Posts Categorized: 2010

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: Spells by Aprilynne Pike

2010, Aprilynne Pike, Harper Teen, review, second in a series, young adult 0 Comments

Spells by Aprilynne PikePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 4, 2010Source: PurchasedSeries: Wings #2 Summary from Goodreads:Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger–and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever.When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable?  This was without… Read more »

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

2010, first in a series, Harper Teen, review, Sophie Jordan, young adult 4 Comments

Firelight by Sophie JordanPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: September 7, 2010Source: PurchasedSeries: Firelight #1Purchase: Book Depository A hidden truth.Mortal enemies.Doomed love. Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form. Forced to flee into… Read more »

Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

2010, Maggie Stiefvater, review, Scholastic, second in a series, young adult 3 Comments

Linger by Maggie StiefvaterPublisher: Scholastic PressRelease date: July 13, 2010Source: PurchasedFormat: Paperback, 360 pagesSeries: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2(My review of Shiver)Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential… Read more »

Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

2010, Alexandra Adornetto, Feiwel and Friends, first in a series, review, young adult 6 Comments

Halo by Alexandra AdornettoPublisher: Feiwel and FriendsRelease date: August 31, 2010Source: LibraryFormat: Hardcover, 496 pagesSeries: Halo #1Purchase: Book DepositoryReading level: Young Adult Summary from Goodreads:Three angels- Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human- are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They must work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy… Read more »

Review: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

2010, first in a series, Hyperion, review, Stacey Kade, young adult 4 Comments

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey KadePublisher: HyperionRelease Date: June 29, 2010Source: BoughtFormat: Hardcover, 281 pagesPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads: Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead. I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a… Read more »

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

2010, Dutton, review, stand alone, Stephanie Perkins, young adult 7 Comments

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsPublisher: DuttonRelease Date: December 2, 2010Source: BoughtPurchase: Amazon / Book Depository / B&N Summary from GoodReads:Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he’s taken, and Anna might be, too,… Read more »

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

2010, first in a series, Harper Teen, Kiersten White, review, young adult 4 Comments

Paranormalcy by Kiersten WhitePublisher: HarperTeenRelease Date: August 31, 2010Source: LibraryPurchase: Amazon or Book Depository Summary from GoodReads: Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.   But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.   So much for normal. My thoughts on ParanormalcyWhen I first read the cover flap, I wasn’t entirely… Read more »

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

2010, Andrea Cremer, first in a series, Philomel, review, young adult 2 Comments

Nightshade by Andrea CremerPublisher: Philomel (Penguin Imprint)Release Date: October 19, 2010Source: BoughtRating: 4/5 stars – Really really liked it.Cover Rating: 4/5 stars – Really really liked it.Purchase: Amazon or Book Depository Summary from Good Reads:Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very… Read more »

For Keeps by Natasha Friend

2010, Natasha Friend, review, stand alone, Viking, young adult 0 Comments

For Keeps by Natasha Friend Publisher: Viking (Imprint of Penguin)Release Date: April 6, 2010Source: BoughtRating: 3/5 – It was okay. Cover: 3/5Purchase: Amazon or Book Depository Summary from Good Reads:For sixteen years, Josie Gardner and her mom, Kate, have been a team. It’s been the Gardner Girls against the world, and that’s how Josie likes it. Until one day, in the pet food aisle of Shop-Co, they run into the parents of Paul Tucci, Kate’s high school boyfriend—the father Josie has never met. If Mr. and Mrs. Tucci are back in town, it’s only a matter of time until Paul shows… Read more »