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 […]

Posted July 16, 2013 / Leave a comment

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

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carrson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson Published: September 2011 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Format: hardcover Maturity Rating: Some violence but average for a YA book Rating: 3/5 stars About THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS (taken from raecarson.com) Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. […]

Posted July 16, 2013 / Leave a comment

Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1) by Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin Published: April 2012 Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal Format: hardcover Maturity Rating: Some violence but average for a YA book Rating: 3/5 stars About MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH: (taken from bethanygriffin.com) Everything is in ruins. A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them. So what does Araby Worth have to live for? Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all. But in the depths of the club—in the depths […]

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The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

First of all you should know that I love Sarah Dessen. She’s great at creating characters that you can relate to and I was really excited when she announced she was coming out with this book. While this book was not my favorite of hers it was still a good read. The plot was generally the same as her other books which is about a summer on the beach. I liked the majority of the characters except I couldn’t stand Theo. Why? Because he annoys me like crazy. He’s one of those crazy, hyper, excitable city guys who doesn’t understand […]

Posted June 30, 2013 / Leave a comment