Posts Categorized: 3 Stars

Jun 21
Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

3 Stars, Reviews 0

After having read all of Sarah Dessen’s books, thinking back on them, This Lullaby was different. Remy, our main character, was bold and daring which contrasts a bit with the usual protagonist we see in Dessen’s work. At first, I thought that maybe I was just overthinking the differences since it’s been awhile since I’ve read her other works, but while skimming her website, Sarah says something similar about Remy being different for her too.  I thought this was kind of… Read more »

Sep 21
Review: Ode to the Queen by Kyleigh Castronaro

Review: Ode to the Queen by Kyleigh Castronaro

3 Stars, Reviews 4

the plot The concept is AMAZING. Greek Gods reincarnated in the modern-day characters? Yes, please! Savannah is on her way to study at the University of Athens when she’s swooped away by Atlas, a self-proclaimed Titan who tells her she’s the vessel for one of the Greek Goddesses. At first, she doesn’t believe him, but all too quickly it seems like she gives in to what he’s telling her and just goes with it. I felt like that wasn’t very… Read more »

Sep 14
Review: Silver by Chris Wooding

Review: Silver by Chris Wooding

3 Stars, Reviews 2

the plot When I read the summary, the first word that popped into my mind was “Zombies!” but I was a bit off with that assumption. There are zombie-like creatures, but they’re technically mechanical ‘monsters’ that are infected with a sort of virus. The action starts right away after introducing the characters and I felt like the action was TOO soon, and not very well-done. I had trouble believing what was happening, and while I know sci-fi isn’t supposed to… Read more »

Aug 27
Review: The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

Review: The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

3 Stars, Reviews 2

I won this book in a writing contest on Figment, but by the time the book arrived in my mailbox, I’d pretty much lost all hype I had for it. The Tragedy Paper then sat on my bookshelf for MONTHS until I decided to read it. But then after I decided to read it, during my mid-term exams I might mention, it ended up back on my bookshelf until a few days ago. I’ve been reading it off and on… Read more »

Jul 09
Review: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

Review: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

3 Stars, Reviews 4

I had mixed feelings about this book. Similarly to how Norah has mixed feelings for Nick. I’ve given him more mixed signals than a dyslexic Morse code operator. This book made me all gooey. It was super cute at times, but at the same time, it made me furious. Norah wasn’t very likable. She was often rude and annoying. Nick, on the other hand, was very likable and sweet. At times I thought to myself, “Is this really happening?!” because… Read more »

Apr 12
Review: Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer

Review: Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer

3 Stars, Reviews 2

I started out excited to read this book, but after I started reading it, I was a little disappointed. I didn’t really connect with the characters. The dialogue was off… it just didn’t seem natural. Some of the writing seemed forced and I had trouble believing in the characters. They were a little unrealistic, in my opinion. However, around chapter five, things started to pick up. I grew attached to the main character Allie and her small group of friends…. Read more »

Feb 26
Mini Review: Grim (An Anthology)

Mini Review: Grim (An Anthology)

3 Stars, Reviews 2

I can’t recall the last time I read a collection of short stories, it was that long ago. I’m not a huge fan of short stories, and, unfortunately, Grim didn’t impress me. Grim is a collection of 17 short stories by well-known YA authors that are retellings of fairy tales. I love fairy tale retellings and with The Lunar Chronicles being so popular and renewing my love of fairy tales, I thought I would highly enjoy this book. However, it… Read more »

Jan 03
Review: Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

Review: Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

3 Stars, Reviews 2

I didn’t like this book as much as I liked Bloom or Something, Maybe, but it was okay. I did like it. Kate was a character you can understand, but don’t always like. She seemed a bit… shallow? Her relationship with Will wasn’t all that much of a relationship. It seemed more like a fling, but not. If that makes any sense. I just felt like there wasn’t much between them besides making out and a few funny conversations. What… Read more »

Dec 29
Review: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Review: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

3 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review This book is dark, scary, and very, very disturbing, but all that is hidden in beautiful words and a story that is so gripping that it makes it worth reading. If you prefer happy books with cute characters that have bubbly personalities and their biggest problem in life is who they’re going to date, then this book probably isn’t for you. However, if you enjoy reading heavy books with characters who deal with real-life struggles, such as abuse,… Read more »

Dec 22
Review: The Shepherd by T.W. Luedke

Review: The Shepherd by T.W. Luedke

3 Stars, Reviews 0

May not be suitable for younger readers (I’d say 14+) My Thoughts I really loved the characters in The Shepherd, at least for the most of the book. Mike had a bad attitude, a few crappy friends, but always seemed genuine. He was caring for the friends he could trust, and though misguided with his affections for Rachelle, had a pretty clear and stable mindset. Which is why, for me personally, I had trouble believing his reactions to Nadia. At… Read more »