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June 03, 2015 (Updated: June 03, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
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4.0
Young Adult Fiction
From Las Vegas, To Paris

YA Contemporary, FINDING PARIS seems to be like the typical road trip book. Awesome heroine? We have Leo. Attractive love interest? Yes, there is Max. Road trip? Yep, this one is to Los Angeles from Las Vegas. A romance? Definitely, and a delicious one actually. But this book is more...

June 02, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
What If...?

Have you ever made mistakes so bad that you wish you could go back and fix them? Well, that is the case of Luke Eric. With red dices inherited from his friendly psychiatrist, Luke is able to go back in time to fix three mistakes. His first mistake? He has...

June 01, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Mystery and More

TANGLED WEBS is the first book of the TANGLED WEBS series. YA Historical Fiction and Romance, the book is perfectly acceptable to read as a standalone. Set in London of 1725, this story surprisingly doesn't have steampunk elements (read: futuristic tech) and reads more like a novel of espionage. Recommended...

May 31, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Tomboy Is Still A Girl

ON THE FENCE shares some minor characters with THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. Written by the same author, the wonderful Kasie West, this romance novel brings a lot of drama (as usual) and more sparks of attraction. Our narrator and friendly tomboy, Charlie (Charlotte Reynolds), gets a speeding ticket more times...

May 30, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
It Is A Four Letter Word

YA Contemporary Romance, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES isn't the easiest story to read. Suicide isn't an easy topic, and when I think about it, my mother's old words come into mind. "Just shake it off," she would say to me. "Go out and walk in the park. Realize...

May 30, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Follow The Yellow Brick Road.

DOROTHY MUST DIE is set in the same place as the children's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Most people would immediately recall the classic tale of another world with bright colors and forget the Kansas of brown, white, and gray. The books aren't set in the same time. In...

May 29, 2015 (Updated: May 29, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Sass Talks...

YA Contemporary and Chick-lit, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US majorly focuses on a sweet and blossoming romance between Caymen Meyers of the lower class and Alexander "Xander" Spence of the upper class. Though this cheesy tale has been told many times over and over again, somehow Kasie West manages to make...

May 29, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
In The Future...

Rook, the word on the title, has nothing to do with chess as one might think. It is likely refers to the bird, thus the feathers on the cover. The feathers are dipped in red paint, which completely explains the color and appearance of it. The book is set in...

May 27, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Prepare The Tissues

Please note that there are some spoilers in this review. Schizophrenia is never an easy disease. It eats away the mind, and it is simply horrifying. It is like a parasite, eating people (their souls) from inside out. From the brief Internet search, it seems Leah...

May 26, 2015 (Updated: May 26, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Dark Tale

AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is the first book of the series. Although there are no substantial evidence that this will be a trilogy, one can certainly hope. The second book is apparently being picked up by the publisher, and it seems we'll be getting more of Laia and Elias....

May 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Music + Romance

YA Contemporary, JESSE'S GIRL is perfect as a standalone. The title of the book totally reminds me of a song I frequently hear on the radio. "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield. Although there is a difference between Jessie and Jesse, I can't help but be intrigued by the similarity. Anyway,...

May 13, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
All In the Mind... Or Is It Really?

THE BODY ELECTRIC makes a lot of references to Beth Revis' trilogy (ACROSS THE UNIVERSE), and I absolutely love all those easter eggs. It brings back great memories and tempts me into reading those books all over again. Ella Shepherd is desperate to hold onto her...

May 11, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Grief and the Guilt

A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL is the first book I'd ever read from Suzanne Young. I have to admit that I wasn't a big fan of A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, but I'm definitely a fan of THE REMEDY. What can I say? Suzanne Young gets better with time. THE REMEDY is...

May 08, 2015 (Updated: May 08, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Danger, Danger

YA Dystopian, AWAKENING brings a world where everyone is required to use a dreaming machine (called Dreamscape) to sleep. Now, many of us take sleep for granted. Many of us don't have insomnias, parasomnias, hypersomnias, and everything in between. But I find Duffy's approach greatly interesting. I'd seen hunger, water,...

May 06, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Dangerous Project

YA Mystery with an excellent touch of suspense, THE STELLOW PROJECT is a story of Lilah Stellow who is running from a storm. Once she has taken shelter with Flori (her younger sister) at her father's cabin and the storm dies away, a lot of drama follows. Lilah is desperate...

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