Tag: Contemporary

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

Took me long enough, right?! I was honestly afraid to read this book because of the hype surrounding it. (Curse being a black sheep.) Thankfully I didn’t hate it like I was afraid I would, but it still didn’t blow me away like I was hoping. Actually, I’m still kind of on the fence about this book. I did really enjoy it while I was reading, but I have some reservations. I love that Stephanie captures that feeling. You know, the […]

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Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 31, 2015 | 5 Comments

I’ve been hearing wonderful things about this book for some time now (especially from Nova!), but I’ve been hesitant to pick it up because I wasn’t sure it was going to be a “me” book. As it turns out, I was pleasantly surprised! I absolutely loved the message this book had going for it. I love that Elise was sort of lost and alone, and in finding music she found herself. She also found herself without the aid of a guy. This […]

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Review: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Review: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

I mentioned in my review of The Art of Lainey that I was really impressed by  how much Paula’s storytelling had improved since Venom. I was even more impressed with it in this one! The mystery aspect of this book was awesome! I really liked the secrets and lies – I love stories where the bad guy could be anyone, so you start to mistrust every single person in the story. This one was like that! At every turn I was wondering […]

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Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 24, 2014 | 5 Comments

I have heard of this book through many bloggers, and have seen TONS of glowing reviews for it. I’ve seen people talk about how it changed their life. (This was actually my first foray into the Middle Grade genre.) Honestly, I don’t even know how to review and rate this because this book didn’t really do anything for me. It was deep…almost too deep for the audience it was meant for. But at the same time, it felt like kind of […]

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Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

If it works for armies and athletes, maybe it can work for me. I’m a girl who believes in fighting for what she wants. I wasn’t a huge fan of Venom, but something I mentioned in my review was that I was really impressed with Fiona’s (Paula’s) writing style. This book was no exception! There’s something about the way she puts her words together that makes you want to keep reading. Her prose is interesting and entertaining! As far as […]

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Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 14, 2014 | 15 Comments

Wow. I haven’t read a contemporary that affected me so much since Before I Fall! This story was beautiful, guys. It had me sobbing! I loved Nastya. LOVED her. She was so awesome! She was witty and hilarious, she was strong, and she didn’t give a f*ck what anyone thought of her. Plus, she was interesting. I wish she were real so we could be friends! I don’t dress this way because I like it so much or because I want people to […]

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