Reviews written by Jane Gates

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June 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Compelling

I found this to be an easy, thought provoking read. It's a quiet book with a good heart at it's core. It's not particularly fast paced but at the same time I never found it slow. I really enjoyed the author's character development. If you're in a meditative mood then...

June 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Loved this mind bender!

Loved this book. It was an easy, intriguing read with some really good twists. I feel like it's hard to write a review because I don't want to give anything away. The character development was great, the pacing was great, the surprises were great. A definite recommend by me:)...

June 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Good fun

I found the Conspiracy of Us to be really fun. Some of the plot occurrences are a bit too convenient but if you go in prepared to just be entertained and to not nitpick the plot then I think most people will like this one. The pacing is good and...

June 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Pretty Good despite the Gore

I listened to this book as an audio book so that may be influencing my perceptions. While I liked the general plot, the gore really got to me after a while, almost to the point where I couldn't stand it. A couple times I yelled, "stop with all the blood...

June 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Could have been so much more

I love spy stuff and I like it dark and gritty. This was totally the opposite. While the book was well written, I found the plot and characters too fluffy and unspy like. They weren't in any way realistic like Verity in Code Name Verity or Alexandra in They Call...

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
For those who like myth and Japan

I went into this one thinking I was going to love it but I found it kinda flat. For me the romance was a bit flat and the story dragged a bit. The premise is really intriguing but I just think it could have been carried off at a...

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fast Paced Fun

I love travel and love books set in foreign places. Renn did a great job capturing Tokyo in this book. I felt like I was there. The pacing and character development were also great. I fell in love with the protagonist. I flipped the pages fast and I read this...

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Enjoyable!

The premise of this book is very intriguing and I wasn't disappointed by what the author put together! Some of the science bits were a bit hokey and didn't seem very feasible but looking past that, all the characters were interesting and I really liked that she included a bunch...

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not Your Typical Spy Novel

Oh man, I LOVED this. It's so different from a lot of YA spy novels out there. It's a bit darker. You get more into the protagonists head. Lex's life is so complicated and it's really fun joining her as she navigates through it. Tons of twists and turns in...

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Pretty good

I went into this one thinking I was going to LOVE it but in the end I only just liked it. I mostly liked the protagonist but her romantic interest rubbed me the wrong way and the mystery was only so so. I wanted to scream at Nearly to stop...

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Crazy Good!

Man, I ate this book right up! I finished in two days flat. Haas has a very compelling writing style and she handled the intricate plot brilliantly! I recommend this to any fans of mysteries/thrillers. It really grabs you from the start and you really won't know who done it...

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Loved It!

This was a really fun and fast read. I loved how Barnes handled the computer hacking material. She never made it boring and I actually felt like I walked away having learning something. The romance in this book was handled well and I really connected with the main character of...

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Every bit the equal to its predecessor

If you loved Code Name Verity, you'll love Rose Under Fire. It's a worthy follow up in every way. Wein didn't let her readers down with this one! Loved it! Great character development, great pacing. Very intriguing.

June 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Awesome Read

Code Name Verity was extremely compelling. The character development was first rate and the pacing was great! I'd recommend this to just about everybody!

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