Waiting on Wednesday (18)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine – this revolves around featuring an upcoming publication that a reader can’t wait to get!

 

TonighttheStreetsAreOurs

Title: Tonight the Streets Are Ours

Author: Leila Sales

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Pages: 342 pages

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From Goodreads:

From the author of This Song Will Save Your Life comes a funny and relatable book about the hazards of falling for a person you haven’t met yet.

 

Seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley is recklessly loyal. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But she’s tired of being loyal to people who don’t appreciate her—including her needy best friend and her absent mom.

 

Arden finds comfort in a blog she stumbles upon called “Tonight the Streets Are Ours,” the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter. When Peter is dumped by the girlfriend he blogs about, Arden decides to take a road trip to see him.

 

During one crazy night out in NYC filled with parties, dancing, and music—the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does—Arden discovers that Peter isn’t exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn’t exactly who she thought she was, either.

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There are three reasons why I was drawn to this book! The story seemed really interesting to me since the road trip aspect is fun and it asks a lot of questions about online identity. I absolutely love the cover – the color combinations on it are super cool! Lastly, I adored This Song Will Save Your Life, which is another tale by this author!

 

Are you excited to read Tonight the Streets Are Ours? Have you read any books by Leila Sales?

Top Ten Tuesday (17)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

 

Today’s theme is Top Ten Characters I Just Didn’t Click With! This turned out to not be that difficult of a topic since I’ve definitely read some books that I couldn’t get all that into due to a few of their characters. I find that a lot of books on my list were completely unmemorable. A handful of the stories I’ve chosen had an insta-love factor that I couldn’t deal with.

 

BeautifulCreatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I’m honestly surprised that I made it through all of the books in this series. I believe I only finished these books since I couldn’t stand not knowing how it all ended. Although I thought it was interesting how this book is told from Ethan’s point of view instead of Lena’s, I didn’t very much connect with either of them.

 

TheStatisticalProbabilityofLoveatFirstSight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Granted, I probably should have realized that this book was not for me considering my issues with insta-love. The title sort of lets you know exactly what is going to happen. Try as I might, I couldn’t connect with Hadley or really any of the characters from Smith’s other tales.

 

AnatomyofaMisfit

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

From the first page of this book, I didn’t enjoy how it seemed like Anika was writing in a journal. Her humor wasn’t for me and I thought her issues seemed trivial as well as silly.

 

DeadEndinNorvelt

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

I had to read this one for a Children’s Book Publishing course. I honestly feel bad that I couldn’t click with the main character since this book did win a couple of awards and medals. But Jack’s constant nosebleeds and penchant for doing foolish things annoyed me.

 

BrokenHeartsFencesandOtherThingstoMend

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Katie Finn also writes as Morgan Matson and I love all of Matson’s books! However, I truly wasn’t a fan of this book since it seemed so predictable. I genuinely didn’t get why Gemma pretended to be a completely different person for the majority of the story instead of coming clean about who she was.

 

MeanttoBe

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

I should have liked this book since I’m into contemporary romances that involve travel! But I didn’t feel anything good towards Julia – she seemed a bit too judgmental for my tastes.

 

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All I Need by Susane Colasanti

I’ve read a bunch of Colasanti’s books even though I haven’t updated that on Goodreads and it currently shows that I’ve only tried this one. I’m unfortunately never able to connect with her characters. A lot of her tales include insta-love, which doesn’t do it for me.

 

Egg&Spoon

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

I read this for a Materials for Young Adults class and I had an incredibly strong dislike for this story. Elena and Kat were so stereotypically cast as the poor and rich girl. Despite the fact that this is a fantasy, I couldn’t get past how strange and unbelievable the plot was.

 

TheInfiniteMomentofUs

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

I was drawn to the gorgeous cover of this book was but found myself disappointed at how unsurprising the characters were. In my opinion, both Wren and Charlie seemed to lack a personality.

 

PastPerfect

Past Perfect by Leila Sales

I read this one as well as the author’s first book since I was quite excited to read her third book, This Song Will Save Your Life. While that book was fabulous, I couldn’t get into either Mostly Good Girls or Past Perfect.

 

So what characters have you been unable to click with? Did you actually enjoy any of the books that I put on my list?