Guest Post: Summer Book Favorites

Hello everyone! Happy Saturday, it's officially the weekend, phew! Today, I have a long awaited guest post from Amanda Brown from South Kalaki Girl, an amazing blog and magazine for girls! She writes it with her sister, Rachel!

Amanda is going to be sharing with us her Summer Book Favorites! (do you see how long it's been since I meant to post this) Take it away Amanda!

Hey guys!  My name is Amanda Brown.  I’m a 16-year-old writer and graphic designer in charge of, which is a blog and magazine written by girls, for girls.  I’d love to see you guys on there and meet you!  

So today I’d like to share with you guys some of my favorite summer reads.  
Unfortunately, over the past school year I had stopped reading.  I just found I was too busy and didn’t have time to sit down and read.  But during the summer, I picked up a book and remembered just how truly magical the reading experience is.
Here are some books I discovered:
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Plot: Juli Baker has been obsessed with her neighbor, Bryce Loski, since he moved in a few summers ago.  But after he refuses to help her save her beloved sycamore tree and acts like an altogether jerk to her, she realizes that she’s liked him for all the wrong reasons.  The trouble is, just as she gets over him, Bryce discovers that there’s more to Juli Baker than he had thought and finds himself falling in love with her.
Notes: Some curse words, but otherwise clean.  There’s also a movie version of this, so make sure to watch it after you read the book!
Perfect for: Any age girl who wants a short, but deep, read.
Rating: 5/5 stars
The Madman’s Daughter Series by Megan Shephard
Plot: The first book, The Madman’s Daughter, is based off of the classic entitled The Lost Island of Dr. Moreau.  It was a definite page-turner, and I literally couldn’t put it down.  I read the whole book in one afternoon.  The second book is based on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the third book is based on Frankenstein.  Throughout the whole series, I was holding my breath and riveted.  
Notes: Some curse words and older content.  May need to skip some scenes.
Perfect for: Older teenage girls who love romance mixed in with horror and sci-fi.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Enwined by Heather Dixon
Plot: Based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses, this tale take you for a spin.  The ending is especially entrancing, with lives on the line and dangerous magic behind every turn.  
Notes: Absolutely one hundred percent clean.
Perfect for: Any age girl who loves romance and magic.
Rating: 6/5 stars
Thanks for reading, and make sure to check out these books!  Let me know in the comments below if you’ve read any of these and, if not, which ones you want to try.
Thanks to Noor for letting me post on her blog!

Thank you Amanda, this was fantastic! I actually have never read any of these books, but they're definitely going on my TBR!

I hope you guys enjoyed, and don't forget to check out Amanda's blog and take a look at some of her amazing posts :)

Thanks for reading,

(also, please pray for Paris guys. I didn't get to do a post on it because this was scheduled but my thoughts are with the families of the victims. my aunt and cousin were there and my cousin's leg is very severely hurt. Stay strong everyone <3)


  1. I haven't read any of those books .

  2. Pray for Paris πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ


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