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Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook • Magan Reviews

Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook [twitter • website] Publication Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 288 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: sexual assault, small town setting, accident, football Summary: Kayla has never wanted to leave her home town; it’s always been her favorite place, her source of comfort. When something awful happens and she’s sent away for the […]

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May 5, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Magan - Totally uncomfortable, Alexa, but very necessary! 🙂

May 5, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Magan - Lucy, it’s intense. Be warned! But very worth it! Can’t wait to see what you think! 🙂

April 30, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Lucy - I just got this one in the mail and you do make it sound like a worthwhile read. A FNL reference in your opening paragraph doesn’t hurt either 🙂

April 29, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Alexa S. - Every Last Promise definitely sounds like it would be a “hard” read, in the sense that I would definitely feel uncomfortable. But sometimes, those books are necessary in order to coax us into a new understanding or perspective. Glad you think this one is worth it!

All the Rage by Courtney Summers • Magan Reviews

All the Rage by Courtney Summers [twitter • website] Publication Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Pages: 304 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: rape, growing up in a small town, missing person Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Romy can’t wait to escape her small town, where she’s ridiculed for “claiming to be raped”. (That’s what they say; the […]

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October 13, 2015 - 8:01 am

Dive Into Diversity Family Series: Single-Parent Families - […] What I Thought Was True • We Were Liars • All the Rage […]

May 5, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Magan - It was soooo tough, but I think it would be such a great book club book. Pick it up, Alexa! READ IT!

April 21, 2015 - 11:14 am

Alexa S. - All the Rage sounds like such a powerful book! It sounds like it would provoke readers into discussion (which I love!), even though it sounds like it would also be really hard to read with all the emotional punches it will pull. I definitely have an eye on this one!

April 14, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Magan - Worthwhile is a great way to describe it, Meg. Summers’ work was some of the first I start reading and reviewing when we began RBR so I have a special place in my heart for her too!

April 14, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Magan - THANK YOU, BRE! It’s a really great read and I hope you enjoy it (as much as one can enjoy those books that take you to really uncomfortable places).

April 10, 2015 - 11:59 am

Bre @ Booky Berries - This was an awesome review! I can’t wait to pick up a copy of this book when it releases. 🙂

April 8, 2015 - 10:05 am

Meg - Sounds like a tough but very worthwhile read. Summers’ first novel was actually what got me back into reading YA as an adult, so I’ve always followed her work with interest! Will look for this one.

Estelle: Fault Line by Christa Desir

Fault Line by Christa Desir ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Publisher: SimonPulse Pages: 240 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: sexual assault, relationships, reactions Format read: ARC paperback from TLA. (Magan picked this one out for me.) Summary: Ben can’t believe his luck with Ani. She’s gorgeous, she’s sweet, she’s […]

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October 6, 2014 - 9:01 am

Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir (YA Book Review) - […] Add BLEED LIKE ME to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy on B&N | Review of Fault Line […]

December 9, 2013 - 7:02 am

Review: Fault Line by Christa Desir | wrapped up in books - […] Estelle at Rather Be Reading: “Fault Line is so tightly written, and feels important without getting preachy. Ben and Ani’s stories could have happened to any one of us or the people we know, and I think that’s why the reading experience was so painful. These horrific things are happening, and people are truly feeling and reacting in these ways in real time. I know it’s not easy to read a book filled with so much sadness, but something has to be said for Desir’s supreme writing style and character development because Ben and Ani have not left me since I closed Fault Line.” […]

November 10, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Shelve It: Upcoming Nook/Kindle Reads - […] for If I Lie by Corrine Jackson | Fault Line by Christa Desir | The Secret Ingredient by Stewart […]

November 7, 2013 - 8:57 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You know what I think of this one and I pretty much agree with everything you’ve said. But mostly I agree with how freaking brilliant Christa Desir is. The way she tackled such a difficult subject was amazing and yeah, I’m dying to read what she comes up with next.

November 7, 2013 - 11:03 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I am SO glad I had you to talk to while I was reading this book! It’s definitely something you need to emote about while reading.
I felt so incredibly bad for Ani and it was so hard to see how her own opinion of herself changed after the “event” (which was HORRIFYING).
I think everything hit me so much harder too because I know Christa Desir is actively involved with things like this and she’s very vocal about speaking up if something like this has happened to you so I just kept thinking of all of the people this actually HAS happened to and it made me so sad. Also brought an epic amount of reality to the story and it was shocking and heartbreaking.
Wonderful review — Such a tough read, very emotional and definitely riveting.

November 6, 2013 - 8:44 pm

Rachel - I was sooooo nervous about reading your review because I respect your opinion a ton, so I’m so glad you liked this one. I have it out from the library right now and while I’m not going to read it for a little bit (I just finished a book dealing with rape and I need some time to think), but I can’t wait to read it! I’m a little nervous about the intensity, but I don’t think that’ll be too much of a problem. Also, I’m so glad to hear it’s not preachy. That always annoys me.

November 6, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - GREAT review! Your words definitely capture what the novel is about without spoiling it. I’m so grateful I wasn’t eating anything when I read about what happened to Ani…or during any of the book. Poor Ani. Poor Ben.

I definitely can’t wait for Desir’s next book.

November 6, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Alexa Y. - I remember seeing you tweet and update as you read this book, and it made me insanely curious. Your review makes it sound intense and real, and I sincerely want to check this one out now.

November 6, 2013 - 11:58 am

Lisa Schensted - This sounds raw and honest and super well done. I’ll definitely need to read this when I’m in the right emotional state for it!