ARC Review: Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 by Hitoma Iruma & (illustrated by) Nakatani Nio

Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 by 入間 人間 My rating: 4 of 5 stars A light novel spin-off for the hit yuri manga and anime series Bloom Into You! Saeki Sayaka has always been an old soul—serious and reserved, preferring to focus on her studies rather than make friends. Until, … Continue reading ARC Review: Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 by Hitoma Iruma & (illustrated by) Nakatani Nio

ARC Review: Sweet Blue Flowers, Vol. 2 by Takako Shimura

Sweet Blue Flowers, Vol. 2 by Takako Shimura My rating: 3 of 5 stars Kyoko’s fiancé invites a group of her friends to join them at his family’s summer home. But the trip ends up including more than just ghost stories and horseback riding—Fumi can now confirm that she has feelings for Akira. And Akira … Continue reading ARC Review: Sweet Blue Flowers, Vol. 2 by Takako Shimura

Review: Orange 1

Orange 1 by Ichigo Takano My rating: 4 of 5 stars One day, Takamiya Naho receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Naruse Kakeru. The Naho … Continue reading Review: Orange 1

ARC Review: Deacon Locke Went to Prom

Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: May 9, 2017 Promposals are taking over Deacon Locke’s high school and there is no place left to hide. But even with graduation looming, shy and unusually tall Deacon doesn’t think he can get up the nerve to ask … Continue reading ARC Review: Deacon Locke Went to Prom

ARC Review: Windfall

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: May 2, 2017 Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be … Continue reading ARC Review: Windfall

ARC Review: Sucktown, Alaska

Sucktown, Alaska by Craig Dirkes My rating: 1 of 5 stars Release date: May 1, 2017 Looking for a great adventure, eighteen-year-old Eddie Ashford stumbles into a job as a reporter in tiny Kusko, Alaska, a place so remote that bush planes are the only way in or out. When the job and the place, … Continue reading ARC Review: Sucktown, Alaska

ARC Review: Lucky Girl

Lucky Girl by Amanda Maciel My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: April 25, 2017 Being a pretty girl is who Rosie is, but it’s the start of a new school year and she wants to be more. Namely, she’s determined to be better to her best friend, Maddie, who’s just back from a … Continue reading ARC Review: Lucky Girl

ARC Review: Just a Girl

Just a Girl by Carrie Mesrobian My rating: 2 of 5 stars By her senior year of high school, Rianne has exhausted all the fun there is to have in small town Wereford, Minnesota. Volleyball season is winding down, the parties all feel tired, and now that she’s in a serious relationship with reformed player … Continue reading ARC Review: Just a Girl

ARC Review: Dead Little Mean Girl

Dead Little Mean Girl by Eva Darrows My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: March 28, 2017 Quinn Littleton was a mean girl—a skinny blonde social terrorist in stilettos. She was everything Emma MacLaren hated. Until she died. A proud geek girl, Emma loves her quiet life on the outskirts, playing video games and … Continue reading ARC Review: Dead Little Mean Girl

ARC Review: Radio Silence

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release date: March 28, 2017 (for this edition) Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As. You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. Since he is … Continue reading ARC Review: Radio Silence

ARC Review: Suffer Love

Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release date: May 3, 2016 Sam Bennett falls for Hadley St. Clair before he knows her last name. When Sam finds out she is that St. Clair, daughter of the man who destroyed Sam’s family, he has a choice: follow his heart or … Continue reading ARC Review: Suffer Love

ARC Review: My Kind of Crazy

My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release date: April 5, 2016 Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem to catch a break. It’s not that he means to screw things up all the time, it just happens. A lot. Case in point: … Continue reading ARC Review: My Kind of Crazy

ARC Review: Any Other Girl

Any Other Girl by Rebecca Phillips My rating: 3 of 5 stars After a disastrous, reputation-destroying party at the end of junior year, Kat Henley has a new plan. When it comes to boys--especially other people's boys: Don't touch. Don't smile. Don't charm. In the past, drawing attention to herself helped distract people from what … Continue reading ARC Review: Any Other Girl

ARC Review: The Distance from A to Z

The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: January 12, 2015 Seventeen-year-old Abby has only one goal for her summer: to make sure she is fluent in French—well, that, and to get as far away from baseball and her Cubs-obsessed family as possible. A summer of … Continue reading ARC Review: The Distance from A to Z

ARC Review: Don’t Ever Change

Don't Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom Release date: July 7, 2015 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Eva has always wanted to write a modern classic—one that actually appeals to her generation. The only problem is that she’s starting to realize she can’t “write what she knows” because she hasn’t really lived. So the … Continue reading ARC Review: Don’t Ever Change