Reviews written by Grace Lo

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October 13, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Cute, but not for me

Between the Lines is a story, part contemporary, part fairytale, about a girl, who starts loving a character the way that the rest of us reader would start obsessing over, say, Noah of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, or whether we were Team Zachary or Team Logan from the Shade...

October 08, 2012 (Updated: October 28, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Loved the first in the trilogy. This one? Not so much.

I fell in love with Nevermore, and for two whole years I waited for the release of Enshadowed so I can continue on from the terrifying cliffhanger that Nevermore left off on. Sad to say, I was very much disappointed by the second installment in the Nevermore trilogy. I was...

October 07, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Over-emphasis on romance; downplayed the fantasy the synopsis offered

I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about Throne of Glass. Some readers loved it, while some downright detested the story, so I went into it cautiously, but hoping for the better. The story starts off with Celaena dragged out from the salt mines where she worked...

September 30, 2012 (Updated: October 02, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Plot 
 
1.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Am I The Only One?

Sweet Evil is basically a story about a girl who lives a totally normal life and, BAM, suddenly finds out she's an angel/demon's secret lovechild. And throw in some eye-candy, or more specifically, Kaiden, add water, stir, and there! You have your average YA angel/demon story. I...

September 15, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Pure Epic with a Shot of Awesome

Unraveling was among the books where I at first imagined it would have an overwhelming romance, with only a small touch of sci-fi. Instead, it had a ton of sci-fi, plus an adequate amount of romance within. The cover, oh the cover. It is cool, absolutely...

September 10, 2012 (Updated: September 10, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
At first, not so much, but later on it's pure epic.

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from The Girl of Fire and Thorns the first time I read it, thinking that it'd be another overrated fantasy. At first, it was a bit slow and I was like, "Alright, this'll just be a casual read, nothing special." ...

September 09, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Pure Fictional Fun

For this review, I'm going to turn up a bit of my gushing girlishness for a while. Deadly Cool is adorable. Period. It's a truly witty murder mystery-ish kind of story. The characters, despite being somewhat eccentric, are absolutely lovable. The story ha just enough thrill to...

September 09, 2012
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Plot 
 
1.0
Characters 
 
1.0
Writing Style 
 
1.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not my thing. Not particularly emotional about its ending either.

I've never particularly liked the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike but Destined brought it to a very nice closing point. Nice, but only nice. For me, the entire plot was way too predictable, the characters too clean cut. I mean, they all are too perfect and lead...

September 03, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Fantastically Cloaked in Poe's Atmosphere

I like dark, angry, screwed-up stories. I really do. Looking at the cover, I was a bit worried that it might be like some other historical fiction books that have things such as petty cat-fights, dramatic "It's not you, it's me" breakup scenes, scandalous affairs and the such at its...

August 17, 2012 (Updated: August 17, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Promising, but maybe not.

And here we have yet another badass heroine, Kali, plus a whole new action-packed (Why do publishers and people always use "action-packed" to describe a book?) story that doesn't slow down. It's straight-forward, and doesn't stop to let you catch your breath. It was good; pulling readers through the entire...

August 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Mindblown. So, absolutely mindblown.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer has something just so off about it that it automatically draws readers inside. The story had some very artistically vague parts in it, adding to its element of the unknown, while other times the scenes are so detailed it seems almost real. As debut novels...

August 15, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Absolutely amazingly unbelievable. Not for the faint of heart.

Note: When I said it wasn't for the faint of heart, I mean it. It has some seriously gruesome bits inside. Barry Lyga, I wonder if you're on any government watch lists for your very, creative ways of both creating and disposing of corpses. I Hunt Killers...

August 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fantastic Retelling

First of all, I thought the cover has this sort of simple beauty to it. At first I thought it may be something like Alice in Wonderland because of the red liquid on the rose. I seriously didn't look like blood, so I automatically assumed it was paint of some...

August 10, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hilarity Level: 9000+

Croak is a great debut, hands down. It was hilarious, it was dark, and put a new spin onto one of the less-looked upon people of the supernatural sort. Although it was a bit tricky to get a hang of the story (Lex acted a bit juvenile), it is still...

July 21, 2012 (Updated: September 20, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Enchanted

I found Nevermore in the library about a year and a half ago, but occasionally took it out to read again and again, because it was just so good. If I could describe this in three words, I'd say sweet, dark, and plain creepy. (Well, that wasn't really three words,...

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