Hardly Obsessed

A totally unoriginal blog about anything and everything

Book 59: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

Book: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Source: borrowed from library
Goal Progress: 59/100 books , 13/12 books I already own
Rating: 2.5/5

Not bad per se, but I basically skim read the whole book so obviously not great either. I can’t place what I didn’t really like about it, I think there was just too much pondering about life from Elyse.  The whole Trinidad/Tobago stuff felt a little forced. But I did really enjoy the moments between her and Christian and Sebastian.

Book 58: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Book: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Source: borrowed from library
Goal Progress: 58/100 books , 13/12 books I already own
Rating: 4/5

Cuuuute! Started off a little slowly but then I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. :)

Books 55, 56, 57: East Park 1, 2 and 3

Book: Exposed, Dark Frame, Aberration by Iris Blaire
Source: bought ebook (biiig mistake)
Goal Progress: 55, 56, 57/52 books , 13/12 books I already own
Rating: 3/5, 2/5, 1/5

Well this just kept getting worse and worse. I really enjoyed the 1st book in this trilogy, it was fun and flirty and sexy and pretty well written. And it all went downhill after that. The Evan/Dallas issues were dumb. The house was kind of a fun idea. But the drama with Britain’s job was pretty dumb, too. And the third one just felt so forced. I basically skim read the whole third book and still found a ton of grammatical/spelling issues that I’m usually able to overlook. I’m glad that torture is over!

Book 54: Emmy & Oliver

Book: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Source: borrowed from library
Goal Progress: 54/52 books , 12/12 books I already own
Rating: 3.5/5

Maybe I’m just in a YA funk. I really wanted to love this book, and it was good, but I just wanted it to be a little bit deeper. I wasn’t drawn into it like I was expecting to be. I got a little emotional towards the end but I wanted to feel something more leading up to that point, too. More cute than anything.

Book 53: Lying Out Loud

Book: Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
Source: borrowed from library
Goal Progress: 53/52 books , 12/12 books I already own
Rating: 2.5/5

I don’t know about this one. I can’t even really put into words how I feel about so I won’t even bother. But I might be the only person who doesn’t enjoy book cameos.

Tag: Mediocre YA

Book 52: The Fill-In Boyfriend

Book: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Source: borrowed from library
Goal Progress: 52/52 books , 12/12 books I already own
Rating: 2.5/5

I was pretty underwhelmed by this book. It felt like it was written just for a young audience and it lacked any depth to make me really care about it. I didn’t really understand what the deal was with her and her friends and Jules trying to come between them. But I did like how that story line didn’t end with an everything-is-ok bow on top of it. It was like a less good The Art of Lainey – complete with quirky, yet adorable, younger sister.

 

Book 51: Something Like Normal

Book: Something Like Normal
Source: borrowed ebook
Goal Progress: 51/52 books , 12/12 books I already own
Rating: 3/5

This is a hard one. I did, overall, enjoy the book. But I have a hard time believing the Travis’ voice, it read as being very feminine. It feels like a well researched book and I think it’s refreshing to find a NA novel that’s a little bit more “real” than the typical YA/NA romance without all the annoying melodrama.

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