Do It In 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (38)

Posted 7 June, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Tweet-Short Reviews | 6 Comments

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23492282Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry

YA romance, hardcover, 496 pages; published May 26, 2015 by Harlequin Teen; source: publisher

MC club romances aren’t always my thing but I enjoyed this one (helps that it was a McGarry–90% guarantee I’ll enjoy it). Really liked the characters, though Emily was the “good girl” and Oz was the “bad boy”. Solid romance. 3.5 stars

18715922Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

YA thriller, hardcover, 250 pages; published July 14, 2015 by Simon Pulse; source: publisher

Don’t know if I would be as brave as Ruth (aka Ruthless) in this kidnapped-by-a-maniac situation but it was a high-tension read that kept me turning the pages at a pretty good clip. Wanted a bit more development of Ruth but satisfying nonetheless. 3.5 stars

20759498Compulsion (The Heirs of Watson Island #1) by Martina Boone

YA paranormal, hardcover, 433 pages; published October 28, 2014 by Simon Pulse; source: publisher

At first I thought this might be another Dangerous Creatures but it stands on its own two legs (albeit filled with exaggerated Southernisms). Enjoyed the paranormal aspects (again, exaggerated…but this is a story, after all) and mystery. 3.5 stars

22999921Heat of the Moment (Moment of Truth) by Lauren Barnholdt

YA romance, paperback, 304 pages; published May 12, 2015 by HarperTeen; source: publisher

A light summer read–perfect for the beach (which is the book’s setting, too!). But of a triangle but this one seemed very realistic (as opposed to those contrived for conflict). Didn’t always like Lyla but understood her motivations. 3.5 stars

22926200The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks and Kathy Hepinstall

YA contemporary, hardcover, 336 pages; published March 1, 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books; source: publisher

I read this entire book, closed it and looked at it like, “WTF, man.” Why I stuck with it, I really don’t know. I disliked the all the characters, even the “outcast” who was the MC (and the one I assume I was supposed to be rooting for). A quick read but…meh. 2.5 stars

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6 Responses to “Do It In 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (38)”

  1. Hilarouisly I have all these books on my TBR but just haven’t gotten around to reading them. Your thoughts on them definitely makes me wants to prioritize some and avoid others. XX