Saturday, August 26, 2017

Oh How Time Flies (3rd Year Blogging)

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     August 21st was my 3rd Book Blogging Anniversary! I was so busy recovering from my wisdom teeth extraction to even realize it. (Which if anyone cares, went really smoothly and I have basically recovered 100%).

     It's so strange to think that I've been doing this for 3 years. I'm starting my 3rd year of college on Monday which I still can't believe. Oh how time flies.

     So much yet so little has changed since I first started this blog. I've gone through a lot, but through it all there has always been books. Even though I don't spend nearly as much time reading and blogging as I used to, it's still a love of mine. Life has happened though, so I've had to prioritize things. This upcoming January I take the MCAT for medical school, so that's something I've got to focus on on top of my normal academic load, research and extracurriculars.

      Thank you everyone who has stuck around these 3 years and for those of you who are just joining. I won't lie to you, this upcoming school year I probably won't be all that active on here. Honestly, I'm not sure how long this blog is going to last. I started this blog back in high school and now I'm almost done with college. Do I want to take this with me into medical school? I haven't decided. But I have time, and until I have zero time to dedicate to this blog or my love for blogging is completely gone, "The Nerdgirl Review" will still be here.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Medical Hiatus (I'm Fine, I Promise)

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So this week I will be getting my wisdom teeth removed! Not looking forward to it, but it's something that has to be done. As a result, I will be taking a hiatus to prepare myself for it and to heal afterwards. (Also I'll be high on pain meds, so it's probably in everyone's best interest that I do not post anything). My healing time takes me right up to the start of the new school year, so it might be a little while before I get back to posting again because I'll need to get myself acclimated to my new schedule. So for now, bye! Wish me good luck on a speedy recovery. :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Concise Review of "Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief" by Rosie Sumers

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Book: Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief

Author: Rosie Sumers

Release Date: August 7, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Teen

My Rating: ★★

Synopsis: Most sixteen-year-olds shouldn’t know where museums keep their rarest jewels (the basement) and they really shouldn’t know that vans make the worst getaway cars. But for Marisol Flores, a life of jewel thievery is a birthright handed down from generation to generation, even if she didn’t ask for it. So when a rival thief targets Mari and her mother, Mari’s more than happy to flee to the anonymity of bustling New York City.

Blending in is a dream come true for Mari, but keeping her former thieving ways a secret gets way more complicated when handsome Will Campbell sets his sights on her. She can’t help but like his terrible puns and charming grin…but when her past catches up with her, it’s not only her life—and her anonymity—that’s at stake. 

Will could be the next target. 

Disclaimer: I was provided a free ARC in exchange of an honest review. Thank you "Entangled Teen" for the opportunity to review this book.

     I'm going to get straight to the point. I did not really enjoy this book. I feel like it had potential, but it fell very short. The synopsis is very misleading as the main plot happens in just the last 1/3 of the book. Most of the book feels like a contemporary, which would be fine and dandy if this was actually a contemporary novel, but it isn't, and the romance feels out of place and very insta-lovey. The main characters weren't enjoyable to read. Matter of fact, I really wasn't a fan of the narrator, Mari. She is so incredibly naive and stupid for a girl who is supposedly a master jewel thief.

     The writing was very basic and the plot was cookie cutter basic. The only reason why I'm giving this two stars and not ones is because there were a few cute moments that I liked. It's a shame. I really wanted to like this book because the premise sounded interesting and kind of reminded me of "Heist Society" by Ally Carter which is one of my favorite series from when I was in middle school, but this comes no where near as good as Ally Carter's books. Overall I'm glad this was a quick read and didn't take up too much of my time and this is not a book I would recommend at all.

My Rating System

★★★★★ This book is a gift from the literary gods
★★★★ This book was pretty damn good
★★★ This book had potential but missed the bar
★★ I probably didn't finish this book or it was god awful
★ Why does this book exist?



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