Reviews written by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer

278 results - showing 76 - 90
« 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 ... 19 » 
 
Young Adult Indie
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     March 27, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A

Compelling

I've never read any books by the Bronte's, but I have seen the Jane Eyre movie. I also wrote a paper in high school on the enigmatic Emily Bronte, and ever sense then I've always been pulled to this interesting family. Heather and Emily are great characters. I wouldn't...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     March 27, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Gorgeous

I devoured this beautifully written book in a matter of just days. And if I would have had the time, I would have spent a marathon of hours reading it. Once again, I'm struck by how lyrical a book can be written. The words flow effortlessly and seductively towards...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     March 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0

Okay.

I really don't have any reasonable reason to have not enjoyed this book. But something about it just didn't click with me. It could be that is was so granola and at times unrealistic. Most teenagers do not act that way. Some of the situations made them seem completely...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     February 16, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Good

Besides this book being a great story, it’s laced with some of the most gorgeous writing I’ve read in awhile. That is what makes White Lines a truly amazing book. Caitlin’s story is powerful. The fast life she lives would be envied by most scene kids in 2013. Cat...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     January 25, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Woah.

My oh my. This book. Just as amazing as the first, if not better. I was so stunned and overwhelmed, that I don't think I will be okay until the next one is out. I mean, people, this book don't mess around with your feelings. I'd like...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     January 22, 2013
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
1.0

A Job from Hell

I only got this book because it was free for Kindle. The synopsis sounded interesting, so I figured why not. However, if I would've had any clue that it was about vampires, I woulda ignored it. I believe I am worn out on vampires. They've been done and ruined...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     January 07, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Something Witchy

Very seldom is a book so good that I wouldn’t mind if it was somehow made into a series. Characters I like so much that I would love to explore their world some more. Something Witchy This Way Comes was exactly that! I’d love to have more time with...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     January 03, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Shiver

I really enjoyed this book! It was sweet and to the point. Sam and Grace are great characters, and I'm excited to read more into this series. I really liked Jack and Isobel. Although, I could have done without Olivia and Rachel. They both annoyed me. I'm interested...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 31, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A

As You Were

I generally try to avoid book series of any kind. Usually I know what direction they will take and they tend to be all over the place, and too much of a good thing can get old. Sometimes the first book will be great and the rest are horrible. Or...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 26, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Divergent

I like big books, y’all. Big, thick hardbacks or paperbacks with lots of adjectives and page turning twists. So how could I pass up Divergent? Divergent is chockablock full of excitement. Everything is constantly a rush of anticipation at what Tris/Beatrice would get herself into next. Or where Four/Tobias...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

My favorite.

By far, my favorite out of the series! Every little thing about this movie is absolutely perfect. Keep in mind, I have not read the book yet. And I know when I do, this particular tale will become even more awesome! The games are so interesting. With every...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 11, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
3.0
Dialogue 
 
4.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

good.

Probably, if I had to, I would say this is my least favorite of the Harry Potter films. Now, I haven't read the book yet, so maybe it is more interesting than the movie. To me, it wasn't very memorable. I can tell you I know it is about...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     December 05, 2012
Last updated: March 22, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Okay.

2.5, really. Maybe it’s because I am not a 16 year old boy, but I really don’t see the hype for The Catcher in the Rye. First off, Holden talks in circles. He constantly repeats things. Yeah, I get it. You smoke too much so you run out...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     November 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Acting 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Effects 
 
5.0
Dialogue 
 
5.0
Adaptation Quality 
 
N/A

Great!

So, so many cool things happen in this movie! The effects get better, as does the acting! Harry, Ron, and Hermione find themselves in their second year at Hogwarts and undercover even more answers about Voldemort. I'm not gunna lie, I had a huge crush on Tom Riddle during...

Reviewed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer     November 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Great!

Finally at 21 years of age, I get the chance to read this! I've been waiting for quite some time. A time when I could read them back to back, with no interruptions. And that time is now! I loved all the movies, so I was pretty sure I'd love...

278 results - showing 76 - 90
« 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 ... 19 » 
 
Powered by JReviews

LATEST YABC BLOG POSTS - BLOG TOURS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND GIVEAWAYS

  • YABC Book Haul - March 2015

    We are super excited! The March 2015 YABC Book Haul is here! Over 100 books of pure awesomeness.  This month, Clint from the Nerd Riders is hosting along with his special guest, Loki. What are your favorite titles in this month's YABC Book Haul? Let us know in the comments below ...

  • INSURGENT - Drive Through Movie Review

    *****NO SPOILERS***** Yay! It's another #YAMovieDay and this one is HUGE! YA lovers all over the world have been eagerly awaiting the big screen arrival of INSURGENT. Does it live up to the hype? Here's what the Nerd Riders think.  QUESTION: You are Divergent, but only in two Fa ...

  • It's live!! Cover Reveal: Strike by Delilah S. Dawson + Giveaway (US Only)

      Hello, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for STRIKE by Delilah S. Dawson, releasing March 2016 from Simon Pulse. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Delilah:   If you've seen the HIT cover, you know that it's utterly unique ...

  • Giveaway: Public School Superhero by James Patterson (US Only)

    PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts Illustrated by Cory Thomas In stores March 16, 2015   About the Book In this story about a good kid with a great imagination struggling in a less-than-ideal world, James Patterson brings his bestselling ...

  • An Ember in the Ashes - Character Trailer and Giveaway!

    On April 28th, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES will hit the shelves of your local bookstore. The staff at YABC are super excited about this story! Here's a peek at the synopsis:   I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.   THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL CO ...

  • CINDERELLA - Drive Through Movie Review

    *****NO SPOILERS******* Yay! It's another #YAMovieDay and The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, share their thoughts on the highly anticipated Disney live action film CINDERELLA.      QUESTION: If you could ask for one thing from your Fairy Godmother, what would ...

  • Author Jodi Meadows' Top 5

    Today we welcome Jodi Meadows, author of THE ORPHAN QUEEN and the INCARNATE trilogy, to the blog. She's giving us her top five reasons why she loves fantasy. We love fantasy too (especially Jodi's new book THE ORPHAN QUEEN, which is basically Batman meets Game of Thrones with some swoon thrown in ...

  • Giveaway: City Love by Susane Colasanti (US Only)

    City Love by Susane Colasanti Release Date: April 21, 2015   About the Book Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls ...

  • Giveaway: As White As Snow by Salla Simukka (US Only)

      As White As Snow by Salla Simukka Release Date: March 3, 2015   About the Book The heat of the summer sun bakes the streets of Prague, but Lumikki’s heart is frozen solid. Looking to escape the notoriety caused by the part she played in taking down Polar Bea ...

  • Giveaway: Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves by Ann Angel & Various Authors (US & CAN Only)

      Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves Written by: Ann Angel Kerry Cohen Louise Hawes Varian Johnson erica l. kaufman Ron Koertge E. M. Kokie Chris Lynch Kekla Magoon Zoë Marriott Katy Moran J. L. Powers Mary Ann Rodman Cynthia Leitich ...

  • THE DUFF - Drive Through Movie Review

    *****NO SPOILERS***** The Nerd Riders just saw an early screening of THE DUFF and are here to give you theirYA review.  Question: Would you rather be a DUFF or the DUFF's friend?      ...

  • It's live!! Cover Reveal: Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (US Only)

      Hi, YABCers, and welcome to today's cover reveal! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin, releasing October 6, 2015 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ryan:   ...

View more blog entries

Latest Book Listings Added

Category: Kids Fiction
When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging, bewitched river, only Ned survives. Villagers...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
When Aidan and Maggie find a fairy cross while rock-hunting with their grandfather, it's just an oddity. But when they...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this unforgettable teen romance that fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti will devour, Quinn Sullivan falls for the...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A powerful and gripping contemporary YA from the author of I'm Not Her that's "Just right for fans of Sarah...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins is sassier than ever in this page-turning follow up to Rebel Belle, perfect...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Last Order
Category: Young Adult Indie
Lana Crewe is a strong, fiercely driven seventeen year old living in a village ruled by fear. With their king...
 
0.0
 
5.0 (1)
In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a "wise, wildly unique"...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Does it get better? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because...
 
4.0
 
3.0 (1)
Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
When you live in a volcano, ride to school in a helicopter, and regularly see your dad on the news...
 
0.0
 
5.0 (1)
It all starts with one little lie… Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of...
 
3.7 (2)
 
3.7 (1)
Category: Kids Indie
The goal of The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos series is to introduce deep human history to kids in a fun...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Michael is unsure about most things. Go to college? Enlist in the military? Break up with his girlfriend? All big...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
He’s young. He’s hot. He’s also evil. He’s . . . the librarian. When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
Ever since her mother died Aimee Pittman has dreamed of attending college in her mom’s home country of Neahovia. When...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In the same vein as Gayle Forman's I Was Here comes a novel from the gifted author of Faking Normal,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
This Book is Gay
A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Montecitoimage.png
Category: Young Adult Indie
Montecito, a place where generous trust funds and secrets are plentiful. This dramatic series has many twists and turns, all...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Twelve-year-old Alistair Cleary has washed up on shore. But where? It seems to be Aquavania, the magical realm where children...
 
0.0
 
4.0 (2)