Reviews written by Tara Gonzalez

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December 22, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Thoughtful, heartbreaking contemp

Ahh, The Beginning of After seriously made me tear up. I probably would have cried too, if I hadn’t read the entirety of it in very public places – between classes and before work. The Beginning of After such an intensely emotional book and I just felt like curling up...

December 22, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Hobbitsies Reviews: Stunning and glamourous, wonderful follow-up

Beautiful Days is an absolutely dazzling book – page after page of glamour and drama. I felt transported to the 1920s whilst reading it. I was Letty, I was Cordelia, I was Astrid – I was wearing sequined dresses and going out to night clubs every night and flying in...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Hobbitsies Reviews: Hilarious, ridiculous, yet strangely relatable

Bad Taste in Boys is utterly hilarious. It sort of reminded me of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. Carrie Harris knows she’s writing about a book zombies infecting a high school and how silly (but awesome) it all sounds, and therefore, she didn’t write the book to be all serious and...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Cute, fun, with a fresh voice

I was very much looking forward to Babe in Boyland for several reasons. Number one being journalism. As the former Editor-in-Chief of my high school newspaper, I am total newspaper geek. Seriously. How could I not be? And high school newspapers are almost never featured in YA books. Why is...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Guaranteed to make your day SO much better

Awkward by Marni Bates is one of those books that you read and think, “WHY didn’t I read this sooner?” See the girl on the cover? That was me throughout all of Awkward – I was a giggly, squealing mess because I was having so much fun. I was giggling...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Amazing and intense, very fast-paced

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick was absolutely FANTASTIC. It was all kinds of creepy and gruesome and horrifying and utterly riveting, and even a bit romantic in certain parts. You might look at the 480 page count of Ashes and be deterred. But let me just say...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Unbelievably engrossing

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons kind of snuck up on me with how freaking good it is. I wasn’t sure I was going to get around to Article 5 for a while, but then I offered to trade it to someone, so I kind of had to pick it up....

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Hobbitsies Reviews: Heartbreaking and beautiful

SO. FREAKING. GOOD. What, you need more? Seriously, though. I was a bit wary of A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young – angels, right? Borrrring – except for a few (Unearthly! Mercy! etc). But Suzanne Young’s “angels” aka the Forgotten – seriously badass and original concept....

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Best Book I Read in 2010

Anna and the French Kiss has been hyped beyond belief in the book blogging community. Sometimes hype turns out to be really right, and sometimes it ends up letting me down. Either way, I knew I had to buy Anna and the French Kiss the day it came out. There...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Wonderful story of loss, adventure, and growing up

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour was awesome. It wasn’t my favourite book of 2010 (not that I could pick one, honestly), but it was great. First off – if you’re going to get Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, buy the actual copy! I didn’t buy a kindle...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Not the best, still so good

Along for the Ride is a story about Auden, a girl who is in the midst of the seemingly predictable summer before her first semester of college. Auden has lived with her control-freak college professor mother her entire life, and in order to get away from her mother and the...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Wonderful story with a bittersweet ending

I am such a huge fan of witches. I know I say this all the time in reviews, but seriously, they blow vampires and werewolves and all of that other stuff out of the water. Especially when they’re written in an original and interesting way. Just like in Once a...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Better than Legacy

MAN I loved Allegiance by Cayla Kluver. I mean, I liked Legacy, the first book, a lot, but so much epic happened in Allegiance that my mind was blown. Especially with how it all ended up, I was like WHAT I never saw any of this coming. ...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Hobbitsies Reviews: Seriously addicting

I’ll admit – I was totally not expecting to love The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams as much as I did. I’m not usually a fan of reincarnation stories – it usually involves soul mates and blahness that I’m just not a fan of BUT. BUT. The Alchemy of...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Hilarious, fun, and relatable

Adorkable by Sarra Manning isn’t available in the US. But Adorkable is available on Kindle, hint hint. Yes, I am telling you to go buy Adorkable before I even tell you my thoughts because that’s how good it is. I bought Adorkable for my kindle cause I...

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