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Why in 5: Wins for The Winner’s Trilogy (So Far)

The Winner’s Trilogy is the best example I can think of when it comes to books I wouldn’t normally pick up but I was completely convinced by the lovely people in this community that I needed to. I’m addicted to contemporary fiction but even I couldn’t deny my intrigue when I saw all the 5-star […]

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March 22, 2015 - 8:55 am

Bruna - I have to read this! The Winner’s Curse has been sitting on my kindle for a while now, but I’ll pick it up soon. Everyone makes it sound so awesome. All your reasons are just the kind of thing I would pick up a book over.

March 19, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Alexa S. - I think you did a brilliant job of describing the best things about The Winner’s Trilogy’s first two novels! These are the parts of this series I like best too 🙂

March 16, 2015 - 10:41 am

Ann - I’m about ~66% through the book and I am loving every minute of it! I keep wanting to book to expand in my hands. I don’t want it to be over just yet!

March 16, 2015 - 9:33 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I love all of these points. I think Marie Rutkowski is brilliant and you did a great job explaining why she’s so great. I feel like we’re on the same page about fantasy, but, like you said, there’s just so much in this book that relateable. And as painful as it is to read such a dark book where she’s not afraid to kill and hurt people, I kind of love that she goes there. I read The Winner’s Crime a while ago and never wrote a review and I think I definitely need to go back and re-read it.

In Some Other World, Maybe by S. Goldhagen | E Reviews

In Some Other World, Maybe by Shari Goldhagen ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 288 Target Audience: Adult Keywords: Pop culture, missed connections, growing up, 90s Format read: Copy from Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: It all starts with a movie based on a popular comic. That’s the […]

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March 7, 2017 - 9:01 am

Hot cocoa + s'more books in February, Estelle - […] by Shari Goldhagan / Goodreads | B&N | Amazon / I was a big fan of Shari Goldhagan’s IN SOME OTHER WORLD, MAYBE and I totally forgot that she came out with a YA book until Miss Print reminded me. Molly has a […]

April 3, 2015 - 9:15 am

Leah - oh hi, month-old review that’s been sitting in an open tab since I first saw it D:
I loved this one so much and completely agree with everything you have to say about it, right down to immediately wanting to dive into it again. I’m seriously in awe of how Shari was able to BELIEVABLY (!) weaves these characters’ lives together. The scene at the airport was what really made me gasp and realize just how far ahead she had to have planned everything.
Such a lovely book ♥

March 10, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Bridget @ Dog-Eared & Dog-Tagged - I’m excited to read this one, and the cover is just SO PRETTY. Glad you liked it!

March 10, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Alexa S. - Your review of In Some Other World, Maybe is lovely, E! I’ve had my eye on this one for a while, but I definitely want it even more after seeing what you thought of it. It’s definitely interesting to ponder all of the “what ifs” in life, and I like that it’s a part of the novel in a big way.

Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer • Estelle Reviews

Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: January 27, 2015 Publisher: William Morrow Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: womanhood, friendship, empowerment, career, family Format read: A brilliant gift. (Thank you!) Summary: After a year off from dating and sorting through friendships to eliminate the bad, Anna throws her focus at […]

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March 3, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Alexa S. - I can’t wait to read Girl Before a Mirror! Been hearing nothing but good things about it, and after having read Nowhere But Home recently, I definitely want more Liza Palmer in my life. So thrilled to hear how deeply this one moved you – I hope it’s the same for me!

February 28, 2015 - 9:00 am

It's a Wrap • Sayanara February (Best of February 2015) - […] Estelle’s Pick: Girl Before a Mirror […]

February 23, 2015 - 10:53 am

Brianna - This sounds like a fun read. I know a lot of PR people – I work for a magazine and so deal with them on a daily basis – and the women are the ones making waves. I can count on one hand the number of male PR professionals I know. That being said, it’s nice to see a book where a character is grappling with things that real life people are grappling with.

February 23, 2015 - 10:08 am

Meg - I’ve heard really great things about this one and have enjoyed Palmer’s other work, so I need to get my hands on it! Love it when you finish a book that you can suddenly recommend to anyone and everyone.

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds • Estelle Reviews

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: 1/6/2015 Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Pages: 272 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: death, NYC, grief, friendship, romance, jobs Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: After his mom dies from breast cancer, Matt discovers comfort at […]

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February 15, 2015 - 12:18 am

Alexa S. - Wasn’t sure if I wanted to read The Boy in the Black Suit originally, but your review makes me think I should give it a shot! It definitely portrays a different sort of situation, and the main character sounds like a guy I could like. Lovely review, E!

February 9, 2015 - 8:18 pm

Estelle - Bruna, this excites me! I hope you get to read it soon. You have my permission to go book shopping. 😉

February 9, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Bruna - I have read When I Was The Greatest, and really enjoyed it. I think The Boy in the Black Suit sounds even more interesting to me because of the tough subjects (and maybe a little bit because of the possible romance?). Definitely on my to-buy list.

Vivian Apple … by Katie Coyle | Estelle Reviews

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle ( web | tweet ) Published January 6, 2015 by HMH Books for Young Readers Target audience: Young adult Pages: 272 Keywords: family secrets, cult, road trip, best friendship Format read: ARC from Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: When Viv discovers her parents have disappeared in […]

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January 28, 2015 - 11:24 am

Bella - I have this one in my library pile, but I was planning to pass over it. Seeing your review and a few others with high praise, I’m thinking otherwise! It sounds so interesting. Great review! 🙂

January 23, 2015 - 10:40 pm

Erin @ The Hardcover Lover - I found an ARC of this in my mailbox, and was so glad because I loved it. I really hope more people pick it up because it made me think. It was so unique but good and strange at the same time. I’m glad that I’m getting an ARC of the second one in a few months because I need to know what happens next.

January 23, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Alexa S. - I wasn’t initially thinking of reading Vivian Apple…, but after seeing your review + Rachel’s review, I’m now thinking I should give it a shot! I love that you think the friendship is an integral part of this book, and that this potential love interest feels legit. Going to check this one out from the library soon!

January 23, 2015 - 10:31 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - What a unique story! I’ve never come across a story like this one. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. I am very curious about this book, although I’m nervous to read it too. It seems very stressful, despite the adorable cover.

Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman | Estelle Reviews

Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman ( web | tweet ) Published January 20, 2015 by Henry Holt & Co. Pages: 224 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: intersex individual, family, friendship Format read: ARC paperback from Macmillan. (Thank you!) Summary: Born with male and female genitalia, Alex has decided to become more public with the […]

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January 23, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Alexa S. - It’s interesting (and really cool) that there’s a YA novel that has an intersex character in it. It sounds like Alex certainly has a lot on her plate – I just hope things got better for her, in the end.

January 21, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Bruna - I’ve been so interested in this one! Even though the reviews haven’t been all positive, I still really want to read it.

January 19, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Brianna - I got an ARC of this and now that I’ve read your review, I’m excited to read it.

January 19, 2015 - 11:28 am

Kim - This seems like such an amazing read, especially since it talks about issues that mostly no one wants to talk about. Great review! 🙂
Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor