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The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman • Magan Reviews

The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman [twitter • website] Publication Date: April 14, 2015 Publisher: Entangled Publishing Pages: 250 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: artist colony, RISD, art school, cheating, message in a bottle Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Dakota’s best friend and boyfriend graduated a year earlier than she did, and while away at close colleges, they begin hooking […]

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May 5, 2015 - 3:36 pm

Magan - I haven’t read a *ton* of Entangled books, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I like hot topics and difficult subjects. Sometimes it’s SO nice to step away and have something that just lets me escape. This book was perfect for that.

May 5, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Magan - Alexa, TTAJ is so, so great! If you’re looking for a quick, entertaining read, pick it up!

April 30, 2015 - 2:01 pm

It's a Wrap • So Long, April • Rather Be Reading - […] by Veronica Roth The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman All the Rage by Courtney Summers Every Last Promise by Kristin […]

April 21, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Alexa S. - The Truth About Jack sounds like a great read, M! The premise is both different and similar from others that I’ve read, but I can’t help but be intrigued. Glad you enjoyed it, and it’s gone on my TBR now 😉

April 17, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - I’ve been coming across a lot of Entangled Publishing titles lately. This one sounds delightful. Thanks for bringing it to my attention with this thoughtful review!

April 15, 2015 - 9:31 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - This is the first I’ve heard of this book, but oh my gosh I totally want to read it. It looks so sweet, and I would just love to meet Jack. Thanks for the review. I’m off to add this to my TBR right now.

Magan: Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Publication Date: August 21, 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 304 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: break-ups, first love, getting over break-up Format read: ARC from ALA Annual. (Thanks!) Summary: After Max’s boyfriend, Hugo, cheated on her, she started a business in NYC to help broken-hearted girls get over their ex-boyfriends. Her business is […]

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October 7, 2012 - 10:47 pm

Shelve It: October 07, 2012 - […] A review of Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus […]

October 7, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Kristen Evey - Magan, I love both your and Estelle’s reviews. They are always very fair and balanced. You girls state your opinions (negative or positive) without attacking. It’s fantastic, and it’s why this is one of my favorite blogs. 🙂

I don’t think I’ll be reading this one. I’m not a huge contemp fan to begin with, and there are SO many other ones on my list right now that I probably won’t get to this one. Thanks for the great review as always!

October 6, 2012 - 9:58 pm

VeganYANerds - It’s so odd that the character’s likeability was reversed, it sounds like an odd way to write a book and doesn’t really appeal to me. It’s a shame this was a bit of a let down but you review is so balanced!

October 6, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I still think this book sounds pretty fun. I’m not sure how I’ll feel about Max as a character, but I still want to check out the story!

October 6, 2012 - 1:21 pm

elena - I think I will try to give this book a shot! I’ve been slackin’ on my contemps and although I don’t think I will LOVE this book, it does seem fun for what it was. It definitely sounds like the book has its fair share of problem and believability though. Great review, M!

October 5, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great review! I had the same thoughts about the main character in their last book, Between You & Me. By the end of the book, I found that I didn’t like her as much as I had hoped I would (basically because I yelled at the book numerous times that she needed to grow a backbone!) I’m interested to see how these writers take on a YA novel, and I’m just waiting for my copy to come in at the library.

P.S. I’m loving the fact that you and Jaime @ The Perpetual Page-Turner have reviewed the same book on the same day =) Two of my favourite bloggers too!

October 5, 2012 - 6:46 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - I reviewed this one too! And I was kinda super harsh! Not only was Max unlikeable to me too (and my feelings followed the same progression!) but I thought it could have used some more major editing! I got lost a couple times between the awkward shifting third person perspectives, for example…

Here’s my take! http://mysistersbookshelf.com/book-review-over-you-by-emma-mclaughlin-and-nicola-kraus/ but I basically agree with everything you put… I’m just more harsh!

Also! How did she fund this? Discuss?!

October 5, 2012 - 5:14 pm

April Books & Wine - You know what’s funny? Based on what you didn’t like, I think I’d really like this book.

Like, when I come within distance of an ex, I can’t handle it. I am a very confident, self assured strong lady, but holy shizzleballs, I revert to a ball of anxiety when that happens, like I go all shaky and nervous and flushed and have to leave the room or the store or the area as soon as possible. Mind you, I’ve been in my current relationship five years, so you’d think I could act the adult in those areas. Nope.

So yes, I love this review because it makes me want to READ IT NOW rather than REQUEST FROM THE LIBRARY because I can relate 😉

Estelle: The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg Publication Date: December 29, 2009 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 290 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Breakups, girlfriends, Beatles, cheating Format read: Borrowed from the library. Summary: When Penny Lane is betrayed and disappointed by the only guy who has had her heart, she decides to take a stand […]

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February 11, 2015 - 8:00 am

We Can Work It Out by Elizabeth Eulberg • Estelle Reviews - […] Add WE CAN WORK IT OUT to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy on B&N ♥ Previous review of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB […]

August 12, 2012 - 6:43 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Hey, I *just* read this book the other day! In fact, it’s sitting beside me right now, waiting for me to write down my quotes for the review. It was a good one! And I don’t even like the Beatles.

I loved how Eulberg was able to introduce Ryan and each time it felt like a bread crumb leading to a more significant occasion.

Well put! That is EXACTLY how it was. I may have to quote you in my review. 😉

August 9, 2012 - 12:07 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - This one sounds like so much fun! I really need to get my hands on a copy of this. 🙂 I’ve kind of joined this club… haha. I bet I’d connect with it well! Great review!

August 8, 2012 - 10:34 pm

Kristen - This is going on my “contemporary book binge” list! We need more books with solid female friendships. 🙂 Thanks for reviewing.

August 8, 2012 - 7:40 pm

The Bumble Girl - I loved Elizabeth Eulberg’s Take a Bow, and have been meaning to pick this one up ever since! It sounds like there is an amazing cast of characters and a wonderful plot to follow here. I am really going to have to track this one down soon.
Thanks for sharing your review 🙂

August 8, 2012 - 5:50 pm

elena - All your gushing made me REALLY want to read this book! As a Beatles and contemp fan, this sounds adorable. I love that there’s such a wide variety of characters, good and bad, because that’s realistic and yay for unexpected friendship forming. Fantastic review, E!

August 8, 2012 - 5:21 pm

VeganYANerds - So glad you loved this book, Estelle! I thought it felt very realistic as well, and you’re so right about Diane, every girl had gone through that point in her life when she realises she’s ditched everyone for her bf (guilty!). Love your review!

August 8, 2012 - 4:52 pm

April Books & Wine - I love when you give books I already own but haven’t read good reviews because it’s kind of motivating for me and makes me want to go out and read this.

Also, word. I totally know the feeling of building someone up in your mind to be someone great but then they totally SUCK. Ugh. Ugh. I get real life shudders over that.

Anyways, I’m going to have to read this one soon!

August 8, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Oh I am so happy to see that you enjoyed this book. I read it before I started blogging, so I never gave it a proper review. But I’ve always recommended it. The message is just so, so good. My only flaw with this book: that damn blurb on the cover! Why on earth are they comparing it to Twilight?! What the crap. It is so far from that. So strange that they would do that. It’s basically saying, “oh hey! here’s a YA book! Read it!” Um yeah.

Fab review Estelle 🙂

August 8, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’m definitely borrowing this the next time I go the library! It sounds so good – and I love the idea of the club. Great review E!