Publisher: HarperTeen

Bite-Sized Reviews – The Iron Trial, The Last Time We Say Goodbye, & I’ll Meet You There

Bite-Sized Reviews – The Iron Trial, The Last Time We Say Goodbye, & I’ll Meet You There

I’ve decided to write some quick reviews for books I’ve never gotten around to reviewing or that I just don’t have a ton to say about. I figure a few bite-sized reviews together will be enough to feed your fiction addiction!  🙂 The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare Published by Scholastic Press on 9/9/14 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Middle Grade Pages: 299 Source: BEA My rating: Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not […]

Posted September 12, 2015 in Middle Grade, Reviews / 12 Comments
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid –  Review & Giveaway

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid – Review & Giveaway

Never Always Sometimes is a YA contemporary romance with a bit of a twist. It’s the type of romance where you’re not exactly sure how things will end. Will Dave and Julia end up together or are they truly better as friends? It’s not a simple answer, and this isn’t a simple romance. What I loved: Dave and Julia. I really loved the relationship between Dave and Julia. They fit with each other and had a sort […]

Posted July 31, 2015 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 17 Comments
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows – Review

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows – Review

The Orphan Queen is a compelling YA fantasy novel that will be sure to hook anyone who’s a fan of the genre! I loved this one – and that ending! Now I can’t wait for 2016! The synopsis tells you pretty much everything you need to know, so I’ll jump right into my review. What I LOVED: The characters. There were so many characters in this book that I just truly  enjoyed. First off, there was […]

Posted July 27, 2015 in All-Time Favorites, Reviews / 30 Comments
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway – 5 Star Review

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway – 5 Star Review

This book was so much more than I expected it to be! Okay, for some reason I didn’t go back and reread the synopsis before I picked this one up. I just noticed that a lot of people I trust (I’m talking to you, Shannon at It Starts at Midnight) had loved it and realized that it had just been released, so I decided to go for it. All I remembered was that it was […]

Posted June 29, 2015 in Reviews / 11 Comments
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi – Review

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi – Review

The Night We Said Yes is a sweet, fun romance with a unique spin – it’s told over the span of just two nights. The book switches back and forth between the night that Ella and Matt met and a night, a year later, when he returns after disappearing for six months. You learn about their relationship in between through Ella’s thoughts and memories on the latter night.  What I loved: The alternating story. I really enjoyed […]

Posted June 27, 2015 in Reviews / 14 Comments
Review – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is an exhilarating ride. This book has all of the elements that fantasy lovers adore – magic, power struggles, deception, political intrigue, uprisings … and plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes! What I enjoyed: The characters. I felt a real connection to pretty much all of the characters in this book, which is probably the main reason that I loved it so much. Mare has spent her life […]

Posted February 5, 2015 in Reviews / 37 Comments
Review – Split Second by Kasie West

Review – Split Second by Kasie West

I was surprised (and actually a little worried) when I read the back of this book (which wasn’t as detailed as the actual blurb) – it sounded like it would focus on Laila instead of on Addie. But my fears were unfounded. The book actually switched back and forth between Laila’s and Addie’s POVs, so we got to learn a lot more about Laila while, at the same time, her story was entwined with Addie’s. […]

Posted January 19, 2015 in Reviews / 28 Comments
ARC Review & Giveaway – The Jewel by Amy Ewing

ARC Review & Giveaway – The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel is an incredibly intriguing new dystopian/fantasy read (I’m actually not sure what the genre for this one technically is – it felt like a bit of a blend of the two). It follows Violet, who has been forced into the strange life of a surrogate – trained to live among the royalty, but owned like a slave. When she starts her new life, she finds that it is much more dangerous than she […]

Posted August 28, 2014 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 21 Comments
Review – The One by Kiera Cass

Review – The One by Kiera Cass

Title:  The One Series: The Selection #3 Author: Kiera Cass Release Date: May 6, 2014 Pages: 323 Goodreads Rating: 4.27/5 Stars My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars My Content Rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads:  The highly anticipated third book in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is perfect for the fans who have followed America’s whirlwind romance since it began—and a swoon-worthy read for […]

Posted June 24, 2014 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review – You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle

Review – You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle

Title: You Look Different in Real Life Author: Jennifer Castle Release Date: June 4, 2013 Pages: 355 Goodreads Rating: 3.63 Stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (Somewhat mature situations) Summary from Goodreads: For the rest of the world, the movies are entertainment. For Justine, they’re real life. The premise was simple: five kids, just living their lives. There’d be a new movie about them every five years, starting in kindergarten. But no one could have predicted what the cameras […]

Posted January 28, 2014 in Reviews / 0 Comments