Do It In 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (41)

Posted 28 June, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Tweet-Short Reviews | 1 Comment

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26244548Wanderlost by Jen Malone

YA Contemporary, 352 pages; published May 31, 2016 by HarperTeen; source: publisher

Most definitely enjoyed this one! Aubree takes sis’s place as tour guide in Europe, mistakes/problems ensue. Loved traveling Europe with Aubree and the oldsters; didn’t love her lying to Max. 4 stars


27246877Sing by Vivi Greene

YA Contemporary, 279 pages; published May 31, 2016 by HarperTeen; source: publisher

Cute summer read with shades of TSwift as pop star MC falls for “regular” boy. Liked Lily’s passion for her music, desire for a regular life beyond her fame. 3.5 stars


26109094Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

YA Contemporary, 352 pages; published May 10, 2016 by Crown Books for Young Readers; source: publisher

Another cute one, filled with romance and star signs. Wilamena is obsessed with the zodiac, falls for a boy who’s sign doesn’t align with hers. What’s a girl to do? RomCom-type story. 3.5 stars


27161846The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone

YA Contemporary, 352 pages; published June 7, 2016 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; source: publisher

Wild cast of characters sets off for a “death with dignity” cruise, complements of the dying grandparent. Not at all what I expected. Gallows humor, over-the-top gross at times. Stereotypical MC, instalove downgraded this one. 3 stars


21825486Last year’s mistake by Gina Ciocca

YA Contemporary, 256 pages; published June 9, 2015 by Simon Pulse; source: publisher

Realistically drawn teen characters (including slut shaming…which irked me), half-hearted love triangle and plenty of mistakes. Definitely a story that my students would enjoy. 3 stars


24644814See How they Run by Ally Carter

YA Contemporary, 336 pages; published December 22, 2015 by Scholastic Press; source: publisher

Enjoyed the first in this series, liked this one, too, though not quite as much. Grace is suffering from PTSD and tends to get lost in herself…understand the pain but doesn’t help move the plot along much. 3 stars


 

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