Reviews by Tag: romance

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen
5
Rated by
Elyea S.
Jan 25, 2022

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five daughters and Mrs. Bennet is desperate to get them all married so they won’t have to live on the streets after their father dies. A new family, the Bingleys, have moved to town. Mr. Bingley is a handsome man who takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane. With Mr. Bingley, comes his closest friend, Mr. Darcy. A man who is insufferable and indignant to most. Elizabeth Bennet dislikes him the minute she meets him, over hearing the ignorant words he says. Mr. Darcy appears to not like Elizabeth, as well.

Teen Review
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

It Ends With Us

By Colleen Hoover
5
Rated by
Mandy G.
Jan 5, 2022

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover is a romantic fiction novel that is extremely realistic. The book is told through the perspective of Lily who is a woman that moved to Boston and is ready to start her own flower shop. As she lives in the aftermath of her father’s death, Ryle Kincaid enters her life. Ryle is a handsome neurosurgeon who works long hours and is against romantic relationships. However, Lily may just be the exception to his aversion. Their relationship becomes complicated when Atlas Corrigan shows up.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens
3
Rated by
Mandy G.
Jan 5, 2022

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a realistic fiction novel. The book follows the character Kya as she navigates growing up alone and apart from the rest of society. The novel details her journey and her constant growth of knowledge through the highs and lows of friendships, romantic relationships, work, etc. She lives in an area called “the Marsh” and enjoys her lifestyle being one with the wilderness.

Teen Review
Where Secrets Lie by Eva V. Gibson

Where Secrets Lie

By Eva V. Gibson
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

Amy Larsen traditionally spends her summers with her best friend Teddy and her cousin Ben in River Run, located in Kentucky. As tension brews between Teddy and Amy, they are suddenly met with a tragic situation. Teddy’s sister has suddenly disappeared, now all three must depend on each other to solve the case; and save Teddy’s sister.

Teen Review
Four people stand at opposing corners of the book cover staring inward.

If We Were Us

By K.L. Walther
4
Rated by
Mallory G.
Mar 16, 2021

The gay love story was by far the most compelling. I would say that most of the novel circulates on the trials and tribulations of Charlie coming to terms with who he is and wanting to be in a relationship with a boy.

I signed up for a love story, and I was handed just that. It's everything I wanted without lots of annoying stuff to get in the way. When reading the back cover, this is what I hoped for, and it's exactly what I was given,

Teen Review
Abstract moody clouds surround a distant city skyline.

The Sound of Stars

By Alechia Dow
5
Rated by
Alex O.
Mar 14, 2021

I was so into this book I wanted more after I finished it. All of the plot twists and thickenings kept me intrigued and enveloped thought the novel. I really love all of the character development in the book as well, it added so much more depth than I realized looking back.

Teen Review
Book Cover: Last Pick: Born to Run: Comic book style illustrated cover with a girl running towards. She is in a blue space suit and has asymmetrical blue hair.

Born to Run

By Jason Walz
5
Rated by
Eva B.
Mar 4, 2021

        I didn't read the first book, but Last Pick: Born to Run was gripping and beautiful. It checked all of my boxes: murderous aliens (and more importantly, a not-so-murderous one), people banding together to find hope in the dark times, empathy, and, well, two friends falling in love. I was disappointed that it ended.

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