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Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho | Estelle Reviews

Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 6, 2014 Publisher: Viking Juvenile Pages: 384 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: friendship, 90s, New York City, romance, sickness Format read: ARC borrowed from Gaby at Book Broads. (Thanks!) Summary: Althea and Oliver have been best friends since they were kids. […]

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November 26, 2014 - 10:52 am

Alexa S. - I hadn’t really heard a lot about Althea & Oliver prior to your review. And really, how could I NOT have heard about this one before now? It sounds really interesting, and I love that you feel like the dynamics of their friendship and the plot was pretty well done, even with the melancholy tone. I’m definitely considering reading this!

November 19, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! Looks like we really had very similar feelings & thoughts. I really enjoyed how mature this was — both in content and writing. I felt like it just really all fit together and certain situations just made the characters more real.

November 9, 2014 - 9:53 am

Sue Holmes - This sounds really good. I haven’t heard about it before and admittedly the cover puts me off, but I like the sound of the characters, especially that they go through ‘stuff’ and grow on a personal level. We don’t see enough of this in YA. Thank you for the great review. 🙂

November 8, 2014 - 10:27 pm

Brianna - This is the first review I’ve read of this one, but it sounds really good. I love that it’s set in the 90s. I think technology invades books too much anymore.

November 7, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Kaitlin @ Reading is My Treasure - This looks like my type of read! I’m glad it wasn’t fluffy. I prefer more serious contemporaries. Great review! I’m looking forward to reading this one. 🙂

November 7, 2014 - 1:19 am

Rebecca - I heard about this at an event months ago and liked the sound of it, but unfortunately haven’t heard much about it since. I’m intrigued by the topics the author touches on, plus I love novels set in the past decades, but that don’t fall under historical. I’m glad you liked this!

November 6, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been curious about Althea and Oliver. I keep side-eyeing it while I am at work. It’s that yellow cover – so eye catching.

Anyway, I’m glad that you did like this. I think I will give it a try sometime, but when my brain is a little more focused than it has been lately.

The Fragile World by Paula Treick DeBoard | Estelle Reviews

The Fragile World by Paula Treick DeBoard ( web | twitter ) Publication Date: October 28, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 432 Target audience: Adult Keywords: family, death, revenge, effects of traumatic events Format read: Finished copy provided by Harlequin. (Thanks!) Summary: When Daniel dies in a freak accident, his parents and sister have no way […]

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November 26, 2014 - 11:29 am

Alexa S. - I have an odd fascination with grief, and seeing how different people manage to portray the many different ways it gets experienced. Grappling with the concept of grief is what makes The Fragile World sound so interesting to me, and I really think I’d like to give this one a shot at some point!

November 2, 2014 - 11:24 am

Brianna - I love with books with alternating POVs and this one sounds really good.

12 Lessons from MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME

While everyone is planning their Halloween costume and picking out what candy they want to hand out to trick or treaters, I’m the person who is impatiently staring at the calendar, giddily awaiting the start of the holiday season. Heck, I heard two commercials for holiday music stations on Spotify this week and I almost […]

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October 28, 2014 - 9:01 am

Come Tree! Holiday Book Shopping List - […] last Friday, I talked about the seasonal creep and as Halloween gets that much closer (3 days!), candy canes and singing Santa Clauses will be […]

October 26, 2014 - 10:44 pm

Cassie (Happy Book Lovers) - Well…. there goes my saving money hope. I didn’t even finish reading the list before I had Barnes and Noble pulled up in a window purchasing the book. Sigh… I’ll save money somehow, probably by not eating since apparently I can’t refrain from purchasing books.

October 26, 2014 - 9:57 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Love this! I’ve been wanting to read a Christmas/holiday-themed book the last few years, but none really appealed. So when I heard about this earlier in the year, I was so happy, especially when I saw some of my fave authors were contributing! I have an e-copy (which I sadly have not reviewed #fail) and I’ve reserved a copy from the library, because physical is best. Hopefully I’ll get to read this soon. Glad you loved this and made you joyous with holiday spirit. It’s never too early to get Christmas-ready, right? 😉

October 25, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Brianna - I’m a sucker for a good holiday romance. I’m excited about all the Hallmark movies.

October 25, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Aww this sounds super cute, and yay for Stephanie Perkins. I’m pretty excited for Christmas, too!

October 24, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Meg - Oh, this sounds like fun! I love Christmas, too — I mean, how can you not? Definitely will look for this one closer to the big day!

This will be our first holiday season in our house, so I’m really looking forward to decorating! And buying a new, big Christmas tree. I could only get a tiny one for our old apartment, but now we have 10-ft. ceilings downstairs and… yeah. BIG tree, comin’ at you!

Oh Yeah, Audrey by Tucker Shaw | Estelle Reviews

Oh Yeah, Audrey by Tucker Shaw ( tweet ) Release Date: 10/14/2014 Publisher: Amulet Books Pages: 256 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Audrey Hepburn, New York City, Tumblr, Internet Friends Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Gemma runs away from her home in Philly for an Audrey Hepburn meetup she organized through […]

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October 23, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Lisa @ Bookish Broads - Hey! We’re review twins today! Wee!

October 23, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Meg - Sounds like a good, modern, of-the-moment read! I definitely went through an Audrey phase in high school (and even channeled her “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” look for senior prom), so I would probably dig this one, too.

October 23, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I love Audrey Hepburn, but I’ve never been a big Breakfast at Tiffany’s fan. I just don’t care that much for the movie. But I love Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday which is one of my all-time favorite movies.

I definitely want to look into this one. Glad you liked it, Estelle.

Estelle: Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: 10/7/2014 Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Pages: 304 Target audience: YA Keywords: LGBT, theatre, culture, identity, friendship, family Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. Summary: New friends, old friends, secret feelings, sister “rivalry” and fitting in are all […]

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December 17, 2014 - 8:01 am

Reading Challenge: Dive Into Diversity | Intro + Sign Up - […] Curvy Girls Club | Everything Leads to You | Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel Even in Paradise | Rites of Passage | Say What You Will | The Tragedy […]

October 11, 2014 - 10:23 am

April Books & Wine - So, I have not commented on any blogs in WEEKS but I had to break the radio silence due to clicking Bloglovin’ and seeing that you reviewed Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel and clicking on your review because it’s of a book that is different from all the other books being reviewed. AND OMG can I just say that it makes me so happy that you loved this book and that you get why it’s so great and ugh, I am just so thrilled right now. Yay for Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel getting some spotlight on Rather Be Reading! I will say, I really enjoyed If You Could Be Mine, however, there were some parts were I was like what even is this. Like, it wasn’t as good as this book. Still worth reading though, because it adds something new and unique to YA, you know? Anyways, awesome review!

October 9, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I haven’t read anything by Sara Farizan, but clearly I need to fix that ASAP. There are so many books I want to read, it’s crazy.

I’m glad you really liked it. Leila seems like such an awesome person, and I can’t wait to meet her for myself. 🙂

October 9, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Alexa S. - I’ve yet to read a Sara Fariza novel! But I love that they sound different from many others I’ve encountered. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel sounds great, and I definitely will be checking it out 😉

October 9, 2014 - 10:30 am

ashley - This review has me even more excited for this book. I just started it and I’m glad the feel I’m getting on the book is fairly accurate so far.

Estelle: Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir

Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 7, 2014 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: absent parents, intense romance, secrets Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. Summary: With her parents otherwise occupied with her adoptive brothers, Gannon is used to living pretty much on […]

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October 8, 2014 - 11:59 pm

Alexa S. - Bleed Like Me sounds so creepily intense, and I’m insanely curious to see how this turns out. My heart already goes out to Gannon, and I want to read her story!

October 7, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - This sounds VERY intense! Fault Line was such a topic of discussion last year and I’ve yet to read it, but it definitely put this author on my radar. I’m not a huge fan of the possessive boyfriend thing, but if you say it’s not bad then I’ll keep an open mind when reading this. Great review, Estelle!