Reviews written by Kristi Housman

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Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    June 24, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Necromancers with a love story

I loved this book so much! I was ten pages in and knew then that I would. Odessa is a necromancer that is in love with her partner, Evander. They both have blue eyes which is a characteristic for necromancers....

Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    June 24, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Beautiful writing and an odd book!

What really stood out most for me in The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik was the writing. David Arnold has a unique writing style that just pulled me in. Nothing major needed to be happening, but I wanted to read his words. ...

Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    February 11, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Abby is the perfect, normal girl.

The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the best burger in Los Angeles) was such a great read. I warn you now, you will probably get hungry while reading. Abby Ives is a 17 year old fashion blogger. She runs a site called +style and just applied for...

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    December 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Chinese Folklore Invades The Bay Area

It took me awhile to really get into this book. I think a big part of it was that I was in a different country and just couldn't focus. But there was a lot to follow in the beginning. My poor book has tons of flags all...

Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    December 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Strong female characters.

I finally got a chance to sit down and read this one and I was not disappointed. It definitely lived up to the hype for me. What I loved most about this book was that it wasn't just a book about Diana Prince (Wonder...

Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    October 24, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Another new favorite!

Words cannot express how much I loved this book. I was a bit worried that it wouldn't live up to the hype or be as good as Stalking Jack The Ripper. But it was even better. I have zero complaints about this book. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    September 19, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

A fun, twisty read.

The Hanging Girl was a quick, suspenseful read. Author Eileen Cook has a great writing style. The story picked up right away and there were plenty of twists throughout the book. Skye is an 18 year old senior with big dreams, but no...

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    August 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

A cute, diverse read.

When Dimple Met Rishi was on my most anticipated list for this year. One of the things I love about YA is the diversity. Whether it's sexual orientation, gender, religion, or ethnicity, I am always looking for different books that have these things. I picked this one based on the...

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    August 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Even better than the first one!

Holy crap! What can I say about this book? I'm not a huge sci fi reader, but I absolutely loved this book (both of them). First, the packaging. This book is just amazing. The artwork really added a lot. Hanna and Nik were kickass new characters. I loved Ella, too....

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    August 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Such a unique book!

Wow! I'm not even sure what to say about this book without ruining it for everyone. I'm not normally much of a sci fi reader, but I loved this book. It took me a little while in the beginning to figure things out. The format is so different and there...

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    August 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Should be required reading.

A new favorite! This book is intense. I think it should be required reading in all high schools. Yes, I know there is a lot of swearing. But let's be honest. Kids hear it in school every single day. They hear worse. So please get past...

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    August 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Harbingers and Beekeepers

What a fun, exciting read! Angie had a rough life when she was growing up. Her drug addicted mom took off with her. Shortly after her dad found her again, her mom died from an overdose. She moved in with her dad in a small Pennsylvania town. While she had...

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    August 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A new favorite!

Oh my. I don't even know what to say about this book and how much I loved it. I wanted to fly through it because it was so good, but didn't want to finish. The pacing was great and while This Savage Song started a bit slow, Our Dark Duet...

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    August 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Lots of action and a gender fluid character.

I really enjoyed Mask of Shadows. I'm pretty sure this is the first book I've read with a gender fluid character and I felt that it really added to the story. Sal watched everyone he/she knew die and has wanted revenge ever since. Sal decides to...

Young Adult Fiction
Kristi Housman Kristi Housman    August 27, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Great start to a new trilogy.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book. I had heard it was political and had lots of dragons. That alone made me want to read it. The beginning was a little slow for me to get into. I think a map with all the...

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