Managed by Kristen Callihan
***** (5 stars)
I read this book as part of the Swoon Sisters Book Club. This is the first book I have read by this author and it happens to be the second book in the VIP series. The hosts said this could be read as a standalone which is why I went ahead and read it despite not reading book one. I absolutely loved this book. I loved the banter between Gabriel and Sophie. I started listening to the audiobook one night when everyone was in bed and I had a hard time being quiet because it was so freaking funny from the very first chapter. I managed to listen to over half of it that night and I would have finished it had I not had to wake up early the next day. I did manage to finish the last half the next night where I had the same problem with keeping quiet as the night before. This is a slow burn, angsty grumpy sunshine book that is hilarious and steamy and I loved every bit of it.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
**** (4 stars)
I have wanted to read this book since it came out but never did. When I randomly saw it in my library the other day I had to pick it up. This book is set during fall but I read it during the summer and still really enjoyed it. It’s so adorable and the graphics are amazing. I loved the characters in this especially Deja. She is so outgoing and the best friend someone could ask for. This graphic novel in my opinion has some great representation but since I don’t have personal experience with any of the rep I would say read some own voices reviews to get a better sense of that. While this book was pretty predictable I still really enjoyed reading it and it was a quick easy read as well. I would love if there was a continuation but I don’t know if that will ever be a thing.