Posts Categorized: Reviews

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 12
Review: Elixir – Hilary Duff!

Review: Elixir – Hilary Duff!

1 Stars, Reviews 2

I was sort of excited to start reading Elixir because I have always been a fan of Hilary Duff, but sadly, Elixir was a bit of a disappointment. The storyline was… cliché… I hate to say it because almost all storylines are, in some way, cliché, but in Elixir is was very obvious. It was hard to get rid of the nagging feeling that the plotline was overdone and unoriginal. I didn’t really like the way the story was told,… 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 »

May 03
Review: Burned – Ellen Hopkins

Review: Burned – Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Pattyn Von Stratten is 17. She can’t drive, she’s considered her father’s property, she’s forced to take care of her siblings, and she’s being forced into a ‘women’s role’ by her church and community. Pattyn is Mormon. After stepping out of line for the first time ever, Pattyn is sent to stay with her Aunt J on a ranch in Nevada. Both her and her father think there’s nothing for her to do there, that she can’t manage to get… Read more »

May 01
Review: Between Here and Forever – Elizabeth Scott *Spoiler Alert*

Review: Between Here and Forever – Elizabeth Scott *Spoiler Alert*

4 Stars, Reviews 4

I adored this book. Abby may be the most insecure character I’ve come across. She is constantly comparing herself to her older and ‘perfect’ sister, Tess. Abby is always putting herself down, seemingly unable to see herself clearly or positively, she is very pessimistic, especially when it comes to herself. The story starts off with Tess being hospitilized after being in a car accident, she is in a coma. Abby can’t stop thinking about how she needs Tess to get… Read more »

Apr 27
Review: Deadly Drive – Justine Korman Fontes

Review: Deadly Drive – Justine Korman Fontes

2 Stars, Reviews 0

This book was a very fast read. There wasn’t much room for development, for the characters or plot. In a way, the the plot-line was similar to the crash that happened in the story, starts off a little slow, then before you know it, it’s over and you’re left wondering where the story went. The main character, Rob, seems a little forced and often cold to what is happening. While the others, Gabi and Adam, are shocked and emotional. He seems to… Read more »

Apr 25
Review: Thirst No. 5 – Christopher Pike

Review: Thirst No. 5 – Christopher Pike

4 Stars, Reviews 0

This book just jumped all over the place. First, we have the plot line carried in from Thirst No.4, then we have Sita’s past popping up: her time in Auschwitz, the tale of Veronica, and Krishna. The beginning plot involving what happened in No. 4 seems to get lost somewhere in the middle, or at the very least, distorted. I may be mistaken, but its like the book just jumps from plotline to plotline in a very confusing and fast-paced… Read more »

Apr 24
Review: Pretty Dark Nothing – Heather L. Reid

Review: Pretty Dark Nothing – Heather L. Reid

3 Stars, Reviews 0

Quinn and Aaron both come from broken families, but that’s not all they have in common. Aaron has been dead before and can’t remember anything about his life before his death but that’s not the strangest part- he has physic abilities. Quinn is being haunted by nightmares and shadows. Only she doesn’t realized that the shadows aren’t just hallucinations caused by sleep deprivation. With the shadows making her feel crazy and off balance, she tries to get over her break… Read more »

Apr 17
Review: Damned – Chuck Palahniuk

Review: Damned – Chuck Palahniuk

4 Stars, Reviews 0

This book was a riot! Constantly spouting hilarious yet intelligent remarks that will keep you flipping the pages! “The only thing that makes earth feel like Hell, or Hell feel like Hell, is our expectation that it ought to feel like Heaven. Earth is earth. Dead is dead.” (Damned, page 247.) I found Palahniuk’s vision of Hell completely obscene and disgusting, but also very perfect and funny in regards to Maddie’s point of view! I loved the characters, especially the… Read more »

Apr 11
Review: Shadow of Wrath (Sins of the 7) – L.W. Patricks

Review: Shadow of Wrath (Sins of the 7) – L.W. Patricks

4 Stars, Reviews 0

Death, Violence, Suggestive Language: I wouldn’t recommend this for younger readers. Shadow of Wrath was extremely well written, in my opinion. L.W. Patricks puts you in the this horrid arena, where children fight to the death, repeatedly, leaving only the children willing to kill to survive alive. Just because your alive, doesn’t mean your living, as the book harshly shows. Dog may be the champion and given better housing and food but he’s still just an animal, caged and tortured…. Read more »