Tag: Short Story/Novella


Review: The Queen

Review: The Queen
9 January, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Queen (The Selection #0.4) by Kiera Cass My Copy: eBook, 71 pages Publication Date: December 2, 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse Source: Purchased Before America Singer’s story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince…. Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon’s mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon’s […]


Poe Challenge #4: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Poe Challenge #4: The Murders in the Rue Morgue
28 November, 2014 / 0 Comments

For my Edgar Allan Poe Challenge this week, I read The Murders in the Rue Morgue. My Thoughts: The story was definitely the best out of the stories I’ve read for this challenge so far. It was awesome to experience the first ever Detective Fiction. I enjoyed it to a point. Remember how I said I call myself a fan of Poe, but I wanted to read more of his tales to know for sure? Well, the way this is going so far, I’m not sure I am. I’m not a huge fan of his writing style. I don’t really […]


Poe Challenge #3: Four Beasts In One: The Homo-Cameleopard

Poe Challenge #3: Four Beasts In One: The Homo-Cameleopard
14 November, 2014 / 0 Comments

For my Edgar Allan Poe Challenge this week, I read Four Beasts In One: The Homo-Cameleopard. My Thoughts: I really don’t have much at all to say about this one. I mean, it was very, very short. If it wasn’t for this Poe Challenge, I wouldn’t be writing anything down at all. This story was definitely unique. But, I have to say I was rather bored throughout the story. It may be because it was so short and sometimes I need a bit to get into a story, or maybe it was just boring. It was kind of like jumping into […]


Poe Challenge #2: The Gold Bug

Poe Challenge #2: The Gold Bug
7 November, 2014 / 1 Comment

For my Edgar Allan Poe Challenge this week, I read The Gold Bug. My Thoughts: I thought it was a good story. But, I feel like it was told in a backwards fashion. I think it would have been better if the happenings were swapped and we followed the story through the perspective of William Legrand. In my opinion, that would have made for a more fun and interesting story. Then we could have tried to figure out the coded message with Legrand and went on the journey knowing that he wasn’t crazy and what his intention was, rather than […]


Mini Review: The Guard

Mini Review: The Guard
24 March, 2014 / 0 Comments

The Guard (The Selection #2.5) by Kiera Cass My Copy: Paperback, 92 pages Publication Date: February 4, 2014 Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Library Genre: Dystopian | Romance | Young Adult Before America Singer met Prince Maxon . . . Before she entered the Selection . . . She was in love with a boy named Aspen Leger. Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection trilogy. This brand new 64-page story begins just after the group of Selected girls is narrowed down to the Elite and is told from […]


Mini Review: A Shade of Vampire

Mini Review: A Shade of Vampire
27 January, 2014 / 3 Comments

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest My Copy: ePub eBook, 79 pages Publication Date: December 14, 2012 Publisher: Self-Published Source: Author Genre: Paranormal | Romance | Young Adult On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on […]


Mini Review: Fracture Me

Mini Review: Fracture Me
27 December, 2013 / 0 Comments

Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi My Copy: ePub eBook, 68 pages Publication Date: December 17, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Purchased Genre: Dystopian | Paranormal | Romance | Young Adult In this electrifying sixty-page companion novella to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, discover the fate of the Omega Point rebels as they go up against The Reestablishment. Set during and soon after the final moments of Unravel Me, Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective. As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam’s focus couldn’t […]


Mini Reviews: Elemental and Fearless

Mini Reviews: Elemental and Fearless
14 October, 2013 / 2 Comments

Elemental (Elemental #0.5) by Brigid Kemmerer My Copy: ePub eBook, 50 pages Publication Date: March 27, 2012 Publisher: Kensington Publishing Source: Was added to the end of my copy of Storm Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance | Young Adult Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they are more than you dream. As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do. Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy. Dangerous. And completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family. But […]


Mini Review: Destroy Me

Mini Review: Destroy Me
19 July, 2013 / 2 Comments

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi My Copy: ePub eBook, 82 pages Publication Date: October 2, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Purchased Genre: Dystopian | Paranormal | Romance | Young Adult Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45. In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as […]


Mini Review: Flirting with Maybe

Mini Review: Flirting with Maybe
11 March, 2013 / 2 Comments

Flirting with Maybe by Wendy Higgins My Copy: ePub eBook, 92 pages Publication Date: March 5, 2013 Publisher: HarperTeenImpulse Source: Purchased He was fifteen and she was seventeen. When sophomore Ryan “The Kid” McPhearson makes the Varsity baseball team, he finds himself submersed into the life of upperclassmen, and falling in love with senior Brook Bennet. To Ryan she’s his dream girl, perfect. Maybe to the outside world a two-year age difference doesn’t matter, but this is high school. Everything matters. Ryan soon realizes Brooke’s life is not so perfect. He becomes her closest friend, her safe place to fall […]