Posts Categorized: 4 Stars

Dec 28
Review: Now That I’m Stronger by Valina R. Rudolph

Review: Now That I’m Stronger by Valina R. Rudolph

4 Stars, Reviews 2

My Thoughts I was a little skeptical when I started reading Now That I’m Stronger because it starts off slow, with Brianna in a completely sheltered version of herself that we see towards the end of the book. This book opens with Brianna thinking her father is innocent of the crimes he’s been accused of, but she’s not just thinking it, she feels as if he couldn’t have possibly done the things he’s spending time in prison for. So of… Read more »

Dec 27
Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

4 Stars, Reviews 5

My Thoughts I LOVE THIS BOOK. So much. I probably haven’t loved a book this much since I read Eleanor & Park back in October. Which is to say, I love Rainbow Rowell. She has definitely earned a spot on my list of favorite authors. And not just a spot, but a very high spot. As in she is currently my favorite author. But of course, my ‘favorites’ change so often, it’s nothing special, but… just saying. And onto my… Read more »

Oct 23
Review: Glass -Ellen Hopkins

Review: Glass -Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 0

  Ages 14+ – Deals with drugs/sex. While Crank shows us how easy it is to be pulled in by the monster, Glass shows just how hard it can be to climb out of its grasp. Kristina, aka Bree, is now living with her mother, raising her baby, Hunter, and working towards her GED. Not very fun, and most definitely not as fun as the monster, which seems to continue calling her name. So, of course, she hatches a plan… Read more »

Oct 12
Review: The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen

Review: The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen

4 Stars, Reviews 0

I really liked the plot, the story, the voice, but I had a really hard time taking to the characters, aside from Emaline, who I only started to like towards the end. It’s not that I thought they were bad characters, because they weren’t. They were great, as are most, if not all, of Sarah Dessen’s characters, but I found it hard to relate to any of them. I found myself against most of their choices, actions, etc. Other than… Read more »

Oct 09
Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

4 Stars, Reviews 7

Well, before this review, I never realized how hard and confusing it was to write about, even just in the form a review, two characters with the same name. So, props to David Levithan and John Green 😀 Will Grayson meets Will Grayson in a porn shop, of all places, and suddenly, both of their lives are changing, and it’s all because of one person: Tiny Cooper. Tiny is Will Grayson’s best friend, and OWG’s (other Will Grayson) boyfriend, but… Read more »

Oct 06
Review: The Spectacular Now – Tim Tharp

Review: The Spectacular Now – Tim Tharp

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Sutter is confident, but not full of himself. He lives life to the fullest- everything’s a party, or is it? Sutter is an alcoholic, but he doesn’t quite realize he has a problem. He thinks he’s just having fun; for him, drinking makes everything brighter, more beautiful, more spectacular. He’s stuck in the now, but see’s himself as embracing it. Enter Aimee. She’s quiet, insecure, nerdy. She’s the complete opposite of Sutter. When she finds Sutter passed out on a… Read more »

Sep 27
Review: Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

Review: Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

4 Stars, Reviews 0

Sooo, I haven’t posted in a while. I have no excuse (I actually have many but honestly, they’re pathetic and I should be ashamed of neglecting this blog) but I am back (for real this time) and while I haven’t been reviewing, I have been reading, so I have some catching up to do. Anyhow, here’s my review of Eleanor & Park:   I’ve been dying to read this book since I first read about in a review a few… Read more »

Jul 12
Review: Paper Towns – John Green

Review: Paper Towns – John Green

4 Stars, Reviews 3

I’m a huge fan of John Green and after reading Paper Towns, I’m glad to say that I still am. Granted, I didn’t enjoy Paper Towns as much as I did the other books I’ve read by Green, but it’s definitely a book worth picking up. John Green keeps you guessing as Quentin searches for Margo, using the clues she left behind. As he get’s closer, he starts to fear the worst, that Margo committed suicide just like the guy… Read more »

Jun 05
Runes Review Tour!

Runes Review Tour!

4 Stars, Blog Tour, Reviews 2

I was excited to start this book after reading the blurb. Not only did the paranormal elements pull me in, so did the romance that blossomed between Raine and Torin. Usually my favorite part of the book is the middle, where everything is happening, but I was shocked and totally in love with the ending of Runes. I adored Torin as well, his character was very believable and I quickly grew attached. The paranormal element is original, and very easy… Read more »

May 08
Double Review: Keeping the Moon & Just Listen

Double Review: Keeping the Moon & Just Listen

4 Stars, 5 Stars, Reviews 2

Title: Keeping the Moon Author: Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary Series: — Length: 228 Publication: May 11th 2004 by Speak Source: Barnes&Noble Other:– Summary: Colie expects the worst when she’s sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast-first for being fat and then for being “easy”-Colie has no friends at home and doesn’t expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina. But then she lands… Read more »