Reviews written by Ellie, Assistant Promotions Manager

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March 22, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A tangle of lies

What I Loved: Paula Stokes does a fabulous job at making unlikeable characters readable. I didn't ever come to like Max, Parvati, or Preston, but you don't have to like characters to be interested in their story and I was definitely interested. The strongest...

March 09, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Here there be dragons

What I Loved: While readers met a few other half-dragons in SERAPHINA, I was dying to meet them all. Rachel Hartman delivered with SHADOW SCALE. Seraphina has to gather the half-dragons she's only seen in her mind together to protect her beloved country and her...

March 09, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Princess, spy, leader

What I Loved: Jodi Meadows blew me away with her Newsoul trilogy (go pick it up, people!). I never thought she could've topped such a relatable heroine and unique setting, but she proved me wrong with THE ORPHAN QUEEN. There are familiar fantasy elements here:...

March 03, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Romance, magic, and more

What I Loved: I loved this book. LOVED IT. I already want to reread it and I just put it down a week ago. I loved the world-building so much. There are so many different forces at play in this world and the way they all...

February 22, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
To kill with a single touch

What I Loved: The Sin Eater's Daughter intrigued me starting with just the title itself. Who was the Sin Eater? What does that even mean? Once I found out what the Sin Eater does, I was hooked. There are elements of this story's world that...

January 07, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A spiraling obsession

What I Loved: I’m going to start off by saying this isn’t a book for everyone. I have a feeling it will be pretty polarizing in the reviews: you either hate it or love it. When I started the first story about the cave girl, I thought I was...

December 14, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A toast to youth and vampires and rebellion

What I Loved: Cat Winters excels at creating an atmospheric novel. I was so drawn into her world and the time period that I found myself feeling just as frustrated and trapped as the women in the story. It makes my blood boil to think about all of the...

December 14, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
An object in motion stays in motion

What I Loved: Falling Into Place is a contemporary novel I've had my eye on since its release, so I'm glad I finally picked it up and read it. I can see why readers have been praising it and the author as a fresh new voice in contemporary YA....

December 13, 2014 (Updated: December 14, 2014)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A mock-and-roll lifestyle

What I Loved: This series has enchanted me from the beginning and Unmade is no different. Kami is such a great heroine. It's so refreshing to see a female character with such agency. She wants to save her town and her loved ones, so she...

December 13, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Water, water, everywhere but...

What I Loved: I've heard nothing but good things about Not A Drop To Drink and the reviews were right: this is a story you don't want to miss. What sets this novel apart from other dystopian/apocalyptic novels is its tone. Often these kinds of stories...

October 29, 2014
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
The total sum of who we are

What I Loved: It’s rare to find a series that gets so much better with each book, but good god, is His Fair Assassin one of them. I enjoyed Gravy Mercy, but for some reason, it took me a while to move forward with the series and start Dark...

October 16, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening

What I Loved: I had a hard time putting into words my love for The Dream Thieves. I’m facing the same problem with BLLB. How can I express how much I utterly adore Blue and her boys? Because seriously…I LOVE THEM. So in a similar fashion, instead of trying...

September 07, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Don't eat the pomegranate

What I Loved: In ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS, the story of Cass and Maia, the mothers, was left mostly a mystery. DIRTY WINGS provides the backstory of how the two girls came together and how they ended up where they did. The writing is just as...

September 07, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Transfer, initiate, son, traitor

What I Loved: Ever since I saw Divergent in theaters, I've wanted to get back into this world. Four is my favorite character of the series, so I was excited at the chance to explore his backstory. With the first story, we begin to understand...

September 07, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
What is your judgement?

What I Loved: I devoured Michael Grant's Gone series, so when I heard he was publishing a new one, I was very excited to read it. MESSENGER OF FEAR is a promising start to a new fantasy/paranormal story. The story grab's the reader's attention and keeps one turning the...

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