Now all the boys on campus seem to want her ...more
Olivia is a perfectionist teenager trying to fulfill her parents’ demand that she get the grades and extracurricular credit to secure herself a job in a top-tier law firm. It’s obvious ...more
In the beginning Olivia came across as way too naive and innocent for a college student and I couldn't believe she didn't have a clue what was being said about her behind her back. I wasn't impressed with her "friend" Savvy either. Eventually she came to her side but where was she for the first week? Also, I'm curious to know if she believed the rumor about Olivia or if she knew if it was true or not. Surely ...more
I will say, I have never read a book that discusses the topics found inside Shh!. That's why I was drawn into reading this book, because I had never heard of such a condition as the one Olivia experiences throughout the course of the book. However, this one wasn't really for me.
The reason why this book and I didn't really gel together is because of the main character, Olivia. I expected more from her. She goes through a lot of rough stuff in this book. There's a lot of really nasty ...more
I signed up to review SHH! by Stacey Nash (through YA Bound book tours) for two reasons. 1--The cover and the blurb looked and sounded good. 2-- I've stopped reading New Adult for a while because all the books/plots/characters/troupes/settings were the same and so predictably boring.
SHH! comes off as a book that promises to be more than it's NA peers, and in a lot of ways I think it was. ...more
Why I read it: I have read Stacey Nash's two previous books which are both part of The Collective Series. Shh! is her first New Adult novel, and it's a pure contemporary. I jumped at the chance to read it!
Plot: The main character is Olivia, a girl who seemingly has it all until her world comes crashing down when her boyfriend dumps her in public, and rumours
Unfortunately, for me Shh! was only an okay read. While I enjoyed the issue the main character, Olivia, dealt with, I often found myself more enamored with her besties. I thoroughly enjoyed Molly and Savannah, but Olivia didn't always do it for me. While she had some fun traits, and did ...more
If you care to hear a little bit more of my opinion, please read on. ( I have done my best to leave out any and all spoilers).
I have noticed that the protagonists in a lot of recent NA books seem to have one thing in common, they’re all victims. It seems to be a trend. Unlike recent YA where the protags seem to all be heroes. ...more
So, I should start by saying that Shh! SERIOUSLY had be intrigued- I was absolutely DYING to see how Stacey Nash dealt with the whole perfect girl with a sex-o-mania disorder, and for they most part she didn't disappoint! Let me explain better-
But, before I do, I should tell you that Shh! Is more CLEAN than most YA books, and despite it being about sex and sex- disorders, there are almost no graphic scenes, (almost) no lusting- and it's ...more
I expected a lot from this book. The premise was so intriguing I immediately jumped on the chance to read it. Unfortunately the book just fell flat for me.
My biggest issue about the book is all the unnecessary details. It could have been half as long if it weren't for the lengthy descriptions that really doesn't help move the story along. I do get bored easily especially when nothing significant is happening in what I'm reading. And I got really, really bored with Shh!
I do ...more
This is a sweet dramatic and funny romance!!! this story pulled me in and didn't let go I stayed up all night devouring this amazing book!
Olivia is a cute sweet little perfectionist trying to fulfill her judgmental parents demands that she get the best grades and extracurricular credit to secure herself a job and a life she doesn't want.. when her Mr. perfect aka total D bag boyfriend dumps her in a very public and totally ...more
In this fictional book by Stacey Nash the reader is highly engaged with the characters. Not only that, but Nash helps the readers to see just how disgusting and upsetting bullying can be for a teen/young adult. Bullying is highlighted in this book so that the reader does see that it is just not happening to school aged children but to young adults and others. Nash also helps the reader to see how important it is for young adults and others to understand their worth and value who they are no ...more
This is Stacey Nash's first journey into the new adult world and it was wonderful! Way to go Stacey! I loved how the romance was not in any way soft porn. ..no explicit sex scenes here but enough romance to make it swoon worthy! This book was all about self discovery as a young adult and learning to accept yourself no matter what your flaws ...more
Olivia goes from being popular to getting cat-called, shunned by her hockey team mates, shut out by fellow students, and failing academically. Her life runs to hell basically. In other news, an exciting and cute new boy wants to jump in ...more
It’s a story that even when talking about sexual problems it isn’t graphic about it. In fact, it’s sweet and romantic. I think there are very few novels in the NA market with this characteristic, and that’s why I love it.
I think lots of girls can relate with Olivia, wanting to be perfect, wanting the acceptance and the perfect life. Seeing her ...more
The story is laid out and written well. I was slight confused with some of the Aussie terms but that didn't really distract from the story.
I liked Olivia - I deff felt sorry for her and wish I could have held her hand. Logan sounds wicked hot and is so nice - he's the perfect balance for Olivia.
Really enjoyed this book.
My Issues: The main character, Olivia, was far too bland for my liking. While I felt bad for the awful situation and sympathized with her, I found myself wishing she could grow her backbone just a bit faster. She basically wallowed in self-pity ...more
Honestly, I had a hard time reading this. The perfectionist mindset is very familiar, and something I struggled with for a long time. Then pair that with the ostracization she goes through, I felt trapped myself. How she stayed low key for so long, I have no idea. I wanted to throttle Ella and all the tittering twits in the school for her. Kudos to the author ...more
This book was so addictive I couldn’t put it down once I got into it. I love how the author portrays each character. I was not shocked by the ending it was like watching a movie and you could guess the ending before it happened. There was a few spelling errors which distracted me from reading that’s why I only gave this book four stars.
At first, the pacing was kind of slow but it turned out better especially when Logan made his appearance when he was trying to get Olivia's attention.
I actually liked Olivia but her character was bit weak or placating for me well at the beginning and somewhere in the middle anyway. But she gets better especially towards the end. The ...more
Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more ...more