Posts Categorized: 3 Stars

Aug 12
Review: Links by Lisa Becker

Review: Links by Lisa Becker

3 Stars, Reviews 0

Warning: There will be spoilers!! Also: I’ll probably ramble a lot!! I was really excited to read Links after seeing the blurb. Lisa Becker did a good job of pulling me in by writing about my guilty pleasure: second chance romances. I’ve recently had an itch for mysteries and crime novels, but Lisa Becker delivered a book that was easy to read and didn’t require too much processing between chapters. A couple times, I found myself wishing there were more areas that… Read more »

Jul 04
Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

3 Stars, Reviews 0

I’ve read many of Ellen Hopkin’s over the years and I’ve enjoyed almost all of them. Hopkins’ writing style is so unique and unlike what you usually see when reading YA fiction, and that’s because Ellen writes her YA books mostly in verse. I love this. However, this time around, I just couldn’t really love this book or its characters. The Plot ♥ Ariel is used to living on the run, except she’s never been aware that that’s what it’s been…. Read more »

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 »