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Estelle: Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: July 10, 2012 Publisher: MTV Books (Division of Simon & Schuster) Pages: 320 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: airplanes, flying, high school seniors, romance, strong female characters Format read: ARC sent to us from Annie at Small Girls, Big Business. (THANK […]

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January 7, 2015 - 12:00 am

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols | YA Book Reviews - […] It’s quite possible I would have enjoyed Harper and Brody’s story more if there had been more of a slow build, if they really worked to get to know one another, and if the tension has simmered just a little more. Or maybe I didn’t connect because I have aged out of Echols’ work? I probably would have given them the stink eye more than once because their fleeting decisions made little sense to me and there was so much back-and-forth I want him, I don’t want him, I want him. The bandaid was ripped from my reading-skin a few too many times, leaving me feeling very unattached and without much left to adhere to afterward. My recommendation if you’re in the mood for a great, steamy Echols’ read is to revisit Such a Rush. […]

January 31, 2013 - 9:05 am

Romance Review: Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols - […] reliable friend when it comes to toe-curling chemistry and addicting storylines. (Cases in point: Such a Rush + Going Too Far.) And in her adult debut, Star Crossed, she has the opportunity to take all of that […]

July 11, 2012 - 9:45 am

Kim - I really want to read this book.

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July 8, 2012 - 11:02 am

Rather Be Reading Blog: Shelve It (Estelle) 7/8/12 - […] A RUSH BY JENNIFER ECHOLS COMES OUT THIS WEEK! Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? Here’s my review for a […]

July 2, 2012 - 11:51 pm

List of July 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols Goodreads | Amazon Estelle’s Review […]

June 27, 2012 - 6:28 pm

April Books & Wine - AHHHH! This sounds legit. Like, for me Echols is hit and miss and this book, Such A Rush, sounds like it will be a total hit. Also? your review reminds me that I need to read Going Too Far.

SIGH I WANT TO READ THIS NOW SO I CAN BUMP INTO THINGS WHILE READING. ha ha end-whine

June 24, 2012 - 9:15 pm

Shelve It: 6/24/2012 - […] I read Such a Rush last week and I can’t say enough fantastic things about it. – A bonus review of A Long Way […]

June 22, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I now really, really, REALLY want to read this book. It was already something I had my eye on, but your sincerely positive review just fueled my fire and made me want to read it even more!

June 22, 2012 - 10:42 am

elena - After reading this review, I went off to the pre-order page and saw that it’s out July?!! SO CLOSE YET SO FAR. This book sounds AMAZING and I loved loved loved your review. I can tell how much you enjoyed it which makes me even more excited for this.

June 22, 2012 - 9:09 am

Anna - I love it I love it and I’m sort of doing a little happy dance while I write this comment wheeee. Totally read it, totally preordered my own hardcover copy, and definitely going to reread it again. Jennifer Echols FTW!

June 22, 2012 - 8:38 am

Ginger @ GReads! - THIS. All of this. Holy dang. Estelle, you have out done yourself. This is by far my favorite review you’ve given a book. I know we’ve talked in length on this one, and I could probably talk another million years about it. It’s just SO. DANG. GOOD. I hope you’ve sent it to Magan & she’s devouring it now as I type this. Good lord, you’ve made me want to read it for a THIRD TIME.

June 22, 2012 - 8:33 am

Katie @ Blook Girl - I hope my reviews are like yours when they grow up! <3 Fabulous review, as always, Estelle! Such A Rush is intriguing to me because of its unique premise and I have been really pining for this one. I adore the cover, too!

It's about time we have some more kick-ass heroines in YA Lit! 🙂

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up

On behalf of Magan and I, I want to thank thank thank Ginger and Tara for asking us to join Sweet Summertime Reads feature. They are two very focused, passionate, and supportive bloggers who constantly amazing me! It’s been so great getting to know these girls better and share in the magic of summer and reading […]

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June 16, 2012 - 6:36 pm

VeganYANerds - I loved all your summer-inspired post, Magan and Estelle! 🙂

June 16, 2012 - 11:49 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I loved reading all of your summertime reads posts! Our weather here has been (for the most part) cold and rainy (we’ve nicknamed it June-uary). Your posts have been my only source of summer so far!!

June 16, 2012 - 10:32 am

Ginger @ GReads! - By far one of my most favorite blog features I’ve participated in! This was SO MUCH FUN!! Thank you ladies for contributing so much. I sincerely appreciate it. I hope we can come back & do it again next year 🙂

Sweet Summertime Reads: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Welcome back for another Sweet Summertime Reads review. Have you been keeping tabs on Tara and Ginger’s blogs for their summer reads and recommendations? This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen Released: March 8, 2004 Pages: 345 Target Audience: Young adult Keywords: Commitment issues, relationships, divorce Format: Paperback bought from Barnes & Noble. Summary: It’s no surprise Remy has relationship […]

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June 19, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Yup, this one is my favorite Dessen. I love a teen book with a musician. They make the best brooding boys. Marcus Flutie being my paragon 🙂 But that’s a different style – nothing should be changed about Sarah Dessen ever!

June 17, 2012 - 11:19 am

Sash from Sash and Em - I got about 60% of the way through this one before I totally disconnected with the character and was like bye-bye. Haha, maybe I’ll come back to it later. Reading Sarah Dessen back-to-back is not something I suggest unless you want to rile yourself up (which is what happened to me).

June 17, 2012 - 8:01 am

Magan: Shelve It (6/17/2012), Magan - […] After hearing such high marks, I checked out The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen myself. – Did you have mandatory summer reading in school? Estelle reminisces about hers. – Estelle […]

June 15, 2012 - 8:56 pm

elena - HOORAY! I’m so glad you liked this, M, because it’s tied with The Truth About Forever for my favourite Dessen. Dexter!! I loved him and kept on imagining him as Adam Brody from the O.C. Hey, it was popular then.

June 15, 2012 - 7:52 pm

VeganYANerds - Lovely review, Magan! I am so glad you’re going back to read Sarah’s work, all of her books are fantastic and if you do what I did and read all of them in a row, they may seem a bit formulaic, but that’s ok because Sarah always manages to make them all unique as well!

Like you, I wanted Remy to own up to her feelings sooner but I was happy with the ending 🙂

June 15, 2012 - 11:17 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I am a HUGE Sarah Dessen fan girl and have now successfully managed to read all her books, except the latest. This is one of my favorites, mostly because it involves around music and because it features Dexter!

June 15, 2012 - 9:23 am

Bethany - This is definitely one of my favorite Sarah Dessen books!

Estelle: From What I Remember by S. Kramer & V. Thomas

From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas Publication Date: 5/15/2012 Publisher: Hyperion Pages: 325 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: high school graduation, Mexico, unexpected road trip Format read: Bought eBook for my Nook Recommended to me: Ginger from GReads could not stop raving over it! I bought it immediately. Summary: Responsible, […]

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March 31, 2015 - 8:00 am

Rather Be Re-Reading | Top 10 Tuesday - […] by Rainbow Rowell | From What I Remember by S. Kramer & V. Thomas To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny […]

July 30, 2013 - 9:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: From Songs to Pages - […] book: From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie […]

June 18, 2013 - 8:01 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Beach Bags Galore!, Estelle + Magan - […] and something new to recommend as fantastic beach read options. something “old”: From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas | A crazy, unexpected road trip between the most popular guy at […]

February 2, 2013 - 9:02 am

A Literary Birthday Celebration (From What I Remember) - […] June, on a wonderful summer vacation with my husband, I read From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas. It was so much fun, such a surprise hit, and it’s most […]

July 9, 2012 - 11:21 pm

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] This is the book that inspired this whole post. It’s so completely absorbing, funny, and goes into a bit more character exploration than we were anticipating, which totally made it even more awesome. goodreads / amazon / E’s review […]

June 16, 2012 - 6:03 am

Lori - I just got this book last week and now I’m even more excited to read it! I’m so happy to hear that it have dimension. Great review!

June 15, 2012 - 2:23 pm

April Books & Wine - Ohhh this sounds great. I got an invite widget to it on netgalley but sadly never clicked it. Looks like I will have to check the library out for this because I love books with tension and with characters who are more than they seem. LOVE IT.

June 15, 2012 - 11:13 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’m really looking forward to reading this book because it sounds like it’s a lot of fun! Plus, both you and Ginger really liked it and I trust your recommendations 🙂

June 14, 2012 - 11:14 am

Ginger @ GReads! - It makes me happy that you enjoyed this book as much as me 🙂 The movie lines at the beginning of each chapter were definitely my favorite!

Estelle: Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando

Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando Publication Date: 5/12/2011 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Pages: 389 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Coney Island, NYC history, loss of a parent, starting a new school Format read: Hardcover from library Summary: After years and years of moving around, Jane, her brother, and her dad have settled in to Coney […]

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July 24, 2015 - 8:00 am

I'm Dreaming of a Summer Ale | Pub Date - […] today’s recommendation is Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando — when I first read it, I had never been to Coney Island. The main character moves with her dad and sibling to Coney […]

October 31, 2013 - 8:00 am

Big Kids' Table: YA Authors Recommendations, Estelle - […] | My review of Dreamland Social Club | Add Wonder When You'll Miss Me to Goodreads […]

July 16, 2013 - 8:03 am

Sweet Summertime Reads | Oh, the Places We Would Go (in NY + TX)..., Estelle + Magan - […] Tara Altebrando’s Dreamland Social Club last year convinced me Coney Island was a must-do. This trip (it’s about an hour out of […]

July 10, 2012 - 12:29 am

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] When E saw Tara at a reading panel talking about DSC and how felt she wrote all she could do about losing a mom, she added it to her TBR list immediately. This book is so rich in its characters and its words and she wishes she could swim around in those feelings forever. It piques a ton of curiousity about Coney Island, and also discovery of one’s own parent. goodreads / amazon / E’s review […]

June 19, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Magan: Shelve It (6/17/2012) - […] wait to rave about From What I Remember… – Coney Island, a new school, and romance found in Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando. – Estelle + I found 10 more beach reads to share with you. – I review Myra McEntire’s […]

June 16, 2012 - 6:13 am

Lori - I’ve had this on my shelf since last year. Sounds like I need to read it asap. Magical and mystical sounds right up my alley.

June 14, 2012 - 3:27 pm

April Books & Wine - I have never been to Coney Island either, but I like reading about it. Dreamland Social Club sounds fascinating and less gross than Geek Love which was about circus freaks and was good but gross.

Anyways.

I’m glad this was one of those books you didn’t want to let go or set down.

June 14, 2012 - 10:59 am

Estelle - Megan, thanks for stopping by! It really is a lovely book and I do hope you get to read it soon. It’s too great a book to pass up!

June 14, 2012 - 10:58 am

Estelle - Elena, I really hope you give it a try. I’d be curious to see what kind of song you pair it with! 🙂

June 14, 2012 - 10:16 am

elena - I’ve only heard about this book through you but the title really intrigues me. I also love the idea you brought about memory, it sounds like such a fascinating concept in the book. I’m really interested about the romance! I agree that it tends to overpower a YA book but I glad this book does it well. I’ve never been to Coney Island or really felt a desire to but I’m sure this book would change it. Fantastic review, Estelle!

June 13, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Megan @ Books and Teacups - This book sounds absolutely lovely – especially your mention of a romance that doesn’t overpower the plot, as so often nowadays I feel like Young Adult books ARE the romance half the time. I’ll definitely have to add this to my ‘to read’ list! 🙂

June 13, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Ooh this book sounds perfectly intriguing! I’ve never heard of it before, but now I feel like I should definitely check it out.

Plus, I’ve never been to Coney Island either; hopefully, I remedy that this summer!

Top 10 Tuesday: Best Beach Reads

Hi friends! This TTT meme couldn’t have come at a better time, with our participation in Sweet Summertime Reads. Finding the perfect beach read is imperative to a day of sunshine and surf. Hope you’ll take the time to check out a few of our favorites! We stand by them, 150%! Don’t forget to check […]

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June 17, 2012 - 8:01 am

Magan: Shelve It (6/17/2012), Magan - […] a new school, and romance found in Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando. – Estelle + I found 10 more beach reads to share with you. – I review Myra McEntire’s Hourglass, sequel to Timepiece. Related Posts […]

June 14, 2012 - 1:22 pm

April Books & Wine - Man, I still need to read Going Too Far, because I totally adored Forget You.

AND ALSO! Catching Jordan. How I have I not read that book already?

I am glad your list is comprised of books I would put in my beach bag for real.

June 13, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - I loved Bookends. I completely agree that it’s a great beach read.

June 13, 2012 - 2:02 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I absolutely adore the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, so that’s definitely a summer read for me! Plus, you guys have just contributed to my constantly growing TBR with all the other fab books you chose!

June 12, 2012 - 10:26 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awesome list! Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants will always be one of my favourite summer reads, as I read the first one when I worked at a summer camp in upstate New York. It was the perfect summer weather read, curled up in an Adirondack chair on my down time.

And I’m super surprised that there’s no Morgan Matson in there?!? Magan actually passed up the chance to plug Second Chance Summer? Tee hee =)

June 12, 2012 - 6:15 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Naked sounds hilarious and funny! I’m definitely adding this one to my list!
They all really sound fab, most are on my list already! Will have to add a few more, thanks for sharing 🙂

June 12, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Lauren @ Lauren Reads YA - Great list! I especially love Magan’s picks, but that’s probably because I’m more into YA. : )

Check out my TTT?

June 12, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - and this is why I asked y’all to do the summertime reads feature with me 🙂 HA! Love all your picks.

June 12, 2012 - 11:22 am

Jen - YES YES YES to all of Magan’s! Except Catching Jordan. We didn’t get along so well 😉

June 12, 2012 - 11:19 am

gautami tripathy - Great choices. I am gonna add to my already LONG tbr pile!! Come check mine too:

Here is my Top Ten post!

June 12, 2012 - 9:57 am

Melissa @ Harley Bear Book Blog - Just added Going Too Far to my list. And I want to reread The Undomestic Goddess it definitely was zany chick lit. Definitely a great read for sun bathing lol. My Top Ten Tuesday

June 12, 2012 - 9:47 am

Fara @ Tumbling In Books - I So totally agree with Unbreak My Heart. That cover just SCREAMS to me. Awesome list! 😀

Drop by my Top 10?

June 12, 2012 - 9:37 am

Vikk @ Down the Writer's Path - I’ve been meaning to read the short story anthology by Sedaris. Thanks for the reminder.

June 12, 2012 - 9:01 am

Shoeless - I honestly don’t think I’ve read any of these…but, I did see the movie for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants…does that count? lol.

June 12, 2012 - 8:38 am

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz - Summer makes me want to read both very short pieces and very long books. Odd, isn’t it?

Here’s my list of Top Ten Favorite Beach Reads. I hope you will stop by and tell me what you think!

June 12, 2012 - 8:34 am

elena - I have David Sedaris on my list too! I thought about putting The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but didn’t. I can’t believe I didn’t think of the Summer trilogy, a totally obvious choice. Love your choices! 🙂

June 12, 2012 - 8:31 am

Sash from Sash and Em - Catching Jordan – OMG- YES! Love that book. E and I haven’t read the Summer series but she’d def be a J girl and I’m more of a Conrad girl 🙂 Love yall’s picks! xo