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Magan: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill  (website | twitter) Other Books Written by This Author: Meant to Be Publication Date: January 7, 2014 Publisher: Delacorte Pages: 352 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: swapping lives, figure skating, hockey, Canada, summer camp Format Read: ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley. (Thank you!) Summary: Two Sloane Jacobs’ coincidentally meet in a hotel lobby […]

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January 22, 2017 - 7:07 pm

Monday Amusements 26 - […] SisterSpooky The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, by Leslye Walton, at SisterSpooky Being Sloane Jacobs, by Lauren Morrill, at Rather Be Reading Magic Marks the Spot, by Caroline Carlson, at Lunar Rainbows Please Ignore Vera Dietz, by A.S. […]

January 7, 2014 - 8:42 pm

Bookworm1858 - I just finished reading this after having a mixed experience with Meant to Be and I liked this one so much more-the girls’ parallel experiences really resonated with me and I had so much fun following along especially because the denouement didn’t play out quite as I expected.

January 6, 2014 - 7:10 pm

Alexa S. - I really liked this book too! I thought it was cute, and the story had me turning the pages until I reached the end. Even though you kind of have to suspend your disbelief a bit, it was still just a lot of fun to read.

January 6, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - Already pre-ordered with one of my gift cards! I’m looking for a feel-good book at this point, and I love the addition of skating vs ice hockey. Really appreciate your review – I’m glad that I’m picking it up.

January 5, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - This one was cute! I really enjoyed it a lot and I really compared it to The Parent Trap (how could you not?) and I totally forgot about 17 Again! I felt like this one was purely fun. I think I had wished it to be just a bit more.. deep, I guess. The parents had issues which of course affected the girls but it just felt super light.
Lovely review! So glad you enjoyed it!

January 5, 2014 - 8:01 am

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January 3, 2014 - 10:08 am

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - I completely agree that it had a wintery feel! Although I really did enjoy this book, I had a few minor issues with it. Both Sloanes picked up the other’s sport far too quickly for my tastes – even though they were both skating-related, I just don’t believe it would be THAT easy to suddenly go toe-to-toe with with a figure skater/hockey player who has been at that sport her entire life.
Apart from that (and a few times where I got the two Sloanes mixed up) I thought this book was so much fun! I’m glad you loved it, M!

January 2, 2014 - 6:50 pm

tabithasbookblog - Bittersweet!! That’s the perfect book to describe what this book reminded me of. I loved how it was set in the summer, but had a wintery feel (like you mentioned). I actually didn’t enjoy this one as much as Meant to Be, but it was definitely an enjoyable read.

Great review!

January 2, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - I really enjoyed this one! Loved seeing both girls discover that the other’s life wasn’t as easy and care-free as they thought, as well as discovering that the other sport wasn’t what they initially thought it was. I actually appreciated this epiologue, although agree that it wasn’t really necessary. I just like knowing that everyone seems to live happily ever after! 🙂

Definitely agree that people should use their gift cards on this one! Great review!

January 2, 2014 - 11:24 am

Sunny - *dances* I was hoping it’d be as good as it looked! It looks fun and cute and even a bigger plus that it was executed well. Great review!

January 2, 2014 - 10:57 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been seeing a lot of reviews lately for Being Sloane Jacobs. I’ve read Meant to Be by Morrill, and I liked it, but I wasn’t in love.

I do love the Parent Trap, though, so I am curious about this one. I’m so glad to hear that you really liked it. I think I’ll get this from the library when it’s released.

January 2, 2014 - 9:18 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - It was a fun comfort read. It had all the predictability & Freaky Friday hyjinx that activates instant nostalgia. Like a warm cup of cocoa.

Magan: The Ruby Oliver Series by E. Lockhart

The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon—and me, Ruby Oliver Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren’t Complicated, I Wouldn’t […]

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March 18, 2013 - 9:25 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 What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. […]

March 14, 2013 - 10:30 am

Rachel - I loved this series in high school! I totally got Ruby, and I loved her for that. She’s a really humorous girl without even trying, and it’s cool how we see her change over time. It’s such a fun group of books that are pretty easy to fly through. I really love how you organized this review because I think it does give a great picture of the entire series without ruining anything. Oh, and I agree with Ginger, more people need to read this series!

March 14, 2013 - 10:22 am

Annie - This series sounds amazing! Ohmigod, I must read this now! It’s been on my TBR for soooo long. Had I not read this post I would have totally forgot there was even such a thing as Ruby Oliver! I’m definitely reading it now though. 🙂

March 14, 2013 - 12:06 am

Cindy - This definitely sounds like a fun series, and I definitely want to give this author another shot (I didn’t like another of her books, which I just read recently.) Glad you enjoyed the whole thing, and this is such a fun review!

March 13, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Why haven’t I read this series yet? It sounds like something I would love. I need to find the time as soon as possible 🙂

March 13, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Anna - One of my most favorite series — EVER

March 13, 2013 - 5:17 pm

VeganYANerds - Love your list review! These books are some of the best I’ve ever read and I plan on re-reading them, and that’s a big deal because I do not have time for re-reads!

March 13, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Magan - Alexa — she’s a girl who makes a lot of mistakes, but I like that she’s definitely not perfect. I mean, we all did stupid things back in high school, right? 🙂 I hope you love them as much as I did.
Lisa — FINISH THEM! They only get better! Seriously! And then you can do re-reads! You have to finish these before the bebe comes along!
Natalie — I’m positive you could read all four of these during your train ride! They’re so, so good! I hope you love them (and that your library has them)!
Lena — read them RIGHT NOW! They’re sooooo gooood and such super fast reads!
Ginger — YAYYY! I’m so glad you and I agree on these! They really are the best. And I hope more people pick them up too. I was so sad when my library couldn’t get the fourth book back from whomever hoarded it for MONTHS.

March 13, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Alexa Y. - This series sounds absolutely delightful! I’m almost certain that I’ve marked it off as a series that I would like to read, but your list has given me even more reasons to want to get to it straight away. So glad you enjoyed it! Ruby certainly sounds like a character that I could be friends with.

March 13, 2013 - 11:29 am

Lisa [is busy nerding] - I’ve read the first two of this series and keep putting off the last two because I don’t want it to end! Seriously, Ruby is the freaking best.

You nailed it with this though: “Ruby is relateable, funny, sarcastic, self-depricating, pure, and original.”

YES. Love all those things. AND the plot is solid too!

March 13, 2013 - 9:49 am

Natalie - I’ve never read any of this series, but it really sounds like I need to! I remember one of my friends reading “The Boyfriend List” and telling me it was really funny and that she thought I would enjoy it, but I only remembered that now!! I’ll definitely stop in at the library and see if they have these. I’m going on a long train-ride Friday and Saturday, and these would be perfect to read then!

March 13, 2013 - 9:24 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - Ya know, I own all of these books and still haven’t read any of them. I need to. Note to self: read this series ASAP.

March 13, 2013 - 8:35 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Yup, this is one of my favorite YA series (of all time). I blew through these books in a matter of days. I had to get my hands on the next one because they were THAT GOOD. I adore Ruby and wanted to be her (well teenage Ginger did). I hope your review gets more people to pick up this series because I feel like they’re books that get pushed under the rug and forgotten sometimes. More people need to read them!!