Review: Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz

Review: Someone to Love by Melissa de la CruzTitle: Someone to Love
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: January 2, 2018

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Olivia “Liv” Blakely knows how important it is to look good. Her father is running for governor and Liv is thrust into the bright media spotlight. She has an image to uphold—to her maybe boyfriend, to her new friends and to the public, who love to find fault on social media.

Liv’s sunny, charming facade hides an inner voice that will settle for nothing less than perfection. No matter who she has to give up, or what she has to lose, to achieve it. But as the high price of perfection takes a toll, Liv realizes that the love she feels for herself is more important than all the ‘likes’ in the world.

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Review: Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz

Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz is a YA novel that digs deep into the issues surrounding bulimia. While there is some enlightening information contained in this book that will educate its readers about a serious and often ignored topic, there are too many other topics that this book also attempts to address, which seems to detract from the original theme. The main character is one that can be empathized with, but she is not one that I found to be particularly enjoyable. This book contains scenes of self-harm, so I will caution anyone who is triggered by this topic. 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

Book Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Book Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi AlsaidTitle: Let's Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: July 29, 2014

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named Leila. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth—sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way. 

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Book Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Let’s Get Lost.by Adi Alsaid is such an easy book to review! The characters are fascinating and the writing is so much fun and unpredictable. A must-read for fans of road trip books. Continue reading