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February 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Yay!! We haven't heard the last of Nightshade!!!

When I first opened this book, I had very high expectations for it, because, as you would know if you had read them, the Nightshade series definitely sets the mark. Luckily, Rift does not disappoint. Ember has been under her father's thumb for ever. One day,...

February 22, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Pretty intimidating at first, 578 pages!

"Naughty John, Naughty John, does his work with his apron on. Cuts your throat and takes your bones, sells them off for a couple of stones." Evangeline O'Neill, AKA Evie, is a seventeen year old, rebellious troublemaker. Who is sent away from her home in Ohio to...

February 20, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Creepy and awesome

This is just your average boy meets girl, girl kills people story... Yes, you read right. Girl kills people as in minces them up. It was probably not a good idea to start this book at 10 at night... Cas kills ghosts. He always has, and probably...

February 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
New side of the vampire genre...

This one was definitely a new side of the vampire. It's got everything, nasty humorous jabs, vampires, mystery and zombies. Now, people, let us debate the pros and cons of being a vampire. PROS You can live forever, move really fast...

February 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Interesting, but not as good as I was prepared for

I have always been a sucker for assassin books, and so when this one mentioned assassins, I was like "yes!". Unfortunately, the assassin part is not all that prominent, and pretty much the whole book is spent with one of the main characters regretting his time as an assassin. ...

February 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Awesome version of the afterlife

Level 2 has an awesome idea (as well as a brilliant, bad-ass cover). It's no secret that the afterlife genre is getting a little bit used, but the great thing about this genre is that all the book are so different, because it's not exactly a fixed idea. ...

February 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
EleMental

While this book can get a little strange at some points, and I would have liked more of a backstory, especially on the evil guy, it's still a really good book. Even though this book is set nearly 40 years from now, everything that happens there...

February 01, 2013 (Updated: February 01, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Definitely not your average vampire book!!

Four words. Best. Vampire. Book. Ever. Enough said. But since I want others to read it, I'll keep going. There is no vampire love, no mistake at all that the vampires are anything other than horrible, human-eating monsters. In this world, humans (or hepers) are basically...

February 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Do you really want immortality?

In the remote Amazonian Forest a team of scientists are trying to create a new race of immortal people. Finally, after five generations, they have succeeded in creating Pia who is, as she is constantly reminded, "perfect". Or is she? Pia is now seventeen, living in a glass room in...

January 27, 2013 (Updated: January 27, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Throws you headfirst into the deep end

Defiance is a book that doesn't waste two or three chapters slowly introducing you to the characters, setting, and plot-to-come. From the very beginning, we're right in the middle of all the action. Even though, from the cover, it kind of looks like this book is...

January 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A new kind of mythology...

Quick question: Raise your hand if you know anything about Norse mythology. Anyone? No? Now, raise your hand if you have encountered any books set in Norway. I haven't (well, except for this one) Okay, so the plot is a bit predictable. But the pace is fast...

January 24, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Deals with honest, serious topics but in an amazing way

This is an amazing book about the struggle of two troubled teens trying to put the shattered pieces of their life together and finding true love on the way. Okay, the main characters have truly messed up lives. Echo has horrible scars,...

January 23, 2013 (Updated: January 23, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Aimee has completely butchered and destroyed Greek Mythology

Review in 7 words: This book was confusing and a disappointment. I had quite big expectations for this book, but they weren't met. The characters are disappointing and poorly developed, though readable, I guess. The writing style is not exciting and not really grabbing. Though the plot...

January 22, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Missed the mark just by a little

This book didn't quite pack the emotional punch I was hoping for, but it was a "nearly there" scenario. Although all the revelations in the book are shocking to Maggie, I predicted most of them. But there was something that kept me reading, even though I pretty much had it...

January 22, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
The Gathering Storm

There's something about this setting that is very peaceful, and beautiful. Maybe it's the glittering balls, the royalty, intrigue, murderous vampires, necromancers. Wait, did I just say murderous vampires and necromancers? Yes. Yes I did. Oh. You didn't know? Well, back then Russia was divided into...

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