Emmy and Oliver

September 30, 2017

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Oliver and Emmy have been childhood friends until he disappears and doesn’t come back until 10 years later.  The OG (original) crew was Oliver, Emmy, Carol, and Drew.  Oliver comes back and Emmy starts developing feelings, and Carol feels left out since everyone is in a relationship except her and gets mad. …

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Lady Midnight

August 26, 2017

Lady Midnight Dark Artifices #1 by Cassandra Clare Adventure Fantasy Mystery Romance Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) It is in the world of Shadowhunters and it is very well written.  You can never predict what is going to happen and that is what makes Cassandra Clare one of my favorite authors.  It follows a girl named Emma and her parabati – her sworn…

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Selection

August 26, 2017

The Selection Selection #1 by Kiera Cass Dystopian Fantasy Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The Selection” was about a young prince who wanted to find love.  There were a lot of challenges with the person he wanted.  America didn’t want to find love, but she fell in love with Maxon.  I loved the book because it showed how difficult royal life could be….

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Everything, Everything

August 5, 2017

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Books-into-Movies Realistic Fiction Romance * * * Stars (Pretty good) Japanese-African American teen Madeline Whittier has been confined to her house in a controlled, sterile environment for as long as she can remember due to SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency).  “Basically,” she writes, “I’m allergic to the world.”  She’s surprisingly well-adjusted, however, and has good relationships with her nurse, Carla, and her mom, and loves her…

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Sea Spell

June 29, 2017

Sea Spell Water Fire Saga #4 by Jennifer Donnelly Adventure Fantasy Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I really enjoyed Sea Spell.  I love how Sea Spell was full of adventure and a little bit of romance.  To make it all even better though is the fact that it’s a fantasy.  Jennifer Donnelly did a great job!

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Deep Blue

June 29, 2017

Deep Blue Water Fire Saga #1 by Jennifer Donnelly Adventure Fantasy Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I really liked Deep Blue of the Water Fire saga because it was a combination of my favorite types of books.  These all include adventure, fantasy, and a little bit of romance.  I love this book so much I own it and let my friend borrow it.

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Everything, Everything

June 29, 2017

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Madeline Whittier (17) suffers from SCID.  Her mom, who’s a doctor, keeps her inside their house and won’t let her interact with anyone unless they’re “sanitized.”  What will happen when a new family moves in next door?

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Sun Is Also a Star

June 5, 2017

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Natasha, an undocumented immigrant from Jamaica (now living in New York), is about to be deported thanks to her father who, after getting pulled over, announced to the police that he wasn’t even a citizen. This is her last day in the United States and her last opportunity to find a way…

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Julius Caesar

May 13, 2017

Julius Caesar by Shakespeare Classic Drama/Play Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) This classic play is a tale of betrayal, destiny, and fortune.  It gives greater insight on the somewhat far off figure that Julius Caesar sometimes is to the modern reader.  It also offers a different view of Caesar’s personality if you read Antony’s speech.  A bit dull at times, yet a great story!…

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Vegan Virgin Valentine

May 13, 2017

Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Mara Valentine is a model student and daughter and has her whole future mapped out for her when her “niece” V comes to live with her. V is almost the same age, and is wilder, freer, and more spontaneous than Mara could ever hope to be. And she’ll be attending the same high school. And…

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