Book Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Book Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

How Excited Was I To Read For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund? I was excited because this was my first time borrowing a kindle book from the library – surprisingly easy! Nervous because it was an updated – possibly sci fi – take on one of my favorite books, Persuasion. Book Rating: 4/5. [...]

Book Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Book Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

How Excited Was I To Read Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Stromeyer? I liked the title – I mean, who wouldn’t? It sounded cute, so I was moderately excited. Book Rating: 3/5. It was okay. Definitely cute. But it could have been MORE. Book Jacket: Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are best friends [...]

Book Review: Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

Book Review: Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

How Excited Was I To Read Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl? I love Jane Austen and I loved I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I’ve even seen the movie! (Romola Garai, I love you. Even in ill-conceived Dirty Dancing reboots!) So do I really have to answer this one? Book Rating: I was [...]

Book Review: Perfect Cover (The Squad, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Book Review: Perfect Cover (The Squad, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

How Excited Was I to Read Perfect Cover (The Squad, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes?: 7. I’d read it a few years ago and thought I remembered enjoying it. Book Rating: Solid 8. Good old fashioned escapism with a hilarious cheerleader twist. Book Jacket: Bayport High operates like any other high school–jocks at the top, [...]

Book Review: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

Book Review: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

How Excited Was I To Read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin? To be honest, not that excited at all! The plot sounded a bit contrived, and I was expecting a lot of melodrama. Book Rating: 4/5. I really need to go back to out of five, because I think that gives my opinion best. [...]

Book Review: Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn

Book Review: Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn

How Excited Was I to Read Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn?: 7. I was intrigued by the concept but I wasn’t sure how it was going to play out. How Excited Am I Now?: 8.75 (this is me trying to be picky). Loved the characters and thought the story played out well Book Jacket:  Seventeen-year-old [...]

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

How Excited Was I About The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater? Well, as I told y’all early on in our blogging, I loved The Scorpio Races, also by Stiefvater. But one thing I loved about that book was that it was a great, complete STAND ALONE novel! Shocking, I know. So old-fashioned these days. Well, [...]