Publisher: Harper Collins

Stones by Polly Johnson

Posted November 2, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Stones by Polly Johnson

I’m not exactly known for a love of young adult books, but honestly that’s because I feel like a lot of YA books end up being a little too immature for me, but I think the subject matter of this book kind of saved it for me. Coo is a girl who has dealt with some serious adult issues in her very young life. I liked that this book tackled those heavy issues, because lets face it teenagers today do have to deal with things that they shouldn’t have to. So the book is largely written like a diary, Coo’s diary to be precise. So because it feels like a diary it sometimes feels a little disjointed, but it ends up working for the kind of tone that the book has, or at least that’s how I feel about it. Co’s brother was an alcoholic, and a pretty violent one at that. Coo was definitely afraid of him, and she is haunted by her memories of him throughout the novel. Her brother died before the book begins and Coo has kind of been left behind by everyone. Her parents pretty much are consumed in their grief, and the people who she goes to school with for the most part just seem to ignore her. So when Coo meets Banks, it’s no wonder that they are able to form a bond, I mean she has someone in this situation that listens to her. Banks is a homeless man, and Coo is […]

Rule by Jay Crownover

Posted August 29, 2014 by Kate in All Time Favorites, loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Rule by Jay Crownover

I absolutely love this book. I wish I had found this book sooner. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series (especially since the latest book in the series just recently came out). There are a lot of things going on in this book that are right up my alley: tattooed and pierced guys, unrequited love, friends trying out a relationship, the evil ex, crazy family dynamics, and so much more. So Shaw is my kind of girl. She hasn’t exactly had it hard in life (I mean she’s not a starving kid on the street by any means) but her family doesn’t actually treat her like a member of the family, she’s more of a possession to be used in a manner that makes them look better or gets them ahead in some way. Seriously her mother… I wanted to hit that woman. Her mother keeps pushing this guy on her, who is basically a stalker and beyond creepy, but hey he’s the son of a judge so obviously that means he is just the guy for her. It’s no wonder that when Shaw was a kid she ended up being much more of a family member to the Archer’s then she ever was to her own. And the Archer family… oh so many words. Remy and Rule are twins, and Remy and Shaw were best friends, who everyone thought were way more than friends. Remy died before the book begins so there’s a lot of hurt […]

Nobody’s Baby but Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Posted August 4, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Nobody’s Baby but Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

So I found this book when I was on the lookout for a secret baby romance I could get behind, and while this book doesn’t really fit into that, because it wasn’t so much a secret, it was a book that dealt with a pregnancy (and one that wasn’t really wanted by one of the parties involved). There were some elements in the book I really liked, and there were some that I didn’t like, but on the whole I have to say I enjoyed the read. Since I normally start with what I liked about a book, I figured I would switch things up and address the things I didn’t like first. Jane is a super smart physics professor and having reached her 30s has a strong desire to have a baby, only she decides to do it on her own but she wants the man to be stupid (yes those are her desires). Basically she wants to insure her baby is normal and not super smart like her so she needs a dumb guy to average out the IQs. I kinda felt like this was ridiculous, and mentioned far to much, it actually really grated on my nerves, maybe it won’t bother some readers but it really bothered me. Second thing I didn’t like, but got over quickly, was that Jane wanted to have this baby completely on her own, and had no intention of ever telling Cal. She literally sabotaged the condom. Totally not okay. I hate […]