Mini Reviews #3

This post is going to be more mini reviews for you, because I've been enjoying doing them so much recently. Hope you enjoy!


The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Publisher/Year: June 25th 2015 Macmillan Children's
Series: The Princess Diaries #1
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 3 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I'd been wanting to read this book for years and years, because it's a classic in YA, but I found myself to be quite disappointed with it. The book is quite old, and it just felt really dated, which I guess it can't help but because of that I couldn't really connect to the story or the characters. I also found most of the main characters to be quite childish, even though they're meant to be in high school. I don't think I'm going to continue with the series, sadly.

Hamilton High: Lying Out Loud: A companion novel to The DUFFLying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
Publisher/Year: July 2nd 2015 Hodder Children's
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I quite liked The DUFF when I read it, and I liked the film even more, so when I saw that this was available to request, I decided to go for it and I'm pleased that I did, even though it wasn't amazing. The strong friendship really made this book for me, and how that was really what the book was about when it came down to it, instead of the romance. Speaking of, the romance was interesting due to the unique circumstances, but sometimes I disagreed with some of the choices that Sonny made.


Forever
Forever by Judy Blume
Publisher/Year: May 29th 2014 Macmillan Children's
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 3 stars out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

This book is such a cult classic in the YA world that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to read it when I saw it up on NetGalley. However I think my expectations were just too high and I was quite disappointed. My main issue with this book was just how dated everything in the book was, and I do understand that it was written in the '70's, but sadly that just makes it not relevant today. I didn't really like any of the main characters and the story wasn't exciting; to be honest it was all quite boring.

Izzy

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