Posts Tagged: Horrible Heroines

Jul 30
Review: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Review: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

This poor book.  It’s a mess.  The first 20% of the book could have been an article in a women’s magazine titled, “My Rare and Potentially Fatal Illness,” by Penelope Landlow.  I learned more than I cared to know about Penny’s illness which results in her bleeding internally at the slightest bump and requires regular monitoring and treatment.  It goes on and on: Don’t touch Penny!  Don’t let Penny go outside!  Keep treating Penny like a helpless infant!  When it… Read more »


Jul 17
Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

I have to start off this review by discussing the main character of Open Road Summer, Reagan O’Neill.  This is what my grandmother would have to say about her: “She’s a pill.”  And I would reply, “Grandma, you’re being way too nice.”  I think Reagan was supposed to be written as the bad girl with a heart of gold; the tough chick who just needed a guy to crack her shell.  Instead, what I saw a girl who despised and… Read more »


Jun 03
Review: Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Review: Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

This might be one of the hardest books I’ve ever had to rate, because on one hand, the plot is completely, thoroughly, and endlessly ludicrous, and it features one of the most distasteful (and not in a fun way) narrators I’ve ever come across.  On the other hand, once I picked it up, I also could not stop myself from turning the pages.  DNF’ing was never an option.  There might have been a bit of a “can’t turn away from this… 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 »


Jan 22
Review: Defy by Sara B. Larson

Review: Defy by Sara B. Larson

A lurching stomach.  A neck that grows hot.  Flushing cheeks.  An aching skull.  Trembling.  For me, these are symptoms of a bad case of the flu.  For Alexa, the supposedly brave, ruthless warrior in Defy, this is how she responds whenever a male looks at her.  Which is often. Alexa pretends to be a boy named Alex, the most skilled guard to Prince Damian.  She hides her identity because in this kingdom, ruled by Damian’s father, women are only useful… Read more »


Jan 05
Review: Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau

Review: Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau

I wouldn’t normally read the sequel to a book I disliked, as was the case with The Testing.  But I was excited to read that book, and some weird fluke made both The Testing and Independent Study available at BEA last May, so I eagerly snapped up both ARCs.  The Testing was a big disappointment, but since I already had the sequel in my hands, I decided to give it a read.  Some of the problems with the first book… Read more »


Oct 21
Review: The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

Review: The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

My Take: The Dollhouse Asylum features one of the worst love triangles imaginable: a girl who is spineless, insipid, and subservient; a guy who is a murderous, raving lunatic; and another guy who is only notable because he is the lunatic’s brother.  If those were my only choices, I might hope for the disease called the Living Rot, to take me instead.The events of The Dollhouse Asylum are so out there that I kept waiting for Cheyenne, the protagonist, to… Read more »


Sep 27
Fun With Limericks: Inhuman by Kat Falls

Fun With Limericks: Inhuman by Kat Falls

This is my third round of “Fun With Limericks,” a (hopefully) fun way of dealing with books I didn’t finish, or I finished, but for whatever reason, I felt I could not write a proper review.  In the first go-round, I had a little fun with The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher and A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty.  Next up was Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead. Today, I bring you a limerick for Inhuman by Kat Falls.  I actually did finish… Read more »