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Hello, there! My name is Brianna, but everyone calls me Bri. I'm a book lover that lives in San Francisco, CA, and I will literally read anything that I can get my hands on. My go-to genres are usually urban or epic fantasy, anything YA, classics, and popular fiction and non-fiction works. I love going to unique bookstores, and the ultimate happiness is sipping on a cup of tea or coffee, curled up on the couch in a blanket and reading a good book.

I tend to write reviews on books that I really enjoyed or books that I didn't. My reviews can sometimes be snarky and sarcastic, emotional, or just filled with love and mushiness. I'm usually just a laid-back, open-minded and friendly person, but I will get excited and fangirl about books like you wouldn't believe! I always try to be respectful of both authors and readers whose opinions are different from mine, and I love having in-depth. thoughtful book discussions. If you are a fellow book lover that is active on the site, please do not hesitate to reach out and say hi! :)

Shattered Promises

Shattered Promises - Jessica Sorensen Ugh, I had to call it quits after reading about half the book. The plot was going nowhere (I'm not even sure there was a plot, to be honest!), the characters were hard to relate to, and there was no flow or cohesion to the storyline. There were many times I had no idea what was happening! Hints would be dropped, but never elaborated on, and eventually I just did not care to find out what was going on.

This is also one of the few times where I have absolutely DESPISED the main character, and I do not use that word lightly. Gemma gets into some stupid situations frequently, and her responses are far from believable. She's snarky to the point of being annoying, she can't make up her mind about anything, and she seems to have no morals (at least where guys are concerned). While she is interested in one guy, she has no problem getting physical with another. Classy. The main love interest, Alex, was such a douche, and when you put Gemma and him together, it was a hot mess. I'm actually proud of myself that I was able to handle reading about half of this story.

Yet again I have been deceived by all the high praise this book has received. I'm really starting to become skeptical when I see a NA book with high ratings. It's getting hard for me to weed through a bunch of mediocre works to find that one diamond in the rough, and this story was definitely not a gem.