Category: Book Reviews


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 […]


Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
10 May, 2012 / 4 Comments

Click to purchase a copy Mockingjay is the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy.  It is now time for District 13 to really make themselves known to the world and to the Capitol.  With the help of their mockingjay (Katniss), the people of District 13 intend to take down the Capitol and change the world as they know it.  Gale is also there to help with the uprising alongside Katniss, but Peeta is not able to help for reasons that will become clear when you read the book.  You will absolutely hate the Capitol more than ever in this book, […]


Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
9 May, 2012 / 3 Comments

Sparks are igniting. Flames are spreading. And the Capitol wants revenge. Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. Much to her […]


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
9 May, 2012 / 1 Comment

Rating: 10   Click to purchase a copy Yes, that’s right.  I give it five out of five stars, or jelly beans, or whatever the numbers are meant to stand for when rating such things.  I decided to read The Hunger Games for obvious reasons…because everyone else was doing it, of course!  I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but to my surprise I fell in love.  I love love love this book.  Yes, it’s a young adult book and, yes, I am an adult.  But I don’t care!  The novel is written maturely and in a way which any reader of […]