Tag: young adult book review

Book Review: Seven Days of You

Book Review: Seven Days of You

I’m disappointed. After reading the synopsis of Seven Days of You I was expecting a contemporary I’d at least like. I’m generally pretty picky with my contemporary books but this one sounded unique which is why I requested an ARC of it. My first and biggest problem I had with Seven Days of You is the setting. Seven Days of You takes place in Tokyo. I was expecting lots of vivid descriptions because how many YA books take place in Japan? I should have kept my expectation A LOT lower because it didn’t feel like we were in Japan at […]

Posted March 9, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1)

Book Review: The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1)

This is a book that I went into with high expectations and it probably wasn’t a good idea. I didn’t not like this book but I didn’t really love it either. I really loved the idea of all these people living in a giant tower. That was great but we didn’t really get to see much of it. We saw bits and pieces of it but we didn’t learn anything about how it came to be or how it even works. It felt like we were expected to know this place already and even though it was set in New […]

Posted January 19, 2017 / Leave a comment

ARC Review: Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1)

ARC Review: Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1)

I had high expectations for this book only because a lot of fantasies have been letting me down lately. A lot of them are blending together and aren’t as memorable as I want them to be. This book exceeded all my expectations and I loved every minute of it! Think along the lines of Throne of Glass mixed with Snow Like Ashes only not as disappointing or predictable. Sure some parts I totally saw coming but most of the book was a happy surprise. It’s a series where I’ll be waiting desperately for the next book. My favourite part about […]

Posted January 5, 2017 / Leave a comment

ARC Review: Love and First Sight

ARC Review: Love and First Sight

I loved the whole idea of this book. You could tell that the author really did his research about visually impaired people because it felt realistic. There was no face touching (which I never knew if people actually did that or not) but the main character was able to make lots of jokes about his situation. He was a guy that had accepted blindness was a part of him instead of being cranky and cynical all the time. It made him an easy character to like. The group of friends that our main character mad were also pretty cool. I liked […]

Posted December 22, 2016 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Playing Defense (Corrigan Falls Raiders #2)

Book Review: Playing Defense (Corrigan Falls Raiders #2)

My favourite part about this book is that it’s super Canadian. It makes me realize just how many books takes place in the US. It’s really nice to be able to relate to a book like this. Which is why we don’t only need diverse characters but diverse settings as well. I found it really helped me to get into this story, especially since it revolved around hockey. It’s not something I would have thought to pick up but I loved it when I did. I love the idea of the team in this book. These guys really have each […]

Posted December 8, 2016 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron

Book Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron

For some reason the main male character in this book reminded me of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. But in a good way? Very strange. I really loved him though and I’ve added him to my book boyfriend list. He was such an interesting character! You could never tell if he was lying or tricking someone (most often he was) but at the same time he could really surprise you! He really made this book for me. I loved our main character as well. I loved that she was always underestimated for being a girl but she was still […]

Posted October 21, 2016 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

Book Review: Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

I think to really enjoy this book you have to just go with what is happening. There was a lot to pick apart but I decided to ignore all the little things and just enjoy myself. It really was a good book though, I know I’m making it seem like it wasn’t. It was something fun and interesting to read. I especially appreciated how unique the story was (but this author always has a unique story to tell). I can’t say that I’ve ever read a MG/YA book about hunting for dinosaur bones. It sounds like it would be a […]

Posted September 30, 2016 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I found the whole idea of this book really interesting. I thought it would be interesting to see someone with such a huge disability live the life that is normal for them. I thought a lot of things going into this book but it was slightly disappointing. I still found myself interested in the book the whole way through, even though I had a few issues with it. It was a book that kept me hooked for sure plus I LOVED the audio book narrator(s) which rarely ever happens. So if you do decide to pick this one up, the […]

Posted September 29, 2016 / Leave a comment

Book Talk: The Jewel (The Lone City #1)

Book Talk: The Jewel (The Lone City #1)

I don’t know if there was all that much I liked about this book. It wasn’t bad exactly but it had no wow factors for me. The beginning was interesting but as soon as our main character left her prison and moved to the city, it went downhill pretty quickly. First of all, I really can’t enjoy books about teen pregnancy. I just can’t. Plus add to that that these girls don’t have a choice but to get pregnant for someone else? That’s just not a fun thing to read about AT ALL. “The Selection meets The Handmaid’s Tale”? More like The […]

Posted September 25, 2016 / Leave a comment

Book Review: The Gender Game by Bella Forrest

Book Review: The Gender Game by Bella Forrest

This book started out a bit rocky for me but I actually really enjoyed it once we moved settings. I thought the idea of the two countries was really cool. One country is basically ruled by women and men don’t have any rights. The other country is the complete opposite. It’s actually a really cool concept and it shows us why this could never work in reality these days. I really enjoyed the second half of this book. I liked all the action and sneaking around that was happening. Our main character is sent on a mission and it was […]

Posted September 24, 2016 / Leave a comment