Musings and Ramblings on Authors Who Never Let You Down

Recently I read Jennifer E. Smith’s newest release, Field Notes on Love, and made a comment to my husband over dinner about how I have absolutely loved every single book she has written. This made him start trying to figure out if there were any other authors that I enjoyed where I had read all of their books and never felt let down by them. After thinking on it, I decided that my two never let me down authors were Jennifer E. Smith and Gayle Forman.

To me, an author who never lets you down is vastly different from an auto buy author. I could probably spend the entire day creating a list of people who I’ll automatically buy their book upon it’s release (Ellen Hopkins, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Amanda Lovelace…….), but just because I love those authors and will buy anything they write doesn’t mean that I’ve never been disappointed by one of their books. After some encouragement from my husband, this of course led me to Twitter. We just had to know who other readers considered their never let you down authors to be.

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Friday Jams Week Four

It’s Friday which means it’s time for another Friday Jams! I feel like these are my least popular posts, so honestly I’m not sure if I’m going to continue with them on a weekly basis, maybe dropping it down to a once a month type thing. My husband though asked me to continue them, “even if they’re just for [him]”, and I enjoy them, so I don’t know. What are your thoughts?

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Review: Fame Adjacent by Sarah Skilton

Title: Fame Adjacent
Author: Sarah Skilton
Release Date: 4/9/2019
Publisher: Grand Central
Pages: 336
Rating: 2 stars
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Trigger Warnings: talk of suicide attempt at end of book

The child star that was left behind is about to get her moment to shine in this swoony romantic comedy inspired by a unique, beloved facet of pop culture history: The Mickey Mouse Club.

Holly Danner has a complicated relationship with fame. It’s not easy being the only cast member of a 1990s song-and-dance show who didn’t become famous. When she was eleven, she used to do anything for a laugh (or at least a laugh-track) on “Diego and the Lion’s Den.” If she talked about it–which she almost never does–Holly might explain how her childhood best friends came to dominate the worlds of pop music, film, and TV while she was relegated to a few near-misses and a nanny gig for her niece. She’d even be telling the truth about making peace with the whole thing years ago.

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Waiting on Wednesday: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

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Title: These Witches Don’t Burn
Author: Isabel Sterling
Release Date: 5/28/2019
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 336
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“Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut.” –Dana Mele, author of People Like Us

Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly By Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.

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Top Ten Standalone Books That Need a Sequel

Honestly, this is a really hard Top Ten Tuesday post for me, because I love standalones, and I feel like there aren’t enough of them. I wasn’t able to come up with ten, so instead here are seven standalones I wouldn’t mind seeing sequels of.

The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith
I would really love to see Ruby and Simon go on more adventures while Simon learns about his powers and the ending definitely felt open to more. Smith said she’s “not totally sure about a sequel, but hopefully one day.”

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