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Cotton Candy Wishes
Reviews for The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

"Springer deftly captures the highs and lows of junior high, taking the reader through the full range of emotions."
— Jo Whittmore, author of the Confidentially Yours series

“Tweens will love this sweet story about following your heart even when it's not exactly easy.”
— Lisa Schroeder, author of It’s Raining Cupcakes and See You on a Starry Night

"Cotton Candy Wishes illustrates that true friends—and not popularity—are the sweetest dessert of all."
— Gail Nall, author of Out of Tune and Break the Ice

"Oh, the sweet and sour of seventh grade. Taylor Hunt experiences it all in Kristina Springer's deliciously realistic Cotton Candy Wishes."
— Cindy Callaghan, Just Add Magic series, Lost In series, and Sydney Mackenzie Knocks 'Em Dead

The Espressologist
Reviews for The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

“This YA novel is romantic fun at its finest - with great teen characters, a delightful budding romance, and enough humor to make it a sweet, sweet read.”
— Kate Messner, author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z

“Adorable, fun and fast! This book had laugh out loud moments that made me wonder what my coffee beverage orders say about me!! Great romance and realistic dialogue - a wonderful debut.”
— Jennifer Jabaley, author of Lipstick Apology

“What a fun read. Perfect for girls of any age. It's full of romance, topped with bubbly humor, and sprinkled with a bit of suspense. And the payoff at the end is as satisfying as the last sip of caramel macchiato in your mug."
— Kristin Walker, author of A Match Made in High School

“Kristina Springer is a fantastic new storyteller who is going to do great things. The writing is engaging and charming and humorous. I finished the whole book in one sitting!"
— Jessica Brody, author of The Karma Club

“Frothy, not too sweet and full of strong character and delicious flavor. Jane is a barista at a coffee shop and makes the connection between people’s drink styles and their love interests. In the style of Jane Austen’s Emma, Jane can make matches for everyone but herself. This is a wonderful romantic book with a new twist on the matchmaking theme.”
— KIWI magazine

“Satisfying . . . Jane’s quirky and sympathetic voice give this cheerful, breezy romance a unique touch.”
— Publishers Weekly

“A breezy and fun vibe . . . best enjoyed over the holidays with a hot drink.”
— Booklist

“Springer has created a lovable, naive young woman in Jane, and even those who don’t drink java will enjoy the frothy story.”
— School Library Journal

“Springer does a spot-on job of creating [all sorts of interesting] situations, not least by speaking fluent teenager. Anyone who’s worked in a service-industry job will nod in recognition while reading passages about snarky customers and cranky coworkers—and anyone who’s been a teenager will relate to the romantic tension that builds as Jane makes matches for her friends but doesn’t realize she’s overlooking her own perfect romantic partner."
— Linda M. Castellitto, BookPage contributor and former barista

My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours
Reviews for My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours by Kristina Springer

"Irresistible as a fluffy kitten. I laughed out loud and so will you!"
— Meg Cabot, author of the Airhead and Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series

“Tori’s honesty and sense of humor make for an exuberant read. The dialogue is realistic, and Springer brings refreshing personalities to standard character types; Tori’s parents are divorced, but both parents are active in her life, for instance, and the popular girls aren’t mean.“
— Kirkus Reviews

“This is a very sweet, very fun read! If you are looking for something light to read over the summer, this is definitely a book for you. Endearing characters, true to life circumstances, Kristina Springer has built an extremely adorable novel for the YA crowd!”
— A Fanatic's Book Blog

“For anyone who's ever felt jealous, had a BFF, or wanted a boyfriend...I read it in one sitting!”
— Lauren Barnholdt, author of the Devon Delaney series and numerous young adult books

“Springer writes in authentic tween language. The story takes place in a suburb of Chicago , but could easily be transported to any school in the United States . Tori is a well-rounded character, both likable and relatable. The themes will resonate with any girl who’s ever gone through the hardships of middle school: friendship, boys, popularity, and, most importantly, choosing to do the right, but often more difficult, thing. A fun read.”
— School Library Journal


Just Your Average Princess
Reviews for Just Your Average Princess by Kristina Springer

“Springer's (The Espressologist) frothy story delivers an appealing setting in the pumpkin patch, and Jamie is a down-to-earth, realistically flawed protagonist whose antagonism toward Milan--while well-founded--also points to her underlying fear that her cozy life in Average is beginning to change.”
— Publishers Weekly Online

“…[a] lighthearted, often humorous read.”
— School Library Journal

“This cheerful and heartwarming novel set in a small town will appeal to teens who enjoy YA chick lit.”

"I really loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I loved the fall theme: the pumpkin patch, the caramel apples, and the whole farm. It made me envision the perfect fall day. I loved it - lighthearted and charming. The perfect fall book."
— YABookNerd

"Just Your Average Princess is a delighful romp in America's heartland where small towns hold quirky festivals in which the whole town populace gathers to watch a parade complete with a coronation float and a princess who holds the title of Pumpkin Princess or Potato Princess or Sweet Pea Sweetheart. Highly recommended grades 7-up."
— pamelathompsonblogger

"I read the first chapter, closed the book, and thought to myself, "Kristina Springer, will you be my BFF?" Or do I mean Jamie? I think I mean both because both Kristina Springer's writing style and the character she has created in Jamie are totally ME."
— smallreview

The Paparazzi Project
Reviews for My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours by Kristina Springer

"Want to be famous? Be careful what you wish for. Celebrity isn't all it seems to be in Kristina Springer's glittering story of supercharged high school drama. Secrets, lies, and hidden romance bubble to the surface when an impromptu school assignment goes too far. As Emily Dickinson said, "Fame is a fickle food," but for a sensational read, JUST YOUR AVERAGE CELEBRITY is a sure thing!"
- Kristin Walker, author of A Match Made in High School and Seven Clues to Winning You

"Just Your Average Celebrity is an interesting look at gossip and rumors and how they can so easily color our perceptions. Livvie is a spunky character whose school project quickly turns into a fast paced, roller coaster adventure!"
- Jennifer Jabaley, award winning author of Lipstick Apology and Crush Control

"I can't remember a time when I read a book that focused on a class assignment, and in the case of Just Your Average Celebrity this plot device was definitely an element that kept me reading. While the book looks like a fast, light, fun read, it has an unexpected depth in its comment on our culture. Don't get me wrong, it was definitely well paced and parts of it contained a sweetness that was fun to read. But, there was also more to it (which I loved)."
- Mundie Moms

"This YA, chick lit novel is a fast, fun read, with loads of humor, but some important insights, as well, about privacy and integrity in our fast-paced, media-driven, high-tech society. I read the Kindle edition of this book. It is well-designed and well-edited, making it a pleasure to read. I had previously read and very much enjoyed another YA chick lit novel by this author, The Espressologist, and I strongly recommend it to fans of this book."
- Kate McMurry

"The plot was 100% completely relative to our lives today. Whether it's a pre-teens, teenagers, young adults, or even older adults. Just Your Average Celebrity focuses on capturing certain people in situations and how pictures can be misconstrued and lies and rumors can spread. Quickly! Just Your Average Celebrity is a completely relevant story in our day and age. The story fits so many situations with students and adults. If you love fun, quick, and relevant stories, this is really one to read!"
- Lisa Austin,