Once Upon a Quinceañera, Monica Gomez-Hira

Once Upon a Quinceañera, Monica Gomez-Hira

Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira is an entertaining story about a summer internship that takes a turn. I enjoyed the tension of the family drama, and I was excited to finally see a book about a quinceañera. While the concept has promise, I found the execution wasn’t as strong as it could have been, and parts of the book drag. However, those looking for a fun and unique romcom will enjoy this one.

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Review: As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper

Review: As Far As You'll Take Me by Phil Stamper

As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper is a story all about found family and finding where you belong. I loved the parts of the book that feature music, especially since the oboe is a pretty unconventional instrument in YA, and the main character is realistic. What I wasn’t expecting was the book’s darker tone compared to Stamper’s debut, but while this wasn’t exactly what I was looking for at the moment, I would still recommend it to those looking for a more serious contemporary. Continue reading

Clever Gifts for Book Lovers That Aren’t Just Books

Clever Gifts for Book Lovers That Aren't Just Books

Gifts for book lovers are surprisingly a lot easier to find than you would think! There are many unique gift ideas that fans of books and all things bookish will enjoy and need. The best gifts for bookworms are clever range from a simple bookmark to much needed shelves to hold those never-ending piles of books. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give your favourite book nerd, we have you covered with our ultimate list! Continue reading

Review: Love in English by Maria E. Andreu

Review: Love in English by Maria E. Andreu

Love in English by Maria E. Andreu is a book all about finding your voice when you might not have the words to express yourself. This is such a touching story, tinged with humour, and the main character is easy to connect with. The style of the book, allowing the reader to share Ana’s confusion, is also one of its strengths. Those looking for a sweet and thought-provoking contemporary will love this one. Continue reading

Review: A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

Review: A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen combines two of my favourite things in YA–baking and competition. This is such an entertaining story about a baking competition that turns out to be a matchmaking scheme, and there are some fantastic descriptions of food inside. I enjoyed the main character’s passion for baking, but I would have liked to see more about the competition itself. Despite this, this is still an engaging read and a quirky take on Pride and Prejudice. Continue reading