Review: Four Days of You and Me

Review: Four Days of You and Me

Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally was a book I was excited to read since I have always enjoyed her work. Her latest novel takes place on class trips over the course of four years, but this element was one of the only aspects I enjoyed about the book. Much of the story is melodramatic, and the use of flashbacks becomes confusing since the state of the characters’ relationship is constantly changing from chapter to chapter. Furthermore, their relationship is toxic, and because of this, I had trouble rooting for them. Continue reading

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally

Friday Reads

Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

This week’s book: Coming Up For Air by Miranda Kenneally

Coming Up for Air Miranda KenneallyTitle: Coming Up for Air
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: July 4, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.

All of Maggie's focus and free time is spent swimming.  She's not only striving to earn scholarships—she's training to qualify for the Olympics.  It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team, and cheers her on. But Levi's already earned an Olympic tryout, so Maggie feels even more pressure to succeed.  And it's not until Maggie's away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the "typical" high school experience she's missed by being in the pool.

No one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year.  First up? Making out with a guy.  And Levi could be the perfect candidate.  After all, they already spend a lot of time together.  But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to sacrifice in the water to win at love?

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Review: Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Review: Breathe, Annie, BreatheTitle: Breathe, Annie, Breathe
Series: Hundred Oaks
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: April 7, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

 Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

"Breathe, Annie, Breathe is an emotional, heartfelt, and beautiful story about finding yourself after loss and learning to love. It gave me so many feels. Her best book yet." — Jennifer Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You 

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Review: Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally is perfect for fans of the Hundred Oaks series. This book is a contemporary young adult romance that deals with a difficult experience in an interesting and engaging fashion. The characters are relatable, and its inspirational theme will touch readers on a whole new level. Continue reading

Review: JESSE’S GIRL by Miranda Kenneally

Review: JESSE’S GIRL by Miranda KenneallyTitle: Jesse's Girl (Hundred Oaks)
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: July 7, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.

But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo? 

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Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally is very a entertaining read. It is so very different from other books I’ve read. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book with such timbre! If you are a music lover, this book should be right up your alley! Continue reading