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September 13, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Stepsibling Romance

Did I Mention I Love You? is the first book in the DIMILY trilogy. That trilogy's name will be the death of me. I intensely dislike acronyms. It involves caps lock and/or the shift. But let's get back on track here. Eden has dreams of LA's wonderfulness....

September 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Paranormal

Colina is running away from some dangerous people. After her family was mercilessly massacred by a mysterious group of people, Colina lives on as the sole survivor to the horror. The book itself reveals Colina's background slowly, letting the readers adjust to what she has experienced. I myself am not...

August 29, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Myths & More

Even though I'm Asian, it doesn't mean I'm Korean. (And I'm not Korean.) I have no idea if the legends and myths and facts and language stated in GILDED are accurate. (I could do a quick Google search. From the looks of some sites, there is a Korean demigod named...

August 29, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Percy, Percy, Percy

Umm... Percy Jackson? I love you. Okay, I had to get that out of my system. (Readers, ignore my moment of weakness. I'm going to declare my undying love for this boy.) But seriously, I love you, Percy Jackson. You're the best and the most awesome demigod...

August 22, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
...Blackmail

BLACKMAIL BOYFRIEND is an adorable piece of work. Two characters from different economical backgrounds unexpectedly meet because of sheer dumb luck (and the plot). Haley Patterson is the daughter of a local and small business owner who does landscaping (gardening). Bryce Colton comes from a rich family with heaps of...

August 16, 2015 (Updated: August 16, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Viva La Revolucion!

The stakes are even higher now. With more than ten lives relying on Silver Blackthorne, Silver knows that she has to be good. No, she has to be better, sly as a fox. She has to avoid the Kingsmen, and she has to make sure no one sees her. Or...

August 14, 2015 (Updated: September 20, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Silver

RECKONING, YA Dystopian, stars Silver Blackthorne. She is named for her unusual silver hair. Excellent with technology and unafraid of her government, Silver takes a test (which is called the Reckoning). It determines her as an Offering to the English King. Once there, she realizes that her government is full...

August 13, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Violet and Erica

Am I the only one hoping Violet is actually Erica in blood, body, and DNA? But no, Violet is not Erica. Erica is not Violet. Violet and Erica are two different girls with different backgrounds and traits. Violet is a con artist. Erica is a civilian/student. Violet is the...

August 03, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fake and Real

Virtual reality. An interesting main character. A war in a (sort-of fake) world. S.J. Kincaid's INSIGNIA is similar to THE LEVELLER. I can't help but notice the many parallels between the two books. Both main characters are good at what they do. Tom and Nixy are excellent at tricking people....

July 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not Espionage

THE CONSPIRACY OF US is YA Thriller. It is a curious tale of a dark conspiracy hiding behind the workings of everyday workings. The mysterious, secret, controlling, sexist, power-hungry, and intriguing society of the Circle controls everything they ever want to control. Don't like Obama? Well, the Circle can remove...

July 22, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Impressive

Mental diseases, as I probably said before, is not my favorite thing to witness or read about. Caddie, the main character of DON'T TOUCH, has an anxiety disorder. She doesn't like it whenever she touches someone's skin (actual skin to skin contact) and will have a panic attack when someone...

July 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Is This Real?

There are a few things I always dislike about mental diseases. Some of them are impossible to catch until it is too late. Some of them are so nasty that they seem to pry the life out of patients and their families. They always tear apart people's minds, and LUCID's...

July 11, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Romance + Japanese Myths

I already read INK, which I absolutely adore and love. RAIN doesn't meet my expectations, but STORM certainly hits the right marks. It is darker than INK, and Amanda Sun takes a deeper step into Japanese mythology. I myself have never heard of these gods before (examples include: Amaterasu, Susanoo,...

July 07, 2015 (Updated: July 07, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Kami!

UNMADE is the final book in THE LYNBURN LEGACY. It concludes the story of Kami Glass, Ash Lynburn, and Jared Lynburn. Sorry-in-the-Vale is becoming more and more dangerous by the minute as Rob doesn't bother to hide himself from the rest of the town. Magic is a common occurrence, and...

July 04, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Kami Glass Is My Goddess

UNTOLD is the second book in THE LYNBURN LEGACY. Ash and Jared and Ash's mother are the only ones who will protect the town from evil. However, the Lynburn family is in shambles. Jared and Kami are not having the best friendship, and Rob is getting more and more powerful....

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