Monday, June 29, 2015

Recommend It? Super Mini Reviews (8)

I got this idea from Danielle at Love at First Page. I read a lot of books that I don't review so I thought I would give a super short review of some books and let you know whether I recommend them or not.

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre.  I really enjoyed this story about a girl with a dark past (it's one of those books in which her past is hinted at but not revealed for a long time) who has started over and leaves post-it notes on lockers of her classmates to make them feel better if they've had a bad day.  Then along comes Shane, who has such a sad and heartbreaking past.  Such a cute romance.  Some may think it's cheesy, but it made me smile.  If you're in the mood for a happy and uplifting romantic contemporary, read this one.  Recommend!
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway.  This book deserves all of the rave reviews it's been getting.  Adorable and at the same time, HEARTBREAKING.  I felt so bad for Oliver, who doesn't deserve what happened to him at all. I fell in love with this book, it has ALL THE FEELS!  Definitely recommend.
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi.  Sweet story about second chances, but I didn't necessarily think Matt deserved a second chance because I didn't get his story. And then it's not really dealt with in a satisfactory way, it doesn't go as deep as it should.  I really wanted to ship this romance, but I just didn't.  It's good and I liked it, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it.

Posted by:  Pam


  1. I am so glad I picked up Emmy and Oliver when it was available for review. Can't wait to read it!

  2. I feel very similarly! Loved Emmy & Oliver to pieces. The characters, the relationships, the romance. <3 And Queen of Bright and Shiny Things is a really sweet story! I did NOT like The Night We Said Yes, which makes me sad because it sounded amazing. :(

  3. Great mini reviews. I read and really enjoyed Emmy & Oliver, but all the rave reviews made my expectations far too high and so I didn't end up loving it as much as I thought I would. I did enjoy The Night We Said Yes too, even if it wasn't the greatest book.

  4. I definitely want to read The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things soon, even more so now that I read your review and know that she leaves uplifting post-it-notes on her classmates lockers - I love that. Though I'm hesitant now over The Night We Said Yes...

  5. I really want to read Emmy and Oliver! I've heard nothing but good things about it. It sounds so good. Glad you enjoyed it!