Reviews written by Kim Baccellia, Editor

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Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     December 08, 2011
Last updated: December 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

New Dystopia Tale

Legend's plot is similar to the other dystopias out there but it does have some qualities that I really enjoyed. First, I loved how Lu was able to show us a futuristic world that just happens to be in Los Angeles. I've lived in Southern California for over...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     December 03, 2011
Last updated: December 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Historical with a paranormal twist

I love YA historicals. I'm also a huge fan of anything Titanic related. I was excited to receive a copy of this book to review. Fateful is thrilling and each page captivates you into wanting to find out what happens to our heroine and the man she loves....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 30, 2011
Last updated: December 01, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

One Fast Ride

From the very first page I was hooked. The writing is gripping and grabs you by the collar and won't let you go. This dystopia is a world where any kind of paranormal ability is outlawed. Killing Paranormals is like a holiday event. Caitlyn is fearful for not...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 23, 2011
Last updated: November 23, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Amazing Dystopia Tale

I admit it. Some of the recent dystopias have been blending into one similar tale. I'd heard some amazing things about THE PLEDGE so I went and signed up for the free sample for my Nook Color. Let's just say I was blown away with the voice and...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 16, 2011
Last updated: November 17, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Get Swept Away

This Gothic tale wraps around you and doesn't let go. The whole premise of a handsome Lord being trapped inside a painting is intriguing. I loved the style of writing which made me feel as if I was following Miss Natalie Stewart through the bustle of New York...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 06, 2011
Last updated: November 07, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Amazing New Paranormal Tale

Once again Nancy Holder delivers a winning tale. This well-written paranormal puts a twist on the usual werewolf tale. The characters are multi-layered and likeable. Some have called this a Twilight like book and I totally disagree. For one thing I loved knowing more about Katelyn...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 02, 2011
Last updated: November 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Great way to introduce history to kids

Graphic Universe has a winning idea here: create stories on major issues in American history using graphic novels. It's a great way to introduce history to reluctant readers. My fifth grader is learning about the the American Revolutionary War and he loved reading this book. This story is...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 30, 2011
Last updated: October 30, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Authetic tale

One thing I love about author Tara Kelly is her realistic portrayals of characters that holds nothing back. In Harmonic Feedback she shows us the world of Drea with it's coming of age tale of a teen that just happens to have sensory issues. Once again Kelly delivers with...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 26, 2011
Last updated: October 26, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Hilarious tale of Binky

First off, our household loves Binky. I was lucky enough to read the first Binky book back when it was nominated for the Cybil awards. I fell in love with this tale of a cat who tries to protect his humans from the aliens outside. Binky Under Pressure...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 15, 2011
Last updated: October 16, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Can You Change Your Destiny?

I was very intrigued with the premise of two teens in 1996 coming across their future via Facebook. I mean, who wouldn't be curious to know what happens to them in the future? A fun twist on the time travel idea similar to a reverse 13 going on 30....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 08, 2011
Last updated: October 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Betrayal and Acceptance

I couldn't wait to get a copy of Janet Gurtler's latest book. Just like her first book I'M NOT HER, Gurtler tackles real issues with honestly without being bleak and hopeless. Her multi-layered characters show both weaknesses and strengths and you can't help but cheer them on. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 02, 2011
Last updated: October 02, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Love throughout time

I love a good paranormal tale and this one kept my interest. Emma seems to have everything stacked against her and finds herself at this posh NY Upper East Side prep school, hoping she can forget the past. Then she is drawn to the very cute Brendan, who's...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     September 10, 2011
Last updated: September 10, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Questioning Faith

Lacey has always been the good girl. Her father is the town's pastor. She doesn't question her faith and does what she's supposed to. She also wants to be a part of her town's Hell House production. This is a play that has in different rooms,...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     September 05, 2011
Last updated: September 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Scary good tale

If you're on Twitter, I'm sure you've read alot about the YA dystopia ASHES. I knew I had to grab a copy of this book especially when I heard how amazing it was. Add a frightening premise in a world that could very well be our own. Plus,...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     September 04, 2011
Last updated: September 04, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Riley's story continues

I really loved The Demon Trapper's Daughter and couldn't wait to read the next book in this series. I wasn't disappointed. Riley is back, only this time her father has been stolen and reanimated(he's been brought back from the dead), her boyfriend is royally upset at her, and...

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