Posts Categorized: Reviews

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 »

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 »

Jul 13
Review: Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Review: Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

4 Stars, Reviews 0

When I found out Second Star was a retelling of Peter Pan, I was so excited! Of all the Disney movies, Peter Pan was among my top favorites. I expected SO much from this book, maybe a bit unrealistically. However, I was not disappointed. Second Star may be a retelling of Peter Pan, but it’s unique and different from what you would probably expect. Wendy, the protagonist, has just graduated high school, but instead of being happy with her accomplishment… Read more »

Jul 09
Review: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

Review: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

3 Stars, Reviews 4

I had mixed feelings about this book. Similarly to how Norah has mixed feelings for Nick. I’ve given him more mixed signals than a dyslexic Morse code operator. This book made me all gooey. It was super cute at times, but at the same time, it made me furious. Norah wasn’t very likable. She was often rude and annoying. Nick, on the other hand, was very likable and sweet. At times I thought to myself, “Is this really happening?!” because… Read more »

Apr 12
Review: Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer

Review: Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer

3 Stars, Reviews 2

I started out excited to read this book, but after I started reading it, I was a little disappointed. I didn’t really connect with the characters. The dialogue was off… it just didn’t seem natural. Some of the writing seemed forced and I had trouble believing in the characters. They were a little unrealistic, in my opinion. However, around chapter five, things started to pick up. I grew attached to the main character Allie and her small group of friends…. Read more »

Apr 04
Review: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

Review: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

2 Stars, Reviews 1

I was never a big fan of Sex and the City. It wasn’t something that ever held my attention, though I have seen many episodes, reruns on tv late at night, and the movies, thanks to my mom (who fangirled over them a little). I wasn’t even interested in reading The Carrie Diaries when it first came out a few years ago, but somehow I ended up hooked on the TV show that premiered on the CW a little while… Read more »