Reviews written by Jazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   June 26, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Missing

With strong characters, a deserving hero, and heroine--I'd want to give this five stars--but the points in which it failed--makes it impossible for me to do so. What I liked:Again the strong characters, every character had their own believable story. I rooted for every character--well aside from...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   March 24, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Vigilante

This story's strength and focus is female empowerment, and while I am always here for female togetherness--the lack of realism in this novel dragged down an otherwise decent read. Hadley's best friend is dead. She committed suicide after battling the after effects of being raped. After being...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   January 11, 2017
(Updated: January 11, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

A Thriller With A Great Setting, and Intriguing Characters

The setting of this book did not disappoint. I could envision this part of Africa in my mind--although I don't believe the actual city the author chose is real, but still. It was like a part of it was with me while I read. This one was...

Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   January 05, 2017
(Updated: January 05, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Quirky Mystery, Reminiscent of the Scooby Doo Gang, Only Smaller...

We Knew It Was You is a quirky mystery with characters that are both the worst and the best at solving crimes. These characters have on emission, and that is to stop crimes--but not put themselves in danger, at least not to much. Benny and Virginia aren't...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   January 04, 2017
(Updated: January 04, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

An Adorable, Swoon-Worthy Read

People may think me harsh when it comes to reviews. But, I like to think that I'm just honest. I don't know about you but I definitely want to read a review that is true to it's word, literally. I don't want to read a review by a reviewer I...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   January 02, 2017
(Updated: January 02, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Important, Timely, and Heart-breaking-ly Tragic

I really wanted to be articulate here. I wanted to make sure that I didn't say anything to sway anyone from this book. I wanted to make sure that I did the book justice. I had so many, "I want to make sure's," that I almost talked myself out of...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   December 05, 2016
(Updated: December 05, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Stunning, gritty debut with a shocking ending.

At the core of this story, is a stunning and realistic tale of poverty, and hardships. Jackson does an amazing job of painting a true to life picture, of life in "prison," and the struggles of a young girl, just dealing with a lot. Needless to say...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   December 05, 2016
(Updated: December 05, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

An heart-pounding mystery with an ending that unfortunately falls flat.

A heart-pounding mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat, until you fall right off, flat on your face with disappointment. This book did so well until it got to the end. Let's talk about the story a bit first... Five boys went into the...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   October 26, 2016
(Updated: October 26, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

The Baby? Oh, Baby...

The Baby was not at all what I was expecting. The cover paints this picture, as if this book was to be a lighter contemporary--when it fact it's not all that light. It tackles more serious topics than it does anything fun. True to the title, The Baby is...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   September 01, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Lies, Half Truths and Scandals!

Warning:Slight sexual content. One of the better YA mysteries/thrillers I've read. I'm still not entirely sure I'm sold on the ending (I retract that statement--you'll see why), but the story itself definitely had me going. What I liked: The pacing and the suspense of...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   August 30, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Gruesome tale of death and survival

This is one of the more stranger books I've read, but it was unique in every way. Think Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecuilar Children meets anything Tim Burton can come up with--in a weird dystopian world. Got that? Okay good. :) The Call is not for the...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   July 27, 2016
(Updated: July 27, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

P.S. I LIKE YOU is cuteness personified!

This book is cute with a capital cute. WHAT I LIKED: The characters, they weren't very, like, out there or anything but they felt very real,and very true to real life. Everything about them seemed like something, or someone I can actually see, and feel. They felt...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   July 11, 2016
(Updated: July 11, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

BLACK SWAN FOR TEENS

Shiny Broken Pieces brought the drama and then some. What's written as a books--reads like a Freeform tv show. Continuing right where book one left off, Shiny Broken Pieces, sits in the pretty aftermath of the revenge and drama that Tiny Broken Pieces served. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   July 01, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Perfect Summer Companion

Two Summers, not the sweet, contemporary I thought it would be--but nonetheless charming and entertaining. Summer has two possibilities for summer: Fly off to Paris to be with her artist father, or stay home with her outspoken, "Here's to the summer of love," bestie Ruby. Two possibilities,...

Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   June 29, 2016
(Updated: June 29, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

James Dashner At His Finest!

In the likeness of The Maze Runner, The Mortality Doctrine Series, is just as exciting--and perfect for gamers and teens alike. Each scene and chapter felt like a ride, and it was pretty thrilling to see how the characters would react and deal with all the crazy...

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