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Magan: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill [website | twitter] Publication Date: November 13, 2012 Publisher: Delacorte Pages: 290 Format read: ARC borrowed from Sarah at Storybound Girl Keywords: high school, first dating relationships, traveling to London Summary: Julia’s trip to London is anything but what she expected when she’s paired up with the resident comedian, Jason. Her […]

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January 2, 2014 - 7:01 am

YA Book Review: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill - […] 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 […]

March 1, 2013 - 12:00 am

On a Personal Note: Magan in High School - […] them, too, so I was very much like, “Yeeeeaaaah, girl. I understand!” (Pictured below: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill, Just One Day by Gayle Forman, and Golden by Jessi […]

December 11, 2012 - 8:01 am

Bookish Gift Suggestions: Books for the Non-Reader - […] to Be by Lauren Morrill – Goodreads | Amazon | My Review – Is your friend a traveller? This book sweeps you off your feet and takes you to London. […]

November 1, 2012 - 10:59 am

Rather Be Reading Blog Celebrates the Big One: Fun + Giveaway - […] Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills 2. Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo 3. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill 4. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry 5. Skinny by Donna Cooner 6. Welcome, […]

October 30, 2012 - 10:02 am

Meant To Be Lauren Morrill Book Review - […] Rather Be Reading – “Book Licker. I fell in love with this book at the first mention of Book Licker” […]

October 21, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Magan + Estelle Shelve It (10/21/2012) - […] A review of Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill […]

October 17, 2012 - 7:57 pm

VeganYANerds - I’m glad you loved this, Magan! I have wanted to read it ever since I first saw the cover and now I can’t wait for it to be published!

October 16, 2012 - 11:36 am

Magan - Same here, Lori! Me either — write more Lauren! We need it!

October 16, 2012 - 11:36 am

Magan - Aww, Tara — that makes me so happy to know. I wish I got to know (meet) more authors in person. I love that you shared this! Thank you!

October 16, 2012 - 11:35 am

Magan - Thanks, Brittany! Put the release date on your calendar! Be ready! 🙂

October 16, 2012 - 11:35 am

Magan - Julia did make some pretty abrupt decisions sometimes and I was all, “WHAT DO YOU WANT?” but mostly I hoped she would make the right decision. There was something about Jason that I found endearing. I saw through his silliness and wanted the good boy to be seen. I’m sorry your heart was confused, Jen! 🙂

October 16, 2012 - 11:32 am

Magan - Alexa, I cannot tell you how badly I wanted to leave to London while I was reading Meant to Be! I wanted to sightsee and explore. Ahh! YES – you do need this!

October 16, 2012 - 11:31 am

Magan - Keertana – it’s a really great story that will have you flipping through the pages for more of Jason’s crazy antics and trying to figure out who in the heck she ends up with! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

October 15, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings - I am SO glad you enjoyed this one! I’ve been looking forward to it ever since the cover was revealed and I haven’t read a good Contemporary YA Romance in a looong time, so I can’t WAIT for this one to release! Fantastic review!(:

October 15, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Any book that’s set in LONDON is already a book I want to read. I love that they sound like such an unlikely pair, and that too makes me really excited to read this. I NEED IT.

October 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm

jen - see… i liked this book and i didn’t. the immaturity level was through the roof with some characters. i loved julia’s nerdliness, but all i could think of was “seriously. if it ends up being jason, i’m gonna smack this girl.” because he got on my nerves THAT BADLY. though i did read it in one sitting, so that says something. THIS BOOK CONFUSED MY HEART.

October 15, 2012 - 10:26 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - This book looks SO GOOD. I cannot wait to read it!! Great review. It definitely makes me want to read it even more now 🙂

October 15, 2012 - 9:39 am

Tara - I can’t wait to read this one! I met Lauren in a book signing line at BEA and she is just the sweetest person ever.

October 15, 2012 - 7:23 am

Lori - Yes! I loved it so much. Julia and Jason were so great and very unique. I can’t wait to read more from Lauren in the future.

Travel Tales: Oh the Places Kelly Would Go

Welcome, welcome! (We just re-watched The Hunger Games so I’m channeling my inner Effie Trinket.) I’m so very excited to introduce you guys to Kelly at Radiant Shadows today! She’s an awesome blogger with thought-provoking posts, amazing reviews, and a gorgeous layout (I swoon over it every time I visit!). She’s sharing a few places she’d […]

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September 3, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Travel Tales: A Round Up (Rather Be Reading Blog) - […] Time Travel!! Decade style. » A tiny trip-themed q&a with Kelly from Radiant Shadows! »  The gals at My Sister’s Bookshelf share a trip inspired by their love of literature! » […]

September 2, 2012 - 9:02 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (9/2/2012) - […] gals of My Sister’s Bookshelf share their literary travel tales. Kelly from Radiant Shadows has a thing for Greek mythology and daydreams about future travel plans. I talk about my love for the 1960s & yap about decade books. Alexa pairs travel companions + […]

August 29, 2012 - 1:33 am

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - That is a gorgeous layout! And as a city girl myself, I totally agree about the big cities void! NYC gets its fair share of love as Estelle and Magan earlier showed, but Id like to see others!

Maybe most authors dont live in cities?! Maybe its too hard to create secondary characters there? I have no idea…

August 28, 2012 - 7:37 pm

fishgirl182 - great interview! and you’re right, why is everyone from a small town? i mean, i am from a suburb but it was still a decent size. i guess creepier things happen in small towns. at least they would if i wrote them. 🙂

August 28, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - Okay, I love this post and I am so following Kelly on twitter and her blog ASAP. Totally swooning over that layout and dying at Cowtown.

August 28, 2012 - 4:28 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The fact that Shiver is still one of your favorite books until today definitely makes me sure that we’d get along splendidly. I LOVED that book so much (not so much Linger/Forever) and I love Maggie Stiefvater.

It’s my dream to someday go around Europe for a few weeks, and just visit all the places I’ve dreamed of going – and Paris and Athens are a part of that trip, for sure.

Thanks for being a part of Travel Tales!

August 28, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Kelly - Thanks so much for featuring me today ladies! I had a lot of fun answering your questions – which really had me thinking!

Estelle: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith Publisher: Poppy (Part of Hachette Books) Pages: 256 pages Publication Date: January 2, 2012 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardcover gifted to me by the lovely Magan. Why I wanted to read it: An airport, a chance meeting, London, and that gorgeous cover. Summary: When she misses her flight by […]

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November 20, 2012 - 12:11 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Ten Books We're Thankful For - […] 3. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight: Ah, the book that put Jen E. Smith on my radar. This was literally the first released I marked on my calendar, and whoa, did it fulfill all expectations. What I love about Jen’s writing is how it is so well-crafted, and she continues to surprise me with surprise depth in areas I never thought would mean so much to the story. (My review.) […]

August 26, 2012 - 12:01 am

Magan: Shelve It -- August 26, 2012 - […] + Circle of Magic Book One, Sandry’s Book, and Circle of Magic Book Two, Tris’s Book, by Tamora Pierce — gifted to me by Tara at Hobbitsies + The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Goodreads | Estelle’s Review) […]

February 25, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Jessie - I just read this and really loved it, too. The simplicity and real time elements of the story really worked so well, and had a huge depth of emotions in it.

February 19, 2012 - 11:03 am

Estelle: In My Mailbox (2/19/2012) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] Estelle: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith > Magan: The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas > Estelle: The Scent of Rain & Lightning by […]

February 13, 2012 - 5:58 pm

VeganYANerds - Great review, Estelle! This is still sitting on my shelf at home, I wish I could read it soon but I really should get through my mountain of library books first. Your review has me SUPER excited to read it!

February 13, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Reading your review got me so excited to (eventually) read this book! I really wish I could have gone to the reading with you, as I’m sure it was fantastic. I must get my hands on this book ASAP. Great review!

February 13, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I’m SO excited for this one! I bought it right when it came out, but have not been able to read it yet. Soon, soon, SOON! I’m dying. Yay for your review!

February 13, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I completely agree!! Totally loved this book. It definitely has a lot going for it. Awesome review, Estelle!