This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith ❥ Short Book Review

This Is What Happy Looks LikeThis Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was so lovely and cute!

As with the first book I read by her, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Jennifer’s writing was amazing! I loved the summery vibe this story has and it is one of those perfect beach books- the ones that don’t take too long to read and are just fun.

I really liked the characters in this book. I thought they were both really interesting and I quite enjoyed the hidden depth they both had. I liked finding out things about their lives I would never have expected as the story progressed.

This is What Happy Looks Like was cute, sweet, romantic and a whole lot of fun and I truly recommend it if you’re looking for the perfect summer read.

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ❥ Short Book Review

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

This book was really good! As always, Maggie’s writing was beautiful.

I loved the entire concept of the story. I liked how the author mixed the creepy mystical aspects of the book with the fun youth of the characters.

I really liked all the characters- which is seriously impossible, usually. Blue was a strong main character, she was opinionated, smart, funny and I really just liked following her becoming familiar with the boys and her own powers.
As for the Raven Boys- Adam was sweet and innocent and quite surprised me towards the end. Noah was quite, but interesting, all at the same time. Ronan was really mysterious the entire time and I cannot wait to read about him more in the sequel, The Dream Thieves. And Gansey, oh Gansey. I love him. So much. He is unique, strong, passionate, smart and just all around perfect. Blue and him need to end up together RIGHT NOW.

Overall, really interesting plot, great writing and a drool-worthy bunch of fellows, what else can you ask for?

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Paper Towns by John Green ❥ Short Book Review

Paper TownsPaper Towns by John Green

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was… really something.

It was a little hard for me to get into the story at first, the beginning is interesting and fun but then it just morphs into this search after Margo and then into the search of the meaning of life and it just turns into a really complicated story. I wasn’t so sure I liked it and it was hard for me to read more than a couple pages at a time when I picked it up, but at some point, I really cannot pin point exactly when, it just got so amazing and real and addicting. I could not put it down and when I did, it hunted my thoughts all day.

Green’s writing is just phenomenal. There is no other way to describe how beautiful his writing style is and just how captivated I become when I read one of his books. The characters definitely evolved throughout this story, from the point of view of the reader, but also from their point of view, as well. I loved the adventure-y vibe this book has and how it succeeded at contemplating death, suicide and life in a manner that put the reader at ease.

It was really something.

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Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins ❥ Short Book Review

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The first 150 pages or so were very slow for me, but from then on it was really interesting, action filled and overall quite enjoyable!

I really liked the love interest in this book and the shocking secret we learn about him at the end. I also really liked all the magical creatures in the book, since I’m a huge fantasy fan, and I think the way the author described them all and made them all fit together in this spooky school was really good.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Sophie, to be completely honest. She was totally missing a back-bone in my opinion and just did not stand up for herself very much. I still really enjoyed the world Hawkins created and the story, so it wasn’t all bad.

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins ❥ Short Book Review

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book! My head was stuck in it everywhere I went this entire day– I just could not put in down!

I loved how fun and breezy this story was. I loved the characters, the settings, the writing style. This book was just one big adventure for me and made me wish I was in a boarding school in France, too!
I cannot even count the amount of times I caught myself laughing out loud while reading it!
Also, can I just mention how drool-worthy St. Clair is?

To sum up, I loved, loved, loved everything about it and I recommend it 1 billion times! Go read it right this second!

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Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi ❥ Short Book Review

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. I truly don’t understand why it took me so long to read this book.

Unravel Me was everything I wanted it to be. It was action-filled, intense and packed with romance. I loved every second of it. I really liked getting to know Kenji a little more in this book and finally meeting the scary Commander Anderson. Did I mention yet that I am absolutely obsessed with Warner? Well, let’s just say I finished this book feeling extremely satisfied. Chapter 62 wasn’t too shabby either 😉

It’s no secret that I absolutely adored Shatter Me and I’m so glad this sequel lived up to my expectations.

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The Elite by Kiera Cass ❥ Short Book Review

The Elite (The Selection, #2)The Elite by Kiera Cass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was amazing! I read it in one sitting over 6 hours.

With such a strong first book to the series, I wasn’t sure Cass will be able to deliver as strong a sequel- but I was totally blown away!
The story evolves in this book really nicely and things I’ve been wanting to happen for a while finally did.
Just like in The Selection, the characters were really nicely developed. We also got to see a little more into the other contestants’ personalities in this sequel and even got a peek at the prince’s darkest secrets, which I really liked.

I honestly cannot contain myself for the next book! 2014 cannot come any sooner.

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Parallel by Lauren Miller ❥ Short Book Review

ParallelParallel by Lauren Miller
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Expected Publication: May 14th 2013

This book was interesting. It was a mix of two stories that were actually one, which was both intriguing, interesting and really confusing all at the same time.
Parallel is the story of Abby and her parallel self from a year earlier.
I liked how the entire story came together, how each thing the parallel did affected Abby’s life. It made the story interesting and different. One drawback to this parallel thing was that it was hard at times to know who’s life I was following, since essentially it’s the same life.
The thing I liked the most about the book was probably the ending.. it was surprising, even shocking, and overall a great conclusion to this stand alone novel!

Overall, this was a very fun read and I really enjoyed it!

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To Stand Beside Her ❥ Short Book Review

To Stand Beside HerTo Stand Beside Her by B. Kristin McMichael
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wish I could give this book a 5-star rating. I really do. It’s just that although this book had an amazingly strong start, at about 70% into the book I could barely make myself keep reading it. I felt like the author stretched this story so much that it became almost boring.

Don’t get me wrong- this book was absolutely amazing! The story was extremely unique, interesting and really gripping and the writing was really good! It just wasn’t as great as it could have been. I felt like the ending was really rushed at some parts and stretched too thin on others. I would have much rather it had a sequel that contained all the information that was thrown onto the reader in the last couple chapters.

Overall, this was definitely a good book that’s totally worth reading, even with the not-so-satisfying ending.

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The Boyfriend App ❥ Short Book Review

The Boyfriend AppThe Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so much FUN!
It consisted of a bunch of things I absolutely adore- a genuine heroine, a super-cute crush-worthy guy and some awesome techy stuff!

The story itself was extremely interesting and cute and got me hooked till the very small hours of the night. The drama was seriously never-ending and I felt like just as one problem got solved, 2 others popped up- there was no dull moment in this entire book!
I absolutely loved Audrey’s character- she was extremely relatable and awkward in just the right way, but my favorites would probably have to be Lindsey- the total fashion obsessed teen with the huge heart and Aidan- who can resist a socially awkward, genius, hot guy?!

Overall, this was a really fast-paced read for me and is a total must read if you’re into young romance with a dash of a technological twist! 🙂

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