Category: Book Reviews


Vow to the Older Book: Dark Awakening

Vow to the Older Book: Dark Awakening
9 July, 2012 / 1 Comment

Vow to the Older Book is a meme hosted by me (Sam @ SIK Book Reviews). I vow to read one “older” book per month in an attempt to break away from the book reviewer’s tendency to only read/review new releases. To participate and/or to see full rules, please visit my Vow to the Older Book page. Dark Awakening by Kendra Leigh Castle Date Pub: July 1, 2011 Purchase: PaperbackKindle Edition Goodreads Synopsis: Enter the world of the Dark Dynasties… For centuries, shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has prowled the night as an outcast, valued only for his ferocious hunting skills. When a […]


Review: Enchanted

Review: Enchanted
28 June, 2012 / 15 Comments

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis Date pub: May 8, 2012 Purchase: HardcoverKindle Edition Goodreads Synopsis: It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland – […]


Review: Phoenix by A.J. Scudiere

Review: Phoenix by A.J. Scudiere
23 June, 2012 / 2 Comments

I would like to thank NetGalley and Griffyn Ink Publishing for giving me the chance to read and review this novel before its publication date.  Although I appreciate the ARC, my review will be completely honest and I will rate it as it appeals to me/my preferences.   Pub date: October 2, 2012   Click here to purchase a copy NetGalley Synopsis: Jason Mondy’s world is unravelling. His seemingly secure job as a fire fighter is suddenly thrown into chaos. The bright spot in his week is that he rescued two children from a house fire, but he returns home that night to […]


Review: Endure by Carrie Jones (Need #4)

Review: Endure by Carrie Jones (Need #4)
9 June, 2012 / 1 Comment

Click to purchase a copy Goodreads Synopsis: It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series. Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse.  True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough.  Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army.  Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore.  She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen.  And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles […]


Review: Entice by Carrie Jones (Need #3)

Review: Entice by Carrie Jones (Need #3)
4 June, 2012 / 1 Comment

Click to purchase a copy Goodreads Synopsis: Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that’s not quite how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he’s been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back.  But it’s taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day.  An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find.  But how to get to […]


Review: Captivate by Carrie Jones (Need #2)

Review: Captivate by Carrie Jones (Need #2)
1 June, 2012 / 1 Comment

Click to purchase a copy Goodreads Synopsis: Zara and her friends knew they hadn’t solved the pixie problem for good.  Far from it.  The king’s needs grow deeper every day he’s stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker.  It’s made him vulnerable.  And now there’s a new king in town. A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly.  Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue.  Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he’s one of […]


Need by Carrie Jones

Need by Carrie Jones
28 May, 2012 / 1 Comment

Click to purchase a copy Goodreads Synopsis: Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks.  Little wonder, since she’s had a pretty rough life.  Her father left when she was a baby, and her stepfather just died.  Her mother’s pretty much checked out – in fact, Mom’s sent her to live with her grandmother in cold and sleepy Maine to “keep Zara safe.”  Whatever that means.  Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother just can’t deal.  Zara’s wrong.  The man she sees everywhere – the tall creepy guy who points at her from the […]


Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
22 May, 2012 / 8 Comments

Click to purchase a copy   Goodreads Synopsis: What if you only had one day to live?  What would you do?  Who would you kiss?  And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend.  Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.  Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning.  Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death – and discover the […]


Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
15 May, 2012 / 3 Comments

Click to purchase a copy The second book of Veronica Roth’s trilogy, Insurgent begins right where Divergent left off, with no boring introduction that a lot of series books tend to have.  War is now prominent, factions are torn apart, and evil people are looming.  In this book, Tris faces many obstacles, including being betrayed, relationships issues with Four, having to publicly acknowledge her divergence, and utilizing her divergence to help fight against the powerful Erudite and the Dauntless traitors.  Roth takes the reader on a journey of action, surprising twists and turns, and emotion. First of all, I love that the novel […]


Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth
12 May, 2012 / 4 Comments

Click to purchase a copy Divergent is the first book of author Veronica Roth’s debut trilogy.  In this dystopian young adult novel, 16-year-old Beatrice (Tris) must make a decision that could change the rest of her life.  This dystopian world consists of five factions, each of which has an individual virtue.  Beatrice grew up in Abnegation (the faction of selflessness), but now she has to chose if she wants to stay with her current faction or chose to live forever in a new one.  She can either stay true to her own virtues, but risk the possibility of never seeing […]