Source: Overdrive

Die for Me by Amy Plum

Die for Me by Amy Plum

Posted August 10, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  I liked Die for Me a lot more than I thought I would. Kate Mercier is heartbroken.  She and her sister Georgia moved into their grandparents’ Paris apartment after the untimely death of their parents.  Nothing in the glittering city can lift her out of the gloom of her mourning… until she meets Vincent.  Vincent is sweet, smart, handsome… and undead. When I started reading this book, I remember groaning and being generally displeased about the immediate cliches and ooey-gooey romance. But then, I wasn’t.  It was light.  I enjoyed it.  It was a kissing book, though. Characters ❤︎ I […]

Divider
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Posted August 7, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments

  I wasn’t really sure what to think going into The Graveyard Book, and when it began with a baby sliding down the stairs in the dark, I was BORED.  Then I gave it another couple of chapters and there were Scarlett and the Sleer, and I was hooked!  I’m so glad I’ve finally come across another Neil Gaiman book that I really enjoy. Characters ❤︎ Bod is the most likable character I’ve seen in a while.  Not likable like Sorina in Daughter of the Burning City or Percy in The Lightning Thief… likable in that:  if you met him on the […]

Divider
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Posted August 5, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments

  The Lightning Thief is AWESOME. This is a delightful book and I am SO GLAD I READ IT.  I’ve also vaguely infuriated because, seriously, where was this when I was a kid?  HOW DARE IT BE PUBLISHED WHEN I WAS A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL. … … To be honest, I would have read it then if it had come across my path, but unfortunately I didn’t hear about it until college and by then I was trying to be cool and read mature books.  LOLOL.  Who care about fancy mature books when there are excellent adventures to embark upon! […]

Divider
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Posted July 31, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments

  I really wanted to like Bloodlines.  Going into it, my attitude was very positive.  I almost immediately found myself out-of-the-loop, and when I thought I could latch on to Sydney as a likable character, that failed me, too.  I was determined to push through it, waiting for the tides to turn, and they just didn’t.  I’m sorry!  I wanted to be all up in the YEAHHHH NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WUT! of this book, but … I can’t. Characters Sydney. … Sydney, Sydney, Sydney.  I really though I was going to like this character.  I thought she and I were […]

Divider
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Posted July 25, 2017 in Reviews // 8 Comments

  After being burned so many times post-Twilight and The Hunger Games, I’m a bit wary of YA books that smell like they may end up filled with love triangle angst.  There is a time and place, and you never know.  Plus, The City of Ember is marketed for the 8-12 crowd, and I am way, way past that.  I’m pleased to report that none of my concerns were an issue with The City of Ember, and I give it ALL FIVE hearts. Characters ❤︎ I’m not crazy about Doon, but I’m also not crazy about creepy crawlies or hot tempers.  He and […]

Divider