Book Review – Bookish Boyfriends (A Date with Darcy) by Tiffany Schmidt




Bookish Boyfriend Series #1
Published May 1, 2018 by Amulet Paperbacks
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Paperback 400 Pages


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3.75- Lighthearted, Oddly Charming and Adorably Cute YA Teen Romance


Bookish Boyfriend by Tiffany Schmidt is a delightful summer read. It’s weirdly fascinating, adorably cute and entertaining.

Had quite a strange but fun date with this book. The premise was unique, quirky and intriguing. The plot was a bit slow at times, but for the most part, the pacing was great that I didn’t feel bored. I also thought the characters were well-developed, interesting, and had such fascinating personalities. Some of them were definitely odd, but in a good way. The only thing that really bothered and annoyed me was the first half of the novel. I don’t want to get into specifics, but there were weird moments that just made me cringe like hearing fingernails scratching on a chalkboard. So not enjoyable…. Some parts were overly silly and I think they were meant to be funny, but it just didn’t work for me. Thank goodness the second half was amazingly so much better that by the end, I can honestly say that I had an awesome time reading this book it its entirety and even had a few good laughs.

Romance wise, I wasn’t too crazy about the love pairings and I truly did not like it in the first half of the book. I thought it was ridiculous and unfortunately just didn’t work for me. The romance in the second half was a little bit swoonier, but sadly, I still wasn’t a fan. I guess I just didn’t like the “Romeo” and “Darcy” of the story. “Darcy” was definitely more interesting and even shared some swoony moments with Merrilee, but I just wasn’t into him. Not sure why since there’s one part where “Darcy” totally had my heart melting…. but that’s pretty much it. That being said, just because the romances didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean you won’t love it…AND there were plenty of adorable and fun scenes that made me smile so it’s not like I hated it or anything. I just wish there were more substance and swoon and feels…

While the romance didn’t quite work for me, I did fall in love… With the story’s amazing heroine, Merrilee. She’s the ultimate booknerd and I could totally relate to her obsession with romances. She’s also sassy and awkwardly adorable in every way. I loved her personality and wit, which made those ridiculous scenes fun and enjoyable. Merrilee just had this presence that made every scene so much more intriguing and incredibly entertaining.

Overall, this was a lighthearted, fun, and oddly charming YA contemporary romance. I may not have completely fallen in love with this book, but I definitely thought the unique and quirky concept paired with an awesome and totally lovable heroine, made this a pleasant reading date. I’m ready for the next one and cannot wait to see which book boyfriend(s) I’ll get to meet.

Sometimes, first impressions don’t tell the whole story. It’s better to keep an open mind and an open heart cause you just never know….

I received an advance reader copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and fair review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



A former teacher living and creating mischief in Doylestown, PA. Married to St. Matt, mother of impish boys, and chaser of mischievous puggles. I’m represented by Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary. Oh, and I’m unrepentantly addicted to writing & reading YA.

I have two contemporary YA novels: SEND ME A SIGN and BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE. A contemporary thriller series ONCE UPON A CRIME FAMILY, which begins with HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH and  continues in BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE.  Up next for me is the BOOKISH BOYFRIENDS series, coming from Abrams Books in Spring 2018



Thanks for reading my review. Have you read this book? What did you think? Leave your comments down below. I’d love to hear from you.

As always, have a wonderful day!!!




Waiting on Wednesday – Fawkes


Hi lovelies!! I hope you’re having a fantastic week so far. As for me, well nothing really new. Been reading a lot and trying to catch up on my Goodreads Challenge and knock off as many books on my Netgalley TBR. I’ve also been slowly trying to get back into my normal blogging schedule. It’s been tough with work, the new puppy, and just adulting and life in general. I’ve also been doing travel research cause I’ll be going on vacation next year to the Philippines and Hong Kong Disneyland with my boyfriend. I know it’s still months away, but I like being prepared and planning.

Anyway, I’ll talk more about that later on or something but for now, let’s get to today’s Waiting on Wednesday, which is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. A similar meme, Can’t-Wait Wednesday, is hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings. If you’d like to participate in either one, don’t forget to link back to these lovely ladies and add your links in their posts.

My pick for this week’s “can’t wait to read” is





Expected publication: July 10th 2018 by Thomas Nelson

Hardcover 448 pages

Genre(s): Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy


Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.
Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.
But what if death finds him first?
Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.
The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.
The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.
No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.

In case you didn’t know, my mom had a 60th Masquerade Ball Birthday Party a few months ago so when I saw this cover, I was obviously very intrigued. I don’t read too many historical fiction books, but this sounds really exciting and a lot of fun. I love forbidden romances, drama, mystery, and intrigue… This book seems to have it all and I can’t wait for it to come out!

What are your thoughts on this book? Would you read it? What’s on your Waiting on Wednesday pick today? Leave your links on the comments below so I can check out your post and find more books to add on my TBR!

Thanks for stopping by and reading. Have a wonderful day loves!