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Book Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby

Book Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby

This book, guys. This book. It’s beautiful. It’s stunning. It deserves all the praise it’s gotten. I want to just bathe in the beauty of Jessi Kirby’s prose, the subtle perfection of the romance, and the touching importance of the message. I love this book. Please go buy it. That is all. … Of course not. I want to give this book a real review but I feel like my words won’t do it justice. Just like the best contemporary novels out there (and keep in mind that I’m not a big contemporary reader), this is a story that has to be experienced. That’s what […]

Posted June 20, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 20 Comments
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Book Review: True by Hilary Duff

Book Review: True by Hilary Duff

Dear Elixir series, Once upon a time, I was young and naive. Your first installment, Elixir was so gleefully different and had such a mysterious and creepy vibe that I honestly couldn’t put it down until I finished. I was excited. Especially because I completely adore Hilary Duff. But maybe that made me see this in a more flattering light than warranted. But I was inexperienced! I honestly had not read much before that point, and now, the tables have surely turned. First of all, I think to an extent I would still enjoy Elixir today. But the series lost its momentum, and, to be […]

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

*sigh* – that’s the only appropriate way to start this review. Now I gave City of Bones 3.5 oranges, and was even sort of debating giving it an extra orange, and now I’m thinking that even 3.5 was too many. I’ve reached a few conclusions about why that is: first off, I’ve definitely reached my YA bullshit quota for the month, and need a break from that. And secondly, I’ve realized that The Mortal Instruments are guilty pleasure books. Except this time I felt none of the pleasure in it. By this term I mean to say that these books are fine if your read […]

Posted September 25, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Maybe I should give this a half orange extra? I dunno. I liked this book. Considering how much hype it’s gotten I thought it was definitely worth checking out. And I went in with pretty much the lowest expectations ever because the paranormal genre is usually not my thing. I suppose that probably helped. The biggest flaw that I can think of that no moment really “blew me away” or whatever. I’d seen spoilers – so the ending revelation about Jace was nothing new to me. I am interested to see how that will be resolved – since I already sort of know that too. […]

Posted September 17, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

So I had been hearing about this book for ages, really. Almost two years and I just now got around to finally reading it. Considering what I had heard (not much about the story, but the emotions people had about it) I had pretty high expectations, but the book exceeded my wildest dreams. I cried. I seriously, seriously cried for almost the last quarter of the book. That honestly has never happened before. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten this emotional about a book. But it was crying in the best possible way, because it’s so uplifting. I just have to write this review now […]

Posted June 15, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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