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Estelle: See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne

See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: January 7, 2014 Publisher: SourceBooks Fire Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: family, friendship, secrets Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Riley’s parents have always been overprotective but when she finds a birth certificate in her baby book for someone named Jane, who […]

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February 23, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Shelve It: Zac Efron and Breaking Book Bans, Estelle - […] Broken Stars review (with a Pixar picture!) | See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne (YA […]

February 19, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Alexa S. - SEE JANE RUN has quite an interesting premise, and it makes me curious to see how it plays out. I really do wonder how it all ends? Sounds like it would at least be entertaining and maybe slightly thrilling to read!

February 18, 2014 - 10:04 pm

Ellice - I honestly hadn’t heard of this book until just now. I must have overlooked it (or it wasn’t publicized much?). The premise itself sounds like it has potential. If my TBR list wasn’t sooo long, I would probably give it a try. Maybe in the future when I’m looking for something a little bit different from the usual contemporary books that I love so much 🙂

Oh, and the sentence where you’re talking about the creepy car that keeps following Riley? I read that as a “creepy cat” kept following her. I was thinking a “creepy cat” is a very strange plot device for this particular book… hahahah

February 18, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I loved The Face on the Milk Carton as a kid. Have I ever told you the 2 really random things I remember from it? I told someone recently. I’d like to go back and re-read it as an adult and see if I like it as much.

I did not like Truly, Madly, Deadly at all and it sounds like you had a lot of the same issues with See Jane Run as I did with her first book. I love the ideas that Hannah Jayne has for her stories, but the execution just doesn’t seem to be there.

February 18, 2014 - 11:51 am

Cassie Gutman - I actually hadn’t seen or heard anything about this book, so your review was my first run in with this. The premise sounds interesting, but that’s sad that it just didn’t quite measure up. maybe i’ll try and find it at the library? (i love that you give hints at the bottom about whether it’s worth it to borrow or buy, they are incredibly helpful!)

STARSTRUCK by Rachel Shukert: Review + Q&A

Starstruck by Rachel Shukert ( web | tweet ) Book 1 of 3. Publication Date: March 12, 2013 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (Random House) Pages: 352 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: 1930s Hollywood, celebrity, secrets, women’s roles Format read: eBook from author (Thank you!) Summary: In the midst of 1930s Hollywood, three teenage […]

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March 5, 2014 - 9:01 am

Hollywood Week: Rachel Shukert Welcomes You, Estelle - […] more on Rachel Shukert » Website | Twitter | Our interview with Rachel | Starstruck / Love Me on […]

March 4, 2014 - 9:21 am

Love Me by Rachel Shukert (YA Review) - […] Me by Rachel Shukert ( web | tweet ) Part of the STARSTRUCK series. Publication Date: 2/11/2014 Publisher: Random House Kids / Delacorte Press Pages: 336 […]

March 2, 2014 - 9:00 am

Nailed It: Hollywood Edition - […] Starstruck by Rachel Shukert Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | My Review […]

December 27, 2013 - 11:23 am

Estelle's End of the Year Survey (So Long 2013), Estelle - […] Starstruck by Rachel Shukert. Hollywood, 1930s, unique ladies on different paths. Book one was so well-researched (politically, too) and written so fully… I am so looking forward to Book 2. […]

May 21, 2013 - 9:56 pm

elena - LOVE how much you love this book! it makes me so excited that i’m reading it. also i’m excited you mentioned ‘swoony romances’ bc as you know, i’m like DON’T TRUST ANYONE!!! so far in this book. and that’s so interesting how the books were originally planned. i was wondering about the trilogy aspect! fantastic post.

May 21, 2013 - 4:52 am

Laura @ the Booksmartie - Great Review!!! And thanks so much for sharing it – I don’t think I’d ever have taken a second glance on this book if it wasn’t for your Review. Now I realized, though, that it does Sound pretty amazing! Especially since I’ve been looking for something more unique lately – I guess I’ll have to check this one out some time!

May 20, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Oooohhhh! This does sound like a book I would enjoy! Loved your review – and you’ve gotten me interested in a book I definitely would have passed on at first glance. 🙂

May 19, 2013 - 2:20 pm

VeganYANerds - I have never heard of this but you had me at YA + 1930s! It sounds like a really great read and so well written, too!

May 17, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I’ve had this for a little while and haven’t picked it up yet. I am excited to read it, I love Hollywood stories and historical fiction so I think this should be right up my alley. Great review!

May 17, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m very excited to read STARSTRUCK soon! I think the idea of writing a book set in Hollywood in the 1930s is already enough to draw me in. What makes it more exciting is the promise of romance, and these three main characters who sound decidedly different and all really interesting.

May 17, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Andrea @Cozy Up With A Good Read - I love that this takes place in Old Hollywood, that alone peaks my interest. But the fact that you can call this literary is amazing. It’s not often YA books are called literary so I’m definitely intrigued. Thanks for the review!

May 17, 2013 - 10:34 am

Tara - I definitely want to read this one after our chat yesterday. I can’t call many YA books “literary” either so I’m super intrigued by that.

May 17, 2013 - 9:18 am

Bookworm1858 - This book sounds right up my alley-I love Old Hollywood films and find the setting rife with possibility.