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Average Rating: 3.83

Review: Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCah..

Posted 5 May, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

Josie talking about her perfect guy: “He will never ask me to eat gray, slimy, gelatinous food nor will he tousle my hair. Not that he could tousle it since I wear it daily in a neat and tidy ponytail, but there are times–showering, blow-drying–when my hair is, in fact, tousle-able. I’d prefer it if he just never touches my head or touches it only with my permission, which I will grant on special occasions such as Arbor Day, poor, neglected holiday that it is, but never on my birthday. He will not collect white crud in the corners of his eyes or mouth. He will be athletic, but his interest in sporting events will stop well before obsession. He will understand the difference between: coincidence and irony, smart and gifted, ticks and things that are interesting. He will agree that the single greatest musical talent of our times is Dennis DeYoung, whose picture we will enshrine in the foyer of our first home together. He will never criticize my mother’s cooking or my parents’ house but will, instead, fit seamlessly into the Sheridan family dynamic. and his name will easily lend itself to a silent p. He will be Pperfect.” The publisher actually reached out to me and asked if I wanted to review this novel–the synopsis sounded intriguing, so I decided to give it a go! “I can speak […]

Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by..

Posted 3 December, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Favorite Quote(s): “Lots of people have bad stories, and if they wail and sob and tell their story to anyone who’ll listen, it’s crap. Or half crap, at least.The stuff that really hurts people, the stuff that almost breaks them . . . that they won’t talk about. Ever.” Favorite Character: Neeley. First Line: “‘You stop fearing the Devil when you’re holding his hand.’” My Musings: I have been eyeing this novel ever since it was shown on Epic Read’s Tea Time. Unfortunately, I was denied when I requested it, and I was just recently able to get my hands on it. I had been hearing mixed reactions–some exceedingly good and some exceedingly had. I went into it without knowing what to expect. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea was definitely not something I would have expected. It was a mystery. For the first half or so of the novel, we were trying to figure out why weird things were happening in the characters’ town. Then we were trying to figure out who River was. We were always trying to figure out something. There was also something new popping up every other page, which definitely made for an interesting and creeptastic story. “River had never lost his cool, not since I’d know him. That was the thing about River. He was calm. Calm as a summer’s day. Calm as a […]

Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Posted 4 February, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 5 Comments
Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Favorite Quote(s): “’Shhhh.’  He pulls on my lower lip gently with his teeth, then fits his mouth to mine. First so careful, and then so deep and deliberate, that I can’t think of anything at all but his smooth back under my hands.” “’Um. So … Are we going to study?’ Jase slides his thumbs behind my ears, rubbing the hollow at their base. He’s only inches from my face, still looking into my eyes. ‘You bet. I’m studying you.’” Favorite Character: Jase. He’s so cute and sweet and athletic and just all around a good guy. First Line: “The Garretts were forbidden from the start.” My Musings: I have to say, I’ve heard many great things about this book, so I had high expectations. However, this book exceeded them. This is one of the best contemporary romance books I have ever read–it may even be number one. Fitzpatrick created a romance that was both realistic as well as extremely adorable. The characters, Jase and Samantha, go through ups and downs in their relationship, which makes it more relatable. Samantha Reed is the ‘princess’, even though she acts nothing like one. Samantha is one of those girls who will do what she’s told, and she works hard for and exceeds in the things that she does. Although some had the misconception that she was a spoiled princess who didn’t have […]