It’s Just Ann by Bel Watson

Title: It’s Just Ann

Author: Bel Watson

Published: March 1st, 2015

Genre: YA Contemporary

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary from Wattpad: 

“Let’s get the facts straight. I am no heroine and I will never bring pride to my family. I am what you could call a failure. My grades? Average. My social life? Average. Talents? Hmm… well, I think I have none. I’m not exceptional in any way and I know I’m a disappointment for my father. And in this day and age there’s no way I could just take my father’s place to save him from a horrible fate. There is a huge weight on my shoulders but I can’t carry it no matter how hard I try. I have no idea what I can do, I only know what I can’t do. Yet I still would try anything to make my father proud, even just once. Oh right, I forgot to tell you whom I was name after. Yes, I was named after Mulan, that bright heroine who saved China and brought pride to her family. Talk about big expectations. But Mulan doesn’t suit me, so it’s just Ann.”

Review:

I really loved this book I found the book on Wattpad and you can find it here. This book is a part of the “Aware Princess” series which started as a fan-fiction series about One Direction (I was/still am a big Directioner) but morphed into general fiction. This is one of my favorite books and I’m surprised it hasn’t been published yet. The plot is very interesting and dynamic and it explores friendships and familial relationships. It also explores the idea of stepping up in life to meet new challenges such a defeating the huns or taking over your father’s company. What really struck me about this book was how diverse this cast was which I really enjoyed. The author strove to create three-dimensional characters and also made these characters diverse without making them into clichés. The male leads in this were 110% swoon worthy. Can someone please get me a Charlie because he is a dreamboat? This book was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it also it’s very accessible on Wattpad.

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Have a wonderful week!

xoxo,

Madison ❤

 

 

 

All American Girl by Meg Cabot

19448Title: All American Girl

Author: Meg Cabot

Published: July 22, 2003

Genre: Young Adult Romance/Contemporary

Rating:3.8/5

Summary:

Sam is the complete opposite of her sister. While her sister loves shopping with her friends at the mall and cheerleading Sam loves art and walking her dog in the park with her best friend. Sam does not mind their differences and loves to have her life be nothing like her sister’s. But there is one problem. Sam is in love with her sister’s artistic and eccentric boyfriend who she believes should be with her. While dealing with these feelings Sam is also attending art classes as a punishment from her parents as solution to her pursuing her artistic interests in Dutch class. After ditching a class one day in protest Sam stops an assassin from murdering the President of the United States and her whole life turns upside down.

Review:

Happy Fourth of July!! I thought this book would be a great review to celebrate the holiday! I actually listened to the book as an audio book which I got in CD form from the library. Turns out I read the second book in this series years before I read the first one. I would totally recommend this book but I did find this book to be a little bit young for my age. The plot was another “woe is me I’m not popular and my family doesn’t understand me” stories. Which some people really enjoy and relate to but I moved on from that stage in my life after 8th grade. If you are a little older and this plot seemed as young to you as it seemed to me I would recommend reading the second book. The plot’s pretty easy to follow and I think its a good read for high schoolers like myself. But anything by Meg Cabot is always going to be a little saucy and a great read.

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xoxo,

Madison

Have a wonderful Fourth of July! I may start blogging again regularly but I’m not 100% sure. Also I’m going to college in the fall eeeek I’m so excited 😀

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Fabulously Fun Reads For Summer!!!

summer book recomendations

Hey Guys! It’s been awhile, sorry I haven’t posted for a couple months first I had a bunch of stuff going on with school and finals and then my laptop decided to be a poop and I had to go get it fixed. So, since summer officially started a couple days ago I decided to give you some fun recommendations for books to read during the summer. Most of these books will be YA romance or fantasy books. I love to live vicariously through YA characters during the summer, I mean who doesn’t want to pretend that they’re in a whirlwind romance or finding out that they have magical powers when they’re actually just sitting in their basement. Okay, guys I hope you like my book recommendations for summer! Remember to read some books outside while we have this nice weather I love reading a good book under a shady tree during the summer. 🙂


Beach Blondes by Katherine Aapplegate

So, I know the title sounds cheesy that’s what I thought when I picked it up from the library but it was so good. I loved it!  It was sweet and dramatic and I just finished the second book in the series last week. I found this book to be captivating and it made me feel like I was in Florida with the characters in the book having the best summer of my life right alongside them.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This book is super cute! I loved this book and it’s perfect for summer because it’s filled with cute British boys, fun French culture, and great friendships!


ThAngel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1) by James Patterson

This book is great it’s full of family, adventure, and epic dangers and mysteries. I loved the main character she was strong and caring and knew how to kick some butt it’s sure to be an exciting read for summer.


Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

I loved Born at Midnight and the whole Shadow Falls series! I love fantasy books like this and I loved how all the characters have some super cool powers. If this book was real I would totally want to be a witch and go to the Shadow Falls camp.

Summer camp + ❤ + fantasy = Shadow Falls


Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham (The Ghost Writer)

*WARNING THIS BOOK IS EXTREMELY CHEESY* Okay, this book is cheesy and I know that some of you don’t like cheesy YA romances but I love them. So, if you want an easy and lovely read this summer read Girl Online.


The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Okay, as you guys know I love Sarah Dessen’s books with a passion. And this book is great for the summer and it make will you feel all of the feels.


Frost- Jotun Chronicles #1 by Erin Latimer

Link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/990020-frost-jotun-chronicles-1

I read this book last summer and I loved it and guess what it’s on Wattpad so you can read this awesome book for free. This book is a beautifully written fantasy and you should definitely give it a try this summer!


Paper Towns by John Green

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFGiHm5WMLk

You’ve probably heard a ton about this book because it’s coming out as a movie soon but Paper Towns is my favorite book by John Green. It’s super cute and if you start soon you can read it before the movie comes out! 😀


The Winnie Years by Lauren Myracle

Okay, so I know I cheated because this is a series not a single book but I love this series! Lauren Myracle is one of my favorite authors and my friends and I read her books all throughout middle school. This series is about growing up and falling in love and these books are perfect for a fun relaxed summer.


I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

The setting for this book is a spy school for girls and frankly this book is fucking awesome. I love the strong female characters who fight for themselves and fall in love at the same time. Also, if you like this series read the Airhead series by Ally Carter too because that is also pretty fucking fabulous.


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

I’m pretty sure I don’t have to explain myself with this one just read it because it’s awesome. 🙂


Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

I loved the main character in this book and I liked how it talked about how people can get tangled up in their own lies. I thought it was pretty good but the Goodreads reviews weren’t all great so let me know what you think if you read it.


So, those are my recommendations for some sweet summer reads! If you’ve read any of them comment down below so we can chat about them together!

Here’s my summer playlist I hope you enjoy it!

XOXO,

❤ Madison ❤

“Come with me,’ Mom says.
To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.”
Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me