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Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

I added Nerve to my TBR when I first heard about the movie.  A YA Thriller?  These are pretty rare, especially when they’re done well, so count me in.  While I am the actual worst about seeing movies and haven’t seen the adaptation yet, everything I’ve read says that the book and film are two very different animals.  Having seen the trailer and now read the book, that seems very accurate.  It gives me hope for the movie. There were some definite issues with Nerve.  One of the things I’m trying to do in judging main characters is to step back and remind myself: just […]

Posted August 10, 2019 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green

John Green fans traditionally mark Looking for Alaska as their favorite of his books. I’m sorry, folks, I just can’t concur.  Quite the contrary, Looking For Alaska is my least favorite of his books.  Up until Day Zero, I can’t stand the book.  Miles is such a prat, so selfish and unlikable.  The only thing that gets me through the first 60% of this novel are the famous last words, which I do find fascinating.  While reading any of his novels, you are confronted and fascinated by John Green’s quirky intelligence, and I love that in his books, but it’s not enough for […]

Posted May 7, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed by Ally Condie

Cassia is going to find Ky.  Nothing will stop her from finding Ky.  She’s been touring the outer provinces, trying to make up for her mistake, but so far, no sign of him.  In a last ditch effort, she seeks help from an archivist.  One thing leads to another and suddenly she finds herself out in the wilderness of the carving, and Ky is here in the canyons somewhere, so if she just keeps walking long enough, she’ll find him.  And, maybe she’ll find the Rising, too. For myself, I was so relieved when Cassia found something because while I have […]

Posted December 19, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

I so very, very much wanted to love this book. I adore the Alice franchise, and I’m not a crazed fanatic of the exact words and chaos that comes from Carroll’s tale as I am the possibilities it holds. I was thrilled when I discovered The Looking Glass Wars at my local Borders, and even more so thrilled when I learned that it wasn’t a stand-alone book. I have seen more versions of Alice in Wonderland than I can count on one hand, and I even tend to enjoy the ones that impose a plot upon Alice’s adventures. This said, […]

Posted August 12, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //