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Estelle: My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 400 Target audience: New adult Keywords: college, secrets, love/hate relationship Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Taylor’s sophomore year has a surprising beginning when she finds out housing has paired her with the tattooed Hunter. She […]

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September 18, 2013 - 2:58 am

Alexa Y. - I don’t read new adult books very often, and usually only try them out based on other people’s recommendations. Since you partly liked this one, I might consider giving it a whirl!

September 3, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Jen - Hmm, this NA book DOES sound pretty typical, but I couldn’t help but swoon a little when you described Hunter. I’m glad you weren’t too disappointed with the characters though! That’s interesting that they sped up their relationship even though the book was long.. I’ll have to check this one out when I’m in the mood, great review, Estelle!

September 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Bookworm1858 - I’m confused about why they were roomed together? I’ve heard of colleges allowing male/female pairings but only if specifically requested. I’m still not really sold on NA though I have enjoyed The Social Code and Fangirl recently, both of which I think technically could be classified as such due to their college-aged protagonists.

September 3, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I’ve struggled with “new adult” books, too, but I really do like reading about college-aged characters. Even if it does slow down half way through I might have to give this one a try given all the other nice things you had to say about it.

Estelle: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Katharine Tegan (HarperTeen) Pages: 330 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: high school, debate team, secrets Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: A car accident catapults Ezra into a very different senior year than he […]

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August 28, 2013 - 12:02 am

The Beginning Of Everything | Robyn Schneider | Book Review - […] Be Reading – “I didn’t connect with golden-boy-turned outcast, Ezra” Pure Imagination – “has a very John Green feel to it.” Writer Of Wrongs […]

August 13, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I’ve been excited for this one for a while, but for some reason the closer we get to its release the less excited I become, I have no clue why. I’m sorry it wasn’t what you wanted it to be, but I do think it’s a good sign you’re still excited to read more books frmo the author.

August 12, 2013 - 10:24 am

Rachel - Aww, that’s so unfortunate that you didn’t connect to this one! I haven’t read it yet (but I want to!), but I can totally see why this one wouldn’t be for you. I kind of like that they recite poetry and all that stuff because that’s kind of how my friends and I were back in high school. I hate perfect endings though, so we’ll see.

August 11, 2013 - 11:37 am

Alexa Y. - I’m still not sure if I want to read this book or not. It does sound very intriguing, and I do like that it seems *cringes because this is a word that’s overused*… quirky. And Disneyland! But we shall see if I get to it.

August 11, 2013 - 12:00 am

Shelve It: Back from Texas (8/11/2013), Estelle - […] reviews The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider Magan reviews Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King JOINT Shelve It from Texas: […]

August 9, 2013 - 7:24 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - YES. Your review so clearly explains why I have no real desire to read this book. I don’t generally like to read about uber-sophisticated and intelligent teens who just…don’t seem like teenagers. The premise of this book just doesn’t sound like something I’d be super interested in, which could then affect how well I connect with the characters and all. I’m sorry this one didn’t work out super well for you, and I do hope that your faith in Schneider’s future installments will be well-justified!

August 8, 2013 - 5:52 pm

molly @ wrapped up in books - “This might have had something to do with him narrating the story after it happened. The events and after thoughts felt too polished.”

THIS. Sometimes that way of framing a story works, sometimes it doesn’t. It felt too slick in places.

I really wanted to like this book a lot more than I did as well. And I got all the geeky references (probably because I actually was a high school debater) but they did feel excessive in parts.

But I did like Schneider’s writing and would check out future books by her.

August 8, 2013 - 11:06 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - Despite your inability to really connect with Ezra in a meaningful way, I’m still curious enough about this novel to read it when it’s released. Novels told from a male point-of-view are few and far between and while I’ve heard that the characterization is a little flat, I’ve heard wonderful things about the chemistry between Ezra and Cassie. Like you, I was also excited about the inclusion of Disneyland and would be interested to see Ezra reinvent himself in the wake of his accident. It really sounds like the sort of story I usually enjoy 🙂 I’m just sorry that you didn’t enjoy it more!

August 8, 2013 - 10:22 am

lily - I don’t know if this is my type of book after reading your review. If i read a book from a males POV i always need to find some way to connect with him. not to mention i need the guy to be protrayed honestly. and i don’t think thats in this book.

Lily @ lilysbookblog

August 8, 2013 - 9:10 am

Bookworm1858 - DISNEYLAND?! Though I was already planning to read this book, that really just seals the deal. I may have issues with some of the same things as you but I adore Disney so i have to see how it is described here.

Nailed It: August 2013 Book Releases + Pretty Colors

Every time, we throw one of these posts together… we can’t believe another month is come to a close. August 2013 Book Releases? So crazy how fast the summer is going. Hope you are enjoying all your books and painting your nails! Last month, we changed things up and used Zoya colors to make some […]

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August 11, 2013 - 8:07 am

Alexa Y. - I am in love with both of these colorful palettes! The purples of the cover of THE HERO really feel calming, while the bright colors of COUNTING BY 7S (which is pretty fabulous, by the way) are perfect for the last month of a US summer. Great choices!

July 29, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - I LOVE the colors for The Hero! Those look like my go-to fall colors! (that I actually wear year round) The other colors for Counting by 7s would be perfect for a beach trip…. 🙂

July 29, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Rachel - Every time you two do one of these posts I don’t think they can get any more perfect, but every time they do! I LOVE your choices for both of the covers. The choices for The Hero are so pretty! I don’t think I’ve ever worn purple polish, but I would totally wear one of those choices. And I love the colors for Counting By 7s. They match so well!

July 28, 2013 - 4:31 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I haven’t read either of these books, but I do love the colors in both of them. I love purple, too, Estelle, and I agree that cover really has that dreamy quality to it. I love the nailpolish you picked. It’s perfect, and it makes me want them.

And the colors for Counting by Sevens is awesome! I love that glitter nail polish, Harper. It’s perfect for an accent nail.

I just wish I were better at doing my own nails. 🙂

July 28, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Lisa (heylisarenee) - Yes hi there can we talk about how much I love this feature? You do such a good job pairing the colors with the covers and it makes my girlish heart all fluttery. GO YOU.

July 28, 2013 - 11:25 am

Annie - I love all the colors for The Hero, especially Alice! I haven’t heard of the book (or the series) prior to today but it sounds really interesting! I like the idea of shifting perspectives.

Wow, the colors Magan chose for Counting By 7’s match PERFECTLY. I love how you even managed to find a shimmery turquoise for the little fish.

July 28, 2013 - 10:59 am

Bookworm1858 - Not entirely sure what comes out in August but love the color combos here. I think Counting by 7s has an amazing selection and I would love to see a real-life manicure emulating this cover (any takers, Magan?)