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Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

This review comes from a different perspective than many of my other reviews because I have read this book before – not once, but three times before. I was introduced to Anita Blake by a faraway friend who thought that with my love of (traditional) vampires, I may enjoy it. He was right. I argue though that it may not have been appropriate reading material for a 16 y/o, but what happened happened and I loved not only reading this series in high school, but passing the books around in my group of friends. Guilty Pleasures is the second-most tattered book […]

Posted July 12, 2012 in Reviews // 0 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 //
Feed by M. T. Anderson

Feed by M. T. Anderson

I simply cannot express how much I love this book. These are the reasons why: It’s a dystopian novel. I have a weak spot for dystopian novels. The characters feel real to me. Not an adult trying to write a teenager. I never doubt Titus as a character, never second-guess his motives. Perfectly crafted. The language. This is a pitfall for many people, but for me, it just ropes me in closer to the story. The questions it asks about technology and our dependence on it. And on instant gratification. I can see where this novel would be immediately flagged […]

Posted September 6, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

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

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. I […]

Posted July 13, 2011 in Reviews // 2 Comments //