A Compilation of Short and Sweet Reviews for Mediocre Books

My reviews for Ashes, Ashes, Turtles all the Way Down, and The Best Kind of Magic!

Playing with Matches Review

Title: Playing with Matches Author: Suri Rosen Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A cross between Jane Austen’s Emma, Dear Abby, and Yenta the matchmaker! When 16-year-old Raina Resnick is expelled from her Manhattan private school, she’s sent to live with her strict aunt-but Raina feels like she’s persona non grata … Continue reading Playing with Matches Review

ARC Review: American Panda

Title: American Panda Author: Gloria Chao Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. At seventeen, Mei should be in … Continue reading ARC Review: American Panda

ARC Review: Meet Cute

Title: Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet Author: Various Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance (including LGBTQ+), anthology, young adult Source: Thanks so much to Indigo Books & Music Inc. for providing me with a physical ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review! First, I will be reviewing each of … Continue reading ARC Review: Meet Cute

#famous Review

Title: #famous Author: Jilly Gagnon Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and … Continue reading #famous Review

Our Chemical Hearts Review

Title: Our Chemical Hearts Author: Krystal Sutherland Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again. Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but … Continue reading Our Chemical Hearts Review

ARC Review: The Upside of Falling Down

Title: The Upside of Falling Down Author: Rebekah Crane Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission. They tell her she’s the lone survivor of … Continue reading ARC Review: The Upside of Falling Down

ARC Review: Little and Lion

Title: Little and Lion Author: Brandy Colbert Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her … Continue reading ARC Review: Little and Lion

I Am the Messenger Review

Title:  I Am the Messenger Author: Markus Zusak Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, mystery, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: protect the diamonds survive the clubs dig deep through the spades feel the hearts Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, … Continue reading I Am the Messenger Review

Speak Review

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is … Continue reading Speak Review