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Magan: Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby

Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby (website | twitter) Publisher: Walker Children’s Books (imprint of Bloomsbury Children’s Books) Pages: 272 Upcoming Release Date: February 28, 2012 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: ARC received at ALA Mid-Winter Summary: Jo is one of the youngest, best, and tiniest paparazzo. She can score pictures few others are capable of, and […]

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January 14, 2015 - 12:00 am

Beneath Beautiful by Allison Rushby • New Adult Book Review - […] Beautiful by Allison Rushby [ twitter | website ] Previously Reviewed by This Author: Shooting Stars Publication Date: November 1, 2014 Publisher: Self-Published Pages: 211 Target Audience: New […]

February 28, 2012 - 6:03 pm

VeganYANerds - I definitely want to read this because it’s by an Aussie author but it’s also good to know that it’s a good, fun read and that the author got all the photography details right!

February 26, 2012 - 5:48 pm

In My Mailbox (8) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] Halpin and Emily Franklin. Magan recapped the Pitch Dark Days stop in Austin, TX! Magan reviewed Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby. We’re giving away a copy of John Green’s book The Fault in Our […]

February 24, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Daisy - It sounds really cute! And the cover is what caught my eye too! And if something you love doing yourself is a huge part of the book, it’s SO important they do it right! Glad to hear the author knew her stuff 🙂
Thanks for the review! I’m really excited to read this soon!

February 24, 2012 - 9:44 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - The cover is totally what caught my eye with this one too! Glad you liked it! And glad it wasn’t overly cheesy, which I was worried about. I look forward to reading it even more now. 🙂

Magan: The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (website | twitter) Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books Pages: 307 Release Date: February 16, 2012 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: ARC Received from Publisher at ALA Mid-Winter How I heard about it: Recommended to me by one of the reps at ALA Summary: Colby and Bev have been best friends since […]

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April 10, 2012 - 8:00 am

Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving - […] I gave a lot of reasons for why I felt so deceived by The Disenchantments in my review. The cover implies a fun, light-hearted book. I didn’t find it to be that way. It also screamed female protagonist. That it was not. I felt pretty tricked because I fully expected to love every.single.thing about it, and it just kind of fell flat for me. (My review.) […]

February 26, 2012 - 5:46 pm

In My Mailbox (8) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] Recap… Magan reviewed The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour. Estelle reviewed Tessa Masterson WILL Go to Prom by Brendan Halpin and Emily […]

February 21, 2012 - 1:56 pm
February 21, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Thanks for sharing the good and the bad with us! I’ve been really excited for this book, but am so glad to know your opinion on it. I was expecting a light little road trip love story, so it’s god to know that this one was a bit heavier. I think I’ll enjoy it if I go in with more realistic expectations. My library sucks, so I think I’ll have to wait a while to read this one. I’m not really wanting to spend the money on it, based on your review. 🙂 Thanks, Magan!

February 20, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I think the fact that you were able to present both the good stuff and the more questionable stuff makes you one of the most honest bloggers ever. And I really appreciate your thoughts on this novel! I’m still looking forward to this one, but I will definitely take your thoughts into consideration 🙂

February 20, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Magan - Ginger, I seriously felt so conflicted over this one. I was THRILLED to begin reading it. I hope you will still read it because I really want to hear what you, specifically, think. I know you love male POVs and there’s some tension, but I want to know if you will feel the same way I did about a few things I couldn’t spill in the review (spoilers).

And thanks for saying that. It’s so hard to be honest, but I can’t help but think others will connect with what I’m saying more than just accepting another sunny review for a book that I just didn’t love. It’s always best to just lay it out there and be truthful..though as nicely as possible. Haha. 🙂

February 20, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Magan - Thanks! I felt really conflicted over how to write the review. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the book because I certainly did, but it just wasn’t a home run kind of book for me. There was a disconnect and for a couple of reasons I just didn’t find it fully convincing. Can’t wait to read your review when you do read it!

February 20, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Magan - Ashley, I actually had no idea either. You know how a lot of girls’ names are really boy names? I double-checked a few times to make sure I wasn’t misunderstanding and that Colby really was really a guy. I hadn’t read any reviews that mentioned the male POV thing, either, and it threw me for a loop since the book cover didn’t communicate that very well either… Thanks for stopping by!

February 20, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Magan - Karen, I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think. I like male POV’s, too, but there was something that didn’t completely sell me on Bev and Colby’s story. I’ll be keeping a lookout for your review! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

February 20, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Now you have me on the fence with this one, haha. I appreciate your honesty in your reviews Magan, I think it’s what makes you such a unique blogger. Too many people are afraid to be honest about what they read. THAT I don’t understand. Aren’t we reviewing books here? lol

February 20, 2012 - 2:22 pm

VeganYANerds - I really enjoyed the way you wrote this review Magan, I almost always want to say one thing but then also argue for the other side of the point I’m trying to make!

It does sound like a fun book and I often start a book thinking it’s going to be all fun, sunshine and kittens only to find out it’s a bit more serious that I thought.

I am definitely going to keep an eye out for this but I think I will wait for my library to get it in because miscommunication between two people who may or may not like each other usually drives me a bit nuts!

February 20, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Ashley (at Ashley Loves Books) - I’ve read probably a dozen reviews about this book and I NEVER knew it was written from a boy’s perspective! I, too, thought it was from a girl’s because of the cover. Thanks for addressing that, because it will probably help when I finally read it 🙂

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books

February 20, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Karen - I’m really glad I’m reading your review before I start the book. I had the same impression as you from the cover and I’m sure I would have been disappointed.
I love LOVE guy pov’s so that’s a big plus for me and at least now I have a better idea of what the tone of the book is before going in.