Category: Book Reviews


Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir
24 August, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Martian by Andy Weir My Copy: Audiobook Publication Date: March, 2013 Publisher: Podium Publishing Source: Purchased Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive – and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have […]


Review: Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes

Review: Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes
17 August, 2015 / 1 Comment

Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes My Copy: eBook, 327 pages Publication Date: May, 2014 Publisher: Self-Published Source: Purchased Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms. I know about this illness — very well — because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality. But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it. That is, until he […]


Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker
3 August, 2015 / 0 Comments

Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) by K.A. Tucker My Copy: Paperback, 389 pages Publication Date: November, 2013 Publisher: Atria Books Source: Library When a gorgeous young dancer walks through his door, a strip club owner must decide whether to follow his rules or his heart in the third novel by the author of One Tiny Lie and Ten Tiny Breaths. Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine-year-old Cain is starting to second […]


Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

Review: Passion by Lauren Kate
27 July, 2015 / 0 Comments

Passion (Fallen #3) by Lauren Kate My Copy: eBook, 252 pages Publication Date: June, 2011 Publisher: Delacorte Press Source: Library Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way . . . Luce is certain that something – or someone – in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to […]


Review: The Trap by Andrew Fukuda

Review: The Trap by Andrew Fukuda
20 July, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Trap (The Hunt #3) by Andrew Fukuda My Copy: Hardcover, 320 pages Publication Date: October, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Source: Library After barely escaping the Mission alive, Gene and Sissy face an impossible task: staying alive long enough to stop an entire world bent on their destruction. Bound on a train heading into the unknown with the surviving Mission girls, Gene, Sissy, David, and Epap must stick together and use everything they have to protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again. Now that they know how to reverse […]


Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston

Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston
6 July, 2015 / 0 Comments

Paperweight by Meg Haston My Copy: ARC eBook, 224 pages Publication Date: July 7, 2015 (tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (thank you!) Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid. Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is […]


Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

Review: Torment by Lauren Kate
29 June, 2015 / 1 Comment

Torment (Fallen #2) by Lauren Kate My Copy: eBook, 270 pages Publication Date: September, 2010 Publisher: Delacorte Press Source: Library How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean – and how to […]


Review: The Leveller by Julia Durango

Review: The Leveller by Julia Durango
22 June, 2015 / 2 Comments

The Leveller (The Leveller #1) by Julia Durango My Copy: ARC eBook, 174 pages Publication Date: June 23, 2015 (tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Nixy Bauer is a self-made Leveller. Her job? Dragging kids out of virtual reality and back to their parents in the real world. It’s normally easy cash, but Nixy’s latest mission is fraught with real danger, intrigue, and romance. Nixy Bauer is used to her classmates being very, very unhappy to see her. After all, she’s a bounty hunter in a virtual reality gaming world. Kids in the MEEP, as they call it, play entirely with their minds, […]


Review: Telesa: The Covenant Keeper by Lani Wendt Young

Review: Telesa: The Covenant Keeper by Lani Wendt Young
15 June, 2015 / 0 Comments

Telesa: The Covenant Keeper (Telesa #1) by Lani Wendt Young My Copy: eBook, 399 pages Publication Date: August, 2011 Publisher: Self-published Source: Author When Leila moves to her new home, all she wants is a family, a place to belong. Instead she discovers the local ancient myths of the telesa spirit women are more than just scary stories. The more she finds out about her heritage, the more sinister her new home turns out to be. Embraced by a Covenant Sisterhood of earth’s elemental guardians – what will Leila choose? Her fiery birthright as a telesa? Or will she choose the boy who offers […]


Review: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

Review: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker
8 June, 2015 / 6 Comments

One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) by K.A. Tucker My Copy: Paperback Publication Date: June, 2013 Publisher: Atria Books Source: Library Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents’ tragic death and Kacey’s self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would…and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action. Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and […]