Category: Book Reviews


Review: All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon

Review: All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon
17 February, 2017 / 1 Comment

All Fall Down (Hostage Negotiation Team #1) by Julie Coulter Bellon My Copy: ePub eBook, 180 pages Publication Date: September 16, 2011 Publisher: Self-published Source: Gift Hostage negotiator Claire Michaels’ never thought she’d be involved in an international crisis. Can she overcome her scars of the past to stop a new al-Qaeda threat? Navy SEAL Rafe Kelly is on leave to recover from a knee injury he suffered during his tour in Afghanistan and he doesn’t expect to be fighting terrorists on his home turf. When he’s taken hostage, he knows he has to fight or die. My Review This book starts off with […]


Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
13 February, 2017 / 4 Comments

  Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: January 17, 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn’t prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die […]


Review: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Review: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
10 February, 2017 / 3 Comments

  Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan  My Copy: Paperback, 266 pages Publication Date: November 13, 2012 Publisher: Free Press Source: Borrowed When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? In a swift and breathtaking […]


Review: Unknown by Wendy Higgins

Review: Unknown by Wendy Higgins
6 February, 2017 / 4 Comments

  Unknown (Unknown Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: August 16, 2016 Publisher: Self-published Source: Purchaed Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts. When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and […]


Review: Unchanged by Jessica Brody

Review: Unchanged by Jessica Brody
4 February, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unchanged (Unremembered #3) by Jessica Brody My Copy: Hardcover, 420 pages Publication Date: February 24, 2015 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers Source: Library So many secrets are buried within these compound walls. I used to be one of those secrets. After returning to the Diotech compound and undergoing an experimental new memory alteration, Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. Happy and in love with Kaelen, another scientifically-enhanced human designed to be her perfect match, Sera’s history with a boy named Zen is just a distant memory from a rebellious […]


Hits-Stores-Tomorrow Review: By Your Side

Hits-Stores-Tomorrow Review: By Your Side
30 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

By Your Side by Kasie West My Copy: ARC eBook, 220 pages Publication Date: January 31, 2017 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson. When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with […]


Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
27 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand My Copy: Paperback, 439 pages Publication Date: January 4, 2011 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees… Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her […]


Review: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Review: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
23 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan My Copy: ARC Paperback, 247 pages Publication Date: August 20, 2013 Publisher: Alqonquin Young Readers Source: Publisher In this stunning debut, a young Iranian American writer pulls back the curtain on one of the most hidden corners of a much-talked-about culture. Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light. So they carry on in secret—until Nasrin’s parents announce […]


Review: Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd

Review: Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd
20 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: March 26, 2015 Publisher: NPRB Source: Purchased Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her. But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own. In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way. Deep emotions and […]


Review: Unleashed by Jessica Brody

Review: Unleashed by Jessica Brody
16 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unleashed (Unremembered #2.5) by Jessica Brody My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux Books for Young Readers Source: Purchased Seraphina has escaped the compound. The president of Diotech has fallen gravely ill. Now Dr. Alixter rests his last hope on a genetically enhanced soldier. A boy designed to apprehend Sera. A boy incapable of failure… Set in the thrilling sci-fi world of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy, this sinister and suspenseful novella recounts the untold story of what happened on the Diotech compound after the shocking ending of Unremembered. Told from Kaelen’s point of view, Unleashed also includes […]