Genre: Adult Fiction

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | Reviving My Faith in Romance

Posted March 20, 2017 in Reviews / 10 Comments
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | Reviving My Faith in Romance

It was a tortuous two month wait until my library hold of The Hating Game finally arrived. Yes, I had heard all the good things about it, but as a book blogger who has been burned by the hype monster one too many times before, I wanted to try this book out first before I committed to purchasing (especially since I’ve been underwhelmed by romances lately). I was thrilled to have my doubts proven very, very wrong in the best hate-to-love romance story I’ve ever read. I first knew this book would capture my interest when I heard it was […]


Book Buddies: The Young Wives Club

Posted March 2, 2017 in Book Buddies Reviews, Reviews / 7 Comments
Book Buddies: The Young Wives Club

Book Buddies is a fun, collaborative review feature that I participate in once a season with my friend Lauren who runs the blog Bookmarklit. We choose a themed book for the season, read it, and then answer fun questions that pertain to the book’s themes and each feature the book in our own way! Check out the second part of our feature on Lauren’s blog! Check out Lauren’s post here! Instead of a Q&A discussion format, book buddies will now be formatted a little differently each time, with elements that reflect the book we read. For The Young Wives Club, […]


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins | Mini Review

Posted December 5, 2016 in Reviews / 5 Comments
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins | Mini Review

The thing about thrillers is that it’s usually best to write a review right after finishing it, because all of the twists, turns, and plot reveals and emotions they evoked as so fresh in your mind. However, with The Girl on the Train, I was so tired of it by the time I finally finished that I wasn’t motivated to jot down my thoughts. My expectations were let down and I had no desire to relive the experience anytime soon. So now, a little over a month later, I’m catching up on reviews and struggling to remember the emotions that […]


One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

Posted October 3, 2016 in Reviews / 13 Comments
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

I think I am becoming a bit of a Taylor Jenkins Reid junkie. I read and loved Maybe in Another Life a few months ago, and I was just as hooked on her recent release, One True Loves. I read this one over the span of a weekend trip to Disneyland, so you can imagine that it must’ve been good if I was able to focus on it while being in immersed in all things Disney (I’m a bit of a fanatic). One True Loves is a story that refreshes the concept of a love triangle. Emma was married to […]


Maybe in Another Life |My First Taylor Jenkins Reid Experience

Posted August 15, 2016 in Reviews / 9 Comments
Maybe in Another Life |My First Taylor Jenkins Reid Experience

“I don’t believe that being in love absolves you of anything. I no longer believe that all’s fair in love and war. I’d go so far as to say your actions in love are not an exception to who you are. They are, in fact, the very definition of who you are.” I’d been wanting to pick up Taylor Jenkins Reid book for a really, really long time when I saw that Maybe in Another Life was available through my library’s Overdrive account. It wasn’t the novel of hers that was highest on my TBR list or the one that […]


Proposal (Mediator #6.5) & Remembrance (Mediator #7) by Meg Cabot | Review

Posted April 18, 2016 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Proposal (Mediator #6.5) & Remembrance (Mediator #7) by Meg Cabot | Review

After the success of Royal Wedding (the adult sequel to the YA Princess Diaries series) I have been beyond excited for the new Mediator books. I ordered this novella as a physical paperback (it’s tiny!) and it reminded me of the days I used to buy the Princess Diaries novellas at the bookstore, before e-readers were really a common thing. I had been seriously slumping since I finished Queen of Shadows, so switching up genres to paranormal and revisiting some of my favorite characters from the past (not to mention one of my first book boyfriends) seemed like the perfect […]


Book Buddies Review: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Posted February 24, 2016 in Book Buddies Reviews, Reviews / 2 Comments
Book Buddies Review: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Cristina and Lauren Read: Book Buddies is a discussion style review I participate in every other month with my friend Lauren who runs the blog Bookmarklit. We choose a themed book for the month, read it, and the have a discussion where we both discuss themes and aspects that really stood out to us. Book Buddy Reviews are posted during the last week of the month.You can see our review in a Q&A format with half posted here, and half on Lauren’s blog! 1) Throughout the book, the impression is given that “Old Alice,” the 29 year old version of […]


The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty |Review

Posted January 20, 2016 in Reviews / 8 Comments
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty |Review

“This Thursday night felt like adolescence: exquisitely painful and sharply beautiful.” -297 A few weeks ago I posted about craving some adult fiction to break up the mini-slump I felt I had fallen into with YA books, where many of them felt as if they were blending together, and the themes and characters were becoming monotonous to read. The Husband’s Secret was at the top of my adult fiction TBR list, and it’s the first book I chose to pick up in 2016 from my Christmas book haul. I read a majority of this book in a small handful of […]


The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan | Review

Posted July 15, 2015 in Reviews / 7 Comments
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan | Review

“A wave of intense happiness washed over me, and I told myself to carry this moment as a talisman of a time in my life when I was both truly content and lucky enough to realize it.” Do you like reading about royalty? Do you like witty, edgy, sometimes bordering on scandalous humor? Are you completely and unapologetically fascinated by the idea of a commoner and a monarch, an average person and a celebrity? If so, The Royal We is the perfect transcontinental novel for you, and you should be ordering it ASAP whether it’s delivered to you by USPS […]


Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot | ARC Review

Posted June 1, 2015 in ARCs, Books, Reviews / 17 Comments
Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot | ARC Review

*Many thanks to HarperCollins for this review copy! This was one of my most anticipated books of 2015. There were literally squeals of happiness when I found out I was getting more of Mia’s story. And it did not disappoint. I was thrilled to have gotten an ARC of this at YALLWEST considering I was in the middle of an entire series re-read in preparation for the new installment. I was over the moon and rushed home and binge read the last few installments so I could get to this one. I had 100% faith in Meg Cabot that she’d […]