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Book Review: Bookish and the Beast

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston Genre(s): YA, Romance, Contemporary, Retelling Published: August 4, 2020 Publisher: Quirk Books Source: Physical Pages: 288 “Sometimes the universe deals us fates that make us happy, but sometimes it simply deals us fates that make us.” Rating Synopsis (from Goodreads) Rosie Thorne is feeling stuck—on her college application… Continue reading Book Review: Bookish and the Beast

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Book Review: 10 Things I Hate About Pinky

10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon Published July 2020 Genre(s): YA, Contemporary, Romance 368 pages “But listen, people can change all the time. Maybe not in big, profound ways, but in little, incremental ways that end up changing essential parts of them anyway. It’s like a Rubik’s Cube – you start with… Continue reading Book Review: 10 Things I Hate About Pinky

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Book Review: Serious Moonlight

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett Published April 2019 Genre(s): YA, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery 426 pages “Family isn’t always blood, and it isn’t contained in a single tree. It’s a forest.” Rating Summary (from Goodreads) Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy… Continue reading Book Review: Serious Moonlight

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Book Review: Tell Me Everything

Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni Published February 2019 Genre(s): YA, contemporary 288 pages “’Never forget: Life begets art. To create your best work, you have to have something to art about.’” Rating Summary Ivy is basically invisible to everyone except her best friend, Harold. When Sophomore year starts up, Harold becomes busy leaving Ivy… Continue reading Book Review: Tell Me Everything

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Book Review: Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett Published April 2018 Genre(s): YA, contemporary, romance 421 pages “‘Don’t be cautious. Be careful,’ she reminds me. Cautious people are afraid of the unknown and avoid it. Careful people plan so that they’re more confident when they face the unknown.” Rating Summary (from Goodreads) Ever since last year’s homecoming dance,… Continue reading Book Review: Starry Eyes

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Book Review: There’s Something About Sweetie

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon Published May 2019 Genre(s): YA, Contemporary, Romance 378 pages “If the word “fat” makes you cringe, I hope you’ll stop and examine why that is. What do you think when you see the word “thin”? My guess is nothing, or at least, nothing bad. So then, is there… Continue reading Book Review: There’s Something About Sweetie

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Book Review: Love & Luck

 Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch Published May 2018 Genre(s): YA, contemporary, romance 303 pages 3.5/5 stars   “Labels aren’t big enough for people. And once you try to categorize someone, you stop looking for who they actually are.” Summary (from Goodreads)  Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding, and hoping… Continue reading Book Review: Love & Luck

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Book Review: Famous in a Small Town

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills Published January 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary, YA, Romance 312 pages 3.5 stars   “It was quiet for a moment, her grin fading in contemplation. ‘For real, though. What do you want right now? If you could have the one thing you want most in the world, right this second,… Continue reading Book Review: Famous in a Small Town

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Book Review: One of Us is Next

One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus Published January 2020 Genre(s): YA, Mystery, Contemporary 377 pages 5/5 stars “‘But you can’t change the past, you know? All you can do is try harder next time. So don’t give on yourself just yet.’” Summary (from Goodreads) Come on, Bayview, you know you’ve missed this.… Continue reading Book Review: One of Us is Next