Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam SilveraTitle: What If It's Us
Author: Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: October 9, 2018

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?

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When I saw that Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, two of my favourite authors, had come together to create What If It’s Us, I was very excited. This book is at the same time profound and adorable, and the main characters are each likeable. I especially enjoyed seeing both the authors’ signature styles come through at times, and their work fits together nicely. I had extremely high hopes for this one, and it is safe to say that I was not disappointed. Continue reading

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaways: This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaways: This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaways: This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren GibaldiTitle: This Tiny Perfect World
Author: Lauren Gibaldi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: February 27, 2018

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out. She’s going to community college after graduation to stay close to home and her best friend, Faye. She’ll take over the family diner that her dad has been managing since her mother died. And one day, she’ll marry her high school sweetheart, Logan. But when she unexpectedly lands a scholarship to a prestigious summer theater camp, she is thrust into a world of competition and self-doubt. And suddenly, her fu-ture gets a little hazy. As she meets new friends, including Chase, a talented young actor with big-city dreams, she begins to realize that maybe the life everyone (includ-ing her) expects her to lead is not the one she was meant to have.

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I knew that I would love this book the second I read the synopsis. I will read pretty much any book about acting and any book that is set at camp. This Tiny Perfect World has both. I really enjoyed the message of this story, and the main character is believable. If you enjoyed Lauren Gibaldi’s other books, her latest instalment will not let you down.

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Review: Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne

 

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Title: Love on the Lifts
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: December 13, 2005
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): 

Winter Break super-secret perfect cocoa recipe:

8 oz steamed whole milk
(no skim! doesn’t work!)

2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder (big scoops)

1 tbsp. sugar (can’t be too sweet)

4 dried, crushed mint leaves
(or 1 tbsp. mint syrup)

Stir thoroughly. Add mint swizzle stick. Combine with cute ski instructor, or brother’s cute best friend, or cute guy you never noticed was so cute…Enjoy. Continue reading

Review: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

 

Book cover for Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

Title: Snowed In
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: November 27, 2008
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): 

Well, apparently I live here now, my mom just bought the place. And named it after me, Ashleigh, which was nice. But did she know how cold it is here??

Um, it’s a tiny island with not much to do, unless you really like sleigh rides. But I gotta say there are quite a few hot guys on this cold island . . . Continue reading

ARC Review: As I Descended by Robin Talley

 

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I received an ARC at HCC Frenzy‘s Frenzy Presents event.

Title: As I Descended
Author: Robin Talley
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them.

Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.

Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.

But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.

Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.

But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line.

From acclaimed author Robin Talley comes a Shakespeare-inspired story of revenge and redemption, where fair is foul, and foul is fair. Continue reading