Review

Outrun the Moon

Tragedy can give the pot a good shake, not only causing the good bits in us to float to the surface, but the nasty bits, too. Maybe it’s better to skim off the nasty parts and let them go. I read Stacey Lee’s Under a Painted Sky and found it extremely entertaining and well-written, so… Read More Outrun the Moon

Review

Salt to the Sea

While I didn’t quite enjoy this as much as Ruta Sepetys’ debut novel Between Shades of Gray, I still found Salt to the Sea to be an informative and emotional story about one of history’s biggest maritime tragedies. Torpedo strike: Approximately 9:15 pm Passengers on Board: 10,573. Lifeboats: 22. But then I remembered: 10 of… Read More Salt to the Sea

Review

Pretending to be Erica

The microwave clock spills into midnight, and the marionette girl walks up the stairs to sleep in her puppet bed in the puppet house, filled with not-puppet people. They are made of flesh and blood, and she is made of lies and wood. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked Pretending to… Read More Pretending to be Erica

Review

The Rose Society

The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces. This book is so much darker, so much grittier, than it’s predecessor The Young Elites. Marie Lu takes things to an entirely new level here, and it is simultaneously incredible and frightening. Once upon a… Read More The Rose Society

Review

Vampire Academy

I can see why this series is loved by so many. It has everything I love as a reader: friendship, romance, and a healthy dose of action. Yet, for some reason, I just couldn’t click with it as much as I wish I could have. In Mead’s series, there are two types of vampires: Moroi… Read More Vampire Academy

Review

Looking for Alaska

There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed OK at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest… Read More Looking for Alaska

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