BOOK REVIEW: Internet Famous by Danika Stone

31145123ISBN13: 9781250114372
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 6, 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320 pages

SYNOPSIS

High school senior and internet sensation Madison Nakama seems to have it all: a happy family, good grades, and a massive online following for her pop-culture blog. But when her mother suddenly abandons the family, Madi finds herself struggling to keep up with all of her commitments.

Fandom to the rescue! As her online fans band together to help, an online/offline flirtation sparks with Laurent, a French exchange student. Their internet romance—played out in the comments section of her MadLibs blog—attracts the attention of an internet troll who threatens the separation of Madi’s real and online personas. With her carefully constructed life unraveling, Madi must uncover the hacker’s identity before he can do any more damage, or risk losing the people she loves the most… Laurent included.

d8082-add-to-goodreads-button3


“I’m french. Coffee isn’t just a beverage, it’s a sacrament.”

Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, #1)

23437156ISBN13: 9781627795098
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication date: October 6, 2015
Format: Paperback
Pages: 465 pages

SYNOPSIS

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge, A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager, A runaway with a privileged past, A spy known as a Wraith, A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums, A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they dont kill each other first.

 d8082-add-to-goodreads-button3


“No mourners,” he said with a grin.
“No funerals,” they replied in unison.”

Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo

31145133ASIN: B01MTKJYMP
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication date: May 30, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 336 pages

SYNOPSIS

Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She’s for sure going to Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend.

In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation-magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten.

It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

d8082-add-to-goodreads-button3


“You cannot control who you love, Desi, but you can always control how hard you fight, okay?”

Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

23766634ISBN13: 9781619634480
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication date: May 2, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 705 pages

SYNOPSIS

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

d8082-add-to-goodreads-button3


“Night Triumphant—and the Stars Eternal.”

Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #3)

ASIN: B01GD9DP0830312860
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication date: May 2, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 320 pages

SYNOPSIS

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

d8082-add-to-goodreads-button3


“Never say no when you really want to say yes.”

Continue reading