Reviews written by Trista Roddick

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March 17, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fell in love

When a beast starts attacking people in the Kingdom of Eurona, a declaration is sent to all its citizens. Join the hunt, kill the beast, marry the princess. Princess Aerity always thought she would marry for love but she knows her duty to the kingdom and will abide by her...

February 22, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Addicting sci-fi

All Solara Brooks wanted was passage to the outer realm but to get that, she must become the indentured servant yo spoiled Doran Spaulding for the duration of the trip. Circumstances land them on a vessel named the Banshee instead of their spaceliner, the Zenith, and Solara and Doran are...

February 03, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Review: Encore to an Empty Room

The sequel to Exile finds Dangerheart and Summer struggling with the band’s sudden rise to fame while still trying to solve the mystery of the lost songs from Caleb’s father. The fact that the band she’s managing is finding success should mean great things for Summer but she finds herself...

February 03, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Review: Sword & Verse

When Raisa was a child, her village was raided and she was kidnapped and enslaved. Forced to work in the palace as a cleaner, a job she’s becoming too old for, she finds herself with the chance to become the new Tutor-in-training when the previous one is to be executed...

February 03, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Review: Revenge and the Wild

Westie lives in Rogue City, a place full of magical creatures. and humans living together. She lost her arm as a child after her family was attacked by cannibals on the wagon trail and adopted by infamous inventor Nigel Butler as she was the only survivor. Now, nine years later,...

January 30, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Great mythology!

Seventeen year old Lea Saldana is a skilled assassin, a member of one of the nine families in the kingdom of Lovero who are paid to kill in the name of the Goddess who keeps them safe from the ghosts that roam outside their borders. Their motto has always been...

January 10, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Each new book brings a new favourite character

Nick Merrick is under a lot of pressure. His grades at school, the family business, perfecting the ‘I’ve got it all together’ persona so he doesn’t give brother Michael anything more to worry about. Add in interest from his girlfriend Quinn’s dance partner, and Nick is about to break. ...

January 10, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Murder mystery with a twist

I really enjoyed the Elementals series by Brigid Kemmerer so I was excited to read a new series that would be just as filled with characters I would love and relationships that were just as much fun to read about and were very relatable. I was also a little hesitant...

January 10, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Slow placed but still captivating

An alternate history story of World War 2 where women are eligible to be drafted after a court ruling. Front Lines follows three young women as they enlist, each for her own reasons, rather than wait to see if they get drafted: Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schultermann. Rio...

January 04, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fantastic!

In the Kingdom of Ravenspire, Lorelei is the crown princess and a fugitive ever since Queen Irina murdered her father and stole the throne. Lorelei is determined to get revenge and, with her brother and her father’s most trusted guard at her side, she has a plan to kill the...

January 04, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Slow but addicting

Etta Spencer is a violin prodigy about to make her big debut. It all goes wrong when she’s suddenly torn away from the world she knows and she finds herself in the past. She learns she has legacy, the ability to travel through time, and a family known as the...

January 04, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Touching but with some problems

Being Jonathan Tart’s little sister used to be a good thing, the kind of label that offered protection in high school. Now, a year and a half after he got behind the wheel of a car while he was drunk and killed his best friend, being his little sister means...

December 08, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Didn't pull me in

A year ago, Mattie and Kris walked away from it all. They walked away from popularity, from so-called friends, from Jolene. It was just them. Now, senior year finds Mattie wanting to experiences things again. It all starts with the bonfire, then a party at Bella’s house, and suddenly, everything...

December 08, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wasn't for me

Every birthday Ashley Perkins gets a present from her grandmother that she doesn’t want. It’s a card that always contains a the promise of something good – new clothes, a car, shopping in Paris – under the condition that she loses weight. Ashley’s never really had a problem with the...

December 08, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fun to read

Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll...

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