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Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols | Magan Reviews

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols [twitter | website] Publication Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 336 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: opposites attract, yearbook superlatives, sexual high school relationships Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Brody and Harper are chosen by their classmates as the “Perfect Couple That Never Was” for their high school yearbook superlative photo. Several failed attempts […]

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January 10, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - Hmm. I was interested in these Superlatives books but mostly because I heard they were fun, but this is the most detailed review I’ve read and now I’m not so sure. I don’t think I will like these characters or the jerky pace and flip flopping. Thanks for sharing, I have things to think about now!

January 8, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Magan - Lori, I’m so glad to see you agree. I haven’t always felt that way, but I think as they’re released SO quickly and back-to-back, maybe there’s just not enough attention to detail and for me, that’s really important. I like for the books I read to be extremely polished and hers really feel like so much is slipping through the cracks in order to meet deadlines.

January 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Lori - I’ve found that Echol’s books are either a huge hit or a huge miss for me. I have the first book in this series, but I haven’t had the urge to read it.Now I might just skip it altogether.

January 7, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Magan - Brianna, which book of hers did you read? I’m super curious to know now. I wasn’t wowed by Perfect Couple, no. I think it has a lot to do with not seeing much growth in Echols’ writing as much as there just being gaping holes in the storyline.

January 7, 2015 - 10:08 am

Brianna - I read one of her books last year and while I enjoyed it, I’ve never gone back to read anything else she’s written. It didn’t wow me, and it sounds like Perfect Couple didn’t wow you, either. I’m not a fan of high school students being put in adult situations.

Estelle: First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: May 8, 2012 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Children Pages: 198 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: summer, opposites attract, first love, Arizona Format read: Borrowed from the library. Summary: Gray never thought he would be hanging out, much less falling for, Dylan, […]

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March 18, 2013 - 9:26 am

Estelle's Shelve It >> March 17, 2013, Estelle - […] Attention: Audrey, Wait! A review of First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky A review of The Ruby Oliver Series by E. Lockhart A PMS Survival Kit from Magan A review of This is […]

March 17, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Tabitha S. - I am SO with you on the kissing covers – I just want less of them!! But anyways. I’m really looking forward to this book now, it wasn’t necessarily on my radar before and I think I’ve actually passed it up at the bookstore, but now I’ll be on the lookout. I’m a huge fan of slow building romances, so this one sounds perfect for me.

Great review!!

March 16, 2013 - 5:45 pm

VeganYANerds - This has been on my to-read list for over a year and now I’m really happy to know you enjoyed it. Dylan does sound like a cool character and I want to read this despite the cover (I don’t think kissing covers are going to go away any time soon!)

March 15, 2013 - 9:37 am

Jessica @ Sweet Green Tangerine - This cover is eye-catching for sure! It sounds like a great story…I will definitely check it out.

March 14, 2013 - 11:56 pm

Bookworm1858 - I still haven’t seen many reviews for this book but I had a fine time reading it. It’s by no means my favorite contemporary romance but it was a fine way to pass some time.

March 14, 2013 - 11:28 pm

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts - I totally would have passed this by, based on the cover. Like you said: can we be done with the dark and intense couple kissing covers yet?

But based on this review, with the wild and lovable female protagonist and the slow-developing romance, I thin this might be one I have to check out!

March 14, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Rowena - I’ve been curious about this book but haven’t seen much around blog land about it. I’m so glad you reviewed it because it sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the review!

March 14, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Sophia - I need this book! you’re completely right–the cover is really dramatic. i was under the impression that this was a darker contemporary, but i’m glad to hear that it’s FUNNY (!!!) and uplifting. dylan sounds so, so sweet and i can’t wait to meet her. 🙂 thanks for the lovely review, estelle! 🙂 <3

March 14, 2013 - 11:25 am

Alexa Y. - I would not have thought this book would read the way you suggested it did based on the cover. In fact, I might have skipped this one if I were just going to look at the cover…

But I’m so glad you reviewed it. It sounds really awesome! I’m especially looking forward to meeting Dylan, because she sounds like the kind of girl I’ve always wanted to be like. And Gray sounds… attractive 😉

March 14, 2013 - 9:42 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH, SO VERY VERY MUCH!!!

This is the first book I read by this author but I was just so enamored by it. I agree with everything you said and at the end I wanted there to be MORE to the story, so much. I was like please please please write more, Katie K! And then I saw it! I have Second Chance but I haven’t read it yet (because I’m scared)! As soon as I saw it on Amazon one day I got all flaily-handed (more than normal, no kidding) and one-clicked BUT BUT it’s like I have it sitting there for a special occasion or something. THAT’s how much I loved First Comes Love.

Also, honestly, I was really SHOCKED that this kissy cover was the first one I ever liked. I remember staring at it and thinking that it was just SO MUCH the story and WOW even though it is indeed very kissy and very close-up). And then I remember after that when Something Like Normal came out with a kissy cover, I was like OK I can handle kissy covers if they’re not icky. Because sometimes they are icky. But I digress. YAY for you liking this one. I’m so happy!

March 14, 2013 - 9:11 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I own this book and after reading your review it’s made me want to go home & start reading it right now! It sounds like something I’d really enjoy. Yup, this may be my next book to devour – thanks Estelle!