Genre: Young Adult

The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

Reading this book was very bittersweet for me. Artemis Fowl is the last series that I have been reading since I was a kid (okay, high school) that hasn’t finished yet… and now it has. It’s been a tough few years – Harry Potter’s done, the Hunger Games are done, and now even Artemis Fowl’s all finished. That said, however, I couldn’t’ve asked for a better ending. No spoilers, though. I felt like I could have read this book in an hour. The writing was a fresh as ever, and all the favorite characters make at least a brief appearance… […]

Posted July 28, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

I still really enjoyed this book… while simultaneously finding myself very annoyed by it. I can’t attach to the characters at all, especially as I grow older and they feel young, and yet, I am completely drawn into their story. Just as I’m thinking I’ve got the whole story pegged, something changes, and I’m thrown way off track. I love that in books. My occasional frustration with the superficiality of the characters is the only thing that keeps this from being five stars for me. I like the plot, I like representation of the vampires. Generally, I really like this […]

Posted July 27, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Matchev

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Matchev

I had an incredibly difficult time putting this one down.  I want to say I didn’t love it because lets face it… the plot kept pulling me in, then pushing me out, and I found the resolution sadly unfulfilling.  However, I loved every bit of the characters and while I had issues with Nate and Ariel being romantic interests (as they felt so old and far away from Bertie) I also know that I wanted so badly for everything to work out with Nate at the end of the book (no further spoilers here!) The writing at the very end was […]

Posted June 29, 2012 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I read this book for the first time when the craze was only just beginning. The book had been out and about in the world for a couple years, but I daresay it only really caught on with the release of Mockingjay. Not to say it wasn’t popular… it just wasn’t a worldwide phenomenon. But I digress. I chose specifically to read this book again after the release of the movie because I spent far too many of the Harry Potter movies griping over every little missing piece that I forgot to enjoy the movie in and of itself. But […]

Posted May 2, 2012 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld

The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld

For all the love and praise people give The Uglies, it would be a lie to say I wasn’t expecting more from this book. It was good, but it didn’t blow my mind, the way I was expecting. Of course, this series isn’t The Uglies and maybe that was the problem altogether. Jessica Day isn’t an unlikable protagonist. She’s pretty typical, as far as protagonists go, and a little too friendly for my tastes, but not too disagreeable. Her new friends are generally all angry, pessimistic people who act like they are better than everyone else because of their secret – including her. […]

Posted March 30, 2012 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Skinned by Robin Wasserman

This book has just enough dystopia in it to get me excited. Lia Kahn is not a likable protagonist. She is that stereotypical popular bitch that is too pretty, too rich, too perfect. Until she got into a life-changing car accident that killed her body and her memories have been downloaded into an android – her parents’ last futile hope of saving their daughter. The idea is brilliance. I even relatively enjoyed the writing style. What I didn’t enjoy was the preachiness. All dystopia books have a level of preachiness; it comes with the territory. There are, however, different ways […]

Posted March 2, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //