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Book Thoughts: In a Perfect World by Trish Dollar

May 2, 2017

Trish Doller’s In a Perfect World is a beautifully told story about Caroline, who moves to Cairo the summer before Senior year after her mother accepts a job offer from her dream company. With a beautiful cover and an intriguing premise, I knew I would be in for a treat, but I did not expect to find such a moving story full of romance and important social themes.…

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Review: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

December 20, 2013

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell has been on my radar ever since it was announced, but like most books, it got lost in the shuffle. Luckily, I had some down time and finally picked it up – and I loved every word of it. Rainbow Rowell is a master storyteller and an expert at creating characters that resonate long after readers have finished the book. Everything about her writing…


Waiting on Wednesday: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

July 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday is weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases which books readers are eagerly awaiting! *** While I don’t read as many contemporary stories as I should, Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty series is one of my favorites and I frequently recommended it while working at Schuler Books. There’s a delicate intensity to Han’s stories and her writing is absolutely heart-wrenchingly honest. So, my…

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Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

March 5, 2013

  Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park is the kind of story that will tear you to pieces. It’s stunningly raw, emotional, and intense with a romance that struggles to remain in tact. Ms. Rowell’s writing is clear, precise, and explosive. Yet there’s a subtlety to the story, one that advances the plot and characters. I particularly loved the more intimate scenes with Eleanor and Park. The dialogue in these moments is so perfect and captivating…


Upcoming: Blog Tour for Cal Armistead

February 12, 2013

Coming up on February 26th, I’ll be having author Cal Armistead on the site for a guest post as part of her blog tour for Being Henry David! I’m really excited for you guys to read what Ms. Armistead has to say and I’ll also be giving away a signed copy of the book! So, be sure to stop by on the 26th!…


Cover Reveal: DARE YOU TO by Katie McGarry

November 29, 2012

The HarlequinTeen team has done it again! Here’s the stunningly sexy cover for Katie McGarry’s upcoming release, Dare You To, the companion/sequel to her hit Pushing the Limits. Tell me what you think of the new cover in the comments! “I dare you…” If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects…


Waiting on Wednesday (15): Crash by Nicole Williams

November 21, 2012

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a feature hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, and is a feature that helps spread the word about upcoming releases. *** Today’s pick is Crash by Nicole Williams. This is another self-published title that was picked up by a traditional house. I’m really excited to read it and I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things. The new paperback comes out in December. If…

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Review: Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

May 3, 2011

Bill Konigsberg’s Out of the Pocket is a book I’ve wanted to read for a while, but never was able to find a copy. Well, I finally found one at Anderson’s Bookshop and I recently finished reading it. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of LGBT YA out there, so I had high expectations for this book. Guess what? I loved it! My one reservation was…

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Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

December 2, 2010

So, I have this fascination with France. I don’t speak French, I’ve never been to the country, I don’t spend hours Google-ling it, and yet I have this strange fascination with it. “Paris Je’Taime” is one of my favorite movies and I love the Beautiful Americans series by Lucy Silag. When I discovered Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss, I couldn’t help but become overcome with excitement…