Book Birthdays

Happiest Book Birthdays to these amazing stories and all the other awesome books released today!!!

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

by Maurene Goo

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4.5 ★ – A Fun and Cutesy Read
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux May 30, 2017
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: Hardcover 336
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An endearing and hilarious story about a girl who’s on top of everything… well almost everything. Desi Lee has never had a boyfriend and always ends up in humiliating situations whenever she flirts with her crushes. Always the romantic disaster and a “flailure” – a term her best friends created to tease her, Desi has finally had enough. Her solution? Use K-dramas as her ultimate guide to win the heart of the super gorgeous Luca Drakos. But nothing ever goes the way you expect when it comes to falling in love… specially if you’re using a formula that only works in television. Full Synopsis on Goodreads

I was really lucky to get a signed ARC copy at a book festival (Yallwest). I was in line for Maurene Goo’s signing and I actually got the last book!! (Woohoo) Maurene is such a sweetheart and remembered me from Instagram! I was totally fangirling.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love is so adorable and fun. I smiled A LOT, had many LOL moments, and even some tears…My heart was so full of happy and I could not stop reading. I even stayed up late and probably looked like a zombie the next day at work, but so totally worth it. An easy read with great characters, swoon worthy moments, and awesome father-daughter relationship. This is most definitely my kind of YA romcom.

When Dimple Met Rishi

by Sandhya Menon

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5 ★ – Irresistibly Adorkable
Published by Simon Pulse May 30, 2017
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: Hardcover 380
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A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. Full Synopsis on Goodreads

So I’m more than halfway done and I’m seriously in love with Dimple and Rishi. They are so adorable together and my new favorite OTP. I’m giving this 5 stars already because it’s honestly that GOOD!

Full Review to come.

About Last Summer

by Patricia B. Tighe

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4.5 ★ – Pretty Darn Cute 
Published by Swoon Romance May 30, 2017
Genre(s): YA, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: Kindle Edition 342
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A sweet romance with a lot of heart and humor. If you’re a fan of lighthearted YA contemporary romance, then you’ll definitely enjoy this story. Full Synopsis on Goodreads

Eliza and Her Monsters

by Francesca Zappia

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Published by HaperCollins May 30, 2017
Genre(s): YA, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: Hardcover 400
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Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble. Full Synopsis on Goodreads.

I’m so happy that I received a signed hardcover from my May Owlcrate book subscription. I’ve been hearing so many great things about this book and the synopsis sounds like it’s such a cute/fun read. Definitely adding this to my summer TBR!

Sincerely Karen Jo