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Welcome to my Blog

My name is Michelle and I am a grad student, a marketer, and a bibliophile. The main point of this blog will be book reviews, but I may add in more as I go. I am constantly reading and/or listening to audiobooks. I have a wide variety of interests including marketing and making chainmaille jewelry as well. Please see below for various affiliate/discount links. Some of these I get commission on, some are only discount codes (discount codes will be in quotes) My Amazon Favs My Mercari Closet My Poshmark Closet GetUpside (save money on gas) InstaGC (rewards website) Rakuten (cash back … Continue reading Welcome to my Blog

Me Myself & Him by Chris Tebbetts

I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you net galley! Truth be told, I did not like this book. I had a very hard time getting into it and I struggled to find the motivation to continue reading. The way the book was set up simply made me very not interested in it. I did not like that each chapter essentially had two chapters in it, one version for each of the two storylines that was being told. I think the premise behind the book is great, and I love the idea … Continue reading Me Myself & Him by Chris Tebbetts

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

I don’t think it is possible for me to not enjoy a book from Emma Mills. And Famous in a Small Town was definitely enjoyable! Sophie’s enthusiasm for raising money for the band, her love and dedication to her friends, and her naive outlook on Megan Pleasant make her adorable and fun to know. As a former band geek who got to participate in trips, the importance of fund raising is huge. Especially if you are in a small town where parents might not be able to just write a check for you to be able to participate. Her enthusiasm … Continue reading Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Another fun and cute read from Emma Mills! I love the character of Claudia. She is the perfect blend of true friend/defender/introvert. While she is skeptical of people, and skeptical of them liking her, she is a true defender of her friends. Once she befriends someone, she is loyal. I wasn’t thrilled with the storyline between her and Gideon. I loved them as friends, and loved that they ended up together, but I felt that the tension and minor drama between them was unnecessary. It felt similar to most YA romcoms. Predictable but relatable at the same time. I did … Continue reading Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

This was a very cute book. It was light, quick, fun, and easy to read. It is a great book to read when you are stressed and you want something to distract you. While most of the story was predictable, the author did manage to have some surprises within the story also. I enjoyed watching Sloane learn what friendship truly is and learn more about herself. Her immediate dedication to her friends was a great recurring theme throughout the book. I would have liked the story to continue and delve further into her relationships as well as the relationships between … Continue reading This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

Two Like Me and You by Chad Alan Gibbs

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. From the first sentence, I was drawn into this book. Right away I knew that it would be humorous and entertaining. Edwin was a fantastic main character. I loved the way that the author showed Edwin’s progression throughout the book and it showed how Edwin grew to better understand himself and the situations that he was a part of. I loved the way that the author used Parker and Garland to teach Edwin who he truly was, without letting him know that they were doing so. … Continue reading Two Like Me and You by Chad Alan Gibbs

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins has a way of writing that is unparalleled. All of her books deal with tough and heart wrenching topics, and Perfect is no exception. Relationships, sexuality, eating disorders, stalking, crime, pleas for help, suicide, and so many others are all involved in this book. The author’s way of writing makes it easy to grasp these topics and to feel what the characters are feeling. You experience the highs and lows with them, without even realizing how much time is passing as you read. Without delving too in depth of each topic, Hopkins invokes feelings in the reader as … Continue reading Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla

I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book! I thought it was a super cute retelling of Beauty and the Beast! I loved that the “Beast” was actually a girl in this book. While I, of course, did not like the reason that Bettina was a “beast”, I’m glad that the author did not focus much on it. I loved that Beau gave Bett a real chance and that he grew to know and like her without anyone else’s input. He even ignored the input of others and … Continue reading Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

So I’ll be honest, I never knew that the original Grimm fairytale of Cinderella involved the stepsisters cutting off part of their feet in order to make the glass slipper fit. So when this book started off that way, it was quite a bit of a shock. I started off hesitant while reading this book. I had a hard time reconciling it with the Disney version of Cinderella that everyone knows. But I’m glad I kept going. Watching Isabell grow into the woman that she was meant to be and not the woman that her mother wanted her to be, … Continue reading Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly