Posts Categorized: Reviews

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 »

Aug 02
DNF Review: Misplaced by Lee Murray

DNF Review: Misplaced by Lee Murray

DNF, Reviews 7

I just couldn’t get into this book. The writing didn’t appeal to me, really. It wasn’t bad exactly, but it didn’t hold my attention. I would start reading it and my mind would wander and then I wouldn’t feel like reading. My attention span wasn’t really my only problem, though. I wasn’t engaged by the dialogue. It didn’t feel authentic, and that might just be because I’m used to extremely casual conversation in at home situations, especially with my parents…. Read more »

Jul 31
Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5 Stars, Reviews 2

The 5th Wave was so good. I haven’t read an Alien book in so long. I’m pretty sure The Host was the last book I read with aliens, but I can’t be sure. I loved everything about this book! I’ve been a bit obsessed with books like this, with something taking over the world (aliens, zombies, monsters, etc) and this just made me even more obsessed! Cassie, Ben, Evan, Sammy, ah they were all so amazing. At first, I was… Read more »

Jul 24
Review: Burnouts, Geeks, and Jesus Freaks: A Love Story by Karen Gordon

Review: Burnouts, Geeks, and Jesus Freaks: A Love Story by Karen Gordon

4 Stars, Reviews 4

WOW. This book exceeded my expectations by far. The summary is a little… off, in my opinion, I felt like it wasn’t descriptive enough. Most of all, I feel like it doesn’t do the book justice. Burnouts, Geeks, and Jesus Freaks was AMAZING. It was sweet, swoon-worthy, and sad, but in the end, it made you all smiley and tingly. I have to mention that this book was bit more mature than I had anticipated, which wasn’t bad at all,… Read more »

Jul 22
Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

5 Stars, Reviews 7

Please Ignore Vera Dietz was a book that really hit home. Alcoholism, drugs, abuse, absentee parents… I could go on. If I wasn’t crying for the characters, I was relating to them, and with this book, and A.S. King’s writing, it was like I was apart of the book. Like I was living in Vera’s world instead of my own, but I wasn’t, because our world’s are the same. “Is it okay to hate a dead kid? Even if you loved him once? Even if… Read more »

Jul 19
Review: Random by Tom Leveen

Review: Random by Tom Leveen

5 Stars, Reviews 4

First off, let me say that Tom Leveen is a freaking GENIUS! I loved everything about Random… well, except the main character, Tori, but more on that later. Random is about a girl, Tori, who is being blamed, along with six others, for the suicide of a fellow student because of, as Tori liked to call them, a few ‘joking comments’ they made on a social media site. Tori, now isolated from all her so-called friends who were involved in… Read more »