Reviews written by Angie F.

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April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Nobody But Us

I immediately knew I wanted to read Nobody But Us. It sounded like one of those heart breaking, gut wrenching stories that I love so much. I was also hoping on shedding some tears. Well, this book is sad, but I didn’t cry. In fact, the end left me feeling...

April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Override

I’m always a little disappointed when a book has an awesome setting, and then in the next book the characters are out of that setting. This is the case in Override. Yes, the Community is a corrupt place, but I loved the creepy, monotonous feel to it. Now Zoe is...

April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Switched

“A couple things made that day stand out more than any other: it was my sixth birthday, and my mother was wielding a knife. Not a tiny steak knife, but some kind of massive butcher knife glinting in the light like in a bad horror movie. She definitely wanted to...

April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Torn

Torn picks up right where Switched left off: Wendy has just returned to her brother after running from her mother and her title. But she’s not home for long before trouble finds her. Soon enough she’s attacked and wakes up in a Vittra dungeon, but then she has a meeting...

April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Ascend

Ascend is an amazing ending to a wonderful series! Wendy has stepped up to her role as future queen, and is trying to make her people’s lives better. However, it’s nearing her 18th birthday, her wedding, and an attack promised by her father. Wendy has a lot on her mind...

April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Glitch

Glitch has a very, very interesting premise. I was immediately hooked into the idea of the Link, which supposedly links everyone together, keeps order, and provides safety. It’s all thanks to a little chip inserted in the neck. Too bad Zoe’s doesn’t function right. She’s considered anomalous, but no one...

April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Nonfiction
My Life After Now

As soon as I saw that My Life After Now was about HIV, I knew I had to read it! I don’t think I’ve seen another YA book that covers this subject, so it’s definitely something different to read. There’s this general misconception that the only people who get HIV...

April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
2.3
Plot
 
1.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Soul Thief

Picking up immediately after the ending of The Demon Trapper’s Daughter, Soul Thief begins the morning after the battle with the demons and the fire at the Tabernacle. Riley is feeling down, but she’s still determined to find her reanimated father and get him back in his grave, where he...

April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
2.3
Plot
 
1.0
Characters
 
2.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Requiem

Well…that was a disappointment. Requiem is another unsatisfying conclusion to an otherwise great series. I fell in love with Delirium, and still enjoyed Pandemonium, although not nearly as much. I was hoping that the ending would return me to that initial love stage, but it didn’t. Honestly, all three books...

April 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Shadow Girl

Well, that was certainly something different. I’m not really sure how to categorize The Shadow Girl. It’s some kind of mix of paranormal, mystery, sci-fi, and thriller. It’s an interesting combination, but something about it didn’t fully work for me. I did enjoy the book, but I figured out the...

April 09, 2013
Overall rating
 
1.3
Plot
 
1.0
Characters
 
1.0
Writing Style
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Abandon

I didn’t know anything about Abandon when I first picked it up, but when I learned that it was a retelling of Hades and Persephone, I got really excited. I loved Everneath, another book based on this myth, so I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, I was quite...

April 09, 2013
Overall rating
 
1.3
Plot
 
1.0
Characters
 
1.0
Writing Style
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Underworld

Wait, what? Why does Underworld start off with Pierce saying how in love with John she is? When did that happen? There were no declarations of love from her at the end of Abandon! Now they’re talking about marriage, sex, and cohabitation? And how she could “never hate him,” yet...

April 09, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
That Time I Joined the Cirucs

I haven’t had much luck with circus books, at least not Fantasy ones. Maybe a realistic Contemporary is more up my alley? Well, That Time I Joined the Circus didn’t disappoint me for the most part! It was a very fast and cute read, but quite different than I was...

April 09, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Future of Us

Oh, the 90s, how I miss thee! This book was such a fun trip into the past. It made me remember when we got our first computer and AOL in 1998; the beginning of my internet addiction. Back then I couldn’t even begin to imagine Facebook and how much the...

April 09, 2013
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
2.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Flat-Out Love

Flat-Out Love opens up with Julie heading off to college and arriving at what she thinks is her new apartment. Actually, it’s a burrito restaurant; now she’s broke and homeless. What a great way to begin life in a new city! Of course she gets rescued, by the super adorable...

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