Category: 2017 Diverse Reading Challenge

From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

3 stars — Well, I ended this one feeling quite conflicted.  And as usual, I couldn’t resist going to Goodreads and reading through lower star reviews to see if I could help pinpoint my gripes.  *slaps hand*  What’s funny is that at least half of those people had the opposite gripe of me wrt to […]

The Locker Room by Amy Lane

The Locker Room by Amy Lane

ORIGINAL REVIEW: 5 stars — Well, at first I was thinking this review was going to be utterly pointless with just a bunch of gushing b/c I was so overwhelmed after I finished. But then I figured maybe I should sit down and actually figure out what specific things worked for me. B/C I don’t […]

Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross

Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross

4 stars — Earlier in the year I read book 1 in this series and really enjoyed it, despite it being very different from YAs I usually read.  And so I was excited to see another book set in the town of Juniper Falls.  And this one was similarly engaging and yet SOOOOO different!!  Honestly, […]

Winter Ball by Amy Lane

Winter Ball by Amy Lane

3.5 stars — I enjoyed this one, but to be truthful it just made me want to reread The Locker Room (which I did…review coming soon).  I liked both Skipper and Richie, but they did feel a bit young…but that could be just the nature of these two characters.  They did feel authentic though, that wasn’t […]

Dance with Me by Alexis Daria

Dance with Me by Alexis Daria

4 stars — Well this was a fun sequel!  I loved being back in the Dance Off world and finding out what was happening with Natasha, but the fun thing was that this was a completely different story to the first one!  It may have been set in the same world, but it wasn’t during […]

Love on the Tracks by Tamsen Parker

Love on the Tracks by Tamsen Parker

4.5 stars — Well this was a whole bowl full of awesome!  It was kind of tailor made for me.  I mean, I’m not sure how many people know this about me, but I am an Olympic FIEND.  It’s my favourite sport (and I realize it’s not a sport, just like rainbow isn’t a colour, […]

Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon

Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon

4.5 stars — Every time I start a new Amy Harmon novel, I’m always a bit worried.  Why?  Because her writing and her writing style tend to be a bit out of my wheelhouse, but I always end up loving her books anyways.  So I’m always worried that this one will be the one that […]

Falling From The Sky by Nikki Godwin

Falling From The Sky by Nikki Godwin

Blurb: All stability in sixteen-year-old Ridge McCoy’s life crashed and burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who […]

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

Blurb: SOMETIMES, THERE ARE NO WORDS… The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom – until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak. Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, […]

Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke

Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke

Blurb: Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe… Gen Richards is tired of living down to her family’s expectation of the helpless blind girl. Resurrecting her high-school bucket list that begins with “kiss a total stranger” seems just the thing until she finds herself in a panty-melting lip lock with her big brother’s best […]