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September 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wow! What if Vampires won WWII

Becoming Darkness takes a new spin on alternative history. In this reality, Nazis unleashed a powerful virus during the height of WWII. While the virus killed most of the human population it left behind 200 million newly turned vampires. One of those vampires? Hitler. The people who find themselves...

August 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Even Better than the First!

An excellent 2nd book in The Mapmakers Trilogy; I loved this one even more than the first book. In The Golden Specific, S.E Grove builds a more intricate storyline. Sophia is still searching for her parents but there is an added twist. The book catches you...

August 23, 2015 (Updated: August 23, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fun Read

Retellings of fairy tales have always been my favorite. That is what’s great with fairytales. Throughout history they change and transform to match society and culture. Dark retellings always catch my eye first. The Brothers Grimm were dark story tellers and then centuries later Disney came along and lightened...

August 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
A Can't Miss Adventure

I am a big fan of history and looking at old maps. I love the epic trilogies that include the origins of the land and map out the settings. I also love alternative universe and history storylines. This debut novel from S.E. Grove brings together everything! The Glass...

July 21, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Unique Read for Fall

The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett is disturbing and amazing ride. Reminiscent of Orphan Black, The Unquiet deals with tough topics including morality and ethics. As a reader, you are forced to unravel each layer of the book to see what really is hidden underneath. Imagine a world where you...

July 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
An Important Read

What We Saw took me by surprise. There are a lot of feelings wrapped up in this story. It brings out sadness, compassion, anger, and even a little fear. What makes this an even more thrilling and scary read is the fact that the entire story was inspired...

July 19, 2015 (Updated: July 19, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fun for Summer

The second and final book in The Perfectionist duology by Sara Shepard does not disappoint. Reminiscent of the Pretty Little Liars, this duology is perfect for the summer, a day out in the sun, or curled up in an air-conditioned room with a blanket. It is an easy book...

July 15, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Powerful Read

Every Ugly Word is one of those books that makes you think and reflect. While it is an easy read, it deals with very important themes and issues. It is one of those books every teenager should read. It is one of those books that you just have...

July 02, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Fun Time Travel Read

I love time travel- From Dr. Who, Back to the Future, Sliders, and Quantum Leap! The Edge of Forever does not disappoint! Melissa E. Hurst does a phenomenal job creating a story you just don’t want to put down. The Edge of Forever is told...

June 18, 2015
Young Adult Fiction
So Many Feels

Every Last Word is a truly beautiful book and it definitely is on the top of the list for contemporary books. This book touches on some really serious topics like anxiety disorders and mental illness, but I thought that Tamara Ireland Stone did it beautifully. The...

June 17, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Don't Shut off the Lights

Sometimes secrets are harmless, sometimes they are fun, but other times, secrets can be dangerous. The Dogs is a creepy thriller that explores the effects of trauma, paranoia, and fear. It deals with themes of friendship, bullies, growing up, domestic violence and mental illness. ...

June 15, 2015 (Updated: June 15, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Zombie Filled Roller Coaster Ride

I love a great zombie story. I love the suspense, the anticipation of danger on every page. What I like best of all, is that zombie stories, at the heart- question who are the real monsters. Are they the moaning groaning dead that search out the living? Or...

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Even Better Than the First!

Perfectly paced, and well written, The Death Code surpasses The Murder Complex. The Death Code moves at a fast pace and it kept this reader on the edge of her seat. The chapters are short which help make the plot move along as the narration changes between Meadow and...

May 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Dark, Lyrically, and Emotional

The Tightrope Walkers is a beautifully written story. The descriptions and dialect help bring the characters to life. At times the writing is almost lyrical. You smell the shipyard; hear the shipyard and the even feel the grim beneath your feet. The description is the highlight of the entire story....

May 21, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Captain Hook as You Never Seen Him Before!

Fans of Once Upon a Time will rejoice with the retelling of Peter Pan in Lisa Jensen’s Alias Hook. Lisa Jensen creates a very unique take on the story of Peter Pan and Neverland. In this book, Hook is the hero while Pan is an evil...

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