BBAW: Feeding My Addictions
So I’m going to be honest here: I never fall for a book with one review or mention alone. This is, of course, not counting the times when Alea praises Lovestruck Summer, Going Too Far, The Season and Willow so much that she begins to sound like a broken record. You point and laugh, until you realize, “Oh, snap. She has a point,” and then vow never to question her taste.
But aside from extreme cases like that, I’m a hard nut to crack (emphasis on nut). I need a wave of overwhelming positive reviews all over the internetz before I can say to myself, “Hmm, okay Mya, time to stop thinking and rethinking this, and import those darned books.”
So I’m going to take this moment and thank ALL OF YOU – every single one – who reviewed the following two wonderful, fantastical books and made me opt for them. Because I wouldn’t have heard of them otherwise, and I’m so glad I did.
Perfect Chemistry – Simone Elkeles
Good girl, bad boy. White girl, latino boy. Rich girl, poor boy. Has there ever been such a perfect romance written especially for young adults? I can’t remember. A solid favorite all around, and with good reason!
If I Stay – Gayle Forman
This one still makes me feel philosophical enough to sit down and write pages and pages of thoughts and questions in my journal. Heck, it actually makes me write in the journal, period. Was there anyone who didn’t like this book?
Here’s a different question for the comments, though. I’m curious: has there ever been a book that was so hyped that you went out and got it, but then felt let down? Why?