Publisher: HarperCollins


May 13
Review and Giveaway: Saving Lucas Biggs by Maria de los Santos and Davis Teague

Review and Giveaway: Saving Lucas Biggs by Maria de los Santos and Davis Teague

Confession: I don’t read much middle grade.  OK, any.  Including Harry Potter.  (I know, I KNOW.)  But I’m a sucker for a good time travel story, and I loved the synopsis of Saving Lucas Biggs, a book that proved to be both moving and thought-provoking. Margaret comes from a long line of time travelers.  When the story begins, her father has been sentenced to a death by the crooked judge, Lucas Biggs, for a murder he didn’t commit.  Margaret lives in Victory,… Read more »


Apr 24
Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

When you hear the title, Dorothy Must Die, and you picture pretty Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz with her cute pigtails and sweet gingham dress, you know you are in for a twisted ride.  In Dorothy Must Die, the characters and the world we know and love are flipped upside down and turned inside out.  This Dorothy is a power-hungry, murderous psychopath. She does still have the cute pigtails and the gingham dress, though.  The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion,… Read more »


Mar 09
Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

      I think I can safely say now that I will not read another book by Tahereh Mafi.  Ignite Me was the worst of this series, even though it had stiff competition from Unravel Me.  Let’s start off with some of this bizarre narration from Juliette: “My tongue is dust.  My teeth have crumbled away.” “I am a pile of bones on the floor and no one knows it but me.” I have no idea what these lines… Read more »


Mar 02
Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Even though I thought Shatter Me was very average, all of the hype around this series had me wanting to read Unravel Me.  I snapped it up when it was a $1.99 Nook Book shortly after it was released last year.  But it sat unread until I had not choice but to read it after checking out  from the library a couple of weeks ago.  Many of my GR and Twitter friends are so passionate about this series, so I was… Read more »


Feb 23
Review: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Review: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

It wasn’t until I was about halfway through Into the Still Blue that I realized how much I disliked the relationship between Aria and Roar.  Yes, I know that platonic relationships can exist between gorgeous (and straight) men and women.  But it seems like Rossi couldn’t decide whether she wanted to create a legitimate love triangle or whether she wanted to keep Aria and Roar “just friends.”  Instead, the pair have a relationship that attempts to straddle the two extremes…. Read more »


Feb 05
Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

I finally read Under the Never Sky!  And at the time that I’m writing this review, I’ve already read Through the Ever Night, and I’ve got Into the Still Blue checked out from the library.  I’m making good progress with my Series Catch-Up! Under the Never Sky is book that had some problems, yet the plot was exciting enough for me to overlook the flaws.  Let’s start with Aria, the pod-dwelling Ms. Snooty-Pants who considers Perry, a “Savage,” beneath her… Read more »


May 12
Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

We learn in the opening pages of Reconstructing Amelia that fifteen year-old Amelia fell to her death from the roof of her Brooklyn prep school, an action ruled a suicide.  Even at this early point, the moment hits hard when Amelia’s mother shows up at school to pick her up, unaware of the tragedy that occurred.  Her mother, a single parent and partner at a prestigious law firm, is knocked back by grief and blames herself.  She drifts through her… Read more »


May 10
Review: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

Review: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

The Gathering is a fun little paranormal novel, set on a tiny island in Canada.  The setting, in fact, was one of my favorite parts of the story.  It was so richly drawn, I found myself wishing I could visit.    We also get a little bit of Native American lore, an interesting topic that I hope is explored more in the sequel.  I wish the same attention had been paid to Maya, a very bland character, despite her…unusual abilities…. Read more »