Posts Categorized: Reviews

Mar 28
Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

4 Stars, Reviews 2

I was expecting something a little darker, maybe even moodier, when I picked up this book, and even though it was lighter than I expected, I still fell in love with Faking Normal. Alexi seems like a normal, functioning teenage girl, except she’s not. She’s hiding something, something that brings her to her closet nearly every night to scratch the back of her neck or to count the slashes in the vent above her bed. Faking Normal opens to a… Read more »

Mar 23
Review: Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

Review: Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 0

This is the third and final book in the Crank series that started off following Kristina’s downward spiral with the monster, but now we see Kristina’s three oldest children’s stories. I think Fallout may be my favorite book in the series because it shows the effects of addiction on the family, specifically the children, and how far reaching those effects are. Fallout is told from three perspectives, Hunter, Autumn, and Summer, and while in the past I’ve found the multiple… Read more »

Mar 05
Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

5 Stars, Reviews 4

I think that gif properly sums up my feelings for this book- for this series. Honestly, though, what’s not to love about The Lunar Chronicles? The characters are all unique and so much fun, the world is complex yet easy to understand and visualize, and the relationships are slow and natural and, for those of the romantic variety, swoon-worthy! If you haven’t read Cinder or Scarlet yet, I highly recommend that you do. Each book only gets better and adds… Read more »

Feb 26
Mini Review: Grim (An Anthology)

Mini Review: Grim (An Anthology)

3 Stars, Reviews 2

I can’t recall the last time I read a collection of short stories, it was that long ago. I’m not a huge fan of short stories, and, unfortunately, Grim didn’t impress me. Grim is a collection of 17 short stories by well-known YA authors that are retellings of fairy tales. I love fairy tale retellings and with The Lunar Chronicles being so popular and renewing my love of fairy tales, I thought I would highly enjoy this book. However, it… Read more »

Feb 20
Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

4 Stars, Reviews 4

ADORABLE! This book was completely and totally adorable. I was grinning through practically the entire book. JUST SO MANY FEELS! Okay, first off, the characters: Macallan and Levi. Macallan is witty, sarcastic, and judgemental, but she’s also loyal, caring, and an awesome cook. Levi is sweet, funny, and dorky, but he’s not always dependable and can be a bit of an idiot. Together, they were perfect. Better Off Friends starts with Levi moving to Macallan’s town and school and they… Read more »

Feb 15
Review: The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

Review: The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

2 Stars, Reviews 0

**This review may contain spoilers!** I was so excited to read this book when I first heard of it on twitter, but of course, me being me, it took months before I ended up with  a copy (as a gift for Christmas from my mom), and even another month before I actually started reading it. Unfortunately, it fell short of my expectations and the premise pretty quickly. First of all, the romance that is supposed to be the central plot… Read more »

Feb 12
Review: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

Review: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

5 Stars, Reviews 4

The Scar Boys is about a boy named Harry who is telling his story through an essay for his college application. He wants them to know who he really is, and doesn’t think 250 words is enough to convey himself. His story starts with when he was almost struck by lightning, which resulted in some severe injuries that leave him covered in scars. Harry’s story is full of woe, with his surgeries and counseling, and the bullies at school who seem… Read more »

Feb 08
Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

5 Stars, Reviews 0

At first, this book made me furious, and from what I’ve read on Goodreads, it has made others furious too, even to the point of not finishing it. However, since Elizabeth Scott is one of my favorite authors, and how I’ve never had to put down one of her books before, I continued on with this book even after I was at the point where I wanted to scream at Emma. So I kept reading, and I kept getting angrier,… Read more »

Jan 30
Review: The Pretenders by Lisi Harrison

Review: The Pretenders by Lisi Harrison

1 Stars, Reviews 0

the plot The foreword starts off great, and made me eager to read on, but I was quickly disappointed. The foreword set me up to expect a more dramatic story about five journals that get leaked for the school to read, and I assumed we’d be reading a story about how people reacted to the leaked journals, along with the journals themselves, but all we got were the journals, which didn’t leave much of a plot. It was like reading… Read more »

Jan 23
Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

5 Stars, Reviews 2

I flew through this book. Of course, I didn’t have anything to do this weekend, really, but I usually procrastinate anyway, but with The Impossible Knife of Memory, I couldn’t put it down. Honestly, it’s probably the best contemporary book I’ve read so far this year. My love of this book may have something to do with how excited I’ve been to read it, and how I eagerly awaited it’s arrival through mail after ordering it online, but point is,… Read more »