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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.

Attention Attention: Sorta Like a Rock Star

Clothes. Nail polish. Books. What do these three things have in common? They are my greatest vices! I buy them and buy them and buy them and have created such a collection of new merchandise that I have yet to wear, use, or read that things are getting a little ridiculous. This year, I’ve tried […]

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February 6, 2015 - 8:14 am

Sorta Like a Love Story | Pairing Books and Beer | Pub Date - […] Amber’s heart is SO SO SO big. This is why she is my book valentine. (If you need more convincing, I wrote a little bit about the book last year.) […]

November 11, 2014 - 9:00 am

Amy Spalding & Ink is Thicker Than Water | YA Lit - […] of my RBR goals before the end of the year was to get another ATTENTION, ATTENTION post in. I’m so glad I made this a priority because it gave me a chance to 1) read one of the […]

June 1, 2014 - 4:49 am

Judith - You know I bought this a while ago because you said it was amazing, but now that I read this I really want to read it NOW (damn review copies!) because it sounds amazing. I can’t wait to meet Amber and read such a hopeful book. (Speaking of which, did you know If You Find Me is very hopeful? 😉

May 17, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - I’d seen this at the library many times before and picked it up at my last visit, remembering how much you’d loved it! Looking forward to reading it soon, hopefully I enjoy it as much as you did 🙂

April 27, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I really love the three lessons you included at the end of your review. But I can’t lie – being called your unofficial life coach was totally my favorite part of this post! I’ve been so impressed by your book buying ban AND your focus on backlist titles already on your bookshelf. I need to follow your lead and do that too!

April 11, 2014 - 9:32 pm

Alexa S. - I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK NOW. Thanks, E! (And I say that with equal parts love and amusement.) It sounds fantastic! And it also sounds like a story I would really like too 🙂

April 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You made me want to read this again! Even though I am not a god person I loved Amber’s honest, real faith in god. Oh and the Korean singers, I really loved them. I hope you’ve convinced more people to read this because it’s so good!

April 9, 2014 - 6:51 pm

Jamie - SOLD. I am stingy with 5 stars like you and we have similar taste soooooo this is a no brainer especially since I loved FMLP! DAMN YOU, ESTELLE.

April 9, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Christianna - I just bought myself a copy!

April 9, 2014 - 10:03 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Yay for hidden gems! There’s really nothing quite like them. This one sounds really great; I love a lot of these themes in books and it sounds like these are really well done. I’ll have to give it a try!