Author: Cristina (Girl in the Pages)

Made for You by Melissa Marr | This is How You Put the Thrill in Thriller

Posted September 25, 2017 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Made for You by Melissa Marr | This is How You Put the Thrill in Thriller

I’ve been really let down with thrillers lately. The Girl on the Train almost bored me to tears, and I felt like I kept waiting for the “thrill” to kick in with Dangerous Boys. I LOVE reading thrillers, especially in the fall, so I’ve been on the hunt for a quality thriller to kick off my fall reading. I thankfully found it in a book that’s been hanging out unread on my shelves for a while now, Made for You by Melissa Marr. I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical going in, because the only thing I had read by […]


When Chemistry is Actually Convincing | Everything, Everything Movie Review

Posted September 20, 2017 in Film Reviews / 2 Comments
When Chemistry is Actually Convincing | Everything, Everything Movie Review

I am fully aware that I am late to the party here, but I recently just saw the Everything, Everything movie and man was I impressed. Honestly, when it comes to YA movie adaptations it can really be hit or miss, so my expectations heading in are generally low. So when Max and I settled in at home to watch our rented DVD (I know, it’s shocking we still rent DVDs, I thank the RedBox movie rental kiosks at Safeway) we were surprised to find that this movie was really well done, full of just the right amount of quirky […]


Pre Order Priorities [4]: Fall 2017 Edition

Posted September 18, 2017 in Features, Pre-Order Priorities / 17 Comments
Pre Order Priorities [4]: Fall 2017 Edition

Pre-Order Priorities is a feature that highlights all of the books that I’ve recently pre-ordered and am anxiously awaiting to arrive at my door! September is finally here and despite the 113 F degree weather, I’m just as anxious for the fall season as any yoga-pants-ugg-wearing-pumpkin-candle-burning basic blogger. Some of the BEST books are coming out over the course of the next few months, and here are some that I’ve already pre-ordered! Release Date: September 26th, 2017 Max and I only received samplers of this at YallWest, so we’re eager to get our hands on a full copy, especially in […]


Falling Into Fantasy

Posted September 13, 2017 in Features / 15 Comments
Falling Into Fantasy

I have the bad habit of buying fantasy books and taking ages to get around to actually reading them. I think this is due to my recent commitment-phobia when it comes to longer books, coupled with the exhaustion with “keeping up” with how many books other bloggers are reading. It’s a real shame too, since fantasy used to be one of my all time favorite genres. I’ve made huge strides on my reading goal this summer thanks to rereading some old series, and coupled with the changing seasons, I think I’ll be more motivated come fall to dive into some […]


The Nostalgia Project: The A List | Wrap Up

Posted September 11, 2017 in Features / 4 Comments
The Nostalgia Project: The A List | Wrap Up

I’m teaming up with Lauren from Bookmark Lit to reread the A-List series as part of her Nostalgia Project Feature. Check out my intro post here! I thoroughly enjoyed rereading the A-List this summer! It was SUCH a throwback, but in a good way. I was actually surprised by how much I remembered of the overall plot of the books (especially the characters), however I forgot how descriptive Zoey Dean’s writing is, from the scenery to the clothing to the delicious meals the A-List gang indulges in. Seriously, this book series is the one that made me FEEL the most […]


The Nostalgia Project: The A-List | Review Round Up

Posted September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
The Nostalgia Project: The A-List | Review Round Up

I’m teaming up with Lauren from Bookmark Lit to reread the A-List series as part of her Nostalgia Project Feature. Check out my intro post here! Because there are so many books in the series (10!) Lauren and I will be doing mini review round ups for each book. Beware, major spoilers ahead! Book 1 | The A-List This book was pretty much everything I remembered- good girl, East Coast, WASPy Anna moves to LA in some sort of quarter life crisis, needing to “find” herself and let loose since her BFF is now dating her forever crush (not that […]


The Nostalgia Project: The A-List | Intro & Goals

Posted September 4, 2017 in Uncategorized / 15 Comments
The Nostalgia Project: The A-List | Intro & Goals

My blogging twin Lauren over at Bookmark Lit has a wonderful feature called The Nostalgia Project, where she rereads past favorites and talks about how she views them now vs. when she originally read them and recaps her rereading experience of certain books as an adult. When I was recently unpacking my books into my new bookshelves and tweeted that I would love to do a re-read of my A-List novels, Lauren was 100% on board to revisit our high school reading days and suggested her Nostalgia Project Feature as the perfect way to showcase our reread. (Also, the gorgeous […]


Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) by Adriana Mather | ARC Review

Posted August 30, 2017 in Reviews / 8 Comments
Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) by Adriana Mather | ARC Review

One of my favorite things in the YA genre has always been paranormal stories, especially ones focusing on good, old fashioned witches. It seems like the genre has moved passed paranormal in many ways after the “Twilight” years, so I was excited last year when I found out about How to Hang a Witch, which focused on a witch and ghost story set in the infamous Salem and inspired by the Salem Witch Trials. The book gave me so many Halloween-town esque vibes (albeit much darker). When I found out that the author was writing a companion novel about the […]


Moon Pride: Thoughts on Sailor Moon Crystal from a Lifelong Fan

Posted August 28, 2017 in Features / 8 Comments
Moon Pride: Thoughts on Sailor Moon Crystal from a Lifelong Fan

Sailor Moon is the first tv show I ever remember watching as a child. At the age of 3, my 5 year old cousin introduced me to the 90’s English dubbed anime and there was no turning back- I WAS Sailor Moon, and it was my first and most formative fandom. Over the years the availability and accessibility to Sailor Moon has ebbed and flowed, yet my love for the series has remained consistent. When the announced the relaunch of the manga and a new anime a few years ago, I was ecstatic and promptly started purchasing the newly available […]


Dangerous Boys Aren’t Nearly As Dangerous As Girls

Posted August 21, 2017 in Reviews / 10 Comments
Dangerous Boys Aren’t Nearly As Dangerous As Girls

I have to admit, I bought Dangerous Boys several years ago and had been waiting to read it for a time when I really wanted a treat, as I loved Dangerous Girls so much that I thought another thriller by the author would DEFINITELY deliver. And while Dangerous Girls will still hold a place in my heart as one of the greatest YA thrillers of all time, I was just so disappointed by Dangerous Boys. Perhaps it was the lack of the courtroom drama/unsolved crime element to the book, or perhaps I was comparing it too much to the author’s […]