Series Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty

Series Review: The Summer I Turned PrettyTitle: The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 2015

three-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Belly has always lived for the summertime, because summer means all her favorite things: swimming, the beach, and the Fischer boys, Conrad and Jeremiah. For as long as she can remember, she's shared her summers with the brothers at Cousins Beach. And for as long as she can remember, she's been in love with Conrad. Then one summer it seems like he might have feelings for her too -- but so does Jeremiah. As the summer seasons pass, Belly has to choose between two brothers who love her ... and she'll have to break one of their hearts.

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Series Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty

As a big fan of Jenny Han, I had been waiting to read The Summer I Turned Pretty for so long. The summer vibes originally drew me in, and I enjoyed reading about life at a beach house. The main character is enjoyable, but she does have her moments that put me off. As well, the third and final instalment ruined the trilogy for me, and I was very dissatisfied with the ending. If you are looking to read this series, I would still recommend the first and the second book. Continue reading

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny HanTitle: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3)
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: May 2, 2017

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Lara Jean is having the best senior year.

And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks . . . until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han is an unexpected and thrilling final book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. I was unsure of what would happen in this book since P.S. I Still Love You also wrapped up pretty well, but I can safely say that this story does not disappoint. This final instalment is all about change, and Lara Jean has come a long way since the beginning of book one. One of my favourite things about this series is the strong familial bond. I am so satisfied with this culmination, and I would definitely recommend it. 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

Audiobook Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Audiobook Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved BeforeTitle: To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1)
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1
Author: Jenny Han
Narrator: Laura Knight Keating
Publisher: Recorded Books Inc.
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: April 16, 2014

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her.

They aren't love letters that anyone else wrote for her, these are ones she's written. One for every boy she's ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

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Audiobook Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is the perfect audiobook to spice up your summer! It explores the theme of family in a unique and witty storyline. The main character, Lara Jean, is an unbelievably relatable girl that readers will no doubt fall in love with. Narrated by Laura Knight Keating, who is the perfect Lara Jean and emulates her character beautifully in this novel. Continue reading