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Magan: This is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott

This is So Not Happening (He’s So/She’s So #3) by Kieran Scott Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Pages: 320 Audience: Mature young adult Keywords: Teen Pregnancy, High School Graduation, College, Parent Re-Marriage Format read: Hardcover from the library. My Review of He’s So Not Worth It (He’s So/She’s So #2) […]

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November 30, 2012 - 9:54 pm

VeganYANerds - I’ve enjoyed your reviews of the previous books in this series and it’s great that the final book was enjoyable, too. Ally sounds like a fantastic person for not getting mad and being there for the both of them but I think I’d have issues with Jake, too. Great review, Magan!

Magan: And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky Pages: 254 Release Date: July 6, 2011 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. How I heard about it: The pretty cover attracted me. Summary: Keek’s life does a complete 180 when she is diagnosed with the chicken […]

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February 21, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Magan - Broken Arrows, I’m so sad you felt the same way I did, but also a bit encouraged by that too. Sometimes I fear maybe I missed something that others loved. The cover was so gorgeous, but the book just didn’t live up to it. 🙁

February 15, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Broken Arrows - I’m late to the party here, but just read this book and was seeking out reviews to see what others thought. I concur with everything this review states.

Like some of the commenters, I was also drawn in by the cover but I also loved the title. What a great title! Shame the book doesn’t live up to it. I think much more could have been done with this basic premise.

September 17, 2012 - 6:53 pm

Kristen Evey - I love when you do find that gem of a book at the library that you weren’t looking for and don’t really know anything about. Sorry to hear this didn’t turn out to be that book. It does have such a great cover too!

September 14, 2012 - 7:12 am

VeganYANerds - I’m sorry that this was a disappointment, Mags! I only know about this because of the cover and it sounds like it was a jumble of weird, weak plot lines and an annoying character. Part of me still wants to read this, great review!

September 13, 2012 - 5:54 pm

elena - Aw, I’m sad this book didn’t work out for you because it has such a cute cover! Keek doesn’t sound like a character I would be too fond of and oh geez, I normally don’t like when characters write poems (or songs) in books. Thanks for your honest review!

September 13, 2012 - 10:16 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - DUDE! That SUCKS! I must admit that this one’s been on my wishlist since its release because of the pretty cover, but I think I’m taking it off. After reading your review I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t enjoy it. Thanks for honest review, Magan!!

September 12, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Aww, the fact that this book didn’t quite live up to expectations makes me sad. I love the cover too and thought it was cute!

September 12, 2012 - 9:42 am

Jamie - I’ve seen this one around but really hadn’t heard too much about it or knew what it was really about.

Now I’m more than a little nervous to read it for MANY of the reasons you stated but especially as someone who LOVES The Bell Jar from the DEPTHS OF MY SOUL. BUT it also makes me a little curious. AHHH. What to do? This was never HIGH on my TBR list so it might just stay where it is unless it magically appears say under my pillow from the book fairy.

Sorry it didn’t work for you!

Magan: Shelve It — August 12, 2012

Hello, friends! I’m tuning in for another Shelve It today. I apologize that I’m not doing a vlog for this one, but it’s a crazy, crazy weekend of work for me. I made another trip to the library and received a surprise book in the mail from Simon & Schuster this week… From Simon & Schuster: […]

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August 13, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The books you got this week look really great! Happy reading. And yay for Travel Tales – there’s going to be more awesomeness from all of us this week 😉

August 13, 2012 - 10:56 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I recently read Miracle and liked it!

August 12, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Paige - Ditched and Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters were so good! I hope you enjoy everything!

My IMM =)

Paige @ Comfort Books

August 12, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Tara - Miracle and Freshman Year are both great books! Miracle is an emotional whirlwind, while Freshman Year is just plain cute and fun. Great choices and I hope you enjoy!

August 12, 2012 - 6:45 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Hooray for the library! I’m an Elizabeth Scott fan but haven’t even heard of Miracle before. I have no idea how that happened; definitely adding this one to my list! It sounds thoroughly intriguing.

August 12, 2012 - 5:12 pm

VeganYANerds - Yay, I’m so glad the books arrived, I really hope you love both of them, they’re 2 of my faves of 2012!

Also you got some great books from the library, Freshman Year… and Miracle sound SO good! xox

August 12, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Liz - I always love all of your recommendations….I feel like I’m always in a rut after I finish a great book. Checking out your Shelve It’s solve the problem. 🙂

Magan: Stay with Me by Paul Griffin

Stay with Me by Paul Griffin Release Date: September 8, 2011 Pages: 304 Target Audience: Young Adult How I found out about it: It was on the new releases shelf at my local library. Format: Hardcover from the library. Summary:  Cece and Mack are the two most unlikely fifteen-year-olds to fall in love; Cece is a motivated, brilliant […]

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October 10, 2012 - 8:04 am

Burning Blue by Paul Griffin - […] I very much enjoyed Griffin’s Stay With Me, I felt he tapped into something completely unique, dark, and suspenseful with Burning Blue. I […]

August 3, 2012 - 6:39 am

VeganYANerds - I’ve always wondered about this book because it’s so animal focused so I was really pleased to find you’d read, reviewed it and enjoyed it! I really like the comparison between Mack’s life as well as the dogs he rescues 😉

August 1, 2012 - 7:33 pm

Melissa Walker - I just read this one too, and I LOVED it! I thought Paul was so brave to really go there with what happened… ack! It tore me up, and felt really emotionally on-point. Glad you liked it too!

August 1, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You are killing me here, just like Elena, and I want to know what Mack did! The curiosity may just get to me and I may have to borrow this book from the library!

August 1, 2012 - 3:41 pm

Beatriz @ AWWIP - This book sounds lovely… the premise of something as “simple” as two teenagers falling in love and dealing with these issues is very alluring! 😀 Great review!

August 1, 2012 - 1:56 pm

elena - I’ve seen this book before and now the burning curiosity of what Mack did comes back to me. I want to knowwwww. May or may not been like, “TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS!” and then I saw, “I can’t tell you what happens. I just can’t.” Maybe my curiosity will lead me to actually read the book.

Magan: Shelve It 07/29/2012

Hello, hello friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic Sunday. My husband and I are with our dogs at the beach this weekend celebrating our 8 year wedding anniversary! (It’s actually on Tuesday, the 31st.) I recorded this Shelve It a little earlier in the week to make sure I could stop in to say […]

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August 1, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - First of all, CINDER! I’m such a fan after finishing the book – it’s absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait to read Scarlet!

Also, I enjoyed Burn for Burn even though it was filled with a lot of things that I may not have necessarily agreed with. It was fun for me to read though!

July 30, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - Makes sure to have cupcakes on hand when you’re reading Bittersweet. You *will* crave them! 🙂

July 30, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I just read my first E Scott book myself, but it was Miracle. I liked it. I LOVED Cinder but it seems like forever ago that I read it. I need to reread it before Scarlet comes out. Great stuff!

July 29, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - P.S. And happy anniversary! Eight years – wow! That’s longer that my husband and I have even been together!

July 29, 2012 - 11:05 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - YAY! Glad to hear that you’re enjoying Cinder! It took me a little while to warm up to the story, but once I got sucked in, I couldn’t put it down until I was done. I LOVED Cinder’s little robot friend (whose name is escaping me at the moment).

Thanks for posting that you borrowed The Rivals — I finished reading it last week, and completely forgot to a) write a review and b) update Goodreads! Whooooooooops… hope that you like the book!

July 29, 2012 - 8:57 pm

elena - I agree about reading too many books in the same genre at the same time! I try to break it up, like I read a sci-fi then fantasy then paranormal etc. I’m so excited for Burn for Burn. I think I requested it on Netgalley then cancelled it since it took awhile to get back to me. I can’t wait to see the fun things you have coming up. I admire you & her husband for eating so healthily! I do not have the self-control for that and you definitely will get heaps of cupcakes from Bittersweet. Happy reading! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings - I loved Bittersweet and can’t wait to see what you think of Burn for Burn! Happy Reading!(:

~Keertana
Ivy Book Bindings

July 29, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Brittani - Awesome set of books! I absolutely loved Bittersweet! It was such a cute read! I hope you enjoy all your books! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - PS: OH YES and yay to Cinder and Bittersweet too!

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - Eeee I feel like we’re actually hanging out because you talk to me directly in this blog. Whee! And, yes, I am THRILLED re: Stealing Heaven. I really hope you love it <3

July 29, 2012 - 5:41 pm

VeganYANerds - Firstly I am a bit jealous of your beachy weekend, I hope you guys are having a lovely time 🙂

Secondly, yay for library books! I’ve only read one Elizabeth Scott (Something, Maybe) but I definitely want to read more and I’ve had the Viola book on my to-read list for a while.

I thought the same thing about Bittersweet, the cupcakes hooked me but you’re not missing anything! I baked cupcakes for a picnic yesterday and the sugar hit was terrible after just ONE! So stick with your clean eating 😉

July 29, 2012 - 5:24 pm

The Bumble Girl - Hi Magan! Happy Anniversary to you and hubs! Hope you’re having a fab time 🙂
I read Keep Holding On and loved how Susane told this story – I think you’ll like it too!
I need to get Cinder! The cover is amazing and I need to see this version of it!
Enjoy your reads! I look forward to seeing what you think of them!!!

July 29, 2012 - 11:51 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Cinder!! That one is so good. I read it waay back in December, but I’m still always ranting about how good it is! 😉 Burn For Burn sounds like such a fun read- a book about revenge? I’m totally sold. Bittersweet is such a cute read, although you definitely should have some cupcakes around when you read it, it definitely makes you super hungry! [My mouth is watering just thinking about it…] Anyways, fantastic haul Magan! <3 Enjoy your anniversary!

July 29, 2012 - 10:57 am

Tara - CINDER!!! I’m so glad you picked this one up and I am a little (or maybe a lot) jealous you have Scarlet to read right after! I want to hear ALL about it when you’re finished 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 10:36 am

kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - I absolutely love Elizabeth Scotts books but I haven’t read this one yet! I have yet to read Cinder and I can’t wait to get Burn for Burn in my hands!

~Kailia @ Reading the Best

July 29, 2012 - 10:27 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Anna recommended Stealing Heaven to me too, & I absolutely LOVED it! I think it’s a great E Scott book to start off with. If you like that one, may I suggest The Unwritten Rule next? I really enjoyed that one as well.

I am curious about this Viola book. You’ll have to tell me how it is. That cover looks like a very Magan book 😉

Andddddd… I get to see your beautiful face on FRIDAY!! YAY!!!

Estelle: Shelve It (7/22/2012)

And it’s Sunday again! Funny how that happens! How has your weekend gone? Hopefully relaxing and productive! We’ve been hosting a garage sale for the past few days… and you know… some interesting people go to garage sales. Some good, some bad. Has anyone written a book about this? It could be a best seller! […]

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July 24, 2012 - 3:09 pm

April Books & Wine - I say this on every Shelve It, but I love your love of the library.

Also I die of jealous over the Books Of Wonder event, for sure.

July 24, 2012 - 10:29 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - OOH! I’m halfway thru Miracle by Elizabeth Scott AS WE SPEAK. I’m about to finish it in a little bit.

I just read This Is Not A Test a few days ago and my post went up. I think I just gushed about how much I loved it. It was my first Courtney Summers book, so yesterday I read Fall For Anything.

I’m rambling. You’re talking about some great books there, missy!

July 24, 2012 - 12:35 am

Paige - I got a copy of Losing Faith awhile back. I really need to read it! I also read Being Friends With Boys and it was pretty good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! You can check out my IMM on the blog!

July 22, 2012 - 9:19 pm

VeganYANerds - I am so glad you got to go to the BoW event! Melina would have drawn a big crowd for sure and I have no doubt Gayle and Kristin did too!

So glad you enjoyed On the Jellicoe Road and I hope you love Graffiti Moon, another awesome Aussie read!

I am not a big zombie fan either but I have heard that the book is not really about zombies!

July 22, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - WEEEE! So much fun. I’m so glad we got to hang out!! xoxo

July 22, 2012 - 1:03 pm

elena - Hooray for Jellicoe Road! I definitely agree, it really is a book that needs to be reread. Hee, the library is perfect for satiating your bookish needs. I’m jealous yours gets books so quickly. I read Graffiti Moon recently! I liked it but don’t think I will write a review for it. I can’t wait to see yours though. I am not a zombie fan either but I want to read This Is Not a Test because I’ve heard the same things you have. Go renew your books, Estelle! 🙂

July 22, 2012 - 11:28 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - EEP! You’ve got Graffiti Moon on your list! I absolutely ADORED that book. And the other books sound SO GOOD.

July 22, 2012 - 9:55 am

Tara - So first of all – I think YOU should write a book about garage sales! I totally think it’d be a bestseller 🙂 Remind me on Gchat next week to tell you about my other garage sale story (not the bed story lol).

I can’t even tell you how pumped I am that you picked up books based on my reviews/our convos. You pretty much just made my week! I hope you enjoy them all and I can’t wait to chat with you about them when you’re finished!

Also – I need to read This Is Not a Test. *heads to library website* Thanks Estelle and Magan for the rec!