Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

“Wait, who are you, man?” -Ross This is a question that everyone has been asked at some point in their life. Not necessarily by someone specific, but at least by themselves. And at different points in life, that answer changes. Is Pablo a college dropout? Is he the boyfriend of a teen celebrity? Is he a social media sensation? Or is he a normal young man, trying to find his place in the world? Pablo has a situation that many young people find themselves in, massive student loans, credit card debt, and no strong sense of what they want to … Continue reading Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

At the time, Friends was an incredible advancement in television culture. Even though not every part has aged well, you can still see the cultural advancements where they were. Lesbian wedding, surrogacy, single motherhood, etc. These were not topics that were typically broached in 90s television. Granted, a lot of the jokes are now outdated, and some are now considered offensive, but many parts of Friends still lives on today. On the air for a decade, with reruns still going 15+ years later, it is rare that you will find someone who has not heard of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, … Continue reading I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Is it possible for Sarah Dessen to write anything that isn’t gold? The answer is no….no it is not! Read at your own risk for spoilers. Emma Saylor is a delight to read about. The immediate love that she has for a family long forgotten {not her fault} is wonderful to see. She immediately accepts them and wants to learn as much about her history as possible. Even with the photographic evidence that she sees, she wants to learn more. And that’s also due to the photographs. She’s found a family that has missed her, and by doing that, she … Continue reading The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta

I hate writing negative reviews, I really do. This was an….interesting…..book. Watch out for spoilers. I honestly struggled through this book. While I enjoy the story of King Arthur, I did not enjoy this adaptation. I think it was so far from the original that it was hard for me to accept. I also wasn’t expecting it to be as dystopian of a book as it was. There were definitely parts that captivated my attention and caused me to not want to put the book down. However, they were few and far between. I found myself checking my phone every … Continue reading Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta

Desperate Forest by Cece Louise

Please note, I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that there are spoilers ahead in this review. When I first started the book, honestly I wasn’t super thrilled. A king was murdered, the uncle wants to now kill the princess in order to have control over the kingdom, and the Princess has run away. Okay, decently common theme throughout young adult fantasy books. I’m very glad that I kept reading though. Roselynn was a fantastic protagonist. She is a great combination of innocence and determination and loyalty to save her people … Continue reading Desperate Forest by Cece Louise

Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway

Please note, I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. And there are spoilers ahead! Okay….now to the review. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I’ve definitely read books in Instant message/chat format before… TTYL by Lauren Myracle for example. So when I started this book and it was in text message format, I wasn’t really phased. However, I love that Hemmingway also add it in excerpts from journal entries as well as regular letters also. It was a great way to provide background information around the story without breaking the format of the way it was … Continue reading Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway

Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler

High school. 4 crazy long years. Where every event seems like it is world changing. And at the time, it is to you. Relationships come and go. Friends come and go. At the end of the day, you are the most important person to yourself. Infinite in Between did a great job at showcasing how different 5 lives can be during the same 4 year time span. How people are capable of change and how your own life can change drastically at the drop of a hat. One person may be discovering their sexuality. One person may be discovering long … Continue reading Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler

My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

I’m definitely hit or miss when it comes to audiobooks. I went into this book having never heard of Chelsea Handler before, I was intrigued by the title of the book. It was hilarious!!! She was blunt, honest, and didn’t hold back. I love that she is not ashamed of her past and embraces it wholeheartedly. I definitely want to learn more about her now. It’s still looked down upon for a woman to enjoy men, whereas it is celebrated for men to enjoy women. The fact that Chelsea shared her experiences, is a breath of fresh air. She has … Continue reading My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

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