Posts By: Jessica

Dec 28
Review: Misdirected by Ali Berman

Review: Misdirected by Ali Berman

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Misdirected is a book about a 15 year old boy, Ben, who moves to a new town where religion is an important aspect of everyone’s life. Ben wasn’t raised in a religious home, and although he attended a religious private school for most of his life, he doesn’t understand why religion is so important to everyone. After being treated like an outcast because of his lack of interest in being a Christian, he discovers he’s Atheist. This causes an even bigger disconnect… Read more »

Dec 16
Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

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I’ve recently realized that I’m not extremely judgmental about books. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll point out any issues I notice or parts I dislike, but I still end up enjoying the book usually. If it’s a bad read and I don’t enjoy it, I don’t finish it. This led to me wanting to put nearly half of the books I read this year on this list… which would be tedious both to write and to read! So to shorten… Read more »

Dec 15
Review: Owlet by Emma Michaels

Review: Owlet by Emma Michaels

1 Stars, Reviews 2

the plot Owlet started off with a very mysterious tone that made you curious to learn more about Iris’ world, which kept me flipping the pages, anxious to figure out what was happening which is usually a good thing… except for the most part, I stayed very confused and curious. Iris is apart of a secret society, The Society of Feathers or the Eyrie/Stryx (I still haven’t really managed to figure out the difference there, more on that later) but… Read more »

Dec 11
Slam Poetry

Slam Poetry

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I’ve been a fan of slam poetry for a while. I used to spend hours in the middle of the night listening and watching poets perform their poems on Youtube. They were fabulous and powerful, and they totally blew me away. What is Slam Poetry, you ask? If you don’t know what slam poetry is, it’s a free-verse type of poetry that is intended to be performed and while it doesn’t have to, it usually addresses some sort of social… Read more »

Dec 10
Review: Rush by Eve Silver

Review: Rush by Eve Silver

4 Stars, Reviews 2

plot Rush was… odd. But I totally fell in love with Miki and Jackson’s relationship, and ended up reading this book in one sitting. Miki Jones first gets pulled while trying to save a girl from being run over and wakes up in a field in the game. That’s when she meets her team, although some of the characters would choose to not use that word to describe them. They then try to hunt and kill aliens who are invading their… Read more »

Dec 09
Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

Top Ten Tuesday 4

Most of the books I read this year were by authors that were new to me. It was one of my reading goals at the beginning of this year to check out new authors, so I’m very excited to have found so many new authors that I am now huge fans of. I look forward to reading more of their books, and I even already have a few on my kindle waiting to be read, like The Legion by Melissa… Read more »

Dec 08
Review: The Innocent Assassins by Pema Donyo

Review: The Innocent Assassins by Pema Donyo

4 Stars, Reviews 2

plot I was fully intrigued by the idea of teenage assassins, especially in such an organized setting that could easy be compared to a boarding school/workplace. It added an idea of institutionalized murder, which is equally intriguing as it is horrifying. Jane works for Covert Operatives, an organization that ‘rescues’ orphans off the street and gives them a home… the catch? They are trained as professional assassins carrying out the dirty work for greedy people across the world. Except, Lucy isn’t as… Read more »

Nov 04
Top Ten Books I Would Want To Reread (If I Reread Books)

Top Ten Books I Would Want To Reread (If I Reread Books)

Top Ten Tuesday 2

For me, rereading is a thing of the past. Which is incredibly unfortunate, but I just don’t have the time to reread books lately. Especially when there are new books that I need to get my hands on. The idea of rereading is actually so enticing because I’m always super sad to leave a world behind, or a character that I grew deeply attached to. Sometimes, it feels like I mourn characters as if they died when I finish a… Read more »

Oct 22
Blog Tour: Review of The Reason I Stay by Patty Maximini

Blog Tour: Review of The Reason I Stay by Patty Maximini

4 Stars, Blog Tour, Reviews 2

the plot The romance was ADORABLE. Although, at some points it felt like it was moving too fast and as if a bit of insta-love was occurring, which I wasn’t a huge fan of. I felt like since the characters start off totally angry at each other that it was a bit weird for them to be getting so close so quickly. Especially since Matt had come across as SUCH a terrible person. Beside that, I loved their relationship and… Read more »