It is HARD to find a good mystery in the young adult genre. Recently, more of these types of stories have made their way to the young adult book shelves. […]
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I enjoy reading young adult when it’s written from a teen boy’s point of view, especially if it’s authored by an actual MALE. Female authors do okay with […]
I had been waiting for this book since December of 2015. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The cover caught my eye but it was the synopsis that nabbed me and reeled me in. And as readers, we’re surprised when a book turns out a little bit different than what we expected, whether for the good or the bad. Okay, maybe you aren’t but I am, every time it happens to me.
Color me clueless, but I had no idea the cover image was a rose engulfed in flame. Well, that kind of explains a lot…. Too bad it took me the entire story to figure it out because that really is a beautiful cover!
If I was asked after BEA 2016 to pick the one book I received that I was most intrigued about and excited to read, I would have answered Sarah […]
By now you’ve most likely heard about the book Illuminae. It’s innovative, fast-paced, and extremely mind-numbingly contemplative. I’m sure many of my brain cells suffered in the reading of this book. […]
This is one of my favorite lines from Monty Python and it fits so many things in life. It just sings in my head whenever I come across […]
I think I’m batting about 50% this month on books I’m reading. I’ve had a few lately that I’ve wanted to DNF but I managed to stick it out and finish them. Unfortunately, this particular book was one that actually made me more mad by the end.
This completely appropriate-for-the-YA-crowd story is about what happens when everything you’ve been taught to believe is complete and utter nonsense, just to get you to comply for the greater good.
I was hesitant to begin reading When We Collided. And then the reviews started coming. I just couldn’t ignore it anymore. This book would be important to me, I just knew it.
Nightstruck is one of those perfect urban fantasy stories that will find an audience with teens. With a straight forward, easy to follow storyline and world building, it’s a quick read. I read this almost in one night! I tore through this story so fast that when I got to the ending…
Ms. Tucholke writes the most artful, gothic stories for today’s audience. Any story she puts to paper, I’ll probably read.
Well, I went and did it again. As soon as I was done reading Firstlife, I ran to Goodreads to see how many of my friends had read it and what they had thought about.
Why, oh why, doesn’t anyone write a stand alone anymore? Please, can we just wrap up the story in one book? Why do I have to enjoy a story so much only to be eventually let down at the “non-ending”? At least duologies have been invented because, yeah, those never existed before.
Mechanical horses… with feelings?? You betcha! Best friends together forever? Yup. Detroit front and center? So awesome… Do I really need to write a review? Oh, alright…
Disclaimer right off the bat: I adore Sophie Jordan’s writing. I’ve read some of her romances and I like what she does with a romance. So it was about time I got to her more fantastical reads.
Sword and Verse is getting some very polarizing reviews out on Goodreads. Just quickly looking at the ratings, it appears you either loved the story or you gave it a valiant try and DNF’d it around 50%. I can actually support both viewpoints.
What an odd, quirky story this turned out to be. Not at all what I thought it would be going into it. I loved the humor but turns out there’s a bit of a mystery here, too.
I think it’s pretty well known that I don’t normally read contemporary fiction that deals with serious issues. I completely shun anything by Jodi Piccoult for fear my meds couldn’t handle the deep depression I might find myself in. But for some odd reason, the situation in this story had me completely intrigued.