Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Give Me More Books About Gay And Bi Boys Going On Adventures, Please!: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Posted June 29, 2017 by Nick in 4 stars, ARC, review / 34 Comments
Give Me More Books About Gay And Bi Boys Going On Adventures, Please!: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

How delightful was this book though? So delightful I want to squee when I think of it! I went into The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue pretty much blind. The only thing I knew about it was that it was about gay boys in a historical setting, which was honestly enough to convince me to read the book. And OMG! Mackenzi Lee has quite the gem here and I can’t wait for everyone to read it. What made this book so charming were the characters. They were all so vibrant and likeable, and I could not get enough of them. I especially loved being inside Monty’s head. He was a rascal through and through, but damn it if I didn’t instantly love that boy. He was honestly a complete riot, and said the darnest of things that had me laughing until my belly ached. He has no shame, and makes one mistake after the other, but Mackenzie Lee writes him in a way that makes him come across as endearing […]

A Quaint Yet Delightful Story About Family & Love Potions: The Secret of A Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Posted November 21, 2016 by Nick in ARC, review / 43 Comments
A Quaint Yet Delightful Story About Family & Love Potions: The Secret of A Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee has fast become one of my favorite YA authors. She pens stories that are real, raw and hopeful, the kind of stories that anyone can relate to no matter what cultural background they come from. Every time I pick up a book by her, I know I’m in for a treat. The Secret of A Heart Note is a veering from her past historical novels, but it was just as beautiful of a story as Under A Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon were. Like with Lee’s other stories, there are prevalent themes throughout The Secret of a Heart Note, one of them being family, as you can tell from the title of this post. She excels at developing relationships and at showing all the nuances and complexities there are to relationships. Here, we are privy to the complicated, yet heartfelt relationship between a mother and a daughter. Mim and her mother come from a long line of aromateurs – they can smell heart notes and figure out people’s personalities […]

Audiobook Review: City Love by Susane Colasanti

Posted June 10, 2015 by Nereyda in ARC, Audiobook, review / 4 Comments
Audiobook Review: City Love by Susane Colasanti

I wasn’t aware that this would be a trilogy until I saw this one Susane’s website.  I really think that trilogies/series should be marked on Goodreads, especially with the way this book ends.  While I enjoyed this book, I do think that it would have been better for the trilogy if each girl just had their own book as opposed to having bits and pieces of each girls story in each book.  I would have liked if the first book focused on Sadie, then Darcy and Rosanna.  Still, this book was entertaining, even if the characters were a bit cliche. Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna are living on their own in New York and are roommates who are meeting in person for the first time.  Luckily, they all seem to hit it off and get along, after a few minor bumps along the way.  Above all, this is a book about friendship, but it’s mostly interlaced with their personal lives and struggles.  A big part of that is their love lives. […]

Where I See Fashion (14): The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows!

Where I See Fashion (14): The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows!

*** There are times were I put one of these features together and wonder if you all see the same things I do, or if I’m just crazy.  But this skirt right here looks like it was made specifically for this cover!  Look at the colors and all the shimmering-ness!  It’s it pretty?  A gorgeous skirt for a gorgeous book cover.  Have you read The Orphan Queen?  Is this on your TBR? Where I See Fashion:  Click image for buy links Available March 10, 2015:   Follow Me: Check out my previous Book Looks:

Review: Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez!

Posted October 14, 2014 by Nereyda in ARC, review / 11 Comments
Review: Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez!

First of all, OMG this cover is gorgeous!  I’m so in love with the pretty and vibrant splash of colors set against the black.  The cover and summary of this book, made this one of my most anticipated reads of 2014.  I love books about killers and being ‘on-the run’ and danger and romance and all that good (fictional) stuff.  The weird thing about this book, is that all that awesome stuff that it talks about in the summary, doesn’t actually happen in the book.  I assumed that we would get to see Valentina and Emilio falling in love and her discovering that he’s a murderer, and then she would run away and try to start a new life.  But, when we start the book, we find out that all that stuff already happened.  Not gonna lie, that was kind of a bummer because that is what I was looking forward to the most.  But, despite some pacing issues, I still enjoyed this book. After Valentina witnesses her secret (and […]