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Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

To get on my auto-buy list usually an author has to have a back-list of at least a few books that I’ve loved. Has to be one that just never lets me down like Julie James. Nalini Singh. Sarina Bowen…obviously my chosen genre is romance lol. But Becky Albertalli got on that list for me with Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which was funny, moving, and has stuck with me ever since. One book! That’s impressive! So I waited for my book friends to get their act together so we could have an epic group read of Upside…and it was fantastic, to say the least. Continue reading “Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli”

Book Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Erin Watt is the pen name for the duo of two authors that I really love to fangirl over – Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick. I love them writing individually, with other writing partners, and in a variety of genres so I was looking forward to a standalone NA from these two. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough standalones! I love trilogies and series but a good standalone can be worth its weight in gold. Continue reading “Book Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt”

Book Review: How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall

I am about a week behind on my reviews because of life so this amazing book came out last week which is when my review was intended for! But nevertheless the book remains amazing so I’m still going to do my review because I want other people to read it and enjoy it as much as I did. Continue reading “Book Review: How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall”

Book Review: Third and Long by Kata Cuic

This is the third book in the Moving the Chains series by Kata Cuic, which I’ve been anxious for. She  writes incredibly realistic romances and her writing is just so well done. This series has followed Evie and Rob throughout high school and this one moves onto college so it has a completely different feel to it. Continue reading “Book Review: Third and Long by Kata Cuic”

Book Review: Loose Cannon by Sidney Bell

Sidney Bell is a recent new-to-me author that *blew* me away with her debut Bad Judgment last year. I didn’t even make it through the whole book before I was looking up her name, hoping I would find a huge backlist.  Since then I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for this one to come out! Continue reading “Book Review: Loose Cannon by Sidney Bell”

Book Review: Madly by Ruthie Knox

Madly is the follow up to Ruthie Knox’s Truly and also is connected to her book About Last Night – which are two of my favorites of hers. I’ve been waiting for this one to come out for ages! Continue reading “Book Review: Madly by Ruthie Knox”

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Some books just FEEL important as you’re reading them. And this is one of those books. But what I love about this book is that it’s also really easy to read and it flew by as I was listening to it. I loved it so much and I can’t even put into words how great it was. It’s funny, touching, beautiful, and incredibly well-written.  I’m just going to leave the synopsis below and say that I truly think everyone should read this book and I’m so happy that it’s doing so well!!  Continue reading “Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas”

Book Review: Unwritten by Jen Frederick

My last review was about the NA genre and about how I love the genre – and don’t read per what’s popular at the moment. The Woodlands series by Jen Frederick is another series that I absolutely love in this genre and is actually what introduced me to this author. I pretty much love all of what she writes but her NA work has been my favorite in the past. Continue reading “Book Review: Unwritten by Jen Frederick”

Book Review: Undeclared by Julianna Keyes

Genres have a natural upswing and downswing of their popularity but I don’t always read according to what’s popular. I read according to what I’m in the mood for. New Adult was pretty popular a few years ago and I really enjoyed the well written ones and one of the best I read was Undecided by Julianna Keyes. It was funny, smart, and had heart – which when you combine the three are pretty much the essentials. So now New Adult isn’t super popular so I’m not seeing as much of it out there, even though I’m still interested in it…enter Undeclared, the follow up to Undecided! Continue reading “Book Review: Undeclared by Julianna Keyes”

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