Love Somebody by Rachel Roasek: Blog Tour & Book Review

Love Somebody by Rachel Roasek is a great example of how a love triangle should be written. The three leads – Sam, Ros, and Christian – are all well-rounded and fully realized characters. The narration does a good job of focusing equally on all three, each one with their own internal battles they have to overcome. The story allows them to all shine on their own as much – if not more! – than when they were together.

I really enjoyed all three of their storylines and personal character arcs, and was pleasantly surprised by their development throughout this novel. When I first began Love Somebody, I actually didn’t find any of them likable and was worried this would affect my overall enjoyment of the book. But the writing did a very good job of changing my opinions about them, and by the end of the novel I definitely felt for each and every one. 💗

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You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus: Blog Tour & Book Review

Ivy, Mateo and Cal used to be friends. But that was middle school. Now they’re all in high school and dealing with their own lives. Ivy lives in the shadow of her gifted and talented younger brother, Daniel. Mateo and his cousin, Autumn, have to work multiple jobs to help his ailing mother pay for things after her bowling alley had to shut down from the fallout of a lawsuit. And Cal, well Cal’s swept up in a whirlwind romance with a new girl… one he’s supposed to keep secret.

So when they decide to ditch school in an attempt to recreate the best adventure from their time as friends, they don’t expect too much in the way of excitement. But they wind up walking in on an actual murder scene – where the victim is another student from their high school no less. Soon a tip starts to circulate that the murderer matches the description of Ivy, and it’s suddenly a race against time to figure out what actually happened that day in order to clear their own names…

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She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard: ARC Book Review

She’s Too Pretty to Burn is a really fun summer read that’s equal parts nail-biting as it is thrilling! It was so easy to get swept up with these characters and the whirlwind of a summer they themselves had. ☀️ I felt like reading from the perspectives of both Mick and Veronica really helped move the story along and kept me at the edge of my seat.

As exciting as Mick and Veronica’s spontaneously passionate romance was, there was this lingering sense of unease and anticipation throughout their entire time together. While their relationship became more turbulent and all three characters began to act more impulsive and unpredictable, a lingering sense of foreboding grew that was impossible to shake and gripped me wholely until the very end of the book.

And speaking of endings? WHAT. A. TWIST! 😱

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Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler: ARC Book Review

OMG, you guys-

I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! Like, literally, SO MUCH. 💖

Look, I may be biased because I am also a bi-Jewish girl, and so definitely saw myself in the leads and related to them immensely. But what’s wrong with that?! I’ve hardly have ever felt as seen in a book as I did while reading this one.

I found both Lara and Jasmine to be very easy to root for. My heart went out to both of them! I have definitely been where each of them were at different points in my life, and so it was impossible not to be hit with all those emotions again as I read this novel.

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Olive by Emma Gannon: ARC Book Review

Olive and her three best friends have always done everything together. So, in her thirties, when all her friends are married with children (or at least trying for them), Olive can’t help feel like she’s being left behind. While her friends are preoccupied with managing their households, scheduling playdates, and the daunting process of IVF, Olive feels as though she lacks those maternal urges all her friends have.

After breaking up with her boyfriend of many years for that exact reason, Olive feels even more adrift than ever. And each other’s judgment over their different life choices has caused a rift between her once inseparable group of friends. So, when Olive is tasked with looking into the reasons why some young women choose to be child-free for an article at work, she can’t help but see herself in them, and is forced to reconcile the different path her life has taken compared to her friends’.

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