Source: Library


Sep 24
Review – Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Review – Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Reviews 10 ★★★★

***NOTE: This is a review of book #3 in a series. This book is pretty much a standalone, but my review contains slight spoilers for the first two books. You can read my review of book #1 HERE and book #2 HERE.*** I didn’t love Crash Into You quite as much as the first two books in this series, but it was still a great read! This story centers around Isaiah, who is feeling alone after losing Beth. When finances threaten to take Noah away from him too, he decides to make money the one way he can – by racing. Things get complicated, though, when the race gets busted by the cops and he flees with Rachel, a good little rich girl who showed up at the race for thrills. The police are the least of their problems, though. The slimy thug who runs the races thinks that Rachel helped… Read more »


Sep 15
Review – Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Review – Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Reviews 14 ★★★★★

***NOTE: Even though this is a review of book #2 in a series, this book is pretty much a standalone and my review doesn’t contain spoilers for book #1. You can read my review of book #1 HERE.*** This was my favorite book in the Pushing the Limits series (out of the three I’ve read so far). I found myself really wrapped up in Beth’s story. At first, I thought I was going to be disappointed because I really liked Isaiah and Beth together, and I hated the idea of a book where they get split up. But I ended up really loving it! The synopsis does a good job describing the book, so I’ll jump straight to my review. What I LOVED: Beth’s family ties. The romance wasn’t the most compelling aspect of this book (though I did love it). I was even more intrigued by Beth’s messed up family… Read more »


Sep 10
Review – Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally

Review – Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally

Reviews 4 ★★★★½

I know I’m reviewing these books out of order. I actually did read them in order, but I wanted to get my review of Breathe, Annie, Breathe out closer to the release date, so I held onto a couple of the reviews for this series for a while.  But, of course, I don’t want to deprive you, my wonderful readers – so the review for this book and Racing Savannah are just coming a little later.  Anyway, on to the review … Things I Can’t Forget is kind of a controversial book. It focuses heavily on religion, but strongly religious readers may not like the sexual content and some of the ideas presented – and readers who are just plain turned off by religious themes may not like it either. But, personally, I loved the themes that this book explored and it all rang very true to me, even if I didn’t always agree… Read more »


Oct 26
Review – Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Review – Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Forbidden is just what its name implies.  The synopsis describes it well.  It’s a story of a brother and a sister who have lived through so much together that they feel that they only have each other to turn to – and much to their own horror, they start to turn to each other in a romantic way. You will be shocked and horrified at times throughout this book.  You will be torn apart by Lochan and Maya’s guilt, pain and suffering. If you don’t mind being ripped to shreds by a book, just hoping to come out whole when you get to the last page, then you will LOVE this book.  I certainly did! The negatives: The subject matter (mature YA or adults ONLY).  I’ve seen this book referred to as YA (I’m not sure if that’s an official genre, or just what people call it because the main… Read more »


Aug 02
Review: Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer (Plus Mini-Reviews of Books #0.5 & #1.5)

Review: Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer (Plus Mini-Reviews of Books #0.5 & #1.5)

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 9 ★★★★★

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer Series: Elemental #1 Published by Kensington Books in 2012 Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal Pages: 432 Source: Library My content rating: YA (The book contains a few sexual situations, including an attempted rape, but nothing is described in any detail) My rating: Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys all the ones she doesn’t want. Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca. Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But… 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 »