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Estelle: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Pages: 268 Target audience: Young adult/mature Keywords: Marines, cooking, post-high school fears Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: When Cami’s stepmom’s nephew, Julian, is terribly injured in Afghanistan, he moves into Cami’s bedroom […]

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May 2, 2014 - 9:01 am

Unraveled by Jen Frederick (Why in 5) - […] is a Marine. Okay, so what? So what is Julian in Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins, Travis in Something Like Normal by Trish Doller and even Aiden The […]

November 4, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Alexa Y. - I really, really, REALLY want to read this book! I might have snagged a copy after seeing it being talked about on Twitter, but your thoughts on it have definitely convinced me that I should bump it up on the reading list. It sounds fun, but it also sounds like it’s got a lot of depth — and I love that!

November 1, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Judith - Everyone has been raving about this book lately, which makes me want to pick it up. That’s funny, because I would never read it if it weren’t for all these raving reviews. It’s great that sex is so well handled in this book, because I always roll my eyes at characters whose first time is “perfect”. Yeah right. I’m glad you enjoyed this so much, and I think I just might get myself a copy soon. 🙂

October 31, 2013 - 9:16 am

Big Kids' Table: YA/NA Authors Chat "Grown Up" Books, Estelle - […] Follow Sabrina | My review of Stir Me Up | Add The Sun Also Rises to […]

October 24, 2013 - 12:01 am

Review: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins | Quinn's Book Nook - […] on this book.  So many bloggers loved this book, so I urge you to check out some of their reviews (Estelle, Betty, Cass) because maybe this book will blow you […]

October 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - You’ve convinced me I should REread this one soon! Seriously, thanks for bringing this book to my attention. And I love that our reviews are a bit similar in format and content. That’s why we’re friends. 😀

October 15, 2013 - 8:05 am

Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads - EVERYONE is making me want to read this one RIGHT NOW. I might just have to. Oh well.

October 14, 2013 - 8:42 pm

April Books & Wine - I bought this after “listening” to twitter chatter about it.

There are slow burns? HUZZAH!

October 13, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Lauren @ Lose Time Reading - *Swoon* I love Julian!!! I’m so glad you loved this one Estelle… and I loved the slow burning romance as well. It’s actually probably my favorite part about the book (well, ok besides the cooking and the swooning :P), it’s so rare to see one of those lately and AH! I died for it 🙂 Love your review!!!

October 12, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Vivian - While I enjoyed this, I didn’t love it like I was hoping. I def loved J&C’s relationship, the buildup and how real it felt, and all the food references, but besides that, it didn’t do anything for me. I especially hated Cami’s dad, haha. Anyways, glad you liked it Estelle!

October 10, 2013 - 10:14 am

Cassie - Obviously I loved this book as well. It was truly so much more than I had expected and I’m glad you enjoyed it so much as well!

I totally agree on the slow burn romance and obviously the whole book is DELICIOUS 😉

Can’t wait for the NEXT!!

October 9, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You know I was totally blown away by this one and absolutely loved it. I’m really glad you and other people have loved it too because when I finished I was so shocked at how much I loved it that I wondered if I was going a little crazy or if it was really that good.

And Something Like Normal is a great comparison. Now that I’m thinking about it I actually think Cami and Harper are a lot a like, too. They both have hobbies and passions, they’re both daughters of single fathers, and they’re both that very real blend of confidence/insecurity that’s totally appropriate for girls their age.

October 9, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Yes! Yes, you have totally convinced me that I need to read Stir Me Up. I wasn’t sure at first, because Cami already had a boyfriend. I wasn’t sure if there would be cheating, so I was a little hesitant. But clearly this book is right up my alley. Plus, yay for funny parts!

Thanks for the review!

October 9, 2013 - 10:58 am

Lucy - Oh my this book does sound good! Humor, and food, and slow burn romance are some of my favorite book topics. So eager to read this one.

October 9, 2013 - 10:01 am

Maria - Oh, you’re good! Yet so very bad for my wallet. But I’ll forgive you this time since it was basically for free. 🙂

October 9, 2013 - 9:24 am

Christina @ Allodoxophobia - YES 100% all of the above. The funny was actually my favorite part and what I felt really sets this one apart from other contemporary YA/NA romances.

Estelle: Pizza, Love & Other Stuff… by Kathryn Williams

Pizza, Love & Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams ( web | tweet) Publication Date: August 21, 2012 Publisher: Henry Holt Pages: 240 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: cooking, reality TV Format read: ARC from ALA (Thanks!) Summary: Cooking is in Sophie’s blood. Her mother, who died when she was little, was […]

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August 28, 2013 - 11:36 am

Young Adult Review: The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams - […] The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams ( web | tweet) Publication Date: July 14, 2009 Publisher: Hyperion Pages: 253 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: summer camp, growing up, friendships Format read: Borrowed from the library. Other book I reviewed by this author: Pizza, Love, and Other Things That Made Me Famous… […]

July 22, 2012 - 3:33 am

Jasmine Rose - Oh my golly, I’ve been dying to read this book for AGES! Food, boys, reailty (food) shows…um, this book was basically made for me. I’m sad to hear you didn’t love it, but I’m glad to hear you still enjoyed it :]

July 20, 2012 - 7:52 pm

margie {the bumble girl} - I don’t like to cook, lol, but I do love to eat! Pizza, yum! This sounds like a sweet tween book! Great review, so lively and happy! I do look forward to reading it 🙂

July 20, 2012 - 7:02 pm

VeganYANerds - I really glad you enjoyed this, I was hoping it would be as fun as the title and the cover! I like the sound of Sophie and the fact that it’s about reality tv, because that’s so big right now. Great review, I’m definitely going to be reading this 🙂

July 20, 2012 - 11:41 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The fact that this book has food as one of its main themes is enough reason for me to want to read it. Apart from that, it certainly sounds like it’s a cute book!

July 20, 2012 - 11:30 am

elena - hehe I LOVE the description feathery fun read. YES to pizza! This looks like an adorable book, aimed more for the tween crowd.

July 20, 2012 - 9:18 am

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - As a gal who absolutely loves being in the kitchen (and has a weakness for adorable covers/titles), I’m so excited for this one! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Great review! 🙂