Reviews written by Angie F.

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April 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Magic Study

When we last saw Yelena she was fleeing execution in Ixia. Now at the start of Magic Study she’s on her way to study magic and finds her family. While her parents are ecstatic at her return, her brother, Lief, has his suspicions. He’s convinced that she’s a spy for...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Poison Study

Yelena is an ex-acrobat, convicted of murder, the Commanders new food taster, and possibly a strong magician. How’s that for different? I absolutely loved the concept of Poison Study! A food taster, not some supernatural being, just someone meant to check for poisoned meals. Yelena is a strong character, and...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fire Study

I hate to say this, but I was a bit disappointed with this final installment of the Study series. While the previous book was fun, exciting, and action packed, this one was action packed but in an almost boring way. It seems like the characters were just going in circles...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Feast of Fools

There’s a family reunion happening in Morganville, and the guests are most unwelcome. First, Claire’s parents have moved to town, giving her one more thing to worry about. Secondly, Amelie’s father is in town, along with two other vampires, and he’s shaking things up. He may well in fact destroy...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Fault in Our Stars

While I wasn’t blown away by this one as so many other were, I did really enjoy it. I read it through in three sessions, interrupted only by sleep and classes. I didn’t cry which probably makes me a horrible person, especially since I’m a total cry baby, but I...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Farm

A dystopian society caused by vampires? Yes, please! It’s no secret that I’m a little (or a lot) obsessed with vampires, and my love of the Dystopia genre is steadily growing, so it’s no wonder that I loved The Farm! It even has multiple POVs which just adds to my...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
1.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fallen

Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by the amazing books I’ve read this week, or this book really was just bad. I didn’t connect with any of the characters, and found them either irritating (Luce and Daniel) or dull (Cam and Penn). I thought the reform school scenario was an interesting change...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Fade Out

In this seventh installment, things are looking up for our friends in Morganville. Bishop’s gone. Michael’s got a major gig and the possibility of a record deal. Eve’s been cast in the town play and picked up a new friend, Kim. Shane’s finally got himself a job and no one...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Eve & Adam

Eve & Adam certainly starts out with a bang! Literally! I was hooked from the very first sentence. Although I was also quite disturbed since Eve’s leg gets ripped clean off, but aside from that, this book is awesome. It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely a great, fun, unique read....

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The DUFF

Bianca Piper is sarcastic, cynical, and has the mouth of a sailor! Seriously, if you’re offended by strong language, especially in YA, then you probably don’t want to read this one. But I definitely appreciated her honesty; she tells things how it is, and doesn’t hold back. She has especially...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Drink, Slay, Love

I can sum up this review in four words and some exclamation points: vampire slayer were-unicorn awesomeness!!! You need more information than that? Well, if you insist… Meet Pearl: 16 years old, vampire, has a taste for mint chocolate chip ice cream, and doesn’t believe in unicorns....

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Don't Breathe a Word

Don’t Breathe a Word is certainly something different when it comes to YA Contemporaries. First, the main character, Joy, suffers from an extreme case of asthma which had her in and out of hospitals when she was young, and now keeps her mother on high alert for the tiniest speck...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Plot 
 
1.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Divergent

I absolutely loved the idea of factions! It seems like something likely to happen after a major event to put everyone in nice little boxes, and keep order. However, I felt like the factions were just over-exaggerated stereotypes. I had a hard time believing that people would behave that way...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Shatter Me

I’m normally not a fan of the “I did this. Then I did that. Then he did that. And this, that, and the other thing. *insert metaphor here*” type writing style, but I think it worked really well for Shatter Me. Juilette has been in an institution with no social...

April 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Unravel Me

This is the honestly the hardest review I have written. I had no words when I finished reading Unravel Me except for “All of the stars!” because really, this book deserves way more than that measly five. I actually had to sleep on it, to come down from the high...

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