Posts Categorized: review

Review: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, blog tour, first in a series, Harper Teen, Leigh Fallon, review, young adult 2 Comments

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh FallonPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: October 4, 2011Source: Publisher for an honest reviewPublished format: Paperback, 352 pagesSeries: Carrier Trilogy #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Their love was meant to be. When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she’s surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRís. But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate… Read more »

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

2011, adult, Doubleday, Erin Morgenstern, review 8 Comments

The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternPublisher: DoubledayRelease date: September 13, 2011Source: PurchasedPublished format: Hardcover, 387 pagesPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to… Read more »

Review: Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

2011, Anne Ursu, around the world tours, middle grade, review, stand alone, Walden Pond Press 1 Comment

Breadcrumbs by Anne UrsuPublisher: Walden Pond PressRelease date: September 27, 2011Source: Around the World ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 313 pagesSeries: Stand alonePurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. They had been best friends since they were six, spending hot Minneapolis summers and cold Minneapolis winters together, dreaming of Hogwarts and Oz, superheroes and baseball. Now that they were eleven, it was weird for a boy and a girl to be best friends. But they couldn’t help it – Hazel and Jack fit, in that way you only read about in books. And they… Read more »

Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Harper Teen, Josephine Angelini, review, young adult 9 Comments

Starcrossed by Josephine AngeliniPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 31, 2011Source: PurchasedPublished format: Hardcover, 514 pagesSeries: Starcrossed #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:How do you defy destiny? Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas… Read more »

Review: Hereafter by Tara Hudson

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Harper Teen, review, Tara Hudson, young adult 3 Comments

Hereafter by Tara HudsonPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: June 7, 2011Source: PurchasedFormat: Hardcover, 404 pagesSeries: Hereafter #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Can there truly be love after death? Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she’s dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she’s trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she… Read more »

Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

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

Wings by Aprilynne PikePublisher: Harper Teen Release date: May 1, 2009Source: GiftedFormat: Paperback, 304 pagesSeries: Wings #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever. I first read this back in 2010 when it was first released in paperback. It was actually my birthday… Read more »

Review: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Cara Lynn Shultz, first in a series, Harlequin Teen, NetGalley, review, young adult 1 Comment

Spellbound by Cara Lynn ShultzPublisher: Harlequin TeenRelease date: June 28, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyFormat: Paperback, 324 pagesSeries: Spellbound #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death? Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks… Read more »

Review: A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Anna Sheehan, Candlewick, NetGalley, review, stand alone, young adult 6 Comments

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna SheehanPublisher: CandlewickRelease date: August 9, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyFormat: Hardback, 352 pagesPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:It should have been a short suspended-animation sleep. But this time Rose wakes up to find her past is long gone— and her future full of peril. Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents… Read more »

Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

2011, around the world tours, first in a series, Laini Taylor, Little Brown and Co, review, young adult 3 Comments

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini TaylorPublisher: Little, Brown, & CompanyRelease date: September 27, 2011Source: Around the World ToursFormat: Hardback, 432 pagesPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be… Read more »

Review: Slayers by C.J. Hill

2011, around the world tours, C.J. Hill, Feiwel and Friends, first in a series, review, young adult 3 Comments

Slayers by C.J. HillPublisher: Feiwel and FriendsRelease date: September 27, 2011Source: Around the World ToursPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world. The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong… Read more »