Tag: lauren morrill

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: The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

ARC Book Review: The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

No one is more upset about this than I am. I loved Morrill’s debut Meant to Be so much that I was convinced I could soon add her to my favorite authors list. Cute, romantic books with real characters and personal resonance? That’s instant bait for a fluff-devourer like me. But The Trouble with Destiny was just… not really my cup of tea. And one book does not a favorite author make. The Trouble with Destiny is basically A Midsummer Night’s Dream on a cruise ship between high school performing arts clubs with a super Disney Channel movie-like vibe. Now that’s the hook and, eventually, […]

Posted November 19, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 2

Recap: New York + Book Expo America 2014, Part 2

I hope you all enjoyed part 1 of my adventures in New York earlier this week! But let’s face it: now we’re getting to the main event – the conference itself and all the events and bookishness surrounding that. I hope I can do my adventures justice. Day 5: Wednesday, May 28th Officially, Wednesday was not a BEA day, as I elected to skip the Book Blogger Conference (probably a good thing too, considering the drama at one of the panels, which ended up ripping a divide between book bloggers and booktubers). But Gaby and I woke up at a decent hour and went down […]

Posted July 26, 2014 by Debby in Book Events, Travel / 10 Comments
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Top Ten All Time Favorite Contemporary Books

Top Ten All Time Favorite Contemporary Books

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I chose contemporary for this topic because, well for most other genres, the books I’ve read are in series and then it’s just repetitive and everything. Since most contemporaries are stand alone, I have a LOT more to choose from. These are all my absolute favorites, and all of them have 5 star ratings. Let the gushing begin.

Posted March 11, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 12 Comments
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Book Review: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Book Review: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

After I completely fell head over heels in love with Meant to Be, Being Sloane Jacobs went on my absolute-must-have list. Not to mention how awesome the premise sounded: I mean, it’s pretty much The Parent Trap, one of my favorite movies as a kid. So it was easy to predict that I would seriously enjoy this book, and I definitely did. So Being Sloane Jacobs follows Sloane Emily and Sloane Devon as they decide to switch places in their summer camps. Sloane Emily, the figure skater, goes to hockey camp, and Sloane Devon, the hockey player, goes to figure skating camp. It’s told from […]

Posted February 6, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Top Ten Books That Have Made Me Cry

Top Ten Books That Have Made Me Cry

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I had to tweak the title of this TTT just a little bit because I have a cold black heart. I hardly ever cry at books, and when I do, it’s for reasons that wouldn’t work on many other people. I usually just cry when I really relate to a character and what they’re going through. So it’s usually contemporaries. But also, this means that when a book achieves this nigh impossible feat of putting tears in my eyes, they also get a spot on my […]

Posted February 4, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 15 Comments
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Book Haul #5: The One Where I Flail About Contemporaries

Book Haul #5: The One Where I Flail About Contemporaries

I’ve finally accumulated enough books again to be worth sharing and YES I decided to show them to you in a VLOG. *screams* This is my first vlog since September or so. So that’s interesting. But it was actually really fun, so I’m going to try to keep doing this for book hauls. Also, book hauls with 9 books = so much easier than book hauls with 24 books. So let’s not do that again. Purchased How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer Graceling by Kristin Cashore The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan Being Sloane […]

Posted January 19, 2014 by Debby in Book Hauls, Vlogs / 14 Comments
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Top Ten Books I Read In 2013

Top Ten Books I Read In 2013

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. It’s finally the last day of the year! I honestly can’t believe that because it feels like just yesterday it was August. I don’t know how the time has past so quickly. Um. Anyway. So I read 93 books this year. o_O Wow. Yeah, making a top ten out of that is not working for me (too many amazing books!), so I’ll give you my top ten 2013 releases and pre-2013 releases. I actually have a document ranking all 93 books I read in order, so […]

Posted December 31, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 19 Comments
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