Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine

Review: Trouble is a Friend of MineTitle: Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Author: Stephanie Tromly
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digbys friend wasn't that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse.Her first day not in school (because she cut) in her new hometown that will soon be her old hometown (because she's getting out of Dodge as fast as she can) Zoe meets Digby. Or rather, Digby decides he's going to meet Zoe and get her to help him find missing teenager. Zoe isn't sure how, but Digby—the odd and brilliant and somehow…attractive?—Digby always gets what he wants, including her help on several illegal ventures. Before she knows it, Zoe has vandalized an office complex with fake snow, pretended to buy drugs alongside a handsome football player dressed like the Hulk, had a throw-down with a possible cult, and, oh yeah, saved her new hometown (which might be worth making her permanent hometown after all.)A mystery where catching the crook isn't the only hook, a romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a story about friendship where they aren't even sure they like each other—Trouble is a Friend of Mine is a YA debut you won’t soon forget. 

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Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly is a comical book filled with mystery. It contains an intelligent main character who is a very amusing narrator for the book. However, there are a few parts of the book that made me uncomfortable while reading and made me consider whether to continue reading on. Continue reading

Review: Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Review: Never Always Sometimes by Adi AlsaidTitle: Never Always Sometimes
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school.Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love. 

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Review: Never Always Sometimes by ADI ALSAID

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid is a book that I had high hopes for. As a big fan and supporter of Adi Alsaid, I was really hoping that it was going to be just as epic as Let’s Get Lost. The story line is actually really unique and it is definitely a fun summer read. Alsaid certainly develops his characters to a tee, however the book contains far too many clichés and is very predictable. Continue reading

Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. MaasTitle:  Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: September 2, 2014

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight. 

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Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas is probably the most intense book I’ve read this year. There is so much action and many secrets in this third instalment of the Throne of Glass series. This is a very unpredictable book with an amazing world unlike any other and is written so well the reader will be in awe. Continue reading

Book Review: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Book Review: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca SteadTitle: Goodbye Stranger
Author: Rebecca Stead
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Bridge is an accident survivor who's wondering why she's still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody's games--or so she tells the world. The three girls are best friends with one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade?This year everything is different for Sherm Russo as he gets to know Bridge Barsamian. What does it mean to fall for a girl--as a friend?On Valentine's Day, an unnamed high school girl struggles with a betrayal. How long can she hide in plain sight? 

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Book Review: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead is a book that will definitely appeal to you if enjoy a quick mysterious read. This book is a really engaging middle grade contemporary novel. Its middle school setting is very relatable, well-developed characters and a second-person narrative are the perfect mix for an enjoyable and hard to put down read. Continue reading

Book Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Book Review: One by Sarah CrossanTitle: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: September 15, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Tippi and Grace share everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson.Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it’s normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. The two sixteen-year-old girls have two heads, two hearts, and each has two arms, but at the belly, they join. And they are happy, never wanting to risk the dangerous separation surgery.But the girls’ body is beginning to fight against them. And soon they will have to face the impossible choice they have avoided for their entire lives. 

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Book Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Prepare to be heartbroken. One by Sarah Crossan is a book that is going to take its readers on a journey that will tug at your heart strings. One is a well-written and lyrical novel about conjoined twins that is sure to bring tears to readers’ eyes through its shocking plot. Continue reading