Reviews written by Jennilyn

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June 07, 2018
Overall rating
 
3.0
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2.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

Writing: The dialogues are mostly street slang but the book is also jazzed with something lyrical here and there. Alliterations: “Because beneath the bravado and bluster...”, “whispering winds”, “grit and glass” Rhymes: “dust and rust”, “stronger together, together, forever” ...

June 06, 2018
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
2.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
The History of Jane Doe by Michael Belanger

I want to love “The History of Jane” because I felt the sincerity of the author to say something about loss, grief, guilt, and mental health, but that earnestness does not quite translate into a story that will make me care about it for a long while. ...

June 06, 2018
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Riss

Looming trepidation I find the Goodreads synopsis somewhat giving away too much plot. Even the first chapter is kinda spoilery. But there is a reason for that. It‘s because “Always Forever Maybe” is not your regular contemporary romantic YA. It’s more of a cautionary tale that not all meet-cutes...

May 11, 2018
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Neanderthal Opens The Door To The Universe by Preston Norton

In a galaxy far, far away, Admiral Ackbar is happily holding an advance copy of “Neanderthal Opens The Door To The Universe” by Preston Norton, exclaiming, “It’s a trap!” A good kind of trap tho ‘coz this book, you guys, is addicting. I started reading and planned on finishing it...

May 07, 2018
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

I had fun meeting both David and Kit and I cannot wait to get the chance to re-read the book again. I guess the core magic of Julie Buxbaum’s books is that they compel you to reading them repeatedly with her effortlessly lovable characters. They have this light and easy...

May 07, 2018
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Review: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

It all began with an email from SN offering guidance to our heroine Jessie Holmes in navigating the jungle that is Wood Valley High School. SN claims that for Jessie this place and these people are all new, but since he has spent all his life there, he is an...

May 07, 2018
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Review: Fatal Throne by Candace Fleming et al.

“Fatal Throne” chronicles the six wives of England’s King Henry VIII. Each queen had a part narrating in first person point of view. Right after each queens’ parts are King Henry’s sort of rebuttal thoughts about each queen. Full disclosure: I didn’t know much about Henry VIII and his...

May 07, 2018
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
2.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Review: The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold

Reading the book is like looking at an abstract painting where I can appreciate the beauty of the art but I can’t exactly pinpoint what I am looking at or what’s the artist trying to convey. It’s trippy with a dose of weird and I was pulled into it page...

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