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Why in 5: The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson

The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson (twitter | website) Publication Date: June 3, 2014 Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 240 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: homeless teenager, private detective, teens on the run Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Cali fled to California after running away from his foster home. He lives a quiet life, […]

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August 11, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Magan - Jess, it was DEFINITELY under the radar. Haven’t seen much about it. If you give it a shot, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

August 11, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Magan - Thanks, Alexa! It was a really unique story that took me out my comfort zone in a great way. It was so refreshing to read something a little different and from a completely different perspective. 🙂

August 7, 2014 - 8:54 pm

Jess - I’m always a fan of male povs and this book is on the short side so I will have to check it out. This one was certainly under the radar

August 6, 2014 - 8:00 am

The Prince of Venice Beach Themed Gift-Pack - […] friends! Last week I reviewed The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson. While I read it, I couldn’t help but jot down a list of things Cali did or items that seemed […]

July 30, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Alexa S. - I do have a soft spot for contemporaries that are about characters in unusual circumstances. Cali sounds like a great guy, even with all he’s had to deal with, and I’d definitely like to know his story! That’s probably why I liked this review so much — you made me curious about him, and his story, and what happens.

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.