Tag: best friend romance

Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Roughly one year after its release, I finally got around to Queen of Shadows. To say that the hype surrounding this series is intimidating at times would be a massive understatement. And though I remembered absolutely loving the previous books, my hatred for hype scared me off for a while. But I dove in, doing a full series reread and getting to Queen of Shadows riding my full tidal wave of feels – and that was a very good decision indeed. Rereading definitely helped me so much. I mean, this is a massive series, the books are getting steadily more chunky, and there’s just so […]

Posted October 11, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

ARC Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Oh how I wish I had loved this more. Rae Carson and I have had a kind of rocky relationship till now. Though I wouldn’t say I really disliked the Fire and Thorns series, I was never really impressed, and the hype completely baffled me. Despite that, I decided to give Walk on Earth a Stranger a shot, hoping that different characters in a different setting with a different story would finally let me fall in love with this author like almost all of my friends are. But… unfortunately… I’m still unimpressed. Walk on Earth a Stranger is a perfectly adequate and average novel, but […]

Posted August 22, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Book Review: How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

ARC Book Review: How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

By the time I picked up How to Say I Love You Out Loud, I was a little hesitant. I’ve been tempted by so many Swoon Reads titles because of their absolutely gorgeous covers, but they’ve failed for me more often than not. But wow. I’m so glad I read this one anyway. How to Say I Love You Out Loud is powerful and emotional, and it brings autism to light in a way I had never considered it before. Jordyn’s little brother has autism. This is something that has shaped her whole family and her whole life. He doesn’t have the mild kind of […]

Posted July 25, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Top Ten Romance Tropes I LOVE

Top Ten Romance Tropes I LOVE

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. You know I’m all about the romance. I’m realizing more and more that I need a great ship to really fully enjoy a book. Shippy feels give me LIFE. Now, whereas some people are annoyed when romances are cliché and tropey, I actually LIVE for certain tropes – when they’re executed well. For each of these elements, I’ll give some examples of books I’ve read and LOVED. SO. Shall we begin? 1. Hate-to-Love Romance If you didn’t know this would be first on this list, you […]

Posted February 10, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 18 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

ARC Book Review: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

Two things I love? Figure skating and best friend romances. So, obviously, when I heard about The Boy Next Door, it immediately went on my, “OH MY GOSH CAN I HAVE THIS NOW PLZ I AM READY FOR THE CUTE” list. *cough* Yeah, that’s a list that may or may not really exist. ANYWAY. Cute and romantic, sure, but this book ended up having a bit too much drama for my taste. This story is told from the alternating perspectives of Maddy and Gabe, two figure skating partners and next door neighbors who have been close all their lives. From just the first couple chapters, […]

Posted December 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

ARC Book Review: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

One of my favorite author discoveries in 2014 has to be Liz Czukas – I loved Ask Again Later and Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless – so when she announced a new adult book under a pen name, it was pretty much at the TOP of my wishlist. When Joss Met Matt is banterfluffy perfection, with plenty of swoony sexiness, which all made for the best refreshingly addictive read. So When Joss Met Matt is the quintessential friends-with-benefits romance. Joss and Matt meet in college, and after Joss gets dumped by her loser boyfriend, they come up with the idea of sorbet sex. Their theory […]

Posted December 11, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Book Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

With so many review copies looming, and many of them being dense fantasies or dealing with tough subjects, I desperately needed something light. Thankfully, Christina gave me all the Miranda Kenneally books to save me on a rainy day. I’d been waiting long enough to finally squeeze Catching Jordan into my TBR pile, and I do not regret forgetting about all my obligations for a day. Yes, I devoured this book in one sitting because it was ALL OF THE ADORBS. First of all, this book is all about football – the American kind that I do not care for. But that didn’t matter. Jordan […]

Posted October 12, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 11 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

ARC Book Review: The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

The Fine Art of Pretending was one of the top books on my wishlist for BEA, because with that spectacular premise which contained so many of the things I absolutely love in a contemporary romance and that adorable cover, I knew it would be the right kind of fluffy for me. And I was not disappointed. The Fine Art of Pretending was for me one of those books that just found me at exactly the right time. For all its entertainment value, this book does not carry a majorly significant meaningful message. But Aly struggles with something that I’ve had issues with in high school […]

Posted August 18, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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