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Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)

Historical detail & slow pace drags down sequel

Though I had a rocky experience with Harkness' first novel, A Discovery of Witches, I began readin...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #1)

Poor writing & implausible story made this a non-finisher for me

In an attempt to try out another New Adult title, I downloaded The Coincidence of...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
Don't know if I can muster a full review for this one, but it was sadly as bad as many other reviews have reported. A weak plot combined with little t...more
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)

Lackluster mash-up of vampires & post-apocalyptic elements, 2.5 stars

In Julie Kagawa’s new BLOOD OF EDEN series, the future is a place of loss and...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

Better than the first w/improved world building, plot, and character development

In Insurgent, Veronica Roth’s much anticipated sequel to Divergent, th...more
Apr 29, 2012
Dec 14, 2011
Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2)

Gritty sequel failed to keep my attention like WITHER did

Fever takes readers into an even darker world than did Lauren DeStefano’s debut novel, Wither...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
Snakeroot (Nightshade Legacy, #1)

Despite the easy read that this book was, I can't seem to muster the interest or heart to care about the characters, their "new" conflict, or the outc...more
Oct 20, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
Whimsical but slow fairy tale retelling, 2.5 stars

Heather Dixon’s fiction debut, ENTWINED, offers a retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ tale of the Twelv...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
How to Love

Beautiful & achingly realistic tale of young love & its aftermath

Very rarely does a book impress me, satisfy me, and affect me emotionally as...more
May 13, 2013
May 10, 2013
Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)
Limited character development & stereotypical romance disappoint

In Myra McEntire's debut novel, Hourglass, seventeen-year-old Emerson has been hau...more
May 25, 2011
May 22, 2011
Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1)
Disappointing addition to young adult paranormal genre

Having never read any of the Dark-Hunter books, I came into Kenyon's INFINITY: CHRONICLES OF NIC...more
Jun 2010
Aug 03, 2010
Rift (Nightshade Prequel, #1)

Strong protagonist, action, and romance combine for solid read, 3.5 stars

In Rift, the prequel to Andrea Cremer's Nightshade series, readers get a gli...more
Aug 2012
Mar 08, 2012
Awakened (House of Night, #8)
Lackluster continuation of series

In AWAKENED, Zoey and Stark are recovering on the Isle of Skye after their harrowing return from the Otherworld. Nefe...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2)

Second disappointing installment in series

After narrowly escaping a suspicious forest fire that threatened to destroy their island home, Maya, Daniel,...more
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Entertaining & creative retelling of Little Red Riding Hood hits the spot, 4.5 stars

In Scarlet, Scarlet Benoit, a young woman living in France, i...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
Between the Covers

Between the Covers: The Hottest New Adult Books is a sampler e-book meant to entice readers to pick up the full-length novels from these authors. Sele...more
May 05, 2013
May 04, 2013
The Hourglass Door (Hourglass Door, #1)
Decent debut effort w/room for more

In Lisa Magnum's debut novel, The Hourglass Door, Abby is in her final year of high school with everything in place...more
May 08, 2010
May 26, 2010

Breezy but touching read about family & forgiveness

As a debut novel, Jessi Kirby's Moonglass delivers a breezy but touching read about dealing wit...more
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
In Malinda Lo’s HUNTRESS, the human world has entered a period of never-ending clouds and rain. With crops dying and people starving, the Kingdom sele...more
Feb 25, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Note: Since I posted my review of Insurgent almost a month ago, I figured it well past time to finally finish my review of Divergent. So here ya go, w...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Rise (Nightshade Prequel, #2)
Though I really enjoyed the first one in this prequel series, I'm now a bit worried about book two. The teaser chapters (available through MTV's Holly...more
Jan 02, 2013
Oct 05, 2012
Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1)

Quick & easy New Adult read despite formulaic set-up

At first glance, FOREPLAY is just a contemporary college romance with many of the expected cl...more
Sep 21, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Prom Nights from Hell
Disappointing stories with no endings

PROM NIGHTS FROM HELL is an anthology composed of five paranormal romances from five young adult authors: Meg Cab...more
Dec 2009
Dec 01, 2009
Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)
Wavering between 2.5 and 3 stars on this one. Despite the ridiculous number of typos, misspellings, and poorly written sentences, the story clipped al...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
Return to Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #2)
Disappointed and saddened with sequel

After discovering Simone Elkeles as a favorite author earlier this year, I was eagerly awaiting the release of RE...more
Aug 2010
Aug 29, 2010
Dark of the Moon
Creative re-telling lures readers back to ancient Greece

Tracy Barrett's Dark of the Moon lures readers back to the time of ancient Greece. On Krete, A...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
Low Red Moon
Sadly lackluster and predictable

In Ivy Devlin's debut, LOW RED MOON, the story starts in a tragic place: seventeen-year-old Avery Hood has recently wi...more
Sep 2010
Sep 14, 2010
The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

When I received this ARC, I was extremely excited to begin reading it because I was familiar with and impressed by the author's spoken word/slam poetr...more
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary
Quick review: While the content and storyline of this graphic novel was smart, I wasn't impressed with its execution or the artwork. Transitions betwe...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)
Oh, book, I don't know what to do with you, rating and review-wise. I can see what you were trying to do, but it felt too contrived and contradictory...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
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