Posts Tagged: Male POV

May 22
Review: Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Review: Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Loved, loved, loved.   I’m glad that Noggin is getting great reviews on Goodreads, because I think people who might be inclined to love this book may overlook it due to the wonderfully bizarre cover.  The cover screams, “This book is quirky,” but in reality, Noggin is thoughtful and heart-warming and heart-breaking.  There’s actually nothing quirky about it.  Yes, a cancer-stricken boy has his head removed, frozen, and transplanted five years later onto another body.  But while the cover and… 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 »


Dec 15
Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars is one of those books that seemingly every blogger I know has read and loved.  This kind of praise sometimes makes me approach a book more critically.  The story didn’t bring out a major flood of emotions in me as it seemed to do with a lot of other readers, but I still found it greatly enjoyable. Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux are an unlikely pair to be stranded together on an uninhabited planet after their spacecraft… 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 »


Nov 17
Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Even though my rating for Crash Into You isn’t great, and even though it’s my least favorite of the Pushing the Limits series, I would still recommend it to fans of NA-ish contemporary romance.  I, however, have grown tired of the glut of controlling and sometimes violent behavior exhibited by the male characters in this genre.  To be clear, Crash Into You doesn’t come close to glorifying this behavior as books like Hopeless and Ten Tiny Breaths do.  But still,… Read more »


Nov 06
Review: Fault Line by Christa Desir

Review: Fault Line by Christa Desir

Fault Line is a little book (240 pages) about a big, awful subject: rape.  It unflinchingly shows the devastating effects of rape, both on the victim and the victim’s loved ones.  In this case, the story is complicated by the fact that Ani, the victim, was intoxicated at a party and loudly announced that she was going to have sex with several guys.  After heading upstairs with them, Ani wakes up the next morning with no memory of what happened…. Read more »


Nov 01
Review: Reality Boy by A.S. King

Review: Reality Boy by A.S. King

Reality TV makes a business out of exploiting people.  Sometimes, the people on these shows seem perfectly fine with it.  They’ll happily reveal their messed-up lives for the world to see in their desperate bid for fame.  For the most part, I feel no sympathy for these people.  I have very different feelings, however, for the children on these shows.  They can’t consent to the exploitation, but there are unfortunately parents out there who can and will.  The late Anna… Read more »


Oct 25
Reivew: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Reivew: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Note – This review will contain spoilers from The Lost Prince, the first book in the series. The title of this book, The Iron Traitor, is attention-grabbing, isn’t it?  We’ve got the word, “traitor,” and we’ve got Keirran staring out at us, so…should we assume that he’s the traitor? Before I even began reading The Iron Traitor, I imagined where the plot could go.  At the end of The Lost Prince, Keirran delcares that he’ll do anything to stop Annwyl from… Read more »