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Jan 21
Review: Here by Richard McGuire

Review: Here by Richard McGuire

This is not so much a review as me frantically urging you, “Please go check out this book!”  I read a review of the graphic novel, Here, shortly before it was published in December.  It sounded so interesting – a novel that depicts images showing how a living room of a single house and its various inhabitants change over many decades.  The author also depicts that same little slice of our planet in the earliest days of Earth, as well as imagining what… Read more »


Jun 11
Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments is my second book by Rainbow Rowell, after Fangirl.  I listened to it on audiobook, which is the perfect format for this story.  Attachments is all about…attachments – those that currently exist, those that have shattered, and those that have yet to be formed.  It’s set in 1999, so we’re able to travel back in time to when the Internet was still the somewhat new world of the World Wide Web and when access to an email account at… 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 12
Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder is part of my personal “Series Catch-Up” challenge.  As many raves as I’ve heard about this book, I was skeptical.  A cyborg?  A cyborg mechanic, no less?  I wasn’t sure if or how I would connect with this story.  And honestly, before reading Cinder, I wouldn’t have been able to give you a good definition of cyborg.  I probably would have said, “It’s something like a robot, right?”  I needn’t have worried, though, because Cinder was a 5 star… Read more »


Feb 06
The Silver Linings Playbook: Read It or Watch It?

The Silver Linings Playbook: Read It or Watch It?

If there’s one thing I want you to take away from this post, it’s that you MUST watch the film version of The Silver Linings Playbook, staring Bradley Copper and Jennifer Lawrence.  I saw it in the theater, even though I was skeptical about how much I would enjoy a film focused on mental illness.  But it was fantastic, and it was funnier than I could have expected.  Lawrence and Cooper were both nominated for Oscars (Lawrence won), and they… Read more »


Dec 05
Review: Champion by Marie Lu

Review: Champion by Marie Lu

I have to start this review by discussing the last few pages of this incredible trilogy.  Champion has such a beautiful, perfect ending, and it felt like Marie Lu wrote it as a love letter to her fans.  No doubt she loves June and Day even more than we do, but when she signed off on this series with such compassion and respect, I couldn’t help but feel appreciated as a reader and a fan.  I read Champion right after… 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 »


May 09
Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave starts off at an incredible pace.  I read the 70 page preview a couple of days before publication date (I didn’t want to read it any earlier than that, because I didn’t want to wait too long to read the rest), and it was amazing.  I’ve realized that in the post-apocalyptic genre, it’s the actual apocalypse that hooks me, more so than the after-effects.  In these initial pages, we relive, via Cassie’s narration, the events that occurred… Read more »