Reviews written by Karis Jacobstein

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February 22, 2013
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4.0
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Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Much Better Than I Expected It To Be

When I got the review request for Nobody, I was really excited. I had only ever read one of Jennifer Lynn Barnes's books, Every Other Day, and I LOVED it (read my review HERE). I was super-excited when I received it in the mail, and then I went...

February 22, 2013 (Updated: February 22, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautiful, But Far From Enjoyable

Uses For Boys came as a total shock for me. I've mentioned before that YA Contemporary is not my favorite genre, and although the genre seems to top my annual "Best of" list every year, and although there are several authors of the genre who I call favorites, I...

February 22, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
So Much Love For This Book...

Oh, Claire LaZebnik, I so love the way you write! Each time I read one of your books, I come away with a overall feeling that all is right with the universe, and that true love really does exist. Trust me, THAT is a huge accomplishment, because I...

February 22, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
"Gothic Novel" Defined

If you looked up the definition of "Gothic Novel", you might find a picture of The Madman's Daughter, but while this book may be just that, it is so much more... I will admit that when I decided I was interested in reading this book for review, I had...

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