Tag: new adult

ARC Book Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

ARC Book Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

As soon as I heard the premise of the book, I was sold. This book would have a 95% chance of success for me. 14 point of views all shipping two real life people, trying to get them together? SO PERFECT SO CUTE MUST HAS. Then that cover was revealed and my GRABBY HANDS came out to play. All my instincts were 100% correct: this book is adorable, feel good, happy making, and incredibly entertaining. So the premise of A Little Something Different is that Gabe and Lea, two college students sharing a creative writing class, are just perfect for each other – but both […]

Posted August 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

Book Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

By now, if you follow my blog, you may have realized that I’m really discovering – and loving – the New Adult genre this year. That’s because FINALLY (*stands up and cheers*) NA books like Boomerang are coming out: books that are sexy, fun, flirty, personally relevant with new adult situations/feelings, and not bogged down in drama or trauma. First up is the personal relevance – Boomerang has it a shit ton for me. That’s not to say that I engage in one-night stands, but for the past year, I was a marketing intern! I loved seeing that – in fact, I haven’t really read […]

Posted August 8, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

Book Review: All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

After reading and loving both Losing It and Faking It by Cora Carmack, I was convinced: this lady knows how to write New Adult that absolutely works for me. While All Lined Up doesn’t reach the same level of personal significance and relatability to me, it is a great, light read with Carmack’s reliable refreshing voice. The first thing to note about Cora Carmack’s books is that they are a heck of a lot lighter than most New Adult books. That is to say, the overwhelming majority of New Adult books up until now mostly seem to focus on tortured souls with heartbreaking pasts and […]

Posted August 2, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

So if you know me, you’ll probably have heard at one point or another that I’m seriously obsessed with the webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube. For those who are unfamiliar (where have you been??!?!) the webseries is a modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, which takes place in the form of vlogs in which Lizzie Bennet tells the audience about her daily life and her familial and romantic drama. The adaptation was actually an immersive transmedia experience, using multiple platforms including Twitter accounts for the characters, Instagram accounts, Tumblr posts, etc, in which the audience’s reactions also played a role sometimes. For […]

Posted July 28, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack

Book Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack

After just fifty pages of Cora Carmack’s debut, Losing It, I knew that I 100% needed Faking It in my life, so I ordered it right away. And this author just keeps impressing me. If all new adult were like this, it could easily become one of my favorite genres. Faking It follows the absolutely awesome Cade, who we got to know in Losing It – where he did not have such a happy ending. In fact, the book is told from the alternating perspectives of him and Max (Mackenzie), a new character who quickly becomes his love interest. Right off the bat I was […]

Posted May 19, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Book Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

The new adult genre and I have a pretty complicated relationship. Well, as far as relationships go. I mean, I think I can still count the number of new adult books I’ve read on one hand. But the ones I’d read did not really entice me to go back for more. New adult, until now, has pretty much just been an excuse for explicit sex scenes. And typically, it’s romantic drama llama that ties into some tough subjects or dark pasts. All typically not my thing. But here comes Losing It, proving that new adult can be done right. Ideally, what I want from new […]

Posted May 16, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Unteachable by Leah Raeder

Book Review: Unteachable by Leah Raeder

Unteachable is an indie New Adult romance that popped up on my radar last year after multiple blogger friends gave it high ratings and rave reviews. New Adult isn’t really my thing, but every once in a while, I am up for a steamy romance, and with its pretty cover and good prospects, Unteachable was at the top of that list to check out. I definitely enjoyed this read, and it was a great albeit coincidental Valentine’s gift to myself, but I’m feeling a bit… conflicted.

Posted March 5, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

If you’ve been around the reading community for the past 3-4 months, you’ll have heard about Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. It was inescapable. The hype was everywhere. Everyone was buying it. Everyone was reading it. Everyone was rating it 4-5 stars. Despite me having pre-ordered it, thanks to the wonderful (read: awful) service of the Book Depository, it took a month and a half before this book was finally in my hands. But off we went on this reading adventure. As a bookworm, and a fangirl, it wasn’t hard at all to find a connection to Cath. I could see a lot of myself in […]

Posted December 2, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 16 Comments
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