Posts Categorized: Male POV

Nov 01
Review: Reality Boy by A.S. King

Review: Reality Boy by A.S. King

Reality TV makes a business out of exploiting people.  Sometimes, the people on these shows seem perfectly fine with it.  They’ll happily reveal their messed-up lives for the world to see in their desperate bid for fame.  For the most part, I feel no sympathy for these people.  I have very different feelings, however, for the children on these shows.  They can’t consent to the exploitation, but there are unfortunately parents out there who can and will.  The late Anna… Read more »


Oct 25
Reivew: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Reivew: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Note – This review will contain spoilers from The Lost Prince, the first book in the series. The title of this book, The Iron Traitor, is attention-grabbing, isn’t it?  We’ve got the word, “traitor,” and we’ve got Keirran staring out at us, so…should we assume that he’s the traitor? Before I even began reading The Iron Traitor, I imagined where the plot could go.  At the end of The Lost Prince, Keirran delcares that he’ll do anything to stop Annwyl from… Read more »


Oct 18
Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

My Take: Well, well, look who’s back.  It’s Meghan Chase’s little brother, Ethan, and as you can see from the cover, he’s all grown up now.  This book is the first in a spin-off from The Iron Fey series.  Meghan is the Iron Queen, married to Ash, and her formerly sweet baby brother is now an angsty teen.  His angst is not without cause.  Ethan hasn’t seen Meghan in years, and he feels abandoned by his sister.  But she’s busy… Read more »


Oct 13
Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

I have been dying to read Just One Year ever since I read the last word of Just One Day.  (You can see my review of that book here.)  Just One Day gave such a realistic portrayal of love and heartbreak, and it took us through Allyson’s (Lulu’s) journey as she struggled to get over Willem.  And then that last moment of Just One Day when he opened up the door… What an amazing cliffhanger!  It left me so eager… Read more »


Sep 20
Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Leonard Peacock is a high school student on a mission: He brings a gun to his school with the intention to kill a guy named Asher and then himself.  Throughout most of the book, Leonard doesn’t express much emotion.  He approaches his intended date with murder and suicide very methodically.  But before he can complete his final mission, he has a few tasks he must complete.  Leonard seeks out four people to give each a gift to symbolize what that… Read more »


Aug 01
Review: I Am the Weapon by Allen Zadoff

Review: I Am the Weapon by Allen Zadoff

I Am the Weapon had me hooked within the first ten pages, and the fast-paced action and tension kept up right through an ending that completely blew me away.   While reading I Am the Weapon, I thought I could predict how this story of a teenage assassin would play out.  I was right in some ways, but I was spectacularly wrong in other ways.  My misconceptions about how this story would end are a major factor in what made it… Read more »


Jul 15
Review: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson

Review: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson

The story of Insomnia is one of the more unique I’ve come across.  Parker is haunted by other people’s nightmares.  Each night, he enters into the dream (or nightmare) of the last person he saw that day.  He fears being viewed as crazy, so Parker keeps his ability hidden, even as his physical and mental well-beings deteriorate. Everything changes the day he meets Mia.  That night, for the first time in four years, Parker is able to fully sleep.  Parker… Read more »


Jul 08
Review and Giveaway: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Review and Giveaway: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Jeremy Glass has a lot on his plate.  His mother committed suicide when he was young.  He’s been in love with Susannah since they were children, but when they became teenagers, his best friend, Ryan, got the girl.  Jeremy attempts to numb himself with alcohol, and one night, he makes an ill-fated decision to drive drunk, leading to an accident that causes him to lose his leg.  That same night, Ryan and Susannah fight, and Susannah disappears.  Whew! As Jeremy… Read more »