Review

Walk on Earth a Stranger

Walk on Earth a Stranger is an entertaining and action-packed story, but I can’t say it brings anything especially unique or new to the collection of YA westerns already published. When Lee Westfall’s parents are murdered, she is forced to disguise herself as a boy and travel from her small Alabaman hometown all the way… Read More Walk on Earth a Stranger

Review

The Shadow of Blackbirds

Just remember that human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to the ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. In… Read More The Shadow of Blackbirds

Review

Under a Painted Sky

It’s truly impressive how many thought-provoking topics Stacey Lee is able to cover in a mere 384 pages. Everything from racial prejudices to gender stereotypes to class differences is discussed here, and in a way and level that I haven’t ever seen before in young adult literature. It’s an eye-opening and unique story, and while… Read More Under a Painted Sky

Review

The Ghosts of Heaven

Ever since I finished the last sentence of The Ghosts of Heaven, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It’s been a week since I’ve finished it, and the thoughts are still going around and around in my head. My initial reaction upon finishing it was complete confusion, but after a… Read More The Ghosts of Heaven

Review

The Madman’s Daughter

The Madman’s Daughter pleasantly surprised me. It is a novel that somehow manages to be beautifully atmospheric, wonderfully written, and utterly terrifying all at once. Years ago, Juliet’s father disappeared after some gruesome rumors sprouted about his work. Now, 16-year-old Juliet receives news that he is, in fact, still alive and is continuing his work… Read More The Madman’s Daughter

Review

I Dreamed a Dream…

At nearly 1,500 pages, it is no easy feat to read through Les Misérables. Yet, it is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding reading experiences you’ll have, as this is one of the rare stories that truly has the ability to make you see the world in a different way. Throughout the story, Victor Hugo… Read More I Dreamed a Dream…