Posts Categorized: This Is How You Do a Love Triangle

May 13
Review: Parallel by Lauren Miller

Review: Parallel by Lauren Miller

The first thing that I’m going to praise in Parallel is the character of Caitlin, Abby’s best friend.  How often do we have the best friend character who is there to deliver a bit of snark and not much else?  In Parallel, Miller gives Caitlin both the physical, mental, and emotional characteristics more typically seen in the main character.  I’ve wondered if there is some writers’ guideline that dictates “the best friend” must always stay in the background.  If so,… Read more »


Apr 05
Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

“It’s like you’re…something else.” Simply put, I loved Unearthly. It is the perfect blend of a wonderful young heroine, two believable love interests (an area where so many other writers stumble), great supporting characters, action, fantasy, and romance. OK, enough raving for the moment. In Unearthly, sixteen year-old Clara is Quartarius – the daughter of a half-angel mother and a human father. All angels have a life Purpose, and Clara’s is to rescue an unknown teenage boy from a forest… Read more »


Mar 09
Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

***Note – If you have not read the first two books in this series, this review will contain spoilers. *** When I finished Boundless, one of my most pressing questions was: Does Stanford actually have a course called The Practice of Happiness?  Indeed, it does.  Now that that urgent matter is out of the way, let’s get on to the story. I loved Unearthly, I was less enthralled with Hallowed, and I wanted so badly for this series to finish… Read more »


Feb 24
Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Splintered is a dark retelling of Alice in Wonderland.  The story is every bit as captivating as the book cover, which was the first thing that captured my attention from this debut author.  A.G. Howard has a wild and vivid imagination.  Everything that she describes – colors, sights , sounds, emotions, sensations – you can almost feel yourself, as when Alyssa, a descendant of Alice Liddell, describes “moans and wails rattling my spine.” When we first meet Alyssa, she is… Read more »