Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Book Review: House of Secre..

Book Review: House of Secrets

House of Secrets is a book that was on my radar for a while, and I just didn't get to reading it when it came out. Being quite a hunk of a book, I dove into it expecting a great adventure story like Percy Jackson or Harry Potter. The Walkers move into a new house that seems too good to be true and sure enough, it is. Owned previously by a famous writer Denver Kristoff, his daughter – an old witch like character – shows up and takes their parents and the whole house with the three siblings is transported […]

Posted December 26, 2013
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Book Review: Across a Star-..

Book Review: Across a Star-Swept Sea

Ever since I finished For Darkness Shows the Stars, I have been on pins and needles awaiting to see what would happen next. With Across a Star-Swept Sea, my initial thought was I was getting a direct sequel, but sadly, that wasn't to be the case. Across a Star-Swept Sea takes place in the same world as For Darkness Shows the Stars, but not the same place. Think of it along the lines of Kristin Cashore's Graceling Realm series. Same world. Just in different places with new characters. At first, this was a little confusing for me. The switching of […]

Posted October 5, 2013
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Book View: The Boyfriend Ap..

Book View: The Boyfriend App

Short and Sweet: Just based on the summary alone, The Boyfriend App sounded right up my alley. A geeky / tech main character. An app competition that may or may not work out. Possiblity for some romance. Yep, I thought The Boyfriend App could have it all. Audrey was a great character that I bonded with almost instantly. While the tech speak could be a little overwhelming for some readers, for me, it was perfect. I love messing with technology, be it phones or computers, and Katie Sise was perfect in her descriptions of it all. However, I did get […]

Posted July 6, 2013
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Book Review: For Darkness S..

Book Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars

Heartbreakingly beautiful… unforgettable love story… this is what came to mind as I finished the last pages of one of the most stand out books for 2012. For Darkness Shows the Stars tells the story of Elliot and her childhood friend, Kai. They live in a changed world. A world that is paying the price for past generations who believed in the advancing of science. For Darkness Shows the Stars is loosely based on Jane Austen's Persuasion. Unlike previous remakes, I have nothing to base For Darkness Shows the Stars on. I have never read, nor was I that familiar […]

Posted January 10, 2013
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Book Review: Defiance

Book Review: Defiance

Imagine a world that has been all but destroyed. Instead of humanity being in control, the world is shaped around the Cursed One, a mysterious creature, that lives deep below the surface. At any time, a noise can awaken these creatures and humanity's survival is again hanging in the balance. The only hope for survival? Small enclosed city-states. But as promising as the city-states may seem, trouble brews beneath the surface. Making the Wastelands and those mysterious creatures sound more preferable than life behind the enclosed walls. I love being surprised by books. Strangely enough, it seems to be happening more and […]

Posted October 1, 2012
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Book Review: Unraveling

Book Review: Unraveling

Unraveling initially caught my attention with its cover. 'Stop the countdown. Save the world'. Hmm… where I have heard something like that before? Ok, so I knew going into Unraveling that I was not getting my long awaited wish of a YA version of Heroes, or something similar. But a girl can wish can't she? Unraveling starts with a bang. Literally. While in a rush one day, Janelle, our spunky MC, gets hit by a truck. Next thing Janelle knows, the white light has appeared and then nothing… except for the face of a guy she barely knows, Ben. As mysteries begin […]

Posted June 28, 2012
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Book View: Thumped

Book View: Thumped

Bumped Review   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk *   Short and Sweet: It is rare that I find myself enjoying a sequel more so than the first book of the series. But that is exactly what happened with Thumped. The first installment, Bumped, ended with a rather quickie marriage and a pregnancy. Thumped opens months after the events in Bumped. Unlike Bumped, Thumped seems to focus more so on Harmony than Melody. At this point, I like both MCs about equally, but wish that the book […]

Posted May 21, 2012
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Book Review: Partials

Book Review: Partials

First Impression: Partials has been sitting on my shelf for quite awhile. The reason for the hesitance stems from the belief that the book dealt with aliens. Not exactly sure where this idea came from. But after glancing at a few reviews, I was beginning to get excited about this one.   While Reading:  Ok, ok, so my initial thought of aliens was off… but not by much.   Partials takes place in the not too distant future. Our world has gone to war with itself in the Isolation War and in the process created the Partials (bio-engineered humanoids) to […]

Posted April 5, 2012
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