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Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     October 15, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Satisfying End To The Trilogy.

What I Liked: Of the three covers, this one is my favorite. This final installment of the Angel Eyes trilogy is action-packed, full of feels and has a great message woven into it. It picks up right where Broken Wings left off and leaves no question unanswered. Fans of...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     October 13, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Another Great Companion Novel

What I Liked: I have enjoyed all of the books in this series and was excited to read this one. As always, Cora Carmack gives us a well written story that's entertaining and characters who are easily relateable. She isn't afraid to tackle the tough issues either, but manages...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     October 03, 2013
Last updated: October 03, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Horses, hot guys and a girl with sass, RACING SAVANNAH is a winning combination!

What I loved: The covers in the Hundred Oaks series are some of my favorites. They have clean, bright colors with clear images that accurately represent the story within. And by not showing the model's faces, it allows readers to imagine the heroine/hero anyway they want to! Twelve...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     September 23, 2013
Last updated: September 23, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

The Cover Sure Is Pretty

What I Liked: TUMBLE & FALL was in one of the many gift bags I received at BEA'13 and I am not ashamed to admit I spent more than a few minutes staring at the pretty cover. The writing is beautiful and the premise intriguing - an asteroid is...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     September 23, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

To Russia, With Love--Maybe

What I Liked: The cover for THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE as well as the time period covered is what captured my initial interest. I was in grade school in the eighties and can remember the tension between U.S. and the U.S.S.R. quite well. I thought the storyline...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     September 21, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

I loved this harder than Raphael's shell!

What I Loved: There have been quite a few companion novellas published recently, all offering an alternate POV, most of which I've read but very few I have enjoyed. Why? My guess is because those other books didn't have a cookie baking Cam or a tortoise named, Raphael in them....

Reviewed by Jen, Editor     September 11, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Clean Swoony Romance

What I Liked: I'm not gonna lie, I felt like I was reading about the Jonas Brothers in the beginning of this. (I happen to enjoy the JoBros, so this wasn't a bad thing.) The story was a bit cliche, however, Angie Stanton creates enough interest in the characters that...

Reviewed by Jen, Editor     September 11, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Entertaining Companion Novel

What I Liked: Dual POV is always a plus and I think Adam is my favorite Jamieson bother. He's the perfect blend of snarky and sweet and I enjoyed the easy banter between he and Marti despite feeling like they jumped into a relationship way too fast. This companion to...

Reviewed by Jen, Editor     September 04, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

FOUR. That is all.

If I didn't already LURVE ME SOME TOBIAS EATON, THE TRANSFER would have sealed the deal for me! What I Loved: Everything you ever wanted to know about how FOUR ended up at the Dauntless compound and who gave him his name. This is a short read, topping out...

Reviewed by Jen, Editor     September 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0

Satisfying End To The Series.

I really enjoyed the three previous books in the BETWEEN THE LINES series, and couldn't wait to find out how Reid and Dori's story was going to end! What I Liked: HERE WITHOUT YOU picks up right where GOOD FOR YOU left off, and I was immediately drawn...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     August 28, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Hide your kittens, Hide your cookies, Daemon Black is back!

Hell hath no fury like a Luxen whose been sent to sleepover camp. What I Loved: After that mini heart attack I had at the end of OPAL, I was more than ready for ORIGIN. I LOVED Daemon's POV and this is my favorite in the Lux series so...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     August 15, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Action-Packed and Emotionally Charged Sequel!

Thank you C.J. Redwine for the near heart attack. Seriously, it was awesome. Three things you should know before reading DECEPTION: 1) People die. 2) It's an excellent sequel! 3) More people die. Best Case Scenario: You will love this! DECEPTION is the...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     August 13, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Fast Paced, Action Packed Sequel That Does Not Disappoint!

There are two scenes in HOVER that I loved. The first involves Jackson's "dream" and the other involves water. You're welcome. The rest of the book had me on the edge of my seat with my heart in my throat and I loved every.minute.of.it! I wanted...

Young Adult Indie
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     August 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0

Engaging Start To A New Series

What I Liked: Cindi Madsen tells a story of love, loss and relationships that is equal parts humor and heartbreak. CIPHER has an interesting plot, witty characters, heartwarming friendship and a romance that will have you second guessing that boy who sits at the table of Misfits. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     August 05, 2013
Last updated: August 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Intense, Realistic, Heartrending Look at First Love

What I Liked: There really is nothing quite like falling in love for the first time and Lauren Myracle captures all of the feelings - the good, the bad and the insecure. Wren and Charlie both have issues to deal with but neither of their situations felt too dramatic nor...

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