TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY by Jay Asher

I believe that Sherman Alexie’s quote on the cover of this book is the perfect description of this haunting masterpiece: “A mystery, eulogy, and ceremony.” If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know that depressing death novels are usually not my cup of tea. I just don’t like reading books that will either…

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

I was beyond surprised to find out that this book was not the last in the series. Most YA fantasy novels seem to run their course through a trilogy, but thankfully Aveyard was brave enough to take it further. Now I will admit that during the first half of this story, I just wanted it…

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

So I was looking back on some of my old reviews and I got all excited when I remembered how much I enjoyed Jodi Picoult’s two novels that she wrote with her daughter. I still can’t get over how beautiful the illustrations are, and it really got me missing my childhood and all those picture…

My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

This is actually the best YA novel that I hve read in a while, specifically in the romance genre. I had no expectations when I picked this story up, but I was left flabbergasted.  When you read the back cover, you can’t help but expect it to be a cheesy romance for a broken girl….

Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen 

I think the best way I can describe this book is by calling it cute. And I don’t mean that as a bad thing! Sure, there were some things that I could do without that annoyed me, but in the end the good certainly outweighed the bad. This story was just a nice little filler…

The Doris Day Vintage Fan Club by Fiona Harper 

I am a huge fan of anything vintage, especially films! Doris Day stars in a lot of my favourites, so I was really excited to read this novel by Fiona Harper. I may not be as crazy of a fan as the people in this story, but I’m enough of a fan to know whether…

Kissing Booth by Lexie Hill

Uuuugggggghhhhhhhhhhh… Where to start? I just-…. ugh. Okay. I obviously was not a fan of this book. Like… there was literally nothing I enjoyed. Wait. That’s a lie. I like the dress that the girl on the cover is wearing. Even though it’s just the back of it, I can picture the rest and it’s…

She’s So Money by Cherry Cheva

This is another one of those novels that I seem to have a love / hate relationship with, primarily because it had potential to be alarmingly accurate, but sadly ended in a typical ‘all is well’ sort of way. I’ll start with what I enjoyed. The whole idea of a cheating ring- very mafioso for…

Awkward by Marni Bates

I’ve been reading a lot of adult, in depth novels lately, so I really felt like I needed a break; I needed an easy tweenie-bop story that I could demolish in a couple of hours. Sometimes it’s nice to just read something mindless. I don’t mean that as an insult! It’s just a cute story…

The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips 

This is the second novel I have read by Phillips, and my overall thought of her work is I wish she had more. It’s rare to find humour in a novel because of how subjective it is; what an author finds funny might not be what you find funny. It’s also hard to convey humour…

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson 

Beautiful. Heartbreaking. BEAUTIFUL.  Shocking. Beau-tay-ful.  Irresistible.  B. E. A. U. T. I. F. U. L. I think you get it. Yes, I adore this book. I would have to admit that it’s partially because I had very low expectations in the beginning because the synopsis didn’t really sound like the type of thing I usually…