Posts Categorized: review

Review: Dark Eden by Patrick Carman

2011, first in a series, Katherine Tegen Books, Patrick Carman, review, young adult 4 Comments

Dark Eden by Patrick CarmanPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksRelease date: November 1, 2011Source: Publisher for honest reviewPublished format: Hardcover, 336 pagesPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias. Once there, Will and six other teenagers take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares—with the help of the group facilitator, Rainsford, an enigmatic guide. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night’s experiences. But each person soon discovers strange, unexplained aches and pains. . …. Read more »

Review: A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford

2012, around the world tours, Greenwillow, Leah Clifford, review, second in a series, young adult 2 Comments

A Touch Morbid by Leah CliffordPublisher: Greenwillow BooksRelease date: February 28, 2012Source: Around the World ToursSeries: A Touch Trilogy #2Purchase: Book Depository Eden won the battle-she saved her true love from the darkest evil. But the war has only just begun. With secrets swirling around her, powerful allies unraveling, and life-and death-as she knows it eroding, Eden and those she loves tread dangerous ground. Can she trust anyone? Will her unearthly powers be her salvation or her downfall? A sweeping, dark, and sexy paranormal romance that will haunt readers with an inventive mythology and a cinematic New York City filled… Read more »

Review: Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

2012, Andrea Cremer, around the world tours, Philomel, review, third in a series, young adult 3 Comments

Bloodrose by Andrea CremerPublisher: PhilomelRelease date: January 3, 2012Source: Around the World ToursSeries: Nightshade #3 (Final)Purchase: Book Depository The Ultimate Sacrifice. Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive,… Read more »

Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

2011, Andrea Cremer, Philomel, review, second in a series, young adult 2 Comments

Wolfsbane by Andrea CremerPublisher: PhilomelRelease date: July 26, 2011Source: PurchasedSeries: Nightshade #2(Nightshade review here)Purchase: Book Depository When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer, one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack and the man she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how… Read more »

Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

2012, around the world tours, first in a series, HarperCollins, review, Veronica Rossi, young adult 9 Comments

Under the Never Sky by Veronica RossiPublisher: HarperCollinsRelease date: January 3, 2012Source: Around the World ToursPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction. As an Outsider, Perry has… Read more »

Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

2011, fourth in a series, Harlequin Teen, Julie Kagawa, review, young adult 3 Comments

The Iron Knight by Julie KagawaPublisher: Harlequin TeenRelease date: October 25, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleySeries: The Iron Fey #4Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:My name- my True Name- is Ashallyn’darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl… To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing gentler feelings the Winter Prince might have had. Or so he thought. Then Meghan Chase- a half-human, half-fey… Read more »

Review: Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey

2011, Anna Humphrey, Harper Teen, review, stand alone, young adult 4 Comments

Rhymes with Cupid by Anna HumphreyPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: January 1, 2011Source: PurchasedSeries: Stand AlonePurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Chocolate is the only good thing about this nauseating holiday. Ever since my ex cheated on me, I’ve sworn off love. Too bad my new neighbor Patrick didn’t get the memo. I’m not interested. Although, he is pretty cute. And sweet. And funny. Stupid Cupid! Point your arrows at someone else. . . . It’s going to be a complicated Valentine’s Day. This is a cute and light, fluffy read. Quick too, being only 240 pages. Definitely a go-to book for… Read more »

Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

2011, Harlequin Teen, Julie Kagawa, review, third in a series, young adult 1 Comment

The Iron Queen by Julie KagawaPublisher: Harlequin TeenRelease date: January 25, 2011Source: PurchasedSeries: The Iron Fey #3Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:My name is Meghan Chase. I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive… Read more »

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

2012, around the world tours, Cynthia Hand, Harper Teen, review, second in a series, young adult 3 Comments

Hallowed by Cynthia HandPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: January 17, 2012Format: ARC (subject to changes)Source: Around the World ToursSeries: Unearthly #2Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love… Read more »

Review: Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

2011, Egmont USA, first in a series, Ilsa J. Bick, review, young adult 2 Comments

Ashes by Ilsa J. BickPublisher: Egmont USARelease date: September 6, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyPublished format: Hardcover, 480 pagesSeries: Ashes Trilogy #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:It could happen tomorrow . . . An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this… Read more »