Sunday, November 24, 2013

[Review] My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 14/06/2012
Publisher: Speak (Penguin)
Pages: 394
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA (14+) - Contemporary

Violence | Sexual ContentProfanity


Book Tunes
♪ (to come)

My Rating: 
Engrossing!

My thoughts

I read rave reviews, saw the ratings, loved the soft tones of the cover. This book was completely hyped up for me, and so my expectations were through the roof. It is a pleasure most divine when these expectations are met.

So this book is mainly marketed as a romance book. And it is. But it is so, so much more than that.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

[Review] Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia

Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 07/09/2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 250
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA (14+) - Contemporary

Violence | Sexual ContentProfanity


Book Tunes
Sarah Jaffe - Clementine

My Rating: 
Evocative & achingly beautiful

My thoughts

Fingerprints of You is Madonia’s debut novel, but for all the nail-hitting strong points this story has to offer you would hardly be able to tell. I just feel all kinds of love for this book and the characters inside of it right now and for eternity. Madonia beautifully encapsulates what it really means to be home, and what family can truly be.

Lemon has always had Stella, her mum, for better or worse. Every move into a new town/city meant a fresh start, a new boy toy for Stella to sink her nails into. Lemon has always wondered what her father was like, and why he and Stella didn't try and make it work. When Lemon falls pregnant after an encounter with the local tattoo artist Johnny Drinko, she and her best friend Emmy plan a trip... all the way across the continent. From a small town in West Virginia all the way to San Francisco, California. But Lemon has an ulterior motive for the trip. That’s where her father lives. Before the baby is born, she just has to know if she’s going to be okay, raising the kid on her own without a father. She has to lay the blame somewhere: Stella, or her dad.

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