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May 17, 2012 (Updated: May 17, 2012)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
I. KNOW. The above summary is a lot to take in.

High-tech historical nation? Main character kidnapped by a group of zombies, though not the same ones as the military-trained ones? Deadly viruses? Forbidden romance that's not? SHE FALLS IN LOVE WITH A ZOMBIE? What the what?!? Just calm down. It's not as overwhelming as it seems. Imagine the Victorian London...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Have you guys ever watched She's the Man starring Amanda Bynes? Babe in Boyland is just like that.

First, isn't that such an adorable cover? And it suits the story so well! Babe in Boyland gives us so many causes for laughter, it doesn't seem like we find much of a reprieve. Natalie's sad, pitiable lack of know-how when it comes to boys alone is enough to produce...

May 17, 2012
Young Adult Fiction
You may have already noticed, but it bears repeating: I couldn't rate this book.

A forewarning: No amount of reviews will equate to proper preparation for the sheer emotion, as bloody and gaping as any severe wound, and as equally striking, living in Pandemonium. The beauty of this sequel is so horribly, tortuously perfect, as sweetly poignant as letting go of someone important, or...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A lovely story full of wonderful and breathtaking prose...

A quick read that ignites so much insight into the world is exactly what I needed today, without realizing. It's amazing how books can sometimes identify our moods better than ourselves. Sisters of Glass shows us a world full of vibrancy, in the people and the places they live, leaving...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Shultz's innate humor and charm shone in that first taste of her writing...

I didn't expect Cara Lynn Shultz to break out with a series on me after Spellbound, as much as I enjoyed it. I love that Spellbound doesn't require a sequel; the book is completely substantial, totally strong all on its own, and I could've gone on happily without Spellcaster. What's...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Jana Oliver must be a determined woman—dragging me back into this series...

There are many reasons why Jana Oliver was, cleverly, able to draw me back after my disastrous feelings toward Soul Thief. Forgiven by Jana Oliver subtly re-introduces a world created to mirror our hellish fears for a future ailing in a rapid downward spiral, though including a literal hellish twist,...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
What did I expect? A solid, fun, and light contemporary indulgence. I didn't expect to love it.

I tell you, books like these make me want to laugh and cry. The ones I expect to be amazing don't always live up, and the ones I expect little from, like with Night Sky by Jolene Perry, end up doing what the aforementioned couldn't. It just goes to show...

May 17, 2012 (Updated: May 17, 2012)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
No one was more surprised than me when I turned out liking Goddess Interrupted so much.

Not going to lie, The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter was not my thing, and yet there was this pull that kept me from closing the book and forgetting about it altogether. Two months ago, I would've said that pull was Kate and Henry. Now I realize that it was...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
From the beginning, I had NO IDEA what to expect from Life Is But a Dream.

Sabrina is being forced to separate reality from her daydreams—and so are we. The world around her instantly comes alive in a high definition fantasy that is reminiscent of worlds we would find in animated movies and magical books, a world within a world that no one but Sabrina can...

May 17, 2012 (Updated: May 17, 2012)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
LaFevers' writing is thin with overbearing prose and ripe with authenticity and vibrancy...

Next to paranormal romance, there is nothing better than delving into a historical fantasy, as we are instantly whisked away to a time existing, in all its imperfections and awfulness and beauty, in mere written recordings begun by clumsy hands grown steady over the centuries and brought to life in...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Somehow Kody Keplinger manages to strike the right balance between light, funny, and cute!

In Shut Out by Kody Keplinger, Keplinger raises a ton of excellent points even while keeping with the light-hearted tone of her books that is so inviting. We are introduced to Lissa, a girl of raw nerves, guts, and riddled with insecurities that lead a suspicious trail back to her...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
I thought it was impossible for things to get any more dark, eerie, and utterly frightening.

Because the moments of lightness are so rare and few, I missed that happiness and rightness shared between the characters no matter how dire the circumstance in Black Dawn by Rachel Caine. Things have been completely swallowed by the dark, and I felt as weary as the characters by the...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
You know what worked? Going with the flow, going in with no expectations.

On a serious note, I adored The Selection by Kiera Cass. The story Cass tells is unconsciously magnetic, unexpectedly so. My attention gravitated to this interesting world of classed citizens and a young girl full of deliciously romantic and almost-there fantasies for her future and the prince who eagerly hopes...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A delightful, short little thing

I’ve been hearing LOADS of stuff about this book. I read this mainly because I enjoy main characters who are awkward—a social pariah, with an insanely stupid crush on a stupid boy but ends up with the right one who has seen her all along and likes her anyway, awkwardness...

May 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
First and foremost: don’t go looking for the Iron Fey series in Kagawa’s own vampire addition.

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa is a story to be found in the rain and shadows and ash. It’s a tale of devastation and agony, full of wrenching betrayal and cold philosophies in a world full of people whose humanity is slipping in favor of the harsh survivalist mentality....

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