The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

the wrong side of rightHappy Fourth Night Owls! It’s Kat and I hope you’re having an amazing day because you guys are in for a treat today. I’m finally sharing my review of The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne. In this novel, we follow Kate Quinn. Kate has just discovered that she is the illegitimate daughter of a Republican Senator running for President. At first, I didn’t think I would like this book, but I was so wrong. I loved it so much that I gave it 5/5 stars!

At the start of the story, we meet Kate who has just finished her APUSH final and there is a herd of reporters waiting outside to greet her because the identity of Kate’s father has been leaked to the press. Kate’s father is Senator Mark Cooper who is trying to gain the Republican nomination for President. As to be expected, Kate is in complete shock. Less than a year ago, her mother died and she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle whom she hardly knew in South Carolina. Now she has a father, a step-mother, and younger twin siblings. The Senator’s campaign team would like Kate to join them on the campaign trail. Kate has moved into the Cooper family home, joined his campaign even though she hardly knows him, and has fallen for a rebellious boy who might not have the best motives. Kate must decide who she truly is when some sensitive issues become the campaign’s main talking points.

When I first saw this book in Barnes & Noble, I thought this book was just going to be a nice beach read, but this book took me by surprise. I enjoyed the role that immigration played in the novel, especially with everything happening today at the U. S. borders. With Midterm elections coming, I highly encourage you guys to read this book.

 

Go out and enjoy some fireworks!

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Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

little and lionWhat‘s up Night Owls? It’s been awhile since I wrote a review so I thought today would be the perfect time to share one. I’m so excited to share this review with you guys because this book has become one of my favorites of the year! Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert follows a black, Jewish, and bisexual girl named Suzette who just got back home for the summer. Let me just say that this book was amazing! 5/5 stars to this absolute gem!

The novel starts with Suzette coming home to Los Angeles from boarding school in Massachusetts. The thing is Suzette doesn’t want to be back in LA because her family and friends including her crush Emil are here. Her step-brother Lionel was diagnosed with bipolar-disorder last year so he needs her home for emotional support. As Suzette starts falling back into her old life she starts falling for someone new. That someone is the same girl Lionel is in love with. This girl is also destructive towards Lionel’s mental health. Her name is Rafaela. As Lionel starts to spiral Suzette has to find a way to save him before it’s too late.

I could go on and on about how good this book is, but I’m pretty sure you guys don’t want to keep scrolling for that much longer. I’m gonna keep this short. Brandy’s writing style was amazing! It just flowed so naturally. I also love all of the diversity that was included. Suzette’s crush Emil is biracial because his mother is black and his father is Korean. Her best friend DeeDee is a lesbian and Rafaela is pansexual. Alisha Wainwright who plays Maia on Shadowhunters narrates the audiobook. She was an excellent narrator!

Please pick up this book this summer. You won’t regret it! It’s also a great read for Pride  Month.

Happy Reading!

Summer Reading Playlist

Hey, Night Owls it’s Kat here with my summer playlist. I’ll probably be listening to this playlist when I’m at the beach, in the car, and of course reading one of my many books. Please share this playlist with anyone you want because I think it’s pretty bomb ass! If you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments. I’m always looking for new music.

  • Worlds Away by Goody Grace
  • Edition by Rex Orange County
  • Cassette Tapes by L.I.F.T
  • Milk & Coffee by NoMBe
  • Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz
  • Visions by Dirty Heads
  • Miscommunication by Arms Akimbo
  • All My Friends by WRENN
  • Miracle by CHVRCHES
  • Never Let You Go by Third Eye Blind
  • Flying Kites by Jeremy Zucker
  • The Way We Get By by Spoon
  • Infinity by Merrick
  • A Bad Dream by Keane
  • NY to LA by The Hunna
  • Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Dante’s Creek by THEY.
  • Champagne and Sunshine by PLVTINUM
  • Crossing a Line by Mike Shinoda
  • I Love You, Will You Marry Me by YUNGBLUD
  • Every 1’s a Winner by Ty Segall
  • Fire by The Moxies
  • Carousel by blink-182

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

emergency-contactHey, Night Owls! Kat here for my review of Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi. I loved this book not only because it was one my most anticipated reads of the year, but also it’s now one of my favorite reads of 2018! I read this back in March so I’m sorry this review a few months late. There is a trigger warning for rape. I gave this book 5/5 stars.

In Emergency Contact, we follow Penny and Sam as their lives awkwardly collide in Austin, Texas. Penny Lee is now attending college in Texas with the hope of becoming a writer. Sam, a filmmaker and baker, works and lives in the empty storage room in the back of a restaurant. He also has over sixteen tattoos. Penny and Sam meet during a very awkward encounter, but in the end exchange cell numbers. Later that night they start texting. They talk about their deepest anxieties and dreams without awkwardly talking face-to-face.

Penny has left everything behind in sunny California. Her life there was pretty uneventful because her friends were just there, her grades were ok, and she somehow got a boyfriend, but he really didn’t really know anything about her. Penny’s dream of becoming a writer is her only opinion of getting out of California. So when she meets her roommate they go out  her roommate’s cute step-uncle. The cute step-uncle turns out to be Sam.

Mary H. K. Choi writing style was beautiful. Especially how the texts messages were written. Throughout the course of the novel, Penny and Sam developed into much deeper characters. I have to admit before I read the synopsis I was just gonna buy the book for its cover because it is gorgeous.

If you want a quick read that is also very deep this is the book for you! If you’ve already read the book please share thoughts in the comments below.

Happy Reading!

Scream All Night by Derek Milman

scream all nightHappy Thursday Night Owls! You guys are in for a treat today because I’m finally sharing my review of Scream All Night by Derek Milman. He was kind enough to send me a copy of his debut novel, and I’m so happy he did because I loved this book so much. It also happens to be released on my birthday, which is July 24th. You guys should pick it up on its release date because you’ll love it. 4.5/5 stars from me!

In this novel, we follow Dario Hayward, whose family runs Moldavia Studio. Moldavia was a studio responsible for many cult-classic B-level horror movies. It’s also a castle so it makes sense that horror movies are made there. Dario has come back to Moldavia because his brother, Oren, invited him for a special ceremony honoring their father and his first film. Dario promised himself that he would never return to the studio. He would also have to face his first love, Hayley. This all changes when Dario has been offered the studio in his father’s will.

I loved this book so much! In the beginning it was a little slow, but by the fourth chapter it really picked up. Dario was interesting character to read, but Hayley had to be my favorite character. So Derek, if you’re reading this, please give us more Hayley. Whether it’s a statement, novella, or a sequel, please give us more Hayley.

Night Owls, if you love horror movies, sarcasm, and creepy movie studios this is your book. On July 24th, go out to your local bookstore and buy yourself a copy. This book is perfect to read during a summer storm. You could also save it for October in preparation for halloween.

Happy Reading!

Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

frat girl.jpgWoah I can’t believe it’s already May, Night Owls! That means we’re closer to summer and more time to read more books. It’s Kat here with my review of Frat Girl by Kiley Roache. This was her debut novel, and it was excellently written. Plus she is still in college and already has a published novel. That’s my dream. Let me just say this book is already at the top of my favorite reads of 2018. I really loved this book! 5/5 stars from me.

In this novel we follow feminist Cassie Duncan, as she rushes not into a sorority but a fraternity. Cassie pitched a research project to prove the misogynistic behavior at the fraternity, Delta Tau Chi. DTC already on probation for sexist behavior and has one year to clean their act or they’ll be banned from campus. Cassie already knows what to expect because they’re frat boys and thinks it’ll be so easy, but soon she finds out that it won’t be as easy as she thought. She starts having doubts that all frat guys are sexist misogynistic pigs when she meets Jordan.

I didn’t think I would like this book when I picked it up, but I was so wrong. Kiley wrote an amazing story and everyone should be talking about it. The character development was the best part to read. Cassie really grew into a more open-minded person. She became less judgmental and more accepting. The guys really became her second family. Peter became the protective older brother. Duncan was not your stereotypical football player. Jordan really is that nice guy.

I really loved this book! When I started reading this book, I really needed it. You guys should read this book. It’s a quick read with an interesting concept. I can’t wait to pick up Kiley’s next book, and hopefully she’ll release a sequel!

Happy Reading!

May TBR

Hey Night Owls! I can’t believe that May begins tomorrow. Where did the time go? This will be a busy month for me, but of course I plan to read many books. Well at least I’ll try to read many books. So in between my preparing for my AP Exam and studying for the SAT I’ll fit in as many books as I can.

  • Scream All Night by Derek Millman

scream all nightThis book happens to come out on my birthday July 24th! I was kindly sent a copy by the author for review. Thank you so much Derek! In this novel we follow a 17-year-old boy who gets sucked back into his family’s movie studio after getting emancipated three years ago. There are supposed to be a ton of references to horror movies so I’m excited. I’m quite the pop culture fiend. You’ll should get a review as soon as I’m finished!

 

  • Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

leah on the offbeatIt’s happening! We finally get to read more of Leah from Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. In the book, Leah is struggling to tell her friends that she’s bisexual. As her friend group seems to be falling apart Leah starts to realize she is falling for one of them. This is second my most anticipated reads of the year. It would be my first, but we all know that it’s Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare.

  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

dark placesI’m taking a big step here because this is an adult novel. I’ve been told to read this book so many times. We follow Libby Day who survived an infamous murder where her mother and two sisters died. She testified that her older brother was the killer. Twenty five years later, a secret society obsessed crimes, find Libby and try to find proof that would free her brother. Libby is back to square one, on the run from a killer. I’ve picked up the audiobook on Overdrive because I heard that it has a full cast. I’ve never listened to an audiobook with a full cast.

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

the great gatsbyI need to read this for school. I think I’m really going to enjoy this novel because I’ve really enjoyed his short stories. In this novel we follow the rich Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan during the Jazz Age. I’m going to listen to the audiobook and read along, too.

 

April Playlist

Hey, Night Owls! It’s Kat here and I’m gonna share some of the songs I listened to this month. Please feel free to share the songs you listened to this month in the comments below. Enjoy!

  • Uno by Rex Orange County
  • Tangled by Maroon 5
  • Tetris by Madilyn Bailey
  • my boy by Billie Eilish
  • Figures by Jessie Reyez
  • Freedom of Falling by VERITE
  • Us by Carlie Hanson
  • Gangsta by Kat Dahlia
  • London Bridge by Fergie
  • Cassette Tapes by L.I.F.T.
  • Gorgeous by mansionz
  • 20 Years by Bad Suns
  • Manifest by Russ
  • Panic Attacks by Elohim
  • 1950 by King Princess
  • Companion by Christian Leave
  • Black Mambo by Glass Animals
  • Lipstick Coffee by Leagues
  • Got to My Head by WATERS
  • Saturday Morning by Eels
  • Sweat by The All-American Rejects
  • In The Glow by Angus Stone
  • Sunflower by Rex Orange County

Trouble Never Sleeps by Stephanie Tromly

trouble never sleepsHappy Friday, Night Owls! It’s Kat here with yet another review. Trouble Never Sleeps by Stephanie Tromly is the conclusion her Trouble Is A Friend of Mine series. Thank you Penguin Teen for sending me an ARC! I’m sad to see this series come to an end because it really grew on me. I gave the book 5/5 stars.

We pick after the events of the second book. Zoe and Digby share that kiss we’ve all been waiting for. They are now officially together! The gang is still trying to find Digby’s sister. Digby has a lead, but that lead involves dealing with an all high and powerful family. It may also involve committing a little bit of treason. Zoe is up for whatever comes her way, even if it is totally unexpected. Zoe and Digby are the crime solving couple we’ve all been waiting for.

Man, did this series go out with a bang! I enjoyed every minute reading it and I hope you guys do too. Go out and buy yourself a copy on April 24, 2018. You won’t regret it!

 

Happy Reading!

Trouble Makes A Comeback by Stephanie Tromly

trouble makes a comebackHey, Night Owls! It’s Kat and I told you I would be back with another review. Trouble Makes A Comeback by Stephanie Tromly is the sequel to her first book, Trouble Is A Friend of Mine. I was sent a copy by the lovely people at Penguin Teen for review. A big thanks to them. I gave this book 4.5/5 stars. I really enjoyed this book!

Zoe is finally achieving the normal high school experience she wanted at the beginning of the year. She finally has a boyfriend and has made some good friends. She can finally get back on track with trying to get into Princeton.  Everything is going well until one day Digby comes back. He needs her help with finding his sister, who was kidnapped years ago.

I’ve come to admire Digby so much as a character. Yes, he can be a little rude, but he always comes through in the end. Although it may not seem like it, you can somehow always count on Digby. Zoe has also grown on me. I really relate to her.

This book was so much better than the first. The writing was improved, the characters were more developed, and the plot was better. I didn’t like the love triangle. Yesterday I started reading the third and final book. I will be posting a review for that on Friday.