Posts Categorized: 5 Stars

Jul 17
Review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

5 Stars, Reviews 4

Oh gosh. This book was NOT what I was expecting. At times, I felt like I couldn’t relate AT ALL to any of the characters, like they were unrealistic or too cliché, I don’t know… but then there were parts where my heart ached for the characters- even the ones I so desperately wanted to hate. Elaine is the popular girl, the one you want to hate but can’t. She acknowledges all her faults and doesn’t deny how crappy some… Read more »

Mar 05
Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

5 Stars, Reviews 4

I think that gif properly sums up my feelings for this book- for this series. Honestly, though, what’s not to love about The Lunar Chronicles? The characters are all unique and so much fun, the world is complex yet easy to understand and visualize, and the relationships are slow and natural and, for those of the romantic variety, swoon-worthy! If you haven’t read Cinder or Scarlet yet, I highly recommend that you do. Each book only gets better and adds… Read more »

Feb 12
Review: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

Review: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

5 Stars, Reviews 4

The Scar Boys is about a boy named Harry who is telling his story through an essay for his college application. He wants them to know who he really is, and doesn’t think 250 words is enough to convey himself. His story starts with when he was almost struck by lightning, which resulted in some severe injuries that leave him covered in scars. Harry’s story is full of woe, with his surgeries and counseling, and the bullies at school who seem… Read more »

Feb 08
Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

5 Stars, Reviews 0

At first, this book made me furious, and from what I’ve read on Goodreads, it has made others furious too, even to the point of not finishing it. However, since Elizabeth Scott is one of my favorite authors, and how I’ve never had to put down one of her books before, I continued on with this book even after I was at the point where I wanted to scream at Emma. So I kept reading, and I kept getting angrier,… Read more »

Jan 23
Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

5 Stars, Reviews 2

I flew through this book. Of course, I didn’t have anything to do this weekend, really, but I usually procrastinate anyway, but with The Impossible Knife of Memory, I couldn’t put it down. Honestly, it’s probably the best contemporary book I’ve read so far this year. My love of this book may have something to do with how excited I’ve been to read it, and how I eagerly awaited it’s arrival through mail after ordering it online, but point is,… Read more »

Jan 11
Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

5 Stars, Reviews 6

First, I couldn’t believe I waited so long to read Scarlet. Now, I wish I’d waited longer, because now I have to wait to read Cress! However, it’s only a few more months, so I guess I can stick it out. ; D I’ve probably said this before, but I don’t like science fiction very much. Just never been into that genre, but I loved Cinder, and I loved Scarlet even more! the characters I was a little surprised by… Read more »

Oct 30
Review: Reality Boy – A.S. King

Review: Reality Boy – A.S. King

5 Stars, Reviews 2

It was so hard to hold back tears while reading Reality Boy. It wasn’t exactly sad, but it was heartbreaking at times. Gerald has had a tough life, an awful childhood that really screwed him up, and no one seems to care or take notice. Gerald is an extremely angry character. He’s violent. He’s famous for it. Or rather, as he puts it, infamous. His childhood, psycho-sister and cold mother and all, was watched by millions. He was the victim… Read more »

May 23
Review: The Universe Versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence

Review: The Universe Versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence

5 Stars, Reviews 2

Alex is bizarre, to put it simply. At the age of ten, he was struck in the head by a meteorite, bringing on a few health conditions such as epilepsy. Despite his bizarre-ness, Alex is a lovable, yet geeky, character who will make you laugh and cry. When Alex inadvertently ends up in Mr Peterson’s greenhouse, he is forced to pay off the damage by working and helping Mr Peterson with household chores and the such. This sparks a very odd, memorable,… Read more »

May 20
Review: Looking For Alaska – John Green

Review: Looking For Alaska – John Green

5 Stars, Reviews 0

So, if you read my blog regularly, you probably know that I absolutely love John Green’s books! So, of course, I loved Looking For Alaska! Miles (Pudge) decides to go to Culver Creek Boarding School in search of his “Great Perhaps”, but instead he meets the Colonel, Alaska, Takumi, and Lara. Four friends that will change his life, but mostly Alaska. Alaska is wild, moody, and beautiful, and she has secrets that keep her a mystery. As you read, you’re… 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 »