Jul 29
To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones

To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones

(This is going to be one of my shorter reviews by the way!) There are a lot of amazing things about To Be Perfectly Honest that it sort of overshadows the bad, but it was there, trust me.  I absolutely have to acknowledge the writing because I had no idea it was written in verse at first! But it’s beautifully done, making the story a quick read (despite it’s 500 pages) and a blunt one at that. But that wasn’t the only thing I loved about the writing. The fact that it seemed as if the main character was talking to us, telling us this story herself. She “rewrote reality” in this story several times, catching herself in a lie… Read more »

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Jul 28
The Half Life of Molly Pierce

The Half Life of Molly Pierce

I didn’t love The Half Life of Molly Pierce. I didn’t even really LIKE it.  But it managed to get a four star review from me. I’m not quite sure how that works either. Here are my problems with the book: Realism. This book wasn’t very realistic in terms of what was going on. I don’t really know what I expected, but when it turns out that EVERYONE knows what’s wrong with you and no one refuses to tell…wouldn’t you push harder for the answers that everyone but you have? The ones that you desperately want? But throughout the book, Molly would ask questions and everyone just seemed to say that they couldn’t tell her–they wouldn’t tell her. And she… Read more »

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Jul 26
Keepin’ It Real: Jaye Robin Brown

Keepin’ It Real: Jaye Robin Brown

Hey guys! Today I’m part of Kaitlin and Eli’s Keepin’ It Real Feature where several contemporary authors stop by blogs with guest posts, interviews, etc! And I’m happy to present… (Main Character of NO PLACE TO FALL by Jaye Robin Brown)   What is the worst thing you’ve ever done. Ugh, do I really have to talk about that? Because, apparently this chick, Jaye Robin Brown, wrote a book about me and it’s all revealed there. But I can tell you, it was stupid and I totally knew better. But I did it anyway because I was trying to help out a friend. In hindsight, I should have found a better way. The other worst thing I did, kind of turned… Read more »

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Jul 25
Life of a Blogger: Quirks

Life of a Blogger: Quirks

OH. OH. OH. Yes. Yes I can do this. INDEED. I CAN DO THIS. I’m sorry, what was that? I can’t here you over my bookish puns. I AM RIDICULOUS about bookish puns. Insanely ridiculous. You don’t seem them a lot in my reviews, but in my Fictious Freakouts and sometimes on twitter, you’ll see them. Yeah, you’ll definitely see them. I LOVE BOOK PUNS SO MUCH. Really I love any puns. For example. My friends and I were talking about the possibility of an ice day back in Feb and this is the conversation I head with a friend: Friend: we’ve had too many ice days this year… o.o Me: IKR. All Frozen’s fault Friend: Lol OF COURSE Me:… Read more »

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Jul 24
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

  Two things about this book: 1) I didn’t know, at first, that this was a horror. Thriller? Yes. Horror? NOT REALLY. 2) I read this at home alone at ten PM and it was one of the worst and best ideas ever. Reading this book was absolutely terrifying for me–I will read any YA, except horror, and for good reason. I’m one of the biggest wimps in the world and almost anything will give me a week’s worth of nightmares. It doesn’t matter how fascinating horror books sound, I will avoid them like a plague. Now me thinking that Welcome to the Dark House was a thriller sort of negated that fact, making it the first horror story I’ve read… Read more »

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Jul 23
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average.  But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St…. Read more »

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Jul 22
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Honestly, I was a bit scared going into Say What You Will because it reminded me a lot of OCD Love Story that, while I was anticipating so much, I just had issues with. I feel kind of bad because what I didn’t like reading was the OCD part, even though that was the whole point of the story and I was wary that Say What You Will would have the same effect on me. It’s safe to say that it didn’t, but that doesn’t mean I loved it all that much.In the beginning, I absolutely adored it. Matthew and Amy were both such interesting characters and the contrast between both of them made the story seem raw and more… Read more »

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