No Second Chances by Kate Evangelista – 3 stars
Note Worthy by Riley Redgate – 5 stars
Internet Famous by Danika Stone – 3 stars
Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeyburn – 4 stars
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – 4.5 stars
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer – 4 stars
Locked by Parker Witter – 2 stars
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle – 4 stars
No Second Chances is the final novel in the Dodge Cove Trilogy. I read No Love Allowed (review here) and No Holding Back (review here) last year, and I was excited to read Natasha’s story next. No Second Chances is a fun book full of grand gestures in order to win Natasha’s forgiveness. Fans of the previous books will love the cameos from the rest of Dodge Cove crew. While I didn’t enjoy it as much as the two other books, No Second Chances was still a fun read. Full review here.
Noteworthy is Pitch Perfect meets She’s the Man, and I adored it. I loved so much about this book: the relationships, the storyline, the humor, and the main character’s self-discovery to name a few. I loved it so much that it is currently my favorite read of 2017! I highly recommend this one. Like, drop whatever you’re reading now and pick it up right away! Full review here.
Internet Famous is Danika Stone’s second book with the Swoon Reads line. Each chapter includes text message bubbles, tumblr posts, or snapchat photos. These were such a fun and fitting additions since the main character Madi’s blog has a massive fanbase. Internet Famous is a fun read while still tackling more serious subjects such as online bullying and doxing. I recommend this for younger teens looking for a cute contemporary read, especially if they love online fandoms. Full review here.
Wesley James Ruined My Life is another adorable addition to the Swoon Reads line. It is such a cute and quick read—totally perfect for the beach! I definitely recommend it for those looking for a fun YA contemporary romance on the lighter side, and I look forward to Jennifer Honeybourn’s next book! Full review here.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean was one of my most anticipated books this year! I adored To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You and was happy with that conclusion, even though I desperately wanted more of Lara Jean and Peter K’s story. High expectations would be an understatement, but I’m happy to say I was not disappointed. I loved how Jenny Han took us to their senior year and how we watch Lara Jean start to grow up and move on. There was less romance in this book than the previous two, but I really appreciated that there was focus on graduating high school, figuring out college, and family relationships. Overall, fans of this series will not be disappointed with this conclusion.
Wires and Nerve is a companion sequel of Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles. I really enjoyed this graphic novel focusing on Iko’s adventures. I do not really read graphic novels, so I do not know how the art compares to other novels. I do think it’s the perfect medium to tell Iko’s story, though, and I am excited to read the Volume 2. TLC fans will love new addition to the series!
Locked is a companion novella to the Famous in Love series. Famous in Love is about a girl who lands the leading role in the latest YA book adaption to hit Hollywood. Locked is that book. I appreciated the backstory this provided novella provided to the story. It was such a fun idea for the author to actually write the “book” that was being adapted on the big screen. However, there really wasn’t too much to the actual story.
Famous in Love, on the other hand, was so fun! I devoured this book (and the tv show). There’s just something about imagining what it would be like to be a famous actress that lures you into the story. Although this was an enjoyable read, the love triangle was a little too insta-lovey on both sides. Read my Book vs. TV Show comparison here!