Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mini Reviews: Callum & Harper by Amelie Fisher, Going Under by Georgia Cates, On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Title: Callum & Harper
Author: Amelie Fisher
Published: December 24th 2011
Publisher: Amelie Fisher
My rating: 3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this book especially Callum and Harper's journey in finding a new life together. It was actually very sweet and touching and fascinating to read. I followed eagerly the journey of these two and how they worked and found ways to live from scratch after being thrown by their foster family after turning their legal age. I was glad that even though they were complete stranger when they first met I was able to see the connection between the two right away and it didn't feel awkward at all. I was impressed by how they worked as  a team effectively; they were able to survive every day, found place to spend the night, foods to eat, money for their daily expenses and all. They'd faced a lot of obstacles but they get through all of it with the help of each other. They were even able to go to college! I love how the relationship between the two developed. It was sweet, cute and very heart warming. Although I admittedly sometimes it kinda irritates me how the two keep misunderstanding the actions of each other when really they both felt the same way. I understand that both were pretty scared to lose one another. Still I really enjoyed moments between the two. The only problem I had with this book though was the drama on the last thirds. It felt like it just dragged the story too long. I wouldn't have minded it if it wasn't really that long though. Nonetheless, I think this could definitely pass up as one of my favorite and sweetest contemporary I've read. I recommend this.


Title: Going Under
Author: Georgia Cates
Published: March 10th 2012
Publisher: Georgia Cates
My rating: 3 stars

This reminded me so much of Perfect Chemistry and Pushing the Limits although this one is published first before the latter. Actually it was pretty identical but for someone who's just looking for some sweet story with enough depth to read I think this could definitely work out for them. It wasn't that bad but since it was like I've read this story before it didn't really strike me anything. Sure, there were moments that I actually enjoyed, I just wished that it had offered something much more different and remembering. Some reactions from the other characters kinda put me off like the heroine's mom when she finds out who her daughter was dating. Of all people, she should understand them given her profession. It was kinda infuriating actually and a what-the-f* moment. The ending kinda weird-ed me out too. It was suddenly cut dead end, and in a worst scenario and then it was suddenly epilogue and it was happily ever after. I wish the author had explored the last parts some more. Nonetheless, despite the negative I've said it wasn't really that of a bad read. It was a fairly good and entertaining read.


Author: Samantha Young
Published: August 31st 2012
Publisher: Samantha Young
My rating: 4 stars

I was surprised by how much I actually liked this story. It was my first book of Samantha Young and I didn't even know that she'd published a number of young-adult books before this and this is actually her first contemporary adult book. After reading this, I can say that Young is a talented writer and she sure knows what she was writing. The emotional depth and profundity of this book is very well showed and it successfully reached into me. I love how effectively she portrayed Jocelyn, the main character, that despite her flaws, mistakes and faults she was a character we understand. I love that she takes action; she knows she needed to see a therapist and she did it; she talk and thought of the things told on her and consider them. Although she gets to be stubborn and yes, definitely frustrating I can see how real and honest her character was written. The romance was definitely a winner for me. Branden is the kind of guy you'd totally love to be with. He was very persistent (in a cute and very sweet way), understanding and patient. I love how he never gave up on Jocelyn despite her streaks. This is not just some steamy romance novel because this book definitely has a lot more of depth that I had expected; it talks about friendship, acceptance, and forgiveness, overcoming fear and moving forward. This is a very worthy read. I totally love to recommend this.


  1. Going Under looks hmm, how should I say, very interesting! Callum & Harper sound so sweet I bet I'll definitely enjoy it very much. :)

  2. I've been wanting to read On Dublin Street for a while now. Heard a lot of buzz about it. Great mini reviews!

  3. I've seen this one numerous times on my ereader but passed it up because the snopsis wasn't engaging enough for me. After reading your review I'm now tempted to give it shot. Thanks! New follower by the way.

  4. YEAH EUNICE!!! I loved On Dublin Street so much too, and I definitely need to go back and read all her YA stuff. I was frustrated by Jocelyn and her stubbornness on many an occasion, but I love that Braden just sort of muscled through it and didn't let it stop him:) SO GOOD!

  5. Great reviews, Eunice! I think I'm looking forward to reading On Dublin Street now - so many people have loved that book. :)

  6. Callum & Harper has been a book on my to read for sometime, it really does sound like a super cute book and after your recommendation I know I will definitely be picking this up soon. Like Sam said with the numerous praising reviews for On the Dublin Street, my interest is even more piqued! Fantastic min-reviews Eunice! :)

  7. Callum & Harper sounds really nice! It does sound like it'll be a cute read, and i LOVE the cover!! Im glad you enjoyed On Dublin Street! I actually never heard of the author, but I'm glad that her writing is amazing! Great reviews Eunice!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  8. Great reviews! I hadn't heard of any of these three before. I absolutely adore the cover of Callum & Harper! It sounds like a story I would enjoy, onto the TBR it goes =)

  9. I haven't heard of the first two book but glad to see you enjoyed them overall. I've read On Dublin Street and loved it. Love the mini-reviews. :)

  10. Great reviews :D A lot of people seem to have liked On Dublin Street. I have not yet read any adult books, but this book do seem interesting :D glad you loved it :) Might have to check it out soon ;p
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  11. Love the mini-reviews, Eunice! I've heard a lot of good things about Callum and Harper. I actually have been thinking about buying my own copy since everyone seems to like it a lot. Also, On the Dublin Street. I'm surprised that lots of YA book bloggers love it even though it's adult.

  12. Romance generally isn't my cup of cocoa but On Dublin Street has received positive, gushing reviews that I've seen thus far (Rachel @The Readers Den was a huge fan, wasn't she?) I might give it a shot when I'm in the mood... Great mini- reviews, Eunice! I love reading them: concise and to the point, just the way I like 'em. :)

  13. Callum & Harper is a book that I believe EVERYONE should read. It is an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL story that will forever be a piece of your heart....


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