Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thoughts On: Chloe by Design

Billed for fans of Project Runway, that is exactly what Chloe by Design: Making the Cut is. Margaret Gurevich has recreated the show for the teen audience and put it in book format. Fluffy and fun to read, it probably will have a niche audience. But, Brooke Hagel's illustrations--drawing sketches and watercolors and beyond beautiful. They were my favorite part of the book!

*** ARC provided by publisher at BEA.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel

I was super excited to hear about Sara Farizan's first book If You Could Be Mine and was so happy when I learned about her new book Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel.

It does not disappoint. Keep writing Sara Farizan!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thoughts On: Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Annie has decided to run a marathon in honor of her boyfriend who died before he got the chance. She is not a runner. Has never been one, but she is determined and she has a good coach.

Starting months after Kyle passes away, after they had broken up, Annie is still stuck in her grief and trying to pull her life back together. But rather than dwell on her sorrows, Kenneally, addresses them, deals with Annie's emotions well and then tells a story of triumph, recovery and new beginnings.

Not quite fluffy, but an engrossing chick-lit book none the same, I can see why Kenneally has become popular so quickly. Breathe, Annie, Breathe is already on the shelves at my library.

Oh, and the running coach's adrenaline junkie brother makes for a great romance.

***ARC provided by publisher.