Posts Categorized: Incredible Heroines

May 09
Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave starts off at an incredible pace.  I read the 70 page preview a couple of days before publication date (I didn’t want to read it any earlier than that, because I didn’t want to wait too long to read the rest), and it was amazing.  I’ve realized that in the post-apocalyptic genre, it’s the actual apocalypse that hooks me, more so than the after-effects.  In these initial pages, we relive, via Cassie’s narration, the events that occurred… Read more »


May 02
Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

There were so many guys in Unraveling, I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get them straight.  Alex, Ben, Nick, Steve, Kevin, Elijah, Reid.  And those were the guys who showed up in the first few chapters!  But I buckled in, focused like a laser beam, got ’em all sorted out, and then I just enjoyed the hell out of this book. Janelle is a normal teenager until she is run down by a car and somehow brought… Read more »


Apr 14
Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott

Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott

It took me a long time to accept Dante.  A looong time.  I’ve never liked people (real or fictional) who advertise any aspect of their supposed greatness.  I mean, if you’re a genius, beautiful, an athletic superstar, or just an overall wonderful human being, you shouldn’t have to tell everyone, should you?  People should be able to spot these magnificent qualities without any assistance from the magnificent quality-possessor.  So, about Dante….  He’s got the looks.  He’s got the swagger.  And… Read more »


Mar 29
Review: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Review: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Don’t you love it when a book lives up to all of its pre-publication hype?  I was near the top of the library reserve queue for If You Find Me, and I was content with that.  Then I started to read some fantastic reviews and moving interviews with Murdoch, and I HAD TO HAVE this book; library reserve cancelled and replaced with an Amazon pre-order.  It was everything I hoped and more. Characters don’t get much better than Carey.  So… Read more »


Mar 28
Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

1918 is a scary time in American history.  We are at war with the Germans, a people portrayed as closer to animal than human, while at home, we battle an outbreak of the deadly Spanish influenza: “Children dropped dead from the flu, boys got transported out of the country to be blown to bits, and the government arrested citizens for speaking the wrong words.”  Mary Shelley’s father is one those arrested, and she’s shipped off to live with her Aunt… Read more »


Mar 18
Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

“Stay here with others like you, or leave the Compound and live in a world surrounded by people who only use ten percent of their brains.”  This is the choice Addie must make when her parents tell her they’re getting a divorce and that she must choose with whom to live.  As a Searcher, Addie has the ability to see into the future of either potential option.  With that framework set in place, we are off!  Each chapter switches between… Read more »