Reviews written by Jennifer Howard McCoy

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October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
My first steampunk, Enjoyed all but ending

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard ARC received by Harper Collins via Edelweiss Release Date: 7-24-2012 Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: Macabre, Menacing, and Menacing I had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book because...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
I LOVED THIS!

I was sucked into this book from Chapter 1. The characters were intense and interesting, and I felt like I automatically connected to Jacqueline. She was smart and fun, yet she just found herself in a dangerous situation. And the guys...so swoon-worthy. Lucas comes...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not a huge fan

Slide by Jill Hathaway Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn ARC received by Balzer & Bray (Harper Collins) Release Date: 3-27-2012 The Sisters Say: A breath of fresh air If you have ever found yourself tossed around in a sea of...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Wonderfully told, Haunting

This was a wonderful and brilliant read! It's based on a true story and told in alternating points of view. The times focusing on the building of the fair could get tedious, but it was still interesting to see how such an amazing event in our history took...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Really enjoyed this one

Silver by Talia Vance ARC received from Flux Books via Netgalley Release Date: 9-8-2012 Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: Sizzling, Surreptitious, and Spellbinding “My life is a series of cruel ironies. The pretty girl no one...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Recommend for fans of Juliet Immortal

Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay ARC received from Delacorte BFYR via Edelweiss Release Date: 10-9-2012 Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: Sinister and Sharp Romeo Redeemed is the sequel to Juliet Immortal, only this time, the story is...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Great start and finish, VERY slow middle

Redemption by Veronique Launier ARC received by Flux Books via Netgalley Release Date: 9-8-2012 Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: An twisted tale with a new paranormal creature Redemption started off with a bang, capturing my attention right...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Too many details, but wanted to read for the ending

ARC provided by Delacorte Books for Young Readers via Edelweiss Release Date: 6-12-2012 Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: A riveting end to the Daniel and Luce Saga In Rapture, Daniel, Luce, and the other angels must stop Lucifer...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Plot 
 
1.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not my type of book

Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein ARC received from Entangled Publishing Release Date: 5-8-2012 The Sisters Say: A candid portrait of a teenager’s painful road to self-discovery Pretty Amy is a heart-breaking tale of a teenager’s struggle to climb herself out of the...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Quick, fun read. Good, not great

Otherkin by Nina Berry ARC received by Kensington Teen via LibraryThing Early Reviewers ON SHELVES NOW Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sisters Say: A tantalizing world full of danger and desire Thank you to Kensington Teen and Library Thing...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
My first mermaid book--loved it!

Review to be posted on the YA Sisterhood Blog http://ya-sisterhood.blogspot.com/ At first I was skeptical about a “mermaid book” because the idea of a fin kind of creeps me out—don’t laugh; but I figured I would give this one a try. I am so...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Grotesque but Beautiful! I loved this book! Very Poe like!

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin ARC received from Harper Collins via Edelweiss Release Date: 4-24-2012 Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn The Sister’s Say: Macabre, Mind-blowing, and Masterful From the first page of this novel, I was gripped,...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Grotesque and Gripping

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown ARC received by Delacorte Books for Young Readers via Netgalley Release Date: 6-12-12 Reviewed by: Jennifer McCoy The Sisters Say: Seductive, Sinister, and Spine-tingling Where you ever afraid to go into the water when...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Good for MG, not really YA

Haven Terra is the stereotypical high school girl who is constantly overlooked. In fact, everything about her is ordinary—other than her name, “Haven” (which I love). She is the smart girl in class who is afraid to give the correct answer because she hates being labeled the brainiac,...

October 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not the book for me

After reading Hemlock, I find myself stuck in Limbo, not really able to decide how I feel about it. I am not particularly fond of werewolves, but after seeing the gorgeous cover, I was hoping that this book would change my mind. What did...

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