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Stay with Me
Oh. My. Goodness. This book had me laughing and crying all at once. It was so believable. I don't even know where to start...

CeCe and Mark are great....more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Anything to Have You
Oh my goodness, this book. Sigh.

There were so many things wrong here. So, so many.

This is the second book I've read by Paige Harbison, and I'm notic...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger, #1)
When I accepted an ARC of Shadow Sight, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew it would be good because the author’s Spirit Guide series has received su...more
May 30, 2012
May 25, 2012
Move over Tris and Katniss, because Fen de la Guerre is ruling the dystopian scene.

I really hope this is the beginning of a series, because the final...more
Apr 07, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
Like Moonlight at Low Tide
Oh my. Two words: tragic and encouraging.

I had no idea what this was going to be about. None. I seriously thought it might be a mermaid tale based on...more
Nov 06, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
The Sisters Club: Cloudy with a Chance of Boys
If I had to limit my review to one word, I would say this book is "cute." It didn't do a whole lot for me, but it was still an enjoyable read. Obvious...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Captivate (Submerged Sun, #1)

Captivate has potential to end up being something pretty good. I admit, I picked it up based on the cover and because I thought it was going to be a...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
Bubble World
Stinkerific. The end.

Ok, I'll explain. This book managed to hit some of my bookish pet peeves, which ruined it for me. First off, I really get annoye...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
A Wounded Name
Let me start by saying that this cover sucked me in. It's gorgeous! Then I read the summary and realized it was a retelling of Hamlet. I am a sucker f...more
Aug 05, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists
Well this was just fun! It's the perfect combination of graphic novel and fairytale anthology. In this book, you will find the well-known fairytales,...more
May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013
Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose

I don't even know where to begin with this book. The array of emotions I felt after finishing Mary Rose's diary ranged from utter sadness to anger. I...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Gathering Storm (Katerina, #1)
Well, I'm not sure what to think of this one. I should have expected an element of paranormal based on the synopsis, but I didn't anticipate the direc...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)
I have a new favorite. Wow. What a complicated incorporation of the classic Helen of Troy story (with other mythology added in). Even if it seemed a l...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
45 Pounds (More or Less)
This book is a must read. Period. I loved everything about it! Everything.

Ann is hilarious. She is so real, it will be hard not to relate to her. The...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Belle Epoque
Loved it from the first page. I loved the setting, the characters, and the whole idea behind this book.

As I started reading Belle Epoque, it became a...more
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
Between the Sea and Sky
If Hans Christian Andersen were still alive, this is a story he would write. I loved the world create by Jaclyn Dolamore in Between the Sea and Sky. E...more
May 22, 2011
May 23, 2011
The Last Academy
Hmm... This one left my brain feeling as cloudy as that fog on the cover. I really wasn't sure what I was reading 2/3 of the time. I found myself very...more
not set
Jun 01, 2013
Spellbound (Spellbound, #1)
I have mixed feelings about this one. I liked the characters and the overall concept of the story, but it still felt cliched. Maybe I just need to tak...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
A True Princess
There are several things in life that I find hard to resist: shoes, free books, and retellings of fairy tales. A True Princess (Diane Zahler) was a qu...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Wild Song
I really appreciate what Stoke Books is doing. They are putting together high-interest stories for struggling readers. Being a teacher that works with...more
May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales
It’s been over twenty years since readers first learned of Tortall in Tamora Pierce’s first novel Alanna. In the fifteen books that followed, readers...more
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
The cover image doesn't do much to show you what this book will be about. Debris was one part Alien, one part Transformers, and one part something els...more
Mar 03, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
They're Coming!
I enjoy reading picture books from time to time. They are quick and fun. Plus, I love seeing my youngest son's reaction to them since this is right in...more
Nov 04, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
Mermin, Book One: Out of Water
This was certainly meant for younger readers! It had a cutesy feel to it, but it was still fun to read.

I thought Mermin was adorable. He looked more...more
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Shadows on My Wall
How many of us remember seeing shadows on the wall when we were younger and being scared of what they could belong to? Well, that very idea is address...more
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
Entice (Need, #3)
Fans of the Twilight saga will find plenty of “loves” in this new addition to the paranormal romance genre. Entice is the third book in Carrie Jones’s...more
Nov 27, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Exposure: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's Macbeth (Twisted Lit, #2)

I am a huge fan of retellings, especially Shakespeare (or other classics). I just love how a good retelling can make an otherwise intimidating book m...more
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Allegiance (Legacy, #2)
First off, do not start a series without reading the first book. Just don’t do it. As I read this book, it became painfully obvious that I was missing...more
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
I am going to do the unthinkable and say that I have mixed feelings about this review. Ack. Go ahead and gasp and tell me how horrid I am. I’m ready f...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
Sex & Violence
Ethan is a complicated mess. In one sense he is your typical teenage manwhore, but in another sense he is a victim. Obviously there is some physical v...more
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
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