Category: Reviews

ARC Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

ARC Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Title: Viral Nation Author: Shaunta Grimes Release Date: July 2, 2013 Pages: 320, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.2 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Content Rating: PG Summary from Goodreads: After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery […]

Posted June 21, 2013 in Reviews / 13 Comments
Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Obsidian Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Publisher:  Entangled Teen Release Date: May 8, 2012 Pages: 361, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.36 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. […]

Posted June 11, 2013 in Reviews / 20 Comments
Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Anna and the French Kiss Author: Stephanie Perkins Publisher:  Dutton Release Date: December 2, 2010 Pages: 372, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.19 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, […]

Posted June 7, 2013 in Reviews / 24 Comments
Review: Parallel by Lauren Miller

Review: Parallel by Lauren Miller

Title: Parallel Author: Lauren Miller Publisher:  Harper Teen Release Date: May 14, 2013 Pages: 432, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.1 stars My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Abby Barnes had a plan. The Plan. She’d go to Northwestern, major in journalism, and land a job at a national newspaper, all before she turned twenty-two. But one tiny choice—taking a drama class her senior year of high school—changed all that. Now, on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Abby is stuck on a Hollywood […]

Posted June 3, 2013 in Reviews / 11 Comments
Review: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

  If you haven’t read The Immortal Rules yet, go get it NOW (and then come back and read this review later—it contains spoilers from the first book in the series). Oh, Julie Kagawa, why do you torture me so?  That ending, REALLY?  REALLY?!  Okay, I think I can calm myself enough to write a review now, but honestly it’s going to be hard.  Let me start by saying, I could not wait for this […]

Posted June 2, 2013 in All-Time Favorites, Reviews / 10 Comments
Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

  I picked this book up because I really wanted to read it before I watched the movie, which is coming out on DVD in June.  The first thing that really struck me was that the book was written from the perspective of a zombie!  This was something unexpected and new – I loved getting into R’s mind and I thought that this made the book much more interesting and enjoyable than your typical zombie […]

Posted May 28, 2013 in Reviews / 18 Comments
Review: The Program by Suzanne Young

Review: The Program by Suzanne Young

Title: The Program Author: Suzanne Young Publisher:  Simon Pulse Release Date: April 30, 2013 Pages: 408, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.93 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one […]

Posted May 23, 2013 in Reviews / 10 Comments
Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Title: The 5th Wave Author: Rick Yancey Publisher:  Putnam Juvenile Release Date: May 7, 2013 Pages: 480, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.15 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of […]

Posted May 19, 2013 in Reviews / 7 Comments
Review: Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles #4) by Robin Hobb

Review: Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles #4) by Robin Hobb

Title: Blood of Dragons Author: Robin Hobb Publisher:  Harper Voyager Release Date: April 8, 2013 Pages: 448, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.12 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: The dragons’ survival hangs in the balance in the thrilling final volume in the acclaimed River Wilds chronicles fantasy series The dragons and their dedicated band of keepers have at last found the lost city of Kelsingra. The magical creatures have learned to use their wings and are growing into their regal inheritance. Their […]

Posted May 12, 2013 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Review: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Title: The Madman’s Daughter Author: Megan Shepherd Publisher:  Balzer & Bray Release Date: January 29, 2013 Pages: 420, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.75 stars My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: In the darkest places, even love is deadly. Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when […]

Posted May 3, 2013 in Reviews / 3 Comments