Posts Categorized: Reviews

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 »

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 »