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August 22, 2013 (Updated: August 22, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

When I saw this book adorning the shelves of my local library and spotted the two well-known authors who collaborated to create it, I made a mad dash to the checkout line, bouncing on my toes in excitement and muttering soft 'come on, come on, come on' encouragements to the...

August 06, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearace

I received an advanced reader's copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was my first ARC from a publisher since I been blogging for the last three months. I was extremely excited to read it and had to keep my...

August 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan

I picked up this book at my local library almost as soon as it became available (I jumped the gun on requesting it and beat everyone else to the punch). I was excited about delving into my first historical fiction book. I am not normally into those sort of reads....

August 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Originals by Cat Patrick

Clones! Why is the first book that I have picked up that had such an original (fitting) idea? To be fair, I hadn't even read the synopsis before I was digging through my library books and selected this one on a whim. I opened it up, read the inside cover,...

July 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Sometimes I choose books completely based on the genre tags that are applied to them on Goodreads. This one one of those cases. It is no secret to any who have read my reviews or know me personally that I have a thing for zombies. I will read anything that...

July 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Time I Joined The Circus by J.J. Howard

Ever since I read the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, I have been absolutely obsessed with books about the circus. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered this little gem. And I do mean little with it's 259 pages. I think everyone has a soft spot in...

July 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I consumed Obsidian in the matter of a few hours when I read it. It was an amazing story and I hoped Onyx would be much of the same. Jennifer L. Armentrout did not disappoint. Onyx carrying on where Obsidian left off. Katy is still fighting her feelings for Daemon,...

July 11, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Requiem by Lauren Oliver

I had read Delirium and Pandemonium some time ago. I was a little fuzzy when I finally got a copy from the library (it took FOREVER… seriously), but after a while I remembered what I had read in the first two books. The book did not really give much detail...

July 06, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Unlike Delirium which follows Lena’s romance with Alex and her struggles with what she believes about the world she lives and the disease she was taught to fear, Pandemonium chronicles Lena’s life among the Invalids and her struggle to fight to keep her feelings felt. Where Lena once felt that...

July 04, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Delirium by Lauren Oliver

When I read the description of this book I had a flashback of the Pretties series by Scott Westerfeld. In Lena’s world adolescence is measured in the number of days until her 18th birthday when she can finally accept the cure and become one of the masses who will never...

June 20, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I had heard marvelous things about the Lux series for some time now and had yet to allow myself to delve into their world. I was worried I would get too thoroughly enthralled in their world and would find myself unable to function normally, as some really good book series...

June 20, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Why, Cynthia, why?! Why did you have to break Tucker and Clara up? You broke my heart, ma’am! But… I digress. I knew at the conclusion of “Hallowed” that Tucker and Clara were caputes and I was none too happy. I was even less happy by the...

June 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

I reviewed “The Name of the Star” some time ago and I was not very impressed with it. As an avid Ripper follower I thought I would have gotten into the story rather quickly, but alas all I saw were problems, uninteresting characters, and an evil that made me think...

June 06, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

I went into this book dying to know whether the issues that seemed kind of skimmed over in “Beautiful Creatures” would finally find solutions in this book. Instead I was confronted with something of a love… rectangle? I knew with the events that happened in the end...

June 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Meh, I say, meh. I liked this book alright, but I was a little put off by Clara’s constant “I didn’t complete my purpose what does that mean” whining that seemed to permeate the entirety of this book. Every time she brought up the indecisiveness of her choice at the...

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