Ready for a throwback? I'm not! My early reviews are godawful. Not that my current reviews aren't, but my first ones are the worst. At least it shows I've made some progress, if only little. And I have way better taste in books now... Click the links on the titles to read the full review.
Tom is the kind of guy who lives in a happy little bubble---he never expects anything to go wrong. He has a great job, the perfect wife, and a nice home in a good neighborhood. But one night, Tom comes home to an empty house, the lights on and door unlocked. His wife is gone. She left her phone, her purse... Then a policeman shows up . . .
Jason Dessen may not have won the Pavia prize for achievements in physical science like his buddy Ryan did, but he's got a good life---a happy marriage, a teenage son, a teaching job at a local university. Sure, he wonders what his life would have been like if, instead of settling down, he'd continued his . . .
Anne and Marco Conti's life looks shiny from the outside---nice house, new baby, happy marriage. One night, Anne and Marco are invited next door for dinner, and when the babysitter cancels, Marco convinces Anne to leave baby Cora at home anyway. It's no big deal---the Contis' home share a wall with their neighbor's home, and they agree to . . .
What happens when you aren't the chosen ones? When you're not Harry Potter, or Katniss Everdeen, or Tris Prior? What happens when you're just one of the normal people, living your life while all the danger and excitement happens around you? This is a story about those kids. While the indie kids are busy defending the world from . . .
Tori Spring is a cynic---she hates school, people, and cliches. The only things she likes to do is blog, sleep, and watch films. She thinks there's nobody like her, and that nobody likes her in general. So when a boy named Michael Holden shows up at school and wants nothing more than to be her friend, Tori just can't comprehend why. At the same time . . .
Auburn doesn't expect a one-night gig working a stranger's art gallery to change her life forever---she just needs the money. She recently moved to Dallas---which she hates---and hardly knows anyone there apart from her dead boyfriend's family and her new roommate. She's surprised to find herself immediately drawn to this mysterious artist, like . . .
Ari dreams of leaving his small town and quitting his job at the family bakery. He wants to move to the big city with his friends and bandmates. But in order to do that, he needs to find a replacement for the bakery. So when he meets Hector, a guy who actually went to school for baking and loves it more than anything else, Ari believes Hector is . . .
Mr. Jones runs---in the loosest sense---Manor Farm. Too bad he's a drunk who mistreats his animals. One night, Jones gets so drunk he forgets to feed the animals that day, and is so hungover the next he neglects them again. This is the final straw. The animals start an uprising and overthrow Jones, running him off his . . .
November 9 is a day Fallon has dreaded for 2 years. It marks the anniversary of the terrible fire that scarred over 30% of her body, a day that took away her looks, her confidence, and her career. But this year, she meets someone that changes November 9 forever. She and Ben have an instant connection. And even though Fallon . . .