Category: Reviews

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Review & Discussion

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Review & Discussion

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 4/5 Stars Publisher: Scholastic (2009) Length: 390 pgs Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls (#1) Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction/Romance Format: Paperback Goodreads Synopsis: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy […]


The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- Review

Posted November 26, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 2 Comments
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- Review

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin My rating: 4/5 Stars Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Nov 2014) Length: 470 pgs Series: Mara Dyer (#3) Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction Format: Hardcover (signed) via Amazon Goodreads Synopsis: Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told. There is. She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should. She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now. Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this […]


Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas- Review

Posted November 14, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 21 Comments
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas- Review

This may be more of a rant than a review. Not necessarily a bad one, but definitely an impassioned one. Because Throne of Glass and I have perhaps the most love-hate relationship I’ve had with a book all year. So there were some high expectations I had for this going in, based on the plethora of rave reviews I’ve read: A) A kick-butt, take-no-prisoners, no-holds-barred, assassin protagonist B) A well done love triangle C) A creative fantasy world with good world-building I can say after finishing the novel that b & c were pretty well accomplished, but part of me […]


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson- Review with ALL the Emotions

Posted November 10, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 18 Comments
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson- Review with ALL the Emotions

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson My rating: 4.5/5 Stars Publisher: Dial (September 2014) Length: 371 pgs Genre: YA Contemporary Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until […]


The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett- Mini Review

Posted November 5, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 3 Comments
The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett- Mini Review

The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett My rating: 3.5/5 Stars Publisher: Tor Teen (March 2014) Length: 380 pgs Series: The Arkwell Academy (#2) Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Fiction Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: Dusty Everhart might be able to predict the future through the dreams of her crush, Eli Booker, but that doesn’t make her life even remotely easy. When one of her mermaid friends is viciously assaulted and left for dead, and the school’s jokester, Lance Rathbone, is accused of the crime, Dusty’s as shocked as everybody else. Lance needs Dusty to prove his innocence […]


Book Buddies Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Posted October 29, 2014 in Book Buddies Reviews, Books, Reviews / 6 Comments
Book Buddies Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

This month I’m partnering up with Lauren from bookmarklit for Book Buddies, an every-other month feature where Lauren and I will choose a themed read to buddy read and then get together and discuss the things that stand out! You can see both of our opinions and discussions in the conversation review format, and it will be posted on the last Wednesday of the month! This month’s read was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in honor of Halloween in just a few days! This is the second half our discussion, to read the first part of our thoughts, check […]


Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Arementrout | Review

Posted October 29, 2014 in Books, Five Star Reads, Reviews / 8 Comments
Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Arementrout | Review

I could do nothing else while I read this book. I carried it with me in the car, to meals, to the gym, read it while waiting at the DMV, neglected getting enough sleep to continue it, and finally finished it less than 24 hours later. It was the epitome of a can’t-put-down-until-you-know-the-ending (semi) psychological thriller. I’ll be honest- this was the first novel I’ve read by Arementrout that wasn’t part of her Lux series, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was a completely different type of YA novel, a stand alone, and a different publisher (her Lux […]


Landline by Rainbow Rowell- Review

Posted October 20, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 5 Comments
Landline by Rainbow Rowell- Review

Landline by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 4/5 Stars Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (2014) Length: 310 pgs Genre: Adult Conemporary Fiction Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s […]


The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett- Review

Posted October 15, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 8 Comments
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett- Review

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett My rating: 3/5 Stars Publisher: Tor Teen (March 2013) Length: 367 pgs Series: The Arkwell Academy (#1) Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Fiction Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting […]


Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw- ARC Review

Posted October 13, 2014 in ARCs, Books, Reviews / 3 Comments
Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw- ARC Review

Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw My rating: 2.5/5 Stars Publisher: Amulet (A division of ABRAMS) (October 14, 2014) Length: 256 pgs Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Format: NetGalley- Thanks to ABRAMS! * I was provided a free e-Galley of this title in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review or opinion. Goodreads Synopsis: It’s 5:00 a.m. on Fifth Avenue, and 16-year-old Gemma Beasley is standing in front of Tiffany & Co. wearing the perfect black dress with her coffee in hand—just like Holly Golightly. As the cofounder of a successful Tumblr blog—Oh Yeah Audrey!—devoted to […]