Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (BYR)

Book Review: Struck

Book Review: Struck

Girl with an addiction to lightning? Her city has fallen apart and she may be part of its only hope? Wow. My mind is going crazy with all the possibilities. Struck, you have a lot to live up to.   Mia Price is a lightning addict. Not exactly sure how she got the first hit. But once she did, she was hooked. Although, she does exactly look for the fix… lightning has a way of finding her. When Los Angeles is virtually destroyed by an unprecedented earthquake, the city and its people must find a way to survive. From the […]

Posted May 1, 2012
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Book Review: When the Sea i..

Book Review: When the Sea is Rising Red

I wasn't quite sure what to think of this book. It suggested mermaids from the cover, but definitely more sinister than the usual paranormal. When the Sea is Rising Red blew me away. I was curious jumping into the book, as the world was described and the setting panned out as Felicita runs into town to buy a gift for her friend. Sadly, when she comes back she finds that her friend has killed herself so that she does not have to marry. Felicita faces the same fate and fakes her death so she can gain the freedom she desires. […]

Posted February 26, 2012
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Double Monster Review: All ..

Double Monster Review: All These Things I’ve Done

I can't quite imagine a world where coffee and chocolate are illegal, so this intrigued me right off when I heard the premise. I pegged it for a dystopian, but when I started to listen to the audiobook it wasn't quite like other dystopians I've read of late. Anya's voice starts off strong and I dove into the book wanting to know more of her story.   Anya is the best example of a girl who had to grow up too quickly. Her parents are dead, her older brother has a mental handicap, her grandmother is dying and her little […]

Posted October 17, 2011
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Book View: Keesha’s H..

Book View: Keesha’s House

Short & Sweet: I picked up this book as a suggestion by a blogger friend Ashley. We were talking about books in verse one day and this one came up. It sounded like an interesting read so I put it on hold from my local library and was not disappointed while reading. Inside this book is the story of several teens who end up crossing paths. All have a hard time for one reason or another and end up at Keesha's house. A house where they can go to stay for however long they need with no questions asked. Final […]

Posted September 16, 2011
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Book Review: The Map of Me

Book Review: The Map of Me

There's nothing more interesting to me than sister stories. Maybe it's because I have two of my own and can relate well, even if it's a bit more outlandish or different than my own experiences. And this book seemed like quite an adventure for two sisters to have. While Reading: Once I started reading, I related to Margie because she reminded me of my older sister. A bit impulsive, kind of mean and definitely the type to act out for attention. I was like Peep growing up, only a heck of a lot less chatty. She definitely fit the annoying […]

Posted September 6, 2011
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Book Review: Elsewhere

Book Review: Elsewhere

Elsewhere is a book I've been meaning to read for a while. I found it in audiobook format at the library, so I picked it up. Listening to books helps motivate me to clean, workout and organize. This book had such an interesting concept. This place called Elsewhere – the place you go after you die is so intriguing. You age backwards while you are there and then eventually become reborn on Earth as a baby. Beyond that, I loved the way this worked for Lizzie. That love could be found and you could still "live" in Elsewhere like when […]

Posted June 28, 2010
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Book Review: This Gorgeous Game

This Gorgeous Game is a chilling look at a serious situation, stalking. Olivia Peters lives, breathes, and eats writing. She loves it to her core. So when she has the opportunity to work with her literary idol, Father Mark, she is beyond ecstatic. But what Olivia thinks is a dream opportunity slowly turns into a living nightmare. This Gorgeous Game was a novel that is full of potential. Freitas does a marvelous job at creating a likable character and a horrible villain. And when I say horrible… I really want to put that into capital letters. He is one of […]

Posted June 16, 2010
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