Genre: Young Adult

Average Rating: 4.33


Flashback Friday: What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

Flashback Friday: What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

Karla’s Review 4.5 Stars! Tragic, yet wonderful! Some of these YA books have such an emotional impact, and in this case, it has to do with the fact that it’s told from Jake’s point-of-view. So, as he’s experiencing these life changing events, you feel them right along with him. You are not an outsider looking in, you become Jake! It was downright overwhelming, bowled me over. Jake has liked Samantha since his freshman year, but the two of them have only flirted and skirted around their attraction for one another, but never acted upon it. However, he notices at the start of their senior year that she has become somewhat distant. […]

Posted August 25, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Karla’s Review  4.5 Stars!! This was on its way to being a 5 plus star read…until the end because there really wasn’t one, or at least not one that satisfied me. I only detracted a half a star, because the rest of the book is amazing. I enjoyed the comparisons and stereotypes of two completely different families. Samantha is a sweet, determined young woman who is showcased like an object by her mother and at the same time sheltered. After many years of observing the family next door, she finally meets Jase, the third oldest in the Garrett clan. He approaches her as she’s sitting on the roof ledge by her […]

Posted September 26, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

I’m All Ears ~ Audiobook Review: Emmy & Oliver  by Robin Benway

  Karla’s review 4 Stars! A touching, heartwarming, pensive read! “Oliver’s absence split us wide open, dividing our neighborhood along a fault line strong enough to cause an earthquake. An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you’re shaking.” This thought-provoking story is about a parental kidnapping and the impact it has on the lives of the friends and family of a young boy who was taken by his father. Oh, the joy when he’s finally found, or maybe not… Oliver’s not a little boy anymore, he’s a teenager with his own opinions and feelings about what happened. He’s been taken all over again from […]

Posted April 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments