Wrapping Up May’19

I know. I know. We’re halfway through June and I’m wrapping up May? I must be crazy!

Well, it’s all because the first half of June has been hectic for me. Eid holidays were followed up by last minute thesis work. It’s been crazy! And as a result I’ve been MIA and a lazy blogger, except for my scheduled posts. Thankfully, things are quieting down once again. I’m getting back my reading and blogging groove. So forgive me for summarizing my May activities so late!

May Reads :

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ARCs :


Prom-Wrecked ★★★☆☆
Love from A to Z ★★★★★
First Girl Child ★★★★★
The Seduction Expert ★★☆☆☆
It’s Not You, It’s Him ★★★★☆
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler ★★★★☆
The Second Chance Supper Club  ★★☆☆☆
Summer At Firefly Beach ★★★☆☆

Non- ARCs :


The Bride Test ★★★★★
The Unhoneymooners ★★★★☆
Dancing on Coals ★★★★★
If I’m Being Honest ★★★☆☆
Starfish ★★★★★
The Place on Dalhousie ★★★★★
A Curious Beginning ★★★★☆
A Perilous Undertaking ★★★★★
A treacherous Curse ★★★★☆
A dangerous Collaboration★★★★★

 

Non – Review Posts

Top Ten Tuesday :
Books I enjoyed More on a Reread
Books whose screen adaptations I’d be terrified to watch
Favorite Books Released in the Last 10 Years

Tags :
Two Truths & A Lie # 2


That wasn’t too bad. As you can see, I used May to mostly catch up with my ARCs. I think I’ll be doing a lot of that in the rest of this month too. Anyhow, happy reading!

 

ARC REVIEW : PROM – WRECKED

Their prom night ended in a jail cell with forty of their closest friends. But that’s hardly the worst thing that happened to them…

When the principal announces prom is canceled this year, senior Riley Hart is determined to save it. Armed with little more than her own enthusiasm, she ends up working closely with Owen Locklear, who is more than completely off-limits. Because he’s the boyfriend of her ex-BFF, Catherine Reed. Still, Owen knows Riley better than almost anyone, and his charming ideas for turning the prom upside-down and backward win Riley over.

Then they lose their deposit. Twice. And book a band full of octogenarians. And don’t even get her started on the act of God that takes down their venue…

Riley will have an unforgettable teenage experience, damn it, if it’s the last thing she does…


review

I requested for this ARC hoping for a light and easy read. I wasn’t disappointed. But this wasn’t one of those ARCs that exceed your expectations or blow your mind even. It was just alright.

The plot is pretty straight forward. After senior prom gets canceled due to funding problems, Riley decides to take matters into her own hands, with help from her friends to organize prom.

I don’t really have much to say about this book.

Things I liked – Alternate POVs of the former best friends Riley and Catherine. I don’t remember the last time I read a book with only POVs from two girls and not their love interests. Although I could not relate to it, I liked that there was a lot of details about the high school life here. This isn’t a book where high school is just used as a background with the characters acting as adults. No. The high school is at the forefront here. And the characters here are teenagers with all their angst, insecurities and self-importance.

Things I didn’t like – One thing about this book being so high school centric was that it relied more on the shenanigans for the story to proceed. So, it wasn’t focused on characters like I want my high school reads to be. I wanted more character evolution. The romance wasn’t well-developed. The sense of humor also didn’t appeal to me very much.

If you’re in a mood for a quick and light read, this could be the book for you.


review

★★★☆☆