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Reviews by Tag: romance

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1565271036
Tamsyn Murray
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, Aug 13, 2018

Jonny has been waiting for years to receive a heart. But when finally a donor is a found, but for Jonny's life to start, someone's has to end. That someone is Neve's brother Leo. While he was alive, Neve wanted nothing more than to be rid of him, but after his tragic crash, she has no idea how to move on. But then Jonny walks into her life looking for answers, with her brother's heart in his chest, everything starts to change.

This book was very well written, but the romance was terrible. It was cringe-worthy, just so predictable and annoying. The thing is, I enjoyed the concept but...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1449501036_two_summers
Aimee Friedman
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Jun 8, 2018

When Summer makes a split second decision before boarding a plane, her summer divides into 2 parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she has dreamed of going ever since her father left her to move there. In the other, she stays home in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue. In both summers, she is destined to fall in love, and discover new sides to herself. But what might break her though, is a terrible family secret that she can’t hide from. But in the end, it might be the truth she needs the most.

This was cute! I would have liked more...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1150622036_there_is_no_dog
Meg Rosoff
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

What if God were a teenage boy?

In the beginning, Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and the creatures of the sea, and twenty-five million other species (including lots of cute girls). But mostly he prefers eating junk food and leaving his dirty clothes in a heap at the side of his bed.

Every time he falls in love, Earth erupts in natural disasters, and it's usually Bob's beleaguered assistant, Mr. B., who is left cleaning up the mess. So humankind is going to be very sorry indeed that Bob ever ran into a beautiful, completely irresistible girl...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1401948036_everything,_everything
Nicola Yoon
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Jun 19, 2017

Madeline has a rare disease that basically makes her allergic to the world. She never leaves the house and the only people she sees are her mom and her nurse. But then one day, a neighbor boy moves in next door. Olly shows her what life is all about on the outside and she begins to fall in love with him, even though she knows she shouldn’t. Will they ever be able to make it work?

Really impressed with this one! Cute romance, funny dialog, and the illustrations made this even more fun and unique. I also thought this book did a fantastic job at balancing the lightheartedness with the...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1419230036_knife_edge
Andy Lane
Reviewer's Rating: 
2
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Sherlock Holmes is known for his keen intellect and astute powers of observation -- in this YA spinoff, Andrew Lane explores the adventures of Sherlock's youth and how he came to be the detective we all know and love.

When I first picked up Knife Edge, I was simultaneously unimpressed by the cliché cover design and excited by the fact that the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate had actually endorsed this particular book series. I soon discovered that a group of adults' opinion of a YA novel is not always the most accurate indicator of a teenager's liking.

There were many aspects...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1109190036_daughter_of_smoke_and_bone
Laini Taylor
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Mar 24, 2017

Karou is a mysterious girl who fills her sketchbooks with monsters and frequently disappears on vague “errands.” She speaks many languages, including several that are not human, and her hair naturally grows out of her head as bright blue. When she meets Akiva, a star-crossed love is born that unveils secrets of a dark and violent past. Will Karou live to regret discovering the shocking truth about herself?

The writing was mysterious and lovely and I really enjoyed this! Because of how mysterious it is, I'm really glad that I went into it knowing nothing. I was sufficiently confused...

Teen Review
Gayle Forman
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, Jun 27, 2016

On one February morning, Mia goes out for a drive with her family and everything changes. Her parents are dead and she is in a coma. She must make a choice whether to stay in the land of the living or give up. But what is the point of being alive if there is nothing to live for?

There is a kind of book that will touch your heart, or awaken a lingering memory or a potential fear that will haunt your mind so that even long after you’ve fallen asleep, your unconscious self is still wading through the details. Your dreams will be fitful and when you finally awaken, you will find...

Teen Review
Sophie Jordan
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Luna is the kingdom’s lost princess, her survival depends on the world believing she is dead. Her parents were murdered seventeen years ago by a greedy chancellor so he could steal the throne during the chaos of an eclipse that cloaked the kingdom in permanent darkness. But she wants more, and when she meets a mysterious archer, she is drawn to him despite the terrible risk. When her tower is attacked by knights of the chancellor, they escape together. But this world of darkness is more dangerous than she ever realized.

I loved the relationship between Luna and Fowler. They're both...