Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers


Apr 22
Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

When I read the synopsis of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I felt so much sympathy for Lara Jean, the main character.  Lara Jean has written letters to a number of her crushes over the years, never intending to actually send them.  She pours her heart out in the letters, telling each guy what she loves about him and what she hates.  She recounts events in painstaking detail.  And then, horror of horrors, those letters are somehow taken from her room… Read more »


Nov 07
Review: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

Review: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

Note: This review will contain spoilers from Poison Princess, the first book in the series. The Arcana Chronicles series reads like a mystical version of The Hunger Games.  That’s not a bad thing here.  Usually when I compare a book to The Hunger Games, it doesn’t fare well in comparison.  But Kresley Cole manages to keep the whole teenagers-out-to-slaughter-each-other thing fresh by having them embody the characters on Tarot cards. Evie is the Empress, and she is completely transformed from… Read more »


Aug 29
Review: Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard

Review: Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard

Let’s get one thing out of the way: I know this is a work of fiction.  I read (and love) books about zombies, vampires, and other outlandish topics.  Project Cain takes a topic that is actually real – cloning – and then makes a giant leap forward.  But that leap didn’t make a whole lot of sense. In real life, animals have been cloned, including at least one instance I can remember of a person cloning a beloved pet.  It’s… Read more »


May 08
Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby

Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby

Maybe my expectations for Golden were too high.  It was perfectly pleasant, but also quite predictable.  The set-up was great; Parker discovers and reads the journal of a high school student who, along with her boyfriend, disappeared during a storm a decade earlier.  Parker becomes consumed with uncovering what happened to Julianna and Shane, even as her overbearing mother pressures her to prepare a speech for a looming scholarship competition. Can you love a book if you don’t love the… Read more »