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Estelle: He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander

He Said She Said by Kwame Alexander ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: November 19, 2013 Publisher: Amistad/HarperCollins Pages: 336 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: South Carolina, arts education, opposites attract, diverse YA Format read: ARC sent to me by Jamie from Perpetual Page Turner. (Thanks!) Summary: The last thing Claudia wants to do […]

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June 22, 2014 - 9:41 am

Rather Be Reading: Nailed It: We're Back (and It's Summer!) - […] Under the radar kind of book: He Said She Said by Kwame Alexander […]

June 21, 2014 - 7:46 pm

Alexa S. - Well, this book sounds really interesting! I love the whole idea of these two very different people having to work together towards a common cause. (In fact, one might say I’m a sucker for that type of thing.) But I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this one!

June 19, 2014 - 9:19 am

Lisa is Busy Nerding - Totally had my -_- face on for this one but it sounds like it is a winner! Lots of moving parts. I like that.

Estelle: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: 11/26/2013 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Pages: 474 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: parents, cars, foster children Format read: ARC borrowed from Cassie. (Thanks!) RBR reviews of Katie McGarry books: Pushing the Limits | Dare You To Summary: With Noah doing his own thing and […]

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June 4, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Young Adult Book Review: Take Me On by Katie McGarry - […] Katie McGarry (twitter | website) Previously Reviewed: Pushing the Limits // Dare You To // Crash Into You Publication Date: May 27, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin TEEN Pages: 544 Target Audience: Young Adult […]

December 2, 2013 - 11:43 pm

Wendy @ Book Scents - Ahh I loved this one! It’s pretty hard for me to choose my favorite actually. You’re right – I know ZERO things about cars. Fiance’s car died the other day and he popped hte hood open and I peered in and was like hmmm – strange shapes and blobs. Cool. However, I wanted to go race cars or something after this! Their passion was infectious! Loved the family aspect too — def touched my heart!!

November 28, 2013 - 1:04 am

Bookworm1858 - I agree on your ranking for the three books (so far; we’ll see what happens when/if Abby gets her own book). The writing is still compulsively readable throughout though. I kept trying to put it down and succeeding for a few minutes before having to go pick it back up to see what came next!

November 26, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Alexa Y. - Dare You To is still my number one as well, although Crash Into You was pretty fun. This book convinced me that I need to start driving regularly again, because I haven’t in years. The way that Rachel and Isaiah talk about it just makes me want to hop in a car and GO. Other than that, I loved the supporting characters, particularly this little (unexpected) band of friends that all come together in this one!

November 26, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Iris - Katie McGarry does make 500 pages go by in a snap!
I think Crash Into You is my favourite of the three. I just love the depth of Isaiah’s character, and Rachel’s for that matter.
The passion they both have about cars is something I love as well! I love cars myself very much (don’t know half as much as Isaiah and Rachel though… I wish I did lol).
Great Review! I just finished reading and reviewing this book as well. It was a great read!

November 25, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I agree with like 99% of what you’ve said, but I still just couldn’t get past the mother effing drama. And the length, which I think maybe compounded the drama. But I still love Kate McGarry.

November 25, 2013 - 10:55 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - This is the second review today for Crash Into You that I’ve read, and you both had very similar things to say. I meant to read Crash Into You earlier in the month – but then things got crazy and I never did get to it. I plan to make time for it ASAP, though, because I love Katie McGarry. I actually like PtL more than DYT, but I love them both to pieces. I’m a little nervous to read CIY though, because my expectations are so high.

Blog Tour: Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson

Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson ( web | facebook ) Publication Date: November 5, 2013 Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Pages: 404 Target audience: Adult Keywords: marriage, betrayal, regrets, parenthood Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks Sourcebooks!) Summary: A blind date between Matt (a cop) and Lucy (reeling from a horrible breakup) […]

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April 14, 2014 - 12:15 am

Review: Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield ThomsonLose Time Reading - […] never would have picked this up had I seen it in stores but after seeing Estelle’s review on it, I knew I had to read it. I’ve slowly teetered away from adult fiction in recent years, […]

November 26, 2013 - 4:24 am

Chloe Lee - The last bok that took me by surprise was Pawn by Aimee Carter. I had expected to like it more. Not to say that I did not like but just not as much as I thouht I would. I guess thats what I get for listening to the hype 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

November 23, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Nicole - Hmm, the last book that took me by surprise was probably Hereafter (Shadowlands #2). I did not expect to like it as much as I did! Glad you liked this one so much and thank you for the chance to win a copy!

November 22, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Alexa Y. - I love that this book took you by surprise! It certainly sounds like a very interesting premise, and I’m curious about these two main characters in particular.

November 21, 2013 - 5:39 pm

Tammy - I just finished A Storm Of Swords audiobook and I’m all caught up with the GOT TV show but I was still surprised by the number of deaths and the detail I got from the book that I didn’t get in the TV show.

November 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Ann - Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. I had high hopes for it, but it surpassed my expectations!

November 21, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Christina (My Life In Books) - The last book that took me by surprise was Inferno by Dan Brown because I didn’t predict the ending at all! I still say that Angels & Demons was the best but now Inferno ties Da Vinci Code at number two 🙂

Estelle: The F-It List by Julie Halpern

The F-It List by Julie Halpern ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: November 12, 2013 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan) Pages: 256 Target audience: Mature young adult (language, sex) Keywords: cancer, death of parents, dealing with grief, bucket list Format read: Borrowed from Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books. (Thanks!) Summary: A few weeks after […]

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November 17, 2013 - 12:26 am

Bookworm1858 - I did think of this book as a really good example of YA friendship but I can see how you wished for more of Becca’s story.

November 16, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - The premise seems really interesting (although kind of similar to Good Bye, Rebel Blue), but it seems like the friendship would be the backbone of the story. If that aspect doesn’t come together, I can understand why the book didn’t fully click for you.

November 16, 2013 - 12:06 am

Isa - I thought the concept sounded really interesting and the pop culture references peak my interest but I’ve read some not so positive reviews about the book, including yours. It sucks that the friendship between Alex and Becca wasn’t well explored.

November 15, 2013 - 7:47 am

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November 14, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Anna - I had to put this one down — wasn’t quite feeling it!

November 13, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Alexa Y. - I love the honesty in this review E! (Mine is going up tomorrow!) I couldn’t quite pinpoint what was lacking in the book for me, but now I think I see it. I liked the friendship Alex and Becca had, but you’re right – it lacked a little more depth to it. Still, it was a pretty interesting read for me!

November 13, 2013 - 11:39 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I really liked our little conversation about this book! I think it actually helped me realize the little things I was missing from it too because it was really hard to put my finger on! I loved the friendship with Alex and Becca but wanted it to be more prominent and yep, connecting with Alex was just hard sometimes. Very well stated, as always, and thanks for talking it out with me! 🙂