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Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   November 01, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Harrowing and Fascinating.

I’m torn between loving and despising this book. I don’t like to be tricked. And even though so many clues were given to me and I was expecting some of it, I was -to say the least, disgusted. It’s complicated. It’s destructive. It’s terrifying. ...

Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   September 29, 2015
(Updated: September 29, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Real.

One of my best friends let me borrow her Monster Manuel when she was trying to recruit me to play Dungeons and Dragons with her. And although we still haven’t gotten around to doing that, I’m kind of obsessed with it now. I always like roleplaying games, but this takes...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   September 15, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Amazing.

You know how you see the synopsis for a book and instantly know you have to read it? Even if it is sure to break your heart? Double yes. Add this one to your list of heartbreakers, because it is spectacular. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   September 03, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Breaking the mold of fairytales!

I have seen Ever-After and loved it. I have seen the new Cinderella with Robb Stark and Bellatrix and loved it. That one with Hillary Duff and Chad Michael Murray? Love it. However, I honestly don't know if I've seen the entirety of the animated movie, because...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   August 21, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Storytelling at its finest.

First off, let me just say that these are my favorite kinds of book. The ones that have you slowly rushing pages because you need to finish it. When you find your eyes jumping ahead, words jumping out at you that spoil or intrigue. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   August 09, 2015
(Updated: August 09, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Don't miss this Utopia!

In the beginning, I was really uncomfortable reading State of Grace. It was awkward and too perfect. Teenagers with no limits or boundaries. No moral code. A disturbing utopia. One where a bizarre higher power controls peoples lives. And I was reluctant to get into it. The...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   August 02, 2015
(Updated: August 02, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Spooky and Clever.

I’ll be the first to admit that I scare easily. Almost any small spooky thing will set my heart racing and my imagination running even faster. The same feeling I get when I’m about to do something dangerous or spontaneous or wild. (I guess that says a lot about me)....

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   July 22, 2015
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Not my favorite.

OKAY. First off, I was all for this series. It was interesting and had a strong female lead. Also, Four. (need i say more?) THEN this book happened and I'm really not sure why it needed to be so long. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   July 17, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Another adorable read from Robin Benway!

If there’s anything you’re going to take away from this book, or a few other Robin Benway books, is that family is number one. Always. (I really hope most of you can relate to that, because if not, it really breaks my heart). Many times, and I’m...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   July 11, 2015
(Updated: July 11, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

A quick, cute read!

I don’t know what I originally read this book for. Maybe it was all those years ago when I was really interested in that side of the world. Asian culture, but mostly Asian food. Maybe it was that time I read North of Beautiful...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   July 08, 2015
(Updated: September 14, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Beautiful and inspiring!

Whatever the opposite of a reading slump is, I’m in the middle of it. And I’m the opposite of complaining. I don’t want it to end, but I’m sure that ridiculous book is just over the horizon. But before I get...

Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   July 05, 2015
(Updated: July 05, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Thriller and Mystery. And mind distortion.

This is one of those mindf*** books. The kind of book that you honestly have no idea what is going to occur. The one that makes you nervous for what is to come. Anxious and on the edge of your seat waiting for what you suspect may...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   July 02, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A delight to long time fans.

I can tell you the year I picked my very first Sarah Dessen book up off my cousin’s shelf. I can tell you where I was sitting when I finished it, awestruck and in love. I can also tell you that I immediately borrowed from friends and checked out from...

Young Adult Fiction
Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   June 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Consuming.

I like to think I’m fairly observant. (I have to be for my job). A pretty good judge of character. (Except with Hans from Frozen. Wasn’t expecting that). I can usually spot plot twists coming. (GONE GIRL). However, this book caught me off guard. ...

Emily Savant, Staff ReviewerEmily Savant, Staff Reviewer   June 07, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0

Game of Thrones, but with Robin Hood and a little lycanthropy.

There is nothing I love more than a book with an actual plot. Or a book with drama and mystery. Or a book where the underdog rises up. Or a book with an array of interesting characters. Or...

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