Review & Playlist: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

Review & Playlist: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

Review & Playlist: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael AllenTitle: The Revenge Playbook
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 16, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Don’t get mad, get even! In this poignant and hilarious novel, Rachael Allen brilliantly explores the nuances of high school hierarchies, the traumas sustained on the path to finding true love, and the joy of discovering a friend where you least expect.
 
In the small town of Ranburne, high school football rules and the players are treated like kings. How they treat the girls they go to school with? That’s a completely different story. Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana each have their own reason for wanting to teach the team a lesson—but it’s only when circumstances bring them together that they come up with the plan to steal the one thing the boys hold sacred. All they have to do is beat them at their own game.
 
Brimming with sharp observations and pitch-perfect teen voices, fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Mlynowski are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp tale—by the author of 17 First Kisses—about the unexpected roads that can lead you to finding yourself. 

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Review: The Revenge Playbook

The Revenge Playbook  by Rachael Allen is a hilarious novel with a twisty plot told in multiple perspectives. It is all about girl power and is sure to engage the reader with its message. It is a perfect summer read that will leave you with warm fuzzies. Continue reading

Review & Playlist: The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Review & Playlist: The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Review & Playlist: The Night We Said Yes by Lauren GibaldiTitle: The Night We Said Yes
Author: Lauren Gibaldi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 16, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

A fun, romantic read, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti!
 
Before Matt, Ella had a plan. Get over a no-good ex-boyfriend. Graduate from high school without any more distractions. Move away from Orlando, Florida, where she’s lived her entire life. 
 
But Matt—the cute, shy, bespectacled bass player who just moved to town—was never part of that plan.
 
And neither was attending a party that was crashed by the cops just minutes after they arrived. Or spending an entire night saying “yes” to every crazy, fun thing they could think of.
 
Then Matt abruptly left town, and he broke not only Ella’s heart but those of their best friends, too. So when he shows up a year later with a plan of his own—to relive the night that brought them together—Ella isn’t sure whether Matt’s worth a second chance. Or if re-creating the past can help them create a different future. 
 
In alternating then and now chapters, debut author Lauren Gibaldi crafts a charming, romantic story of first loves, lifelong friendships, uncovered secrets, and, ultimately, finding out how to be brave. 

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Review: The Night We Said Yes

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi is one of those contemporary novels that will leave you with a book hangover. It has the perfect mix of romance and excitement. The use of flashbacks, a relatable plot and musical elements make this book so extraordinary.

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Audiobook Review & Playlist: Paper Towns

Audiobook Review & Playlist: Paper TownsTitle: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Narrator: Dan John Miller
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: October 16, 2008

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew. 

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Audiobook Review & Playlist: Paper Towns

John Green hits another one out of the park in this audiobook version of Paper Towns narrated by Dan John Miller. Listeners will be lured into this mysterious book with ease. It is brimming with well-developed characters, connections to contemplate and a storyteller that mesmerizes. Continue reading