Tag: Realistic


Review: Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls

Review: Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls
24 February, 2014 / 1 Comment

Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling My Copy: ePub eBook, 170 pages Publication Date: October 17, 2012 Publisher: Te Da Media Source: NetGalley Genre: Contemporary | Realistic Fiction | Romance | Young Adult Why the hell can’t chicks be more like guys? That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn’t change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look like an asshole. But when Sam’s best friend, Ally Klinger, gets dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can screw […]


DNF: The Husband’s Secret

DNF: The Husband’s Secret
7 February, 2014 / 1 Comment

I’ve decided to start a new thing where I post my DNF (Did Not Finish) books with an explanation for why I felt the need to put the book down.  Then, if you LOVED the book and think that it was a huge mistake on my part to abandon it, you can try to convince me to pick it back up.  Or, if you also disliked the book, you can share that as well and make me feel not-so-bad about not finishing the book! DNF Explanation for The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty How far I got: 127 pages I […]


ARC Review: Panic

ARC Review: Panic
3 February, 2014 / 4 Comments

Panic by Lauren Oliver My Copy: ARC ePub eBook, 264 pages Publication Date: March 4, 2014 Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Edelweiss Genre: Contemporary | Realistic | Young Adult Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But […]


ARC Review: Faking Normal

ARC Review: Faking Normal
24 January, 2014 / 1 Comment

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens My Copy: ARC ePub eBook, 213 pages Publication Date: February 25, 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Genre: Contemporary | Realistic Fiction | Young Adult An edgy, realistic, and utterly captivating novel from an exciting new voice in teen fiction. Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the […]


Review: Room

Review: Room
1 November, 2013 / 4 Comments

Room by Emma Donoghue My Copy: Paperback, 321 pages Publication Date: September 13, 2010 Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Source: Borrowed Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Realistic | Suspense To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held […]


Audiobook Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Audiobook Review: The Fault in Our Stars
20 September, 2013 / 3 Comments

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My Copy: Audiobook Publication Date: January 1, 2012 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Source: Purchased Genre: Contemporary | Realistic Fiction | Romance | Young Adult Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, […]


Release Day Review: Losing Hope

Release Day Review: Losing Hope
8 July, 2013 / 0 Comments

Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover My Copy: ARC ePub eBook, 262 pages Publication Date: July 8, 2013 (Today!) Publisher: Atria Books Source: Publisher via NetGalley In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts. In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery. Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself […]


Review: Hopeless

Review: Hopeless
5 July, 2013 / 2 Comments

Hopeless (Hopeless #1) by Colleen Hoover My Copy: ePub eBook, 321 pages Publication Date: December 17, 2012 Publisher: Originally Self-Published Source: Purchased Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Romance | Realistic  Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks […]


Review: Walking Disaster

Review: Walking Disaster
13 May, 2013 / 1 Comment

Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire My Copy: ARC PDF eBook, 450 pages Publication Date: April 16, 2013 Publisher: Atria Books Source: NetGalley/Publisher How much is too much to love? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.   In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire’s New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see […]


ARC Review: The S-Word

ARC Review: The S-Word
6 May, 2013 / 0 Comments

The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher My Copy: ARC PDF eBook, 322 pages Original Publication Date: May 7, 2013 (tomorrow!) Publisher: Gallery Books Source: Publisher via NetGalley Lizzie wasn’t the first student at Verity High School to kill herself this year. But the difference is, she didn’t go quietly. First it was SLUT scribbled all over the school’s lockers. But one week after Lizzie Hart takes her own life, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it — in Lizzie’s own looping scrawl. Photocopies of her diary show up in the hands of her classmates. And her best friend, Angie is enraged. Angie had stopped talking to […]