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Blog Tour: All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner!

Posted August 6, 2020 by Nori in Blog Tour/ Blitzes, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Blog Tour: All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner!All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner
Published by Swoon Reads
Publication Date: August 11, 2020
Pages: 320
Purchase Links Amazon

When Amy, on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class and getting accepted to her dream school, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she takes a job at a record store to ease the pain. She needs a distraction, badly.

Oliver, Amy’s record store co-worker, isn’t so sure about Amy—his complete opposite—but what he is sure of is his decision not to go to college. He just can’t figure out how to tell his mother.

As they work late-night shifts at the record store, Amy and Oliver become friends and then confidantes and then something more, but when Amy has a hard time letting go of what she thought was her perfect future with her ex, she risks losing the future she didn’t even know she wanted with Oliver.


Book Review

All Our Worst Ideas is about a girl who expects nothing but the best from herself. She has the perfect boyfriend, is in the running to be valedictorian of her high school class, and plans to get into Stanford. But, when she suddenly starts a new part time job, everything seems to go awry. Her boyfriend decides to break up with her and she has a unique co-worker at her new job who is slightly attractive…and slightly distracting. 

I love reading books that feature smart heroines, but one of my least favorite tropes is when a girl decides to ruin her future for a boy. So, once I got to the middle of this book, I was a bit worried. Would it end up being a book I loved or a book I hated? Well, for fear of spoiling, I’m not going to say much more than…I loved it!

All Our Worst Ideas was a really fun read because the characters all had depth. Plus, not only were they well-written, but they also surprised me. The author did an amazing job of setting up the reader to fall into the trap of “oh I bet X character will do Y thing because of Z reason…” BUT THEN SOMETHING ELSE WOULD HAPPEN INSTEAD. Actually, this book makes me realize the importance of not judging people based on initial impressions. I really can’t say more without spoiling but I loved that I couldn’t predict what was going to happen. 

Throughout All Our Worst Ideas, there is a series of messy friendships, relationships, and family moments. There were times of sadness and frustration, but also times of happiness and feeling proud. It is also a book where many characters have to decide whether or not they should stick with their convictions, regardless of the results.

“My heart is pounding, the way your heart pounds when you’ve made up your mind, when you know what you want, when you know you’re going to go after it.”

Overall I really enjoyed this book and give it 4.5/5 stars. 

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Hello hello everyone! 😀 I hope you have been enjoying August so far! I had the chance to see my dog yesterday. so the month has started off well for me! I’m excited to announce that I will be participating in ARC August this month! In case you don’t know, ARC August is hosted by the amazing folks at Read Sleep Repeat! It’s SUPER easy to join in the fun!  […]

Posted August 2, 2018 by Nori in Challenges / 2 Comments

Book Review: Heartless by Mari..

Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Hello everyone! It’s time for a book review! 😀 Before I started HEARTLESS, I was very conflicted for multiple reasons. First, there was SO MUCH HYPE surrounding the book simply because Marissa Meyer was the author. Second, this hype caused a LEGITIMATE stampede during BEA 2016. Third, the most important reason I was conflicted, was…I don’t like Alice in Wonderland. I never liked the story nor the movie. I’ve tried […]

Posted February 8, 2018 by Nori in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Double Mini Reviews~ Two 3 Sta..

Double Mini Reviews~ Two 3 Star Books That Were Only Okay :/

MINI REVIEW RUINED was one of the books that I was really hoping would appear at ALAMW16. After all, it sounded great, and I was looking forward to reading it. So, when I saw that they were handing out copies, I was very happy. Because I loved the synopsis of RUINED, I decided to bring it with me on vacation. After all, what could be better than reading a great […]

Posted October 21, 2016 by Nori in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Book Review: Seven Black Diamo..

Book Review: Seven Black Diamonds ~ Love Fae? Read This Book!

BOOK REVIEW Ahhhhh it was so nice to finally read a fae book. I haven’t read one in forever, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m happy to report that my love for all things fae has NOT gone away. Melissa Marr, thank you for writing this book and reintroducing me to one of my childhood loves. Okay, now that that’s taken care of, let me start my […]

Posted October 14, 2016 by Nori in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

Blog Tour: The Ones by Daniel ..

Blog Tour: The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker + Character Profile + Giveaway!

ARC REVIEW When I originally saw The Ones on the Mac request list, it intrigued me. I hadn’t heard of it prior to that moment, so I was excited to find out more, and was even more excited when it arrived in my mailbox. I started reading it, and was immediately shocked. It opens with a torture scene, which is definitely not what I was expecting. I don’t generally read […]

Posted August 31, 2016 by Nori in Blog Tour/ Blitzes, Book Reviews, Giveaway / 7 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday #93: Ten Books..

Top Ten Tuesday #93: Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR Shelf Since BEFORE I Started Blogging!

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #93: Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet! This is such an embarrassing list. *hides* 1. Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore 2. Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A.C. Gaughen 3. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson […]

Posted August 23, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 14 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday #92: Top Ten B..

Top Ten Tuesday #92: Top Ten Books Set in the USA!

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #92: Top Ten Books With X Setting This week, I decided to focus on books that take place during modern time, in regular ole USA. 1. All the Feels by Danika Stone 2. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (click HERE to see my review) 3. How It Feels to Fly by Kathryn […]

Posted August 16, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 11 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday #90: Top Ten B..

Top Ten Tuesday #90: Top Ten Books I Want NOW!

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #90: Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card Oh my gosh. There are SO SO SO many books that I would buy immediately if I could! There is NO WAY that I can only pick 10 books, so I decided to focus solely on […]

Posted August 2, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 8 Comments

ARC Review: Beyond the Red by ..

ARC Review: Beyond the Red by Ava Jae!!!

BOOK REVIEW Wow, I can’t believe that I never posted this review! Ah well, better late than never, right? 😉 I was a bit surprised when I started reading BEYOND THE RED, because I didn’t expect it to be written from multiple POV’s. Meet Eros, a half-blood who is trusted by virtually no one, and Kora, a queen to her people. They are complete opposites, and never should have met. […]

Posted July 25, 2016 by Nori in Book Reviews / 3 Comments