Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Book View: Ascend

Book View: Ascend

Reviews: Switched / Torn   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Short and Sweet: Switched and Torn, the first two books of the series, grew on me like I never expected. When I finished the last page of Torn, I was in complete agony. I needed Ascend ASAP. It is always bittersweet when you get to the last book of a series. That last book can sometimes make or break that series. Ascend definitely fell into the former category. After three books, these characters have really grown […]

Posted May 18, 2012
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Book View: Dark Passage

Book View: Dark Passage

Review: Dark Mirror   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from the first book of the series. Read at your own risk *   Short and Sweet: Dark Passage picks up slightly after where Dark Mirror ended. Our magical teens are now trying to adapt back into their own world, their own way of life… but feel slightly bored with the normalcy. With a potential war looming on the horizon in their time period, and one still taking place in the future, can anything ever be the same? The biggest difference about Dark Passage compared to Dark Mirror is that […]

Posted May 3, 2012
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Book View: Dark Mirror

Book View: Dark Mirror

Short and Sweet:  Dark Mirror was a book that I got months ago on a whim. Having been going through a bit of a reading slump, I was looking for something fresh. From what I initially could remember about Dark Mirror, I was hoping that it would fit the bill.   Within the first paragraph, I knew that Dark Mirror was going to be a winner. A historical… magical book with plenty of romance woven in. And it has time travel! I seriously was beside myself when I got into Dark Mirror and realized that all these elements where included. […]

Posted April 25, 2012
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DNF Chronicles: The Hunt

DNF Chronicles: The Hunt

  Once upon a time, the phrase DNF (Did Not Finish) was not in our vocabulary. But with reviewing, comes those unexpected reads that simply do not click. These unfortunate DNF reads are cataloged within the DNF Chronicles. Even though we did not click, we hope that you will still give any of the books featured a shot.   Read to: page 80ish of 304 The Final Straw: The Hunt and its vampire-ish creatures… the concept was almost too obscure for me to buy into. While I enjoyed the quirks of these creatures (wrist scratching to indicate laughter), the 'what […]

Posted April 17, 2012
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Book View: Shattered Dreams

Book View: Shattered Dreams

Short and Sweet: Well, I have to give it to Ellie James, Shattered Dreams was an interesting read. Part paranormal. Part spooky thriller. Lots of distinct elements blending together to create a read that took me a bit by surprise. When Shattered Dreams worked, it worked. But due an abundance of elements and a few plot holes here and there, when something hit a bump, it made the experience less than pleasant. For me, the biggest issue was also one of the things that I loved most about Shattered Dreams, the visions. Boy, those things were incredibly disjointed. It was a […]

Posted March 23, 2012
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Book Review: Switched

Book Review: Switched

First Impression: 'When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her.' If a line like that doesn't capture your attention, I don't know what will. Despite all the buzz surrounding, this author and this series, that line alone would have made me read this book. While Reading: Now, take a second and forget everything you thought you knew about Trolls. They are not strange creatures who hang out under bridges awaiting someone to cross. Instead, they look no different from you and me. So, what is it that makes […]

Posted March 16, 2012
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Book Review: Tempest

Book Review: Tempest

I am a sucker for time travel books. End of story. And when a book's cover promises me EPICNESS. I am there!   Tempest is not your typical YA book. First of all, our characters, for the most part, are in college. And deal with quite a few grown up issues. But don't let that scare you off. There is certainly a YA vibe to the book.   The story starts with Jackson. A normal, if not lonely, college student who can (you guessed it) time travel. And you might think with that ability and a girlfriend who he is […]

Posted December 20, 2011
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Book Review: Glow

Book Review: Glow

Space… the final dystopian frontier. While dystopians and I go way back, dystopian novels with space elements have never really been my thing. Out of the four or five space dystopians that I can think of off the top of my head, only one or two of them have ever really impressed me. But since I am a sucker for these kind of books (that cover isn't too bad to look at either, right?), I knew that I had to give Glow a chance. However, I did promise myself if things didn't work out, I might have to give up hope […]

Posted September 7, 2011
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