How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me: Non-Romance Edition

In my past series about YA contemporaries, I described how they lied to me about my love life. They do that quite often, and well, often times, YA contemporaries focus A LOT on the romances. However, YA contemporaries often lie to me about other things as well, and let's count the ways because I seem … Continue reading How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me: Non-Romance Edition

I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble I see London, I see France, I see Sydney’s underpants. Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans … Continue reading I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski

Discussion Post: How realistic does a contemporary need to be?

Summer is always the times that the feels come out for me. It's just something about the season. It gets warmer, it's lighter longer, and it's full of great summer things like camping, sitting out on the porch to read, and fun adventures to the beach or zoo or other outdoor things (i.e. things Mandy … Continue reading Discussion Post: How realistic does a contemporary need to be?

Waiting on Wednesday: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine where each week we discuss upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Andddddddddddddddddddddd this meme is back! I took a very, very, very long time off this meme - my last one was for Hunting Prince Dracula, so, um, seeing how long that has been out, you can … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, … Continue reading Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Love is more than meets the eye. On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, … Continue reading Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me: Work Edition

A while back, I developed this short life series called How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me. I took on popular YA contemporary tropes and how they have completely RUINED me for romantic expectations. I mean, I expect all of my enemies now to become my lovers when I haven't even had a single enemy???? YA … Continue reading How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me: Work Edition

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett (with a lot of fangirling and screaming)

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon … Continue reading Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett (with a lot of fangirling and screaming)