Reviews written by Jazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   April 17, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

The Poet X

The Poet X felt like coming home. I felt the presence of the bodegas as if I walked by them with my own two feet. I could almost hear the music, that plays from the speakers of a car that sits on the corner of the block--while the guys man...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   April 16, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Miles Away From You

Grief is a funny thing, it's usually messy--and rarely neat--with the barest of touches, it makes a wreck of your life. Miles Away From You is a wreck of a novel, in that it totally encapsulates grief, it's effects--and what it's like to, try to move...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   March 27, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1)

What a read. This book grabs you in a choke hold, and does not let go until the very last page. Reminiscent of Alice in Zombieland, Dread Nation is the Walking Dead, immediately post slavery. Jane McKeene, is a black girl during the most...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   March 15, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

All Of This Is True

This book is like a really wild night on twitter. YA twitter. Wildly original, thoroughly engrossing, All of This is True did not come to play. Told in a series of alternating points of view, through emails, interviews, and journal entries--All of This...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   March 14, 2018
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Missing at 17

Missing at 17 reads as the lifetime movie it’s mentioned to emulate. The title and cover are misleading in that they give you this idea—that you’re going to read a story about a girl/guy that’s gone missing—not quite! The story is a tale...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   March 14, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

The Final Six

With a thrilling concept, a romance to root for, and teens attempting to save the world, The Final Six--has all the makings of a great novel. In The Final Six, teens are hand-picked from all over the world, for a space project. A project in which...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   February 14, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

This Tiny Perfect World

Things that worked: The small town setting. Although it felt restrictive to the main character, a small town story often feels homey and quaint. The love triangle: It was less about the who will she choose, and more about what each person represented in both the story...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   January 28, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis

I think the author wrote this book with his tears--and I don't say that to be funny. This book is sad, like really sad. I'm not quite sure what the author's goal was here--but if it was to make me feel sad, for a person and/or...

Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   January 28, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Devils & Thieves

The motorcycle club aspect: As a fan of Sons of Anarchy--I love the motorcycle club culture--toss in the magic and I was sold. The family dynamics--This was a tight familial unit--every part moved together with a purpose. Even when there was a spat, they stuck together. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   January 23, 2018
(Updated: January 23, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Calling My Name

I can hear the voices of some of the greatest African American writers echoing in the voice of Liara Tamani's debut novel, Calling My Name. Reading Calling My Name had me reminiscing not only on some of those books I've read, by the aforementioned authors--but reminiscing of...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   November 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Good and Gone by Megan Frazer Blakemore

Road tripping with a purpose, Good and Bad is a journey, the reader won't soon forget. Lexi's brother, Charlie, is in a slump. One day he was away at school, the next, he's a permanent fixture in the house, on the couch, and in every crevice...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   November 13, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Release by Patrick Ness

Wildly original--and completely realistic--Release is a whirlwind of a tale, one that will leave you both completely confused, yet satiated. Release is a sort-of coming-of-age story. Our MC, is out of the closet, sort of. He has one foot in, and one...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   September 26, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

While this read wasn't incredibly action-packed, there was something incredibly powerful in it. Adam is crazy. At least that's the way he sees it. He hears voices, and sees things that only exist inside his mind. By society's standards he'd be considered crazy. But medically speaking,...

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

Trell by Dick Lehr

This book lives up to all it claims to be. Gripping and thrilling, indeed it was. I loved the juxtaposition of the past and the future. While the story is told in the now, It feels like you're right there with them every time they talked...

Young Adult Fiction
Jazmen Greene, Staff ReviewerJazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer   July 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

The Secret History Of Us

Ahh, good ol' amnesia, and accidents. Nothing like a story that you have to piece together. Makes me feel like Sherlock Holmes--and I love Sherlock Holmes. In the case of this book, I was Sherlock Holmes,--who deduced the entire mystery of the story in a short couple...

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