My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren – Review

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 3.5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: My Favorite Half-Night Stand is a quirky, fun contemporary that will distract you from the real world for a few hours.

“How many mistakes does it take before you’re bad? Does it start with a little white lie, and slowly progress to fraud . . . and worse? Does it matter if you do the wrong thing for the right reason?” 

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Review: Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is an amazing novel with countless laugh out loud moments and a relationship that is the cutest thing in this world.

“I realize that finding the perfect person isn’t going to be easy for me because I’m a lot to take,” she says, “but I’m not going to change just so that I’m more datable. At the end of the day, being myself is enough. I’m enough.”

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Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell: Crazy Rich Asians is a lavish and intriguing story, but occasionally drags.

 

“Remember, every treasure comes with a price.” 

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Review: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing:
4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell: All Your Perfects is a raw, heartbreaking read that deals with heavy topics of infertility and infidelity.

“The problem is, love and happiness are not concordant. One can exist without the other.”

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Review: My Oxford Year by Julia Whalen

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Overall: 2.5/5 Stars
Characters: 2/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 2.5/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2/5
Review in a Nutshell: My Oxford Year was an interesting book, full of smart characters and a very vivid setting, but ultimately fell flat for me. However, I can see why people may enjoy it.

“But in our story, there’s no villain, no witch, no fairy godmother, no moral imperative or cautionary conclusion. No happily-ever-after.
It just is. It’s life.”

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Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 

9361589 I was very nervous about starting this book. I typically don’t enjoy slow books and prefer to jump right into the action, but The Night Circus absolutely blew me away.

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: 
The Night Circus is absolutely breathtaking. The beautiful writing matched with the stunning setting makes this book one of a kind.

“But dreams have ways of turning into nightmares.”

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Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Kiss Quotient is an amazingly fun read, with so many cute and funny moments, as well as fantastic representation of mental illness.
“She didn’t know how to be semi-interested in something. She was either indifferent . . . or obsessed.”

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