Review: One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton

31322309One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
Genre: 
Contemporary
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Pages: 288
Format: ARC e-book
Rating: ★★★

As the last weekend in the UK was obscenely hot by normal standards, my mind instantly gravitates towards ice-cream, sunglasses and contemporary romances. One Italian Summer gave me that the exam-free vibe (that’s still out of reach for another month, *crycry*) and made me crave a European holiday. (Soon, soon!)

Keris Stainton’s last YA release, Counting Stars really impressed me for it’s representation of teenage life, and I felt One Italian Summer had the same strengths, which was a really good sign. Continue reading “Review: One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton”

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Review: Counting Stars by Keris Stainton

23592240Counting Stars by Keris Stainton
Genre: 
Contemporary
Published by: Hot Key Books
Pages: ???
Format: ARC E-Book
Rating: ★★★★
Where To Find: Goodreads | Author | Amazon

Happy Book Birthday to ‘Counting Stars’! To celebrate, let’s review!

Plot
The basic premise is a bunch of people live in a house together, and you get to know about their lives. Sounds simple, right? That’s where you’re wrong. Each character has their own dilemma and, as a reader, trying to deal with five at once was tricky, but rewarding. Set in Liverpool, this book is perfect for anyone 18 or over, as I’d say this book is like a hybrid between YA and new adult fiction, which comes from the characters being 18 or over, and therefore having slightly more mature situations to deal with.  Continue reading “Review: Counting Stars by Keris Stainton”

Review: Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton

emma laEmma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton
Genre: 
Contemporary, Romance
Published by: Orchard Books
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★.5
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

The sort-of sequel to ‘Jessie Hearts NYC’ better met its genre expectations of being an epic romance that took place in a foreign country. But this time, there was a love triangle! Classic!

Plot
You might remember Emma as Jessie’s best friend. It turns out that Jessie’s family isn’t the only one lucky enough to get a job in the USA. Emma flies out with her family to live in on the west coast, coincidently living close to a boy from her past and a hot movie star. The boys make up part of her love triangle, and Emma has to choose whether she wants fame or a fantastic relationship. Tough choice.  Continue reading “Review: Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton”

Review: Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton

jessie nycJessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton
Genre: 
Contemporary, Romance
Published by: Orchard Books
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★.5
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

I read this book as part of the #readukya Read-a-thon that was hosted by @LucyTheReader. I was totally in the mood for a cute contemporary, and ‘Jessie Hearts NYC’ definitely delivered (plus it’s super short so could be read in one sitting!) I was a little bit surprised by ‘Jessie’ and how the plot wad advertised as a romance, but almost completely lacking in romance for the two main characters!

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