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REVIEW {35} This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

THIS LULLABY

SERIES: Stand Alone

AUTHOR: Sarah Dessen

PUBLICATION INFORMATION: March 8th 2004 by Speak

EDITION: Paperback; 345 pages

ACQUISION: Purchased

CATEGORIES: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, 4 Star Rating, Speak, Review, Sarah Dessen

RATING: 4.00/5.00 | GOODREADS RATING: 4.07/5.00



WHAT IT’S ABOUT: She’s got it all figured out.

Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules.
Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician.
But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore.
Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about?

MY THOUGHTS: There is something about a Sarah Dessen novel that just keeps me coming back for more! I don’t read very much contemporary romance, but when I do get in the mood for a good love story, I find myself reaching for a Sarah Dessen novel because her characters are so real, so flawed and imperfect, that you can’t help but love them!

I instantly loved Remy’s character, and was completely smitten with Dexter! I will admit that I was annoyed with how long it took Remy to realize that Dexter is completely amaze-balls, but she did, eventually, and everything was right in the world again!


I could definitely relate to the whole band scene too, and loved how passionate the boys in Truth Squad are about their music – doing whatever was needed to make money to succeed. 
Another great element is Remy’s group of friends. They really remind me of the girls on the Carrie Diaries. I wish I had a group of friends like these when I was in high school!
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romance and just an all around feel good story without a perfect heroine thrown at you. I’m a Dessen fan for life!

SIMILAR READS: Bloom by Elizabeth Scott | When it Happens by Susane Colasanti | Second Helpings (Jessica Darling #2) by Megan McCafferty | The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti | It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) by Jenny Han | Going too Far by Jennifer Echols
Happy Reading!

Laura

Cover Reveal {20} The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More
By: Sarah Dessen
Expected Publication: June 4th 2013 by Viking Juvenile
Edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Categories: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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What the Back of the Book Says: Set in the fictional beach town of Colby, where several of Dessen’s novels take place, it features 18-year-old Emmeline, who is spending her last summer before college working for her family’s vacation rental business and enjoying a summer romance with a young aspiring filmmaker.
My Thoughts: I adore Sarah Dessen. Her stories are always the perfect balance of fun, not so fun, and romance! This cover is in the style of all Dessen novels, and most just got a revamp so this one fits right in. Dessen has her own style that I think people could pick out one of her books even if her name wasn’t on it, like her own brand. I’ll definitely pick this one up, because it looks like it’ll be the perfect summer 2013 read.
What are your thoughts? Like the cover? Will you read it – yay or nay?
Happy Reading!