Category: Book Reviews

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Posted 17 April, 2017 by Amy in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Jenn Bennett’s Alex, Approximately left me longing for a California summer. (Hawaii is great, but it doesn’t have the boardwalks like California or the one featured in Alex, Approximately.) It’s the perfect feel good summery read with the most endearing characters. I fell in love with Bailey Rydell and Porter Roth from the very beginning and absolutely enjoyed watching their relationship blossom as they came out of their shells. In Alex, Approximately, Bailey and Porter met online, chatting about classic films. Despite living on opposite coasts, they have a budding relationship that seems like it could be something more than just friendship. Fleeing her mother and step-father, Bailey moves in with her father who happens to live in the same small California town as Porter. You’d think this would be their chance to meet, but Bailey refrains from telling Porter she’s in town. (She likes to think of herself as an evader.) Plus Bailey […]

Review: To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough

Posted 6 February, 2017 by Amy in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

I was originally drawn to To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough because of its premise. It sounded like an interesting plot that will feature forensic science because of her “forensic hobby.” If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably already know that I’m a fan of YA mystery/thrillers. I also can’t resist a book that features forensic science. So basically, To Catch a Killer was made for me! Haha! It did not disappoint. I’m not going to lie. To Catch a Killer did give me a bit of anxiety. As a forensic scientist, I know the importance of the chain of custody. The fact that Erin, the main character, was withholding evidence made be cringe. But I get liberties must be taken for the sake of fiction, and To Catch a Killer is not exactly real life. It does, however, have a great plot and provide a lot of cool forensic experiments. I […]

Review: Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr

Posted 4 February, 2017 by Amy in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD! 🙂 Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr was a quick, light-hearted read, which was apparently just what I needed to get out of my terrible reading funk. Blogger Girl was a joy to read and absolutely reminded me why I love to read, blog, and be a part of this community of book lovers. Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr is about Kim, a communications degree holder, legal secretary, and successful chick lit blogger nearing her 10-year high school reunion. In preparing for her reunion, she tries to catch the eye of one of the attorneys and chews on the fact that her high school arch nemesis is about to publish a new chick lit novel that was just pitched to her for review. From the first page of Blogger Girl, I felt a connection with the main character. Perhaps it was […]