Publisher: Delacorte Books

Book View: The Dead-Tossed ..

Review: The Forest of Hands and Teeth   Short & Sweet: This follow up novel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth features the main character of Gabry, who is the daughter of Mary, the main character in the first book. Gabry grew up without ever feeling in danger from the walking dead until one night when her friends convince her to cross the barrier to play in an old abandoned carnival. Unfortunately, they are attacked and some of her friends are turned. While she runs away in order to avoid getting caught, her friends are sentenced to become soldiers […]

Posted July 17, 2012
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Book Review: Lies Beneath

Book Review: Lies Beneath

Another mermaid type read that I wanted to read solely based on the premise. Unlike most mermaid books on the shelves today, Lies Beneath promised that our mermaids here would not be the good guys. Instead, these creatures need to kill in order to maintain their own lives. A life for a life so to speak. When our characters discover that a person from their past has resurfaced, they find that they cannot resist the lure. But when one of the family falls in love with the target's daughter, the plan gets complicated… quickly.   Lies Beneath was a successful read in that […]

Posted July 12, 2012
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Book Review: Starters

Book Review: Starters

I really don't mean to… but I am on another dystopian kick. No matter what I do, these type of books always find me… or I find them. I was drawn instantly to Starters because of the cover. It is striking in its starkness and simplicity. I just had to know more.   Starters is hands down one of the most original dystopians that I have ever read. While other dystopians seem to repeat the same ideas over and over again, each falling into the same trappings, Starters goes for the jugular and introduces one of the most successful multi-dimensional […]

Posted March 25, 2012
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Book Review: The Gathering ..

Book Review: The Gathering Storm

Romanovs… paranormal elements… together? My toes were tingling with anticipation.   The Gathering Storm plays beautifully on my love for the Romanov family and Russian history. The setting for our story is about as perfect as it can get. Russia, 1800s. A time when this society was at its peak: glittering balls, nobility coming out of every nook and cranny, a time of decadence.   Originally, I thought The Gathering Storm was centered Tsar Nicholas II and his family, but I was off by about a generation. Instead of an older Nicholas II, readers are presented with his father's court and […]

Posted February 12, 2012
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Book View: Warped

Book View: Warped

Short and Sweet: Warped completely took me by surprise. Sometimes it is best to just dive into a book without any idea what you are actually getting yourself into. This was exactly what happened with me and Warped. Picked it up completely on a whim. And was in love right away.   What do you get when you combine: The three Fates / Norns. An evil witch. Two (almost) star-crossed lovers… and a tapestry? One darn good read, that's what.   From the very beginning, I was pretty in awe of Warped. Yes, some parts regarding the Fates kinda left […]

Posted February 1, 2012
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Book Review: Unleashed

Book Review: Unleashed

Werewolves… Werewolves… Werewolves. This one paranormal creature and I have a very mixed relationship. Sometimes I love them… sometimes I don't. But when Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguié enter into the mix, I know that I am in for a treat.   Beginning with a tragedy, Unleashed hooked me from the very beginning. We met our MC, Katelyn, as she is living a fairly normal life with her mother in San Francisco. Unfortunately, Katelyn's life comes crashing down on her when an earthquake strikes the city and leaves her motherless. Having no other family in the San Francisco area, Katelyn is […]

Posted December 16, 2011
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Book View: Revolution

Book View: Revolution

Short and Sweet: I have been eyeing Revolution pretty much since its release. Love historical novels especially the tragic ones. Anne Boleyn. Marie Antoinette. Their lives, their triumphs and downfalls are uterly captivating. Revolution's premise (two girls drawn together through the reaches of time) drew me in, but I stayed for the historical element. What an amazing journey! Donnelly takes readers into parts of French history like no one has before. It was utterly breathtaking.   Final Verdict: Revolution has so many deep and complex layers. It is a story on top of a story, on top of another. Blended together so perfectly. […]

Posted September 22, 2011
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Book View: Timeless

Book View: Timeless

Short and Sweet: Timeless is as elegant as it is beautifully written. Being a time-travel novel junky, this novel was exactly the fix that I was needing. Timeless centers on Michele. A young girl who has lost her mother and is forced to move in with the grandparents she barely knows. After discovering a hidden diary, Michele is literally thrust in the past. Here she meets Phillip, a boy who she had only dreamed existed. Told through alternating sequences of the past and present, Monir completely swept me off my feet with the romance and lush depictions of the early […]

Posted August 25, 2011
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