Sunday, December 29, 2013

Indie Book of the Week: Boy Swap by Kristina Springer

We all have those go to author's that we know when we pick them up we will get exactly what we want, when we want it. Kristina Springer is one of those authors for me, which is why her new book, Boy Swap, is my Indei Book of the Week!

Title: Boy Swap
Author: Kristina Springer
Series: Stand Alone
Published: November 13, 2013
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary

Book Description:
Boy Swap: The secret to sisterly love and scholarly bliss.

Research shows that seven out of ten girl fights are over a guy. The Boy Swap Club fixes all that. In an effort to spread around male cuteness and minimize fights and backstabbing, they just share boyfriends. And Brooke Thomas, consummate band member, has been asked to join the super secret club because the president of the club has the hots for her guy.

Brooke doesn't want to share her boyfriend. I mean, who does? But how can she say no? She, a second chair flutist in the school band, finds herself sitting between the Varsity Cheerleader Captain and the Homecoming Queen at the first meeting. Her friends will never believe this in a million years. Too bad she can’t tell them. But she knows. This one event can change her entire life. What if she becomes actual friends with one of these girls? It might be worth sharing her boyfriend. 

Besides, he'll always love her best, right?

About the Author:

Kristina Springer is the author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS, and THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT. She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and children.

Kristina Springer is one of those writers that you know when you pick up one of their books you are going to be transported back in time to when life was maybe simpler but maybe more complicated as well. What in the world am I talking about?

Why, high school of course!

I know when I pick up one of her books, I am going to get a really fun and light read that will make me smile and make me remember all those crazy (and fun!) times in high school. When social standing was everything. When friends were plenty but true friends were sometimes hard to come by. When that certain someone would finally look your way or talk to you in the hall and it made your whole day and you were grinning like an idiot for the rest of it. When boys came and went like it was nothing and what to wear the next day was the worst possible dilemma you had to think about.

Springer has a way of making all of that come back to life and make it fun again, make it nostalgic while still delivering a really fun and entertaining read that will be something perfect to cleanse your pallet after a long drawn out story or a series that never ends. They are exactly the kind of in between reads we all need on our book shelves.

This was such a sweet and cute story and a great look into what we are willing to share and to give up to be who we think we want to be, only to realize that sometimes, what is one the other side, isn't always greener or better. That what we have right in front of us and who we already are, is exactly who and where we should be.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*


  1. Aw, this one does sound adorable! I like those books that are just light and fun and easy to read.

  2. I can't help but love a light read and always can use some fun in my life. :-)

  3. Same here emaginette! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. This sounds so cute and yeah I can just see how this would not work..LOL Wonderful review Ali!

  5. Yeah I have never been good with sharing boys. ;)

  6. This one sounds like a cute read. Although I would definitely not be good at sharing my boyfriend!

  7. This sounds really cute. Great review!

  8. aww it does sound super cute <3 I love simple stories sometimes, nice way to kick back and relax :)