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Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Wow. This is my first Brenna Yovanoff book. I will definitely be reading the rest of her books based on the strength of Paper Valentine. The writing was excellent and I really loved the story and the main characters. Paper Valentine is a story about loss first and foremost. The main character Hannah has recently lost her best friend Lillian, who essentially starved herself to death. Hannah is not really […]

The Shattering by Karen Healey

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The Shattering by Karen Healey

Karen Healey’s The Shattering was a gripping paranormal thriller that I just could not put down. The story was involving and the characters very authentic and relatable. The novel focuses on three characters: Keri, Janna and Sione. These three teens have something terrible in common – their elder brothers all committed suicide. Keri’s brother is the latest victim. After his death, Janna comes to Keri with the notion that it […]

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

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Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Bittersweet is the first Sarah Ockler book I have read and I really enjoyed it, though it was to me equal parts sweet and bitter (just like the title suggests!). Bittersweet is the story of a girl called Hudson Avery, dubbed the ‘Cupcake Queen’ of her town Watonka. Hudson had the chance to be a champion ice skater several years ago but she deliberately blew the competition after learning just […]

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

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Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

I am seriously in love with this book. I think it is one of the best ya novels I have ever read (and I have read and loved a lot). At first you could be mistaken for thinking it is just a run-of-the-mill piece of travel fiction but it is so much more than that. The tone itself was filled with wonder and excitement and the locations practically jumped of […]

Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park

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Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park

Well if I loved Matt in Flat-Out Love, I loved him even more in this companion novella. I enjoyed getting to see his perspective on certain chapters from Flat-Out Love, and I really loved the extra bits at the beginning and the end. It was great to see Matt hiking with Finn in the first chapter of the novella. It really sold their brotherly bond. I don’t want to give […]