Genre: Contemporary

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May 20
Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

Reviews 0 ★★★

Retellings of a story from a different perspective can be a bit hit-or-miss. If there's nothing new, then the book quickly becomes boring. I think Abbi Glines has done an admirable job of showing us Rush and Blaire's initial courtship from Rush's eyes, and ultimately liked Rush Too Far.

However, the more of Abbi's books that I read, and I've read almost all of them, the more uncomfortable I am with certain stereotypes she uses in her books. For example, Rush's obsession with Blaire's innocence and purity irked me throughout the novel, because of how he put Blaire on a...

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May 08
The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Reviews 2 ★★★★

I loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, so much that I’ve been eagerly looking forward to every book Smith has written since then. The Geography Of You And Me is my least favourite of her works, but I still enjoyed it and think it’s just as cute and poignant as her other stories.

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Jan 14
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Katie McGarry continues to write amazing, heartwarming stories in Crash Into You, and this time she’s finally given us bad-boy Isaiah’s story. I loved this book – it even made me a little teary – and I can’t wait for the next one, Take Me On. Speed. It’s what I…

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Oct 01
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Reviews 0

The blurb describes Just Like Fate as Sliding Doors meets Anna and the French Kiss, and I have to agree wholeheartedly. The sweet romances and complex relationships that define Cat Patrick’s writing are present in full force in this novel, as is the intriguing question of how one single decision…

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Sep 03
Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder

Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder

Reviews 1

Storm Watcher is a poignant and compelling read which had me on the verge of tears more than once. I came into this book thinking, hoping, it was a paranormal fantasy, perhaps about a boy who can channel the power of a storm. Storm Watcher is a heartwarming contemporary about…

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Sep 01
Giveaway: The Returned by Jason Mott

Giveaway: The Returned by Jason Mott

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Hi guys! I’m giving away paperback copies of The Returned by Jason Mott to two lucky Australian readers! The Returned is a gorgeous literary novel that I absolutely loved, with an intriguing Fantasy premise: the dead are coming back to life, in exactly the same condition as they had passed away. Check out my glowing…

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Aug 27
The Returned by Jason Mott

The Returned by Jason Mott

Reviews 0

I’m going to begin my review with an announcement, a caveat, a warning. The Returned isn’t a zombie book. The Returned isn’t even about what happens when one dies, nor is it particularly interested in why the dead are Returning to life. It is a literary novel looking into the…

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Aug 22
Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Reviews 0

I don’t know what to feel about this book. On one hand, Point of Retreat is a great sequel to Slammed, and delivers a great story line and continues to introduce us to amazing characters. On the other hand, it’s so drama-lhama! There is just too much going on, and…

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Aug 15
Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Reviews 1

A gorgeous, emotional read, Slammed is one of the best new adult contemporaries I have ever read. It’s not some silly YA story with some sex and violence and illness added in, it’s a real, heartbreaking story of two people who have so much to lose. This amazing story about…

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Jun 12
Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Reviews 0 ★★★

I was a little wary of Dare You To – could this book be as emotional, as edgy, as Pushing the Limits? Could I believe in the premise and not scoff at how the two protagonists predictably find each other in the darkest hours of their lives. The short answer: yes,…

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