Review: Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount

Review: Nothing Left to Burn by Patty BlountTitle: Nothing Left to Burn
Author: Patty Blount
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Reece’s father hasn’t spoken to him since the car wreck that killed Reece’s brother. Desperate for forgiveness, Reece joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse. But the program is grueling, and Reece isn’t sure he can make it through. Then he meets Amanda. Amanda understands wanting to belong. As a foster kid, the firehouse is the only place that feels like home. She agrees to help Reece, but falling for him wasn’t part of the deal. And when a string of arsons suddenly point to Amanda, their relationship could go up in flames. 

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Review: Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount

Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount was not really my cup of tea. I had the wrong impression of this book before starting it and couldn’t really relate to it. The cover of this book is misleading and I found the characters unrelatable. That being said, this book is quite diverse and could be enjoyable for others who like learning about firefighters. Continue reading

Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny HanTitle: P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2)
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: May 26, 2015

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing. 

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Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han is the perfect sequel for To All the Boys I’ve Loved BeforeThe second story picks up immediately after the first book ends, however it is completely different. The same contemporary writing style of Jenny Han is definitely at play, but we see a new version of Lara Jean, a love triangle and lots of humour. Continue reading

Review & Playlist: Ana of California by Andi Teran

Review & Playlist: Ana of California by Andi Teran

Review & Playlist: Ana of California by Andi TeranTitle: Ana of California
Author: Andi Teran
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: June 30, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green Gables In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next—unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. When she first arrives, Ana can’t tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need. Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong. 

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Review: Ana of California by Andi Teran

Ana of California by Andi Teran is one of those books that is perfect for a lazy afternoon in the sun. In a new spin on an old favourite, Andi Teran has created an updated version of Anne of Green Gables that includes a spunky main character and oozes in diversity.

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