Review: London Prep series by Jillian Dodd

We came across this series on Instagram and knew we had to read it. It literally screamed YA Netflix show and gave us Gossip Girl vibes…but British. We love the series’ Instagram. It’s got killer promotional pics and we love seeing the actors in their characters. It helped us visualize the characters and made us love them even more. Now, onto the review! 

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London Prep (London Prep, #1) by Jillian Dodd

Mallory James is beyond pissed at her parents when they drop a bombshell on her: she’s being sent to London for a three week exchange during her Junior year. Mallory’s been to London already– it’s stuffy, rainy, and boring. What more is there to see? Her parents don’t seem to grasp what an utter nightmare this will be for Mallory’s perfect New York lifestyle. When her parents refuse to budge, she decides that if she’s going to be stuck across the Pond for three weeks, she may as well have fun and let loose. 

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Review: Most Likely by Sarah Watson

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Unfortunately, our September book club was cancelled. However, we still wanted to discuss Most Likely with you! We chose Most Likely because the author, Sarah Watson, is the creator of The Bold Type. Also, we loved the premise of four best friends and one of them is destined to be President. 

FYI, our next virtual book club is on October 26th. For more information, check out the Facebook event page. 

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Review: Love and Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

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*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Liv Varanakis pretends to be something she’s not. She wants people to like her without knowing much about her life. After all, she pretends that her life in Seattle is perfect. She has her boyfriend Dax, his friends and a loving family.

Except, she hasn’t seen her dad since she was eight. He left to go back to his home country of Greece and find the lost city of Atlantis. When Liv was little, her dad loved to teach her about Greek mythology and how together they would use Plato’s clues to find Atlantis. 

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Blog Tour: Recommended For You by Laura Silverman

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Shoshana Greenburg loves three things more than anything: her family, her friends and books!  Over winter break, she spends all her free time working at an independent bookstore, Once Upon.  

But when Jake Kaplan starts working there, Shoshana and him clash immediately. He doesn’t read, yet he works at a bookstore and he’s totally obnoxious. To top it all off, her mom’s have been fighting more than usual and her car, Barbra Streisand, broke down. Shoshana needs to come up with the money for repairs. 

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Casting The Ivy by Lauren Kunze

One of our favorite book series is The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur. They became friends at Harvard and started this series while they were students. This amazing YA contemporary series deserves to be made into a TV series. So Netflix, Hulu, Prime, if you’re reading this, here are our casting suggestions! Check out our review of the first book here.

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Emma Mills’s Books Ranked

First, we’d like to announce some exciting news. *Drum roll please*

We’ve been featured on Feedspot’s Top 100 Young Adult Book Blogs! 

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We are so honored to be ranked 11th on this list with some of our favorite YA book blogs. Check out the full list here

Okay, now on to the review! 

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, then you know that we love YA contemporaries. We recently took a deep dive into the black hole that is Goodreads and found Emma Mills’ latest release, Lucky Caller. Now, of course we couldn’t just read one of her books….so during quarantine we embarked on a mission to read all five of her publications. Our job? Do the recon on the books so that you, our lovely readers, do not have to get your hands dirty scrolling through pages of Goodreads reviews. 

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Blog Tour: What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

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Can a love triangle have only two people in it? Halle proves it can. YA book blogger Halle Levitt moved from place to place her entire life because her parents are Academy award-nominated directors of documentaries. For her senior year in high school, Halle and her brother move in with their grandfather in Connecticut while their parents spend a year in Israel filming their latest project. All of her friends are online through her blog, where she goes by the pen name, Kels.

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Review: All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

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Allie Abraham doesn’t like confrontation. But when she’s sitting on a plane and someone complains to a flight attendant that her dad was speaking Arabic on the phone, she stands up for him. When the man complaining sees that Allie and her father are related, everything is fine. That’s because Allie is a reddish-blonde girl with fair skin and light eyes. She also happens to be Muslim.

Allie is Circassian-American, an ethnic group originating near the Caucuses. Many Circassian were displaced after the Russo-Circassian War and largely settled in the Levant region of the Middle East. Allie’s mother is of European descent.

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