Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1) by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1) by Ransom Riggs

This was quite the book! I’m pleasantly surprised! I didn’t think I was going to like this one, for reasons I don’t even remember because this one was actually a really good book. I came close to giving it a full 5 stars but held back at the last minute because I found I had a hard time getting into the book. It wasn’t a stay up late to finish kind of book and I need that for a full 5 star book. Usually I would consider this a young adult book, though it is anyways, since the main character […]

Posted July 18, 2013 / Leave a comment

Book Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Book Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Review of HOUSE OF LEAVES This is the craziest thing I have ever read. In a good way though. It was scary, creepy and weird all at the same time. There’s footnotes telling another story on just about every page and at some point you need to turn the book upside down to read it. It’s a really clever book and some people think you need to read it more than once but I could never read this book a second time. The formatting with the upside down parts, footnotes and even some blank pages all has to do with […]

Posted July 18, 2013 / Leave a comment

Pretty Little Liars Series (1-8) by Sarah Sheppard

Pretty Little Liars Series (1-8) by Sarah Sheppard

Review of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS SERIES (1-8) I hate it when authors just keep going with a series. Please. Save yourself from ruining it all and just stop. That’s the case with this series (among other things). We’ve got A, the bad guy throughout the series. We find out who A is like 20 different times. That might be a slight exaggeration but shouldn’t there be one A? Yes. Why push the story on even further? Next, the main characters are all ridiculous. They accuse their best friends of being the murdering A. Shouldn’t you trust your best friend? Probably, […]

Posted July 18, 2013 / Leave a comment

Bumped (Bumped #1) by Megan McCafferty

BUMPED by Megan McCafferty pub-2011 About BUMPED When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food. Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are […]

Posted July 18, 2013 / Leave a comment

Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales #1) by Holly Black

TITHE by Holly Black pub-2002 About TITHE (taken from goodreads.com) Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could very well mean her death. Review of TITHE This definitely was not one of the better faerie books. It wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t something I really enjoyed either. […]

Posted July 18, 2013 / Leave a comment

Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder Published: October 2005 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Format: paperback Maturity Rating: Probably better for an older teen. Rating: 5/5 stars About About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new […]

Posted July 18, 2013 / Leave a comment

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1) by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Published: Januray 2009 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Format: paperback Maturity Rating: Ok for a slightly younger teen Rating: 4/5 stars About THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY (taken from goodreads.com) Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything […]

Posted July 16, 2013 / Leave a comment

Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1) by Nalini Singh

SLAVE TO SENSATION by Nalini Singh pub-2006 About SLAVE TO SENSATION Dive into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind—and none of the heart… In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”— the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was…. Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy […]

Posted July 16, 2013 / Leave a comment

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire Published: May 2011 Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Format: paperback Maturity Rating: Probably not great for a younger audience Rating: 4/5 stars About BEAUTIFUL DISASTER (taken from jamiemcguire.com) The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby […]

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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness Published: May 2008 Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia Format: paperback Maturity Rating: Some violence but average for a YA book Rating: 5/5 stars About THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO (taken from goodreads.com) Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is […]

Posted July 16, 2013 / Leave a comment