Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reviews: Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil & One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
Release Date: August 1, 2013 / Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Life in Outer Space is about a geeky sixteen-year-old named Sam. He and his friends are tormented basically everyday at school by the popular crowd because Sam and his friends are considered losers and dorks. But that all changes when the cool, new girl Camilla befriends them.

Sam's knowledge about horror and cult movies was pretty endearing. He sometimes frustrated me with the decisions he made involving his friends, but he would eventually redeem himself, which was a relief. Sam's friends Adrian, Mike, and Allison were great to read about, and I liked their hilarious interactions. Camilla was an interesting and colorful character; however, she almost seemed too good to be true. As for her relationship with Sam, even though I thought it was sweet, I wasn't that desperate for them to be together. I just didn't feel all that connected to them.

Although I felt this was a story I've heard before, this book had its cute and fun moments. If you love reading Australian novels or if you're looking for a light, contemporary read about a quirky group of friends, then you should check out Life in Outer Space.

One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
Release Date: August 27, 2013 / Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Wow, One Week Girlfriend really impressed me! I'm not sure what I expected. I guess I just didn't realize how good it was going to be. It's definitely one of the better new adult novels I've read.

The main characters Drew and Fable were such wonderful characters, and I was totally invested in their story. There was lots of heartache and deeply emotional and shocking moments that made me wish I could go in the book and hug them both. What made me feel better, though, was their relationship. I loved them together. Their relationship, the connection they shared, was intense and sweet and completely HOT. All I wanted was to read more and more of their interactions. I could not get enough!

One Week Girlfriend was an all around addicting and amazing read. 
The writing was great and the story flowed so well. The ending did upset and frustrate me, but it makes me want to read the sequel Second Chance Boyfriend even more. I cannot wait to get my hands on it!


  1. You know I love me some Aussie! But you didn't really give it your stamp of approval so..

    One Week Girlfriend sounds interesting. I might just push away my aversion to NA and buy this one!

    1. I seem to be one of the very few who didn't quite connect with it though! Everyone else loves it, so I think you should definitely give it a shot. :)

      It had different situations that I hadn't seen before in other NA books I've read. It was refreshing, although heartbreaking.

  2. Oh gosh, I absolutely LOVED Life In Outer Space. :) I'm an Aussie, so I got the references...and I just loved the characters. Sam was totally clueless though, which was frustrating.

    Stopping by from Candace's linkup!
    My book review!

  3. I've had One Week Girlfriend on my list for a while! But I need to read it soon!! Your review is great!!

    Sarah @ The Ultimate Bookworms.