Publisher: Macmillan

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

Damn, dude. Demetrios is keeping it real. I have so many thoughts and feelings about Bad Romance that stem from experience. I’m going to keep it as short as possible and not ramble. It’s so refreshing to see an author tackle this subject matter in such a realistic and relateable way. It kills me when […]

Posted July 7, 2017 by Christy in Review / 29 Comments
Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

C’mon, as if I wouldn’t read this book. First of all, the cover = ♥. Second of all, the blurb completely won me over. I will say that the original blurb made it sound more sordid and dark than the current one does. Honestly, I’m not sure if this one would’ve pulled me on board […]

Posted April 30, 2017 by Christy in Review / 38 Comments
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Where do I even begin? I can easily see All the Ugly and Wonderful Things used in a literature class. It’s provocative, controversial and has the potential for a lot of discussion. People will love it or hate it. Wavy is a fascinating character. Dysfunctional doesn’t even begin to describe her life. She is mature […]

Posted August 3, 2016 by Christy in Review / 35 Comments
The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski

The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski

Okay, so here’s the thing. The Girlfriend Request is a book I need to step back from and look at objectively. I love the fact that Emma and Eli were best friends since first grade, and now at the age of sixteen, they realize their feelings for each other have grown into something more. I […]

Posted January 3, 2016 by Christy in Review / 26 Comments
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

I can honestly say that The Anatomical Shape of a Heart (internationally known as Night Owls) is one of the best books in the YA genre I’ve read. No joke. There are so many elements to TASoaH that made it wonderful. ♥ It’s very realistic for the the characters ages (18) without being annoying or […]

Posted November 22, 2015 by Christy in Review / 30 Comments
If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon

If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon

I’ve read a couple of Jessica Lemmon’s books and loved them, so I was looking forward to reading If You Dare. It turned out to be such a good book! Really, it’s just flat out fun with a fantastic mix if feels. Lily and Marcus are an absolute delight! They’ve worked together for two years […]

Posted August 9, 2015 by Christy in Review / 24 Comments
Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark

Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark

Okay, this was better than I expected. I thought Finding Mr. Brightside was going to be all super sappy and dramatic, but not so. This is actually a lot of fun. Yes, there are serious subject matters, but it’s not all done in a Debbie Downer way. Juliette and Abram both lost a parent. At […]

Posted March 24, 2015 by Christy in Review / 20 Comments
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

“ – a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99.” And there you have it. That was the deciding factor for me to read I’ll Meet You There. Thankfully, it paid to be shallow and impulsive. Sky recently graduated high school and has plans to get out of her small town. She’ll attend art school […]

Posted February 1, 2015 by Christy in Review / 20 Comments
Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress by Marissa Meyer

And it just keeps getting better! I became a huge fan of The Lunar Chronicles when I read Cinder, the first book in the series, and fell a little more in love when I read Scarlet. After reading Cress, I can honestly say that it is my favorite in the series so far. There is […]

Posted March 31, 2014 by Christy in Review / 39 Comments
Nil by Lynne Matson

Nil by Lynne Matson

When I first saw Nil, I was on the fence about it. Then when I saw it described on the author’s Goodreads page as a “YA thriller with a SF twist”, I got a lot more excited. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite hold up to what I thought I was getting. Nil starts out with Charley, […]

Posted February 28, 2014 by Christy in Review / 35 Comments