Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Review Tour: None of the Regular Rules and Express Yourself Meme

I'm happy to share with you all my review for None of the Regular Rules. This tour is hosted by Xpresso  Book Tours.

None of the Regular Rules by Erin Downing
Publication date: November 20th 2012
Genre: YA Romance/Coming-of-Age

Sometimes, a few dares can change lives…

The weekend before the start of senior year, Sophie Erickson and her best friends, Ella and Grace, discover a handwritten list of dares tucked away in the glove compartment of Sophie’s beat-up old Toyota. But this isn’t just any list; it’s a dead girl's bucket list.

Sophie's beloved aunt Suzy died as a teenager in a fatal fall, leaving Sophie with an overly cautious family, a few fading photographs, and a bucket of bolts that barely passes for a car. But now, Sophie has Suzy’s list of the things she wanted to do in her last year of high school. Sophie can't help but wonder: What would happen if she tried to fulfill Suzy’s last wishes, to live out the longed-for life of her aunt, her hero?

As Sophie and her friends attempt to knock off the things on Suzy's list of dares, love blossoms in unexpected places and Sophie begins to feel that her life is finally coming together...when in fact, everything is slowly unraveling around her. When the truth about a long-held family secret threatens to shatter everything she believed to be true, Sophie is forced to question everything she knew about the life and people she believed in, and ultimately herself.


Erin Downing has written more than a dozen books for young adults, tweens, and kids. Her guilty pleasures include an unhealthy obsession with reality TV and cheesy romantic dramas (Revenge! Alias!), an addiction to Us Weekly magazine, and cupcakes.

Before turning to writing full time, Erin worked as a book editor, spent a few months as a cookie inventor, and also worked for Nickelodeon. Erin has lived in England, Sweden, and New York City, and now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and kids. More information about Erin and her books can be found at:www.erindowning.com.

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This isn't the typical ya romance. The guy isn't the ultimate crux of the story and Sophie and her friends try to fulful her dead aunt's bucket list. Heard any other ya romance go like that? Doubt it. Three friends decide to leave their comfort zone and completing this list before Sophie's graduation comes with both highs and lows. With things like cliff jumping, they get the best chance to escape normalcy and boredom. These three bffs pull you in and the love interest Johnny Rush does his part as well.

None of the Regular Rules is about taking chances and broadening your horizons. Three teenagers take a journey they wouldn't have if they had decided to leave the bucket list untouched. Personality clashes, growing apart and growing up are just some of the things that happen to these girls as the novel progresses. Throw in Johnny Rush and things get both more fun and complicated. Not just socially but for the heart. It's interesting how different people can come together to form lasting friendships and even if it falls a part their presence leaves an impact that for better or worse help shape who you are.

In the end this book is a superb read and would suggest anyone who loves young adult romance to grab a copy. Tragedy and love are both a part of growing up and Erin balances both masterfully.

Rating: 5 Stars

Express Yourself Meme: Share a Memorable Book Quote

Today my memorable quote comes from the holy book, The Bible.

1 Corinthians 10:13  No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/22-inspirational-bible-verses/#ixzz2LmRqgTzb

So hold true and know that you're not alone during times of hardship. Good day readers.


  1. Excellent quote for people to live by. None of the Regular Rules sounds amazing. :-)

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