Review

Panic

“Why did you play?” he asked. Revenge, Dodge thought, and because I have nothing else. But out loud he said, “Money. Why else?” Entertaining if nothing else, Lauren Oliver has delivered another well-rounded novel. While it was certainly entertaining, unfortunately, it didn’t exactly leave a lasting impression and required quite a bit of suspension of… Read More Panic

Review

Stolen

You saw me before I saw you. In the airport, that day in August, you had that look in your eyes, as though you wanted something from me, as though you’d wanted it for a long time. I’m honestly not sure what to think of this. One part of me absolutely adored it, but the… Read More Stolen

Review

“Golden”

There has been such an incredible amount of hype for Jessi Kirby’s Golden, and I am happy to say that it is not unwarranted. It is a touching and beautiful novel, and I found myself immersed in Parker’s story of self-discovery. Stereotypical good girl and class Valedictorian, Parker is about to graduate high school without… Read More “Golden”

Review

Before I Fall

I know that Before I Fall has been loved by quite a few readers, and there is certainly reason for that. Lauren Oliver writes like a poet, and the plot is strong-holding and engaging. Unfortunately, for me, that just doesn’t seem to cut it as I was expecting a bit something more from such a… Read More Before I Fall

Review

Really Awesome Mess

Honestly, the inaccuracy of this book is appalling. The way the authors chose to portray Heartland Academy were so incredibly off it was – frankly – ridiculous. Hospitals and reform centers like this are not warm and fuzzy places where people fall in love and make friends, contrary to what Cook and Halpin seem to… Read More Really Awesome Mess

Review

Letters to Nowhere

I won’t hesitate to admit that I wasn’t exactly the biggest fan of Mrs. Cross’s Tempest. I think that’s probably why I was so hesitant to buy Letters to Nowhere – even though it sounded like the kind of story I’d love. Nonetheless, I did end up getting a copy, and it was evident there… Read More Letters to Nowhere