Reviews written by Jen, Editor

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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...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     August 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Once again, Cora Carmack has managed to make "awkward" funny and romantic!

What I Loved: Garrick and Bliss take on London, his mates and his mom, in this hilarious and heartfelt mini-adventure that kept me thoroughly entertained. I really enjoyed the dual POV because, Garrick. (If you've met him, then you'll understand why I don't need to list a bunch of reasons.)...

Reviewed by Jen, Editor     July 28, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Changed Life Doesn't Mean A Perfect Life.

What I Loved: I didn't think it was possible to love Dante Walker any more than I already did, but I was wrong. I have MAD LOVE for D-Dubs, like POW! Is Dante Walker perfect now that he's a Liberator? No. Do I agree with everything Dante...

Young Adult Indie
Reviewed by Jen, Editor     July 24, 2013
Last updated: July 25, 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

Sweetly Romantic But Packs an Emotional Punch

What I Liked: The cover. (I want that red dress!) It's well-written with engaging characters and a story of rebellion that had me laughing while it pulled at my heartstrings. Bridget and Jake are both easily relateable as are the things they struggle with. In the spirit of...

Reviewed by Jen, Editor     July 22, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0

Engaging Start To A New Series

What I Liked: Beautiful cover! I think this is the first NA book I've read that has NOT been a contemporary so, yay for that! I also appreciated that this is a fairly clean read as far as NA's go. It still has romance and swoon, but it doesn't delve...

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