Reviews written by Inah Peralta, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   November 03, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

For fans of whodunnit mysteries

Writing reviews for Kara Thomas’s books proved to be a great challenge for me, so I’ll try my very best to produce coherent thoughts along the way. The story opened up with a great line. “This house was made for someone without a soul.” First line, and...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   November 03, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

This will definitely satisfy your heart!

So… here we are. We’ve been blessed by possibly the most anticipated collaboration from two YA authors, so how could I not read it? I’m big fans of both Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, so when my friend JM @ Book Freak Revelations offered his tour, I couldn’t say no....

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   June 03, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Sweet, charming, and confusing?

WHAT I LIKED: I'm a big sucker for anything royalty. And I read this book just as the same time Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, so I had all the royal fluffy feelings all over me. I loved the premise of the story. It...

Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   February 10, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

The honesty and raw emotions of the characters really got me!

I've never read something that was written as if it's for a movie screenplay! WHAT I LIKED I really love the writing style Jared Reck has. It's literally like I was reading a movie from Netflix. The details play out in my mind...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   September 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A great conclusion to the series

Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat. All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   June 12, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Thrilling and compelling story

Pitched as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, this book immediately got into my radar. The Breakfast Club us one of my favorite books, and I've always been curious about PLL although I never really got the chance to watch the series. The book definitely delivered the pitch. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   June 09, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Absolutely enjoyed it!

As someone who's deeply obsessed with K-dramas, reading this book was absolutely enjoyable. I was constantly reminded of some scenes from K-dramas I've already seen and it was really fun. I love Desi's character and her persistence for everything. I can definitely relate to her in that...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   April 18, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Really cute story about friendship!

This book is really cute! I definitely enjoyed reading it! I haven't read a book in which both main characters are queer and I loved every second of it. Meg and Linus have been friends forever and they share a lot of common things. Their friendship...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   March 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Cliche but cute!

WHAT I LIKED: I quite enjoyed reading this book. It wasn't the first book I read that dealt with fame and celebrities, but this was the first that shows the "before" and "after". It's a good thing that Kyle didn't really change his attitude and personality when...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   January 12, 2017
(Updated: January 12, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

This book was crafted perfectly and I really recommend it!

I will love everything Kasie West will write. So far, I’ve read three books from her, including this one and I’m really looking forward to reading her other books! Kasie West writes the best fluffy romances, we all know that and I dove into this book expecting...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   January 11, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Great paranormal read to take you to the edges

Freeks is definitely a fresh book for me to start the year. For the last several months, I’ve only been into contemporary romances and thrillers and I’m really glad I have this paranormal novel to kick off my year. Freeks is set in the 80’s and there’s...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   December 01, 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

It's a good book but I have mixed feelings about it

WHAT I LIKED: It was pretty okay overall. The plot was a little cliche but it delivered well. Although it took me around half of the book to fully appreciate the story and the characters, it didn't stop me from reading. I also liked...

Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   November 11, 2016

I had minimal issues but the book was overall enjoyable!

Well, this turned out to be pretty good! I really enjoyed this book and was able to finish it in a day! Although, the concept is pretty much similar to some YA Contemporaries I’ve read before, it still managed to stand out on its own. This is actually the first...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   November 11, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Looking for time traveling pirates? This one's for you!

I’m really not sure why but I kept on putting this book down for a long time. I guess I was just too drawn into reading contemporaries that I forget how great fantasy novels can be. This book was super interesting, the first few chapters were cool...

Young Adult Fiction
Inah Peralta, Staff ReviewerInah Peralta, Staff Reviewer   October 22, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Incredible and unique narration of Love and its different forms

It’s true that this book will charm readers of all ages. And this book got me out of my reading slump. From the first chapter, I got hooked already because of the wit and sass of the narrator. See, this book is about love and is narrated...

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