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Review: After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel

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18 January
Review: After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel

After Obsession by Carrie JonesSteven E. Wedel Published by Bloomsbury USA on 2011-09-13 Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Native American, Paranormal, People & Places, United States, Young Adult Pages: 320 Format: Hardcover Source: Bought Goodreads Aimee and Alan have secrets. Both teens have unusual pasts and abilities they prefer to keep hidden. But when they meet each other, in a cold Maine town, they can’t stop their secrets from spilling out. Strange things have been happening lately, and they both feel that something-or someone- is haunting them. They’re wrong. Despite their unusual history and powers, it’s neither Aimee… Read more »

Review: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

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14 January
Review: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan Published by Dial Books on 2012 Genres: Action & Adventure, Computers, General, New Experience, Peer Pressure, Social Issues, Young Adult Pages: 294 Goodreads For fans of The Hunger Games A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating–Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with… Read more »

Review: The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

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09 January
Review: The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver Published by HarperCollins on October 2, 2012 Pages: 246 Format: Hardcover Source: Author Goodreads Evocative of Alice in Wonderland, this novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver is a bewitching story about the reaches of loyalty and the enduring power of hope. Perfect for fans of the author’s other middle grade novels: Liesl & Po and the Curiosity House series. Looking across the breakfast table one morning, twelve-year-old Liza feels dread wash over her. Although her younger brother, Patrick, appears the same, Liza knows that he is actually quite different. She is certain… Read more »

Review: Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) by Anna Banks

2012, Anna Banks, Feiwel and Friends, first in a series, paranormal romance, review, young adult 10 Comments

Of Poseidon by Anna BanksPublisher: Feiwel & FriendsRelease date: May 22, 2012Source: LibrarySeries: Of Poseidon #1Rating: FOUR STARS I hadn’t really heard much about this book before I read it, nor had I sought out any reviews. I don’t think I’d even read the flap until I was a few chapters in, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect with this book. I was pleasantly surprised, and I definitely enjoyed Of Poseidon. I love mermaid stories, and I absolutely love it when I find one that does things a bit different than what you’re expecting. These mermaids can change… Read more »

Review: Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

2012, Egmont USA, faerie tales, review, Sarah Cross, stand alone, young adult 6 Comments

Kill Me Softly by Sarah CrossPublisher: Egmont USARelease date: April 10, 2012Source: PurchasedRating: Four Stars Going into this book, I’d read very few, if any, reviews. But I had somehow seen this being compared to that Once Upon a Time show on ABC which looks like a fun show to watch. I must get around to seeing it someday. But I love fairy-tale retellings, and this was a slam dunk book for me. I loved it. I grew up with the Disney versions of these tales, as I’m sure many of you did. I’ve never gotten around to reading the… Read more »

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: Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price

2010, adult, first in a series, Kalayna Price, paranormal romance, review, RoC 0 Comments

Grave Witch by Kalayna PricePublisher: RoCRelease date: October 5, 2010Source: PurchasedSeries: Alex Craft #1Rating: Four stars! I haven’t been reading books like this since I started blogging, mainly because they take me a little more time to finish than young adult books do. But I’ve decided I’m going to go back to reading these as well, because I’ve always enjoyed them, and Grave Witch was a breath of fresh air for me. I loved this book. I was reading vampire books right before the publishing industry exploded with them. Once the shelves were over saturated with vampire novels, I got… Read more »

Review: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

2012, Emmy Laybourne, Feiwel and Friends, first in a series, post apocalyptic, review, young adult 1 Comment

Monument 14 by Emmy LaybournePublisher: Feiwel & FriendsRelease date: June 5, 2012Source: LibrarySeries: Monument 14#1 So I have kind of a funny story that goes along with this book. I checked it out from the library on July 20, day 1 of my ten day vacation from work. It’s a hot and humid day, and because of the humidity I knew it was likely that we’d have some kind of storm. Just as I was walking into Walmart with my mom for lunch at the Subway inside there was already rain coming down fairly hard outside. I brought in Monument… Read more »

Review: Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn

2012, contemporary, Diana Renn, review, stand alone, Viking, young adult 1 Comment

Tokyo Heist by Diana RennPublished: Viking Children’s Books (Penguin)Released: June 14, 2012Source: Purchased This was a fun read, especially while on vacation. I love Japan and almost anything to do with Japan, though I’ve never once visited. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I discovered it a couple months ago, and I was not disappointed. I always love these whodunit mysteries that always leave you guessing. You think it’s character A because it’s so obviously character A, and yet you question your guess because that’s TOO obvious. I’m always unsure of my guesses because of this,… Read more »

Review: Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

2012, contemporary, Delacorte Books, first in a series, Lauren Henderson, review, young adult 4 Comments

Flirting in Italian by Lauren HendersonPublisher: Delacorte BooksRelease date: June 12, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Flirting in Italian #1 I could not put this book down. I was in love with Flirting in Italian.Years ago I took a People to People student ambassador trip to three European countries, and Italy was one of them. This book makes me want to go back so much. Lauren Henderson does a great job of writing young sexy Italian men. I couldn’t get enough of Luca. Especially the interactions between Luca and Violet. There was insta-attraction, which I think is better than insta-love. And it felt… Read more »