Before was reality; the After is a nightmare. For a story that is solely supposed to be a combination of multiple different intense action scenes, I felt hardly any emotional connection to In the After. There is nothing particularly memorable about it or that hasn’t already been written about in one form or another, but… Read More "In the After" Review
Two such different species can’t coexist on one planet. It’s survival of the fittest and we must survive. I love sci-fi, so when I first saw the summary for Melissa West’s debut novel Gravity, I knew it was something I had to read. Even though it was enjoyable, it felt more fluffy than I would… Read More Gravity
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
Like most dystopian books in the young adult genre being published recently, this is more accurately described as a dystopian romance, which shouldn’t be surprising to those who are avid readers of the genre, but is aggravating nonetheless. No matter how many dystopians turned romance you end up reading, the infuriation at being slightly cheated… Read More Delirium
There is no lack of post-apocalyptic novels in the young adult genre; as authors have written everything from super-volcanic explosions (Ashfall) to a meteor crashing into the moon (Life as We Knew It). Yet none is more intriguing or engrossing than debut author Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed Monument 14, the first in a trilogy with large… Read More "Monument 14"
The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces. I love dystopian novels; but compared to some other fabulous novels such as The Hunger Games or The Giver, but I felt that The Darkest Minds didn’t meet up to the standards of either of those two fabulous novels unfortunately. Six years ago, there… Read More "The Darkest Minds"