Lists

Life’s a Beach Book Tag

We found the Life’s a Beach Book Tag a few weeks ago and thought it would fun to participate during the last full month of summer. Grab your beach bag, pack your favorite book and enjoy the August sunshine. This tag was created by Lefty, the Left-Handed Book Lover and we found it on Read and Review It.

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Reviews

August 2022 Mini-Reviews

Review: The Charmed List by Julie Abe

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Ellie Kobata is tired of being the quiet girl. She’s ready to take risks, go on adventures and have an unforgettable summer. That starts with creating her Anti-Wallflower List — 13 items to complete before school starts in the fall. But number four on her list, get revenge on her nemesis Jack Yasuda, goes wrong, Ellie has to spend her epic summer road trip with him instead of her best friend Lia.

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Reviews

Review: The Counselors by Jessica Goodman

Goldie Easton can’t wait to spend her summer as a counselor at Camp Alpine Lake in Vermont. Every year since she was eight, Goldie and her two best friends Ava Cantor and Imogen spend two months together at elite summer destination. While Ava and Imogen are part of the elite clientele of Stu and Mellie, owners of Camp Alpine Lake, Goldie gets to attend/work there because her parents are camp employees. Goldie is a townie, living in Roxwood, Vermont, the town a few miles away.

It’s been a tough year for Goldie without her friends. Goldie had legal trouble and won’t be going to college in the fall. She just wants to forget and enjoy her summer, until her ex-boyfriend Heller McConnell winds up dead in the camp’s lake.

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Book Club

June 2022 Book Club: The Counselors by Jessica Goodman

The Book

The Counselors released May 31st, 2022.

Why did we pick this book?

One of everyone’s favorite book club picks from 2021 was Jessica Goodman’s They’ll Never Catch Us. When we found out about The Counselors, we knew it would be perfect for June. This YA Thriller is set at an elite summer camp the summer before starting college. The setting and summer vibes are perfect to get us ready for the warm weather. If you’d like to join us, we’ll be meeting on June 26, 2022 at 5pm EDT. Email imallbookedupya@gmail.com to get the meeting link.

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Lists

Morgan Matson’s YA Books Ranked

Morgan Matson is one of our favorite authors for YA contemporary books. Her books are perfect beach reads, that’s why we’re posting  our thoughts on her books in August. Have you read Matson before? Let us know your favorite book in the comments. 

1. The Unexpected Everything

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Andie, the daughter of a U.S. Senator Connecticut, had her entire life planned out. She’d score an amazing internship and have a memorable summer with her friends before senior year. Too bad the universe had other plans. Her summer internship falls through and she has to take a job as a dog walker. To make matters worse, a political scandal threatens her relationship with her dad and upends her life. But when she meets Clark, one of her clients, she realizes that not everything needs a plan and that letting go can lead to the unexpected.

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Blog Tour, Reviews

Blog Tour: Sunkissed by Kasie West

We’re so excited to be posting for the blog tour on release day! If you haven’t bought this YA contemporary yet, do so today! Thank you TBR and Beyond Tours for including us. Check out the rest of the tour schedule here!

Synopsis

A lighthearted and swoony contemporary YA romance by fan-favorite author Kasie West about a girl who finds that a summer spent at a family resort isn’t as bad as she imagined…and that falling in love is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises!

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Reviews

Review: Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington

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*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Sidney Walters and Asher Marin only spend two months a year together so they have to make it memorable. Every summer both families rent lake houses, forcing Sidney and Asher to spend quality time together. The only problem is that they’ve been rivals since their first summer on the lake. 

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