Caitsbooks Reviews: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez (3 Stars)

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez -Sweet, Sarcastic, and Sharp (Review)

Overall: 3/5 Stars
Characters: 3.5/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Friend Zone is a fun lighthearted romance with surprising depths.

“Why won’t you let me love you?”

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – The Perfect Start to Summer! (Review)

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Unhoneymooners is the perfect romance to get you ready for summer, with great chemistry, and tropical paradise, and memorable characters.

“That’s the whole point of luck, isn’t it? You have to trust that it’s not fleeting.”

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – Did It Survive The Hype? (Review)

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Bride Test will not let you down. It has everything you could want in a romance, and more.

“How did you change your life when you were trapped like this? Her history didn’t define her. Her origins didn’t define her. At least, they shouldn’t. She could be more, if she had a chance.” 

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99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne – Review

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: 99 Percent Mine is a fun and entertaining romance that is perfect for Valentines Day!

“Friends and family are the only ones I have a chance of keeping forever. And that’s what I want. To keep you, forever.” 

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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: 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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