Monday, June 27, 2011


TITLE: Crush Control
AUTHOR: Jennifer Jabaley
PUBLISHER: Razorbill; June 9, 2011, 318 pages
GENRE: Young Adult Romance/Paranormal Elements


Ms. Jabaley wrote an entertaining and fun YA read for all ages!

Willow Grey was ripped away from her best pal, Max when they were 9 years old but not before she 'made' him promise to always be her best friend forever!

She returns at seventeen to find that Max has filled out and is completely "CRUSH" worthy! They've kept in touch almost daily since she left but seeing him in person has reinforced the feelings that have been growing in Willow's heart, a more than best friends feeling-the dry-mouth, weak knee'd and I want to kiss your whole face feeling.

Needless to say, things don't work out quite the way Willow planned but since she watched her gorgeous and engaging mother hypnotize people for years, she figures the best way to get Max is---Get him jealous! She performs a hilarious hypnotist routine at a party and finds the perfect subject to make Max jealous only things don't exactly turn out the way Willow planned.
Willow learns the hard way that love shouldn't be forced and when something is meant to be, it will be.

I really liked the concept of this book, the storyline moves along at a nice pace and I whipped through it pretty quickly, never getting bored. There's much more to the book, Willow's relationship with her mother and grandparents along with other issues that I felt sent a great message. I'd recommend this book to friends and family.


  1. This sounds like such a fun book! Nice review :D

  2. Thanks :o]

    It was a fun quick read, perfect for summer! I think it was adorable and hilarious with one or two harder issues thrown in that gave it more of a serious edge to it.

    Not to deep but a book I'd recommend to anyone looking for a fun entertaining read :o]

  3. Hey kristi, I've seen this book on Goodreads a couple times but just kinda skimmed past it, but now I'm going to add it. Great review ;)

  4. Thank you so much!

    I think you'll enjoy it, it's actually quite funny, sad at times, romantic, has some paranormal elements but best of all---it really captures teen angst and the lengths that some will go for their heart-throb :o]

    Quick and fun yet highly entertaining and has depth to it!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Oh great review! So does she get the cute hot boy or not? lol. I need to know. :) Thank you!