Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

If you’re looking for a powerful #ownvoices book about mental health, then you need this one in your life. Gornall explains in her author’s notes that this is a deeply personal book that she wrote to get her experiences and emotions down on paper. While the plot might not follow her own life, Norah’s mental health issues mirror Gornall’s own and she shows us Norah’s mental state in painful, deeply moving detail. The synopsis describes the book […]

Posted January 2, 2017 in Reviews / 23 Comments
Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews: On the Jellicoe Road, Forgotten, Spin, Zac and Mia

Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews: On the Jellicoe Road, Forgotten, Spin, Zac and Mia

A few quick reviews of audiobooks I’ve been listening to this summer. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Published by Bolinda Audio (originally by Penguin Australia) in 5/2010 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism Pages: 290  Audio Length: 8 hours and 53 minutes Source: SYNC My content rating: YA (Characters have sex, Death & dying described) My rating: I’m dreaming of the boy in the tree. I tell him stories. […]

Posted September 10, 2016 in Reviews / 11 Comments
Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews – Porcelain Keys, The Accident Season, and Every Last Word

Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews – Porcelain Keys, The Accident Season, and Every Last Word

A few quick reviews of audiobooks I’ve been listening to this summer. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Porcelain Keys by Sarah Beard Published by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media in 1/14 Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 345  Audio Length: 11 hours and 41 minutes Source: The Author My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing) My rating: Aria’s life is full of secrets–secrets about her mother’s death, her father’s cruelty, and her dream to […]

Posted June 28, 2016 in Reviews / 16 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews – Romancing the Nerd, Tuck Everlasting, Island of the Blue Dolphins

Bite-Sized Reviews – Romancing the Nerd, Tuck Everlasting, Island of the Blue Dolphins

A few quick reviews of some books that deserve attention. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Romancing the Nerd by Leah Rae Miller Series: Nerd #2 Published by Entangled Teen on 4/5/16 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 352 Source: NetGalley My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing) My rating: Dan Garrett has become exactly what he hates—popular. Until recently, he was just another live-action role-playing (LARP) geek on the lowest run of the social ladder. […]

Posted April 4, 2016 in Reviews / 12 Comments
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers – Review

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers – Review

I am a huge fan of this series! I’m so glad that I found it! The final book in the series focuses on Annith, who desperately wants to flee the “destiny” that the abbess has set before her – to become the new Seer. What I loved: Tangled webs. This book has the most twists and turns of any in the series. Annith discovers a lot about her own background in this book and we learn […]

Posted February 28, 2015 in Reviews / 11 Comments
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers – 5 Star Review!

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers – 5 Star Review!

It’s official. I love this series. I don’t know what took me so long to catch up with the rest of the world (actually yes, I do – TIME – there just isn’t time to read ALL the books!), but I am so glad that I did! This second book follows Sybella. Her story is woven together with Ismae’s, so we get to learn some of the things that were going on with Sybella while […]

Posted February 20, 2015 in Reviews / 17 Comments
5 Star Review – Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

5 Star Review – Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

When I got this book from NetGalley, I didn’t know too much about it except for a vague idea that it was fantasy and the absolute knowledge that everyone seems to love it. I was fairly certain I would enjoy it too, since I tend to enjoy fantasy and the synopsis intrigued me. I had no idea that it was really historical fiction (I loved the author’s note at the end that told about what […]

Posted December 4, 2014 in All-Time Favorites, Reviews / 26 Comments
Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Title: The Testing Author: Joelle Charbonneau Release Date: June 4, 2013 Pages: 336, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.91 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+? (No more than kissing, but a decent amount of violence) Summary from Goodreads: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?  The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the […]

Posted October 12, 2013 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review – The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle (Check it Out Before Book #2 Comes Out!)

Review – The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle (Check it Out Before Book #2 Comes Out!)

Title: The Hallowed Ones Series: The Hallowed Ones #1 Author: Laura Bickle Release Date: Sept, 2012 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pages: 311, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.03 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16? (Some pretty grisly violence, sexual situations, but not much is really shown)   Summary from Goodreads: Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale […]

Posted August 30, 2013 in Reviews / 0 Comments