Reviews written by Julie

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August 15, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wonderful Retelling

I adored this book. It's no secret that I love fairy tales. But do you know how few retellings of The Princess and the Frog there are? SO FEW, GUYS. I was so pumped when I finally heard about this one (and also that cover? CAN WE...

August 12, 2012
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Just Okay

I wasn't sure what to expect going into Falling Under. Would I love it? Hate it? I guess I'm somewhere in the middle. One thing I had seen from some people were comparisons to Twilight and I definitely understood that. While definitely not exact, the relationship seemed...

August 12, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Total Love!

I expected to enjoy Legend, but I did not expect to LOVE it. First of all, our main characters are fantastic. I absolutely loved the strength and intelligence that June and Day both possessed. They were clever and bright. The story's told from both of their perspectives...

August 11, 2012
Young Adult Fiction
Quick and Fun

Julie, you've never read a book like this? What changed your mind? Excellent Question, Self. I picked up this book because Ally Carter kept tweeting about Hale in a tux! Shirtless! Shirtless more! Shirtless again! And I can be that shallow (also, what kind of situations are...

August 09, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Enjoyable

Here's your disclosure: I read this book in February. It is now August. Do the math. I really liked Katsa and I REALLY liked Po. They were both interesting characters and just...lovely. Even if Katsa does have to kill and torture people. I mean...it wasn't her choice....

August 07, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Incredible

I wasn't sure what to expect going in. I loved the concept and some people I really trust loved it. But some people I really trust also hated it. Celaena....oh this girl. She had a lot going for her and she was...

July 26, 2012
Young Adult Fiction
Not Feeling It

A lot of people I really respect raved about this book but...ehh. Maybe it was all the hype, but Before I Fall just didn't stick with me. Samantha was obviously very irritating at first. I didn't like her. As the story went on, I started to...

July 26, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
I Haven't Cried So Much Since The Fault in Our Stars

I was wary going into this one. It sounded too issue-y. But I'd heard nothing but rave reviews about it from trusted sources and the romance was supposed to be epic, so I went for it. And oh this book. It hit my Right. In. The. Feels....

July 26, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Could it Be Love?

At first, I wasn't really satisfied with this book. But upon further sitting, I might've loved this book. So, I'm familiar with almost all of Jane Austen's work. I remember the basic storyline of Persuasion, so I knew what to expect romance-wise from For Darkness Shows the...

July 24, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Excellent Story But No Connection

I really wanted to adore this book. But sadly it was missing something for me. I liked Eleanor. I liked the inner struggle she had and everything she had to learn about herself. She was determined and brave and loyal. I really appreciated that, but she didn't...

July 21, 2012
Young Adult Fiction
Really Good Book, But...

Let's just go ahead and stamp "Not My Kind of Book" on this one to start with. I don't do "terrifying" in...anything, really. I don't like being scared. But Harmony went on and on about this book and it was an Egmont book, so finally I caved...

July 19, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Wonderful

This book was so ridiculously good and I loved it. Juliet is not the same Juliet from the play, no, no. She's tough, a fighter. Her new goal is to protect the love of others since hers was destroyed. She's smart and quick and she just wants...

July 16, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Utterly Blown Away

So, I wasn't the hugest fan of Love Story, which is the only other Echols' book I've read. It was enjoyable, but I wasn't blown away the way everyone else was. But Such a Rush? Consider me blown to China. Leah was different from other protagonists I...

June 25, 2012
Enjoyable, but Not Sticking

Shadow and Bone was nothing like what I expected. While I was expecting fantasy and a very old-Russian feel, I got so much more magic and adventure and not as much Russian. I'm gonna be honest, I didn't LOVE this book the way many others did. I...

June 25, 2012
Young Adult Fiction
Thought Provoking

After first reading this book, I sat down and wrote a bit about judging and bullying and all kinds of deep meaningful stuff to include in the review. Sitting down again today, I didn't think it was necessary for me to go into that. You're all intelligent people, I don't...

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