Genre: Young Adult

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Posted July 30, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I surprised myself by loving this book. I find that the summary on the back of the book is a little misleading – Blue Bloods follows not only the story of Schuyler Van Allen, but also the stories of Bliss Llewellyn and Madeline Force (“Mimi”). There are enough cliches to make it familiar, but few enough so that the pieces of originality stood out well. At the beginning, I was afraid that De La Cruz was going to dive into intense descriptions of clothes (hey-lo upper class, teenage NYC!), but she only did so when was appropriate, and in […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Posted July 13, 2011 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  What is there to say about a book which speaks for itself? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a very different adventure than the rest of the books in the series – as it should be. Times have changed, and so has Harry. It is important for the reader to know that going into the book. This is not just an adventure through a mysterious hidden chamber beneath the halls of Hogwarts – this book bears several heavy themes. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is not exclusively a children’s book – it is more. Rowling doesn’t disappoint. […]

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Posted June 15, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This actually has nothing to do with the book itself, but as I was typing up the summary, I realized that Kiersten White spells it “faeries” and not “fairies” which makes me incredibly happy, as I’ve always done the same. … Ahem. On to the review. My approach to Paranormalcy, as a reader, has been different than any other book I have ever read. I bought it because I accidentally stumbled on to Kiersten White’s blog and was immediately charmed by her vivacity and quirky sense of humor. I bought her book because I respected her as a person […]

Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

Posted May 14, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This is the book that time and time again makes me want to be a writer. There’s something about the story that Alexander crafts… it certainly isn’t the main characters, for they are simple (as, in a children’s book, they should be). I think part of it is the history, and part of it is the magic. Alexander is known for his Black Cauldron series, but like any good writer, he continues to shine in other areas as well. Time Cat is no exception. Alexander plays with the idea that a cat does have nine lives, but these aren’t […]

Witch Season – Summer & Fall by Jeff Mariotte

Witch Season – Summer & Fall by Jeff Mariotte

Posted July 30, 2009 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I feel responsible to let it be known that I read books for characters. Mariotte’s novel is charming in a Young Adult Fantasy sort of way, making it an easy read. On the flip side, the characters are also relatively flat. Still, being the optimist I am, I found three characters to cling to. They are the characters of Daniel Blessing, Rebecca, and Josh. Note: none of these are the main character. Not abnormal for me. I tend to loathe main characters, for some indescribable reason. The main character is a girl named Kerry Profitt. Strong-willed and stubborn, she is […]