Author: Ruta Sepetys


Nov 20
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Lying Woods, What If It’s Us, Between Shades of Gray and The Hotel Between

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Lying Woods, What If It’s Us, Between Shades of Gray and The Hotel Between

Reviews 34 ★★★★★

I’ve got four reviews for you today, a YA mystery, a YA contemporary, a YA historical fiction and a MG fantasy. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I always think I don’t really like mysteries, but then I read a book like this and it blows me away and I just want MORE! I have no idea how to review this book without giving things away, so I’m actually not going to say much at all except that I read this in one day (practically in one sitting), and I LOVED every minute of the reading experience. Okay, at the very beginning, I wasn’t so sure I was going to like Owen (the MC) and his friends, and there were a few moments when I thought certain characters were being ridiculously judgy toward the Owen (and his responses weren’t always great). But the story was engrossing,… Read more »


May 05
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – Five Star Review & Giveaway

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – Five Star Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 42 ★★★★★

This book was simply beautiful and stunning! I was immersed in these characters’ lives and emotions and pulled into the pain of people enduring in this horrific period of our world’s history. What Fed My Addiction: A different view of WWII. One of the aspects of this book that I absolutely loved was the fact that it gave such a different view of WWII than is typical in historical fiction from that period. The story is told from the perspective of teens and young adults who are fleeing the Russian army and attempting to get back to Germany after being given permission from Hitler. Only one of the characters was actually dedicated to Hitler and held his ideals, but I thought it was fascinating to read a story where the “other side” was seen as just as villainous at Hitler. Many of the people on “Hitler’s side” were simply caught in the crossfires of… Read more »