It’s Addicting Book Review

Hello Readers!

I am finally back! I am so sorry for neglecting my blogging duties but school only seems to be taking up more and more of my time (joys of growing up, right?)

Anyways. I could go on and on coming up with all sorts of excuses, but I won’t so it’s time for a book review.

Today I am going to be reviewing Laura Smith’s ‘It’s Addicting’, the third book in the “Status Update Series’

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Obsessing over status, grades, exercise or a boyfriend could never become an addiction…could it?

This third installment of the Status Updates series finds four college sophomore roommates finally getting comfy with the routines of dorm life. But Kat, Claire, Palmer, and Hannah soon begin to feel the nagging ache of innocent little addictions pulling them away from their true selves. Hang out with these four roomies to see if they can—or even want to—ditch these sneaky little hang-ups before they take over their lives.

It’s Addicting. Such a great book, along with the series… I guess we could say it’s… Addicting? (See what I did there? 😉 )

I am absolutely in LOVE with with this series and I am dying of impatience for the next book. (Which also marks the end of the series so I guess I can wait a little longer.)

Once again, I loved the characters. I loved the individuality of the girls but yet how even though they are all so different they are such great friends and how Christ really brings these friends together. (I think my last review was me basically discussing how much I love how their friendship was so realistic and what not.)

I love how Christ is written in every page in this novel. In this story the characters struggle with different kinds of addictions.

I also love how the book shows that what we might not think to be addictions can easily become that if we aren’t careful. It kinda gets you thinking.

Are there any addictions that’s are holding you down or maybe even pulling you away from God?

So today’s review is kinda short. But yet it’s sweet.

Short but sweet 🙂

Overall I give this book a 5 out of 5 star rating. I absolutely loved it and I am so excited for the next book! (Well kinda… I don’t want this series to end!!)

Until Next Time,

Adriana Gabrielle

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Book Review- Sixteen by Emily Rachelle

Hello Fellow Readers!

So, I recently bought a bunch of books for my Kindle (thank you Amazon Gift Cards) which means a LOT of upcoming book reviews….Though I might be holding some of them hostage for a while until I find the perfect time to post the reviews instead of just posting them all willy-nilly (I bought 10 books meaning 10 new reviews! YAY!)

 

Today, I am reviewing a novella published by my friend Emily Rachelle called ‘Sixteen’.

Now let’s get this thing started! 🙂

 

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Nicole “Nikki” Johnson has never gotten along with her mother, so when she meets a great new guy, it’s no surprise that Matt’s age is all her mom sees. Just because he’s twenty-four and she’s sixteen doesn’t mean he’s a creeper! Thankfully, Nikki’s dad allows Nikki and Matt to be together and see how things work out. Their relationship is fantastic and Nikki is on cloud nine…

Until the Fourth of July picnic, when things go too far. Now a very changed Nikki has to make choices that will affect her every relationship – with Matt, her parents, her best friend, and most importantly, God.

Cover: Both the Paperback cover (I do not own the paperback copy) and the Ebook copy are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.

Ebook cover: The Ebook cover is beautiful yet very simple. Love it!

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Paperback cover: This one is beautiful as well. I have no words other than that its ‘Beautiful’

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Plot: I will admit, it was not entirely what I had expected. At first I found it really rushed but then found out that it was a short story. After I found that out I didn’t find it rushed at all.

Shows how much I pay attention 😛

Anyways. My ignorance of it being a short story put aside… I LOVED the plot. It was really well written and I really enjoyed it.

 

Genre: Christian Contemporary novels are one of my favourite Genres. I quite enjoyed this one because of the way things pointed to God and I liked how God was mentioned but things weren’t changed or sugarcoated or whatever (like in some Christian Contemporary novels and it infuriates me)

 

Characters: Although I recognize this is a novella, I would have liked to get to know the characters a little more but from what I learned of them I loved them.

The one thing I would have liked to see a bit more of though was Nikki’s rebuilding of her relationship with her mother. It was mentioned in the novella and her relationship with her mother was a big deal throughout the story but at the end it was kinda just brushed off to the side as not majorly important.

 

Setting: The setting didn’t take place in a variety of places just a couple main places but when they were described I felt myself there. I could see the apple orchard, Nikki’s home etc etc.

Very well done!

 

Overall: Overall I give this novella a 4.5 out of 5. The reason is that I feel there could have been a little more detail plot wise and still not have it drag on but other than that, I LOVED the book. I highly suggest you get this novella 🙂