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Book Report: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Hey there, friends! So it kind of seemed like our joint reviews/book reports fell by the wayside, huh? We took a hiatus from them for a little while, but we’re excited to be reviving this feature because we just miss talking about books together. There’s just something delightful and wonderful and exhilarating about reading the […]

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October 8, 2014 - 10:59 pm

Alexa S. - Ladies, it makes my heart so happy that you’re reviewing together again on RBR! It’s been much too long. And every single thing you’ve said about Isla? I’m pretty much in agreement with it all. I personally will miss Steph’s book because she not only crafts delightful, swoony romances, but she also brings to life characters that are real and flawed and wonderful to be around. And she manages to include family and friends and other things too!

October 8, 2014 - 8:01 am

Book Report: Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez - […] In the past, we’ve done lots of gushing as we’ve oohed and ahhed over books like ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, but today’s discussion involves a few differing opinions on our overall opinion of KISS KILL […]

September 27, 2014 - 10:52 pm

Danielle @ Love at First Page - Loved reading all your thoughts! I wish I could hear Stephanie Perkins speak in person, because she sounds like such a sweetheart and so genuine and insightful. I can definitely see how this book was an extension of her feelings at the time while writing. It’s amazing all that she went through and was able to give us a beautiful book.
Isla is definitely my favorite of the series – I enjoyed the progression of their relationship, and I like that they get together almost immediately. That happens much more often than YA books would have us believe. 😛

September 23, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Meg - Love this! And so glad Isla was a winner for you both. I’m eagerly anticipating my own reading of this one . . . I loved Anna and felt strongly positive about Lola, so I was hoping the series would end on a high note.

September 23, 2014 - 10:56 am

Brianna - What a fun way to review a book. I wish I had a book BFF.

Estelle: Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble

Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble [ twitter | website ] Release Date: December 27, 2011 Publisher: Kensington Books Pages: 288 Target: Young adult for mature audiences / Adult fiction Format read: Paperback borrowed from library How I heard about it: The fabulous BookChic! Summary: A lot has happened during Nate and Adam’s short relationship — there’s the […]

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September 24, 2013 - 9:00 am

Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble (Book Review) - […] LGBT Format read: Paperback ARC from author. (Thanks!!) Other books I’ve reviewed by Trumble: Don’t Let Me Go | Where You […]

December 3, 2012 - 9:01 am

Fiction Review: Where You Are by J.H. Trumble - […] I wrote my review of J.H. Trumble’s Don’t Let Me Go in March, I wrote about how I kept thinking of the main characters of that story like they were […]

November 20, 2012 - 12:08 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Ten Books We're Thankful For - […] 5. Don’t Let Me Go: Oh man. This book hit me in the gut. The main character is dealing with a long distance relationship and being open about his sexuality in a school and a town that is not very accepting. The writing is powerful, but never preachy and whoa, you know you like the book when the character makes some frustrating moves and you are hanging on. I called it one of my best reads of 2012 and that still rings true. (My review.) […]

July 9, 2012 - 11:22 pm

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] An engaging love story between two boys who are forced to work their relationship long distance. DLMG illustrates the pain and exhilaration that come with being who you are and letting the world know it, the difficult of young love, and the power of acceptance. goodreads / amazon / E’s review […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:29 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Wow. I’ve never heard of this book, but this review definitely makes me want to read it! It sounds like such a powerful story.

March 18, 2012 - 8:02 am

In My Mailbox Meme: Rather Be Reading Blog (Estelle) - […] Estelle: Paper Towns by John Green Estelle: The Big Kids’ Table (March) — Adult Fiction Picks Magan: Cracked by K.M. Walton Magan: Interview with Cracked’s K.M Walton Estelle: Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble  […]

March 16, 2012 - 11:48 am

J.H. Trumble - Aaah. Thank you!

March 16, 2012 - 9:22 am

Estelle - JH, THANK YOU for such an amazing book. I could have went on for 400 pages about it. I need to buy my own copy with my next Amazon shipment. It belongs on my bookshelves.

March 16, 2012 - 9:15 am

J.H. Trumble - I’m speechless. Thank you for that passionate review!

March 16, 2012 - 9:14 am

Estelle - Meg, I’m so glad I convinced you. If I can get 5 people to agree to read it today, it will be my good deed for the week. haha. Thanks so much for the comment! Made my morning!

March 16, 2012 - 9:12 am

Meg - I need nothing more than to know it’s your favorite read so far this year — high praise, indeed! These characters sound messy, imperfect and real… which is just how I like them. Great review — you definitely have me convinced!

Estelle: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot Pages: 256 Release Date: March 25, 2008 Publisher: HarperTeen Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardcover from library Why I picked it up: It was a long time coming. I love the movie! Summary: Mia sucks at algebra, is not exactly part of the in-crowd, and can’t figure out why […]

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January 22, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Estelle: In My Mailbox (1/22/12) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot |  Goodreads/Amazon Magan: He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott  | Goodreads/Amazon […]

January 16, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Mands - I’ve never read this book and I’ve only seen the movie once but I think it would be a fun read from the sounds of your review.

A series of 10 books might put me off too but I read the Pretty Little Liars series, I think there’s about 9 books and they were super quick to get through.

January 16, 2012 - 6:35 pm

Hanna - Ahh, I adore these books! I haven’t read them in years and years, since long before the film came out, but it might be time for a reread.

My only problem is that since they’re so short, I’d feel guilty including them in My Books Read This Year list. I know, it’s a hard life, right? 🙂

January 16, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I read this about a year ago, but definitely way after the movie came out – and I actually liked it too. I thought Mia’s adventures were a lot of fun to read about 🙂