Fugly by Claire Waller

Please note, I received a copy of this e-book and exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley! Please be aware that this review will contain spoilers. One of my favorite things about this book, was that I was actively trying to predict what was going to happen next, and I was usually wrong. For the longest time, I was convinced that “Tori” would end up being Amy. Honestly, I’m still kind of surprised that it wasn’t. And then when it became extremely obvious that it wasn’t going to work out, I thought it might be Brat. I will say … Continue reading Fugly by Claire Waller

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 Granted, a lot of the jokes are now outdated, and some are now considered offensive, but many parts of Friends still lives on today.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

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noel

One of my favorite aspects of Book of the Month is that you can add extra books to your monthly box for a very reasonable cost. When I saw Saving Zoë, I knew I needed to add it to my box, and I am so glad I did. Read along at your own risk for spoilers! Overall, I was very happy with this book. While it is mostly superficial, it did delve a little into potential dangerous circumstances that surround teenagers: drugs, alcohol, sex, meeting strangers, and all of the risks that go along with these topics. I would have liked … Continue reading Saving Zoë by Alyson Noel

Mind Games by Shana Silver

This was such an amazing book! Read at your own caution for potential spoilers! Mind Games is a sci-fi book where the main character sells memories. I love the idea that our memories are backed up to a cloud system where we can access them at anytime. Rather than saving photos, you can save full memories instead. To me, this isn’t outside of the realm of possibility, as is the danger that can come with it. If you make the wrong person mad, and they know how to hack, say goodbye to your memories. This creates a huge ethical issue, … Continue reading Mind Games by Shana Silver

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra is the first book that I received through Book of the Month’s YA Program. I have very mixed feelings regarding this book honestly but the part that I adore with BOTM, is that it encourages me to read books that I normally would not look at. Which is definitely the case with Symptoms of a Heartbreak. I loved the idea of a 16 year old “girl genius” doctor. However, I didn’t like the way that she was portrayed. I felt that if she is supposed to be a “genius” and a board-certified doctor, … Continue reading Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

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