Posts Categorized: 4 Stars

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 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 »

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 »

Aug 13
Review: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Review: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

4 Stars, Reviews 4

I’ve had this book on my kindle for the last two weeks as a library loan, and I wasn’t so sure I was going to read it before the loan ended, but I came across this review which convinced me to read it. So I renewed my loan and added it to my list of books to read for the #BtHReadathon! I expected a lot from this book. I’m not sure why. Probably because of the positive reviews I’ve read. But… Read more »

Jul 24
Review: Burnouts, Geeks, and Jesus Freaks: A Love Story by Karen Gordon

Review: Burnouts, Geeks, and Jesus Freaks: A Love Story by Karen Gordon

4 Stars, Reviews 4

WOW. This book exceeded my expectations by far. The summary is a little… off, in my opinion, I felt like it wasn’t descriptive enough. Most of all, I feel like it doesn’t do the book justice. Burnouts, Geeks, and Jesus Freaks was AMAZING. It was sweet, swoon-worthy, and sad, but in the end, it made you all smiley and tingly. I have to mention that this book was bit more mature than I had anticipated, which wasn’t bad at all,… Read more »

Jul 13
Review: Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Review: Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

4 Stars, Reviews 0

When I found out Second Star was a retelling of Peter Pan, I was so excited! Of all the Disney movies, Peter Pan was among my top favorites. I expected SO much from this book, maybe a bit unrealistically. However, I was not disappointed. Second Star may be a retelling of Peter Pan, but it’s unique and different from what you would probably expect. Wendy, the protagonist, has just graduated high school, but instead of being happy with her accomplishment… Read more »

Mar 28
Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

4 Stars, Reviews 2

I was expecting something a little darker, maybe even moodier, when I picked up this book, and even though it was lighter than I expected, I still fell in love with Faking Normal. Alexi seems like a normal, functioning teenage girl, except she’s not. She’s hiding something, something that brings her to her closet nearly every night to scratch the back of her neck or to count the slashes in the vent above her bed. Faking Normal opens to a… Read more »

Mar 23
Review: Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

Review: Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 0

This is the third and final book in the Crank series that started off following Kristina’s downward spiral with the monster, but now we see Kristina’s three oldest children’s stories. I think Fallout may be my favorite book in the series because it shows the effects of addiction on the family, specifically the children, and how far reaching those effects are. Fallout is told from three perspectives, Hunter, Autumn, and Summer, and while in the past I’ve found the multiple… Read more »

Feb 20
Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

4 Stars, Reviews 4

ADORABLE! This book was completely and totally adorable. I was grinning through practically the entire book. JUST SO MANY FEELS! Okay, first off, the characters: Macallan and Levi. Macallan is witty, sarcastic, and judgemental, but she’s also loyal, caring, and an awesome cook. Levi is sweet, funny, and dorky, but he’s not always dependable and can be a bit of an idiot. Together, they were perfect. Better Off Friends starts with Levi moving to Macallan’s town and school and they… Read more »

Jan 20
Review: The Living by Matt de la Peña

Review: The Living by Matt de la Peña

4 Stars, Reviews 0

the plot I expected more action at the beginning, but instead The Living starts off in a contemporary setting. Shy, the main character, is an employee on a cruise ship, and while on his shift, comes across a rich business man, named Mr. Williamson, who ends up jumping over the side of the boat, committing suicide, only Shy tries to save him, but fails, and this is where the plot really starts off. Except, that’s not where the actions starts…. Read more »