Posts Categorized: Simon and Schuster

Review: Wrecked by Anna Davies

2012, Anna Davies, review, Simon and Schuster, stand alone, young adult 2 Comments

Wrecked by Anna DaviesPublisher: Simon & SchusterRelease date: May 1, 2012Source: Purchased Secrets of the sea have never been sexier than this.Ever since the death of her parents, Miranda has lived on Whym Island, taking comfort in the local folklore, which claims a mysterious sea witch controls the fate of all on the island and in its surrounding waters. Sometimes it’s just easier to believe things are out of your control. But then a terrible boating accident takes the lives of several of her friends, and Miranda is rescued by a mysterious boy who haunts her dreams. Consumed by guilt… Read more »

Review: Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame

2012, Abby Grahame, review, Simon and Schuster, stand alone 3 Comments

Wentworth Hall by Abby GrahamePublisher: Simon & SchusterRelease date: May 1, 2012Source: Purchased Summary from Goodreads:The prettiest people often have the ugliest secrets… Eighteen-year-old Maggie Darlington has turned into an entirely different person. The once spirited teen is now passive and reserved. A change Lord and Lady Darlington can’t help but be grateful for.It’s 1912, and the Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall have more than just the extensive grounds to maintain. As one of Britain’s most elite families, they need to keep up appearances that things are as they have always been… even as their carefully constructed façade rapidly comes undone.Maggie… Read more »

Review: Fever by Lauren DeStefano

2012, around the world tours, Lauren DeStefano, review, second in a series, Simon and Schuster, young adult 1 Comment

Fever by Lauren DeStefanoPublisher: Simon and SchusterRelease date: February 21, 2012Source: Around the World ToursSeries: The Chemical Garden #2Purchase: Book Depository Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago – surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness. The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative… Read more »

Review: The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

2012, around the world tours, Avery Williams, first in a series, review, Simon and Schuster, young adult 3 Comments

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery WilliamsPublisher: Simon & SchusterRelease date: January 3, 2012Source: Around the World ToursSeries: Incarnation #1Purchase: Book Depository People say ‘love never dies’… but love might be the death of Seraphina. Seraphina has been alive since the Middle Ages, when her boyfriend, Cyrus, managed to perfect a method of alchemy that lets them swap bodies with any human being. Sera ran away from Cyrus years ago, when she realized that what they were doing—taking the lives of innocent people—was wrong. She doesn’t want to die, so she finds young people who are on the brink of… Read more »

Review: Wildefire by Karsten Knight

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Karsten Knight, review, Simon and Schuster, young adult 4 Comments

Wildefire by Karsten KnightPublisher: Simon & SchusterRelease date: July 26, 2011Source: Publisher, for an honest reviewFormat: Hardcover, 400 pagesChallenge: 350+ Page challengeDebut Author ChallengePurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Every flame begins with a spark. Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the… Read more »

Review: Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Jessi Kirby, review, Simon and Schuster, stand alone, young adult 4 Comments

Moonglass by Jessi KirbyPublisher: Simon & SchusterRelease Date: May 3, 2011Source: Good Golly Miss Holly Arc ToursFormat: ARC paperback, 232 pagesChallenge: Debut AuthorPurchase: Amazon / Book Depository / Barnes & Noble Summary from GoodReads:I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both. Anna’s life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It’s bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first… Read more »