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February 21, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Tell Me Three Things

Ever been so consumed with life that when you sit down to do regular things, your life just gets in the way and you can’t concentrate on that TV show or that book? Maybe it’s just not interesting enough to hold your attention? Maybe life is finally better than what’s...

February 09, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Dramatic.

There are so many things in this book that made me angry. But I feel wrong for being angry because the circumstances are less than desirable and they could’ve been prevented and the outcome of this book could have been avoided. But teenagers are stupid and think...

February 01, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Great Hunt

I loved the Sweet series by Wendy Higgins. LOVED. So I knew I needed this book pronto. I’m not familiar with “The Singing Bone”, but now I need to read it to learn more about this tale! For a while there, I felt like...

February 01, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
So cute!

A book about ears? Yes. A book that teaches you about different kind of animal ears? Yes. A book that lets you appreciate your “human” ears? YES! As adorable as it is educational, “What if You Had Animal Ears!?” was an...

January 23, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
PUPPIES AND PIRATES!

Okay, this is incredibly adorable and so creative! I didn’t think a book about dogs could get any more adorable. I WAS WRONG. Puppy pirates, people. THEY’RE REAL. (Get this book for your animal lover/pirate enthusiast child). I’m not much of...

January 20, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
WOOF!

Playful Pets: Woof, is exactly what you’d expect from a book with the word “woof “ in it: Complete adorableness. (and absolute simplicity for a child that would be reading this). Animal facts and animal sounds. This is the exact book I would’ve loved...

January 18, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A thrilling mystery!

Pleasantly surprised and completely caught off guard. Take the Fall isn’t what I was expecting. True friends stab you in the front, right? I started this book hoping for an easy, quick mystery. I’ve been reading a ton of action books and just wanted...

January 12, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
ACTION!

Drama like you’re watching an episode of Days of Our Lives, bloodshed like it’s Game of Thrones. Set back in the day (when there were assassins and horse riding was a top means of transportation), Assassin’s Heart leaves little to be desired. It’s all here. ...

January 04, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Mara's Revenge. On everyone, apparently.

Sidenote to anyone wanting to listen to this on Audiobook, it is voiced by Christy Romano aka Ren Stevens from Even Stevens. And the voice of Kim Possible. And if you’re like me, this was a very distracting detail. I remember reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer...

January 01, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Incredibly beautiful and heartbreaking

Is there any better way to close out one year and begin another than by crying hysterically over characters in a fictional book? No. I can’t think of one. The Good Sister has just set the mood for every other book I will read...

December 17, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
The Death Cure

This is one of those series where you just want it to end. Where it didn't really need to be a series. Things could have been hashed out in the first book, all questions answered fairly quickly. Done. But, alas, that was not...

December 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Mystery of Hollow Places

We've all been there. Lonely and depressed. Pushing our loved ones away. Running from this or that. Depression doesn't care that you have a family. It doesn't care that you have a job. It takes over everything. And some of us come to...

November 18, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Mermaids!

I don't read many books involving mermaids. Not since I was little, anyways. But these mermaids aren't how I remember. They're cruder. Evil. Spooky. More like monsters and less like what Prince Eric might go for. I really liked Monstrous Beauty. ...

November 14, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A must read for everyone!

Once again, the Australian author card is played and it is a hit. But, anything by Melina Marchetta is going to be good. I wish I had read this book sooner. It's an essential coming of age novel. If you're a fan of Sarah Dessen, these are...

November 07, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A beautiful contemporary about forgiveness and acceptance.

I think we all have that one person in our life. The one who is no good for anyone, especially themselves. Self-destructive and self-disciplining. The one that doesn’t try to do better. Just wallows in self-pity and hatred and regret. The...

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