Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I went into this novel with no expectations. I liked the cover and the first line of the synopsis had me hooked. You're going to hate me forever when you learn my secret. That pulled me into this novel. I was slightly hesitant to read this novel because it's about drugs, but I figured I'd give it a shot.
I enjoyed this novel immensely. I liked the writing style and I actually did like the character Aaron. Even though he had clearly messed up and got in drugs, I liked him more than I had anticipated. He was about the only character I liked. Morgan and Skully intrigued me, but Aaron was one that I actually liked. Aaron became a narc to help save his sister and so he decided to become one. It was an intriguing premise.
I've mentioned that I had no expectations for this novel, but I ended up being pleasantly surprised. The novel was well-written and the characters were well-developed.
So why four stars? I originally had this at a three because this isn't typically the type of book I like to read. However, the more I thought about it, I decided this is actually a 4 star novel. The writing was brilliant and while I might not have loved the subject of the novel, I was sucked into the novel. An intriguing read and definitely one that was well-written. You just need to decide if the plot line is for you.
In Summary: A novel that I thoroughly enjoyed. Wonderful writing with intriguing characters that led to an intriguing and entertaining story.
Warnings/Side-notes: It's about drugs so of course the novel mentions drugs several times. There were several instances of strong language. Some minor violence in the novel and sexual undertones. Not your cleanest read, but definitely not a filthy read. Not for young readers, but I think older teens could handle this just fine.
The Wrap-up: This was a unique book for me to pick up. I took a chance on it and I'm glad I did. It was an addicting read. Definitely glad I read this one. If you like novels that look at the edgier side of young adult fiction, I definitely recommend this one.
Disclaimers: First off, I'm not qualified in any capacity to be givi...moreThis is a condensed version of my review. The extended version can be found here.
Disclaimers: First off, I'm not qualified in any capacity to be giving anybody financial advice, but as far as I can tell this book offers realistic and viable solutions to this problem. Secondly, I received a copy of this for review from the authors in exchange for my honest opinion. Third, I used to do book tours for Tristi Pinkston, but that is as far as our relationship extended.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This book is easy to understand, entertaining, informative, and touching. The fact that I'm saying this about a book on finance is actually quite remarkable.
The book talks about Tristi Pinkston and her husband's financial struggles and offers real solutions to their problems. However, I feel like the concepts in this book could help almost anybody who reads it.
I am not close to retirement and as I am only in college, debt is not really an issue for me yet. However, I know it is a serious problem and one that many people suffer from. Even I in my current situation, found this book helpful and useful. I jotted down a few ideas of what I can do now to prepare for my future despite whatever it brings.
This book is definitely one I recommend to anybody, especially any female whether they are worried about finance or not. It's written in a way that's entertaining and informative...it's a book that will help people start stepping in the right direction financially plus the book is simply an enjoyable read because it reads like a novel and is in prose from. This novel doesn't read like a textbook at all, but rather was much like reading a typical fiction book. Except the neat thing is that this book isn't fiction and could actually help you in your real life.
In Summary: The most compelling, entertaining, informative, and realistic book on finances that I've ever read. Definitely recommend to anybody whether they think they should be worried about their finances or not.(less)
This is a condensed version of my review. The extended version can be found here.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received this book fr...moreThis is a condensed version of my review. The extended version can be found here.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received this book from the publisher (Howard Books) in exchange for my honest opinion.
My Overall Thought/Impressions: I thoroughly adored this novel. It was touching, hilarious, and just an overall cute read. This was Vogt's debut novel and I for one can't wait to see what this author comes up with next.
I loved the characters Daniel and Allison from the very start. The very first time they talked together I just fell in love with both of them and how they acted around each other. Granted, that proved to be slightly problematic, because Daniel was the groom's brother and not the groom. I have only seen bits and pieces of the Runaway Bride, but this was a cute spin-off of that movie.
Beth's writing allowed the story to flow smoothly. I can honestly say that it had me laughing in all the right places. Then she would spin around and make me feel moved almost effortlessly.
The plot, I've already mentioned this briefly, but I adored this plot. Normally, the idea of seeing somebody get jilted isn't something I smile about, but in this case I actually really liked the plot.
Basically, this novel was a really cute read that I loved reading. I loved Vogt's style, her characters, and her ability to weave a story is definitely admirable. (less)
I loved this book. I was drawn into the story. Sarah Dessen is an amazing author. I love her writing style. She is incredible. This book didn't fail t...moreI loved this book. I was drawn into the story. Sarah Dessen is an amazing author. I love her writing style. She is incredible. This book didn't fail to disappoint. (less)
This book was extremely intersting. I had my doubts about reading this book, but those doubts faded as I started reading. I fell in love with the char...moreThis book was extremely intersting. I had my doubts about reading this book, but those doubts faded as I started reading. I fell in love with the characters Doug and Zee stuck with me. I actually enjoyed this book immensely. It's a good read.(less)
I did enjoy these poems; however, it certainly isn't a must read. They are cute and childish. I would turn to these poems if I wanted to laugh. They a...moreI did enjoy these poems; however, it certainly isn't a must read. They are cute and childish. I would turn to these poems if I wanted to laugh. They are very creative and entertaining. Definetly a light read.(less)