Category Archives: Serious Themes

Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum

Hooray for being back at it with the blog!! I’m going to try for 1-2 post(s) per WEEK, which should last for about 10 weeks with the books I currently have lined up to review. 🙂 So I went to the 2014 YA Fest in Easton, PA over Easter weekend. AND IT WAS AWESOME. A …

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Popular by Alissa Grosso

2nd to last PAYA 2012 book! This is making me sad 😦 (P.S. Only 9 days to suggest books for me to read on vacation!) This book will blow your mind. That is all. If you like: thrillers, drama, romance, friendship, parties, high school, popularity, secrets, and plots that completely blow you out of the …

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Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Only three PAYA 2012 books left! 😦 I’ll miss them. Especially since I don’t think I’ll be able to go to PAYA next year considering I’ll likely already be at college. GROWING UP IS SAD. Another judging-a-book-by-its-cover book. If you think about it, it’s really hard to not judge a book by its cover (and …

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When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

Another PAYA festival book! YAY! But only three more to go (BOO!!). This book was an epic judge-a-book-by-its-cover book, and I’d seen it a few times in Barnes and Noble and was planning to wait until it came out in paperback, but this was PAYA people! I can’t go to PAYA and only buy paperback …

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Life, After by Sarah Darer Littman

PAYA book 3#! I bought this book at PAYA because: 1) the premise of it sounded super interesting, and 2) I’m a sucker for judging books by their covers, and this one had a pretty rocking cover. It was also pretty short, which sometimes is a good thing in a book. Sometimes, I want to …

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Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser

Okay so let me start out by saying I am a giant loser for going so long between posting. Really — I’ll except virtual slaps on the wrist for being such a noob. Here are a few lame excuses: I got a bad haircut; school is impossible; I had work a ton of days until …

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Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Happy Labor Day! (I still have to work, but I hope most of you don’t have to!) My first PAYA 2012 book review!! Yay!! The festival was seriously amazing, and I’m so excited about all the books I bought. But I have to give you guys some semi-bad news, too: school starts tomorrow, and even …

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Secret Society by Tom Dolby

This is a random judge a book by its cover purchase from Barnes and Noble. I think I bought it before I went to Turks and Caicos in November, but I honestly have no idea. Sorry about the lack of a post yesterday: I had work and then a friend of mine that I haven’t …

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Jane by April Lindner

Another excellent PAYA Festival book! I hope that all of you are interested in attending this year’s festival are looking deeper into it. It’s really fun: there’s food, raffles, books to purchase, and tons of YA authors reading and excited about autographing your copy of their book! Check it out here. Not much more that …

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Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Let me start this off by saying: If you haven’t ever read a Susane Colasanti book, you are seriously, SERIOUSLY, missing out on life. I am obsessed with her books. A couple of summers ago I read When It Happens, proceeded to have heart palpitations, and immediately watched Say Anything… (and now I’m obsessed with …

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