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No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown | Magan Reviews

No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown (website | twitter) Publication Date: December 9, 2014 Publisher: Harper Teen Pages: 368 Target Audience: Young Adult Fiction Keywords: growing up in a small town, auditioning for an art school, family drama Format Read: ARC received from the Publisher. (Thank you!) Summary: Amber’s dreams are bigger than her small town; as she slowly […]

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November 19, 2014 - 8:16 pm

Alexa S. - I just recently read No Place To Fall. Growing up in a small town, I kind of had a similar experience as Amber did (though not with all those tough issues she had to face) in terms of people talking about me and unable to mind their business. This helped me really relate to her, and once I understood that this was a no judgment, “truthful” account of what happened to her (complete without 100% happy endings), No Place to Fall was a worthwhile reading experience.

November 17, 2014 - 6:10 am

Janelle Fila - Wow, this sounds like a really interesting read. I love YA stories that hit on “heavy” topics, especially if they can have an open conversation without coming across as preachy. And man, coming from a small town, I found myself relating to this character already! I wish I’d had a book like this to read when I was growing up, contemplating chasing after the dreams I really didn’t feel that I was “good enough” to accomplish. Thanks for sharing this story, definitely going on my to read list!

Estelle: Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole

Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole ( website | tweet ) Publication Date: June 24, 2012 Publisher: Lakehouse Press Pages: 224 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: royalty, Greece, complicated relationships Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Reece’s usual summer vacation in London visiting her father takes an unexpected turn when a serious attack closes all […]

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January 31, 2013 - 1:03 am

Allison reviews Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole - […] Rather Be Reading: If you are prepared to embrace the drama, Dante’s Girl is worth giving a shot. […]

October 30, 2012 - 2:23 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I just bought this because of you, Estelle! It sounds darling! I love destination reads, and Greece is a place I’ve always wanted to visit!

October 27, 2012 - 3:52 pm

elena - the setting for this book was fabulous! the lack of drama over the big event was weird to me too since um, that is kind of a big deal. i totally agree with you. there elements i did enjoy about this book and elements i didn’t but overall, the ~price is right~

October 27, 2012 - 3:04 am

Kristen - This kinda sounds like a ‘Prince & Me’ kind of book. And you know, sometimes I just need to read something cute and fluffy, even with all the flaws. Thanks for the honest review Estelle.

October 27, 2012 - 12:21 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I will say that I am already considering reading this because of the whole Greece thing. I love it when books are set in places that I want to visit myself! Plus, it does sound pretty cute, if a little far-fetched…

October 26, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Tara - I agree with you that a major event like that would stick with me for a while (especially with my fear of flying). I think I would be willing to give this one a shot having your thoughts in the back of my mind. I think I would really enjoy the Greece setting and I always love reading some dramarama 🙂