Reviews written by G Donald Cribbs

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July 29, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A powerful, soul-changing book. A must read.

Once I started, I couldn't stop until it was finished and thrumming in my hands. Actually, I lied, since I listened to the audio, but I imagine myself holding the book and my hands are shaking because I'm thinking of the world covered in water, even Philadelphia, and I'm wrecked,...

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Shuddering (to the VERY last page) debut! Japanese Steampunk + Talking Thunder Tiger = Awesome!

I can't wait to read what happens next. What an amazing debut. I was literally shaking all the way to the very last page of the epilogue. WOW.

December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Russian Steampunk=Tsarpunk. SHADOW AND BONE is an amazing debut!

This is in my top 5 books of 2012, probably top 2 of the year, also. This was SOOOOO, so good!!

June 15, 2012 (Updated: June 15, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Dual POV Dystopian Beauty and the Beast meets Taming of the Shrew

Moves along well, with great twists, turns and surprises. I loved it, and I am thrilled it's just the first book in a planned trilogy. If you haven't read this one, it's a WORTHY read. So powerfully written!

June 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A powerful, gripping, and unflinchingly honest look at a tough topic

A powerful and gripping story. A Must Read. You'll never be the same after reading this novel. This deserves way more than 5/5 stars. It's so much more than that. Wow.

June 02, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Turns Paranormal on its Ear in a Fun, Sexy Forbidden Romp

I devoured this book in less than 2 days. It was amazing, gripping and FUN! You'll love how tempting this forbidden, paranormal love story is! A must read.

May 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Gripping Contemporary that will Hold You in the Depths to the Last Page

I want to read this book again, to peel back even more layers. It was so wonderful and delicious and powerful. Full. Of. Life.

May 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Murder Mystery Blurring the lines between Contemporary and Paranormal

I can't say enough good things about this book. It's a fantastic and worthy debut by Hathaway. I'm thrilled to know there's more coming from this story, and I can't wait for the next book!! Delicious!

May 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Quick but resonates. A great, romantic read!

I found this story a great and enjoyable read. It reads very fast, and I look forward to seeing anything else Jennifer Smith comes out with. Highly recommended!

May 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beyond Epic, Raises the bar for Sequels in a series: INSURGENT is the one!

I am amazed by how deeply she developed the relationship of Tris and Tobias. Insurgent is masterfully written. You will thoroughly enjoy it.

May 11, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
YA retelling of the Eros/Psyche love story of Greek Myth

I give DESTINED 5 stars and suggest you all add it to your To Read Pile. p.s. I can't wait to see what Jessie comes out with next.

May 11, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Amazing Dystopian Debut

What an amazing debut. I love this book, and can't wait for the next installment, INSURGENT.

May 11, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
2nd Book Better than the First! Amazing!

These are not your everyday characters, and this is not your everyday story. And, where Lyga takes these two is as beautiful and terrible as a phoenix rising from the ashes once again. This was a kick ass read.

May 11, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Comic Books & Goth Meets a new twist on YA Contemp Boy/Girl relationships

AmaZING. And, GOTH GIRL RISING is even better.

May 11, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Book 2 of the Duology. A great bookend to Book 1: THE MOCKINGBIRDS

A brilliant read. Daisy Whitney is a Rockstar, and I can't wait to read her next book, already in the process of publication.

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