Review

Review: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma (2018)

Heat Factor: Kisses only

Character Chemistry: It is obviously destiny because they like the same kind of ice cream.

Plot: Winnie thought her ex was her destiny, but now she doesn’t. Shenanigans ensue. 

Overall: I was having a blast until supposedly responsible adults told this high schooler to put her college plans in jeopardy for a boy.

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Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston (2017)

Once Upon a Con, Book #1

Heat Factor: Extremely chaste

Character Chemistry: They’re so texty texty cute. In person…¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Plot: Cinderella + You’ve Got Mail + fandoms

Overall: I’m not sure the “Aww” outweighs my rage at nearly every single character’s behavior

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Review: Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye (2020)

Heat Factor: So pure. Like, shy first kisses pure.

Character Chemistry: Off the charts. 

Plot: Teen boy has no interest in dating, is dared by his peers to date anyone who asks. Other teen boy asks.

Overall: I am dying of the sweetness.

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Review: Hickville Crossroads by Mary Karlik (2020)

Hickville High, Book #4

Heat Factor: Innocent little high school kisses

Character Chemistry: This person looks into my eyes and I get all the tingles. I am not doing relationships right now. But the tingles…

Plot: Scottish actor embeds in rural Texas high school to understand his next role better, accidentally falls for local girl

Overall: It’s YA, so I shouldn’t, but I want to rant.

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Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi (2018)

Heat Factor: Kisses only

Character Chemistry: More believable as antagonists than as teenagers in love

Plot: Enemies to lovers plus coming of age plus gentrification

Overall: I felt like I was a million years old while reading this book

this is me
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