Review: How My Summer Went Up in Flames

Review: How My Summer Went Up in FlamesTitle: How My Summer Went Up in Flames
Author: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: January 1, 2013

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

First she lost her heart. Then she lost her mind. And now she’s on a road trip to win back her ex. This debut novel’s packed with drama and romance!

Rosie’s always been impulsive. She didn’t intend to set her cheating ex-boyfriend’s car on fire. And she never thought her attempts to make amends could be considered stalking. So when she’s served with a temporary restraining order on the first day of summer vacation, she’s heartbroken—and furious.

To put distance between Rosie and her ex, Rosie’s parents send her on a cross-country road trip with responsible, reliable neighbor Matty and his two friends. Forget freedom of the road, Rosie wants to hitchhike home and win back her ex. But her determination starts to dwindle with each passing mile. Because Rosie’s spark of anger? It may have just ignited a romance with someone new…

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Review: How My Summer Went up in Flames

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski is a light and amusing summer read. It tells of a perfect road trip that is relatable and will make the reader feel as though they are part of the story. This book is complete with an entertaining narrator and a plot that is inspirational. Continue reading

Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in BetweenTitle: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: September 1, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.

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Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith will help you to hold on to summer for a little while! It is the kind of book that is frank, yet easy going. The story also contains a likeable main character who is level headed and fun loving. This is the perfect book for an afternoon at the beach. Continue reading

YA Book Bloggers: YA Book Bloggers Around the World

 

Unknown.pngThe Travelling Notebook is a YA  book bloggers project hosted by Lia [BookLand] and Josephine [Josie’s Book Corner]. A Notebook left Greece in order to reach Australia. First it has to pass from the hands of book bloggers around the world and be filled with much love and book related stuff. So get inspired and do your magic in order to fill all the pages!  Continue reading

Review: Another Day by David Levithan

Review: Another Day by David LevithanTitle: Another Day (Every Day #2)
Series: Every Day #2
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: August 25, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person…wasn’t Justin at all.

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

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Review: Another Day by David Levithan

Another Day by David Levithan is such a breathtaking book that everyone should grace their shelves with. It has a bit of an eerie concept, but mixed in with a contemporary, making this book an extremely believable magical realism book! One of my favourite things about this book is how it is told in Rhiannon’s perspective instead of A’s like in book one. This really makes Another Day a thrilling companion to Every Day. Continue reading

Review: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Review: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-DoyleTitle: The Accident Season
Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: August 18, 2015

three-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it's bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it's just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season--when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17--is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think.

Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There's a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises. This is the year Cara will finally fall desperately in love, when she'll start discovering the painful truth about the adults in her life, and when she'll uncover the dark origins of the accident season--whether she’s ready or not.

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Review: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley DOyle

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle is a mysterious novel with such a unique and peculiar concept. I loved the combination of many genres, including one of my favourites, magical realism! Though I enjoyed these elements, I did find part of the story to be slow, therefore making this book sort of sluggish. Continue reading