Posts Categorized: review

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 »

Review: The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten

2011, around the world tours, Harper Teen, Lynn Weingarten, review, young adult 6 Comments

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn WeingartenPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: December 27, 2011Source: Around the World ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 352 pagesPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:When her boyfriend breaks up with her on the first day of sophomore year, Lucy has no idea how she’s going to make it through homeroom, let alone the rest of her life. Enter three stunning girls with a magical offer Lucy can’t refuse. All she has to do is get a guy to fall in love with her in the next seven days, and then…break his heart and collect one of his brokenhearted… 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: Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Amy Garvey, Harper Teen, review, stand alone, young adult 8 Comments

Cold Kiss by Amy GarveyPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: September 20, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyPublished format: Hardcover, 336 pagesSeries: Stand alonePurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:When her boyfriend, Danny, is killed in a car accident, Wren can’t imagine living without him. Wild with grief, she uses the untamed powers she’s inherited to bring him back. But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy she once loved. Wren has spent four months keeping Danny hidden, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school and somehow, inexplicably, he can sense her secret. Wren… Read more »

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, around the world tours, Razorbill, review, stand alone, Wendy Wunder, young adult 2 Comments

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy WunderPublisher: RazorbillRelease date: December 8, 2011Source: Around the World ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 336 pagesSeries: Stand-alonePurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine – a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it’s undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingos in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious… Read more »

Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

2012, around the world tours, Harper Teen, Lauren Oliver, review, second in a series, young adult 6 Comments

Pandemonium by Lauren OliverPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: March 6, 2012 Source: Around the World ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 375 pagesSeries: Delirium #2Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Lauren Oliver captivated readers with Delirium, the first book in a thrilling dystopian trilogy in which Lena Haloway dared to fall in love with Alex and escape the cure, the government-mandated procedure that renders a person immune to the disease of love. Lena and Alex staked their lives on leaving their oppressive society, but only Lena broke free. Pandemonium continues Lena’s gripping story. After escaping from Portland, Maine, Lena makes it to the Wilds and… Read more »

Review: Dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman

2011, Carol Tanzman, Harlequin Teen, NetGalley, review, stand alone, young adult 2 Comments

Dancergirl by Carol M. TanzmanPublisher: Harlequin TeenRelease date: November 15, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyFormat: eARCPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Ali Ruffino loves to dance. When her friend posts videos of her online and they go viral, she thinks her unexpected fame might propel her straight to center stage. But along with some real admirers she gets some nasty detractors—and a stalker who isn’t content to watch from afar. Dancergirl is an explosive read that will grab you from the very beginning and not let go until you’ve read the last page. I read this in one sitting. I’ve never been… Read more »

Review: The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Kiki Hamilton, review, Tor Teen, young adult 3 Comments

The Faerie Ring by Kiki HamiltonPublisher: Tor TeenRelease date: September 27, 2011Source: I Read Banned Books ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 352 pagesSeries: The Faerie Ring #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger. The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking… Read more »

Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

2011, around the world tours, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Joe Schreiber, review, stand alone, young adult 0 Comments

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe SchreiberPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Release date: October 25, 2011Source: Around the World ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 192 pagesSeries: Stand AlonePurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Perry Stormaire is a normal high school senior– he is busy applying to college and rehearsing with his band –until he agrees to go to the prom with the Lithuanian exchange student who is staying with his family. It turns out that Gobi Zaksauskas is not the mousy teenager that she seems but rather an attractive, confident trained assassin. Instead of going to the prom, Perry finds himself… Read more »

Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

2011, companion novel, Dutton, review, Stephanie Perkins, young adult 2 Comments

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie PerkinsPublisher: DuttonRelease date: September 29, 2011Source: PurchasedPublished format: Hardback, 338 pagesSeries: Companion to Anna and the French KissPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit — more sparkly, more fun, more wild — the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket,… Read more »