Publisher: Simon Pulse

Average Rating: 3.5

Blog Tour Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echol..

Posted 7 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

I had been eyeing this series for a while now, with Biggest Flirts having caught my attention when it came out, so I jumped on the opportunity to read this companion novel. Perfect Couple was a pretty cute and fluffy contemporary young adult novel. It followed main charter Harper, the weird photographer for her school yearbook, who was paired with football star Brody in the Perfect Couple That Never Was superlative. The awarding of that title pretty much spurred on the feelings that the two had been harboring for each other, and they decide that if the school thought they should be together, that they would give it a try. Perfect Couple wasn’t dry or anything. It was pretty entertaining. However, it wasn’t anything special in terms of plot or characters. It wasn’t boring, by any means, but it wasn’t necessarily a completely captivating read. Harper was actually not my favorite character to read. I was constantly rolling my eyes at both her narration and her actions–she came off as quite childish for a majority of the novel, with it getting to almost unbearable near the climax of the story. She was a pushover but at the same time, she was almost paranoid of what other people thought of her. She let other people’s opinions change who she was, and that was a trait that I did not like about […]

Review: Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt

Posted 18 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt

Through to You was the typical young adult contemporary romance–good girl, bad boy who is hiding secrets that threaten to tear them apart. There wasn’t anything that was absolutely special about this novel’s plot. Even though, it was still entertaining. Although it wasn’t something new and exciting, it held my attention nonetheless. The plot was engaging and interesting, just not downright thrilling. Harper was the typical good girl. She’s straight-laced, doesn’t get into trouble. That is, until Penn Mattingly leaves a note on her desk telling her he liked her sparkle. Harper was a pretty relatable character. There wasn’t really anything to dislike about her. She was friendly and overall good and had no annoying habits or an annoying voice. I didn’t feel a heart-deep connection with her character, but she definitely wasn’t a bad one to read. Penn also fit the stereotype of bad boy well, even though he wasn’t nearly as bad as he wanted people to believe he was. Penn was hiding secrets about things that happened to him that really affected his life in a not-so-great way. He was definitely charming. He felt more like a good-bad-boy to me than an actual bad boy. The baggage that he was lugging definitely wasn’t too heavy in the realm of book bad-boys. That made his character stand out among the throes of bad boys in young adult literature. […]

Blog Tour Review: #scandal by Sarah Ockler

Posted 14 June, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: #scandal by Sarah Ockler

The premise of this novel is pretty straight-forward. Someone uploads compromising pictures from an after-prom party to the main character, Lucy’s, Facebook, framing her as the perpetrator. Everyone in her school turns against her including her best friend Ellie after she sees pictures of Lucy kissing her ex-boyfriend, Cole. So Lucy sets out on a quest to find out who exactly framed her while avoiding the watchful eye of her principal and avoiding all the negativity that comes from her peers. #scandal was unlike anything that I’ve ever read before. For one, I have never read a novel that social media and networking were such a large part of. This alone made the novel very unique for me. In addition to this, the novel had a mystery vibe to it as Lucy tried to track down the person who stole her phone and uploaded those pictures. And there was a subplot of a social media gossip columnist, Miss Demeanor, and finding out their identity. For the most part, the things that happened in this novel were unexpected. I was able to figure out the Miss Demeanor identity, but the other one? Total shock. Unfortunately, the beginning of this novel was rather dull for me. It took a few chapters to get the ball rolling and the drama flaring but after that point it was steady sailing. Lucy was the main […]