Category: Book Reviews


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 […]


Review: Icons by Margaret Stohl

Review: Icons by Margaret Stohl
1 June, 2015 / 0 Comments

Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl My Copy: Paperback, 429 pages Publication Date: May, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Source: Traded for Your heart beats only with their permission. Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol’s family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn’t know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside — safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can’t avoid. She’s different. She survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, […]


Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd
25 May, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Cage (The Cage #1) by Megan Shepherd My Copy: ARC eBook, 308 pages Publication Date: May 26, 2015 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: Balzer + Bray Source: Publisher via Edelweiss When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone. Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who […]


Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass
18 May, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass My Copy: Paperback, 352 pages Publication Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher: HarpTeen Source: Purchased Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible. But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t […]


Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
11 May, 2015 / 0 Comments

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll My Copy: ARC eBook, 286 pages Publication Date: May 12, 2015 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Source: Publisher via NetGalley HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE. As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful […]