4.5 stars Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian…… Continue reading Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd // Fast-paced, fun fantasy
4 stars Serena has just flown all the way to Paris for a special pre-Christmas weekend with her sister, Lara. They plan to retrace the steps of their parents’ long-ago honeymoon in Paris, and create a scrapbook for their bereaved mother to remember it by. It’s supposed to be serious sister bonding…until Lara takes off…… Continue reading Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider // A beautiful story about Paris and moving on
If you couldn’t already tell by the title, I’ve read a LOT of contemporary novels recently. I started to write reviews for some of them but realized I didn’t have that much to say so I decided to smush five mini reviews into one post in order to tell you my thoughts about them. I’ve…… Continue reading Mini Contemporary Reviews // A Thousand Perfect Notes, Chemistry Lessons, If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say and more
2.5 stars Named a Best Book of Summer by Refinery 29, Bustle, and PopSugar “The best rom-com of the season…overflowing with charm and heart.”—Bustle “The perfect Summer read—smart, funny, escapist, and bursting with charm.”—PopSugar In the tradition of Good in Bed and The Assistants comes a funny and smart comedy about a young matchmaker balancing her messy personal life and the demands…… Continue reading Playing With Matches by Hannah Orenstein // A rom-com gone wrong
The Kissing Booth is a Netflix movie starring Joey King, Joel Courtney and Jacob Elordi. It’s based on a novel of the same name by Beth Reekles. The movie came out in May and a few of my friends really enjoyed it which is why I decided to watch it as well. I have a…… Continue reading The Kissing Booth // it’s actually quite problematic
3.5 stars Goodreads A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance. Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history. Everyone’s impressed, well except one person… After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way…… Continue reading Shameless King by Maya Hughes // it’s out today!
3 stars Every so often, two people are born who are the perfect matches for each other. Soulmates. But while the odds of this happening are about as likely as being struck by lightning, when these people do meet and fall in love…thunderstorms, lightning strikes and lashings of rain are only the beginning of their…… Continue reading Soulmates by Holly Bourne // like delirium without the dystopia