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Magan: In Honor by Jessi Kirby

In Honor by Jessi Kirby (website | twitter) Future Release Date: May 8, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 288 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: ARC Received at ALA Mid-Winter How we found out about it: Ginger at GReads! Summary: It’s always been Honor, her brother Finn, and Rusty, Finn’s best friend. Finn inexplicably joins the […]

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June 16, 2012 - 11:12 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I cannot wait to read this book! Heard so many good things about it already that my expectations may be the slightest bit high – hopefully, I end up loving it as much as the rest of you!

May 5, 2012 - 7:03 am

May 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] by Jessi Kirby Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers Release Date: May 8, 2012 Magan’s Review Goodreads | Amazon Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn […]

April 10, 2012 - 10:25 am

Ginger @ GReads! - How did I miss this review?! Gah. You put everything in to words so perfectly! Oh how I adore this book. I loved the correlation you made between Honor’s roadtrip and your own. There’s something quite therapeutic about venturing off, leaving your past behind, and embarking on a new future. Love. Love. Love.

April 9, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Magan - Meg, there were some beautiful scenes from the road trip. Really great writing! I hope you enjoy!

April 9, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Magan - Same here, Jacinda! I really thought Jessi’s writing got even better in In Honor! I’m glad you enjoyed it, too! 🙂

April 9, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Jacinda @ The Reading Housewives - I loved this one too. 🙂 I was afraid I wasn’t going to like it much because I only like Moonglass so-so…but I ended up liking it more, so I’m happy!

April 9, 2012 - 10:10 am

Meg - Oooh, I love road trip fiction — though the reality of a real road trip is usually not as exciting! This sounds like a great read. This is my first time seeing it, but definitely adding to my wishlist.

April 7, 2012 - 11:35 pm

Young Adult Blog: In My Mailbox: 14 - […] Magan: In Honor by Jessi Kirby […]

April 7, 2012 - 11:31 pm

Magan - Aneeqah, I seriously got lucky. I have no idea how I ended up with a copy. I went by their booth so many times scoping it out. 🙂 Haha. WHEN you get a chance to read this, DO IT!

April 7, 2012 - 11:31 pm

Magan - So do I, April! There’s so much to love about this book! Read it soooooooon!

April 7, 2012 - 5:07 pm

April Books & Wine - In Honor sounds solid. Also? I really like Jessi Kirby’s writing. AND THE MILITARY. AND ROAD TRIPS. And potential love interests.

April 6, 2012 - 10:32 am

Aneeqah - I really wish I could have picked up a copy of this book at ALA Midwinter! Unfortunately, they were all out when I asked for a copy. =( But, I’m definitely going to be picking this up when it comes out! It looks like such a cute book, and really filled with depth. I love road-trip stories, those are so much fun. I can’t wait to be picking this up! Great review. =)

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

April 6, 2012 - 10:23 am

Anna - Who wants to throw on a sundress, their cowboy books and go dancing at a country bar after reading this book? ME! Who’s with me??? Let’s go!

Book Report: The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder [website | twitter] Release Date: December 8, 2011 Publisher: Razorbill Pages: 357 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardback from the library for E; Hardback owned by M. How we found out about it: Well, it seems like everyone and their grandma had read this book so it’s about […]

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March 7, 2012 - 11:55 am

Magan - April, you make a really good point. I’m listening to my first audio book now, and it’s a much different experience than reading a book. I agree that we were both pretty down when we didn’t love PoM. 🙂

March 7, 2012 - 11:54 am

Magan - I’ll be really curious to know what you think after you read it, Mands. I’ll keep a lookout for your review once you’ve read it. 🙂

March 4, 2012 - 8:52 am

April Books & Wine - I wonder if I connected more deeply with The Probability of Miracles because I listened to the audiobook, so it felt like Cam was a real person telling me her story?

It sucks that you guys did not fall head over heels in love with PoM. 🙁 But I get why, after reading this. And I really sincerely do wonder if the audiobook is a whole other experience compared to print.

March 1, 2012 - 10:36 pm

VeganYANerds - Another fun book report, girls! I haven’t read this and I kept thinking it was because it was a 2012 release so I’m surprised to see if was released last year, I need to read this. I’ve read Anna’s review and now yours and I’m hoping it’s as good as it sounds, even if there’s not a strong connection with the main character.

March 1, 2012 - 8:39 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - These joint discussion things are so fun! It makes me wish I had a second blogger so I can do stuff like this, HAH.

But I’m sorry you guys didn’t love The Probability of Miracles as much as you wanted to! I really, really loved it, it affected me in so many ways. But my boyfriend’s brother passed away last February from cancer, so POM was one of the first and probably last cancer books I’ll be reading, at least for a good, long time.

Thanks for the honest review!

March 1, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Amy @ Tripping Over Books - Aww, I’m sorry you guys didn’t love it! I sort of did. Love it, that is. I thought that Cam was refreshing and snarky, and I appreciated why she thought her situation was kind of hopeless. Especially because I thought she got a little less hopeless at the end. But I can totally see how the beginning would be a little slow; the action in Promise was so much better. I thought the part where she visited her friend was a little bit unnecessary, but I got a kick out of the visit with her grandmother, mostly because she lived in Hoboken and I’m from Jersey myself ;-). Good call about personal experiences affecting your reading! SO TRUE.
Great review, ladies!! Thoughtful and honest and AWESOME.

March 1, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Liz - I couldn’t agree more with you guys more on this one. It feels like every review I read for this one gives it a glowing recommendation, so I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who didn’t absolutely love it.

There were parts that I enjoyed, but overall I really just didn’t connect to it as much as I would have hoped. Every point you both make here is dead on.

I really love your blog, it is quickly becoming one of my favourites!

March 1, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Magan - Anna, I know! I wanted to love it so much. I kept waiting for ALL THE FEELINGS to kick in, but it didn’t happen for me. 🙁 And we love you too!

March 1, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Anna - REVIEW TWINSIES. Or, well, triplet-sies? But still…wahh you didn’t love like I loved. But…but…whatever I love you anyway 🙂

Magan: The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas

The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas  Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Pages: 351 Release Date: October 11, 2011 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardcover borrowed from Ginger at GReads! How I heard about it: Originally, from James at Book Chic Summary: Rose’s mother loses the battle to cancer, leaving her with a dad that’s resorted to […]

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December 7, 2012 - 11:48 am

The Big Kids' Table: Holiday Edition - […] Survival Kit by Donna Freitas [ magan's review] grief, a story about family and moving […]

February 17, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You have convinced me that I absolutely need this book in my life. Your review sent shivers up and down my spine. It’s an incredible endorsement and I can’t wait to read it!

February 15, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Jasmine Rose - I won this one a while back and it’s just been sitting on my shelf ever since. I wanted a book that would make me cry about a week ago and I don’t know why I didn’t choose this one! I’ll definitely keep it in mind next time :]

February 15, 2012 - 3:33 pm

April Books & Wine - I totally agree! I had zero interest in hockey before reading The Survival Kit (I mean besides those awesome Mighty Ducks Movies and Miracle), but now I’m all like, hmmm must investigate further into hockey.

AND YES! It was so cool seeing the meaning behind each item in Rose’s survival kit and how they truly did help her to cope.

February 15, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Magan - Yes! Yes! Read it ASAP! I hope you can get a copy of it soon. If not, let me know! 🙂

February 15, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Magan - Ginger, thank you so much for lending this book to me! I am so glad I read it. It’s one of those books that made me feel better BECAUSE I read it.

February 15, 2012 - 2:35 pm

VeganYANerds - I feel like I’ve had this book on my to-read list for such a long time and now I want to read it even more! I’ve just had a look online for a copy, I think I am going to order one today. And when I get it, I will definitely try and take the reading slow and enjoy what sounds like an amazing story.

February 15, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Very well-written review, my friend. So glad you got the same reaction from this book as I did. Yes, it’s tough & heart-breaking, but it’s also beautiful and glowing. I really wish more people would read it.

Magan: Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols Released: March 17, 2009 Pages: 245 Target Audience: Young Adult How I found out about it: Recommended to me by Estelle Format: Downloaded to my Kindle. Summary: Meg is a 17-year-old girl caught up in a bad relationship with druggie Eric; when Meg gets caught at the Bridge with Eric, […]

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June 12, 2012 - 8:01 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Great Beach Reads - […] 2. Going too Far by Jennifer Echols (Goodreads) Why? Hot hot chemistry. (Magan’s review) […]

December 23, 2011 - 3:25 pm

Mandee - I REALLY loved this book too, it was so well written and I loved the tension between Meg and John.

December 21, 2011 - 10:55 pm

Magan - Alexa! Yes, you totally should. They’re so great – often very full of struggle and lots of tension. I love her work!

December 21, 2011 - 2:44 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I have to start reading Jennifer Echols’ books now, because you guys have given such great recommendations! This one sounds really good and I’m going to try to squeeze it in sometime early next year 🙂

Magan: Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Saving June by Hannah Harrington Release Date: November 22, 2011 Pages: 336 Target Audience: Young Adult How I found out about it: NetGalley Format: Sent to Kindle from NetGalley Summary: Sixteen-year-old Harper’s sister, June, commits suicide by overdosing on pills; no one has answers about why she did it. Harper knows she has to do what June […]

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August 15, 2012 - 8:02 am

Young Adult Book Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington - […] was absolutely blown away by Harrington’s writing in Saving June last year. When I saw Speechless at ALA I was beside myself excited to get to read more of her […]

December 4, 2011 - 10:35 am

What We’ve Been Up To: A Week in Review | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] A Book Lover’s Shopping List Magan: Saving June by Hannah Harrington Estelle: Top 10 Book to Keep Me Warm this Winter Estelle: Stealing Heaven By Elizabeth Scott Book […]

Estelle: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson Release Date: May 3, 2011 Pages: 368 pages Target audience: Young Adult How I found out about it: On Anna’s Reads. Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. Summary: After her dad dies in a car accident, the only thing Anna wants is to be left alone. But […]

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March 19, 2015 - 9:48 am

Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson | New Adult Review - […] the Focus was a lovely combination of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and some of my most treasured M/M contemp romances by J.H. Trumble. (If you haven’t read […]

August 7, 2013 - 9:07 am

Review: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson | Gone with the Words - […] Estelle @ Rather Be Reading – “I can’t say enough fantastic things about this book. I was truly sad when it was over…” […]

April 13, 2013 - 12:17 am

Review: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson | Gone with the Words - […] Estelle @ Rather Be Reading – “I can’t say enough fantastic things about this book. I was truly sad when it was over…” […]

February 23, 2013 - 8:51 am

Gone With the Words - […] Estelle @ Rather Be Reading – “I can’t say enough fantastic things about this book. I was truly sad when it was over…” […]

June 8, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Anna - I lurrrrve this book! So glad I could “introduce” it to you!

June 2, 2012 - 9:01 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Our Local Bookstores - […] Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells (Goodreads) Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (My review) The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland (Magan’s review) Moonglass by Jessi […]

May 20, 2012 - 9:49 am

Shelve It: May 20, 2012 - […] Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson [Goodreads | Amazon | Estelle's Review] […]

November 16, 2011 - 10:30 pm

Samual - I like the cover, and I think it is very cute. I cannot wait to read this book! I always like this kind of story. It sounds like a fun adventure! Great review! Thank you for sharing!

Your color scheme looks pretty! It matches the type of books you girls read.

I always like simple background and header. Your blog is a little simple, which I like it a lot! What you post is what matters!!

Sam
Books For All Seasons

November 16, 2011 - 1:29 pm

Estelle - i cannot cannot stop telling people about it. I still want to listen to the playlists but I haven’t gotten around to it! Maybe this weekend… that would be be nice background music when I’m supposed to be writing like a fiend. Thanks for the comment as always! – E

November 16, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Jamie - This is one of my all time fave YA books! I can’t stop gushing about it everrr! It was just so perfect. You know how I feel about travel and travelogues and such..so naturally road trip books are totes my thing!

Here’s my review if you are interested (I made a mixtape for it! )

http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/2011/01/amy-rogers-epic-detour-by-morgan-matson.html