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Sweet Summertime Reads: June 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

Oh, wow! Another month down. I’m especially excited for June because I’m going to be traveling and reading and going to ALA at the end of the month! Here’s to hoping this is the month I can catch up on my reading goal. As promised, here’s a list of our most anticipated June 2012 Young Adult book releases. […]

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June 16, 2012 - 8:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] GReads – Intro to Sweet Summertime Reads 5/26: RBR – June Book Releases 5/26: GReads – Summer Reading Spots > Fiction Folio – Favorite Places to Read > […]

May 28, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I just want My Life Next Door to be in my hands already. I can’t wait much longer for it to come out. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

May 27, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - I loved this post, it made me want to run out and buy a lot of books! I feel like everything month I say “This is going to be such a good month for YA” and June is no exception!

May 26, 2012 - 9:41 am

margie c {the bumble girl} - Can’t wait for summertime relaxation and good books!
Divine Intervention is definitely on my list, such a sweet cover it has too! And I really need to read A Need So Beautiful this summer too! Then I can get book 2 😉
Great list, thanks for sharing it! Enjoy!

May 26, 2012 - 8:16 am

ComaCalm - I requested Temptation from NetGalley – it’s not something I’d normally read but I loved the idea of it and really wanted to try it. I was pretty disappointed. Within the first couple of pages she was gasping whenever he looked at her etc. I was like, what? What? So yeah, I didn’t finish it!

ComaCalm’s Corner =^.^=

May 26, 2012 - 7:52 am

elena - YAY SUMMER! I’m so excited for A Midnight’s Summer Nightmare!! Also gosh, I really need to read Timepiece.

BOOK REPORT: The Story of Us by Deb Caletti

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti Release Date: April 24, 2012 Publisher: Simon Pulse Target Audience: Young adult Keywords: First love, remarriages, breakups Pages: 400 Format read: Paperback from ALA (thanks!) Summary: Cricket is on a break from her longtime boyfriend, just as everything in her life is changing. Her mom is set to […]

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January 25, 2013 - 9:59 am

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - Hmm, okay, I thought you guys really didn’t like this from Estelle’s comment on my review of the Caletti omnibus. I can totally see where you’re coming from, though obviously I haven’t read this one. I did have a similar feeling (like more back story was needed) in Wild Roses. There just wasn’t a real sense of what things were like before the crazy step-father, and since her relationship with him was a focus of the story, it felt rather untethered.

I almost want to read this now just so I can see what’s going on, since I’m a bit confused about whether there’s romance or not.

June 22, 2012 - 1:04 am

Emma - This was definitely not one of Caletti’s best books. However, I highly recommend The Secret Life of Prince Charming. While many of Caletti’s books are slower reads, Secret Life of Prince Charming is exactly like the title–charming and sweet and engrossing. It is also extremely hilarious. I’d try it out if I were you.

June 18, 2012 - 12:03 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’ve never read a book from Deb Caletti, but I would like to. I feel like her books might make a fun read for me, since she’s an author who’s stories sound like they’re similar to Sarah Dessen’s. We’ll see if I ever pick one up!

May 9, 2012 - 7:00 am

Young Adult Book Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson - […] I was reading Second Chance Summer, I found myself making many comparisons to The Story of Us by Deb Caletti. The stories are similar in that Taylor and Cricket both made decisions in their past that affected […]

May 4, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Karen - I’m glad I read your review before I start this one. I tend to get frustrated by lack of movement in a storyline but at least I’ll be prepared.

I also like to get to the point so a plot involving a lot of secrecy does annoy me but I will give it a try. I remember enjoying another Deb Caletti book a few years ago.

May 1, 2012 - 4:51 pm

VeganYANerds - Great book report, girls! I find that with all of the Deb Caletti books I’ve read, they’re quite slow and they always, always, always feature divorced parents.

I agree with them being library books, while I enjoy her books, they don’t inspire me enough to want to buy them. But I do of course want to read this book, such a pretty cover!

May 1, 2012 - 4:00 pm

elena - My interest was piqued as soon as This Lullaby was mentioned but then slowly waned as I read more of your book report, ha. Cricket sounds really frustrating, I really hate it when people don’t GET TO THE POINT and hearing that it took Estelle around 200 pages to really get into makes me wary of picking it up. I mean, I understand slow starts but I don’t think I have the patience for this kind of slow pacing. Love reading what you both thought of the book though!

May 1, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Anna - Eep, yes, I couldn’t finish this one.

Estelle: In My Mailbox (4/15/12)

And it’s Sunday already! Hope all of you had a great week! It was a slo-oo-ow one for me and I’m sure the weekend will make up for it by going extra fast as always! Yay! As you probably know, IMM is a weekly meme started by the lovely and talented Kristi aka The Story […]

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April 19, 2012 - 11:43 am

Jennifer Golub - You got a lot of really awesome books this week! There are a few that I haven’t heard of – but based on other people’s comments, I think I am going to check out.

My IMM http://engelsigh.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-4182012.html

April 15, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - I love all the library books you’re getting, I haven’t been to my library in so long, I really need to go for a visit but I will come back with way too many books!

Also, regarding My Most Excellent Year – you had me at Mary Poppins, sounds like a fun read!

April 15, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Jasmine Rose - I really enjoyed Small Town Sinners. I’ve heard people say it’s really preachy, but I didn’t feel that at all. It really just felt like a story about a girl questioning the things she’s also known to be fact.

April 15, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Molly@Reviewsbymolly - Lots of fantastic sounding reads! Enjoy them 🙂 My IMM Post

April 15, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - Oooh! TONS of awesome books this week!

I’ve been sort of terrified of reading The Secret Year because I KNOW it will make me FEEL EMOTIONS! lol

April 15, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Dani C. - Awesome selection of books this week!

Thanks for sharing,
Dani
My IMM for this week – http://paulettespapers.com/?p=1934

April 15, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Alison (AlisonCanRead) - Great set! Most Excellent Year was a really cute book. Hope you like it.
My IMM

April 15, 2012 - 9:07 am

Jayla | LadyBlueJay - I have heard nothing but good things about Lexapros and Cons. I can’t wait to pick up my copy soon! 🙂

April 15, 2012 - 8:51 am

Estelle - Hey Eva! Thanks for the comment! After I read My Most Excellent Year, you are welcome to borrow it. I have never heard of Kluger so I’m glad to hear that you have and you liked his other book. I’ll have to look into it. Hope you have a great week!

April 15, 2012 - 8:47 am

Eva @ The Book Stoner - AH! You have My Most Excellent Year! I’ve been meaning to read that book but local bookstores don’t have it. I also recently read Kluger’s other book, Almost Like Being In Love, and loved it. Kluger is a good writer. Can’t wait to read your review of My Most Excellent Year. 🙂

April 15, 2012 - 8:41 am

Estelle - Nea, hi! I can’t wait to get start reading some Kieran Scott! Seems like a good read now that the weather is getting better, if that makes sense. Have a great week!

April 15, 2012 - 8:36 am

nea barabea - Awww She’s so dead to us!! This serie!! OMG I’ve heard it’s so so good!! Need to pick it up myself soon! 😉 🙂 Enjoy all your amazing books this week 😉 🙂

Magan: Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg (website | twitter) Publisher: Point (imprint of Scholastic) Pages: 278 Upcoming Release Date: April 1, 2012 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: ARC received from ALA Mid-Winter (Thank you!) How I heard about it: Discussed with a rep from Scholastic! Summary: Emme and Sophie have been best friends forever. Emme […]

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October 15, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Estelle - Thanks for stopping by Sam!!! 🙂 We can’t wait to have you back.

October 15, 2013 - 6:23 pm

samantha - I love this book, it is beyond amazing. My favorite characters have to be Emme, Ethan, and maybe Carter. Also this is my first time on your website (Magan, and Estelle). I love it. 🙂

June 16, 2012 - 9:39 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I just got this book at a signing and I cannot wait to read it! The story sounds fantastic AND your review pretty much sealed the deal.

June 2, 2012 - 9:01 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Our Local Bookstores - […] Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads) Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg (My review) Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Goodreads) The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad (Goodreads) Under […]

April 1, 2012 - 10:51 pm

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg - HOBBITSIES | HOBBITSIES - […] Loves Lit The Hiding Spot Rather Be Reading A Good […]

March 26, 2012 - 11:39 am

Ghenet Myrthil - This sounds like my kind of book, since I was into singing and theater in high school. I’ll have to check it out when it releases. 🙂

March 26, 2012 - 10:35 am

Magan - Thanks, Jasmine Rose! I really liked it! It was so sweet and I really enjoyed the characters. Hope you love it, too! 🙂

March 25, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Jasmine Rose - I’m glad I read your review about this one. Everything else I’ve read about it just kind of made it seem like Fame!, but your review makes it sound really good. I’ll definitely be looking into it :]

Estelle: In My Mailbox (3/18/12)

Hello there! It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time to find out what books I bought (even though I wasn’t supposed to buy  any again) and some of my upcoming reads as well. Hope you all had a great week, and looking forward to some fun books of your own. (Sidenote: the weather is supposed […]

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March 19, 2012 - 12:32 am

Jasmine Rose - I’m really excited for Bumped. I loved the lighter dystopian aspect of it. I love dark dystopians, but a light, funny one was a good change.

March 18, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Alison (AlisonCanRead) - Great set! I really want to read Wanderlove. The Echols book looks good too. Enjoy!
My IMM

March 18, 2012 - 7:16 pm

VeganYANerds - Yay, great books this week! I really need to go out and buy Wanderlove because the reviews I’ve read have been fantastic

And I like the cover of Supergirl Mixtapes, very cool! And I’ve wondered about Bumped, I might give it a go.

March 18, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Melissa - Awesome bunch of books! I couldn’t get through Bumped — I found it super confusing, especially with the terminology. But I loved the Jessica Darling series. It’s always interesting how the same writer can write books that I love, and books that I didn’t love. But that’s one of the wonderful things about reading, right? Enjoy your new books!

Here’s my IMM: http://writergrrlreads.blogspot.ca/2012/03/imm-3-birthday-edition.html

March 18, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Ange/Libby Blog (@marmaladelibby) - Fun books! Great cover on the Storm Makers book and the Mixtape book! I still need to read Bumped. Here’s our IMM this week! Happy Reading!