Summer Reading Series 2013: Boundless

Posted June 8, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: Boundless

Boundless by Cynthia Hand My rating: 3 of 5 stars (3.5 out of 5 stars) I had this book waiting on my desk to read for a while, thinking, this will be a fantastic, enjoyable read, no problem. I had read the two previous novels in the series and had really liked them (as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a total sucker for angel/fallen angel books). And while this book does deliver at the ends, the first half was a real slough to get through. Since the first half of the book was relatively disappointing (at least for the standards I […]



Summer Reading Series 2013: Girl of Nightmares

Posted June 4, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: Girl of Nightmares

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m glad I picked this sequel up because it’s really what a sequel should be- focused on tying up loose ends from the previous book and finishing the story rather than presenting a bunch of new plot lines. Girl of Nightmares is a quick, fun read, just like it’s predecessor, offering the same witty narrative and endearing characters as Anna Dressed in Blood . The sequel follows the aftermath of Anna disappearing into (what is assumed to be but is really open to interpretation) “hell” with the ghost […]


Summer Reading Series 2013: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Posted May 30, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 3 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky My rating: 5 of 5 stars There’s so much to say about this book it’s hard to know where to begin, or where to end for that matter. I never read this book in high school, though it would ironically always be that one book that people claimed to have read (by choice) and loved, often times it seemed for the sake of having “read” it, almost as a status symbol. Having read this for the first time in my later college years, I definitely see how much of the issues […]



Summer Reading Series 2013: A Beautiful Dark

Posted May 22, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: A Beautiful Dark

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m a sucker for paranormal angel books. It may be the religion major, or the Catholic, in me but I find this concept so much more intriguing then the vampire/werewolf/etc realm, probably because it is based in a concept that so many people believe in and it’s interesting to see what an author will do with an already established belief in a fantasy genre. Yet so often the YA angel/fallen angel stories fall flat. The only series I have found that catches my interest is the Hush Hush […]


Summer Reading Series 2013: Anna Dressed in Blood

Posted May 18, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 2 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake My rating: 3 of 5 stars I had SUCH high high hopes for this book. I’d patiently waited all semester until I had time to really sit down and read it. I was literally jumping for joy when I found it at my local library on the first try. However… Now, it’s not that it was bad. I devoured it in less than 24 hours (it’s slimmer than I expected) and can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel. But I was expecting so much MORE. MORE horror, MORE fear, MORE complex […]


Summer Reading Series 2013: Everneath

Posted May 18, 2013 in Books, Reviews / 3 Comments
Summer Reading Series 2013: Everneath

Everneath by Brodi Ashton My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book had such good reviews among the goodreads community that I was disappointed when I finally picked it up. I love the idea of basing it off of the myth of Persephone, and there’s so many directions the book could have gone in. I loved the glimpses into the world of the Everneath, and the idea of the Everliving, but these bits were few and far between compared to the mundane high school events that comprised a majority of the book. It felt disjointed and was hard for the […]