Genre: Contemporary

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner

Right off the bat, I’m in love with Starworld.  This unexpected novel pulls so many of my heartstrings. I am absolutely one of those humans who likes finding people in books I can relate to, and from page one, Sam Jones was my girl. Things I like about Sam: She hides in Art Class. She’s terrified of humans and still texts like the most amazing nerd ever. She hides in bathroom stalls for peace and quiet when the world is too much. If that were all there was to it, I’d be a fan of this book, because already I’m […]

Posted April 4, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

While I had some fundamental issues with this book, I think the YA world in may just love it. Immoral Code tells the story of five teens, best friends since forever, taking action against injustice.  Bellany is brilliant and could go full-ride to MIT… except that her umber rich father still shows up on her FAFSA and she can get an ounce of support.  Even though her father abandoned her before she was born.  When Bellamy tries to call him, he hangs up on her.  So that’s it.  No MIT. Except her friend Narioka, hacker extraordinaire, has a different idea. […]

Posted February 11, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

I couldn’t not pick this one up.  How many YA thrillers are there?  With Stephanie Perkins success with Anna and the French Kiss, I was curious to see what she had to offer in different genres.  I think that overall, There’s Someone Inside Your House is just okay, but it’s appropriate for its intended audience. Mikani Young has a past, one that has been expunged from her record and she doesn’t want her new friends in Nebraska learning about.  She’s startling to settle in here – she has two friends, a routine, and that fling she had over the summer that may turn into something.  But no […]

Posted February 9, 2019 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
Push by Sapphire

Push by Sapphire

Item #1:  It looks like this has been rebranded as Precious to match the movie title.  Lets just keep calling it Push, since that’s what Goodreads is doing. Item #2: TRIGGER WARNINGS. Trigger warnings, trigger warnings, trigger warnings. So.  Many.  Trigger warnings.  Trigger warnings for: sexual abuse domestic abuse rape molestation On top of the fact these topics are discussed, the writing is very blunt.  Sapphire doesn’t sugar coat any of it, so please take care of yourself first.  Scenes are graphic and painful. Okay. Push is an incredibly powerful book.  I didn’t love it, because it made me sick.  It hurt my very soul.  But it […]

Posted February 6, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

I wish I had this book when I was 13.  My dad, totally ignorant, used to tell me that my responses were emotional because I was a girl and discount me completely.  I wish I had this book when I was 18.  On my 18th birthday, my boyfriend-of-the-time drove 400 miles to surprise me at college, and when I went to the hotel to spend the night with him, he expected sex.  I was sick as a god that weekend and I didn’t want to, but when he explained to me all that he had sacrificed to be here for me […]

Posted January 17, 2019 in Reviews // 10 Comments //
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

After reading two of her books, I’ve decided that I both love and hate Maria Semple’s writing.  On one hand, I find that her plots just go around in circles without really getting anything done.  Her protagonists have a tendency to ramble, which is a bummer, and there are these whole side plots that don’t really seem to matter.  But at the end?  They all seem to come together.  They aren’t as rigidly structured as some other novels – I’d go as far as to say they’re messy.  But real life is messy, so on the other hand, that’s why I like […]

Posted January 7, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //