Posts Categorized: Reviews

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 »

Aug 25
Review: The Only Boy by Jordan Locke

Review: The Only Boy by Jordan Locke

1 Stars, Reviews 6

I LOVE the cover of this book. It fits SO well and it’s gorgeous, but obviously a cover doesn’t make a book. The Only Boy by Jordan Locke had potential. SO MUCH potential. But it was lacking for several reasons. One: The writing was dull. It felt like there was no emotion, no expression from the characters. It was boring, in all honesty. It was pure curiosity that drove me forward with this story. Two: The characters were flat. They… Read more »

Aug 22
Review: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Review: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

5 Stars, Reviews 6

This book was SO much better than Beowulf. I kinda saw why these two books were on my summer reading homework- they were like total opposites, so I think the point was to see a contrast in time and views. I’m probably wrong but whatever. Anyway, I highly enjoyed this classic! Which is a bit odd to be saying since I can count the classics I’ve enjoyed on one hand. Nora is a housewife and mother who is seemingly perfect…. Read more »

Aug 16
Review: Beowulf by Burton Raffel

Review: Beowulf by Burton Raffel

1 Stars, Reviews 6

Before Reading Beowulf I have to read this for my AP Lit summer homework and I really don’t want to read it. It’s just not something I can enjoy. Ugh! After Reading Beowulf I expected to hate this book, and I was right. It was a totally MISERABLE read. I could not wait to be finished with it. I dreaded starting this book and if it wasn’t required reading for my AP Lit class, I would have DNF’d it right… 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 »

Aug 07
Review: A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Review: A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

5 Stars, Reviews 2

I remember watching this movie years ago and I loved it. Of course, the movie adaptation is TOTALLY different, but I didn’t know that at the time, so I went to my mom and told her it was on my Christmas wish list. A few weeks later, the day after Christmas, I started reading A Walk to Remember and I was sure it was the wrong book. Only, it wasn’t. It was just very different. The setting is a bit different,… Read more »