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December 18, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Overall, worth a read, has a very different concept.

Source: St. Martin's via netgalley Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free. ...

November 28, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Nice romance and character growth.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free. Simon Teen sent me Dangerous Lies in the mail, and I...

November 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Liked it but had some issues.

3 stars (liked it) Source: Harper Teen via Edelweiss Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free. ...

October 17, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Twisty, gritty with an unreliable narrator.

3.5 stars (liked it a lot) I wanted to read Placebo Junkies because I am drawn to stories about illness and the idea of putting yourself through medical procedures and taking medicines that can have nasty side effects for cash intrigues me...

July 27, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
I give it 5 stars again. Twilight is my own personal brand of heroin.

Honestly I was a little worried what I would think after so many years and books between me and my first read(s). I gave it five stars then because of how it captured my attention. I was luckily the whole series was out, and I couldn't stop until I read...

June 27, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Enjoyable fantasy, interesting to see how some of the plot lines will pan out.

I wanted to read The Young Elites because I read and loved her Legend series. The premise sounds great, and I have the faith that she can write characters to make me love them, and a plot that is fast paced. ...

June 01, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Fast paced delving back into this beautiful but dangerous island.

I wanted to read Nil Unlocked because I liked the world building and plot for the first, and wanted to get inside the heads of others on the island. For the first I do remember the thing that bothered me was figuring out how the island...

May 29, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Great premise and loved the characters of Emmy and Oliver.

I wanted to read Emmy and Oliver because it sounded like an emotionally charged book, and that is something that I normally gravitate towards. Emmy and Oliver were best friends at a young age, and we do get a...

May 22, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Enjoyed the dystopia, characterization, themes of family and friendship and their growing connection

I wanted to read this one because I have been in a string of contemporaries, and wanted something different. It has been a bit since I read a dystopia, and I have heard great things about this series from a lot of my blogging buddies, so...

April 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Confusing time jumps but good mystery.

3 stars (liked it) I wanted to read Last Promise because I looked Halbrook's other novel and I am drawn to these types of books and subjects. It deals with such hard real life topics and I like when authors address then realistically and give an in...

April 15, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Wonderful start to a new series by a fantasy author I already loved. Surprising turns with great cha

I wanted to read A Court of Thorns and Roses because I enjoyed what I have read of the first series by Maas and I wanted to try this one as well. Maas didn't disappoint. She painted another beautiful world...

March 28, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Emotional journey of Evie, a cancer patient, now cancer free trying to fit back into a life when she

3.5 (liked it a lot) I wanted to read Invincible because I am drawn to stories with illnesses and cancer. I started early in my reading life with Lurlene McDaniel and still seek out books with those types of feels. I have also enjoyed Amy's...

March 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Emotional story that focuses on friendship, family, love and loss.

I wanted to read this because I enjoyed emerys first book. Also books that deal with the aftermath of grief ate speaking to me as is the promise of a sweet and nerdy love interest. I adored that friendship...

March 04, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Fast and emotional look at a teen's homelessness and descent into being pimped out.

3.5 I wanted to read Little Peach because topics like sex trafficking really speaks to me. Women and girls who are taking advantage of are such important topic and fiction like this, with powerful writing and hard-hitting emotions showing how its possible to end...

December 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Great hot start to a series I am excited about.

I wanted to read this one because Jennifer is on my auto- read/buy list. Her sense of humor, addictive writing and swoon worthy guys have won my heart over, and I know that I will get a good one when I open up something she has written. ...

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