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September 07, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Speak up

What I Loved: From the beginning, this dystopian series has stood out to me as one centered on character rather than action (not that there isn't plenty of action and exciting scenes!). Yes, Eva and Addie are fighting against widespread mistreatment, propaganda, and discrimination. But more importantly, they're...

August 29, 2014 (Updated: December 11, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Carranam, or how to break your heart in 565 pages

What I Loved: ROWAN. MANON. WYVERNS. ROWAN. AEDION. MAGIC. ROWAN. Okay, now that I’ve got the shouting out of the way, we can get down to the review. So you know how I’m always blabbering on about characters and how character-driven stories are my favorite and that all...

June 22, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Unsaid words are powerful

What I Loved: Even days after finishing IF YOU FIND ME, I find it difficult to figure out how exactly I feel about this novel. It's at once challenging and heartbreaking and an important story for anyone to read. There are many elements that give this...

June 22, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Time to join the No Drama Prom-a Crew

What I Loved: Sometimes you just really need something light and fun and adorable and ASK AGAIN LATER really delivers on that front. The characters are what sold me immediately on this book. Heart LaCoeur has a witty narrative voice that pulls you into her...

May 06, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Water tells a story

What I Liked: I expected MEMORY OF WATER to be as action-packed as the other dystopian novels I've read before. What I got was a character-driven novel that makes the reader think and question what we do with this Earth. The writing itself mirrors water in...

May 06, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Pop-tarts are the modern world's greatest treasure

What I Liked: The premise of AFTER THE END immediately hooked me. A dystopian-that-isn't? A girl out to discover the truth about her community that's been isolated from the world since 1984? A fake WWIII? All of these are ingredients for a fascinating read. Narrated...

May 06, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Political machinations

What I Liked: I haven't seen many YA novels covering the Middle East, so I was intrigued by THE TYRANT'S DAUGHTER. I particularly enjoyed how this novel doesn't take place in a specific country. It was an interesting choice for the author to make, but the story still...

March 26, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautiful, privileged, damaged

What I Liked: I honestly can't believe I've never read an E. Lockhart book before. WE WERE LIARS made me want to go out and buy everything she's ever written. I have to start off with this: go into this novel blind. I know how...

March 26, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
The aliens DON'T come in peace

What I Liked: MIDNIGHT CITY is a fast-paced, action-packed novel that races from one scene to the next. Danger runs high as our heroes navigate a world crawling with aliens bent on dominating every last human on Earth. You can tell that the author is a screenwriter. Every scene...

March 26, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Revenge is a dish best served cold

What I Liked: Josin L. McQuein has solidified herself as a fresh voice in YA. I read and loved ARCLIGHT for its unique world and heart-pounding action. PREMEDITATED has a very different feel, but the same strong characterization and fast pace that I've come to associate with this author...

March 04, 2014 (Updated: March 04, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Assassins and magic and murder, oh my!

What I Loved: As a fantasy fan, I'm ashamed to say that this is my first foray into Leah Cypess's work. DEATHSWORN is a great place to start, though. I was immediately drawn into the world of the assassins in their dark, twisting caves and the Master who sees...

February 10, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Swoons all around

What I Loved: It's impossible to write a Kasie West review without exclaiming over how compulsively readable her books are. I raced through PIVOT POINT and found myself doing the same with SPLIT SECOND. There's something so natural about West's writing style that makes it seem like...

January 28, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Ana incarnate

What I Loved: From the first page, the Newsouls series grabbed my attention. The world of oldsouls, and one newsoul, was immediately intriguing. Moral complexities abound and Ana's journey to conquer her own insecurities and change the world was compelling. Infinite brings everything to a head, with...

December 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A sassy gothic of the highest caliber

After reading the first book in the Lynburn Legacy series, I was completely enamored with the characters and the world. I was so eager to jump back into the mysteries surrounding the Lynburn family, and Untold does not disappoint as a follow-up to the first book. The...

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