Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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TITLE: Anna and the French Kiss

AUTHOR: Stephanie Perkins

PUBLISHER: Speak

NO. OF PAGES: 372

GENRE: YA Romance, YA Contemporary

DATE READ: July 2014

SYNOPSIS: *my own*

Anna Oliphant was shipped by her parents to move to Paris and pursue the rest of her high school education there. With zero French words in her vocabulary and a growing sense of homesickness, Anna senses that she definitely won’t enjoy her school year. Sooner than Anna would have thought, she befriends a girl named Meredith and soon becomes part of her group. She meets school dreamboy extraordinaire Étienne St. Clair. Slowly but surely, Anna becomes attracted and attached to the French boy. The problem? Étienne is taken and Anna just might have someone waiting for her back home.

REXY’S RATING:4 stars

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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TITLE: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before AUTHOR: Jenny Han PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster NO. OF PAGES: 368 GENRE: YA Romance, YA Contemporary DATE READ: 2014 SYNOPSIS: *my own* Lara Jean, a half-Korean girl with two sisters and a non-existent love life, writes love letters to all the boys who have touched her heart for one reason or another. Everything is as it should be in her world until her elder sister leaves for Scotland and breaks up with her longtime boyfriend whom Lara Jean has secretly admired for a long while too. The five secret love letters she has written sits prettily in her hatbox until one day she finds them gone and sent to the five boys, one of whom is her sister’s ex-boyfriend. Soon Lara Jean finds herself in a fake whirlwind romance with another boy she sent a letter to in order to save face. Soon, the lines between reality and deception is as blurred as a dried up pen’s ink. REXY’S RATING: 4 stars Continue reading

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6 Idioms and Judging a Book by its Cover

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imagesAs bookworms, we all know the popular saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” We probably stated it one way or another through all the years we’ve read book after book. We say it like a mantra every time we check out a book which we secretly think has a hideous cover but is blessed with great reviews and an intriguing blurb.  We say it whenever someone criticizes the face of a book we love.

Sometime last night, I decided to make a list about this popular saying, hand in hand with six familiar idioms about appearances that I found fitting.  Hmm. That rhymes. Haha. Let’s start the countdown! 🙂

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Whiter than Snow by Matthew Eldridge

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TITLE: Whiter than Snow

AUTHOR: Matthew Eldridge

PUBLISHER: Matthew Eldridge (indie novel)

GENRE: Romance, Fiction, History, Religion, Suspense, Fairytale Retelling

NO. OF PAGES: 346

DATE READ: January 2015

SYNOPSIS: ‘Whiter than Snow’ is an indie novel released in the 30th of October last year. It is a retelling of the classic Snow White fairytale. Set in the 1550’s, this novel is based on the life story of Margarete von Waldeck and two prominent figures in the religious movements of the period- Prince Philip of Spain and Mary, Queen of England. Just like a fairytale, it has the elements of romance and the supernatural with a hint of religion.

To get your own copy of ‘Whiter than Snow’, visit Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com

REXY’S RATING: 3 stars

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Grandma’s Poetry Book by Di Castle

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TITLE: Grandma’s Poetry Book

AUTHOR: Di Castle

ILLUSTRATOR: Denise A. Horn

PUBLISHER: Troubadour Publishing Ltd

DATE READ: January 13, 2015

SYNOPSIS: *my own*

A collection of poems and illustrations about a grandmother’s life from the moment she finds out she’s a new grandma to the moment she realizes all her once little grandchildren are now grown.

REXY’S RATING: 5 stars

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Love and Misadventure by Lang Leav

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TITLE: Love and Misadventure

AUTHOR: Lang Leav

PUBLISHER: Andrews Mcmeel Publishing

NO. OF PAGES: 176

GENRE: Poetry, Romance

DATE READ: January 2015

SYNOPSIS: *my own*

A collection of poems, short stories and illustrations from multi-awarded poet, writer and illustrator Lang Leav

REXY’S RATING: 5 stars

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