Publisher: Egmont USA

Book Review: The Mephisto C..

Book Review: The Mephisto Covenant

Look at that cover. Go on. I will give you a minute to absorb the breathtaking beauty that is The Mephisto Covenant cover. Even without that intriguing cover, I would have had to give this book a shot. Sons of Hell. Anabo (whatever that is). The Mephisto Covenant had me at hello.   Sasha has a lot going on in her life. Her father was recently murdered. A secret organization may hold the key to uncovering the mystery… if only Sasha can survive the initiation.   The Mephisto Covenant started off very rocky. The first chapter alone threw me for […]

Posted September 9, 2011
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Book Review: Human.4

Book Review: Human.4

  Human.4 is just WOW! I finished reading the novel a few days ago, and my mind is still trying to process everything. The tale is told from an academic-type point of view by an editor who is "helping" his society to understand the previous. This editor, our author, has found a set of cassettee tapes that are from our society during one of the most important events in human history. For me, Human.4 had just about everything that I look for in a "what-if" type science fiction novel. Original plot.. great characters.. and message that will have you contemplating everything for days. […]

Posted February 22, 2011
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Book Review: Drought

Book Review: Drought

  I thought this was quite a unique book. It's about an almost cult-like community that worships this man named Otto, who happens to be the father of Ruby. He abandoned them to the cruelty of Darwin West, who uses them to harvest Water, which helps to cure wounds and make people live longer. That being said, it was hard to wrap my head around what was going on at first. There's little history and what is there is spread well throughout the length of the novel. I left the book with a lot of questions and no answers but […]

Posted February 6, 2011
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Book Review: The False Prin..

Book Review: The False Princess

  Ever since I first glimpsed the cover and read the synopsis months ago for The False Princess, I have been eagerly awaiting its release. And now that I have read it, all I can think is that it was well worth the wait. The False Princess takes a pinch of false identities, a dash of royal intrigue, and sprinkles it all together with a heap of magical powers and romance. The tale centers around Nalia (aka Sinda) who grew up believing that one day she would inherit the royal throne of Thorvaldor. Unbeknownst to her, she is really Sinda, a young […]

Posted January 16, 2011
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Book Review: Drought

Book Review: Drought

Drought is a thought-provoking novel that despite a few flaws had me quite captivated. It tells the tale of Ruby who lives in a cult like environment, and who longs for the day that her people can be freed from the tyrannical Darwin West. The world that Pam Bachorz creates is quite different than what is found in your typical YA novel. In a lot of ways, it is a world within a world. You have the "normal" society which evolves and changes, then there is Ruby's world. A world that is frozen in time. From the beginning, I really wanted to like […]

Posted January 9, 2011
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Book View: Candor

Book View: Candor

Short & Sweet: Candor is an eye-opening look at the extremes that parents can go to in order to have the “perfect” child. Does your child have a discipline problem? An unhealthy eating habit? No worries… send them to Candor… everything will be fixed. Bachorz’s spine-tingling debut really took me by surprise. Everything about this novel was amazing. The characters, the premise, all of it was so different. I just did not want to put this novel down. Final Verdict: Candor was exactly what I wanted this novel to be. Fantastic characters… the perfect villains… and an ending that was just heartbreaking. If you […]

Posted September 22, 2010
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Book Review: The Tension of..

Book Review: The Tension of Opposites

A very eye-opening look at what happens after trauma – a girl kidnapped and raped for years is found and returns home. Her best friends must deal with having her friend back, but as an almost entirely different person. I loved the struggle between moving on and trying to get back her friend's lost years. Definitely a moving story. Tessa is quite the friend – driving away any other friends while her friend was missing. But as Noelle warms up to her again, Tressa seems only concerned with her friend's happiness and not her own. Tessa's love interest is quite […]

Posted August 2, 2010
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Book Review: Raised by Wolv..

Book Review: Raised by Wolves

Raised by Wolves is a fantastic coming-of-age story werewolf style. Barnes grabs the reader's attention and does not let go until the very last pages. With multiple twists and turns, this is a story that you will not want to put down until the very end. In the beginning, I was not too impressed with the plot. Something about the premise just did not spark my interest the way that I was hoping it would. Flash forward a few chapters, and my opinion completely changed. Raised by Wolves has a familiarity about it that at first may seem like the […]

Posted June 23, 2010
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