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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 😉

Magan: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle [website | twitter] Release Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: Simon Pulse Target Audience: Young adult Keywords: Heart break, classic re-telling, debut novel Pages: 334 Format read: Paperback from ALA (thanks!) Summary: Rosaline was Rob’s (Romeo’s) first love and best friend. Everything was working out perfectly for their senior year […]

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June 18, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’m a big fan of Romeo and Juliet, so the moment I heard about this book, I HAD to have it. Luckily, I was able to get it at a signing and meet Rebecca – who is so pretty and so nice in person! I can’t wait to read it this summer 🙂

May 15, 2012 - 6:37 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - “I wasn’t ready for Rosaline’s story to be over when I closed the book.” = I must read this now. Stop reading & reviewing so many awesome books! My wallet can’t take it anymore 🙂

May 15, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Jamie - OMG I NEED THIS!!! I’m definitely getting this on my Nook for the honeymoon!!

May 14, 2012 - 5:23 pm

VeganYANerds - I am so looking forward to this book and even more so after reading your review, Magan! I have a copy and I want to start it this week so I’m glad you found this a book you couldn’t put down!

May 14, 2012 - 3:53 pm

Anna - Basically I want to read this right now.

May 14, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Magan - Daisy, I definitely didn’t like Rob after Juliet arrived either. He just make a complete 180. I didn’t understand how his feelings could transition so fast, but I think mine *probably* really did in high school…just like that. :-/ Ha! It’s okay to be all exclamation-mark-ish about a book! Love your enthusiasm for it! 🙂

Katie: THANK YOU SO MUCH. That was so incredibly sweet of you to say. You’ve made my gloomy day a little brighter. 🙂 xoxo

Rowena: definitely pick it up soon. It’s a great one to lose yourself in and just see how the story unfolds. I’m a sucker just like you!

May 14, 2012 - 12:42 pm

Daisy - YES! Perfect beach/pool/backyard/balcony read!! 🙂 I SO loved this book and though I didn’t fall all that hard for Rob (GAH, what a douche! Well, after he meets Juliet), I am completely in love with Len! Seriously, that boy! *le sigh* I loved the developing friendship between him and Rose as well, it was wonderful! I feel all exclamation-mark-ish over this novel 🙂
Glad you liked it so much!!

May 14, 2012 - 11:56 am

Katie @ Blook Girl - Magan, you and Estelle write the very best reviews! Upon finishing this particular one, I immediately added When You Were Mine to my Wish List and will definitely be stopping by the bookstore this week to pick up a copy for myself.

Thanks for the heads-up on what sounds like a really fabulous read! 🙂 <3

May 14, 2012 - 11:45 am

Rowena - Fabulous review, thanks so much. I’ve been antsy for this book to release so I must pick this up. I am a total sucker for heartbreaking, best friends falling in love with each other storylines and this one sounds like such a good one.