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The Best Man (Blue Heron, #1)
I'm torn on this. Kristan Higgins has such a formula. Quirky/neurotic female character, a guy who is resistant to relationships, a big family, a small ...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
My One and Only
I don't know why I just re-read this book. It's perhaps even more awful a second time around. I really hated Harper just as much as Nick this time. Ug ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Mar 11, 2011
Where It Began
Awful. The writing itself needs a lot of work. It was trying to be something like Courtney Summers' Cracked Up To Be but came off as whiny, over privi ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Radiate by Marley Gibson has a really powerful message about a teen overcoming cancer (yes, it's another one of those stories) but there was so much a ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent is the kind of book that leaves you hopping as a reader because it is a lot of action. Fighting, knives, fear simulations, and more, it make ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
The Mistake (Off-Campus, #2)
This review originally appeared on my blog on April 27, 2015 (https://treatyourselfwithbooks.wordpr...).

Ah Elle Kennedy, you are a powerful romance so
Apr 24, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
Small Town Sinners
Melissa Walker’s newest book, Small Town Sinners, is a story that provides no easy answers when it comes to spirituality, love, growing up, or being a ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Oct 28, 2010
Notes from an Accidental Band Geek
Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne is the perfect book to hand to your fifth and sixth grade readers who are looking for something a bi ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 30, 2011
Back When You Were Easier to Love
Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith is a book I went to with several assumptions already in place. I knew this was going to be a sto ...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Bigger than a Bread Box
"A middle grade book about Bruce Springsteen songs and seagulls and divorce and a magical bread box." Author acknowledgements, love it!

I have been on
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Oracle's Moon (Elder Races, #4)
looking forward to Grace and Khalil's story immensely!
Mar 08, 2012
Sep 05, 2011
Just Your Average Princess
(More like 2.5 stars!)

Just Your Average Princess by Kristina Springer is going to appeal to a certain type of reader. I do not mean this in a negative
Jun 03, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin is a great comedy about the hijinks of the freshman year, when it seems there are en ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Sep 07, 2011
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is the story of fifth-grader, on the cusp of sixth grade, Caitlin Ann Smith. Caitlin is no ordinary girl however. She h ...more
Mar 30, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
I always enjoy a Jenny Han story and this book is no exception. Unfortunately I had a difficult time turning off my critical reading skills (curse you ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Jul 22, 2012
Making His Move
Short and very dirty. I love a dirty talking hero so this worked for me. The end comes quick and while I did not believe these two were deeply in love ...more
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
El Deafo
Enjoyable! And made me reflect on my own childhood because sadly I was a little Ginny. A good friend growing up was deaf and well, let's just say I de ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)
LOVE. One of my new favorite Elle Kennedy books to date which is saying something as she is an amazing writer and is constantly raising the bar. Hocke ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
One Night of Sin (After Hours, #1)
This review is originally from my blog, YA Librarian Tales (

I discovered Elle Kennedy last year, when I fell
Aug 03, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Very dense novel, also very slow moving in much of the book. That being said, the setting, the historical insight that went into this book and the won ...more
May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
The Werewolf Wears Prada
This review was originally posted at my site, Treat Yourself With Books, on April 28, 2015. (https://treatyourselfwithbooks.wordpr...).

In case you wer
Apr 26, 2015
Apr 27, 2015
Where I Belong
Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley is her February 2011 YA debut. First let me start by saying, I absolutely adore this cover. It's colorful, cute, s ...more
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3)
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer is a book I had been looking forward to as soon as I knew it was being written. If you've read and enjoyed ...more
Jan 16, 2010
Jan 16, 2010
Will Work for Prom Dress
Prom certainly seems to be a popular topic in YA lit lately for me. Maybe it always has been and I didn't realize it. This is the second prom related ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
All Unquiet Things
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab left me with very mixed feelings. There were parts I really enjoyed but unfortunately, the characters left me cold.

Feb 17, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
Invincible Summer
I wanted to like Invincible Summer. I wanted to like it so much! It started off well enough but I just couldn't ever truly like it.

Synopsis: Across fo
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
Gone (Dream Catcher, #3)
Gone by Lisa McMann is the final book in the Wake trilogy.

Synopsis: Things should be great for Janie--she has graduated from high school and is spendi
Mar 28, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2)
Nalini Singh proves what an amazing writer she is again in Archangel’s Kiss, the next book in her Guild Hunter series.

It has been a year after the cli
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
Jane by April Lindner is a modern retelling of the classic story, Jane Eyre. It's got several modern updates including a leading man who is a rock sta ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2010
Jumping Off Swings (Jumping Off Swings, #1)
From my review site:

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles is a realistic portrayal of teen pregnancy and teen relation
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
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