Tag: romance

Relationship Role Models: Jase & Sam from My Life Next Door

Posted July 30, 2015 in Features / 15 Comments
Relationship Role Models: Jase & Sam from My Life Next Door

Relationship Role Models is a new, original feature where I highlight YA couples that portray happy, healthy, realistic and/or constructive relationships. I look at what less than desirable YA romantic tropes they don’t subscribe too, how they function, and how they example healthy, respectful behavior toward one another. This may contain mild thematic spoilers for the novel the couples appear in, but they are kept at a minimum! If you’ve read My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, chances are that you know how perfect of a YA summer contemporary read it is: adorable, heartfelt, compulsively readable and with just […]


Just One Night by Gayle Forman | Mini Review

Posted April 27, 2015 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Just One Night by Gayle Forman | Mini Review

“The truth and its opposite are flip sides of the same coin.” I’m so glad I was able to read this series when it was completed, because if not the wait for finding out how Willem and Allyson’s story concluded would have been excruciating. This novella is short and sweet, and finally gives life to that agonizing ending of both Just One Day and Just One Year when Allyson and Willem are finally reunited again. The narrative is told through a third person perspective, which is a little jarring since the previous books were narrated by either Allyson or Willem. […]


Book Buddies Review: Just One Day

Posted February 27, 2015 in Book Buddies Reviews, Books, Reviews / 12 Comments
Book Buddies Review: Just One Day

This month I’m partnering up with Lauren from Bookmarklit for Book Buddies, an every-other month feature where Lauren and I will choose a themed read to buddy read and then get together and discuss the things that stand out! You can see our review in a Q&A format with half posted here, and half on Lauren’s blog! Book Buddy Reviews are usually posted during the last week of the month. This month’s read Just One Day by Gayle Forman. Read the second part of our review at Lauren’s blog here. About the Book Just One Day by Gayle Forman My […]


Book Buddies Review: My True Love Gave To Me

Posted December 25, 2014 in Book Buddies Reviews, Books, Reviews / 8 Comments
Book Buddies Review: My True Love Gave To Me

This month I’m partnering up with Lauren from Bookmarklit for Book Buddies, an every-other month feature where Lauren and I will choose a themed read to buddy read and then get together and discuss the things that stand out! You can see both of our opinions and discussions in the conversation review format, and is usually posted on the last Wednesday of the month (although for the month of December, we opted to post on Christmas!) This month’s read My True Love Gave To Me, a holiday anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins and containing short stories from twelve YA authors. […]


Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle- Review

Posted December 10, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 18 Comments
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle- Review

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle My rating: 2.5/5 Stars Publisher: Speak (2012, first published in 2008) Length: 353 pgs Genre: YA Romance/Holiday Format: Paperback, purchased via Amazon Goodreads Synopsis: An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three […]


Life in Fiction: Three Authors I’d Want to Write Me a Romance

Posted December 5, 2014 in Life in Fiction / 13 Comments
Life in Fiction: Three Authors I’d Want to Write Me a Romance

Life in Fiction is a feature here at Girl in the Pages where I talk about which authors’ writing I absolutely adore and I’d therefore choose to write the stories of my life adventures. I’ll spotlight three authors for each post/topic who is brilliant at writing in these the given genre and theme.  Feel free to participate, just link back! Top Three Authors I’d Want to Write Me a Romance Jennifer L Armentrout is the Queen of writing swoon-worthy romances. I don’t think I’ve ever been hit as hard with fictional chemistry as that portrayed in her Lux series by […]