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Magan’s 2014 Reads

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Magan’s 2014 Reads

Anna and the French Kiss
5 of 5 stars
This book was highly recommended to me by a friend. She raved about it, so I immediately picked up my kindle and downloaded it. I am so glad that I had my nifty Kindle to read this book on because I’m not sure I would have picked it up a…
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Lola and the Boy Next Door
5 of 5 stars
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Isla and the Happily Ever After
5 of 5 stars
Such a different structure from Anna and Lola, probably most recognizable to me because I reread them before Isla. Isla’s tone is very different; I didn’t always click with every part of the story, but I sort of understood exactly why wh…
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Raw Blue
4 of 5 stars
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The Running Dream
4 of 5 stars
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Party
4 of 5 stars
Such a fast, fast read. Now I’m officially all caught up on Leveen’s work and I’m kind of sad about that. His books are always so easy for me to become obsessed with. I. Need. More.
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What I Thought Was True
3 of 5 stars
3.5/5
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Silhouette
4 of 5 stars
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The Tragedy Paper
4 of 5 stars

Very, very well written. A little slow going at times, but became very captivating as the story unraveled.- – – – -Review originally published on Rather Be Reading:Where, oh where, to begin? I’m full of bumbling thoughts about Th…

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Roomies
5 of 5 stars
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To All the Boys I
5 of 5 stars
Probably one I would love to own in hard cover because I just adored it so much. Adoration = wanted to read from cover to cover in one sitting, really feeling like so much of this was authentic, even when I was feeling a little uncertain…
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Since You
5 of 5 stars
Review originally posted on Rather Be ReadingThere’s absolutely zero doubt that Morgan Matson is one of my favorite authors. Without a second thought, I pre-order her books and add them to my Goodreads to-read list (likely without even…
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Open Road Summer
5 of 5 stars
Goodness gracious! Absolutely LOVED this book. You know how when you read something that just fills this void you didn’t even know you had? That was OPEN ROAD SUMMER for me. SOOO good!- – – – -Originally reviewed on Rather Be Readin…
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We Were Liars
4 of 5 stars
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And We Stay
0 of 5 stars
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After Hello
4 of 5 stars
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The Sound of Letting Go
4 of 5 stars
I just…wow. This was such a great read. So very different (since it’s written in verse) than my norm, but a very welcome change. Stasia’s words are powerful and so carefully chosen.- – – – – – -Originally reviewed on Rather Be Rea…
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Exile
3 of 5 stars
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17 First Kisses
4 of 5 stars
When I saw a few negative reviews for this book, I admit my guard was up. But I really enjoyed it. CJ and Megan’s friendship is messy and imperfect. CJ’s home life is depressing and she is so responsible for holding everything together. …
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The Chapel Wars
3 of 5 stars
Review originally posted on Rather Be ReadingSo you know when you think something is a really awesome concept, but then there’s just a little bit of spark that’s lacking to make it perfect? Essentially, that’s what I walked away from T…
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Tease
4 of 5 stars
I’m giving this a four purely based on the writing. The story is also a good one, but I wouldn’t say it’s a feel-good kind of story. It’s heartbreaking, really, and you’re going to be super frustrated and irritated by the main character….
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Through to You
3 of 5 stars
Possibly a 2.5. Just a lot of back and forth, whiplash decisions, and too many details that just seemed important but lacking
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Rites of Passage
5 of 5 stars
I have not flown through a book so fast in a LONG time. I was obsessed. There’s one thing at the end that kinda makes me think, “Eh, really?!” because it just shouldn’t have happened that way. BUT – I also feel things were left open-ende…
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On the Fence
5 of 5 stars

Review originally posted on Rather Be ReadingFirst impressions and crazy thoughts that went through my head about On the Fence:– Holy crap this is so so so so so so so good.– I love the relationship between the siblings. There ar…

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Take Me On
3 of 5 stars
Review originally posted on Rather Be ReadingTake Me On by Katie McGarry was full of all the elements I felt were strengths in Pushing the Limits — great witty banter between Haley and West, real life complications and issues, an inter…
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Nantucket Red
4 of 5 stars
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Kiss Kill Vanish
3 of 5 stars
I need half stars! Probably 3.5.
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Heir of Fire
5 of 5 stars
Gosh. There really are no words. I had hope, I was sad, I felt excitement, I was grossed out, and then I felt broken. But good gosh, it was excellent.
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The Prince of Venice Beach
3 of 5 stars
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Wildflower
4 of 5 stars
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Top Ten Clues You
4 of 5 stars
Super, super fun. Love that it takes place in one day. In a grocery store. On Christmas Eve! Just so much to love here. 4.5 stars, probably.
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Head of the River
5 of 5 stars
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This Summer
4 of 5 stars
I’m rounding up here because it’s maybe more of a 3.5. As a person who loved summer camp, those aspects were my favorite. There was a whole lotta back and forth with the love story though.
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Not in the Script
4 of 5 stars
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Even in Paradise
4 of 5 stars
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A Thousand Pieces of You
4 of 5 stars
Took me outside of my contemporary comfort zone and into a really great world full of alternate dimensions. Fascinating even if sometimes I didn’t understand some of the tech talk. 🙂
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Atlantia
4 of 5 stars
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Gone Girl
4 of 5 stars
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Can
3 of 5 stars
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No Place to Fall
3 of 5 stars
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Find Me I
0 of 5 stars
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I
4 of 5 stars
It really took me a while to get into this story, so much so that I was wondering if I would be the odd-girl out who just didn’t click with the book. But alas, I see the art that is this story, from the way I bounced back and forth betwe…
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Love and Other Theories
3 of 5 stars
3.5-3.75? Not sure about many of the theories these girls hold to be true and I’m not sure why it felt like the pages were passing so slowly. The part of the book I adored most, the climax and ending, …I wanted more of THAT. More of th…
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The Curvy Girls Club
4 of 5 stars
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Beneath Beautiful
4 of 5 stars
3.5/5 I think. I was very addicted to the story, but some segments could have used a bit more fine tuning to help the transitions flow more easily. I liked the concept and Cassie’s growth very much.
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This Christmas
4 of 5 stars
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