More than maybe review

“I would only ever want the best for you because that’s what love is. Love is the lyrics to someone else’s melody.”

Oy! Somebody mop me up because I am in a PUDDLE…on the floor… at my feet. Erin Hahn. I really like you🥰. Your story-telling mind is bloody brilliant👏🏼. I am grossly in love with this book and these characters. 🥰

Eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and is like nope. 🙅🏼‍♀️ Hard pass. His shyness is crippling some days. However, readers will fall in love with the British cupcake that is Luke 😍 Greenly. He makes my heart flip-flop in my chest. This boy. Gah! Back to cool and calm and not at all flustered by Luke. He prefers to stay behind the scenes, composing music, and co-hosting his podcast (The Grass Is Greenly) with his twin brother, Cullen. Double the disgustingly alluring British accent. He also has a pretty big secret. He has a major (like deep-seated, years-long feelings) unrequited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell. 👩🏼‍💻

Vada’s one of those girls that has a five-year plan (Loud Lizard dive bar, Behind the Music blog, Liberty Live concert series, prestigious music journalism program, Rolling Stone internship) and Luke Greenly is definitely not making the cut. Buuuut he could be part of the plan. Right? 😉 He’s v charming and he understands her music nerdiness. The duo make each other feel off-balanced and slightly mad (British mad). To top it off, Cullen releases a bootleg recording of Luke singing about a mystery girl. Who cares that Vada wants it to be about her? Will Luke and Vada give love a shot?

Me with this book.

More Than Maybe is an exceptionally FUN, YA novel that will make you want to dance💃 (see: Sheppard “Geronimo”) and will totally leave your eyeballs teary, watering from sweetness 🥺 (see: Vance Joy “I’m with You”). Some of my fave heart-squeezing scenes: Pinball Pete’s x “99 Luftballoons”, the old-fashioned dance gesture x “What It Is”, all the characters contained in one space x “Just Like Heaven”, grand-gesture magic x “Break for You” (I need this song to be real). Hahn’s characters (Vada, Luke, Cullen, Zack, and Meg) are so dang likable… I’m sunk! The OTP are extremely swoon worthy (insert moony eyes). I adore how the duo text each other songs, revealing tiny pieces of themselves. If you are a music enthusiast, you HAVE to read More Than Maybe. Get your Spotify or YouTube app open. GO! Ps. Friendly advice…take two Mortin for your inevitable book hangover.

Shout out to MTV’s Teen Wolf.

‘Kiss, Marry, Kill’…Scott, Derek, and Stiles. Shoot (finger gun). Kiss Derek, marry Stiles, kill Scott. I know, I know- no respect for the True Alpha. (#whataboutIsaac).

“Kiss me if I’m wrong, but dinosaurs still exist, right?”

🎶 YouTube: Foo Fighters “Everlong” 🎶

I hate you, fuller James review

“When things get tough, you have two options. Pass the buck or stand up to the plate and go to bat for the person you love.”

Oh, you’re interested in more adorable and cute and fun YA romances? Said no one. Me…

Fuller freaking James, captain of the basketball team and idiot responsible for Wren Carter’s hideous nickname, “Wrentainer”. The king of Magnolia High. Ugh, he looks like he just stepped off the pages of an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog. Fuller James makes Wren’s blood boil! Well, he’s failing AP Lit and will be benched if he can’t pull his grade up. Wren is asked (read: forced) to tutor Fuller AND keep it a secret in order to protect the team’s morale. To make matters worse, Fuller digs himself into a deep(er) hole by making a bet with his friends. But with all the time the duo spend together, Wren realizes there’s so much more to Fuller than his jerkwad cocky attitude. I think I’m starting to like Fuller too 🥰! They’re two completely different people, with a tragic commonality. Back to the bet…a stupid bet that could only end one way-badly🙈. Enter grand sweeping gesture moment!

That scene was my favorite! Swoon! Lots of cheesin’ 😆 (top row teeth smiling) and LOL moments 🤣! Wren can SCHOOL Fuller in all things basketball 🏀. Swish! Their bond over b-ball was 👏🏼🥰👌🏼. I Hate You, Fuller James is a charming YA enemies-to-lover romance! Seeing if I can get my hands on some Nerds so I can settle down and binge Princess Bride and Say Anything.

🎶 song: In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel 🎶

i killed zoe spanos review

“I have a secret. It’s not dirty or little or some cutesy catchphrase. It’s caustic, noxious, burning me from the inside. I killed Zoe.”

🎶. Plays Pink Panther theme. 🎶

Anna Cicconi arrives to Herron Mills, the Hamptons…. no, not a bougie vacay… she travels to the small village for fresh start. To turn a new leaf. She wants to escape the reckless girl she used to be. Anna takes on a summer job as a nanny to a precocious and charming 8 year-old-girl. What she finds is a community on edge after the January (NYE) disappearance of beloved, Zoe Spanos. Mental math: that’s SIX 🖐🏼☝🏼 months ago. Anna bears an freaky resemblance to Zoe. It can’t be a coincidence- this job, her mysteriously missing doppelganger. Cue creeped-out 🙈😬 vibes. Anna’s fate and Zoe’s fate have oddly intertwined. With a chilly finger of curiosity tinged with fear, Anna goes all Nancy Drew 🕵🏼‍♀️ on the town, starting by listening to Martina Green’s Missing Zoe podcast. Undeniably weird things keep happening to her and she becomes convinced that she is seriously connected to Zoe. Anna concedes to the Herron Mills PD and is charged with second-degree manslaughter. Martina, the 🧐 sleuth, has determined that there are lot’s of things that don’t add up about Anna’s confession. Her gut says that Anna is lying🤨. Okay…Who has an alabi? Who has motive? Anyone with villainous capabilities? The need to know who killed Zoe Spanos burns inside, intense and center-of-the-sun ☀️ HOT. Can you crack this unsolved mystery? Justice for Zoe✊🏼! I Killed Zoe Spanos is a CAPS LEVEL MUST READ! Addictive! Fun and twisty! Perfect for fans of Karen M. McManus and Holly Jackson.

🎶 song: Fly Like an Eagle by CASS 🎶

endless summer review

“He tied the skull and crossbones around my neck… Turning back to him, I murmured, ‘you’re giving me a piece of you.’ … He closed his eyes and said in a rush, ‘I’m in love with you.’”

Hidden GEM alert! This is a twofer…Two books in one: The Boys Next Door (FAVE-squeal) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️& Endless Summer⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Hello, cute neighbor boys! Vader brothers! Team Sean 🥰 or Team Adam 🥰? Lori is one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls. She’s been obsessed with Sean since forever. So she plans on making Sean jealous by fake dating his younger brother Adam. Insert love triangle. There are SO many cute and fun moments: wakeboarding at the lake, piggy back rides, secret handshakes, learning how to drive a truck, and sharing a soda and cheese fries. TBND was an adorable young adult summer read! Ps. Endless Summer picks up right where TBND ends and it’s way too spoiler-y for a review. There’s no more love triangle! Just prepare your heart for a roller coaster ride with some precious moments in between the mess. And remember this is a young adult novel 😜