Reviews: THE SEVEN REALMS by Cinda Williams Chima

I admit I read these books because of all the love I felt for FLAMECASTER and SHADOWCASTER. I know I kinda spoiled myself for this series. It turns out that it doesn't really matter. I fully enjoyed reading all the books in this series. I absolutely loved the world that the author has created and [...]

Reviews: THE RAVEN CYCLE by Maggie Stiefvater

People have been raving about THE RAVEN CYCLE series. I finally decided to pick it up and see what all the fuss was about. I am so lucky I got to read these back to back. I have included my honest thoughts on all the books in this series and some of my favorite video [...]

By | 2017-03-18T21:46:31+00:00 Friday, March 17, 2017|4 stars, 5 stars, Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal, reviews, Romance, YA|12 Comments

Review: UNFORGIVABLE by Amy Reed

I have to admit right away that I didn't read Invincible. The real issue now is "did I feel like I missed anything by not reading it?" Nope. I caught everything I needed to enjoy this story as a stand-alone. I am not even going to try and re-cap this story. Every detail is a [...]

By | 2017-12-16T10:23:46+00:00 Friday, May 6, 2016|4 stars, Contemporary, reviews, Romance, YA|4 Comments

Review: FLAMECASTER by Cinda Williams Chima

This review might not be coherent. I really loved this story, but it's complicated. It's hard to explain. My love for this book is hard to talk about. Bear with me as I try to put my thoughts about this book into words. Famecaster is one of those stories that has everything I want in [...]

By | 2017-12-16T10:23:54+00:00 Monday, April 11, 2016|Fantasy, reviews, YA|7 Comments

Review: BURNING MIDNIGHT by Will McIntosh

This story was so much fun. I love the concept and the delivery on this. The world building and imagination in this story was pretty addictive. Plus, a male protagonist was such a nice change of pace. This story starts off with Sully, our protagonist, selling spheres at his flea market booth. A [...]

By | 2017-12-16T10:24:27+00:00 Wednesday, February 3, 2016|5 stars, Adventure, reviews, Science Fiction, YA|5 Comments

Review: ASSASSIN’S HEART by Sarah Ahiers

This is a hard review to write. The background is complicated. I really enjoyed this book. The protagonist is a kick ass assassin (or clipper, as they call them in this story). She has been training since birth to kill. She kills quickly and with honor for the goddess who demands a blood [...]

By | 2017-12-16T10:24:28+00:00 Tuesday, February 2, 2016|4 stars, Fantasy, reviews, Romance, YA|12 Comments

Review: THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES by Rebecca Podos

Seventeen year old Imogene is being raised by her Father and step-mother, Libby. Her mother walked out when she was two. When she wakes up to find her Father is gone, she tries to figure out what motivated him to leave, where he went, and how to get him back. Imogene is determined to [...]

By | 2017-12-16T10:24:31+00:00 Tuesday, January 26, 2016|4 stars, Mental Illness, Mystery, reviews, YA|5 Comments

Review: THE KILLING JAR by Jennifer Bosworth

The Killing Jar is a really hard book to review. I enjoyed it for the most part. I was able to follow along and even got caught up in the fantasy aspects of this book. But.... well, actually, let me tell you what worked for me first. The beginning was really cool. I [...]

By | 2017-12-16T10:24:39+00:00 Friday, January 22, 2016|3 stars, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, reviews, YA|3 Comments

Review: THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp

So this book took on some tough topics. Bullying, violence in schools, mass shootings, death of children, sibling rivalry, and child abuse, just to name a few. The story had 4 different POVs and the action started pretty early in the story. The story takes place over just 54 minutes of these people's [...]

By | 2017-12-16T10:24:44+00:00 Friday, January 8, 2016|1 star, Contemporary, Crime, reviews, YA|13 Comments