Posts Categorized: Reviews

Dec 28
Review: Misdirected by Ali Berman

Review: Misdirected by Ali Berman

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Misdirected is a book about a 15 year old boy, Ben, who moves to a new town where religion is an important aspect of everyone’s life. Ben wasn’t raised in a religious home, and although he attended a religious private school for most of his life, he doesn’t understand why religion is so important to everyone. After being treated like an outcast because of his lack of interest in being a Christian, he discovers he’s Atheist. This causes an even bigger disconnect… Read more »

Dec 15
Review: Owlet by Emma Michaels

Review: Owlet by Emma Michaels

1 Stars, Reviews 2

the plot Owlet started off with a very mysterious tone that made you curious to learn more about Iris’ world, which kept me flipping the pages, anxious to figure out what was happening which is usually a good thing… except for the most part, I stayed very confused and curious. Iris is apart of a secret society, The Society of Feathers or the Eyrie/Stryx (I still haven’t really managed to figure out the difference there, more on that later) but… Read more »

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 »

Sep 26
Blog Tour Review: Shameless by Nina Lemay

Blog Tour Review: Shameless by Nina Lemay

5 Stars, Blog Tour, Reviews 6

the plot Hannah is a student in Montreal who is paying for college by stripping every night at a local club. Honestly, I was a bit wary about where this book was going to go when it started, especially since the book is contemporary romance and it focuses more on the characters and relationships than it does on a specific plot. Which is kind of the point, except Shameless surprised me in the end when unexpected problems arise and put Hannah… 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 »

Sep 05
Review: The Legacy by Melissa Delport *Blog Tour + Interview*

Review: The Legacy by Melissa Delport *Blog Tour + Interview*

5 Stars, Author Interview, Blog Tour, Reviews 3

Oh gosh! This book was AMAZING. It met all my expectations and more. I feel like I was in the perfect mood for a good dystopia when I started reading it, which makes it all the better, however I ended up having to put this book on pause to finish up Beowulf (ugh, homework) and I could not wait to return to Rebecca’s world. That, of course, resulted in me reading Beowulf in one night and then reading three more… 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 »