Posts Tagged: Get Ready To Cry

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 »


Sep 13
Review and Giveaway: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Review and Giveaway: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

I haven’t yet read Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein’s companion novel to Rose Under Fire, but now I absolutely must.  If you haven’t read CNV, then I’m sure you’ve at least heard the raves, and based on Wein’s writing in Rose Under Fire, the raves are warranted. I feel like I have a decent knowledge of WWII, but I wasn’t aware that American women piloted planes for the Allies during the war.  Rose Justice, the fictional narrator of the story,… Read more »


Jun 09
Review: Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Review: Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Look at this cover.  I didn’t think much about it while reading Charm & Strange, but when I finished, I  looked at it and wanted to cry. Win is surly, sullen, and bristling with violence.  He attempts to protect others from himself by hiding behind an impenetrable wall.  I wasn’t sure if I liked him initially, but chapters that alternate between Win’s present day life and his life as a young boy, when he was known as Drew, gradually give… Read more »


Mar 29
Review: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Review: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Don’t you love it when a book lives up to all of its pre-publication hype?  I was near the top of the library reserve queue for If You Find Me, and I was content with that.  Then I started to read some fantastic reviews and moving interviews with Murdoch, and I HAD TO HAVE this book; library reserve cancelled and replaced with an Amazon pre-order.  It was everything I hoped and more. Characters don’t get much better than Carey.  So… Read more »


Mar 11
Review: Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Review: Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Here are a few of the emotions that I experienced while reading Pretty Girl-13: Rage Despair Terror Hopelessness The ending is lighter, relatively speaking, but you must go through hell with Angie to get there.When I was around 7 or 8, I read a People magazine story about Patty Hearst.  It was awful and scary, and I remember asking my mother, “What is rape?” and her reply was an uncomfortable laugh.  She didn’t answer my question, so I knew it… Read more »


Mar 03
Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I feel for the readers who picked up “If I Stay” soon after it was released, because the ending is one of the most breathless cliffhangers I’ve ever read. I’m happy that I have the sequel, Where She Went, right here beside me. “If I Stay” is a story about the value of life. At what point is life no longer worth living? Seventeen-year-old Mia must find these answers when a devastating car crash kills Mia’s parents and leaves her… Read more »