Posts Categorized: Harper Teen

Review: Arise (Hereafter #2) By Tara Hudson

2012, Harper Teen, paranormal romance, review, second in a series, Tara Hudson, young adult 0 Comments

Arise by Tara HudsonPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: June 5, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Hereafter #2 I absolutely adored Hereafter. I totally meant to reread it before reading Arise, but lately with blogging I’ve felt the pressure to read quickly and not focus on rereading things. But honestly, I need to let that go. Especially since rereading books in series as a new one comes out helps keep things fresh and makes the newest book more enjoyable. I honestly think Arise suffered from me not rereading Hereafter. I love Amelia and Josh as much as I did after finishing Hereafter, but this book… Read more »

Review: Destined by Aprilynne Pike

2012, Aprilynne Pike, fourth in a series, Harper Teen, review, young adult 1 Comment

Destined by Aprilynne PikePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 1, 2012Source: Publisher for an honest reviewSeries: Wings #4 (final book) Tamani looked at her gravely, and reached up to tuck her hair behind her ear.He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. He didn’t kiss her, just held her face close to his, their foreheads resting together, their noses almost touching.She hated how much it felt like good-bye. Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and Klea plans to use her to… Read more »

Review: Illusions by Aprilynne Pike

2011, Aprilynne Pike, Harper Teen, review, third in a series, young adult 0 Comments

Illusions by Aprilynne PikePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 3, 2011 Source: PurchasedSeries: Wings #3 Laurel hasn’t seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice. But just as life is returning to normal, Laurel discovers that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side… Read more »

Review: Spells by Aprilynne Pike

2010, Aprilynne Pike, Harper Teen, review, second in a series, young adult 0 Comments

Spells by Aprilynne PikePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 4, 2010Source: PurchasedSeries: Wings #2 Summary from Goodreads:Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger–and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever.When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable?  This was without… Read more »

Review: The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

2012, first in a series, Harper Teen, Lauren Conrad, review, young adult 2 Comments

Book title and author namePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: April 3, 2012Source: Finished copy for review from publisherSeries: The Fame Game #1 In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison’s ready for her turn in the spotlight and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she’s the star of a new show, but with backstabbing friends and suspicious family members trying… Read more »

Early Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass (ARC)

2012, first in a series, Harper Teen, Kiera Cass, review, young adult 4 Comments

The Selection by Kiera CassPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: April 24, 2012Source: Publisher for an honest reviewSeries: The Selection #1Purchase: Book Depository For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home… Read more »

Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

2011, Harper Teen, review, second in a series, Sophie Jordan, young adult 0 Comments

Vanish by Sophie JordanPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: September 6, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalley / PurchasedSeries: Firelight #2Purchase: Book Depository An impossible romance.Bitter rivalries.Deadly choices. To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone. Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for… Read more »

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

2010, first in a series, Harper Teen, review, Sophie Jordan, young adult 4 Comments

Firelight by Sophie JordanPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: September 7, 2010Source: PurchasedSeries: Firelight #1Purchase: Book Depository A hidden truth.Mortal enemies.Doomed love. Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form. Forced to flee into… Read more »

Early Review: The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (ARC)

2012, Harper Teen, Kelley Armstrong, review, second in a series, young adult 2 Comments

The Calling by Kelley ArmstrongPublisher: HarperRelease date: April 10, 2012Source: Around the World ToursSeries: Darkness Rising #2Purchase: Book Depository Maya and her friends–all of whom have supernatural powers–have been kidnapped after fleeing from a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set, and after a terrifying helicopter crash they find themselves pursued by evildoers in the Vancouver Island wilderness. The Calling was a fun read, but not quite as fun as The Gathering, since I feel like it suffered from the second bookitis. Meaning it seemed mostly like a bridge between the first and the last book. Sure they get kidnapped… Read more »

Review: Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan James

first in a series, Harper Teen, review, Ryan James, Syrie James, young adult 12 Comments

Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan JamesPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: January 24, 2012Source: Around the World ToursPurchase: Book Depository She should not exist. He should not love her. Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been having or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger. Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the… Read more »