Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Book Review: The Young Elit..

Book Review: The Young Elites

Adelina has not had an easy upbringing. She lost her mother to a terrible plague and although she recovered, she was left without an eye and silver colored hair. When she discovers her father is about to sell her to a man to become his mistress, she decides to run away. Her father chases her down and she finds that she has a special power to create illusions, which causes her father’s death and sentences her to hang for the crime. Her younger sister, who is perfect in every way, is the one who finds her and is shocked to […]

Posted July 15, 2015
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Book Review: The Conspiracy..

Book Review: The Conspiracy of Us

It has been a while since I have found a book that makes me want to ignore everything that is going on around me. Oh, I have work to do? Oh, I need to sleep? Nah. I want to read this instead. The Conspiracy of Us is such a fun read. It starts off with Avery West. Avery is use to not putting down roots due to her mom’s constant reassignments as a contractor for the military. A new school every few years. Promises of old friends that they will keep in touch, but never do. Avery has learned to […]

Posted February 20, 2015
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Book Review: Flicker and Bu..

Book Review: Flicker and Burn

I have been anticipating Flicker and Burn since I read the excerpt in the back of Cold Fury last summer. As sequels go, I found myself immersed into the story right away without forgetting much about the first book, even though it has been a year since I read it. That's how much the first book stood out and Sara's character really swept me away in the first book. She is full of raw emotion and starts off just as edgy in the second book.  Possibly the one thing I didn't like about this book was the weakness of Doug's […]

Posted September 2, 2013
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Book Review: New Lands

Book Review: New Lands

Review: Deadweather and Sunrise The first book in this series Deadweather and Sunrise left me hanging on what was going to happen next to Egg, his friend Guts and the lovely and smart Millicent. I must say, my favorite character hands down is Guts. The way that Egg met him was insane and the way that Guts acts in the first book will make you horrified and amused at the same time. This book is where we see another side of Guts, one of musical genius and a more gentle heart. At least, for a little bit. I love the foreign curses in this […]

Posted May 4, 2013
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DNF Chronicles: Orleans

DNF Chronicles: Orleans

Once upon a time, the phrase DNF (Did Not Finish) was not in my vocabulary. But sometimes you find those reads that simply do not click. These unfortunate, DNF reads are cataloged within the DNF Chronicles. Even though the book and I did not click, we hope that you will still give any of the books featured a shot. Read to: about page 40 of 336 The Final Straw: Orleans was one of the top dystopians that I had been looking forward to in 2013. In fact, I was so excited when I got my hands on an advanced galley. […]

Posted March 23, 2013
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Book Review: Prodigy

Book Review: Prodigy

Review: Legend   **If you have not read Legend, there will be obvious spoilers in this review for the first book.   I enjoyed Legend immensely when I listened to it on audio, so I was hoping I would still enjoy the sequel even though I was reading a physical copy this time.   Prodigy takes place just about where Legend ended. June and Day are looking for help from the Patriots and hope to gain their attention in Vegas. Taken under the wing of the Patriots, they find themselves in a scheme to take down the new Elector Anden. […]

Posted January 21, 2013
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Book View: Legend

Book View: Legend

Short & Sweet: I am completely amazed by this book. It's more than just a dystopian novel, it's a well-crafted story told by two characters that are in almost opposite positions. Day is a known criminal to the Republic, but he is doing it to help his family and he never kills someone. June is a prodigy in the military, having scored a perfect score on her exam. When June's brother is murdered, she goes after Day and finds there is more to him than the criminal she has grown to hate. In fact, the truths he knows about the […]

Posted October 15, 2012
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Book Review: Deadweather an..

Book Review: Deadweather and Sunrise

How can you not love a book set on an island full of pirates? When this one appeared in my mailbox, I was excited and when I finally started reading it, I found I couldn't put it down.   Poor Egg doesn't have it easy. His father is a hard-working man who is distant at best, his mother is dead, and his siblings are unusually cruel to him. His brother takes every chance to hurt him and Egg is too much of a daydreamer to notice his oncoming attacks most of the time. You'd think he'd be happy to be […]

Posted September 15, 2012
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