Reviews written by Tara Gonzalez

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

Well, I typed up this very long review of 34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues and then I closed Microsoft Word, whoops. Devastated and what not. Which is kind of how I felt while reading 34 Pieces of You, ironically. Because 34 Pieces of You is...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: A wild ride

I had ridiculously high expectations for The Academie by Susanne Dunlap, and in a weird way it met them, but is also fell flat at the same time. Let me try to explain. The Academie is one wild ride of a book. There’s so much scandal and...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: A creative, exciting ride

Above World by Jenn Reese is one of the most creative books I’ve read in a very long time. I mean, Jenn Reese doesn’t just take the concept of mermaids and tweak it in Above World – she creates this very elaborate futuristic world to set all these creatures with...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Meg Cabot is brilliant as usual

I am a HUGE Meg Cabot fan. I will read anything she writes, really. So whenever she comes out with a new book, ESPECIALLY a new series, I do several jumps for joy. And then hope it doesn’t let me down because I built it up so much in my...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Hobbitsies Reviews: A perfect follow up

It’s not easy to put my love for A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young into words. I really, really liked the first book in this series, A Need So Beautiful, but I wouldn’t say I was jumping over couches (gah that’s such an old and bad reference). ...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Very interesting story, a bit meh romance

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink was completely different than what I was expecting. The concept was super interesting and I really enjoyed the fast paced story, although I never really connected with the characters. I think it’s super hard to create an original and interesting...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Kody Keplinger's best one yet!

Guys, I am such a Kody Keplinger fangirl. I loved The DUFF and I loved Shut Out, and here she is with A Midsummer’s Nightmare, and I think I love it the most! Which is really saying something. What I love most about A Midsummer’s Nightmare is...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Much improved from the first book!

Okay, so I have to admit – while Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley was a fun book, it also kind of drove me nuts. Corrinne was one of the most obnoxious characters I’ve ever read – and she was supposed to be. But Kitsy, one of the characters in...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Hobbitsies Reviews: Very much a middle book

A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies didn’t quite live up to my expectations after reading A Beautiful Dark. Granted, A Beautiful Dark totally wowed me and I loved it, even though I was expecting to hate it. But it took me by surprise! I was hoping to get the same...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Hobbitsies Reviews: Very engrossing

Alright. This is a book about a slightly overdone paranormal sub genre. There’s a love triangle. It sounds like it should be kind of cliche, right? But A Beautiful Dark is actually really very good. Like read 400 pages in one day kind of good. For one...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: a fun story with a helping of cute romance and a side of sadness

I’m not going to lie, I kind of loved 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody. It was a little predictable, yes. But even more than that, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father was cute, fun, giggle-inspiring, and surprisingly moving – I even teared up...

December 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Perfect pick-me-up

7 Clues to Winning You by Kristin Walker is THE PERFECT fun and cute pick-me-up book. I was having a such a terrible day and I picked up 7 Clues to Winning You and I was giggling with minutes. The storyline is hilarious, and surprisingly moving at...

October 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: A fantastic debut with great world building

I had a feeling I would like Skylark by Meagan Spooner from the get go, mainly because of how much Anna Reads liked it. When she gets really excited over a book, I usually enjoy it too! And my gut feeling was right! Skylark grabbed me from...

October 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Crazy and messed up and oh so good

Through to You by Emily Hainsworth is one of those books that you just know is super creepy and wrong, but at the same time you can’t stop reading. I was fascinated and sickened by Through to You. It was beautiful and haunting and just…wrong. I loved...

October 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hobbitsies Reviews: Something different and weird and original and creepy

Review originally posted on my blog http://hobbitsies.net/2012/10/velveteen-by-daniel-marks/

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