Reviews written by Jennifer Howard McCoy

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November 25, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Interesting but slow at times

Inbetween by Tara Fuller Arc received by: Entangled Teen via Netgalley Release Date: 8-28-2012 Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: Romantic and Resplendent If you were to ask most people where they want to go when they die, their...

November 25, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Enjoyable world, Sweet Romance

Gravity by Melissa West eARC received from Entangled Publishing Available NOW! Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: Gripping and Grotesque--with a hint of romance! I had been looking forward to reading Gravity since I first read the blurb months and months...

November 08, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Dangerous and Passionate!

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger Published by: Simon Pulse, ARC received via trade Release Date: 3-5-2012 Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: A tempest of turmoil, treachery and tethered loyalties In a world full of gales, tempests,...

November 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Sweet and Sincere, A wonderful love story

I really love Stephanie Perkins. She knows just how to write amazing contemporary love stories that will leave you smiling. Anna and the French Kiss is stunning--a poignant portrayal of the pains and triumphs true love must conquer. I love the setting of...

November 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
I loved it

In City of Lost Souls, there'll be hell to pay The Shadowhunters' world is in disarray. The reality is blurred between friends and foes, And in this game of hmmm....love? anything goes. For Jace is lost and his will is on loan And...

November 04, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Loved it!

I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan, and Coraline is my favorite of his! When I was teaching 7th graders, we would read this during Halloween just as a fun-time book. The kids loved it--and they especially loved acting out the parts with the rats. ...

November 04, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Perfect! One of the best of 2012!

I am always looking for the next book that is going to blow me away, and Shadow and Bone has done it! I was transfixed by the Grisha world. It was unique and completely different than anything I have ever read, and from Chapter...

November 04, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Brilliant Insight into Warner

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi Published by HarperTeen Release Date: Ebook Available Now Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: Dark and Despondent, A chilling look into Warner’s world If I could just list all the quotes that broke my heart instead...

November 02, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Utterly Fantastic!

Oh My Gods. So….I find myself thinking about anomalies, phenomena—things that you wouldn’t think are possible. Like, Lightning striking in the same place twice The flap of a butterflies wings causing an earthquake ...

November 02, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Romance with a psychological twist!

Renegade by J.A. Souders ARC received from Tor/Forge Release Date: 11-13-2012 Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: Hypnotizing., Harrowing and Hot. “My life is just about perfect.” ARC, pg. 11 Tantalizingly creepy and lusciously seductive, J.A. Souder’s...

October 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
So Sweet!

Before I read this book, if someone mentioned contemporary to me, I was always like, "meh." But then Stephanie Perkins opened my eyes with Lola!!! I loved this book! It was light-hearted and full of fun and romance. I'm not one for the tear...

October 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
One of my faves of 2012

One word. Amazing. Another word. Captivating. An even better word. Seductive. I was completely swept away by Sweet Evil--which is great because it's another book I can reread, but it sucks becauseI have to wait an entire year for the next...

October 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
I love Assassins!

Grave Mercy is a chilling masterpiece that will bring you face to face with death. I was blown away by Robin LeFevers debut novel, and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us in the future! Grave Mercy is completely original, following Ismae,...

October 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fun, Quick Read

It's nice when you read a book and discover an aspect of fantasy that you had not read before. I've read about vampires, wizards, werewolves and all those other fantasy creatures that inundate the young adult paranormal genre, but I had never read about pixies. Carrie Jones creates an entertaining...

October 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Embrace is a must-read for lovers of paranormal romance! I was swept away by the characters, both good and evil! 5 reason count-down for why you HAVE to read Embrace! 5.)There is no down-time! Jessica Shirvington jumps straight to the action, and it just...

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