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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 of there being two stories within one book. Especially with the idea of alternate realities. However, I did not like the flip-flop back and forth in this book. If you weren’t keeping careful track on which chapter was which, it was easy to forget that the storyline switched back and forth. There were a few times that I got confused as to which version of Chris that I was currently reading.
With that being said, I did very much enjoy the storyline of this book. I liked how one version had Kris in trouble for something that he did it while the other version showed what would happen if he got away with it. I did like that the two storylines merged together at points so that there were specific events that happened in both timelines.
If you like alternate realities and alternate possibilities for stories, then this book is absolutely perfect for you. The storyline and the premise and the characters were fantastic.
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 and dedication to raising the money are inspiring, especially when she wants to help out everyone.
Her loyalty and dedication to her friends, even ones she just met, are wonderful to see. It’s too easy to get caught up in your own world and not see that others are suffering too. It was great to see that she puts them first, even when she probably shouldn’t.
Her naive outlook on Megan Pleasant is adorable because Sophie wants everyone to see the good in everyone and everything. That innocence is a breath of fresh air in today’s world.
Overall, this was a very cute and engaging book. Super easy and quick to read, but still wonderful nonetheless.
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 enjoy the storyline with her and Iris. I loved that she brought Iris out of her shell and showed her how to be a true person and to not always rely on herself.
Overall I found the book to be cute and funny. Very easy to read and engaging as well. Another great book to escape the stress of life with!
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.
The development of Parker somewhat surprised me to be honest. While I did see the progression of her and Edwin’s friendship, I was not expecting the way it concluded. However, I did 100% predict the way that Edwin and Sadie’s relationship would end up.
I both loved and was disappointed by Garland’s story. I wish that there had been more detail into who he truly was, I also hoped for a better resolution for his story. For that reason, I read this book a 4/5 stars.
Overall, this was a very engaging and humorous read. The storyline was easy to follow, the characters were relatable, and the story finished well.
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I will admit, I chose this book because I thought the cover looked really cool. And I am so so glad that I did. This book was absolutely incredible. The author weaved you into her story seamlessly and you could imagine every second of it within your own mind.
I easily found myself cheering along with the two twins as they figured out what happened to their mother, and the truth about themselves and their family. When Luka and Iris finally got together, I had a huge smile on my face.
Wicked Like a Wildfire was a great combination of independence, strength, family, betrayal, hope, determination, and perseverance. You will definitely have a gamut of emotions as you are reading this book.
This book was the absolute perfect introduction into the series and I absolutely cannot wait to read book 2. The ending is the perfect way to leave you anxious for more.
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