Tag: Contemporary

Review: Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Review: Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Every now and again you stumble onto a book that’s […]

Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Gripping and thought-provoking, although it lacked that little something extra to make it special.

Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold + Giveaway

Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold + Giveaway

Writing reviews for contemporaries are the hardest for me, especially […]

Review: Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton

Review: Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton

Awesomesauce. I need the second one STAT.

Review: Little Peach by Peggy Kern + Q&A+ Giveaway

Review: Little Peach by Peggy Kern + Q&A+ Giveaway

This story broke my heart and I don’t know if anything can put it back together.

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Like all the other Rainbow Rowell books, this one had loads of potential, but failed to live up to the hype.

Review: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

Review: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

But there comes a point where the commonplace becomes flat. It doesn’t excite. It is not “bad” or of poor quality, but rather creates a wall between the object and its audience, able to be appreciated for its theoretical strengths but not its emotional punch.

Review: Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman

Review: Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman

Paola reviews Alex As Well and she has lots of thoughts.

Review: Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

Review: Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

“An average novel that had the potential to be pretty good”- Paola reviews Zac & Mia by A.J.Betts

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

“I really enjoyed the version of Isla and the Happily Ever After that I rewrote in my head.” Kiona reviews her disappointment with Isla and the Happily Ever After.

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Flynn, though, obviously knows what she is doing, and her competence helps smooth the various hurdles that she seems so fond of tangling her readers in.

Guest Post, Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

Guest Post, Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

Happy Monday everybody! Today we have the fantastic Dahlia Adler […]

Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Paola tries really hard to think of something positive to say about A Little Something Different but fails miserably.

Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Paola reviews Open Road Summer and explains that while it didn’t meet her original expectations, it was still a fun summer read.

Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Its unique storytelling approach and narrative structure is interesting, but “Afterworlds” does not do enough with its eccentricities to make it truly memorable. There is a good story here, but it’s largely buried beneath another, less enjoyable one.

Isla Is Coming: Lola and the Boy Next Door Readalong Kick-off

Isla Is Coming: Lola and the Boy Next Door Readalong Kick-off

We are officially one week away from Isla and the […]

Who’s This Katie Finn Character?!

Who’s This Katie Finn Character?!

You think you know who Katie Finn is, but you have no idea. Morgan Matson gets to the bottom of it!

Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

“Like ice cream it’s delicious, sweet and will give you brain freeze if you have too much of it.” -Kat Kennedy Reviews Boomerang by Noelle August

Isla Is Coming: A Happily Ever After Readalong

Isla Is Coming: A Happily Ever After Readalong

  Hello, hello! Ladies and gentlemen, this is it. We […]

Early Cuddles: Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Early Cuddles: Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Paola gives an Early Cuddle to Falling into Place by Amy Zhang.

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Steph reviews We Were Liars by E. Lockhart in a particularly unhelpful fashion with pics of her feels.

Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

A conversation with myself in which I try to figure […]

Review: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Review: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

It is short, yet memorable. Funny, yet challenging. What more could one need from something with such a delightfully ridiculous cover?

Review: Breakable by Tammara Webber

Review: Breakable by Tammara Webber

“A messfest of creepernatural behaviour.” Kat Kennedy rants about Breakable by Tammara Webber, come and see what got her so mad.

Author Interview with Paula Stokes and a Giveaway

Author Interview with Paula Stokes and a Giveaway

Hey guys, today I have Paula Stokes here answering some […]