Reviews written by Jennifer Howard McCoy

108 results - showing 76 - 90
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ordering
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...

108 results - showing 76 - 90
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Powered by JReviews

Latest Book Listings Added

A Thousand Questions
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Set against the backdrop of Karachi, Pakistan, Saadia Faruqi’s tender...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Second in a new series about a bright and determined...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
There's a chill in the air and frost on the...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Disney’s classic animated films come to life in the latest...
Fence: Striking Distance
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The boys of Kings Row bout with drama, rivalry, and...
Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
From the author/illustrator team behind The Snatchabook comes a book-filled...
The Glass Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #2)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Once Upon a Time meets Game of Thrones in...
Skyhunter (Skyhunter, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A broken world. An overwhelming evil. A team of...
Finding Balance
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Jase Ellison doesnt remember having acute lymphocytic leukemia when...
Be a Voter!: 450 Stickers for Democracy
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Get out the vote! It’s...
I Believe In You
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A charming picture book that inspires confidence, boosts self-esteem, and...
Breathless
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
From Jennifer Niven, the #1 New York Times bestselling...
Of Thorns and Beauty (Twisted Pages Book 1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
You think you know the tale as old time,...
The Verity
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
When being eaten alive is the least of your...
Meanwhile
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Celebrate 10 years of this completely original graphic novel take...
Grant Beagan: The Finder's Code
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
He’s just an ordinary teenager who likes astronomy, video games,...

Latest Member Reviews

A Thousand Questions
 
5.0
"A THOUSAND QUESTIONS is a heartfelt contemporary middle grade that transports the reader to Pakistan. Mimi is 11 years old..."
 
5.0
"Beautiful book. This book is beautiful inside and out. That's the first thing a reader will notice. The artwork is..."
 
5.0
"So cute, and just in time for Christmas! This book had me at bears. From the front cover in,..."
 
5.0
"So much fun. Disney Block is a board book for any age of Disney fan. Whether you're with a kid..."
Focused
 
4.0
"!"
Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell
 
4.5
"PIRATE NELL'S TALE TO TELL is a charming picture book about Nell, who has always dreamed of being a pirate...."
I Believe In You
 
5.0
"I BELIEVE IN YOU is a delightfully encouraging book with bright colors and a charming story. While the main text..."
Fisher- Price Fun in the Jungle: Explore, Touch, and Feel
 
4.5
"FUN IN THE JUNGLE is an adorable board book great for infants and young toddlers who are exploring the world..."
Glitter Globes: The Night Before Christmas
 
4.5
"THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS modifies the original poem to be more modern and easily understood by young children. The classic..."
The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit (The Magic Misfits, #4)
 
5.0
"THE FOURTH SUIT is a fantastically magical finale. Ridley begins with a inventor's fair which she is entering with the..."
Duck and Penguin Do Not Like Sleepovers
 
4.0
"DUCK AND PENGUIN DO NOT LIKE SLEEPOVERS is an overall cute book about two stuffed animals whose owners are BFFs..."
Fussy Flamingo
 
4.5
"FUSSY FLAMINGO is an adorable fictional tale about a flamingo named Lola that doesn't want to eat shrimp. Instead, her..."
Give It! (Moneybunny Books)
 
4.0
"GIVE IT! introduces the simple concept of charity as well as being thoughtful about money purchases. Chummy and his Gran..."
Little Snowflake
 
5.0
"LITTLE SNOWFLAKE is a delightful story that explains the water cycle through the eyes of a small snowflake. Tiny drops..."
Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide
 
5.0
"ROOM ON THE BROOM PUSH-PULL-SLIDE is a delightfully interactive board book sure to enchant toddlers and preschoolers. A witch is..."
Stanley's Fire Engine
 
5.0
"STANLEY'S FIRE ENGINE is an adorable picture book that follows a day in the life of Stanley the Firefighter. Stanley..."
Shelly Struggles to Shine (The Derby Daredevils, #2)
 
4.5
"SHELLY STRUGGLES TO SHINE is a great middle grade read that follows the struggle of individuality and feeling like you..."
Thanks a Ton! (A Hello!Lucky Book)
 
5.0
"THANKS A TON! is filled to the brim with bright colors, rhymes, animals, and gratitude. While an elephant has a..."
Wild Week
 
4.0
"WILD WEEK is a cute board book that features an animal on each day of the week, doing something in..."
Peppermint Post
 
5.0
"PEPPERMINT POST is an adorable new story about Christmas and Santa. The Peppermint Post is the busiest post office in..."