Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott – Review

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Overall: 3/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 3/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: Five Feet Apart is exactly what you’d expect it to be. It’s a tearjerker romance with solid characters and decent writing, but lacked originality.

“Everyone in this world is breathing borrowed air.”

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Review: In Another Time by Caroline Leech

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Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell:  In Another Time is a cute, light read, but isn’t perfect.

 

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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: A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan

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*I received an ARC at BEA*

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 3.5/5
Writing:
4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell: A Touch of Gold puts an adventurous twist on a well-known myth, and overall is an entertaining read.

Publication Date: 8/14/2018

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Review: The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles

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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: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell: The Brink of Darkness is a fun read, but didn’t hold up to my expectations after loving the first book.

 

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Review: The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas

35795943Overall: 2.5/5 Stars
Characters: 2/5
Setting: 2/5
Writing:
2/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell: The Supervillain and Me is cute, but reads more as a younger-YA contemporary rather than a superhero novel.

“He saw me in a way I hadn’t realized I wanted to be seen until I met him. Not a hero, not someone with powers, but just a girl.”

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Review: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing:
4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell: The topic of This Is Where It Ends, and general plot, is really important, and I think it’s really important for people to try to understand more so that we as a society can figure out how to put an end to it. As just a book, it was okay, but when you add the importance of the message, this book becomes something great.

“I never realized that courage was so terrifying.”

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Review: Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

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Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell:  Not If I Save You First is a fun, lighthearted younger-YA book that’s easy to jump into and enjoy.

“Someday I’m going to write a book: How to Not Die in Alaska — A Girl’s Guide to Fashionable Survival.”

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Review: Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet

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It’s really hard to rate this as a whole, considering it’s an anthology. Scroll down to see my thoughts on each individual story.

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell:  Meet Cute is an adorable anthology filled with a variety of diverse stories by great authors. While some stories don’t shine as bright, others are absolutely perfect and make this 100% worth the read.

“Some people you want to get to know and some people you want to know you”

Favorite Stories:  The Dictionary of You and Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout,  The Department of Dead Love by Nicola Yoon, Oomph by Emery Lord
Least Favorite Stories:  Hourglass by Ibi Zoboi,  Siege Etiquette by Katie Cotugno,  The Way We Love Here by Dhonielle Clayton (although I would read a longer version of this story, I think my biggest issues with this one were all problems caused by the length)

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Review: Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

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Overall: 2.3/5 Stars
Characters: 2/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing: 3/5
Plot and Themes: 2/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2/5
Review in a Nutshell: Chemistry Lessons had the potential to be a fun summer read, but the issues in it are too glaring for me to look over. Continue reading