Tag: contemporary

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Posted July 7, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

If I’m being absolutely, completely, brutally honest, I actually struggled to get into this book at the beginning (which really sucked since I was so looking forward to it). The reason for this is because I really struggle with third person present tense (yet oddly enough, don’t have trouble with first person present tense – guess I’m just weird that way!) However, I persevered and I’m so glad I did […]

How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee

Posted June 24, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee

I wasn’t expecting great things from How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee but I was pleasantly surprised by how charming and funny I found it. It definitely surprised me (in the best possible way). This book is about a teen called Nolan who has been (relatively) recently adopted into a family with a slightly over-bearing (but well-meaning) older sister called Daphne. Nolan is gay but […]

Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson

Posted May 30, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson

You know when you get a book that just speaks to you? You’re not even sure why but it just does? This is that book for me. Know Not Why is a charming, funny, surprisingly deep and moving story. It’s a book about sexual awakening but it is also a book about friendship. But I am getting ahead of myself here. First, a bit of background. I actually first read […]

A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard

Posted January 28, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard

Review A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard wasn’t a bad book necessarily but it just felt kinda… pointless? Not really sure how I felt about it. Lots of meaningless descriptions and very little in the way of plot or characterization. I came out of the book not knowing a single thing about the characters – I felt that far removed from them. The story centres around Cindy a young […]

When We Were by Alexandra Diaz

Posted October 4, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
When We Were by Alexandra Diaz

I have a lot to thank this book for. I have been going through a major reading slump (again) this summer and I have barely felt like reading (which is not so great when you run a book blog). Thankfully, I was approached to review this books as part of Paper Lantern Lit’s Blog Tour. I am happy to say I enjoyed it a lot! When We Were by Alexandra Diaz is about […]