Posts Tagged: coming of age

[ARC Review] P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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25 July
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I don’t how Kasie West does it but she always manages to write these cute romances that leave my heart all a flutter. P.S. I Like You is no exception.     P.S. I Like You is about a girl and a boy in high school. They can’t stand each other. One day in gym class Cade makes up nickname that has haunted Lily all through high school. From that day forward, Cade and Lily have been sworn enemies. In order to get through high school under the radar, Lily keeps to herself and writes songs in her notebook. It… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth

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31 January
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I think this was one of those books I tried to read the Netgalley ARC of it but just couldn’t seem to get into it. I waited until the audiobook came out. I don’t know if was a different mindset or if I just really liked the narrator but I had no trouble finishing the audiobook. The Killing Jar is definitely one of those stories that for me you either like it or you don’t. It is this realistic horror fantasy wrapped up in a coming of age story. It is weird but at the same time strangely intriguing. The… Read more »

[Review] A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

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27 August
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Hey! Let’s read a book about the Spanish Influenza! Okay! I pretty much decided going in, that anyone I met would probably be dying later on in the book. Granted, only about 20% of the characters introduced ended up dying. That was a bit of a bummer for me, as I was hoping for an actual death-struck year and not the magical literary eye of the hurricane. The story centers around Cleo Berry, who makes some poor decisions before deciding to help at the local pop-up Red Cross operation. She’s got no direction in life and everything about her is… Read more »

[Review] Not A Drop To Drink

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10 March
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It took three attempts to make it through this book. Not because this book is bad, by any means, but it’s a gritty, realistic survivalist story and sometimes that leads to slow plodding chapters full of hunting and gathering. The two attempts I had at reading this before found me setting it down for something with a more clipped pace.  As they say, third time’s a charm, and I’m glad I followed through to the finish. Set in a dystopian world where water is a precious commodity, the story follows a young girl named Lynn as she and her mother… Read more »

[Arc Review] Salvage

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01 March
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I’m not sure what drew me to this book, but I’m glad that I took a chance on it. It ended up being completely different from most of the space-faring adventures I have picked up in the past. This made it unique and appealing to someone like me, who only tends to read action packed science fiction with no-nonsense heroines who kick ass. Ava is a teenage girl who has never been off her small deep space merchant ship, the Parastrata. In fact, her culture doesn’t let women off the ship very much at all. Only those who are high… Read more »