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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.

Magan: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell Future Release Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: Harry Abrams Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: e-book downloaded from NetGalley How I found out about it: NetGalley – isn’t this cover awesome?! Challenge: 2012 Debut Author Challenge Summary: Red-haired, pin-curled, makes-everyone-laugh, vintage shoe-wearing Chloe’s life is turning […]

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October 2, 2013 - 8:01 am

Rather Be Reading: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell - […] Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell (website | twitter) Publication Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher: Amulet Books Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: death of a classmate, bucket lists, social outcast Format Read: ARC received via Netgalley. (Thank you!) Other Books Read by Author: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe […]

August 13, 2013 - 8:01 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: , Magan - […] Bloss: Goodreads | Amazon Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell: Goodreads | Amazon | Magan’s Review | Themed Gift […]

February 1, 2013 - 9:02 am

Attention, Attention: Welcome Caller This is Chloe (Book Revisit) - […] this day, I still remember reading Magan’s review of this debut novel from last April. (That’s saying something because I’ve read quite a few.) She was so unbelievably […]

December 6, 2012 - 8:02 am

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe Themed Gift-Pack - […] up is a book Estelle and I have both loved, Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell. (My Review) Chloe is a spunky character with a lot of personality. She made us laugh out loud and really feel […]

November 1, 2012 - 8:02 am

Rather Be Reading Blog Celebrates the Big One: Fun + Giveaway - […] why my vlog is so huge. :-/ I mention Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe a lot in my vlog. Here is a link to my review. I was wrong — Estelle’s Attention, Attention for this book will be up soon. Whoops […]

August 19, 2012 - 12:15 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (8/19/2012) - […] Comeback Love by Peter Golden (Goodreads) We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane (Goodreads) (Magan’s review) Welcome Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell (Goodreads) Dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:23 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Ooh, yay! I always get extra excited when a friend of mine likes one of the books that I liked. It was definitely fun to read this one – and Duncan is definitely crush-worthy <3

May 5, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Wow! This one had caught my eye before, but after reading this review, I’m putting it on hold for sure!

May 5, 2012 - 10:12 am

May 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell Publisher: Amulet Books Release Date: May 1, 2012 Magan’s Review Goodreads | Amazon Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend […]

April 23, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Magan - JIM! Yes! Grams = pure awesomeness. LOVED her!

April 23, 2012 - 1:03 am

Jim from YA Yeah Yeah - Fab review – so great to see someone else who loved this book as much as I did! Like you, I thought Grams was an exceptionally awesome character. 🙂

April 22, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Magan - HAHAHA Mandee! Love it! Get ready for your mouth to water when you read it! I hope when you pick it up, you love it! 🙂

April 22, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Magan - Elena, so, so glad to hear that! I really liked it! I love it when a book can make me laugh out loud. I didn’t know what to expect from this story, but the relationships and interactions between the characters were incredible! ENJOY! (And thanks so much for your comment!)

April 22, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Magan - YAY, Jasmine! I really loved it! You should definitely pick it up soon. If you’re in the mood for something with a bit of comedic relief, but still has an edge of seriousness, then read Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe!

April 22, 2012 - 6:21 am

Jasmine Rose - I’m so glad to hear this one’s great :] I’ve had a copy sitting in my ARC pile for ages now. I’ll have to be sure to work it in soon. Thanks for the review :]

April 20, 2012 - 7:55 pm

elena - It’s funny that VeganYANerds said it sounds fantastic because that’s exactly what I thought after reading your review too! This book seemed like a cute book but ultimately not one I was rushing to read. However, after your review, I’m definitely going to try to pick it up soon! Chloe sounds like the best kind of heroine: quirky, fun, and hilarious! The ex-best friends sound awful though, I can’t believe they did that to her and I’m mad by proxy. You made me rethink this book. This is such a wonderful review, Magan!

April 20, 2012 - 7:09 am

VeganYANerds - This sounds fantastic, Magan! I like that Chloe’s character was easy to relate to and that the story grabbed your right away. I am a big fan of Latin food, so now I’m a. hungry and b. wanting to read this book even more!

Magan: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Estelle and I are super excited to be participating in the Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.  I’m bringing you the first debut young adult book this week, though Estelle and I will alternate months participating.  The challenge is to read and review a minimum of twelve young adult debut novels […]

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December 2, 2015 - 8:06 pm

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl | Jesse Andews - […] Rather Be Reading The Nocturnal Library Mostly Reading YA Fictitious Delicious […]

August 23, 2014 - 11:46 am

Sue - Just ordered this book for our library. Great review – good to have my choice validated – looking forward to reading it 🙂

July 30, 2014 - 8:01 am

Book Review: The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson - […] there simply aren’t a lot out there, but they’re so refreshing. Like when I read Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, I was captivated by the unique, gruff voice of the main character, Cali. He’s a runaway who […]

November 1, 2012 - 10:18 am

Rather Be Reading Blog Celebrates the Big One: Fun + Giveaway - […] Cooner 6. Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell 7. Intentions by Deborah Heiligman 8. Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 9. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas […]

May 28, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Jesse Andrews Book Review - […] Rather Be Reading The Nocturnal Library Mostly Reading YA Fictitious Delicious […]

February 5, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Cialina - This sounds like a wonderful book. I think that is holding me back the most is the stream of consciousness type of narration. I don’t usually go for those kinds of books, but this one sounds delightful. Thanks for the thoughtful and well-written review! I didn’t really hear much about this book.

February 3, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Magan - RIGHT!? Ryan Gosling is just um… amazing. And the reference to the scene may or may not have something to do with his role in Half Nelson.. just warning you.

I do agree with your thoughts on the summary. It sounds sad, but really it’s just pretty all over the place. Just accept that going into it, and you’ll be golden. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

February 3, 2012 - 10:40 am

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase - I had seen this book on Goodreads, but the description on there is pretty horrible and really didn’t interest me. Your review, however, made me add it to the TBR list!
I love the ideas of the different formats, like the screen play! And I love lists, so bullet points are right up my alley!
And even though Ryan Gosling’s character was a major drug addict in Half Nelson, the boy really just can’t look anything other than sexy! I’ll definitely be picturing him while reading this now that you said that! Actually, maybe I should start picturing every male character as Ryan Gosling…. *sigh* 😉
Awesome review!

January 29, 2012 - 7:26 pm

In My Mailbox (4) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] reviewed Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. (a crazy book that by the title is sad, but is anything but) Estelle reviewed Sometimes It Happens. […]

January 28, 2012 - 8:02 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Well, this sounds like fun! I just read about someone else who read it, and he said it was hilarious as well. I’ll have to keep my eye out for this one. You make it sound like a great choice, and thanks for noting that it’s not as sad as the back of the book makes it sound like. You know how I am with sad books. Haha.

January 28, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Magan - Alexa, I can’t wait until you read it! I think it might be a love it or hate it kind of book. I can’t wait to read more reviews to see what others think of it, too.

January 28, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Magan - Hi Capillya! Thank you so much! We’ve worked really hard to make our blog cute and fun, but also simple and easy to read. Your comment means SO much!

YES to the laughing out loud. I was sneaking away at Christmastime so I could read this book. It was fantastic, and such a breath of fresh air!

Thank you so much for your comment!

January 28, 2012 - 7:14 pm

Magan - It’s definitely a great read, Mands! READ IT! Add it to your Goodreads so you don’t forget. 🙂

January 28, 2012 - 2:35 am

VeganYANerds - I really love the cover of this book and I agree, how could anything so bright and quirky be sad? I look forward to reading this sometime this year 🙂

Mands

January 27, 2012 - 11:26 pm

capillya - First, can I say how much I love the layout and design of this li’l blog right here? It’s sweet, simple, and fantastic, really. My eyeballs thank you.

Second, so glad you enjoyed Me and Earl. Jesse Andrews is a hoot and a half (I just made that up, sorry) and I laughed out loud the entire time I read this on my 14 hour flight. Well, okay maybe I lied a little bit. But I sure did laugh-snort a lot. My reading experience with this book basically book-ended me watching Attack the Block which made it an even MORE FUN experience.

Really enjoyed this positive review. =)

January 27, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I actually have this one from NetGalley and I’m looking forward to reading it! It sounds quite different from what I’m reading this day, which is a good thing, and reminds me in some way of Ned Vizzini’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story from your description. I’m pretty excited to read it though!