. And yet. This […]

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Book Review: First & Then by Emma Mills

Book Review: First & Then by Emma Mills

Book Reviews | June 4, 2016

Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights. I mean, did you really need anything more than that to be like OH MAN I WANT THIS NOW? I sure didn’t. Though the positive reviews from fellow fluff-loving friends certainly didn’t hurt. First & Then was exactly what I expected – a delight. Now, first off, you shouldn’t expect this […]

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ARC Book Review: This Is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer

ARC Book Review: This Is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer

Book Reviews | April 26, 2016

My fond memories of Sarah Strohmeyer’s Smart Girls Get What They Want were immediately evoked when I heard her newest title: This Is My Brain on Boys. Nerdy cute contemporaries are my jam, you might say. But whereas her debut novel was charming, fun, and practically perfect, this book was… not. Uh oh. The premise of this book […]

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ARC Book Review: No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista

ARC Book Review: No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista

Book Reviews | April 5, 2016

Fake dating, a.k.a. fauxmance – one of my favorite tropes in romance novels. So, yeah, I couldn’t resist No Love Allowed. I like contemporary romances because regardless of quality, they’re breezes to read and I can usually find something entertaining or fun about them. No Love Allowed had that… and it didn’t. It was rather average, though undeniably […]

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