Publisher: Harlequin Teen


Apr 09
Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Let’s start off by talking about the ending of The Forever Song, the last book in the Blood of Eden trilogy.  It ended perfectly, without an ounce of surprise, with every character’s fate wrapped up exactly as you’d expect.  That’s not a complaint, because it was all immensely satisfying.  Less satisfying, however, was the middle section of this book, which felt bloated and repetitive. OK, now let’s back up to the beginning.  Allie is in just as much shock as… Read more »


Mar 27
Review: Grim by Christine Johnson

Review: Grim by Christine Johnson

Fairy tale retellings probably work best when you have a familiarity with the source material.  Unfortunately, I’ve only read a few of Brothers Grimm’s original fairy tales on which the short stories in this anthology are based, so I missed out on the experience of making the connections between the stories while I read.  Still, several of these were quite enjoyable. The Key by Rachel Hawkins: ★★★★ Lana’s mother is a psychic (an ACTUAL psychic) who does readings out of their… Read more »


Jan 23
Limerickin’ Lit: Pawn by Aimee Carter

Limerickin’ Lit: Pawn by Aimee Carter

Let me get one thing straight.  In the dystopian world of Pawn, society is advanced enough that humans can be physically altered so successfully that they can actually take the place of someone else.  And not just some Joe Schmoe on the street, but a member of the society’s ruling family.  There’s just one little thing that these clever folks seem to have forgotten.  Everyone in Pawn is ranked on a scale from I to VI, based on intelligence.  These… Read more »


Nov 17
Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Even though my rating for Crash Into You isn’t great, and even though it’s my least favorite of the Pushing the Limits series, I would still recommend it to fans of NA-ish contemporary romance.  I, however, have grown tired of the glut of controlling and sometimes violent behavior exhibited by the male characters in this genre.  To be clear, Crash Into You doesn’t come close to glorifying this behavior as books like Hopeless and Ten Tiny Breaths do.  But still,… 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 03
Review: Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb

Review: Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb

My knowledge of the Tudor period primarily comes from the Showtime series, The Tudors, the wonderful film, Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett, and the occasional historical fiction novel.  In other words, my knowledge is not exactly extensive, and I approached Witchstruck with the desire to be entertained and without any thought of wanting to nitpick for accuracy.  Obviously, since Lamb decided to feature a witch living alongside the future Queen Elizabeth, we know that this is not intended to be a… Read more »


Sep 16
Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Kira and Rogan are strangers forcibly thrown into a deadly “game” called Countdown.  They must complete a series of tasks, each within a pre-determined time limit.  Complete the task and move on, or fail it and be killed.  Some of the tasks are puzzle-like, and others are designed to test their morality.  It sounds like an interesting premise, but everything fell apart quickly. Kira is informed that Rogan murdered and dismembered nine young women.  Any reader will know that this… Read more »