Review: Hungry


H.A. Swain

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In a community where food doesn’t exist, Thalia Apple discovers a whole new world filled with flavors with the help of her new friend, Basil. Thalia, a privileged girl from the loops, and Basil,a poor and troubled teen, must work together to save everyone from the government and to bring back food. In this teen dystopian romance, Thalia must fight against her own family and government in order to defend her, Basil, and the existence of food. Follow Thalia in this adventure full of survival, sacrifice, and love.

Rating: 2 out of 5

This book was a fun read, but honestly I found myself only being hooked at some parts of the book. I was easily able to put down the book at some parts of the plot. So, overall if you want a book that you want to read over a longer period, this book I would recommend. The story was interesting, although I feel the plot wasn’t strong enough to keep me hooked throughout the novel.  

Perfect read if you want:

  • Dystopian
  • Teen rebellion
  • Romance

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Books I’m Excited to Read this Summer


Below I have listed the top books I am excited to read this summer! Hope you enjoy!

~Rose xo

Under the Lights

Author: Abbi Glines

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Asking For It

Author: Louise O’Neill

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When We Collided

Author: Emery Lord

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Not If I See You First

Author: Eric Lindstrom

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Author: Marie Lu

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Girl Against the Universe 

Author: Paula Stokes

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Review: You Before Anyone Else

You Before Anyone ElseJulie Cross Mark Pernini

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Available for purchase on August 2, 2016


The good girl Finley is dealing with being a model in New York City. At a party she ended up having a one night stand with mysterious and new model Eddie. Eddie recently dropped out of Princeton, so he is in New York hiding from his cruel, wealthy family. Finley knows she needs to stay focused on her dream to reopen her mom’s dance studio, but she can’t with Eddie. Finley knows he is trouble, but she is having trouble denying the butterflies he gives her. Will Finley be dragged down by Eddie’s problems? Or will their love spark a new part of each other?

Rating: 3 out of 5
You Before Anyone Else started off confusing, as the book description didn’t really give much detail to the plot and the characters. But once you get in the storyline, you get more involved with the novel. *SPOILER ALERT* I have to admit though, I really was hoping that Mason (Eddie’s son) wasn’t his, as I didn’t like how Mason was affecting Finley and Eddie’s relationship. I especially for some reason didn’t like Caroline (Mason’s mom) and how Eddie and Caroline continued their friendship. That’s just my opinion. *END OF SPOILER* I wasn’t 100% happy about how the story turned out, but it is what it is. Overall, the authors did a good job keeping me interested in the book. I would recommend this book to someone who wants an easy, long story. 
~Rose xo

Review: One Paris Summer

One Paris Summer

Denise Grover Swank

Available for purchase on June 7th, 2016

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Sophie and her brother, Eric, travel to Paris to stay with their father for the summer. Still stubborn on her father abandoning her, Sophie only agreed to go if she would be able to practice for her piano scholarship. In Paris was her dad with his new wife and his stepdaughter, Camille. Camille automatically targets Sophie and messing her by abandoning her multiple times in Paris and teasing her about her fear of tight spaces. But Sophie soon meets her silver lining. Mathieu. He is handsome, smart, sweet, and funny. A plus, he has a real piano that Sophie can practice on. After many practices, their relationship begins to blossom. Will Sophie be able to handle her estranged father, evil step sister, overprotective brother, and her new romance with Mathieu? Well, it is safe to say this is One Paris Summer Sophie will never forget.



5 out of 5
One Paris Summer is probably now one of my favorite reads this spring! Denise Grover Swank flawlessly took me through Sophie’s adventure. You effortlessly flow through the story, while getting caught in plot twists that will surprise you. I applaud her in her decision in having the characters involved in realistic situations and then having relatable reactions, this help me connect with the other characters in their develop throughout the novel. I very much enjoyed One Paris Summer, and I am very excited to read more from Denise Grover Swank.
~Rose xo


Book Giveaway!

“His smile is a crime.

Emerson May is ‘the good girl.’ She’s the perfect daughter, the caring friend, the animal shelter volunteer. But when her best friend’s brother breaks into her room, his hands covered in blood, she doesn’t scream or call the cops. Because when Deacon smiles at her, Emmie doesn’t want to be good…

The whole town believes notorious troublemaker Deacon is guilty of assaulting his father. Only Emmie knows a secret that could set him free. But if she follows her heart, she could be trusting a killer…
You can’t always trust the boy next door.” -Description from Amazon
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