Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while! School and crew are keeping me very busy. I hope you guys had a good last week full of books. 

So I just finished this book, Blurred Lines, today. I made a really breakfast consisting of chocolate.  Of course. I enjoyed my waffles with this book. Here’s a little summary of mine below (spoiler-free!). 

Ben and Parker have been best friends since they met freshman year of college six years ago. They never had the problem of falling for each other. Yet. When Parker’s boyfriend breaks up with her, she decides to try casual sex; what Ben does a lot of. It doesn’t work for her until she hooks up with Ben, and they don’t have the awkwardness after. But until Parker’s ex wants to get back together and when Ben starts dating someone, they both start questioning their jealously and if they were meant to be best friends or more. 

I was pretty excited to see this book, it had good ratings and I have always loved reading this kind of “best friends in love” concept. There might be a few spoilers, but nothing too big. Starting off with Ben, he kind of confused me. In the beginning, he showed absolutely no signs of being attracted to Parker. That bothered me a lot. He should have felt something, right? Even if it was little. But I think he definitely came around and turned out to be an okay character. Not my favorite perspective to read in. Next is Parker. I never really clicked with her.  She was fun to read about at some points, but never really made sense to me. She instantly forgives her ex boyfriend, Lance, which bothered me a lot. And then she chooses to be with Ben after a month and I felt like hitting her with her own book, for goodness sake. I do think it was a fun read, nothing heartbreaking, but I wouldn’t reread it. 

The story overall was a little slow and didn’t have much depth to it. It was a little disappointing but I enjoyed their relationship. I give it a 3 of 5 stars. If it’s on your TBR pile, I would set it aside for a while if you have some better books to read!

Have a fantastic week, I’ll try to post an update soon, not just a review. Maybe some of my writing… Until next time! 


November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Happy Friday and Earth Day! I decided to post my review of one of my favorite CoHo books, November 9. And I promise not to put any spoilers. I’m currently rereading it for the second time, and I still cry like a baby. It’s one of her most emotional books in my opinion, and she writes it perfectly. I’ll give you guys the summary from the back of the book. 

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon – and simultaneously his novel – be considered a love story it ends in heartbreak?

Intense, right? Just wait until you read it. So first of all, Colleen Hoover’s creativity completely makes this book so original and amazing. I’ve never read a book with the concept in which they meet each other only on one day (November 9th) every year. It’s absolutely brilliant and so intriguing. I also love the plot twists, as heartbreaking and emotional as they may be. Be sure to have tissues ready and I don’t recommend being in a public place while reading this. That would be a disaster. Lastly, the characters were fabulously written. Fallon was witty, kind, and sexy all in one. Her perspective was great to read in, and she was never petty or annoying. She made mistakes, but is human for it. And Ben? Oh. Dear. Lord. He just pushed many of my book boyfriends out of the way and settled at the top of my list for favorite book boys. He was sexy (oh so sexy), smart, and hilarious. I loved reading his excerpts of writing every time a new November 9th rolled around. He is such a loving guy and I get butterflies just thinking about him. Benton James Kessler, I love you so much. 

(This is the actor for Ben featured in the app Crave Romance. Oh my.)

I highly recommend this book for anyone who hasn’t read it! Or any Colleen Hoover novel, for that matter. You’ll cry and laugh and then read it all over again. Everything considered, I definitely give it a 5 of 5 stars (again). 

Have a great Friday, and thanks for reading my first review! 


Hello, blogosphere! My name is Shannon, and as you can tell, I’m, well, a book fanatic (And clearly very awkward). I’m fifteen years old and I’ve been reading as long as I can remember. I love romance, young adult books, paranormal, and occasionally graphic novels. I also listen to music a lot, mainly The Avett Brothers, Sleeping at Last, and The Head and the Heart. Eating huge bowls of ice cream is an acquired talent of mine *bows*.  I’m also a really great multitasker, like reading while eating cupcakes, hence my blog name. I often get PBSD (post book stress disorder) and I guess cupcakes are just my self medication… it works for me(; I’ll fantasize about my numerous book boyfriends, laugh at the witty innuendos, and sob (quite loudly) during the heart-wrenching moments.

I decided to start a blog because A)  I can meet people who relate to my inner fangirl and B) my sister is going to college this fall, and she is an avid reader like me (thanks for leaving me, Mol. I know you’ll be reading my updates). We’re very close and always recommend books/rant about them with each other, so I found another way of expressing my love for books.

I’ll be posting reviews of books, updates on what I’m currently reading, experts of stuff I’m writing (you can follow my Wattpad which is the same user as here), book recommendations, and the occasional video. I’m looking forward to talking to some of you. Enjoy!

– Shannon