Posts Categorized: Balzer and Bray

Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

2012, Balzer and Bray, Diana Peterfreund, review, stand alone, young adult 3 Comments

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana PeterfreundPublisher: Balzer + BrayRelease date: June 12, 2012Source: Purchased The only book by Jane Austen that I’ve actually read was Pride and Prejudice, after watching the A&E version with Colin Firth in fifth grade, so it was so long ago I don’t even compare anymore. With Persuasion, obviously I’ve never read the book, but I’ve seen the movie starring Ciaran Hinds, so there were comparisons between that and For Darkness Shows the Stars. Thankfully not many, since this book holds it’s own and only draws inspiration, and doesn’t copy.  Overall I liked all… Read more »

Review: Thumped by Megan McCafferty

2012, Balzer and Bray, Megan McCafferty, review, second in a series, young adult 1 Comment

Thumped by Megan McCaffertyPublisher: Balzer + BrayRelease date: April 24, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Bumped #2 It’s been thirty-five weeks since twin sisters Harmony and Melody went their separate ways. And now their story has become irresistible: twins separated at birth, each due to deliver twins…on the same day!Married to Ram and living in Goodside, Harmony spends her time trying to fit back into the community she once believed in. But she can’t forget about Jondoe, the guy she fell for under the strangest of circumstances.To her adoring fans, Melody has achieved everything: a major contract and a coupling with the hottest… Read more »

Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Balzer and Bray, Dan Wells, first in a series, review, young adult 1 Comment

Partials by Dan WellsPublisher: Balzer + BrayRelease date: February 28, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Partials #1 Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out. When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy,… Read more »

Early Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (ARC)

Balzer and Bray, Elizabeth Norris, review, young adult 2 Comments

Unraveling by Elizabeth NorrisPublisher: Balzer + BrayRelease date: April 24, 2012Source: Publisher for an honest reviewPurchase: Book Depository Two days before her junior year, Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed —as in blinding light, her life flashing before her, then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And though it isn’t possible, she knows with every fiber of her being that Ben has brought her back to life. But her revival, and Ben’s… Read more »

Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

2012, around the world tours, Balzer and Bray, Brodi Ashton, first in a series, review, young adult 8 Comments

Everneath by Brodi AshtonPublisher: Balzer + Bray Release date: January 3, 2012Source: Around the World ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 370 pagesSeries: Everneath #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld… this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. Nikki longs… Read more »

Review: Bumped by Megan McCafferty

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Balzer and Bray, first in a series, Megan McCafferty, review, young adult 4 Comments

Bumped by Megan McCaffertyPublisher: Balzer + BrayRelease Date: April 26, 2011Source: BoughtFormat: Hardcover, 336 pagesPurchase: Book Depository Summary from GoodReads:When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While… Read more »