Reviews written by Margie Cortina

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July 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A phenomenal modern-day mythology retelling must read!

Everneath is a phenomenal modern-day mythology retelling of Persephone and Hades story. (Hades, the god of the underworld who viciously kidnapped Persephone to make her his queen. You can read more about the myth here.) I actually read this book in March, and until now, I had not...

July 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Charming and full of memorable characters!

Belles just flows; it is heart warming and promising - Jen Calonita just kept on giving me more and more, charming me with wonderful memorable characters and amazing scenes! Isabelle Scott, aka Izzie, is trying to keep her little family together ever since her mother passed...

July 11, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Supernaturally stupendous!

I had been anxiously waiting on the release for Fated after having read The Immortal Series and the Riley Bloom Series. I was also trying to keep my expectations on an average level since The Immortal Series was a bit up and down for me (I have issues with book...

July 07, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A wonderful, well-written and entertaining book!

What a wonderful, well-written and entertaining book! I love it when an author is able to write a book with more than one characters point of view - and in this story, we get FOUR of them! Four realistic characters that are fun, quirky and ambitious. And Elizabeth Eulberg...

July 06, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A must read for all tweens/teens!

Such a strong and empowering little book. Keep Holding On is a story that was written from the heart and should be on ever tween and teen's mandatory to-be-read pile! Keep Holding On is about Noelle, a teen who is being neglected by her mother and...

June 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Read how the secrets unfold, the perfect summer read!

Belles just flows; it is heart warming and promising - Jen Calonita just kept on giving me more and more, charming me with wonderful memorable characters and amazing scenes! Isabelle Scott, aka Izzie, is trying to keep her little family together ever since her mother passed...

June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Highly recommended slurp-worthy read!

Slurp! That's how much I enjoyed this book! Yes, I am going to admit to it right now, this book really reminded me of Twilight. I'm not sure if it was Twi-inspired or anything, but since I am a huge Twi-fan, I definitely do not mind having another story...

June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
A mesmerizing world! A definite must read!

I have to admit right now that I am not a big fan of high fantasy books, my expectations of them are always too high - the world building and characters have to capture me within the first few pages - I need to be able to picture and feel...

May 25, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
A Sweet Refreshing and Heartfelt book for all ages!

I truly wish that I had been able to read Hound Dog True as a child. Linda Urban's writing is sweet and refreshing, heartfelt and insightful - a book for all ages to read, experience and be inspired by. Mattie has one week to adjust before becoming...

May 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
This book made me fall in love with fairy-tale stories all over again!

I do love my fairy-tale stories and when I come across a retelling of not one fairy-tale, but a few of my favorites all entwined into one book - it is a must read for me! And because of that, I am going to have high expectations for it -...

May 08, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
A great intro book for a new Middle Grade series!

All middle grade readers will definitely love this new series! Such a fun and quirky book that starts with us meeting our narrator, Derek the Ghost. We get to know a little about Derek and how/why he is a ghost... and then he introduces us to what we...

May 08, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
This book should be in every classroom/school!

Sometimes, a book that is so very well written and entertaining, needs no introduction nor words... every kid out there should read this book! This book, and eventually series, should be in every classroom/school! The story is narrated by a disgruntled janitor from Kingscross University; the...

May 03, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Slide will capture you right from the start!

This book is like no other that I have read - the ability to 'slide' into someone else's mind and see what they are thinking, doing - kind of like 'walking in someone else's shoes' - is a brilliant story-line. Within the first few pages, we are...

May 03, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Adventure, love triangle, suspense!

A forbidden secret library. Adventure. A love triangle. Suspense. The quest to find the ingredients to the elixir of life... What an amazing prequel to Mary Shelley's classic, Frankenstein - Victor is your typical 15 year old teen boy, everything seems to be fun and...

May 03, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Must Read for all girls/women!

Pretty Amy was not what I expected - and that is such a good thing! I expected the story to be lighter and fun, and again, I am so happy that I was wrong. Amy's story is not dark, it may be slightly depressing and sad -...

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