Genre: Young Adult


Jun 07
Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Reviews 24 ★★★★

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, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.  But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? MY TAKE Okay, so I’ve been reading so many dystopian/paranormal novels lately that I felt like I needed to take a little break and read something lighter.  And everywhere I turn lately I’ve been hearing about Anna and the French Kiss.  I… Read more »


Jun 02
Review: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

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

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 10 ★★★★★

  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 book – I absolutely loved The Immortal Rules and I was a little nervous that this second book might be a bit of a let-down.  Um, no. Honestly, this book had everything I could have possibly wanted in a second book.  The same old Allison, a strong, fierce vampire fighting to hold onto her humanity.  In The Eternity Cure, Allison goes on a rescue mission, intent on saving her sire Kanin from the evil and… Read more »


May 28
Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Reviews 18 ★★★½

  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 apocalypse novel.  It was often funny to hear R’s opinions of his fellow groaning, shuffling zombie “friends.”  Who expects to laugh at a zombie novel, right? I liked R.  I thought that Marion did a great job of creating a character who was detached from human emotion in many ways, but who still strove for that emotion in ways that allowed me to sympathize with him (and to care about what happened to him and… Read more »


Feb 17
Review: UnWholly (Unwind Trilogy #2) by Neal Shusterman

Review: UnWholly (Unwind Trilogy #2) by Neal Shusterman

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 2 ★★★★★

  As the summary says, this is a sequel to the 2007 book, Unwind. If you haven’t read Unwind, run now to your nearest bookstore and see what you’ve been missing.  It was an amazing book that Neal Shusterman originally planned as a stand-alone.  But, here we are, five years later, and he decided that there was more to the story that needed to be told.  All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you!   What I love most about this series is the way that Shusterman tackles some very tough and controversial topics in a way that makes you stop and really examine all sides of the issue.  The series explores a future in which the battle between pro-life extremists and pro-choice extremists has turned into a literal war. The final compromise that is made is outrageous and yet accepted by both sides – abortion is… Read more »